London’s changing population hotspots

How the number of people in the capital’s 33 boroughs has risen and fallen (and risen again) since 1801

Canning Dock in Liverpool and the Royal Liver Building
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Does Merseyside have powerhouse potential?

Hopes that new homes and improved transport connectivity will tranform the Liverpool area

UK farmland returns more than Mayfair

Prime arable price rises outpace top-end London homes

An illsutration showing a family moving from London
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Reasons to quit London: the ‘new prime’ locations

A look at the top family-friendly cities and towns

Boat houses on the Lea river in Walthamstow Marshes
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London’s Walthamstow: from transient to trendy

The district has overcome its end-of-line status and is now attracting young buyers keen to put down roots

Low tide at Strand-on-the-Green
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London’s Chiswick: a hip hotspot for affluent families

Prices are rising in the once-ordinary suburb thanks to its great schools, café culture and green space

James Ferguson illustration
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Property law: disputes with an executor

An executor should not do anything to disadvantage the ultimate beneficiaries — and the need to check a letting agent’s contract

Detached homes make a comeback in the UK

Demographic changes and economic optimism drive changes

Rising housing costs reshape the UK home

Families share properties and young adults live with parents

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Luxury downturn hits Foxtons’ commission

Agency suffers decline as London property market slows

Vale of the White Horse rides high on housing boom

The area is part of Oxfordshire’s growing tech hub, with 20,500 new homes due to be built in the Vale by 2031

Anna Minton on Britain’s ‘broken’ planning system

It is speculators who are benefiting from rising land values instead of the community as was originally intended

London’s arty Mayfair in the frame for new homes

The eastern fringe of the upmarket area is known for its many art galleries but is now drawing residential developers

Property law: compulsory purchase rules

Seeking higher compensation if the local council wants to build on your land — and the rights of cohabitees

Interactive: the politics of British housing

Explore how geography and politics divide fortunes in Britain’s property market

Property law: the rules on reluctant buyers

What to do if your buyer gets cold feet between exchange and completion — and how to protect private land

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

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