Elizabeth Line: Queen Makes Surprise Visit to Paddington Station


Elizabeth Line: Queen Makes Surprise Visit to Paddington Station

The Queen has made a surprise visit to see the new Elizabeth line at London’s Paddington Station. The 96-year-old monarch joined her youngest son the Earl of Wessex for the official visit, in what Buckingham Palace described as a “happy development”. It was not known whether she would be able to attend – partly because…

UK Annual Cost of Renting to Climb by as Much as £1,500


UK Annual Cost of Renting to Climb by as Much as £1,500

In just 12 months, the average UK tenant could be paying £800 more a year in rent, according to the latest research by Ocasa, the rental platform specialising in affordable homes that don’t compromise on quality. Following a turbulent pandemic period, the UK rental market is back on track and the analysis of rental market…

World’s First eVTOL Vertiport Opens in United Kingdom


World’s First eVTOL Vertiport Opens in United Kingdom

Set to be the first of many, business leaders from Urban-Air Port and Supernal gathered Monday to open Air-One, the world’s first eVTOL vertiport, in Coventry, United Kingdom. Urban-Air Port, a U.K.-based ground infrastructure developer, demonstrated the world’s first fully operational eVTOL hub in cooperation with Hyundai Motor Group’s urban air mobility division, Supernal. With…

The best places to live in the UK for 2022 have been revealed


The best places to live in the UK for 2022 have been revealed

Every year, the Sunday Times shines a light on some of the best places to reside in the UK. And the rankings for this year have just dropped – and they are guaranteed to offer you plenty of destination inspiration if you’re thinking of a move in the near future. To form the list, experts…

London Crossrail: Elizabeth Line Due to Open on 24 May


London Crossrail: Elizabeth Line Due to Open on 24 May

The delayed and over-budget Crossrail project will finally open this month, Transport for London (TfL) has said. The Abbey Wood to Paddington section will open to passengers on 24 May, although initially trains will not run on Sundays or call at Bond Street. Known as the Elizabeth line, it was meant to start running in…

Future UK homebuyers to be Freed From Expensive Ground Rent Bills on 30 June


Future UK homebuyers to be Freed From Expensive Ground Rent Bills on 30 June

The UK government’s ban on charging ground rent on leases in England and Wales comes into force on 30 June 2022. Future homebuyers will see their prospective property bills reduce in just over two months, when the government’s ban on charging ground rent on new leases in England and Wales comes into force. The government…

UK Average House Price Hits a New Record According to Rightmove


UK Average House Price Hits a New Record According to Rightmove

Over the past three months, the average asking price has surged by £19,082, going up by £5,537 in the past month alone, the website says. The average asking price of a house in Britain has hit a new record, pushing over the £360,000 mark, according to website Rightmove. The average asking price has surged by…

UK Government Launches Half-price ‘Rail Sale’


UK Government Launches Half-price ‘Rail Sale’

The UK Government has today launched a ‘rail sale’ alongside 20 train operators, which will offer travellers around 50% off more than one million train tickets on journeys across England, Wales and parts of Scotland. Here’s what you need to know. The ‘Great British Rail Sale’ will see 19 English Government-contracted train operators offer discounts…

UK Average Rents Hit Record High of £1,078


UK Average Rents Hit Record High of £1,078

The average rent in the UK has reached another record high of £1078, up 0.8% on last month, according to the latest market analysis from HomeLet. The data shows that when London is excluded, average UK rents now stand at £910, a rise of 0.9% against last month. All regions across the UK have witnessed…

Rightmove Says UK Average House Price Now at £350,000


Rightmove Says UK Average House Price Now at £350,000

The cost of an average home in the UK has topped £350,000 for the first time, according to Rightmove. Sellers were typically asking £354,564 for a property in March – 1.7% or £5,760 more than in February – the website revealed. It is the biggest monthly increase seen at this time of year since March…