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

Abbey House, an 11-bedroom manor house in Malmsbury, Wiltshire, £3.25m through Strutt & Parker. Thanks to the fall in sterling, it is now 11 per cent cheaper for dollar buyers

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

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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

Blakeney quay in North Norfolk
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North Norfolk: a backwater with buzz

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

The long sandy beaches in Sandbanks, Dorset
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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, Chelsea

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

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Property law: garden features

Our sellers are taking the garden with them — statues, plants, trees: the lot — can they do this?

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

Brexit worries hit London office market

Deals fall to lowest level in 4 years as investors pull back ahead of vote

Watchdog deals fresh blow for OnTheMarket

Agents that collude to join site face penalties, says CMA

Is it my land or my neighbour’s?

Your neighbour will need to show the Land Registry that he has controlled this area for at least 10 years — but you can object

Country living in London?

The areas around the two St Paul’s schools in Barnes and Brook Green offer buyers a taste of country life

Property law: stamp duty abroad

Unfortunately, it is payable where the purchaser owns another residential property anywhere in the world

Glasgow ramped up for growth

Prices in the Scottish city are recovering as political stability returns and investors renovate old buildings

Harrow on the Hill: village-style London

The area around Harrow School is becoming increasingly irresistible to foreign buyers


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