No fault evictions allow private landlords to turf tenants out without any reason. It’s legal but its use is on the rise.
"Unfair charges" levied on buyers of new-build houses could be banned in England under a proposed crackdown.
Leaseholds on new-build houses would be outlawed, while ground rents could be dramatically reduced, under government plans subject to public consultation.
Ground rents can double every decade, crippling home owners and in some cases making a property impossible to sell.
Residents in a London street have criticised the council for issuing their cars with "crazy fines" when they are parked on private drives.
Vehicles parked on drives in Roll Gardens, Gants Hill, have been ticketed as they "slightly obstruct the road's pavement".
Two of the country's estate agent chains have posted slumping profits in the face of a slowing housing market.
London-focused estate agent Foxtons saw profits plunge 64% in the first six months of this year.
Another estate agent, Countrywide, also saw profits tumble, also saw profits tumble, by 98% in its case. The firm said it would not pay a dividend.
A shortage of industrial space is threatening to curb British manufacturing after UK businesses experienced a post-Brexit vote boom brought about by the weakened pound.
London is experiencing a net loss in migration in every age group apart from people in their twenties, according to official statistics
Demand to rent British commercial property levelled off for the first time in almost five years during the past three months, as online shopping hurt high-street retailers and Brexit and election worries unsettled other potential tenants.
House prices in London and other big cities could be headed for a lengthy period of stagnation, Virgin Money warned today.
The challenger bank said it was cautious about making new loans in the capital for fear that borrowers overstretch and end up in negative equity.
The Government’s plan to change leasehold rules for new-build homes could hit retirement specialist McCarthy and Stone and London developer Berkeley.
Demand for new homes in regional cities has boosted the price of urban land, with smaller housebuilders snapping up almost double the amount of land in the last year due to increased Government funds and more accessible finance.
Experts who recovered remains after the 9/11 attack in New York are helping police investigators combing through debris from the Grenfell Tower fire.
Burning cladding on Grenfell Tower would have released 14 times more heat than a key government test allows, the Victoria Derbyshire show has learned.
In a lecture in Cambridge a few months back, Lord (Mervyn) King, the former Governor of the Bank of England, observed that the way the regulation of banks had developed since the financial crash had produced a system which was far too complex.
The UK housing market is in a state of lethargy, according to property surveyors, with estate agents reporting the lowest stock of properties for nearly 40 years.
Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said the market might continue "flatlining" for a while.
The proportion of foreign landlords owning property in the UK has fallen to a new low, according to the country's largest letting agent.
Countrywide - which lets 90,000 properties - said just 5% of British homes now have overseas owners, compared with 12% in 2010.
Average cost of a home fell by 1% in June to £218,390, according to Halifax – the first drop it has reported in five months
Default rates ‘increased significantly’ between April and June, Bank of England says, adding it expects availability of credit to fall in coming months
Making energy ratings a factor in mortgage offers could let people borrow up to £11,500 more, says Lenders group
Luxury flats with a price tag of up to £50m were touted as an easy sell – yet have failed to shift as the London market slows
Business Secretary Greg Clark was today urged to reform industry payment practices after the woes engulfing struggling builder Carillion.
The chairman of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group — which represents smaller firms that account for around a third of construction output — has written to the minister warning that the financial structure of the building industry is “much shakier than many realise or claim”.
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