10 Jul 2014 --- Boats on the River Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe --- Image by © Stuart Black/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
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Stage set for Stratford’s housing recovery

New developments show that market confidence is growing in Shakespeare’s birthplace

View of the City from the 27th floor of Two Fifty One, a new tower on Southwark Bridge Road, where studio apartments start from £475,000
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Rebirth of Elephant and Castle?

A major £3bn regeneration plan in south London is not without its critics

A clothing shop on Commercial Street, Shoreditch
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London’s Shoreditch: hip or hype?

The district is outperforming prime central London, but is at risk of losing its edge

Punting on the river Cam in Cambridge
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Oxford v Cambridge: how they compare for buyers

The two cities have enjoyed changing fortunes in recent years

Leeds city hall behind Park Square in Leeds city centre, West Yorkshire, England
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UK property: Leeds in need of recovery

Could new high-speed rail links mobilise commuters and help end the city’s housing slump?

UK mortgage approvals hit 6-month high

Data point to housing market rebound as rates continue to fall

The spire of English Martyrs Church in Streatham
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London’s Streatham loses ‘ugly sister’ image

Average property prices in the district have increased almost 64 per cent since 2010

The bank of England, City of London.
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BoE attacked over payments system failure

Report finds lack of effective back-ups in a crisis

James Ferguson illustration
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Property law: the rules on carbon monoxide alarms

Alarms in rental properties; liability for faulty building works; and flood insurance

‘An Accident’ (1926) by LS Lowry, depicting Pendlebury in Manchester
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Manchester powers on

The city is leading the region’s recovery and is at the centre of plans to create a ‘northern powerhouse’

Twyford’s housing market and the George Clooney factor

Commuter villages around the Berkshire town are attracting growing interest since the rumoured arrival of the Hollywood star

Regulator urged to review SME hedging

City minister ‘strongly supports’ call for independent review

The Channel Islands tax debate

Jersey and Guernsey may offer ‘low-tax’ perks but they would rather be known as a different kind of haven

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

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

Reasons to quit London: the ‘new prime’ locations

A look at the top family-friendly cities and towns

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

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

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

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

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 likely implications for the capital – and bordering regions – if it had the power to decide its own interest rate policy

Skyscraper naming etiquette, version 2.0

The row between Salesforce and the City portends further friction

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

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