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  • Receivers put £650m Gherkin up for sale2014-07-28

    City of London tower was designed by Lord Foster but Swiss franc’s appreciation against sterling led to building breaching loan to value cap

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  • Housing boom forces conversion of offices2014-07-28

    New planning rules are disproportionately affecting economically successful areas where house prices outpace the value of even high-quality office stock

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  • London bosses warn of damage of housing costs2014-07-28

    More than half companies surveyed by CBI said access to and cost of housing were having a negative impact on staff recruitment, particularly for entry-level roles

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  • Social tenancy shake-up muddles rents2014-07-28

    Nearly 75% of affordable rent tenants receive housing benefit to help them pay after biggest upheaval in social housing in three decades

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  • Big housebuilders’ caution curbs growth2014-07-28

    The onus for increasing supply is falling on a powerful group of private sector operators who have big market shares but few ambitions to grow

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  • House-buying confidence in UK tumbles2014-07-28

    Figures from Halifax show the balance between those who think the time is right to buy against those who do not falls to a positive balance of 5%

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  • More homes – but not in my back yard2014-07-27

    Drayton Garden Village in west London illustrates how far Britain has to go to deliver the numbers of houses the country needs

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  • Germany: A nation of tenants2014-07-27

    Only 40% of Germans own their homes as tough property codes keep rents affordable and the country prioritises housing over other policies

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  • London landlords see lowest yields2014-07-25

    Rental yields are rock bottom, but prices are shooting up

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  • High house prices are drowning economies2014-07-25

    If desirable property is scarce, one answer is to lift planning constraints and build more houses – but construction is not a panacea

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  • Sale of Grosvenor hotel has Indian look2014-07-24

    The sale of London’s landmark Grosvenor House hotel could become an all-Indian affair, as detained tycoon Subrata Roy weighs a £550m bid from the Poonawallas

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  • £1bn docklands plan receives go ahead2014-07-24

    Planning permission given to Asian Business Port in east London

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  • Mortgage woes set to hit 2.3m households2014-07-23

    The number struggling to cover payments is expected to double by 2018 – even with small gradual interest rate rises, a study has found

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  • Private sector tenants pay highest rents2014-07-23

    Survey finds private rents take up 40 per cent of income for poorest quality housing

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  • Leslau sells Max Property to Blackstone2014-07-22

    Nick Leslau agrees to sell one of his listed companies to Blackstone in a £448m deal, but insists he is not calling the top of London’s commercial property market

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BBC News – Your Money

  • House price growth 'starts to slow'2014-07-28

    Seven out of 10 regions of England and Wales recorded month-on-month falls in house prices in June, according to the Land Registry.

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  • Rise in younger fraudsters says KPMG2014-07-28

    Frauds committed by those aged 26-35 rise 285% in the first half of the year, to just over £62m, according to research by accountants KPMG.

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  • RAC urges parking funds transparency2014-07-27

    Councils should show where they are spending the money they raise on parking fees as motorists see higher charges, says the RAC.

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  • 'Community banks' to avert debt trap2014-07-27

    The best credit unions should be empowered to offer short-term loans that are cheaper than those offered by payday lenders, according to a report from a think tank.

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  • Buyers' peril from rising house prices2014-07-25

    Rising house prices left me high and dry - twice!

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  • Disabled face 'living costs penalty'2014-07-25

    People with disabilities face a "premium" of £550 a month owing to extra transport, insurance and living costs, a charity has claimed, prompting a commission to be launched.

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  • Hundreds hit by coach firm collapse2014-07-25

    A coach company goes into administration with the loss of 89 jobs and a knock-on effect on hundreds of customer bookings.

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  • 'Youngsters' pocket money squeezed'2014-07-25

    The economic recovery in the UK has not been felt by youngsters who have seen their pocket money fall in the last year, a survey suggests.

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  • RBS reports surprise rise in profit2014-07-25

    Royal Bank of Scotland says it expects pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year but warns of 'bumps in the road ahead'.

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  • Gavin and Stacey house goes on sale2014-07-25

    A house in Barry, south Wales, which was used in BBC show Gavin & Stacey is being sold for £125,000.

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  • Register 'fails to stop cold calls'2014-07-24

    Only a third of "nuisance" calls are blocked by a service that allows individuals to opt-out of marketing calls, research has found.

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  • 'Act now' on tax credit renewal2014-07-24

    Hundreds of thousands of people have a week to renew their tax credits or face losing the payments, HM Revenue and Customs says.

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  • Watchdog launches full energy probe2014-07-24

    The Competition and Markets Authority launches a full investigation of the UK energy market.

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  • Power cut compensation increased2014-07-24

    People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.

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  • Websites frozen in pension campaign2014-07-23

    Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions cash "predators".

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