Barcelona News

Barcelona clamps down on informal holiday rentals

City council says 7,000 unlicensed holiday rentals in Barcelona. Barcelona has launched a crackdown on illegal, unlicensed apartments used for holiday rentals, increasing the city's number of inspe...
Dublin News

Dublin's Bord Gáis Theatre sold

Landmark property bought by prominent Dublin business people The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in the south Dublin Docklands has been sold for a reported €28 million after being put on the...
London News

Battersea power station summer season

The old Battersea power station, now in the process of redevelopment after decades of controversy, will turn into an open-air cinema during the summer and will screen the World Cup final on 13 July. T...
Vienna News

Vienna property prices still rising

Property prices in the first quarter of 2014 increased by 8 per cent in Vienna even though Austria’s central bank believes that housing in the capital is over priced by about 22 per cent. In the...
Dublin News

New planning zone at Dublin Docklands

22-storey buildings sanctioned in fast-track scheme Dublin Docklands could become a hive of building activity once more following the state's creation of a 66-hectare special planning zone along t...
Dublin News

Dublin’s Victorian fruit market to be redeveloped

The Victorian fruit and vegetable market between Capel Street and the Four Courts in Dublin’s north inner city will be redeveloped next year as a “continental-style” food emporium....
London News

Lighting up London’s Shard

The Shard, Europe’s tallest building, is to be officially inaugurated on 5 July in a spectacular display of light from 12 lasers and 30 search-lights, accompanied by classical music. Light-up is...
Amsterdam News

Ground rent too much in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s city audit office has revealed that the council often overcharges homeowners for ground rent on council land. Most land in the city is owned by the council, which charges a ground...
Paris News

Leaning towers for Paris

Plans have been approved for two leaning skyscrapers in Paris, one 175 m and the other 115 m high. Designed by architect Jean Nouvel they are to be located in the 13th arrondissement in the new hig...
Berlin News

Police to use Battersea power station site

The site of the old Battersea power station, which has been waiting for over a quarter of a century to be redeveloped, has been earmarked as a police transport centre during the Olympic Games which be...
Brussels News

Under-35s to get state help for housing loans in Brussels

New loans have been launched by the state to help under 35s in Brussels get onto the property ladder. Residents of the Brussels region who want to buy their own home and are under 35 will be able to a...
Dublin News

Google buys landmark Dublin building

US internet giant Google has bought Montevetro, Ireland's tallest commercial building, for a reported cash sum of
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam average house prices rising

House prices in Amsterdam bucked the national trend and rose by 4.5 per cent in 2010 according to the city
London News

Rental prices in London soar

Rental prices for property in London are soaring, as demand outstrips supply, according to figures released by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. In the third quarter of 2010 London saw...
Paris News

Central Paris property prices show sharp rise

Real estate prices continue to rise in Paris, despite a depressed market elsewhere in France. In 19 out of 20 Paris districts prices are at record-breaking levels. The sixth arondissement is the m...
Copenhagen News

Multi-million kroner building projects approved for Copenhagen

Copenhagen city council has approved renovation and building projects totalling 9.8 billion kroner over the next four years, reports the Copenhagen Post. Particular emphasis will be on projects in...
Barcelona News

Dangerous defects still affecting hundreds of Barcelona homes

Hundreds of homes in Barcelona are still suffering from dangerous structural defects, 20 years after problems were first detected when a building collapsed. In El Tur
Dublin News

Dublin inner city to be regenerated

An inner-city area of Dublin is to be regenerated. Located on the south-side of the city, the area is parallel to the Grand Canal in the Portobello district. The regeneration scheme involves the d...
Dublin News

Convention Centre Dublin opens

After a 13-year process of prolonged planning issues, the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), Ireland's international conference and event venue, has finally opened. Situated on the North Wall Quay, it is...
London News

Prime Mayfair site sold for record price

A record price has been paid for one acre of London land, says the London Evening Standard. The Oxford Street Park House site owned by Land Securities was sold to Qatari real estate developer Barwa f...