The chancellor made it clear in the Autumn Statement the he has buy-to-let investors firmly in his sights. John Stepek explains what it means for the economy, and for the property market.
If there is going to be a house-price crash, the ‘artificial’ market of London new-build property is where it will start. Dominic Frisby explains why.
Attitudes to property are shifting. Now, most people believe a fall in house prices would be a good thing. And that’s bad news for buy-to-let investors, says John Stepek.
Buy-to-let has been an investment phenomenon, with record low interest rates a boon for a generation of private landlords. But the party’s coming to an end, says James Ferguson.
New tax rules will make residential property in the UK less attractive to buy-to-let investors. But certain areas of the country have more potential than others, says John Stepek.
The rise of Corbynmania is a reflection of the anxiety in Britain, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Politicians should take note.
George Osborne’s recent policy moves suggest he’s keen to see that slide continue, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
One of America’s most unorthodox economic forecasters says the UK property market – and London in particular – has peaked. Now, we’re looking at 18 years of decline.
Tax relief on buy-to-let rental income has skewed the housing market, says Bengt Saelensminde. George Osborne was right to tackle it in his summer Budget.
Right-to-buy, populist land-grabs and other dodgy deals demonstrate how power is being taken away from property owners and handed to tenants, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
With mortgage lending much tighter than it used to be, you might think house prices would have fallen. But they haven’t. They’re still unaffordable to most. Dominic Frisby explains why.
Former maths teachers Fergus and Judith Wilson became the ‘pin-up couple’ of buy-to-let property. Now, they’re starting to sell up. Dominic Frisby asks if you should do the same.
Businesses, young people and rich foreigners are flocking to Birmingham. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what makes it such a draw.
Ed Miliband’s rent controls brainwave won’t do anything to lower rents for hard-pressed tenants, says John Stepek. But it might hit house prices.
At current prices, it takes 232 ounces of gold to buy the average UK house – up 60% in the last three years. Here, Dominic Frisby compares the two markets.
Investors’ appetite for stocks is nothing compared with their love for property. But anyone expecting big gains from bricks and mortar could end up very disappointed, says Matthew Partridge.