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Luxury property with its own Art Deco-style cinema and pub in village famed by Hockney painting goes up for sale for £1.5million

Want to drink in the same pub as Maddy Prior, Barbara Dickson and Midge Ure without stepping foot outside your front door?

Leaseholders can find themselves paying thousands of pounds a year but having no say over a property's management. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Present system gives freeholders little incentive to make sure leaseholders get quality service, CentreForum says, as the number of tribunal disputes quadruples in a decade

The Future of Rental and Property Markets

It has recently been reported that buy-to-let investors are set to make a rather handsome return on their investments during the course of the next 13 years. This has come as a result of increasing rental prices and the fact that house prices are beginning to recover; this has enabled a further boost to the property market.

Prime central London property prices continue to rise

Residential property prices in prime central London hit a new high in July, but the pace of growth is slowing, according to the latest Knight Frank report.

Ascott To Acquire Prime Property In London For £159 Million

Singapore -- CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has signed an agreement to acquire a prime hotel operating in London for £158.8 million (S$311 million). Ascott will manage the 230-unit hotel, The Cavendish London, in the fourth quarter of 2012. The hotel, which has a rich heritage dating back to the 1960s, will be subsequently transformed into a luxurious serviced residence under the premier Ascott The Residence brand and will be named Ascott St James London. The transformation of The Cavendish London into Ascott St James London marks the expansion of the premier Ascott brand in the key hospitality market of London.

House price divide creates 'two-speed' property market as London continues to see values surge

Property prices in London and the South East continue to outperform other parts of the country figures show, creating a 'two-speed' housing market.

Upbeat homeowners expect property prices to rise despite gloomy economic outlook

More homeowners expect property prices to rise rather than fall in the coming year, two separate studies have found, despite house sales stuttering and the dour economic outlook.

Sir Mervyn King will unveil the Bank of England's funding for lending scheme

The Bank of England has unveiled details of a funding for lending scheme that incentivises banks to lend to businesses and individuals.

House prices stutter in June as property sales hit near-low levels as Jubilee and terrible weather hit

House prices fell for the first time on a monthly basis since last year and transaction levels fell to the second lowest monthly level since 1995, according to the LSL House Price Index.

Home loans fall as banks cut lending to first time buyers

Loans for house purchase dropped by 8% in June to 46,932, the lowest since May last year

New Property Market Report by RICS Published

Yesterday, on July 10th, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) published a report on property sales and house prices in the UK for June 2012.

London property market becomes safe haven in turbulent times

When the world economy runs into serious problems it can be hard to know where to invest your money.

Michael Chudley has been charged with the attempted murder of the solicitor James Ward Photo: SWNS

A property developer will appear in court today charged with the attempted murder of solicitor James Ward who was shot in the face with a sawn-off shotgun at his office.

First-time buyer transactions on the rise

First time buyer transactions rose by 28% in May to 16,170 following a sharp decline in April following the return of stamp duty for first-time purchases. The average price of a first-time buyer property has also gone up, by 4.3% to £127,493.

UK property owners upbeat about property market growth

Households in the UK are upbeat about future rises in the value of their home in eight out of the 11 regions across the UK, according to the latest Knight Frank/Markit House Price Sentiment Index.

The prices of prime homes have been driven by overseas investors spending billions of pounds on properties in affluent pockets of central London such as Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Belgravia

The boom in London’s high-end housing market is showing signs of petering out as the impact of the government’s tough stamp duty measures begin to set in.

Commercial Property: Too little, too late

Property underinsurance creates a real headache for insurers and their clients, often not discovered until a claim is made. So, where does the buck stop for accurate valuations?

Annual rental growth in prime London property sector falls back

Annual prime London property rental growth has slipped back into negative territory for the first time in two years, down 0.4% year on year, according to the latest Savills prime rentals index.

Money back: Halifax will return the cost of a homebuyers' valuation if the property purchase falls through and it is not their fault

Mortgage giant Halifax has become the first lender to offer to refund homebuyers' valuation fees if their purchase falls through.


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