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How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market
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How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market

Treasury braced to take major hit as house prices tumble and sales dry up
2 Apr 2020
Tories spend more on London than the rest of England
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Tories spend more on London than the rest of England

New findings will likely be a blow to Boris Johnson’s plans to ‘level up’ the UK economy
6 Mar 2020
The statistics behind the UK’s housing crisis
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The statistics behind the UK’s housing crisis

Government fails to build any of the 200,000 new starter homes it pledged in 2014
5 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’
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Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 28 October
28 Oct 2019
Why are so many young adults living with their parents?
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Why are so many young adults living with their parents?

A million more 20 to 34-year-olds are staying at home longer
8 Aug 2019
UK to get its first ‘flat-pack’ homes
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UK to get its first ‘flat-pack’ homes

Deal with local council could provide a radical blueprint to solve Britain’s housing crisis
27 Jun 2019
Could Grenfell happen again?
The City of London skyline seen behind the remains of Grenfell Tower
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Could Grenfell happen again?

More than 300 buildings in England remain wrapped in flammable cladding, new figures show
14 Jun 2019
Help to Buy: has the scheme been a failure?
Property London
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Help to Buy: has the scheme been a failure?

Spending watchdog finds the programme has pushed up property prices and handed cash to the relatively wealthy
13 Jun 2019
Sir Roger Scruton: No. 10 adviser sacked over race comments
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Sir Roger Scruton: No. 10 adviser sacked over race comments

Philosopher loses government role over ‘deeply offensive’ views on George Soros, Islam and the Chinese
11 Apr 2019
Should housing be nationalised?
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Should housing be nationalised?

Amid a nationwide housing crisis, radical solutions are starting to emerge
7 Mar 2019
The pros and cons of rent controls in London
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The pros and cons of rent controls in London

Mayor Sadiq Khan reportedly considering rule changes aimed at bolstering private renters’ rights
10 Dec 2018
British children facing Christmas homeless crisis
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British children facing Christmas homeless crisis

At least 130,000 youngsters will be living in temporary accommodation this festive season, a rise of 59% in five years
6 Dec 2018
Why houses are taking longer to sell
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Why houses are taking longer to sell

Average UK property now sits on market for more than three months
16 Nov 2018
London house prices: record £80m mortgage taken out on flat
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London house prices: record £80m mortgage taken out on flat

Billionaire Nick Candy secures huge loan to refinance £160m Knightsbridge apartment
10 Oct 2018
Will tenants’ rights reforms curb rogue landlords?
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Will tenants’ rights reforms curb rogue landlords?

Critics say ‘pitiful’ government green paper fails to address lack of supply
14 Aug 2018
Why England’s green belt is disappearing
Green belt, housing
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Why England’s green belt is disappearing

Housing applications for protected areas hits record 460,000 following relaxation of planning laws
6 Aug 2018
Rightmove sorry for ‘sex for rent’ ad for Birmingham house
House prices
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Rightmove sorry for ‘sex for rent’ ad for Birmingham house

Property website said the advert had been removed as soon as the company was aware of it
27 Jul 2018
Freehold purchase: how reforms would cut huge costs
Houses for sale
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Freehold purchase: how reforms would cut huge costs

The Law Commission is pushing to make it easier for leaseholders to buy the freehold of their property
19 Jul 2018
New house-building slows by 8% despite government target
Construction
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New house-building slows by 8% despite government target

Public demand for new-build homes seems to be in decline
29 Jun 2018
Why people are less likely to move home now than the 1970s
Houses for sale
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Why people are less likely to move home now than the 1970s

New study points to ageing population and changes to the UK housing market
4 May 2018
Would millennials accept ‘flats the size of a hotel room’?
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Would millennials accept ‘flats the size of a hotel room’?

Twitter hits back at suggestion that minimum floorspace limits should be scrapped to ease London housing criis
26 Apr 2018
One in three millennials will never own a house
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One in three millennials will never own a house

New analysis suggests ‘cradle to grave’ renting may become the new normal
17 Apr 2018
Government U-turn on axing housing benefit for young people
Esther McVey
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Government U-turn on axing housing benefit for young people

Policy reversal follows outcry from homelessness charities
29 Mar 2018
Housing crisis could be ‘iceberg’ that sinks Tories
Housing
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Housing crisis could be ‘iceberg’ that sinks Tories

Conservative MP Nick Boles urges PM to build more houses before next election or face backlash
16 Feb 2018
British residents to be given 'first dibs' on London homes
Sadiq Khan
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British residents to be given 'first dibs' on London homes

London mayor plans to restrict foreign ownership as thousands of properties sit empty
1 Feb 2018
Will buy-to-let crackdown actually harm renters?
Half of all landlords are planning to raise rents this year
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Will buy-to-let crackdown actually harm renters?

Many landlords plan to sell up when tough new legislation takes effect, but who gains?
12 Jan 2018
Budget 2017: stamp duty tax cut will ‘drive up prices’
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Budget 2017: stamp duty tax cut will ‘drive up prices’

Budget watchdog says Chancellor's plan to help first-time buyers will mainly benefit existing homeowners
23 Nov 2017
Homelessness to rise 76 per cent by 2027, warns charity
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Homelessness to rise 76 per cent by 2027, warns charity

Crisis tells government to end rough sleeping or face stark consequences
10 Aug 2017
Three suggestions to solve the housing shortage
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Three suggestions to solve the housing shortage

The MoD is sitting on redundant military bases ripe for house building
6 Sep 2011
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