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Homes & Property
Property News

Stamp duty cut ‘could spectacularly backfire’ first-time buyers warned

Today’s stamp duty changes will be welcomed by London first-time buyers, however buying incentives risk increasing demand and may see a surge in prices

Celebrity homes

Nick and Susie Cave’s colourful Brighton townhouse on sale for £3.25m

Nick Cave and Susie Bick are selling their Brighton home of 20 years.

Buying & Mortgages

What does the stamp duty cut mean for house prices?

Rather than reducing overall buying costs there are concerns the stamp duty cut will push up house prices

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Property News

Inner London homes for less than the average cost of a flat in Zone 2

Ten London homes in Zone 2 — all priced below the travel zone average.

Property News

7 London and commuter-belt housing schemes win at top UK design awards

Hidden nuclear bunkers, wayfinding for dementia patients and homes with slashed energy bills dominate the awards

Property News

Scottish estate twice the size of Gibraltar on sale for £10m

Located on the west coast of Scotland, the Tayvallich Estate comes with 3,380 acres of land, 13 houses and more than a dozen small islands.

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Where to live

Brompton design curator on this South Kensington enclave’s hidden gems

Jane Withers, curator of Brompton Design District, on how the neighbourhood is a vibrant cultural hub filled with secret spaces

Where to live

Onezone founder Natasha Zone on her ever-evolving London neighbourhood

Onezone founder Natasha Zone put restaurant inspiration, booking and sharing all in one app. She tells Amira Hashish why she’s grateful she calls this ‘secret’ London corner home

Where to live

London leavers find perfect home in coastal town they compromised on

A move to the coast was initially a compromise for the couple, who found themselves priced out of Margate and Broadstairs

Where to live

Herne Hill: a guide to The Johnsons’ rumoured new postcode

The former Prime Minister and his family are rumoured to be moving to leafy SE24 after leaving Downing Street. But is Herne Hill a good place to live?

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Renting

This city just introduced rent control — what’s it like to live there?

The city is an Airbnb hotspot, which makes it harder for long term renters to find a home

Renting

Rent freeze: could London follow Scotland’s lead on rent control?

Rent regulation is a popular idea among tenants but some critics say the policy could worsen the supply crisis

Property News

The cost of renting a flat in every London borough revealed

In 12 London boroughs, average rents are now more than £2,000 a month, as housing costs in the capital continue to rise

Renting

Generation game: London homesharers ‘still going strong’ at 84 and 42

When Luciana Canu moved in with Flo Taylor, a woman double her age, she had her doubts. But two and a half years later, their relationship is still going strong.

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Interiors

Neighbours and maths errors jeopardise flint-box home on Grand Designs

Presenter Kevin McCloud describes the home design as a ‘rude awakening’ for its leafy Hertfordshire street

Interiors

Ambitious couple attempt concrete spaceship build on new Grand Designs

A naval captain attempts to build a sunken concrete spaceship on an ancient ‘hillfort’ in the latest episode.

Interiors

Meet the couple who broke every renovation rule (and paid the price)

Layla Pouri and Alex Gill learnt the hard way that a dramatic renovation is no sure way to turn a profit. Here they reveal what not to do — and why they’re happy they did it anyway

Luxury
Luxury

As luxe would have it: Ultra high-end new homes across London

The Evening Standard New Homes Awards also celebrates the top end of the market, where the bar is being raised higher and higher.

Property News

Historic station master’s house on the Sandringham Estate is for sale

Two miles from Sandringham, Station House is beside a railway station used by the royal family until the late 1960s

Property News

Rare ‘working’ windmill and cottage listed for sale in Buckinghamshire

The windmill’s former owners include writer Gilbert Cannan and his wife Mary who had close ties to the Bloomsbury Group.