The Market

Has the National Planning Policy Framework had the intended effect of smoothing the way for housing delivery in England, asks Savills' Melys Pritchett

Mark Prisk, the Housing Minister, has claimed that landlords' responsibilities for checking the immigration status of their tenants, as proposed in the Queen's Speech, will be a "light touch"

As the market becomes more polarised, so the debate on second homes becomes more intense

Savills' Head of UK Residential Research Lucian Cook grasps the political hot potato, assessing the potential impact of a mansion tax on the prime housing markets of the UK

As the 30th June looms with no concrete agreement on flood insurance in sight, British insurers have agreed to carry on offering flood insurance for an extra month, until 31st July 2013

Buyers are prepared to pay 35% more per square foot for a lateral apartment than a house, according to some new stats out today. W.A

Anthony Hennessy of Brecher deftly guides us through the SDLT maze, summarising the factors that owners of high value property should now be considering..

The British Property Federation has today called for the government to consider further reforms to streamline the judicial review process and reduce the unnecessary delay and cost to development projects

For just the second times since June 2010, home-owners think the value of their homes went up in the last month, and expect them to carry on rising over the next year, according to the latest Sentiment…

Buyers pulling out have doer-upper Alan Page pulling out his hair, as he embarks on the rollercoaster of selling a property, but a novel commission arrangement might just work for everyone

As Mervyn King announces that the end of the recession is "in sight", it's time to stop all the navel gazing, says Trevor Abrahmsohn; things are brightening up..

The first phase of HS2 picked up speed yeaterday (16 May 2013), with the launch of consultations on the project’s draft Environmental statement (ES).