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House prices in south of England fall for first time since 2009

Brexit uncertainty takes toll but prices climb slowly in east Midlands and east of EnglandHouse prices have fallen across the south of England for the first time since the last recession in 2009, as...

Low interest rates benefit millennials, not pensioners | Phillip Inman

Borrowers have the whip hand – in Denmark one bank has even started paying them to take out a loanSavers in Denmark must be squealing with pain at the advent of the world’s first...

Danish bank launches world’s first negative interest rate mortgage

Jyske Bank will effectively pay borrowers 0.5% a year to take out a loanA Danish bank has launched the world’s first negative interest rate mortgage – handing out loans to homeowners where the charge...

Landmark verdict over letting agency that posed as a club

£42,273 fine marks a ‘major victory’ for all private tenantsA lettings agency that posed as a membership club to dodge tenancy laws has been fined more than £40,000 in the first prosecution of its...

Talk of a public housing renaissance in London is fake news

Developers exploit spurious definitions of affordability to pretend they are solving a housing crisis they helped to createAs academics researching the UK housing crisis, we are all too familiar with the extreme lack of...

My little summerhouse has upset my neighbour. Do I need planning permission for it?

I’d intended to use my 2.4m by 2.1m building as a painting studio. I don’t want to get into an argument, but the complaint is spoiling my enjoyment of itQ I have recently had...

Let’s move to Chichester, West Sussex: it punches well above its weight

This place has no dark side, unless it’s hidden deep, deep in its repressed pastWhat’s going for it? Chichester is so generally lovely, it’s impossible to be rude about it. For a city of...

Houses with swimming pools – in pictures

From a ‘natural’ pool in Suffolk to a heated one in northerly Perthshire, here are some homes to whet your appetite Continue reading… Continue Reading

Me, the church and its property portfolio | Letter from the Rev Paul Nicolson

In the Rev Paul Nicolson, a letter writer from America chose the wrong person to attack on the Church of England’s management of its propertyI am strongly miffed that the Guardian should publish a...

UK housing market at its weakest point in a decade, says Savills

Upmarket property firm blames Brexit uncertainty for putting off would-be buyersThe UK housing market is at the weakest point since the global financial crisis a decade ago as Brexit uncertainty puts off buyers, according...
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