Investing in property

UK house price indices

The Halifax and Nationwide indices are based on each lender's mortgage approvals, and exclude cash sales. Both are "seasonally-adjusted" – the market is slower in winter and busier in spring. The Rightmove index is based on sellers' initial asking prices, and the ONS (Office for National Statistics) index is based on data including house prices, mortgages, transactions and land prices.

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Escape to Provence while you still can

Peter Mayle reminded us of the attractions of living abroad, says Sarah Moore. And it’s not too late to move.

Winners and losers from leasehold ban

The government has announced a ban on new-build houses being sold as leasehold. Emma Lunn looks at who’s set to lose out.

Don't pile into property in 2018

Britain’s house prices will be at best stable this year. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why now’s not the time to put your money in property.

Global housing markets are warning that the cheap money is running out

Housing markets around the world are starting to wobble as the supply of cheap credit dries up. John Stepek looks at what’s going on.

Landlords: act quickly and pay your tax

Whether a professional or an accidental landlord, you’ll need to complete a self-assessment tax return each year. Emma Lunn explains.

Don’t rush to invest in new trusts

A number of infrastructure and property funds released share offerings in the run-up to Christmas, says Max King. But don’t rush in quite yet.

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