Property law: the rules on reluctant buyers

James Ferguson illustration
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What to do if your buyer gets cold feet between exchange and completion — and how to deal with trespassing neighbours

Christmas decorations in Eastgate Street, Chester
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Treasured Chester: ancient city with new appeal

The Roman city is benefiting from Manchester’s growing economy, but has been attracting newcomers for 2,000 years

Wardour Street in Soho
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West End living: Soho and Covent Garden

A makeover of the area is helping to lure a new type of buyer to London’s West End

Zoopla sales rise ahead of rival’s launch

OnTheMarket expected to start in January

Yoga and beer at UK’s first community pub

Residents mobilise to block property developer and save their local


High spirits and hangovers after pub vote

Industry reels after MPs move to rein in big companies

Izabella Kaminska: a London-only interest rate?

The logic behind the theory lies in the assumption that the UK capital is transforming into a sovereign city-state

Skyscraper naming etiquette, version 2.0

The row between Salesforce and the City portends further friction

The interior of the Loud & Western building in Fulham, west London

In search of a raw deal in London’s old warehouses

Empty industrial spaces in the UK capital are being repackaged for those seeking a blank canvas

The southern bank in Southwark featuring City Hall and The Shard
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London: the ‘unplannable’ city

Peter Wynne Rees takes a boat trip on the Thames to point out the highs and lows of the capital’s changing skyline

International homebuyers give Surrey a harder edge

The ‘gin and Jag’ set makes way for a new type of buyer in the rolling chalk hills of the county

Brecon Beacons offers low-cost living within a national park

Home prices in the ‘green lung’ of industrial south Wales entice people looking for a lifestyle change

Cambridge enjoys housebuilding boom

Londoners relocating for work, lifestyle or schools, as well as a growing Asian client list, spur new housing developments

Maidstone: a commuter town with a difference

Despite being on the ‘wrong side’ of the capital, its popularity as an affordable base for commuters is rising

Facelift for London’s ‘Glamoursmith’

A series of regeneration projects is set to raise the profile – and appeal – of the once-derided district of Hammersmith

Battersea Power Station transformed

One of London’s most ambitious new residential schemes is finally under way. Kate Allen spends a night in the show flat

Number of small housebuilders plummets

Trade body says banks’ reluctance to lend is main reason

London’s Putney: not just for families

New developments are transforming the district, attracting more young professionals and overseas buyers

London’s Greenwich takes a new turn

One of the capital’s largest regeneration schemes seeks to create a bustling district with 10,000 new homes

Why Dartmouth is Devon on earth

The small town in southwest England has historic buildings, pretty streets and one of the best sailing rivers in the country