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08 Apr

Can my brother force me to sell our late father's cottage?

I want to buy my sibling out, but we can’t agree on a price and now he wants to go to courtQ My brother and I inherited a cottage from my father. The cottage is of great sentimental value to me and...

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07 Apr

Brexit confusion could hit EU tenants in UK, say landlords

Residential Landlords Association blames lack of clarity over settled status schemeEU citizens will face problems renting properties in the UK because of Brexit, private landlords have said.The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) said the confusion over Brexit meant some landlords were likely to...

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07 Apr

Councils face a losing battle as they crack down on rogue agencies

Despite dawn raids and legal action, the number of unlicensed rentals in houses of multiple occupation continues to growIt was before sunrise on a wintry morning that we gathered on a street corner in north London – a clutch of council officials,...

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06 Apr

Persimmon launches review in drive to rebuild its image

Most profitable housebuilder in UK has been beset by a pay scandal and quality complaints The UK’s most profitable housebuilder, Persimmon, is launching an independent review of its customer care, culture and the quality of its work as it attempts to move...

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06 Apr

Nationwide gets back to its roots by building homes

Building society takes on the developers with plans for not-for-profit homesA century ago the predecessor to today’s Nationwide building society was instrumental in building Letchworth, the first of Britain’s garden cities. Now the mutual society is going back to the future and...

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05 Apr

Let’s move to Whitstable, Kent: pockets of peace on the gentrified seaside

The town still manages to balance quite-posh delis with men’s outfitters from the age of Perry ComoWhat’s going for it? I’m an old hand at Whitstable. Not as old as some of the seadogs nursing pints in the Neptune. But I’ve been...

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05 Apr

House prices hold up better than forecast amid Brexit doubts

Drop in March from February but Halifax says UK prices up year on year in first quarterUK house prices held up better than expected in March as supply constraints outweighed uncertainty over the Brexit process, according to figures from Halifax.The high street...

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05 Apr

Homes for sale with a car charging point – in pictures

Plug in and get on the move to these properties, from Scotland to East Sussex Continue reading… Continue Reading

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04 Apr

Berlin's rental revolution: activists push for properties to be nationalised

Support is growing for a referendum on whether to ban large landlords from the German capital and turn their property into social housing stockWhen Berliners take to the streets on Saturday to protest against rising rents, 77-year-old Barbara von Boroviczeny will be...

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03 Apr

The World’s Most Secure Buildings | The B1M

From underground military bunkers and gold reserves to historic and rarely accessed religious archives, we've unlocked the world’s most secure buildings. For more by The B1M subscribe now: http://ow.ly/GxW7y Read the full story on this video, including images and useful…

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