06 Feb

Number of new UK homes registered to be built hits 13-year high

Rise of 1% to 161,022 properties in 2019 remains far short of government targetThe number of new homes registered to be built in the UK last year rose 1% to a 13-year high – but is still far below the government’s target.The...

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05 Feb

The £584 price tag we have had to pay for Land Registry delays

We can’t get our lease registered without a mortgage and can’t get a mortgage without the RegistryMy partner and I extended the low lease of our new flat, a process which took nearly two years and cost £25,000. Our solicitor submitted the...

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05 Feb

UK house price growth at 14-month high, says Nationwide

January property values are 1.9% higher than a year ago and average price stands at £215,897Annual house price growth across the UK jumped to a 14-month high in January as confidence returned to the housing market following the general election.Nationwide Building Society,...

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05 Feb

Homes with an unusual roof – in pictures

There’s no shortage of character at these five properties, from oast houses to castles Continue reading… Continue Reading

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05 Feb

Thousands trapped in limbo by post-Grenfell fire safety standards

Mounting confusion about cladding has forced many to rent – or live in unsaleable homesIt was in April 2018 that Danyal Aziz reserved a shared-ownership flat at the Paragon in Ilford, east London. The development, built with government funding to provide affordable...

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05 Feb

Let’s move to the north Pembrokeshire coast: a place to escape the universe’s ills

Pretty, alluring and a tad quieter than the southern shores, this is an illustrious stretch of coastlineWhat’s going for it? It’s that time of the year when I fantasise about an escape plan, especially in the current geopolitical climate. Maybe I could...

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05 Feb

Should we sell our home before moving to Scotland?

We’re wondering what the tax implications will be if we end up owning two propertiesQ We want to move to Scotland from England to be near our daughter. We don’t really know which way around to do this: sell our home and...

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24 Jan

Let’s move to Romney Marsh, Kent: ‘It takes a certain someone to love it’

Many will run for the hills, but others find its squelchy fields, sluice gates and forlorn villages impossibly romanticWhat’s going for it? It takes a certain someone to love Romney Marsh. That someone happens to be me. Many will gaze at its...

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24 Jan

Cosy cottages for sale – in pictures

Live a fairytale life in these character properties, from Oxfordshire to Norfolk Continue reading… Continue Reading

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23 Jan

Home ownership among young people rises after decade of decline

Help-to-buy scheme has helped 25- to 34-year-olds get on property ladder, say analystsThe proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds who own their own home in England has increased for the first time in over a decade, according to official figures.The latest English Housing...

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