Property

The problem with online property searches

23 October 2021 9:00 am

In 1966, the legendary adman David Ogilvy set out to buy a home in France. He boarded a transatlantic liner…

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…

The Nicola Sturgeon effect on house prices

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Nicola Sturgeon depresses me and seems to be having the same effect on Scottish house prices. In a housing market…

Don’t pity me for living in London

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Don’t pity me for living in London

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?

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…

Selling the family home to pay for care is not an injustice

15 May 2021 9:00 am

There’s nothing unjust about selling the family house to pay for care

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

8 May 2021 9:00 am

The problem with London’s fake facades

The fury and frustration of living in a listed building

24 April 2021 9:00 am

The perils of living in a listed building

Is this a once-in-a-generation chance to invest in central London?

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Is now the time to invest in commercial property?

Have big cities had their day?

19 September 2020 9:00 am

About 15 years ago I noticed a few surviving chattel houses in Barbados and wondered what they were. As it…

Is the government about to bankrupt thousands of homeowners?

29 August 2020 9:00 am

The new scandal about to hit the government

Is it too late to jump on the gold bandwagon?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

The price of gold has been rising since the earliest virus reports from China in December. Adherents regard it as…

The fight to save G. K. Chesterton’s home from demolition

15 February 2020 9:00 am

It’s a quiet Wednesday afternoon in Britain’s most expensive market town, and there’s a sense of foreboding in the air.…

Something is badly wrong with the housing market – so why aren’t we talking about it?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

In 1991, 67 per cent of 25- to 34-year-olds owned their own home. In 2016, that figure had fallen to…

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The divine comedy of Friedrich Nietzsche

26 October 2019 9:00 am

I’ve come back to the empty house for the second time in the six weeks since my mother died. The…

Why no one ever moves back to London

31 August 2019 9:00 am

In last week’s Spectator, Martin Vander Weyer replied to a couple with a baby who had sought his advice on…

Don’t hate housebuilders who profited from Help to Buy. It wasn’t their fault

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Was Help to Buy a timely market intervention with a valid social purpose or a political gimmick that unintentionally showered…

Who hires the most stretch limos?

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Global warnings How much time do we have to save the world from catastrophic climate change? 5 years         (according to…

Markets are clever precisely because people are silly

29 September 2018 9:00 am

A month ago I wanted to travel to Bath for a 60th birthday party. From Kent, this either involves a…

How can I prevent my husband from burning all my post?

18 November 2017 9:00 am

If you don’t yet watch Gogglebox on Channel 4, start doing so now. Far from making you despise our couch-potato…