Zakay’s Topland moves into the PRS with £11m off-market acquisition
Sol Zakay's Topland Group has made its first foray into the private rented sector (PRS), buying a 24-unit block off-market in Putney for around £11m.
House prices to rise by 5.7% next year as bubble-talk splits opinion – Reuters
House prices will carry on upwards over the next two years, but it's anyone's guess as to whether the Bank of England can "restrain the market if it overheats", according to a poll of 22 top economists…
Winkworth bullish on transaction levels and suburban prices in 2014
Winkworth has revealed what it sees in the property market's tea leaves for next year
Gazumping and price hikes in South Ken as stock levels plummet
£1.4 billion-worth of residential property has been sold in South Kensington alone this year, according to Winkworth, with international buyers flooding the market "even more so than in previous years".
Ripple in Action: How Cambridge beat the blues
Few locations illustrate this (and last) year's buzz-phrase better than Cambridge
More properties could be eligible for HS2 compensation – Knight Frank
Knight Frank is advising property owners concerned about the implications of yesterday's HS2 Environmental Statement not to panic
Battersea Power Station penthouses to go for £25-30m
SP Setia is apparently planning to flog the penthouses at Battersea Power Station for up to £30m.
Required Reading: UK Capital Gains tax for non-residents?
There has been recent speculation that non-residents might have to start paying UK capital gains tax (CGT) on their UK property..
Prime country market “comes back to life”
The prime country house market has "come back to life" in 2013, according to Knight Frank, with a 0.8% uplift in Q3 marking the third consecutive quarter of price growth
Super-prime on the rise as London’s £10m+ market blossoms
The last three months have been the best yet for Knight Frank's super-prime team, with more new buyers looking for £10m+ homes than ever before, and the average price of the top-end's top end climbing …
Housing optimism hits new (but not that high) heights
Consumers' perceptions of the UK property market continue to get ever-more rosy - but are still generally morose - according to the latest sentiment survey from Lloyds Bank
Mortgage lending hits five-year high on the back of “overwhelmingly positive” economic news
"We do not expect the Bank of England to move quickly to raise interest rates, once the UK passes the 7% unemployment threshold," says the Council of Mortgage Lenders, as "housing activity is set to strengthen…