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Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?
Property for sale signs
Why we’re talking about . . .

Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?

At midnight tonight the tax-free threshold drops from £500,000 to £250,000
30 Jun 2021
Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?
House building
Today’s big question

Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?

After the shock by-election defeat the prime minister has had a ‘wake-up call’
22 Jun 2021
Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying
Property to let and for sale signs
In Focus

Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying

A pandemic-led shift has made it cheaper to rent in seven of the UK’s 11 regions
15 Jun 2021
First Homes: will first-time buyers really benefit?
A housing development in Warrington, England
Getting to grips with . . .

First Homes: will first-time buyers really benefit?

A property ‘scramble’ is predicted while many people could still be priced out 
7 Jun 2021
‘The tide will turn against the Tories unless they build more homes’
Housing in Coventry
Instant Opinion

‘The tide will turn against the Tories unless they build more homes’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 May 2021
‘Radical policy changes are needed to fix the housing crisis’
A residential area in London
Instant Opinion

‘Radical policy changes are needed to fix the housing crisis’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Apr 2021
Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?
Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Will Rishi Sunak extend the stamp duty holiday?

Reports suggest that the chancellor is considering a six-week addition to the tax break
17 Feb 2021

An open mind on the issues that matter

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Hundreds of thousands living in flats wrapped in flammable material
Police man a cordon as fire engulfs Grenfell Tower
In Brief

Hundreds of thousands living in flats wrapped in flammable material

Bid to force Commons vote to stop leaseholders footing bill to make high-rises safe
1 Feb 2021
Movie mogul’s London mansion collapses during basement work
Durham Place, London
In Brief

Movie mogul’s London mansion collapses during basement work

Chelsea property belonged to the family of late executive Arthur Abeles
4 Nov 2020
Ikea to buy back unwanted furniture in ‘green’ scheme
Swedish furniture giant Ikea
In Brief

Ikea to buy back unwanted furniture in ‘green’ scheme

Return your ‘Billy’ bookcase and get vouchers in exchange
15 Oct 2020
Very busy indeed: a celebration of pattern
Timorous Beasties
In Brief

Very busy indeed: a celebration of pattern

Timorous Beasties and other design experts on the impact of pattern and how to use it
15 Oct 2020
How to choose an architect for your housing project
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In Brief

How to choose an architect for your housing project

Expert advice from three professionals
9 Oct 2020
Restorative powers: breathe new life into old houses
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In Depth

Restorative powers: breathe new life into old houses

Expert advice for buying and improving period properties
8 Oct 2020
Best vacuum cleaners: it’s time for an ‘autumn clean’
Best vacuum cleaners
In Brief

Best vacuum cleaners: it’s time for an ‘autumn clean’

Preparing for the winter can benefit your home and your health
1 Oct 2020
London renters swap cramped flats for space in suburbia
Property, London, Housing, House prices, Knightsbridge
In Brief

London renters swap cramped flats for space in suburbia

New figures show tenants are leaving Britain's cities and looking to upsize
14 Sep 2020
Dress to impress: top tips for selling your home
Vesta London interior design
In Brief

Dress to impress: top tips for selling your home

Experts share the simple changes that can make a huge difference to your odds of attracting a buyer
8 Sep 2020
Homes selling faster as demand outpaces supply
Properties for sale
In Brief

Homes selling faster as demand outpaces supply

Property prices in the UK expected to be up by 2-3% by the end of the year
28 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August
Cheese
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Aug 2020
Is Boris Johnson declaring war on voters over housebuilding?
Housing
In Depth

Is Boris Johnson declaring war on voters over housebuilding?

Tory shire councils will be forced to hand over planning power to government
7 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Westminster fails sexual assault victims’
westminster
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Westminster fails sexual assault victims’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 7 August
7 Aug 2020
Build, build, build: planning laws to get ‘radical shake-up’
Housing construction in England
In Depth

Build, build, build: planning laws to get ‘radical shake-up’

Government says sweeping reforms will ‘cut red tape, not standards’
3 Aug 2020
Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis

Chancellor also expected to announce stamp duty ‘holiday’ and VAT cut in bid to boost post-lockdown economy
8 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: will rents be frozen?
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In Brief

Coronavirus: will rents be frozen?

Government facing calls to protect private tenants from eviction during outbreak
4 May 2020
Japandi style: create a Zen living space at home
Pepper Sq's Japandi style Zen living space
In Brief

Japandi style: create a Zen living space at home

Enjoy your time indoors and embrace peace and harmony
23 Apr 2020
How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market
London houses
In Depth

How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market

Treasury braced to take major hit as house prices tumble and sales dry up
2 Apr 2020
Tories spend more on London than the rest of England
Property London
In Depth

Tories spend more on London than the rest of England

New findings will likely be a blow to Boris Johnson’s plans to ‘level up’ the UK economy
6 Mar 2020
The statistics behind the UK’s housing crisis
Housing Crisis,
In Depth

The statistics behind the UK’s housing crisis

Government fails to build any of the 200,000 new starter homes it pledged in 2014
5 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 28 October
28 Oct 2019
Why are so many young adults living with their parents?
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In Brief

Why are so many young adults living with their parents?

A million more 20 to 34-year-olds are staying at home longer
8 Aug 2019
UK to get its first ‘flat-pack’ homes
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In Brief

UK to get its first ‘flat-pack’ homes

Deal with local council could provide a radical blueprint to solve Britain’s housing crisis
27 Jun 2019
Could Grenfell happen again?
The City of London skyline seen behind the remains of Grenfell Tower
In Depth

Could Grenfell happen again?

More than 300 buildings in England remain wrapped in flammable cladding, new figures show
14 Jun 2019
Help to Buy: has the scheme been a failure?
Property London
In Depth

Help to Buy: has the scheme been a failure?

Spending watchdog finds the programme has pushed up property prices and handed cash to the relatively wealthy
13 Jun 2019
Sir Roger Scruton: No. 10 adviser sacked over race comments
Roger Scruton
In Depth

Sir Roger Scruton: No. 10 adviser sacked over race comments

Philosopher loses government role over ‘deeply offensive’ views on George Soros, Islam and the Chinese
11 Apr 2019
Should housing be nationalised?
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In Depth

Should housing be nationalised?

Amid a nationwide housing crisis, radical solutions are starting to emerge
7 Mar 2019
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