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Buying & Mortgages

What we know about Government-backed 95% mortgages starting today

The Chancellor’s new low-deposit mortgage guarantee scheme is available to lenders from today. Here’s how it works.

Interiors

Inside the vibrant, treasure-trove London home of actress Ninka Scott

Actress Ninka Scott bought her Victorian townhouse for £100,000 four decades ago. Now it’s going on the market for £2.45 million. Ailis Brennan takes a look at a home that’s as colourful as its owner’s life.

Interiors

Transform your garden with vibrant accessories designed by artists

Hosting alfresco? Here’s our pick of fabulous accessories made by artists to help your garden stand out from the crowd.

Celebrity homes

Schitt’s Creek’s ‘Rosebud Motel’ on the market for £1.15 million

Schittheads, listen up . You can now buy the Golden Globe-winning sitcom’s famous ‘Rosebud Motel’.

Luxury

Greenwich ‘castle’ home inspired by the Bastille on sale for £2.75m

The 18th century Maze Hill property was designed by the architect behind Oxfordshire’s Blenheim Palace

Property News

Notting Hill among top global markets ‘primed for post-Covid growth’

The district was the only London neighbourhood to be mentioned, and one of just two locations in the UK

Renting

Renters ‘face losing homes and damaged credit scores’ say landlords

The comments follow the government’s announcement that the ban on residential evictions will be extended until May 31

Buying & Mortgages

Five up-and-coming areas where the average 5% deposit is under £20k

From areas welcoming Hollywood-funded film studios to the Crossrail-ready towns set to soar in value

Celebrity homes

Santa Monica mansion that housed Fleetwood Mac on sale for £36 million

Have you any dreams you’d like to sell? Because you’d need to be a Gold Dust Woman to afford this house...

Celebrity homes

Village people: why owning your own town is the new private island

You could own the pub, the spa and even the church for less than a London house, says Ailis Brennan

Celebrity homes

Most expensive home in US listed for £90 million

The Beverly Hills house was also a location for a Beyoncé’s visual album, and hosted JFK and wife Jackie on their honeymoon

Renting

London rental demand drops by almost half pushing rents down with it

While commuter belt interest has soared, London’s estate agents say that it is the halt in the international market that is as much to blame