Market staging a summer comeback, say surveyors


A national valuations firm is predicting that there were the highest number of house purchase approvals in 18 months during June.LSL firm e.surv is forecasting 72,712 approvals for house purchase, up 12... read more

Published 10th July 2015

Planning shake-up to get more homes built


Planning shake-up to get more homes built

Developers could get automatic planning permission to build on disused industrial sites in England. Ministers would also get powers to seize disused land, while major housing projects could be fast-tracked, and rules on extensions in London relaxed... read more

Published 10th July 2015

Prices continue rising as homes for sale dive to new record lows


Average house prices shot up 1.7% last month, the Halifax has reported, with stock for sale at record low levels.The lender puts the average house price at £200,280 – up 3.3% on three months ago and 9.6% on a year ago... read more

Published 9th July 2015