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News related to london

Prime central London experiencing shortage of three bed homes to rent
2014-10-28 08:52:20 [Europe]
As the lettings market in the capital continues to thrive, one leading national estate agent is experiencing a shortage of rental properties available, particularly for three bedroom homes which are in high demand.Read full article: [Prime central London experiencing shortage of three bed homes to rent]
 
African lion starting to roar louder than the Russian bear in prime London market
2014-10-27 09:02:33 [Europe]
The Russian bear is roaring less now in the prime London property market as the African lion takes over with rich Africans spending over £600 million on real estate over the last three years.Read full article: [African lion starting to roar louder than the Russian bear in prime London market]
 
Calls for key business districts in London to retain their office space
2014-10-15 15:55:39 [Europe]
The Mayor of London is bidding to preserve city’s key business districts by urging the government to reconsider proposals that could see valuable office space in the capital turned into homes.Read full article: [Calls for key business districts in London to retain their office space]
 
Third of new homes in London in next five years set to be in the east
2014-10-14 07:45:07 [Europe]
Almost a third of all new homes planned for London over the next five years will be concentrated east of the city’s financial district, a new analysis shows.Read full article: [Third of new homes in London in next five years set to be in the east]
 
Mayor concerned about number of tall buildings on London site
2014-10-06 07:33:50 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has intervened in the proposed redevelopment of a site on the Isle of Dogs following concern that too many tall buildings are being proposed without an overall vision for the area.
Read full article: [Mayor concerned about number of tall buildings on London site]
 
Prices of most expensive properties in London plummeting, new data suggests
2014-10-02 11:03:09 [Europe]
House prices in London's most expensive areas are plummeting, sparking fears of a domino effect of house price falls across the UK, it is claimed.Read full article: [Prices of most expensive properties in London plummeting, new data suggests]
 
Prime house price growth in London slows as buyers lack urgency
2014-09-30 13:05:58 [Europe]
Price growth in London’s prime residential markets has continued to slow over the past three months as buyers are in less of a rush, new research suggests.Read full article: [Prime house price growth in London slows as buyers lack urgency]
 
London’s Midtown saw highest levels of commercial rental growth in first half of year
2014-09-29 16:49:05 [Europe]
Midtown experienced the highest levels of rental growth of any central London office market in the first half of 2014, according to new research by IPD and Farebrother.Read full article: [London’s Midtown saw highest levels of commercial rental growth in first half of year]
 
London’s Mayfair once again becoming top prime market
2014-09-26 16:26:43 [Europe]
Mayfair has not always justified its status as the premier address on the London Monopoly board but it is now on track to be a prestigious location again.
Read full article: [London’s Mayfair once again becoming top prime market]
 
Bidders announced for new fast track housing developments in London
2014-09-24 12:57:57 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has selected preferred bidders for two sites owned by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to fast track the creation of more than 1,200 new high quality homes.Read full article: [Bidders announced for new fast track housing developments in London]
 
Activity in prime central London property market stable, says latest monthly report
2014-09-11 15:36:07 [Europe]
Activity across all prime price ranges in central London are stable although sales at the top end of the market are down, according to the latest estate agent research.Read full article: [Activity in prime central London property market stable, says latest monthly report]
 
Over a third of British property value is found in London
2014-09-04 09:52:21 [Europe]
London makes up 35% of Britain’s property wealth in 2014 and is set to reach 40% of property value by 2017, according to new research.Read full article: [Over a third of British property value is found in London]
 
City of London becoming a hub for luxury new homes, research suggests
2014-09-02 11:38:05 [Europe]
High end residential development and values in the City of London are booming and catching up with the West End but Docklands is lagging behind, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [City of London becoming a hub for luxury new homes, research suggests]
 
Changing households in London see housing values grow in east of city
2014-09-01 08:31:12 [Europe]
The total value of residential property in eastern boroughs of central London has grown faster than any other area of the capital, according to new research.Read full article: [Changing households in London see housing values grow in east of city]
 
First time buyers in Greater London borrow 27% quarter on quarter
2014-08-27 13:52:19 [Europe]
First time buyers in Greater London borrowed 27% more in the second quarter of this year than they did a year ago, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [First time buyers in Greater London borrow 27% quarter on quarter]
 
Londoners will pay an extra £42,000 to live near a tube or rail station
2014-08-22 08:15:46 [Europe]
London home buyers are willing to pay a substantial premium to live near a tube or train station with homes within 500 meters commanding some £42,000 more compared to one 1,500 meters away.Read full article: [Londoners will pay an extra £42,000 to live near a tube or rail station]
 
Opponents hit out at plans to drop short letting planning permission in central London
2014-08-21 08:08:37 [Europe]
Government plans to drop planning permission currently required for residential short lets is raising concern among politicans, property professionals and residents in a central London borough.Read full article: [Opponents hit out at plans to drop short letting planning permission in central London]
 
