26 Sep

Trump's firm wins permission for luxury homes development in Scotland

Licence granted for area close to golf course despite objections from Aberdeenshire residents Donald Trump’s family firm has won permission to build a luxury housing estate beside his Aberdeenshire golf course despite record objections from local residents and anti-Trump protesters.Aberdeenshire councillors approved...

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26 Sep

Windows at our new homes shattered – but the developer won't pay

It says it can no longer be liable for the fault in the glass, even though we can’t afford to fix itThree years ago I bought a home in a Grade II-listed property renovated by developer Urban Splash. Each apartment is a...

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23 Sep

Do I count as a first-time buyer if my wife already owns a home?

I’m wondering if I’m eligible for a help-to-buy Isa and stamp duty relief Q My wife and I are both about 50. When we met 20-plus years ago she had already bought a house which I moved into. We have decided now...

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22 Sep

More than 8 million people in England living in unsuitable housing

Research shows people in need outnumber those on social waiting lists by two to oneMore than 8 million people, equivalent to the population of London, are living in unsuitable housing in England, according to analysis suggesting the scale of the housing crisis...

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21 Sep

Student halls and food malls: House of Fraser turns over a new lease

As old leases expire, landlords look at innovative options to reuse department store sitesHouse of Fraser in Wolverhampton is set to be closed down and redeveloped as student housing or lecture halls, as a £3m sale of the property is expected to...

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21 Sep

Is patio decking worth it – or is there a better alternative?

I’m worried decking might look good for a year or so, but then go downhill fastEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers...

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20 Sep

Let’s move to Buxton, Derbyshire: it’s good for mind, body and soul

After a few years in the doldrums, today’s hankering for wellbeing and hen-do spa parties has put a spring back in its stepWhat’s going for it? One thousand feet up in the clouds (OK, drizzle), with barely a street not at a...

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20 Sep

Homes for sale with blue plaques – in pictures

From London to Yorkshire, these historic properties all have illustrious former residents Continue reading… Continue Reading

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18 Sep

House prices in Britain rising at slowest rate for seven years

Steep declines in London and south as weak wage growth still cuts out younger buyersHouse prices in Britain are rising at the slowest annual rate for seven years as Brexit uncertainty dampens consumer demand.Dragged down by steep declines in London and the...

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16 Sep

Kevin McCloud firm's development resembles 'bomb site', say locals

Grand Designs presenter’s company has yet to deliver on promises while investors are facing up to 97% lossesLocal residents claim a flagship development built by TV property guru Kevin McCloud’s troubled housing empire, which was supposed to have been completed in 2018,...

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