housing

UK House Price Index: falling property prices in London offer an opportunity for buyers

While average UK house prices have gone up by 1.4% in the year to March 2019, up from 1% last month, London homeowners have seen house prices fall by 1.9%, according to the UK House Price Index for March 2019. 

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Home buyer awarded £50,000 after surveyor fails to spot Japanese knotweed

A court has awarded a homeowner £50,000 after a surveyor failed to mention knotweed growing in the garden of his ground floor flat in Highgate, north London.

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Tesco Bank pulls out of "challenging" mortgage market

Tesco Bank is exiting the highly competitive UK mortgage market, blaming “challenging” market conditions.

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Regional house prices defy Brexit uncertainty to hit record highs, but London market remains stagnant

Regional house price growth is defying Brexit uncertainty, but property prices in London continue to drop, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

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Reports of weak housing market exaggerated as average UK property snapped up in 56 days

Reports of a subdued property market may be exaggerated with properties in Britain selling on average in just 56 days or in just 27 days in some areas of Scotland, according to new research by Zoopla.

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UK house price growth remains subdued in April as first-time buyer mortgages approach pre-crisis levels

UK house price growth rose slightly last month but the market still remains subdued, new figures show.

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Castle raffle competition reprimanded for not awarding house prize

The advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has admonished a homeowner who attempted to raffle her house, for giving out a prize of inferior value.

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Brexit-weary London drags down UK house price growth

Annual house price growth in the first quarter of 2019 stood at just 0.4%, according to the latest house price index figures from Nationwide – way below the annual growth rate of 2.5% seen at the same point in 2018.

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'No-fault' evictions to be banned in shake up of housing rental sector

Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new proposals from the government.

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UK house prices fall by over £3,000 in March after last month's surprise surge

UK house prices fell by over £3,000 in March as the market corrected itself, following February’s surge in growth, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

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