The BT Tower seen from Fitzroy Square in central London
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London’s Fitzrovia hits the big prime

A series of new residential projects is set to give a lift to the bohemian neighbourhood — and its prices

High fashion: Centre Point gets a makeover

London tower covered in artwork during residential conversion

The £189m Library of Birmingham, which opened in 2013
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Birmingham: one of Europe’s ‘hot’ cities

Britain’s second city has become a magnet for businesses, workers, investors and home buyers

Brakes off for Brighton and Hove’s market

With the election out of the way, the seaside city is expecting more London buyers to head south

Granary Square, part of the King’s Cross development, is now a popular place to congregate
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King’s Cross, London: building a community

Tech offices and art school help attract a mix of people as part of major regeneration project

The rise of African buyers in London

Interest in the capital is growing, particularly from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa

The City of London’s skyline
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Property buyers circle London’s Square Mile

Interest in the City of London returns after last year’s mortgage slowdown

The roof garden at Crossrail Place retail complex in Canary Wharf, east London
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Canary Wharf: a place to call home?

The east London district’s cachet is growing with new developments and the arrival of Crossrail

House prices rise at fastest rate since June

Nationwide reports 1% April rise but warns on new home numbers

Miliband in pledge to scrap stamp duty

Labour makes starter-home tax vow

Bath draws buyers relocating from London

Demand outstrips supply in a city popular with movers and expats

Property law: family members and deposits

Insurance for house deposits from parents; regulating private renting in Wales; and health and safety for domestic building work

Stage set for Stratford’s housing recovery

A series of new developments shows that market confidence is growing in Shakespeare’s birthplace

Rebirth of Elephant and Castle?

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

London’s Shoreditch: hip or hype?

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

Oxford v Cambridge: how they compare for buyers

The two cities have enjoyed changing fortunes in recent years

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

London’s Streatham loses ‘ugly sister’ image

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

BoE attacked over payments system failure

Report finds lack of effective back-ups in a crisis

Property law: the rules on carbon monoxide alarms

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

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