There is much to agree with in Labour’s report on land reform. But any new proposals will inevitably will just add another layer of tax and bureaucracy on top of an already unmanageable system.
London house-price growth is slowing down and the number of transactions is falling. Some are blaming Brexit – but the real reasons go much deeper than that, says John Stepek.
Central London has defied the gloomsters, but the regions look more buoyant for now.
Furnished holiday homes can be a tax-efficient way of buying to let, says Sarah Moore.
Housebuilder Persimmon is to allow buyers to hold back some of the purchase price of their new-build home until problems are resolved. It’s a start, but it’s hardly revolutionary.
UK house prices have been falling in “real” terms – after inflation – for while. But now the pace of decline is picking up. John Stepek looks at where the property market is likely to go next.
Don’t be fooled by the attractive yields from investing in student property: the market doesn’t live up to the hype.