Global super-rich bought 153 homes for at least £20m each in past year

Global super-rich bought 153 homes for at least £20m each in past year Highest number of sales in Hong Kong as London’s ultra-prime housing market slips amid Brexit concerns More than 150 homes around the world changed hands for more than £20m ($25m) each in the past year, as the “relentless creation Read more about Global super-rich bought 153 homes for at least £20m each in past year[…]

Can I refuse to allow a letting agent to take photos of my flat?

Can I refuse to allow a letting agent to take photos of my flat? I’m not comfortable having photos of my home and possessions on the internet Q I currently live in a rented flat but I am buying a house. I have given notice to my letting agent and my tenancy Read more about Can I refuse to allow a letting agent to take photos of my flat?[…]

Mayor Sadiq Khan to look at imposing rent controls in London

Mayor Sadiq Khan to look at imposing rent controls in London Exclusive: Arguments in favour of capping rent inflation ‘overwhelming’, Khan tells MP The mayor of London has hinted that he is considering introducing rent controls across the capital in a radical overhaul of private rental laws. Sadiq Khan told an MP Read more about Mayor Sadiq Khan to look at imposing rent controls in London[…]

Expand 'commonhold' ownership system, government urged

Expand ‘commonhold’ ownership system, government urged Law Commission backs move that would offer alternative to landlord-controlled leaseholds The rarely used “commonhold” system of home ownership should be expanded as an alternative to landlord-controlled leaseholds which are increasingly resented, the Law Commission is recommending. In a public consultation launched on Monday, the government’s Read more about Expand 'commonhold' ownership system, government urged[…]

Meet the mites who’ll keep plants bug-free

Meet the mites who’ll keep plants bug-free Here’s the professional solution to indoor pests With the exploding interest in houseplants, I am increasingly flooded with questions about how to deal with indoor pests. It seems to be a particular problem at this time of year as people bring plants, which have been Read more about Meet the mites who’ll keep plants bug-free[…]

Allotment anxiety: I’m injured and can’t visit – will it miss me? | Allan Jenkins

Allotment anxiety: I’m injured and can’t visit – will it miss me? | Allan Jenkins Allan Jenkins is convalescing and fretting over his abandoned plot of land I am currently exiled from the allotment, confined to a room facing our roof terrace, hoping the assorted narcissi and tulip bulbs will soon burst Read more about Allotment anxiety: I’m injured and can’t visit – will it miss me? | Allan Jenkins[…]

Hannah Weiland: ‘I like to do things slowly. It gives a home personality’

Hannah Weiland: ‘I like to do things slowly. It gives a home personality’ The fashion designer’s mews home is a colourful blend of old favourites and new styles It’s a mist-wreathed December morning and Hannah Weiland is in her element. “I love winter because it gives me the chance to wear a Read more about Hannah Weiland: ‘I like to do things slowly. It gives a home personality’[…]

‘The builders thought we were mad’: a Victorian terrace revamped

‘The builders thought we were mad’: a Victorian terrace revamped How two young designers, inspired by their travels, transformed a neglected house When Magnus Pettersen and Ella Jones visited Japan in September 2017, they were obsessed with the sliding paper walls and wooden partitions they saw everywhere, from Tokyo to Kyoto. These Read more about ‘The builders thought we were mad’: a Victorian terrace revamped[…]

Let’s move to Bangor, County Down: cheery charm and Belfast’s smart set

Let’s move to Bangor, County Down: cheery charm and Belfast’s smart set If you want a marina of yachts or kiss-me-quick seaside, this is the place for you What’s going for it? Bangor is quite the surprise. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I think it involved grey pebbledash. The Read more about Let’s move to Bangor, County Down: cheery charm and Belfast’s smart set[…]

UK house price growth slips to six-year low amid Brexit uncertainty

UK house price growth slips to six-year low amid Brexit uncertainty Prices grew by only 0.3% in the year to November, down from 1.5% in October, Halifax says House prices grew at the slowest rate in almost six years in November as wavering consumer confidence before the UK’s departure from the EU Read more about UK house price growth slips to six-year low amid Brexit uncertainty[…]

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