03 Jul

Homes for sale with an artist's studio – in pictures

Get stuck into a masterpiece without leaving home at these light-filled properties Continue reading… Continue Reading

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01 Jul

UK annual house prices fall for first time since 2012

Property values down by 0.1% compared with June 2019, says NationwideCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAnnual house price growth ground to a halt in June, with property values down by 0.1% year on year, according to Nationwide building society.It was...

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01 Jul

Evictions could treble due to coronavirus rent debts, activists warn

Campaigners urge government to protect tenants in arrears and widen eligibility for housing benefitsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of households made homeless after being evicted for falling behind on the rent could treble if the government does not...

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30 Jun

Redrow shifts its housebuilding focus away from London

Developer warns pandemic will hit profits as it gears up for working-from-home marketThe housebuilder Redrow is scaling back construction in London in favour of suburban areas around the country as the coronavirus pandemic prompts buyers to look for more space and the...

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29 Jun

UK home loans fall 90% since start of Covid-19 crisis

Figures drop to lowest rate since at least the early 1990s, says Bank of EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of new home loans approved in Britain has fallen by 90% since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to...

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29 Jun

I live in a vicarage – why am I discriminated against on stamp duty?

We are unable to claim back the higher-rate duty on a flat we own as it is not our main residenceQ It seems that clergy are discriminated against by the rules on higher-rate stamp duty. We do not own our main residence,...

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27 Jun

Want to escape the city? Here are 10 UK property hotspots

More people ponder life away from cities as coronavirus makes working from home commonplaceSince the coronavirus pandemic hit, many people who used to head into the office every day have found themselves working from home. And with many companies unable to argue...

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26 Jun

From wrecked cars to catwalk: the fashion hothouse born in a row of lock-ups

It’s had Huguenot weavers, Jewish traders and Bangladeshi tailors. But east London is not the clothing powerhouse it was. Could a £6m startup built from garages in Poplar see it sashaying back? A clothing rail full of crisp new garments sits where...

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26 Jun

Yorkshire building society relaunches 90% mortgages for first-time buyers

The lender had suspended such home loans earlier this month after unprecedented demandYorkshire building society has relaunched 90% mortgages for first-time buyers and cut its interest rates, in a rare piece of good news for those trying to get on to the...

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25 Jun

The Jenrick-Desmond row lays bare the rotten heart of the UK planning system | Simon Jenkins

The random luxury towers going up around Britain have everything to do with profits, nothing to do with housingThe law was broken. There is no argument. At a dinner, a planning minister, Robert Jenrick, sat next to a developer who attempted to...

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