The end of the Right to Buy scheme in Scotland after 30 years has been welcomed by housing bodies.
Nearly 500,000 council and housing association homes were sold under the policy, which was introduced by Margaret Thatcher's government in 1980.
It allowed tenants in social housing to buy their homes at discounted rates.
High-profile London estate agency Foxtons has announced a 42% fall in profits, blaming uncertainty around the EU referendum for the fall.
It made a pre-tax profit of £10.5m in the first half of the year compared with £18.1m during the same period a year earlier.
There had been a "sharp contraction" in the London property market in the second quarter of the year, it said.
A central London Travelodge has been sold to a Chinese property magnate for more than £42m, in a further sign that overseas buyers are scrambling to buy UK assets in the wake of sterling’s plunge following the Brexit vote.
Zhang Songqiao’s Hong Kong-based Y.T. Realty Group has bought the six-story building, located in London's Liverpool Street, from two Luxembourg-based firms for £42.3m.
The most affordable - and the least affordable - places for first-time buyers have been revealed by the UK's largest mortgage lender, the Halifax.
Compared to local earnings, the cheapest places to buy are mostly in western Scotland and northern England.
The most expensive are all in London.
The price of an average house or flat in the UK rose by £16,000 in the year to May, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
The house price inflation rate remained at 8.1%, the same as in April. It brings the average price to £211,000.
The figures relate to the period before the referendum on the EU.
The UK's biggest housebuilder, Barratt, could slow its pace of construction in the light of Brexit.
The builder told the Reuters news agency it would also review its commitments of land on which to build, after the UK voted to leave the EU.
Some £8.2 million of housing wealth was withdrawn in the UK every working day in the second quarter of 2016 as equity release lending passed £0.5 billion for the first quarter on record.
Overall there was £514.4 million of lending in quarter two, up 34% year on year and 58% higher than in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures from the Equity Release Council.
The council report points out that the three busiest quarters for equity release lending have all come within the last 12 months and the annual rise in the number of new plans agreed is the fastest seen in 13 years.
ents in the British private rental sector increased by 2.4% in the 12 months to June 2016, down from 2.5% when compared with the year to May 2016, the latest index shows.
Rents increased by 2.5% in England and by 0.1% in Scotland but fell by 0.1% in Wales, according to the data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Rental prices increased in all the English regions over the year to June 2016, with rental prices increasing the most in the South East at 3.4%, but overall when London is excluded rents grew by 2%.
The decision by the UK to leave the European Union has created uncertainty for farm land values but it could also create opportunities, according to new research.
In the short term the effect could be muted, according to the initial analysis from real estate firm Savills. It says that a weak Pound creates export opportunities and if this continues into September there will be a significant increase in farm subsidies to British farmers in 2017.
Over half of UK tenants claim their rental property is cold and draughty and 58% say their landlords has refused to make energy efficiency improvements, a new poll shows.
Since the beginning of April 2016 tenants living in F and G rated homes have been able to request improvements, such as more insulation and landlords are legally bound to bring the property up to the minimum of EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) E rating.
Under the new legislation, if a tenant requests a more efficient home and the landlord fails to comply, the landlord could ultimately be forced to pay a penalty notice.
One of the rarest farm properties so far this year has come to the market in the form of 54-acre Southcote Vineyard, near Honiton, East Devon.
The holding offers the opportunity to develop a new label or to continue to supply the multi-award-winning Lyme Bay Winery label.
More than 82,500 residential and commercial land and property sales in England and Wales were lodged for registration in June 2016, according to the latest data to be published.
Of the 82,530 sales lodged for registration 60,249 were freehold and 9,000 were newly built, the figures from the Land Registry show.
Some 442 were residential sales in June 2016 in England and Wales were for £1 million and over and 283 were residential sales in June 2016 in London for £1 million and over, the data also shows.
Residential property price growth in the UK will half in the rest of 2016 but house prices are set to by 5.7% over the whole of the year, a new analysis suggests.
The fall in growth in the rest of the year will largely be due to the rush of buyers looking to beat April’s stamp duty surcharge having pushed prices up in the middle of the year and Brexit uncertainty now impacting the market.
According to the analysis from economic forecaster the Centre of Economics and Business Research (Cebr) London will be most impacted by Brexit uncertainty. Average house price in the capital is expected to increase by 8% in 2016, but fall 5.6% the following year, it predicts.
First time buyers in England are now paying out an average of just over £196,000 for their home, a rise of £42,451 or 28% over the last four years, new research shows.
Over the same period the average house price has increased by 26%, highlighting the ever growing obstacle many first time buyers face getting onto the housing ladder, according to the report from hybrid estate agent eMoov.
The situation is harder in London where the current price paid on average by first time buyers is £462,602, by £54% since up 2012 while at £86,116, County Durham in the north east of England offers the best value for those looking to get on the property ladder.
New research by an online property lending company reveals that those towns which were strongest in voting ‘Leave’ in the EU referendum appear to be amongst the best for would-be investors.
Data from LendInvest says that only two of the top 20 local authority districts for rental yield voted to remain in the EU - Manchester and Liverpool.
A new report has highlighted a shortage of around 160,000 retirement housing units by 2030 for England’s increasingly elderly UK population.
That’s the assessment of the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) in its latest ‘State of the Nation’s Housing’ report. If current trends continue by 2050 that gap could grow to 376,000, the organisation has estimated.
Buyers in the UK seemed largely unperturbed in the run up to the European Union referendum in June with sales to first time buyers increasing.
According to the latest monthly report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) demand for housing increased as well while supply of available properties and the number of sales going through were stable.
However, immediately following the result to leave the EU, agents witnessed uncertainty from sellers, and supply fell momentarily.
Overall, both property prices and sales in the UK have fallen by around 8% since the referendum decision to leave the European Union, but there are wide regional variations.
Property sales in Scotland increased by almost 5% year on year in the second quarter of 2016 but prices have fallen by 2.3% over the same period, according to the latest official data to be published.
Sales were up 4.9% to 25,760, the data from the Registers of Scotland shows, the highest volume of sales for this quarter since 2008/2009 with the average property price down to £164,326.
A breakdown of the figures show that the highest percentage rise in volume of sales was recorded in Argyll and Bute, with an annual increase of 24.5% compared with the same quarter the previous year. Edinburgh City recorded the highest volume of sales at 3,178, a rise of 8.6%.
RECORD rent has been secured for a South Yorkshire warehouse which is evidence of the “current demand and ongoing confidence” in the area, according to the agent who acted on the deal.
Property consultancy Commercial Property Partners (CPP) has let Unit 3 Magna Way in Rotherham for a record rent of £5.95 per sq ft for an existing unit.
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