After years of rises, the UK’s house-price bubble may finally be bursting. Matthew Partridge looks at what’s going on in Britain’s property market.
Ed Miliband’s proposed mansion tax is a ridiculous idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It is impractical, expensive to collect, and will lead to a whole lot of unintended consequences.
Dominic Frisby asks if Britain’s summer house-price slowdown is just a pause before the next leg higher, or if it’s the start of something more ominous.
A Yes vote could be very bad for house prices in Scotland, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
London’s property market may still seem strong. But in reality, things aren’t so rosy. Matthew Partridge looks at how much longer London’s house-price bubble can run.
London is in the middle of a property bubble. It’s inevitable that prices will fall. And it could happen sooner than many people think, says Matthew Partridge.
Housebuilders are building the smallest, meanest properties they can get away with. That needs to be fixed – by regulation if necessary.
Foxtons, the famously bullish London estate agent, has seen its share price fall to a 52-week low. That doesn’t bode well for the capital’s house prices, says Dominic Frisby.
New-build houses in Britain are among the smallest in Europe. But that’s not the real problem, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Britain not only needs more houses, it needs bigger houses, says Matthew Lynn. The solution, however, may not be popular with everyone.