ITV News has obtained figures showing councils in London made just six prosecutions for overcrowding in rental properties in five years.Read the full story ›
Experts have recommended extra powers over planning, tax and spending should be given to London to help ease the capital's housing crisis.
London is facing a housing crisis of unprecedented proportions brought about by a chronic under supply of new housing.
It needs urgently to be building far more houses of all types and tenures.
The London Housing Commission called for Whitehall to give greater control to the mayor of London and the city's boroughs in exchange for a commitment to dramatically increase the number of homes being built.
The commission found that current measures are delivering only 25,000 new homes a year - half what is needed to keep pace with London's growing population.
A storeroom tucked away on a landing of a mid-terraced building has been sold for a staggering £82,500.Read the full story ›
Commuter belt house prices have rocketed by as much as 22% in the past year but there's little movement in Kensington and Chelsea.Read the full story ›
In another reminder of the capital's housing crisis, a 3 metre by 4 metre room has gone on sale as a buy to let rental opportunityRead the full story ›
A dilapidated bungalow in Peckham has sold at auction for £920,000 - £330,000 above the guide priceRead the full story ›
As house prices in London reach an all-time high, the average property could come with a price tag of £1 million by 2020.Read the full story ›
New research suggests that Londoners often pay twice the price for their houses compared to those who live a short commute out of the cityRead the full story ›
First time buyers in London now need an average annual income of £77,000 - nearly double the amount required in the rest of the country.Read the full story ›
There's been an increase in the number of first time buyers entering the London property market. Marsh & Parsons' latest London Property Monitor shows they account for 28% of purchases in the three months to March 2015, up from 21% in the previous quarter. Investors account for 29% of sales. It also found one-bedroom properties have risen in value by £75 a day over the past year.