Headlines for Wednesday 20th March 2019

These four years saw average house prices double within five years

The average value of a home rocketed by 100% within five years of 1974, 1980, 1989 and 2004; it took 16 years for the same growth to be recorded to the end of 2018.

Mixed picture for house prices across England & Wales as market conditions remain ‘challenging’

Annual change currently at -0.5%, reports LSL & Acadata, after marginal monthly rise; transactions slip to 59,100, marking the lowest February figure since 2015

Ranked: The world’s most expensive cities to live in

MPs set out blueprint for leasehold reform

HCLG Committee ‘demolishes’ the current system with a series of wide-ranging recommendations, including a wholesale shift to commonhold ownership and a lid on ground rents

12% of HNWIs ‘have been turned down for a mortgage’ in the last ten years

New research by Butterfield Mortgages lambasts ‘tick box’ methods of high street lenders

Historic TfL HQ headed for the open market

Charles Holden’s Grade I listed landmark above St James’s station has planning for a resi-led transformation designed by TateHindle

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Hammond needs to take action or risk the UK ending up in the economic ICU

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Avenue Road crowned ‘North London’s premier address’ as £500m mega-mansion building boom takes shape

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