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Stamp duty surcharge on foreign homebuyers ‘could backfire’ on London

Foreign buyers of property worth more than £1.5m will be subject to a record 17 per cent tax rate from next month

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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

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What we know about Budget 2021’s 95 per cent mortgages

The Chancellor has announced a new low-deposit mortgage guarantee scheme - but how will it work?

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Budget housing boom looms as millions of buyers hit agents’ websites

Millions of homebuyers started their property hunt within minutes of yesterday’s Budget

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Rishi Sunak announces stamp duty holiday extension until end of June

The stamp duty holiday will be extended until June 30, the Chancellor confirmed

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Stamp duty holiday extension to trigger ‘spring stampede’, say agents

The tax break is expected to be extended until June in today’s Budget announcement

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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.

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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.

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Window of opportunity for first-time buyers as London prices fall

The capital remains the most expensive place in the country for wannabe homebuyers though

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Private river island in Surrey commuter town sells for £1 million

The private island, with two-bedroom house, is under offer, having gone up for sale for offers above £1 million. 

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Three leafy London areas already popular with 2021 home hunters

Leafy locations seeing renewed interest from pandemic buyers across London this year.
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Flat owners launch £2.2m claim over repairs to fire safety defects

Thousands of other leaseholders in London are embroiled in disputes with developers and contractors.

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10 spectacular homes hidden inside iconic London buildings

Here's our pick of 10 extraordinary design homes to have been listed for sale in London in recent months — from a tiny studio on an iconic Brutalist estate to a penthouse in an Art Deco block in Marylebone. 
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Housing minister announces reform of 'medieval' leasehold laws

Leaseholders are to be given the right to extend their leases by 990 years, at zero ground rent, housing minister Robert Jenrick announced today. 

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Are home moves and viewings allowed during lockdown 3?

The housing market will remain open while some of the harshest restrictions are imposed in England.

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Unusual water tank home for sale on top of iconic east London block

For sale for the second time since its ingenious conversion from a disused water tank, the penthouse was shortlisted for a top architecture prize in 2018. 

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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. 

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Four London neighbourhoods with potential for 2021 homebuyers

Where's hot and where's not? Here are four London locations worth considering if you're looking to find a home in an area on the up.

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'Accidental' lockdown savers push up house prices in home buying surge

Asking prices in London have risen 3.5 per cent since December 2019, the slowest growth rate in the country. 

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Fairytale mansion and London skinny house among most unusual home buys

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. 

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Hidden city farm's renovation bringing new life to east London area

An award-winning renovation is giving formerly overlooked Surrey Docks Farm a new lease of life.

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I'm in a support bubble with the capital's estate agents

The race is on to exchange and complete on a home before the stamp duty holiday ends.