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Homes & Property
Buying & Mortgages

Your essential guide to buying your first home in the current market

From government schemes to innovative new lenders, here are the initiatives giving first-time buyers a leg up on the ladder as Help to Buy winds down


Farmers attempt ‘longhouse’ for family and animals on Grand Designs

Can a couple of novice farmers create a modern version of the medieval longhouse in the windswept Derbyshire Dales?

Celebrity homes

Drake is rumoured mystery buyer of multi-million pound Hackney villa

Heard it on the hotline: Top Boy producer Drake is thought to have bought in Hackney

Property News

Labour promises to get 1.5m more households on the property ladder

Labour’s plans would see home ownership return to levels last seen in 2003.
Property News

How much is stamp duty and how to access tax calculator

Under the new measures, first-time buyers in London and the south-east could potentially save as much as £11,250

Property News

‘Owning our home costs us less each month than renting a one-bed flat’

Help to Buy scheme allowed this couple who work for the NHS to give their family space to grow

Where to liveMore

How the cost and ease of renting in Madrid compares to London

Considering a city swap? Here’s how renting in London compares to Europe’s second largest metropolis

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


One in seven tenants in England ‘had rent hike in the previous month’

Shelter, which carried out the research, said rents ‘will deal many renters a knock-out blow’.

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


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


Here’s what you need to know about energy ‘meter reading day’

The cost of energy is increasing on Saturday 1 October. Here’s when to submit your meter reading to make sure you aren’t charged more for energy you used in cheaper times


Magnolia: is the UK’s most-hated paint colour making a comeback?

Ubiquitous in the 80s and 90s, magnolia fell from favour. Is it making a comeback?

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


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.