How to increase your home’s value – with a sandwich

29 July 2023 9:00 am

It is a tenet of neo-liberal economics that there is no such thing as a free lunch. This is obvious…


8 July 2023 9:00 am

Home truths: the crushing reality of the mortgage crisis

24 June 2023 9:00 am

Can the Tories survive a mortgage crisis?

Real life

6 May 2023 9:00 am

Flat broke: my Help to Buy disaster

10 September 2022 9:00 am

Help to Buy has been a disaster for me

How far will house prices fall?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

‘Forecasting is a mug’s game’ is a truism attributed to everyone from fantasy author Douglas Adams to former Bank of…

How controversial was Basic Instinct?

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Stone me Boris Johnson threatened to unleash the ‘terrors of the Earth’ on an unidentified Tory MP who claimed that…

Which countries have ditched daylight savings time?

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Time for a change A bill before the US Senate would abolish daylight saving time. Some countries which have previously…

I’m stuck in Surrey, get me outta here!

12 February 2022 9:00 am

After most of Islington moved to Wales, it was foolish of me to think about following. But the need to…

The difficult decisions that come with downsizing

29 January 2022 9:00 am

The difficulties of downsizing

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?