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London house prices climb despite increasing cost of borrowing

The capital’s property asking prices continue to climb despite soaring household bills and the rising cost of borrowing

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Average price tag on a UK home jumped by £2,587 in September

There could be some unseasonal price rises over the next few months, Rightmove said.
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‘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

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Stamp duty cut: Kwasi Kwarteng cuts the property tax

The new, permanent cuts to stamp duty are effective from today

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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

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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.

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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

Celebrity homes

From King Charles to Prince William: Where will the royal family live?

The palaces and properties owned by The Queen and by the Crown are some of the most historically significant in the world. Here’s who will be living where

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Derelict London plots for sale with planning permission

You don’t have to decamp to the countryside to mastermind your own property project

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Starchitects reject cookie-cutter approach to entice design-led buyers

The Evening Standard New Homes Awards celebrate some of the world’s finest architects who are building landmark properties that are both beautiful and truly unique.

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London house prices rise to new record — but ‘softening’ is on horizon

Over £6,000 was added to the average London house price in July but experts say transactions were recorded before the cost of living squeeze

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

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Are these ‘green designs’ the future of UK housebuilding?

Once the province of grand designers, eco-homes that create more energy than they use show us the future of UK housebuilding — and they’re celebrated in our New Homes Awards

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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

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Ten London flats and houses for sale for less than £450,000

Hidden-gem homes for sale for less than the average first-time buyer home in London.

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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

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A house on the Sandringham Estate is up for rent on Airbnb

Short breaks at the royal hideaway in Norfolk start at £237

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Entire military fort in Wales on sale for the price of a London home

On the market for £500,000, the Victorian-era barracks is a rare piece of British military history but needs a buyer with ‘deep pockets’

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Who is Simon Clarke? Here’s what we know about the housing minister

The Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP is now the Minister for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

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Average UK house prices hit record high of £294,260 in August

But a more challenging period for house prices should be expected.

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A £3m fixer-upper townhouse in the City — left ‘on hold’ for 30 years

If walls could speak, what would this historical city townhouse say?

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Is this senior co-housing project the future for downsizers?

Those who decide to downsize might consider a radical rethink of the way they live, such as securing a spot in one of the capital’s co-housing schemes

Celebrity homes

Boris and Carrie ‘buy family home’ in this leafy south London village

The Johnsons have sold their Camberwell flat and reportedly bought a five-bedroom house on the border of Herne Hill and Dulwich Village.

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Ivy owner Richard Caring in row over ‘excessive’ windows at £40m home

The billionaire behind private members club Annabel’s has locked horns with the local council over the size of the windows in his new South Kensington mansion

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Which are the ‘best’ UK cities for Gen Z to work in?

New research weighs up factors such as average flat rent, internet speed, salaries and number of restaurants to determine the ‘best’ UK cities for 18 to 24 year olds.

London

Revealed: The London borough with the most energy efficient homes

Five of the top local authority areas nationwide for energy efficient homes are in the capital

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Will soaring bills lead empty nesters with spare bedrooms to downsize?

New research by Savills reveals how a spare room might equate to more than £100,000 for the capital’s over 65s

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House price forecast: interest rate rises to stall UK growth

2024 will be a year of recovery for the housing market, with London leading the charge.

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‘Was swapping a city flat for a draughty cottage the smartest move?’

Home buyers are now unlikely to consider any new-build that doesn’t have the highest energy efficiency rating as the cost of living crisis really takes hold.

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Ten central London homes for less than the average Zone 1 house price

The average Zone 1 house costs almost £1.75 million, but there are relative bargains to be found...

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UK house price growth cools as property ‘market loses momentum’

Annual growth slowed to 10 per cent in August, down from 11 per cent in July, amid early signs of the cost-of-living crisis putting pressure on budgets.

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Ten commuter homes for sale for the average London house price

Looking to move away from the city centre? Strike while the iron is hot.

Renting

London rents: Why is the cost of renting spiralling out of control?

Calls are growing louder for a rent cap, as high demand and a ‘staggering’ drop-off in properties continues to cause problems for tenants

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Scottish island home on sale with wind turbines that earn £150k a year

Caolas on the Isle of Coll comes with two wind turbines which also power the house.

Interiors

22 energy-saving tricks renters and homeowners should know about

As energy bills rise, we’ve found smart ways to dramatically reduce your fuel consumption and monthly costs.

Interiors

Rising energy bills: Should I fix my energy tariff before costs go up?

To fix or not to fix? Here’s what you need to know about energy tariffs.

Renting

Ticking timebomb for ‘all bills included’ rents after 90% drop in 2022

As the cost of energy bills continue to rise, letting agents say tenancies with all bills included are becoming a ‘thing of the past’

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Return of ‘gazundering’ on London homes could mean market is cooling

Requesting sellers slash an agreed price just before exchange, without valid cause, might be immoral — but it is not illegal.

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‘I don’t care how much you paid for your home, my pub was here first’

Hospitality is struggling after Covid, the last thing they need now is a burst of Nimbyism