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Election uncertainty and higher taxes affecting prime London property market
2015-04-22 13:48:27 [Europe]
Higher taxes and election uncertainty have put the brakes on prime London house prices which fell by 0.5% in the first quarter of 2015, new research shows.Read full article: [Election uncertainty and higher taxes affecting prime London property market]
 
London emerging prime property proves robust ahead of election
2015-04-13 12:19:00 [Europe]
Prices in emerging prime property areas in South West London have remained robust in the first quarter of 2015 despite the uncertainties presented by the election, according to a new index.Read full article: [London emerging prime property proves robust ahead of election]
 
Economists forecast property price growth of just 1.5% in UK, fall in London
2015-04-13 09:14:44 [Europe]
UK house prices will grow only by 1.5% in 2015 but they are set to fall by 3.6% in London before growing again but slowly over the next five years, according to economists.
Read full article: [Economists forecast property price growth of just 1.5% in UK, fall in London]
 
South West London likely to see 165,000 new homes with 36,000 by 2020
2015-04-09 11:55:43 [Europe]
Nearly 60% of new housing supply in south west London will be concentrated in Wandsworth, Lambeth and Hammersmith and Fulham local authority areas, according to new research.Read full article: [South West London likely to see 165,000 new homes with 36,000 by 2020]
 
Expansion of London cycle scheme could boost house prices, it is suggested
2015-04-09 08:29:02 [Europe]
The continued expansion of London’s cycle hire scheme will benefit home sellers living near bike docking stations and attract potential buyers to living in previously less well connected areas, it is claimed.Read full article: [Expansion of London cycle scheme could boost house prices, it is suggested]
 
Property prices near London Crossrail stations set to outperform local markets
2015-04-08 08:08:39 [Europe]
On average property prices within a 10 or 15 minute walk from the new Crossrail stations in and around London have already outperformed prices in the wider area by some 5%, new research shows.Read full article: [Property prices near London Crossrail stations set to outperform local markets]
 
Prime central London rental values up for third month in a row
2015-04-07 15:10:36 [Europe]
Rental values in the prime central London rose by 0.2% for the third consecutive month in March, pushing annual growth to 4%, the highest rate in more than three years.Read full article: [Prime central London rental values up for third month in a row]
 
Demand for homes in central London property market picks up
2015-04-07 07:49:15 [Europe]
Buyer demand in the residential real estate market in central London picked up during the early months of 2015, according to a new report.Read full article: [Demand for homes in central London property market picks up]
 
Most property hotspots in UK are in London
2015-04-03 09:09:14 [Europe]
Nine out of 10 property hotspots in the UK are in London with Sutton named in the latest index that monitors the number of properties sold in comparison to those on sale.
Read full article: [Most property hotspots in UK are in London]
 
Planning permission in London too low to meet new housing targets
2015-04-02 10:13:42 [Europe]
The current rate of planning permissions in London mean that just two thirds of the target number of homes that government officials say are needed will actually be built, according to new research.
 
Read full article: [Planning permission in London too low to meet new housing targets]
 
Prime property market in south west London less volatile, research suggests
2015-04-01 09:21:17 [Europe]
The prime south west London property market has change dramatically from a year ago with more domestic buyers and homes taking longer to sell, new research suggests.Read full article: [Prime property market in south west London less volatile, research suggests]
 
New accreditation standard for London lettings hailed a success
2015-03-26 11:09:08 [Europe]
More than 115,000 rented homes across London are now badged under the Mayor's Rental Standard accreditation system launched last year to improve the experience of landlords and tenants.Read full article: [New accreditation standard for London lettings hailed a success]
 
Higher taxes and election uncertainty put brakes on prime London house prices
2015-03-26 09:31:13 [Europe]
Prices in the prime property market in London fell marginally in the first quarter of 2015, confirming concerns that higher taxes and pre-election qualms are affecting the sector.Read full article: [Higher taxes and election uncertainty put brakes on prime London house prices]
 
UK house price growth pauses, latest index shows
2015-03-23 11:05:10 [Europe]
Average UK property prices have increased by 6.8% year on year but the growth has paused with values obtained flat lining so far this year.Read full article: [UK house price growth pauses, latest index shows]
 
Seven out of 12 UK regions see rental growth, but not London
2015-03-23 10:12:24 [Europe]
After a period of rent price rises in London outstripping the rest of the UK, the disparity between the growth rate of the London and nationwide rental markets is beginning to narrow, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Seven out of 12 UK regions see rental growth, but not London]
 
Demand for property in City of London pushes up home prices
2015-03-20 08:54:23 [Europe]
The City of London and its surrounds are now firmly part of the prime central London residential property market as increased job creation, coupled with strong buyer demand, has underpinned property price growth.Read full article: [Demand for property in City of London pushes up home prices]
 
