Housing

I’m not convinced Thomas Heatherwick is the best person to be discussing boring buildings

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Architects are often snobby about – and no doubt jealous of – the designer Thomas Heatherwick, who isn’t an actual…

Flat broke: my Help to Buy disaster

10 September 2022 9:00 am

Help to Buy has been a disaster for me

It’s time for some home truths, Rishi

3 September 2022 9:00 am

I wonder how many people in the country are bitterly disappointed that Liz Truss pulled out of her exciting one-to-one…

Britain is a vetocracy

14 August 2022 4:00 pm

England is in the grip of its most widespread drought in 20 years. Water companies are implementing hosepipe bans. Half…

The Tories will pay a price for Boris's housing strategy

9 October 2021 2:55 am

One of the themes of Conservative conference was that the government has dropped plans for a radical reform of the…

Letters: The lure of lorry driving

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Driving force Sir: As a long-distance UK lorry driver I am very aware of the issues raised by Rodney Pittam…

Letters: Let the housing market collapse

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Treading the boards Sir: As a teacher, I was sorry Lloyd Evans did not include school productions in his excellent…

Letters: We can’t build our way out of the housing crisis

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Excess demand Sir: Liam Halligan (‘The house mafia’, 26 June) treats us to an exposé of the shoddy products of…

The political baggage of moving house

3 July 2021 9:00 am

We are currently house-hunting — please let me know if you have one going spare. We are looking for a…

How much longer can the Treasury rig the housing market?

30 June 2021 2:10 am

The past 15 months have produced a bizarre economic paradox. In 2020, the economy shrank at the fastest rate recorded…

Why is modern architecture so ugly?

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Why is modern architecture so ugly?

Why private equity sharks are shopping at Morrisons

26 June 2021 9:00 am

The late Sir Ken Morrison — founder of the eponymous supermarket chain that’s the latest UK target for US private…

A second home in Cornwall is nothing to be proud of

12 June 2021 9:00 am

A second home in Cornwall is nothing to be proud of

The insanity of Britain's housing market

20 May 2021 1:49 am

On the day the Office for National Statistics announced a sharp rise in consumer price inflation, albeit to a still…

Why the Tories mustn't give in to the Nimbys

15 May 2021 12:35 am

A 15-point YouGov poll lead and last week’s election performance suggests that things look good for the Tories in England.…

Bricks and pieces: the blight of London’s fake facades

8 May 2021 9:00 am

The problem with London’s fake facades

Letters: The veiled elitism of social mobility

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Levelling up Sir: In making the case for social mobility, Lee Cain unwittingly endorses the classism he hopes to fight…

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…