Dancers on the streets during Notting Hill Carnival
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Notting Hill: rain on the parade?

As the London’s district gears up for its annual carnival, home prices in the area continue to fall in the wake of the Brexit vote

UK housing policy is failing the country

At the core of any success is a strong public-private partnership, writes John McTernan

View of Rock from Porthilly
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Cornwall’s Rock on a roll

Village is a hotspot for wealthy Londoners drawn to its gastro and sailing scenes

Clerkenwell Green and St James’s Church
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Clerkenwell bucks central London trend

Home to alehouses and architects, the area’s raffish reputation is central to its appeal

A section of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment head back to their barracks in Knightsbridge
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Knightsbridge, London: prices fall 8%

Swanky neighbourhood’s property market not helped by a lack of new development due to high land values and small plot sizes

Caro and Peter Ayre outside Greenham Hall, Somerset
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How to make money out of a heritage home

The owners of historic houses who transformed a costly burden into a moneymaking B&B or hotel

Hammerson reports UK property value drop

Group blames stamp duty and prices weakening for retail parks

Property law

How tenants can take over their building

The first option is to form a company that applies to take control of the landlord’s management functions but not the ownership

Yorkshire has the perfect Dales pitch

The national park in northern England is expanding in size — and popularity

The Red Arrows flying over Admiralty Arch during the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in 2016
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Admiralty Arch: London’s grand entrance

Built to be part-triumphal gateway, part-residence and part-office, the monument now has a new guise — as a hotel and apartments

OnTheMarket restriction faces legal test

Site suing estate agents for listing on more than one other portal

Will Brexit mean bargains for homebuyers?

How the UK’s decision to leave the EU could impact the property market and where the new opportunities are to be found

Can I allow my home to be used in a film?

Turning your house into a movie star is tempting, but potential problems could be time overrunning and damage to property

North Norfolk: a backwater with buzz

The county’s coastal villages are a hit with buyers from London — and prices are rising

Sandbanks: Britain’s priciest coastline

The small peninsula in Dorset is the UK’s version of Palm Springs: just remember to bring your champagne-bucket and spade

The Boltons: where no one wants to leave

A Brexit price dip could benefit buyers in the central London street — if they can find anyone who’ll sell

Property law: garden features

Can our sellers take their garden — plants, trees and the shed —with them?

Is this the peak of Islington, London?

Canonbury and Barnsbury are among the borough’s most desirable areas — but agents warn price rises could be slowing

Can I open my garden to the public?

It could be a great way to get to know your neighbours, but there are issues surrounding insurance and health and safety

Picture-perfect homes in Constable Country

Detached homes in Dedham Vale — in the area made famous by the artist — cost 35 per cent above the Essex and Suffolk average

Brexit: doom or boom for UK property?

Two estate agents give contrasting views on what leaving the EU could mean for house prices and international investment

Bounceback for London’s Bayswater?

It is hoped new developments north of London’s Hyde Park will revive the area’s faltering property market

Scottish Highlands in buyers’ sights

The country is world-renowned for its hunting, shooting and fishing — but is now a good time to bag a trophy home there?

London’s Camberwell: a bohemian backwater

Despite having no Tube station, creative Londoners are drawn to the district for its lively arts scene and diverse community

Hebden Bridge: not a run-of-the-mill place

The textiles town in northern England is popular with artists and writers, and is known as the ‘lesbian capital of the UK’

EU buyers withdraw from London property

Sales drop in prime areas as buyers await outcome of Brexit vote

Hay-on-Wye: Wales’s answer to Notting Hill

The small rural town has allure beyond its book festival, as rising home values demonstrate

Changing fortunes on Sloane Street

Despite its cachet and lofty prices, residential sales in the area have suffered over the past year

Flood Re provides lifeboat for victims

New scheme hopes to make itself obsolete within 25 years

Highly rated Edinburgh feels the pinch

The new 3 per cent tax surcharge on second homes seems to be cooling the high-end market — but only in some areas of the city

London’s Kentish Town has growing appeal

It may once have been described as an ‘odious swamp’ but prices are rising in the well-loved area — and developers are moving in

Cheltenham: a picture of health

Once a popular destination for its curative waters, the historic spa town is enjoying a revival, as is its property market

London’s Bond Street: designer to Dickensian

Shoppers are spoilt for choice but the pickings are not so rich for buyers of prime property in an area where homes tend to be small

How to stop a drone flying over your home

Anyone operating such a drone for recreational use is required to follow guidelines published by the Civil Aviation Authority

Homebuying with the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’

What are the factors (and dangers) for parents to consider before they contribute towards a property for their offspring

Manchester: excellence within reach

The prestigious Manchester Grammar School is well positioned for homebuyers in the city’s affluent southern suburbs

The woes of renting in London

Like many young people in the capital, Sebastian Payne has struggled to find decent digs he can afford to rent, let alone buy

New Forest property: where to branch out

Prices in southern England’s national park are rising fast — but it is the lesser-known villages that are luring buyers

Square living in London’s Ladbroke Grove

Homes in the area’s plush squares are highly sought after by families seeking easy access to private communal gardens

Can I knock down a dividing wall?

Check the terms of your lease. You may require consent from your landlord, as well as planning permission to merge two flats


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