New UK housing zones widely welcomed
2015-03-19 11:00:29 [Europe]
Twenty areas across the UK have been selected as the country’s first Housing Zones amid a pledge to build hundreds of thousands of new homes in the next five years, including more affordable properties.Read full article: [New UK housing zones widely welcomed]
 
Outer London prime property becoming attractive to buy to let investors
2015-03-11 07:02:32 [Europe]
UK buy to let buyers are taking advantage of attractive mortgage rates and a thriving prime property market in outer London, especially new build schemes, it is claimed.Read full article: [Outer London prime property becoming attractive to buy to let investors]
 
Middle East property investment still strong despite drop in oil prices
2015-03-10 21:58:58 [Global News]
Middle Eastern investors’ have sustained their appetite for global property assets, particularly in London, despite lower oil prices, according to a new report.Read full article: [Middle East property investment still strong despite drop in oil prices]
 
Sales transactions down while lettings thrive in prime London property market
2015-03-10 08:11:42 [Europe]
Sales in London’s prime property market have continued to fall for the second month in a row in 2015, with transactions down 22% year on year.Read full article: [Sales transactions down while lettings thrive in prime London property market]
 
Prime property prices in central London rise for first time in five months
2015-03-05 10:46:42 [Europe]
Prices in prime central London rose for the first time in five months in February, boosted by price growth in markets with a higher proportion of properties that would not be subject to a proposed mansion tax.
Read full article: [Prime property prices in central London rise for first time in five months]
 
Londoners set to cash in on short term rental law change
2015-03-03 15:46:42 [Europe]
With the Deregulation Bill currently working its way through the UK parliamentary system, a new analysis shows that London homeowners could earn thousands by renting out spare rooms in their homes.Read full article: [Londoners set to cash in on short term rental law change]
 
House purchase lending in London slowed in fourth quarter, says CML
2015-02-26 10:55:18 [Europe]
Greater London saw a decline in the level of house purchase and remortgage lending both year on year and quarter on quarter at the end of 2014, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [House purchase lending in London slowed in fourth quarter, says CML]
 
Weaker demand from overseas buyers hits London prime property market
2015-02-26 09:19:30 [Europe]
Prime property prices in London fell by 4.3% in the last quarter of 2014 due to weaker demand from international buyers, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Weaker demand from overseas buyers hits London prime property market]
 
Plans for over 400,000 new homes in London announced
2015-02-23 10:30:57 [Europe]
The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has set out plans to help London meet its need for over 400,000 homes, including the establishment of a London Land Commission.Read full article: [Plans for over 400,000 new homes in London announced]
 
Affordability could put brakes on house price growth in London
2015-02-13 07:22:38 [Europe]
Affordability constraints will limit house price growth in mainstream London over the next five years, according to a new analysis report.Read full article: [Affordability could put brakes on house price growth in London]
 
London mayor reveals plans for 26,500 new homes along the Thames
2015-02-12 09:33:38 [Europe]
A blueprint for creating thousands of new homes along the River Thames has been published by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.Read full article: [London mayor reveals plans for 26,500 new homes along the Thames]
 
Central London property prices still falling, latest index shows
2015-02-09 11:27:19 [Europe]
Further evidence is emerging that the central London housing market bubble has burst and price falls are spreading throughout the rest of Greater London, the latest index suggests.Read full article: [Central London property prices still falling, latest index shows]
 
Prime central London transactions slowing but prices remain stable
2015-02-05 10:02:31 [Europe]
The introduction of a new stamp duty propertytax structure in December, the forthcoming general election and the spectre of a mansion tax have created a level of uncertainty within the UK’s prime property market, it is claimed.Read full article: [Prime central London transactions slowing but prices remain stable]
 
US and Chinese set to dominate London commercial property market in 2015
2015-02-04 06:42:10 [Europe]
Chinese and US money is set to dominate London’s commercial property market in 2015 after Chinese investors accounted for more inward investment in 2014 than all European buyers collectively.Read full article: [US and Chinese set to dominate London commercial property market in 2015]
 
London saw massive 16.3% rise in house prices in 2014, official data shows
2015-01-29 10:27:03 [Europe]
Average house prices in England and Wales grew by 7% in 2014 with London seeing a rise of 16.3%, the latest land registry figures show.Read full article: [London saw massive 16.3% rise in house prices in 2014, official data shows]
 
Massive London regeneration plan to include 24,000 new homes
2015-01-29 09:39:42 [Europe]
One of the largest regeneration schemes in London for decades has taken a further step forward and received the seal of approval from the UK government, it has been announced.Read full article: [Massive London regeneration plan to include 24,000 new homes]
 
Average prime property prices in London up £260 a day in 2014
2015-01-26 10:18:29 [Europe]
Average prime London property values rose by £260 a day over last year, and Balham saw the biggest leap as prices jump by 21% over the 12 months period, new data shows.Read full article: [Average prime property prices in London up £260 a day in 2014]
 
