Real Estate

All under one roof: the rise and rise of multigenerational life

With the young unable to afford to leave home and the old at risk of isolation, more families are opting to live...

Private flat owners start campaign over Grenfell-style cladding

Homeowners want freeholders to pay costs of removing fire-risk cladding from tower blocksScared homeowners living in tower blocks...

Should we remortgage our home to build an extension?

A neighbour sold a property like ours – without an extension – for 10% more than we paid

We’re a couple aged 76 – can we get help to buy a house?

We’re planning to return to the UK from Australia and wonder whether we can get a mortgageQ We...

Do I count as a first-time buyer if I inherit a share of a home abroad?

I’m worried I’ll lose my bonuses in a help-to-buy Isa and/or relief from stamp duty land taxQ My...

My parents have a ‘lifetime mortgage’ – what happens if my mother sells?

She will need to go into a care home soon and we’re worried the lender will set the price

I own my home with my parents – what happens to it when they die?

Neither of my parents have a will, so does ownership of the house automatically come to me?Q I...

Chancellor offers £3bn fix for Britain’s ‘broken housing market’

Philip Hammond’s spring statement includes funding to build 30,000 affordable homesA new £3bn scheme will fund the building...

Help to buy has had its day. Time to tax the builders and close the scheme

Osborne’s plan to assist first-time buyers has created colossal windfall profits. The Treasury deserves some of that money

Help-to-buy scheme pushes housebuilder dividends to £2.3bn

Flagship policy of former government drives up firms’ profits along with house pricesBritain’s biggest housebuilders paid out £2.3bn...

London property slump pushes Foxtons to first annual loss since IPO

Nationwide says house prices dipped 0.1% in February from January to average of £211,304The London estate agent Foxtons slumped to...

Taylor Wimpey reports £811m in profits boosted by help-to-buy

Housebuilder says it has yet to see any signs of Brexit-related slowdown in demandTaylor Wimpey is the latest housebuilder...