Agency sales figures and data from the Registers of Scotland show a surge in the value of property sold north of the border so far this year, but with a dip in transaction volumes.
Registers of Scotland says the average house price from January to the end of March was £173,830, the highest figure recorded for any quarter since RoS began compiling quarterly statistics in 2003.
This represented a 13.3 per cent rise in prices in the fourth quarter of 2014-15.
Only 0.1% of homes in London and fewer than one in five across England are affordable for the average young family, according to Shelter
Average farmland rents in Scotland have reached their highest in a decade, rising 6% compared with last year.
The figures from the Scottish government show that the average farmland rent (across LFAs and non-LFA rents) increased from £36/ha in 2013-14 to £38/ha in 2014-15. This was the highest since 2003 when rents reached £38/ha.
LFA holdings suffered the most and drove the increase, with rents jumping on average by 10% to £25/ ha, while non-LFA holdings saw their rents rise 1% to an average of £125/ha.
Kensington Council tells Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring to return £15m 'beach hut' townhouse to normal - and improve the window frames
A SCHEME for 490 new homes as part of a major mixed use development near Crewe have been given outline planning permission by Cheshire East Council’s planning committee.
The Co-operative Group has been given the provisional green light to proceed with the development on 170 acres of land at Basford East on land between the A500 and Weston Road.
As well as the homes, permission has also been granted for a 21,500sq ft primary school, a pumping station, substation and park.
The solar farm is part of the Big60Million community energy project, which has three further farms in Kent, Warwickshire and Stratford-upon-Avon, with planning permission secured for a fourth in Swindon.
Opportunities to purchase farmland in the the South West of England and Wales have arisen with the sale of bare land and farms this week. Here is a selection.
Around 40% of homeowners with mortgages could struggle to move because they would not qualify for a new loan.
The growing band of potential "mortgage prisoners" is thought to number as many as four million, BBC News has learned.
Stricter checks on mortgage applicants were brought in a year ago.
Savills is buying rival agent Smiths Gore and its 31 UK offices for up to £40m.
The deal will see Savills pay £12.5m for the business and up to £8.5m for Smiths Gore’s net current assets when the deal completes. A further £16m becomes due on the third anniversary of completion and up to £3m on the fifth anniversary, subject to performance.
PLANNING permission has been granted for a £90m new build and refurbished student scheme for the University of Liverpool.
The complex package of redevelopment will see six buildings at the Greenbank Campus - Derby House, Rathbone Hall, Rathbone House, Warden’s House, Warden’s Court and Roscoe and Gladstone Halls - replaced by three new accommodation blocks.
A well-equipped Devon livestock farm is for sale this week, as well as small grassland blocks in the West Midlands and arable land in South Yorkshire.
Two livestock farms are for sale in Fife and Stirlingshire with agent CKD Galbraith.
There is increasing national pressure for housing with potentially big rewards for landowners. But knowing what to look out for if a developer comes knocking is critical. Imagine a developer who knocks on your door, offers to take forward your land for development and then starts pulling out huge and tempting figures, like rabbits from a hat. Beware – like all magicians he may be using more than a little sleight of hand.
More than 700 acres of arable land is for sale across two farms in South-East England.
In Essex, 680-acre Margaretting Hall, near Chelmsford, is available at a guide price of £8.25m for the whole or in two lots.
About 634 acres is put to arable production and there is a 13-acre reservoir with 150,000cu m capacity.
A farmer who built a mock Tudor castle without planning permission says he has no choice but to demolish it after losing a seven-year legal battle.
Robert Fidler built the castle at Honeycrock Farm, in Salfords, Surrey, in 2002 and hid it behind hay bales.
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council first ordered it to be knocked down in 2008. The government backed the council after an appeal last year.
Historically, large numbers of estates and farms were sold at auction. Although still popular in some areas of the UK – the south west and Welsh borders in particular – recent years have seen a shift toward selling via an agent by private treaty. With fees for either route typically between 1.5% and 2% of the final sale price, the decision on whether to use an agent or auction is more than purely financial.
Rents for Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) tenancies are reaching a tipping point, where evidence will allow tenants to argue for rent reductions this year.
The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) said squeezed farm incomes had been gradually pushing down rents over the last two to three years and that the majority of rents were now at a standstill or facing just very low increases.
As more and more tall buildings puncture the city's skyline, Londoners may fear they are doomed to walk in the gloom, cut off from what little sunlight the capital has to offer.
But a new technology developed by an architecture firm based in London's Tech City might solve this problem.
Flagship Thatcherite scheme described by blue chip property firm JLL as ‘short-termist thinking that 4.7m households in social housing don’t need’
Townhouse in wealthy London borough repainted in red-and-white stripes after bitter row over plans to demolish building and build two-storey basement
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