30 Mar

First-time buyers: how will coronavirus crisis affect our move?

We’re due to move at the end of April and don’t know if this qualifies as essential travelQ We are in the process of buying our first house, with our expected moving in date at the end of April 2020. We are...

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28 Mar

Britons go on shopping spree to ease grind of Covid-19 confinement

Online trade booms as people stock up with jigsaw puzzles, crafts and gardening gearThe prospect of weeks trapped at home has seen Britons embark on unlikely shopping sprees as they create home offices and gyms but also embrace hobbies ranging from dressmaking...

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27 Mar

Let’s move to Linlithgow, West Lothian: Silicon Glen capital with a regal past

There’s still romance here, but the seat of monarchs has given way to humble, suburban dreamsWhat’s going for it? Linlithgow wears its 21st-century role as a commuter town in the sweet spot between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the way a megastar of...

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27 Mar

Housebuilder shares plunge after people urged to delay moves

Government Covid-19 advice has impact on Persimmon, Barratt, Redrow and moreCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageShares in housebuilding companies plunged when the market opened on Friday after the government put the brakes on the housing market, telling people to delay...

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27 Mar

Homes for sale with literary links – in pictures

Take a leaf from authors including Coleridge and Dickens with these well-storied properties Continue reading… Continue Reading

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27 Mar

Confined in rental apartments, millennials decorate virtual homes

Interior design apps are on the rise as homeownership rates among people under 35 have fallen by 20% in the last decadeOut of a desperate desire to avoid the doom-and-gloom news reel for at least a few hours a day and with...

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26 Mar

Number of homes sold in UK expected to plunge by 60% in next three months

Property website Zoopla reports viewings and house moves have ground to halt Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of homes sold in the UK is expected to fall by 60% in the next three months, according to the property...

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26 Mar

Halifax withdraws majority of mortgages

Lender flooded with requests for payment holidays while valuers unable to inspect properties due to coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHalifax, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, has withdrawn the majority of the mortgages it sells through brokers, including all first-time...

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25 Mar

Home evictions rising in Covid-19 crisis, warns Labour

Shadow minister calls for extra ‘housing safety net’ and tenancy guarantees for renters Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLandlords appear to be evicting tenants at record rates despite the government’s promise that no one will lose their home because of...

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24 Mar

UK eviction ban promise broken, say critics

Coronavirus bill extends notice for possession from two to three months but government stresses no renter can be evictedCoronavirus – latest updatesThe “complete ban” on evictions promised by the government has been widely criticised after it emerged that the coronavirus bill merely...

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