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London’s Holland Park: room with a mews

The area stands out from the rest of prime central London — so why have sales stalled?

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Property law: unauthorised extensions

Enforcement of planning rules generally applies to the current owner, even if they didn’t break them in the first place

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Property law: student accommodation

Legal points, tenant responsibility and deposits

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Leeds site testifies to UK property cycle

Development rises on land where scheme went bust in 2010 lending drought

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Dandy London: St James’s returns to resi

New high-end residential projects in the district where ‘Beau’ Brummell once swashed and buckled

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Property law: fixture or fitting?

Having a solicitor write down exactly what a seller intends to take or leave will help iron out any uncertainties

A street in Lymington, Hampshire, a harbour town located between the Solent and the New Forest
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Nautical but nice: Lymington, Hampshire

The popular sailing town has charm, character and no shortage of buyers seeking a berth

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Property law: the right to manage

Leaseholders need to do their homework before seeking the right to manage their block of flats

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Buyers flock to London development land

Foreign investors push dealmaking to highest since 2007

Edinburgh braced for big build-up

A new wave of development is set to change the face of the Scottish capital — but not everyone is impressed

Dungeness: Britain’s only desert

The headland may be windswept, bleak and home to a nuclear power station but there is no shortage of buyers

Belgravia: London’s next retail hub?

Plans are under way to turn the district into a shopping area to rival Knightsbridge and Chelsea

Property law: penalties for empty flats

London council tackles buy-to-leave; charging tenants gym rent; and new rules for landlords in Wales

Battle for the heart of Spitalfields

Tensions between conservation and development as campaigners fight to save an ancient enclave on the edge of the City

Staying after the summer . . .

The varying fortunes of England’s seaside towns since their Victorian heyday

Tax changes aim to subdue buy to let boom

Estate agents warn that rents are likely to rise in response

Property law: can I dig a basement?

Rules on excavating the ground under your home; Ramblers’ legal victory

Bournemouth basks in digital hotspot

South coast town given boost new lease of life as digital start-ups flock to universities

Which Ashes venue has home advantage?

House-buying prospects near the Test cricket venues

Leaving London for the ’burbs of Cobham

Surrey village is the poster child for prime suburbia

The Stoke Newington steeple chase

Good schools, an arty vibe and green space have made ‘Stokey’ the new Islington

Parsons Green roars back to life

West London enclave rides out slump in Fulham prices

Déjà views on the Isle of Man

British Crown’s self-governing dependency looks to lure buyers and entrepreneurs

The tides that bind in Cornwall

A growing number of buyers are looking beyond summer homes to live and work in the southwest

Seeds of a UK property crisis?

A housing shortage means villages risk being filled with identikit cul-de-sacs

Apsley House: a home fit for victory

The duke opens up the house that Wellington rebuilt after the battle of Waterloo

The Michelin-star effect on house prices

A fine-dining award will boost a restaurant’s business, but can it also lift the local housing market?

The price of riverside living in London

In some areas, a home within 100 metres of the Thames costs almost a third more than one in the next 900 metres

High fashion: Centre Point gets a makeover

London tower covered in artwork during residential conversion

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

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

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

Property buyers circle London’s Square Mile

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

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