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Buying & Mortgages

How to get a mortgage: what first-time buyers need to do to prepare

Wondering where to start? Here’s what you need to do to ready yourself for that mortgage application

Interiors

Inside the chateau-inspired renovation of a 16ft-wide terrace house

Fulham family starts with a new loft en suite, adds a kitchen extension, reconfigures ground and first floors, then goes for the full set with a basement.

Property News

Rumoured stamp duty holiday extension would save 100k home sales

The extension would come after months of pressure from the industry and a 150,000-strong online petition

Renting

15% of London renters now owe their landlords money for back rent

An influential group of charities and industry bodies has warned that ‘more renters will lose their homes in the coming months’ without further action from the Chancellor

Buying & Mortgages

From Kensington to Peckham — where you can buy with deposits from £5k

This spring a series of new developments in some of London’s best-located urban villages from Maida Vale to Wimbledon will launch for first-time buyers with small deposits

Celebrity homes

Ed Sheeran can legally enjoy 30th in the pub thanks to property empire

Despite lockdown, the Shape of You singer could choose to celebrate his 30th birthday at the pub — because he has his own private one at his Suffolk home.

Property News

Extra £3.5bn added to cladding fund but true cost could be £100bn

Nearly four years on from Grenfell fire, the Government’s fire safety funding still falls short.

Property News

Our block could go up in flames: dangers and costs overwhelm residents

Insurmountable costs and a litany of safety issues have left owners in a corner.

Homes & Property

A big-budget home overhaul to inspire your future renovation projects

A top-to-bottom home transformation packed with clever ideas to inspire your next home makeover project

Homes & Property

6ft-wide house and butchers’ shop among most unusual London home sales

Among the most remarkable homes to have been put on the market this year is John Lennon and Ringo Starr's Georgian retreat — still for sale for those with a spare £11 million

Homes & Property

Did any of the house price forecasts get it right in 2020?

From Brexit to lockdown, property market forecasters have been kept on their toes this year.
Property News

Did any of the house price forecasts get it right in 2020?

From Brexit to lockdown, property market forecasters have been kept on their toes this year.

Interiors

A big-budget home overhaul to inspire your future renovation projects

A top-to-bottom home transformation packed with clever ideas to inspire your next home makeover project.

Homes & Property

How 2020 changed the homes we bought and what we did in them

From flipping to basement flats, the winners and losers of the year in housing

Homes & Property

How 2020 changed the homes we bought and what we did in them

From flipping to basement flats, the winners and losers of the year in housing. 
Property News

How 2020 changed the homes we bought and what we did in them

From flipping to basement flats, the winners and losers of the year in housing. 

Interiors

This small London flat makeover is a masterclass in budget buying

Marlène Fao, who runs @my_mindful_home interiors blog, and her boyfriend achieved a chic transformation of a Wimbledon ex-rental flat. 

Homes & Property

Applications for Help to Buy 2021 are open — all you need to know

Applications open today for the new iteration of Help to Buy. Here's how it works and how to tell if it's the best option for you

Homes & Property

How does the new Help to Buy 2021 work and what are the pros and cons?

Applications open today for the new iteration of Help to Buy. Here's how it works and how to tell if it's the best option for you
Buying & Mortgages

How does the new Help to Buy 2021 work and what are the pros and cons?

Applications open today for the new iteration of Help to Buy. Here's how it works and how to tell if it's the best option for you

Homes & Property

John Lennon's fairytale home among fascinating homes for sale in 2020

John Lennon and Ringo Starr's former Georgian retreat is among the most remarkable homes to have been put on the market this year — and it's still for sale for those with a spare £11 million. 
Property News

15 mins to fun: hip areas a stone's throw from the reopened West End

Four of the hippest neighbourhoods to call home within 20 minutes of the newly reopened West End.

Buying & Mortgages

3 shared ownership London launches with flats from £70k for a share

Get on the London property ladder with a 25 per cent share of a one-bedroom flat from £70,000.

Homes & Property

How property guardianship helped one filmmaker win big at the Baftas

Edward Watts won a Bafta for his documentary For Sama while living in a derelict church — but the scheme's not for everyone

Homes & Property

How to beat the stamp duty tax holiday deadline

Preparation is key to maximising your chance of getting in under the stamp duty holiday wire. 
Homes & Property

Property guardianship helped For Sama doc maker win big at the Baftas

Edward Watts won a Bafta for his documentary For Sama while living in a derelict church — but the scheme's not for everyone
Renting

Property guardianship helped For Sama doc maker win big at the Baftas

Edward Watts won a Bafta for his documentary For Sama while living in a derelict church — but the scheme's not for everyone

Homes & Property

How to beat the stamp duty tax holiday deadline

Preparation is key to maximising your chance of getting in under the stamp duty holiday wire. 

Homes & Property

Five hidden London areas where houses cost the same as a central flat

Where to buy a house for the price of a central London flat without leaving town.
Property News

Five hidden London areas where houses cost the same as a central flat

Where to buy a house for the price of a central London flat without leaving town.