Supply and demand creating rent fluctuations in prime London market
2014-08-19 09:41:29 [Europe]
A shift in supply and demand in the London prime property rental market is resulting in marked variations depending on location.Read full article: [Supply and demand creating rent fluctuations in prime London market]
 
Forthcoming UK election already affecting central London prime property as sales fall
2014-08-08 16:17:12 [Europe]
There are signs of uncertainty in central London’s prime property market but the outlook for residential prices is still good.Read full article: [Forthcoming UK election already affecting central London prime property as sales fall]
 
Strengthening economy and jobs market boost prime lettings in London
2014-08-06 15:24:43 [Europe]
A strengthening UK economy and more buoyant employment market has translated to a pick up in the prime lettings market in London in the first half of 2014.Read full article: [Strengthening economy and jobs market boost prime lettings in London]
 
Another half billion pounds allocated for new affordable homes in London
2014-08-05 11:47:34 [Europe]
Almost half a billion pounds is being allocated to build thousands of new affordable homes in London, mayor Boris Johnson has announced.Read full article: [Another half billion pounds allocated for new affordable homes in London]
 
Strengthening economy and jobs market boost prime lettings in London
2014-08-04 11:34:49 [Europe]
A strengthening UK economy and more buoyant employment market has translated to a pick up in the prime lettings market in London in the first half of 2014.Read full article: [Strengthening economy and jobs market boost prime lettings in London]
 
Top end property in London now more of a buyer’s market
2014-08-04 07:58:14 [Europe]
The demand for London property has meant that it has been deemed a sellers’ market in recent years, however, this is changing for property priced £2 million and above, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Top end property in London now more of a buyer’s market]
 
Olympic Games have boosted property prices in East London
2014-08-01 09:51:53 [Europe]
The 2012 Olympic Games seem to have boosted property in the East of London with new data showing that Olympic Park house prices have grown by over 60%, or £1,200 every month since July 2005 when the Games were awarded.Read full article: [Olympic Games have boosted property prices in East London]
 
Average prime London rents back to peak levels
2014-07-31 12:58:43 [Europe]
Average rents in the prime London market are back to peak levels but growth in the city is not uniform with levels in the east leading the growth, according to new researchRead full article: [Average prime London rents back to peak levels]
 
London’s gherkin on the market for £650 million
2014-07-30 14:32:01 [Europe]
One of London’s most iconic buildings, The Gherkin, in the heart of the city’s financial district has been put up for sale.Read full article: [London’s gherkin on the market for £650 million]
 
UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing
2014-07-30 11:41:23 [Europe]
The UK, excluding London, has seen new buyer registrations rise 21% annually, while new property instructions are up by just 2%, according to new research.Read full article: [UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing]
 
London to get the UK’s first floating village
2014-07-30 08:43:19 [Europe]
Plans to build Britain's first floating village at London's Royal Docks has moved a step closer after the Mayor of London Johnson, revealed that Carillion Igloo Genesis had won the competition to design and build it.
Read full article: [London to get the UK’s first floating village]
 
Property price growth in prime central London slows to 2.5%
2014-07-29 09:11:05 [Europe]
Property prices growth in the prime central London market slowed to just 2.5% in the first six months of this year and values now appear to have now plateaued having risen by just 0.4% in the second quarter of the year.Read full article: [Property price growth in prime central London slows to 2.5%]
 
Prime central London market sees sales fall 45% since last year
2014-07-16 08:38:27 [Europe]
House sales transaction levels in central London’s prime property market are down 45% compared to June 2013, according to a new report.Read full article: [Prime central London market sees sales fall 45% since last year]
 
Further signs that prime property market in London is slowing
2014-07-08 17:36:52 [Europe]
There are further signs that the central London prime property market is slowing with the latest report from agents showing viewings and registrations falling.Read full article: [Further signs that prime property market in London is slowing]
 
Number of overseas investment buyers in London overestimated, new research suggests
2014-07-03 16:33:21 [Europe]
Overseas investors buying property in London to let out rather than live in only account for an estimated 7% of all greater London residential transactions, new research shows.Read full article: [Number of overseas investment buyers in London overestimated, new research suggests]
 
London Mayor launches new planning guidance
2014-07-02 15:36:12 [Europe]
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has published detailed planning guidance to ensure that future developments enhance the rich character of the city.Read full article: [London Mayor launches new planning guidance]
 
Rental growth in prime markets of Nairobi and Dubai outpacing London and HK
2014-07-02 12:43:03 [Global News]
Prime residential rental growth in emerging markets such as Nairobi and Dubai continues to outpace that of the traditional financial centres of London and Hong Kong.Read full article: [Rental growth in prime markets of Nairobi and Dubai outpacing London and HK]
 
