All change for London’s Tooting

The once-shabby district is undergoing rapid gentrification as young families move in thanks to the ‘Northern Line effect’

Bliss Mill in Chipping Norton
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Chipping Norton, home of Cotswolds cool

The area appeals to those seeking pretty villages, proximity to London, good fee-paying schools and a sprinkling of stardust

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UK property law: noisy tenants

Most leases set ‘quiet enjoyment’ terms, but negotiation may be the only way to minimise disturbance

Hampstead: London’s answer to Bel Air

Boom in bulldoze-and-rebuild-it buyers is ruffling feathers on the capital’s hilltop jewel

Canonbury Square’s late-Georgian terraces were once home to the writers George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh
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London’s Islington woos the centre ground

One of the Labour party’s heartlands in the capital is starting to attract more families and foreign buyers from prime central areas

British Camp reservoir in the Malvern Hills
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The Malverns v the Cotswolds

Excellent schools and good value homes are helping the Malvern Hills to attract more families from London

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UK property law: mountain hide-outs

Any aspiring Bond villain would first need planning permission for residential use — and might need to go ‘off-grid’

An artist’s image of Elizabeth House
©David Chipperfield Architects

Low-rise London: the battles of Waterloo

The district has few towers and apartment blocks thanks to campaigners’ efforts to preserve its distinct character

Stamp duty rise hurts prime London

Sales down again in third quarter as agents blame tax burden

The Great Hall and library at Lincoln’s Inn
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The case for London’s Chancery Lane

The capital’s legal district is luring residential developers but will it ever become a ‘destination’?

Property law: footpaths on private land

The first step to divert a path is to check that there is an alternative route and that it ticks all the legal boxes

Property law: trees that trespass

Anything that hangs over a neighbour’s boundary without permission is trespassing

London’s street markets and house prices

Street stalls and farmers’ markets help put parts of the capital on the map but can they also drive gentrification?

Is London’s ‘Tech City’ overpriced?

New homes around Silicon Roundabout and Old Street are selling fast but at prices that may deter the area’s workers

New buyers drawn to York’s northern lights

Prime sales in the historic city have hit a 20-year peak, according to one agent, and prices are rising

Property law: neighbours’ extensions

There are rules and procedures on ‘party walls’ to protect owners from works that might affect their property

London’s new ‘breakthrough postcodes’

Maida Vale, Queen’s Park and Hammersmith feel the £1m-plus ripple effect extending from central areas of the capital

Property law: arrears of concern

Deposit protection schemes and effective ways to get tenants to settle outstanding rent

Windsor: royalty, races and rail links

Historic town’s location and beauty offer a rare combination in south-east England

Hackney turns over a new leaf

The London Overground rail-line has transformed the appeal of Hackney Central, Dalston and De Beauvoir

London’s Knightsbridge: a golden postcode?

Residential sales in the high-end district are faltering, with price growth at its slowest rate since 2009

Homes designed by architect Edwin Lutyens

His name rarely adds value to a house, yet he was the most prominent architect of his generation

Newcastle: the Tyne is ripe for investors

The city’s tech industry is flourishing thanks to low rents and high-quality graduates

London’s Highgate given a new dimension

A ‘3D-printed’ house is among the striking contemporary homes starting to appear in the leafy conservation area

Scottish estates retain their allure

Proposals to allow local buyouts and forced sales of land fail to deter overseas buyers seeking country houses

Housing market shows signs of reheating

Surveyors double forecast for price rises to 6% in 2015

New episode for London’s White City

Project to transform BBC Television Centre into high-end homes is part of district’s £8bn regeneration

Waterside homes: the risk of a shore thing

The allure of living by the sea or a river in the UK means buyers are prepared to pay a premium despite the possibility of flooding

London’s Camden rocks the boat

The canalside district now has the third-highest number of start-ups in the capital as it looks to compete with Shoreditch

Property law: issuing a notice to complete

Either party can serve the notice once the agreed completion date has passed — but if you serve it, you stay in control

London’s Holland Park: room with a mews

The area stands out from the rest of prime central London — so why have sales stalled?

Property law: unauthorised extensions

Enforcement of planning rules generally applies to the current owner, even if they didn’t break them in the first place

Property law: student accommodation

Legal points, tenant responsibility and deposits

Leeds site testifies to UK property cycle

Development rises on land where scheme went bust in 2010 lending drought

Dandy London: St James’s returns to resi

Residential is returning to the area where ‘Beau’ Brummell once swashed and buckled

Property law: fixture or fitting?

Having a solicitor write down exactly what a seller intends to take or leave will help iron out any uncertainties

Nautical but nice: Lymington, Hampshire

The popular sailing town has charm, character and no shortage of buyers seeking a berth

Property law: the right to manage

Leaseholders must do their homework before seeking to take over the management of a building

Buyers flock to London development land

Foreign investors push dealmaking up 118% on last year, the highest level since 2007

Edinburgh braced for big build-up

A new wave of development is set to change the face of the Scottish capital — but not everyone is impressed