Demolition reprieve for 98 illegal Albox houses

ALMOST 100 homes built illegally in the La Aljambra neighbourhood of Albox between 2004 and 2006 are not to be demolished. The decision by an Almeria judge to...

Falling home ownership fuels rise in inequality

ACCORDING to a recent report, it has emerged that a fall in home ownership is fuelling the return of rising wealth inequality across Britain. Booming house prices in...

Unexpected rise in UK house prices

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UK rental costs tumbling

THE HEAT has been coming out of the rental market, with UK rents tumbling for the first time since 2009. The average rent on a new tenancy, beginning...

UK construction sector ‘vulnerable’ after result

THE CONSTRUCTION sector could be left vulnerable to the negative effects of political uncertainty following the indecisive result of the General Election, says the Federation of Master...

Picking the right selling season for your house

THE TIME of year can play a huge part in whether or not your house in the UK will sell fast. If you are looking to sell a...

Rural Spain’s population is dying out

SPAIN'S BATTLE against a severe drop in population in rural areas of the country has taken a new and surprising turn, by offering banking services closer to...

Worst UK housing trend for eight years

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Off-plan homes justice for Brits at last

AFTER MANY years of legal issues, thousands of British homebuyers who were caught up in the Spanish property market crash are finally beginning to recover the millions...

British mortgage approvals dip

ACCORDING TO new figures from the Bank of England, mortgage approvals fell for a third consecutive month, as the UK housing market struggles to gain momentum amid...

House hunters await election outcome in UK

THE NUMBER of house hunters registered with estate agents in the UK fell in April and the supply for sale also dropped, according to the latest research. One...

Clampdown on rogue landlords

TO ENABLE them to come and live in Spain and to enjoy the associated lifestyle that brings many people rented their properties in the UK as a...

Renting becoming cheaper than buying in UK

ACCORDING TO the latest data, renting a property is now cheaper than buying in over half (54%) of British cities Zoopla researched the monthly cost of renting a two-bedroom...

Estate agents look at General Election manifestos

THE NATIONAL Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) have looked at all the main UK party’s manifestos to look at the differences in their housing policy. CONSERVATIVES The Conservative party’s...

After burglary women suffer the most

OVER HALF of the women surveyed said they felt unsafe in their home after a break-in. Psychological impact far outweighs the practicalities, with reported consequences including sleep problems,...

More billions for Dubai developments

DUBAI PLANS to develop a 6.3 billion dirham (£1.3 billion) tourist resort on two man-made islands it will build either side of the Burj Al Arab, its...
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