02 May

Railway arches sold off with no thought for tenants, says watchdog

National Audit Office says Chris Grayling’s department ignored businesses based in archesA £1.46bn sale of Network Rail’s property portfolio to private sector buyers was carried out without consideration of the impact on the lives and livelihoods of thousands of sitting tenants, Whitehall’s...

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01 May

First-time buyers benefit from weak house price growth

UK prices grew by less than 1% for fifth month in a row in April, says Nationwide.The housing market tipped further in favour of first-time buyers as prices grew by less than 1% for the fifth month in a row in April,...

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01 May

'Location, location, lung disease': pollution ads target property market

Citizen-funded campaign to flag up illegal levels of toxic air to London buyers and rentersA citizen-funded advertising campaign against air pollution will target the property market with billboard slogans including “Location, location, lung disease” and “The neighbourhood’s gone to the docs”.These will...

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29 Apr

I'm confused about renting and changes to capital gains tax

I’m not sure whether now would be a good time to sell the house I’ve been renting outQ I’m confused about the proposed changes in the capital gains tax system for people selling their home when it has been rented out. I’m...

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28 Apr

Is a cheaper but longer mortgage worth it to get on the ladder?

The rapid extension of mortgage terms from 25 to 40 years means different things for different peopleAs the cost of buying a property continues to exceed the budgets of many homebuyers, the prospect of paying less – but for much, much longer...

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27 Apr

DIY urban gardening hacks for small spaces

Go bold on scent and add drama with glossy-leaved plants to create a cosy urban oasisSmall gardens are often seen as having little or no scope for design. This couldn’t be further from the truth. You can squeeze a lot into a...

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26 Apr

Let’s move to Ripon, North Yorkshire: where all seems right in the world

There’s a flawless cityscape, damn fine tearooms and even an ancient hornblowerWhat’s going for it? One can snigger at local customs – you know, the Ye Olde Knee-Painting Ceremony of Nuneaton, that kind of thing. But I think there’s something just fabulous...

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26 Apr

Blooming wonders: five of the best wisteria-clad homes

From a Grade II-listed house in Shropshire to a hunting lodge in London, here are some floral picks Continue reading… Continue Reading

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24 Apr

MPs call on landlords to scrap 'no DSS' clauses in rental ads

Critics compare refusal of people on benefits to ‘no blacks, no Irish, no dogs’ signsMPs have demanded landlords and letting agents end the practice of screening out people on benefits after hearing claims that “no DSS” clauses have become the 2019 equivalent...

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23 Apr

Net loss of housing to wealthy incomers | Letters

Guardian readers respond to a range of stories on the UK housing crisisThe government should help families like the Earles by keeping rents affordable (Priced out: ‘We had to choose: eat dinner or stay warm’, 22 April). Instead it actively makes their...

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