Demand strong for prime property in key London areas, but must be priced to sell
2014-07-01 14:10:33 [Europe]
Despite mixed messages on the health of the housing market in London, demand for property in key locations in Notting Hill, Holland Park and Kensington remains strong. Read full article: [Demand strong for prime property in key London areas, but must be priced to sell]
 
Kensington and Chelsea most expensive location in the UK
2014-06-30 08:31:00 [Europe]
Areas in London and the South East are continuing to dominate the UK’s list of most expensive places for property on a per square metre basis, new research shows.
Read full article: [Kensington and Chelsea most expensive location in the UK]
 
Prime London property prices slow to 1.1% growth in second quarter of 2014
2014-06-26 15:49:55 [Europe]
Prime London property values rose by an average of just 1.1% in the second quarter of 2014, bringing year to date growth down to 4.9%, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Prime London property prices slow to 1.1% growth in second quarter of 2014]
 
New research shows how London property prices have soared
2014-06-24 07:53:30 [Europe]
New research highlights the disproportionate growth in the London housing market when compared to the rest of the UK since the last general election in May 2010.Read full article: [New research shows how London property prices have soared]
 
Property supply in London down 9.5% in May, latest index shows
2014-06-20 13:23:24 [Europe]
A surge in supply and fall in the number of new buyers in the London property market is putting the brakes on the city’s residential real estate growth.Read full article: [Property supply in London down 9.5% in May, latest index shows]
 
New powers for Mayor of London to drive through 50,000 new homes
2014-06-18 09:35:44 [Europe]
With the need for housing particularly acute in and around London, ministers have outlined plans to give the Mayor greater powers to deliver new homes.Read full article: [New powers for Mayor of London to drive through 50,000 new homes]
 
Prime property lettings market in London sees growth in first quarter of 2014
2014-06-17 12:07:59 [Europe]
London's prime residential lettings market witnessed an increase in activity in the first quarter of the year with agreed lets 6.2% higher and newly registered applicants up by 7.7% compared to the same period in 2013.Read full article: [Prime property lettings market in London sees growth in first quarter of 2014]
 
UK govt to fast track brown field site planning for new homes
2014-06-16 14:30:30 [Europe]
Thousands of new homes will be built on unused and previously developed land in the UK under radical new plans to make it easier to use brownfield sites.Read full article: [UK govt to fast track brown field site planning for new homes]
 
IMLA warns against sudden interest rate hike as UK mortgage market slows
2014-06-16 08:21:26 [Europe]
The UK is experiencing a mismatch in housing and mortgage activity and the Bank of England should be cautious about raising interest rates, it is claimed.Read full article: [IMLA warns against sudden interest rate hike as UK mortgage market slows]
 
UK property industry hits out at call for mortgages to be restricted
2014-06-12 11:12:58 [Europe]
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has stepped in the housing price debate by calling for action to be taken to stop a property boom which he claims is getting out of control in parts of the UK.
Read full article: [UK property industry hits out at call for mortgages to be restricted]
 
More British buyers entering the London prime property market, research suggests
2014-06-11 08:49:21 [Europe]
Fewer rich foreign buyers are seeking to invest in safe haven properties in London with the latest analysis showing a rise in British buyers for prime real estate in the centre of the city.
Read full article: [More British buyers entering the London prime property market, research suggests]
 
Corporate rental market changing to suit expat work patterns
2014-06-09 20:18:55 [Global News]
As companies look to expand their global operations into emerging markets and strengthen their foothold in existing locations, the corporate rental market is changing, especially in major cities.Read full article: [Corporate rental market changing to suit expat work patterns]
 
40 year old law to change to allow London home owners to let short term
2014-06-09 16:52:31 [Europe]
New measures are to be introduced that will end outdated rules from the 1970s preventing London residents from renting out their own homes on a short term basis to visitors.Read full article: [40 year old law to change to allow London home owners to let short term]
 
Lack of new homes being built in London becoming critical says new report
2014-06-06 15:43:17 [Europe]
The housing shortage in London is reaching critical levels as house building fails to keep pace with population growth and wages lag behind housing costs, according to a new report.Read full article: [Lack of new homes being built in London becoming critical says new report]
 
Prime property market in London has plateaued as prices stabilise, it is claimed
2014-06-04 08:06:33 [Europe]
The prime property sector in London has reached the top of the market with prices stabilising and the number of registered buyers falling, according to the latest report from agents Marsh & Parsons.Read full article: [Prime property market in London has plateaued as prices stabilise, it is claimed]
 
London’s first ever private rental standard scheme launched
2014-06-02 12:57:32 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has launched the first ever rental standard, a city wide badge of accreditation, to help millions of Londoners rent with confidence, and to give the city's 300,000 landlords peace of mind.Read full article: [London’s first ever private rental standard scheme launched]
 



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