The Labour Party is mulling giving private tenants the right to buy the homes they are renting. Yet another good reason for investors to steer well clear of buy-to-let property.
Britain's house price bubble
UK house prices are set to tread water while incomes rise, making property more affordable, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
With UK house prices still falling in real terms, property is getting more affordable. John Stepek examines the reasons behind the slow decline, and what the future might hold.
Custodian Reit has been grappling with retail turmoil, but that is only a small part of the picture.
The government’s determination to make the buy-to-let sector less appealing to investors seems to have worked, with landlords suffering a dismal few years.
Investing in buy-to-let property was once a perfectly valid thing to do. But the government killed the market. John Stepek explains what investors should learn from the fate of the amateur landlord.
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.
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.
The government’s Help To Buy scheme is handing vast amounts of public money to big business while exploiting both taxpayers and first-time buyers at the same time.
People in Britain are obsessed with house prices. But with the market now moribund, the question, says John Stepek, is how long can this obsession last?
Last year, we finally saw some sanity returning to the UK property market, with house prices falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what to expect this year.