Renters moving out of London are driving up average rents in areas around the capital.Read the full story ›
Outer London topped the regional list with 34 cases of identity fraud for every 10,000 adults.Read the full story ›
A snapshot survey by the housing charity Shelter has found just 43 homes for sale in London which could be afforded by families earning an average income of 30 thousand pounds. It examined thousands of properties on the market but found very few where an average family could pay the required mortgage.
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Private sector tenants are facing the steepest increases to their rents seen in more than a year and a half, according to Office for National Statistics figures.
Across Britain, private rental prices paid by tenants increased by 2.1% in the 12 months to March; the fastest annual rate of increase recorded since August 2013 - and within England, the sharpest annual rate of price growth was in London, at 3.2%.
The property was put on the market at almost double the price it sold for in 2001.Read the full story ›
The modestly-sized property, described by the estate agents as an 'excellent property' comes with two bedrooms and a 'stylish kitchen'.Read the full story ›
Residents living part of Surrey have seen average income tax bills jump by 8% in a year.Read the full story ›
More than 50% of businesses in the capital have struggled to recruit new staff in the last three months.
Research by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry also found 26% of firms felt under pressure to increase wages.
It is urging government to make it easier for businesses to employee people from overseas.
"For the second successive quarter, businesses have told us that they are facing significant issues recruiting staff with the right skills. This means that increasingly, businesses need to look outside of the domestic labour market for the staff they need. "Making it easier for businesses to recruit from overseas is critical, we must see a reduction in the red tape associated with recruiting non-EEA workers and exempt foreign students from the net migration target, restoring their right to work in the UK after graduating."
41% of homeowners in London would try to sell their property for a higher price than their estate agent quoted.
New research from online estate agency eMoov has warned that people could see their homes failing to sell for months because they have listed their properties way over their real value.
Its survey also found 31% of Londoners say getting the highest price is the most important factor when selling a home.
While only 3% would list their property at a lower price than they've been quoted by the estate agent.
Across the UK, it found the average home sold for £180,252 according to the latest Land registry report yet the average asking price on property website Rightmove is £279,000.