13 Dec

Super-rich family buy £65m house after Johnson's victory

Family decide to buy property in central London as direct result of election outcomeA super-rich European family on Friday bought a house in central London for £65m, saying their decision was a direct result of Boris Johnson’s historic Conservative party election victory.The...

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12 Dec

UK property funds suffer worst week since Brexit referendum

Demands for withdrawals from funds accelerate after M&G blocks redemptionsA dash for the exit by investors has left UK property funds nursing their worst week of withdrawals since the Brexit referendum, and raised fears that further funds may be forced to close.Last...

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12 Dec

The real faultline in this election: landlords v tenants | Jack Shenker

Millions live in squalid conditions, while home ownership is just a pipe dream for young peopleAt the end of a long, dismal and vacuous Conservative election campaign, it’s hard to pick out many standout scenes amid the monotony of Boris Johnson’s Get...

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11 Dec

UK's most-viewed home: a footballer's pad or stately house?

Rightmove’s annual top-five properties include a Downton Abbey-like castle and a star striker’s Towie pileThey are this year’s five most-viewed properties on the UK’s biggest house-selling website – from a Premier League footballer’s “wagtastic” Essex mansion to a castle that could double...

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09 Dec

Should I put money I inherited towards an Isa or the mortgage?

I have a lot to pay on the mortgage but I wonder whether putting it into my pension might save on taxQ I am 50 years old and have just inherited £35,000. This is likely to be the last money I inherit,...

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06 Dec

Investors pull £2.8bn out of UK property funds amid high street gloom

More real estate funds may have to impose extraordinary liquidity measures – FitchInvestors pulled almost £3bn out of UK property funds over the past year, highlighting the toll that extended Brexit uncertainty and high street gloom have had on the sector.Data prepared...

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06 Dec

UK house prices rise despite uncertainty over Brexit and election

Average house price in November shows biggest jump since February, says HalifaxUK house prices rebounded in November despite continued uncertainty around the outcome of Brexit and the general election, according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender.The average price of a home rose 1%...

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06 Dec

Homes adapted for people with disabilities – in pictures

Disabled-friendly homes that are easily accessible, from London to Yorkshire Continue reading… Continue Reading

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06 Dec

Rubbish charges: from £96 for garden waste to £1.50 for a toilet

Tempers fray around the UK over high recycling fees – which some say are encouraging fly-tippingIn Dundee, Hartlepool and Fife, some residents are furious at £35 charges for collecting brown bins that come into force next year. In Richmond upon Thames, the...

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04 Dec

What does the M&G property fund own?

Shopping centres in Glasgow, Maidstone and Bridgend are among the fund’s holdingsM&G suspends £2.5bn property fundM&G, which recently split from its parent Prudential, has temporarily suspended dealings in its property portfolio. It said Brexit-related political uncertainty and structural shifts in the UK...

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