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Me, the church and its property portfolio | Letter from the Rev Paul Nicolson

In the Rev Paul Nicolson, a letter writer from America chose the wrong person to attack on the Church of England’s management of its propertyI am strongly miffed that the Guardian should publish a...

UK housing market at its weakest point in a decade, says Savills

Upmarket property firm blames Brexit uncertainty for putting off would-be buyersThe UK housing market is at the weakest point since the global financial crisis a decade ago as Brexit uncertainty puts off buyers, according...

House prices fall unexpectedly as pre-Brexit caution bites

Likelihood of no-deal departure holding people back from buying or selling, analysts sayUK house prices dropped by more than expected in July with consumers becoming increasingly cautious as Brexit looms.The Royal Institution of Chartered...

Here’s how Britain’s broken housing system can be fixed in a decade | Joe...

There is no shortage of ideas on how to solve the housing crisis. All that is lacking is the political willNew figures released on Wednesday confirmed what we already knew: homeownership is becoming increasingly...

Young Britons believe dream of owning home is over, survey says

Santander survey suggests only a quarter of under-34s could own a home by 2026One of Britain’s biggest mortgage lenders has found that 70% of young people now believe that the homeownership dream is over...

How has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? July verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has had on growth, prosperity and tradeExperts debate the dataBritish consumers keep the UK afloatContinue reading...

Tenants will be given access to rogue landlord database

Move follows Guardian/ITV News investigation that found contents were to be kept secretCampaigners have welcomed government plans to open up its rogue landlord database to prospective tenants, as part of proposals to give greater...

London house prices fall at fastest rate in 10 years

It is the biggest plunge since the 7.0% annual drop recorded in August 2009, says ONSHouse prices in London have fallen at their fastest pace since the financial crash a decade ago as the...

Lack of homes suitable for older people fuels housing crisis – report

Failure to plan for ageing population will also add to pressure on health and care servicesEngland’s small towns are set to swell with increasing numbers of elderly people as they reject city living amid...

Nearly 40% of Toronto condos not owner-occupied, new figures reveal

Statistics Canada data suggests investors drive housing marketFears of spreading Vancouver-style affordability crisisMore than a third of Toronto’s condominiums are owned by people who don’t live in them, according to new government figures which...

The fight for fair housing is finally shifting power from landlords to residents |...

In the UK and beyond, movements targeting housing injustice are gathering momentum. Politicians ignore it at their perilUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know there is a housing crisis – and even...

UK construction industry suffers worst month in a decade

Housebuilders blame Brexit uncertainty for a lack of new residential projectsBritain’s construction industry “dropped like a stone” in June to record its worst monthly performance in more than 10 years as firms blamed the...

Firm accused of hiking rent of ex-crown estate home by 7% in a year

Jason Wright of Lincolnshire says Dorrington Residential raised rent well above inflation• Crown estate faces tenants’ anger over rent hikes, evictions and repair delaysA crown estate tenant of more than 20 years has told...

Legal & General’s academic tie-up has a degree of exclusivity | Nils Pratley

Deal with Oxford makes sense but such ventures are no cure-all for other projects lacking investmentLegal & General’s £4bn development partnership with Oxford University is a deal for the times, or at least Nigel...

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