Property

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MoD seeks to buy back 38,000 homes leased from billionaire
Guy Hands and Annington Homes, rather than taxpayers, benefited from soaring UK property market after 1996 privatisation

Julia Kollewe

27, Jan, 2022 @3:39 PM

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Large investors drive up house prices in Europe’s cities, study finds
Housing is increasingly attractive asset for institutional investors due to near zero interest rates

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

27, Jan, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Private rents in Britain rise at fastest rate on record
London rents hit record high due to workplace return and overseas students on hunt for housing

Rupert Jones

27, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Exposing the big lie behind help to buy
Letters: The Tory belief that private home ownership can solve the housing crisis is deeply flawed, writes Mike Lambert, while Bernie Evans calls for more help for private sector tenants. Plus views from both sides of the buy-to-let debate

Letters

26, Jan, 2022 @6:04 PM

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Should I buy a house within budget or stretch myself for a long-term place?
I am a first-time buyer and currently renting but my savings are not keeping up with prices

Virginia Wallis

24, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Even pricey city-centre flats help everyone move up the property ladder | Torsten Bell
Such developments are aimed at the wealthy, but buyers trigger a chain that lends a hand to those on much lower incomes

Torsten Bell

23, Jan, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Build to rent’s glitzy goldrush raises fears for social housing
Banks, private equity and high-street names like John Lewis are piling in to the sector, but will the poor be priced out?

Georgina Quach

22, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Average UK first-time buyer is now older than 30, says Halifax
Average age is highest in London, at 33, as numbers rise at record rate despite surging house prices

Richard Partington

22, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Can I get a loan to renovate a cottage in my parents’ garden?
A reader asks if they can register such a property as a separate dwelling

Virginia Wallis

17, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Government’s proposals build further cladding confusion | Letter
Letter: Charles Thomson says Michael Gove’s plans throw up more questions than answers and are a recipe for bankruptcy and endless litigation

13, Jan, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Persimmon reports bumper year amid UK housing market boom
Housebuilder reports weekly sales up 20% on pre-Covid levels

Mark Sweney

13, Jan, 2022 @10:53 AM

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Savills buoyed by surge in sales of £1m-plus homes in countryside
London-based estate agent raises profit forecasts amid Covid ‘race for space’ and warehouse boom

Julia Kollewe

12, Jan, 2022 @1:48 PM

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