Housing

The fury and frustration of living in a listed building

24 April 2021 9:00 am

The perils of living in a listed building

London's mayoral race is a warning to Tories nationwide

2 April 2021 9:37 pm

The London Mayoral election is more of a procession than a race. The only real question is whether Sadiq Khan…

A beautiful radio adaptation: Radio 4’s The Housing Lark reviewed

17 October 2020 9:00 am

Nineteen fifty-six: the Suez crisis, the first Tesco, Jim Laker takes 19 wickets in a match. But also: Trinidadian pianist…

Boris the builder mustn’t buckle over planning reform

29 August 2020 9:00 am

The government will pass the test it has set itself: schools in England will return next week. Pupils may well…

Is the government about to bankrupt thousands of homeowners?

29 August 2020 9:00 am

The new scandal about to hit the government

Is Boris brave enough to stand up to the Nimbys?

10 July 2020 1:44 am

In the next few weeks, the government will publish planning reforms designed to simplify the system and free up land…

In defence of Priti Patel

29 February 2020 9:00 am

We will rue the day we all decided bullying was a bad thing. The consequence is that the inept, the…

How much are political parties allowed to spend in the general election?

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Election counts Michael Bloomberg — the ninth richest person in America — entered the US presidential race by buying $34…

Toxic regulations, not the fire brigade, are to blame for the Grenfell deaths

2 November 2019 9:00 am

It has been bizarre to hear the London Fire Brigade taking the brunt of the blame for the deaths of…

Worried about sky-high rents? Learn to love a bedsit

27 July 2019 9:00 am

‘I’m not going to your place, it looks like a crack den.’ It’s not exactly a vote of confidence when…

Polite postmodernism: Burbridge Close, Dagenham, by Peter Barber Architects is a recent housing development for the elderly that Roger Scruton approves of

Here’s what I want from modern architecture, explains housing tsar Roger Scruton

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The creation of a commission to examine beauty in new building created a stir in the media, with the chairman…

Homelessness isn’t a government priority. It should be

1 December 2018 9:00 am

King’s Cross station at 10.30 p.m. is not a happy place. Most commuters have long returned to their centrally heated…

Sending more people to uni isn’t the answer

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Imagine a world where employers judged applicants solely on their dress. Anyone in frayed clothes or scuffed shoes would never…

A home truth for the Tories: fix the housing crisis or lose power for ever

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Much rot is spoken about how the young have it so bad. In fact, this generation is healthier, richer and…

Hobbit houses and 3-D homes – everything about these videos should be intensely irritating

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Since 2006, someone called Kirsten Dirksen has been posting weekly videos on YouTube about ‘simple living, self-sufficiency, small (and tiny)…

Letters: the militant suffragettes set back their own cause

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Suffragette setbacks Sir: Jane Ridley (‘Women on the warpath’, Books, 10 February) claims that Millicent Fawcett and her suffragists had ‘got nowhere’…

There is no housing crisis. It would be easier if there were

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Britain does not have a housing shortage. We have a problem with the cost not the availability of homes. This…

Detail of ‘Riveters’ from the series ‘Shipbuilding on the Clyde’, 1941, by Stanley Spencer

Are cruise liners the solution to the housing crisis?

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Looking at the sketchbook of William Whitelock Lloyd, a soldier-artist who joined a P&O liner after surviving the Anglo-Zulu War,…

George Eliot, photographed in 1858

Hammond can build his way out of trouble

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Sometimes in life the biggest risk you can take is to play it safe. This is the predicament of Philip…

This London mayoral race will feature something new: boredom

6 February 2016 9:00 am

London, 2012. It’s Olympic year, and east London is sprouting anew, and our city feels like the capital of the…

Andrew Garfield in 99 Homes

It will tear your heart out: 99 Homes reviewed

26 September 2015 8:00 am

99 Homes is an American drama about house repossession. Bummer, you might think, but here is what you don’t yet…

The fight to save the Gladstone Arms is a battle for the soul of London

29 August 2015 9:00 am

The fight to save the Gladstone Arms is the fight to save London

The moral case for gentrification

27 June 2015 9:00 am

To gentrify or not to gentrify. That is the question, says Stephen Bayley

The perils of planespotting

7 March 2015 9:00 am

A dangerous hobby Three men from Greater Manchester were arrested and held in the UAE after being seen writing down…

The myth of the housing crisis

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The coalition is letting developers concrete over the countryside, but that won’t help young people buy houses