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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Is Building A Six-Storey Car Park In Battersea

Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has received planning permission for a luxury six-storey car park on the bank of the River Thames - but …

Osborne and Miliband compete to see who has the worst housing policy

So who is talking more nonsense about the housing market: George Osborne or Ed Miliband? From today’s newspapers, it’s hard to tell. The problem: the era of low interest rates has fuelled an asset boom. Perhaps an asset bubble. Property prices are soaring to ridiculous levels, unaffordable for …

What Can Be Done About London's Housing Crisis?

<i>Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London.</i><p>We hear about it all the time, but how much of a crisis is London's …

Westminster Council housing: Local authorities now have to prove homes are not available in borough before shipping tenants out

Councils are no longer allowed to send homeless and social housing tenants to live out-of-borough without showing proof that no other homes are …

Housing

London to lose its crown as home to the world's richest

London is home to 4,363 ultra-high net worth individuals. But other cities are attracting wealthy homebuyers at a quicker rate than the UK capital<p>New York is poised to steal London’s crown as the most important city for the worlds super rich, according to a new report from Knight Frank.<p>London is …

Don't freak out: stats show Britain is NOT in a housing bubble

Some people think the 56% surge in property prices over the last decade is an indicator that these massive highs will be followed by a massive crash.<p>But there are many factors indicating Britain's property market is NOT teetering on the brink of collapse.<p><b>House prices are stabilising</b><p>Average UK …

IDS plan to kill social housing in 4 years – JayneLinney

<b>Jayne writes: Before anyone dismisses this as just another of #IDS ‘fag-packet’ ideas, read Joe Halewood’s take below – and to quote his closing</b> …

The Anti-Poverty Case for “Smart” Gentrification, Part 1

Gentrification – the migration of wealthier people into poorer neighborhoods – is a contentious issue in most American cities. Many fear that even if …

Investors start flipping Battersea Power Station flats - and they're not even built yet

How to make £150,000 on a property without finishing it, buying it or living in it, thanks to London house price rises<p>Upmarket apartments in the new Battersea Power Station development, which are not even built yet, are already being sold on at a 40pc mark-up, fuelling fears that investors are …

Rule Change Means Developers Pay Less Towards Affordable Housing

As if it's not hard enough to get affordable housing built in this city, the government has quietly made a change reducing the planning obligations …

London underground roads plan unveiled

The mayor of London has announced plans to redesign some of London's busiest roads by having stretches of them go through tunnels.<p>Boris Johnson said work could begin at five locations which would allow the land the road was on, to be developed.<p>The roads are the A4 in Hammersmith, the A13 in Barking …