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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.

Property News

Virtual home sells for over £370,000 – and it doesn’t even exist

The digital property can only be experienced in virtual reality, but it still costs more than the average UK house

Renting

‘Magical’ flats with floating beds to launch in London co-living block

The 255 sq ft flats will launch at a new high end co-living development in Wembley this year

Interiors

Incredible design lots on offer in auction to end female homelessness

All proceeds from the Museum of the Home’s design-conscious auction will go towards a new initiative tackling issues around female and family homelessness

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

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

Celebrity homes

This Is MY House: Bill Bailey and Emily Atack join BBC property show

The pair will be appear on the celebrity panel for this new ‘house snooping’ game show, alongside comedians Judi Love and Jamali Maddix

Interiors

Virtual furniture collection sold for £320k and can’t even be used irl

The Argentinian designer’s piece can only be experienced via virtual reality or platforms like Minecraft

Celebrity homes

Robbie Williams puts ‘haunted’ Wiltshire mansion up for sale... again

Williams has previously said that the house ‘gives him the creeps’ and first tried to sell it in 2010

Celebrity homes

An £8.8m L.A.-style home is on sale in Ireland’s A-list ‘Amalfi Coast’

Is it Hollywood? Is it Sorrento? No, it’s the east coast of Ireland.

Gardening

Shed of the Year 2021: entries open to find ultimate lockdown DIY hero

Got a shed load of creativity? You could win yourself £1,000