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.
Britain's house price bubble
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.
The national housing market is running out of puff, says Sarah Moore. But there are still plenty of regional bright spots.
Property auctions can be useful, but contain pitfalls for the unwary. So make sure you know what you’re in for.
Britain’s housing market is broken and in need of fixing, says PM Theresa May. Good news, then, that the sector is facing an “Uber moment”, says Simon Wilson.
Two property-related changes you might have missed in last week’s Budget, along with a rare good-news story for landlords.
The cap on the government’s Help-to-Buy scheme, introduced in the latest Budget, could leave an awful lot of people feeling duped, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, MoneyWeek and the Labour Party are all fans of a land value tax. But what exactly is it and how would it work? Simon Wilson reports.
A hostile tax environment has driven many landlords to register as a company.