Property news round up 20/02/2015

London estate agent defends £804 per month flat where bed and kitchen are all in one room

Despite resembling little more than a bedsit in the photos, the agent described this Ealing flat as having a “good size living area”, and claimed that the location was a major selling point.

Home prices at record high outside London, despite warnings of a slowdown

Areas including the West Midlands, South East, South West, and Wales, are all experiencing property price highs, while property experts predict that many counties still have room for growth.

Property sales hotspots revealed

Daventry, Alfreton, Pudsey, Selby, Margate, Slough and Clacton-on-Sea are among the country’s top property sales hotspots, having seen big jumps in the number of transactions taking place last year, according to a report.

Landlords and tenants alike are getting sick of estate agent rip-offs

The Sun reported this week that leading UK agents such as Foxtons are making a profit by placing tenants on premium energy tariffs with provider Spark. It’s shady, but sadly not illegal, says Rentify CEO George Spencer.

Which UK city is winning the house price race? 

Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow are all in the running, says the Telegraph‘s property correspondent Anna White.

UK house prices increased by 9.8% last year

And the Indy has the graphs to prove it!