Demand for prime rental properties in London set to continue in 2015
2015-01-23 15:57:45 [Europe]
The strengthening London economy and the continued expansion of sectors such as technology and telecommunications will underpin demand for prime rental property in London, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Demand for prime rental properties in London set to continue in 2015]
 
Investment in London commercial property market close to last peak in 2007
2015-01-21 07:15:55 [Europe]
Investment in central London’s commercial property market reached £20.5 billion in 2014, marginally below the last investment peak in 2007 when £20.6 billion was traded, a new report shows.Read full article: [Investment in London commercial property market close to last peak in 2007]
 
Cost of building has increased significantly in London, new global study shows
2015-01-15 15:02:48 [Global News]
The average cost of construction in central London is now higher than Switzerland, the most expensive country in the world to build, according to a new international costs report.Read full article: [Cost of building has increased significantly in London, new global study shows]
 
London Mayor announces new £10 million loan for affordable housing in London
2015-01-14 01:25:25 [Europe]
The Mayor of London is forming a partnership with Big Issue Invest to renovate empty properties into much needed new affordable homes in the UK’s capital city.
Read full article: [London Mayor announces new £10 million loan for affordable housing in London]
 
Residential rents in prime central London rising again
2015-01-12 13:52:18 [Europe]
After months of decline, rents in prime central London have begun to climb upwards again, according to new research.Read full article: [Residential rents in prime central London rising again]
 
New UK stamp duty rates subdue sentiment in high value home markets
2015-01-07 16:47:27 [Europe]
Prime London house prices rose by an average of 2.6% in 2014, but for the first time since the credit crunch the UK’s prime regional markets marginally outperformed the capital with growth averaging 3.2%.
Read full article: [New UK stamp duty rates subdue sentiment in high value home markets]
 
Funding boost for affordable new homes in London
2015-01-06 10:35:08 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has announced his intention for millions of pounds of funding for two new schemes to help Londoners into affordable home ownership and accelerate the delivery of new homes.Read full article: [Funding boost for affordable new homes in London]
 
Report reveals key sites in London that could realise at least 100,000 new homes
2015-01-02 12:36:54 [Europe]
At least 100,000 homes could be built on public land in London but sites will need co-ordinated planning to maximise delivery, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Report reveals key sites in London that could realise at least 100,000 new homes]
 
Special development corporation set up for strategic west London site
2014-12-31 10:34:50 [Europe]
Plans for a major development in West London with up to 24,000 new homes have moved another step closer with the creation of a development corporation at a time when the city needs new housing.Read full article: [Special development corporation set up for strategic west London site]
 
Greenwich in London sees largest house price growth in last 12 months
2014-12-29 09:09:22 [Europe]
The London Borough of Greenwich recorded the biggest rise in house prices among major UK towns and cities over the past year, according to new research.Read full article: [Greenwich in London sees largest house price growth in last 12 months]
 
London commercial property market expected to see strongest rental growth in 2015
2014-12-26 09:57:53 [Europe]
London’s commercial property market experienced the strongest rental growth in 2014 and is expected it to stay in the lead over the next 12 months, according to a new outlook report.Read full article: [London commercial property market expected to see strongest rental growth in 2015]
 
Property price growth in London now behind five other UK cities
2014-12-19 12:33:18 [Europe]
Property growth in London now lags behind five other UK cities as the capital’s house price growth has dropped by two thirds in just three months.Read full article: [Property price growth in London now behind five other UK cities]
 
A year of two halves for the prime central London lettings market
2014-12-18 12:43:12 [Europe]
It has been a year of two halves in the lettings market in prime central London with the supply and demand pendulum swinging towards supply in the latter half of the year, according to a new report.Read full article: [A year of two halves for the prime central London lettings market]
 
Major new development announced for London’s Canary Wharf
2014-12-10 17:23:53 [Europe]
Plans to create a new waterside community on the eastern edge of Canary Wharf in London with up to 3,610 homes and more than 17,000 jobs have been approved by the Mayor of London.Read full article: [Major new development announced for London’s Canary Wharf]
 
International demand for prime central London property remains strong
2014-12-05 07:54:01 [Europe]
While much has been written about the UK 2015 general election causing uncertainty in the central London prime property market, international demand remains strong, it is claimed.Read full article: [International demand for prime central London property remains strong]
 
Political uncertainty over 2015 election hits central London prime property market
2014-12-01 13:21:06 [Europe]
Demand in the prime central London residential property market has become more restrained against a backdrop of heightened uncertainty due to next year’s general election, according to a new analysis.
Read full article: [Political uncertainty over 2015 election hits central London prime property market]
 
Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows
2014-11-27 09:24:45 [Europe]
More mortgages were completed and a higher amount borrowed in Greater London in the third quarter of this year than in any quarter since 2007, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage lenders.Read full article: [Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows]
 



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