In 2017, the value of privately-owned homes has grown by £376 billion to reach £6.015 trillion, the bank said.Read the full story ›
Ministers are also looking at schemes such as “lock-in agreements” to reduce the 250,000 sales that fall through annually.Read the full story ›
The proportion of adults in families owning more than one property has surged, while the number of those with no property wealth also grew.Read the full story ›
The average price gap faced by 'second-steppers' across the Midlands between their first and second home is now over £100,000.Read the full story ›
The average house price in a UK city has surged by nearly a third over the last five years, a shocking report has found.Read the full story ›
Buyers of new-build leasehold houses are being stung by onerous ground rent agreements. Here is what you need to know.Read the full story ›
Private landlords have been refused permission to challenge the legality of proposed changes to the taxation of income from buy-to-let properties.
Landlords' campaign group Axe the Tenant Tax submitted at London's High Court that the changes would be both "unfair and unlawful", and that the case should go to a full judicial review hearing.
However, Mr Justice Dingemans ruled the challenge "unarguable" and dismissed it.
The changes, which are due to come into force in 2017, would stop landlords being able to claim buy-to-let costs - largely mortgage interest payments - as a business expense.
More than one million people across England have suffered at the hands of a rogue landlord in the last year, a housing charity estimates.Read the full story ›
It has emerged that up to 500,000 first-time buyers cannot use the scheme towards a deposit for a home.Read the full story ›
More than one in four Britons aged 55 and over financially support their child or other dependents to get on to the property ladder.Read the full story ›