NAEA and ARLA to advertise for licensed agents
The National Association of Estate Agents and the Association of Residential Lettings Agents are launching TV advertising campaigns to promote the importance of choosing a licensed sales or lettings agent
£1.5bn of Section 106 cash “unspent”
A BBC investigation has claimed that £1.5 billion of Section 106 money remains "unspent" by English councils, with a whopping £421m yet to even be allocated to anything.
Public gets right to demand sale of government-owned property and land
New "Right to Contest" powers have officially come into force today, allowing the public to contest the use of central government land and property and apply for its release.
Town or Country: Downturn has created two distinct markets
"The London influence on the rest of the UK remains weak," says Jackson-Stops & Staff, which has led to two very distinct markets emerging from the economic woes of the last five years
Fulham top for £1m+ sales as Battersea enters the big league
The London suburb of Fulham saw more £1m+ sales than any other area of the UK last year, with a whopping 335 deals at an average price of£1,779,323.
Land Registry Index: 10.6% annual price increase for London as £1m+ transaction levels rocket nationwide
The latest (November) Land Registry Index is out and there sure are some interesting stats on 2013's sales volumes.
Letter from the Home Counties
Reporting back from the salubrious Surrey & Berkshire suburbs, Julian Amos reflects on last year's game of two halves and why this year's buyers need to take advice from those in the know..
Chelsea, Knightsbridge & Mayfair outgunned by City & Fringe, Marylebone & Islington
Prime central London prices turned in a strong finish to the year, with a 0.8% rise in December halting a ten-month slowing in the rate of annual growth, which had dropped to 6.9% in November
The Most Expensive Streets in England & Wales 2013
Egerton Crescent in South Kensington has been given the title of "Nation's Most Expensive Address" by Lloyds Bank for the second year running, with an average sale price of £7,369,000.
You Outstanding Natural Beauty: Is South Devon about to become a National Park?
After wrestling the title of Britain's most expensive seaside resort from Sandbanks last year, Salcombe in South Devon could soon be adding another feather to its guano-covered cap
Country house prices see biggest rise in over three years
The average price of a prime country house in the UK climbed by 1.4% in the final quarter of 2013, according to Knight Frank, taking the annual rise to 3.1%
Crystal Balls: What will 2014 hold for the prime property market?
The majority of prime resi's pundits are looking forward to this year - 2014 - with a sense of hope and vigour