Property

Dear Mary: how can my son entertain friends now that he is a lodger?

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Q. My son decided to go straight into work and has got a job. The problem is that it is…

Love becomes hate in the twisted world of PC

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Gstaad  New Year’s Eve was a Rhapsody in Blue, with a clarinet glissando that promised joys to come, and the…

How common are ‘tenement Scots’?

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Tenement Scots John Cleese referred to the editor of this magazine as a ‘tenement Scot’. Do more Scots live in…

The best answer to the Brexit vote: more jobs and more houses

8 October 2016 9:00 am

‘I rang and said can I have a council house, I’ve nowhere to go, an’ the bloke said no you…

Onwards and upwards: an end to Brexit uncertainty has boosted market conditions for housebuilders

We’re in a post-Brexit building boom

1 October 2016 8:00 am

The prospects for housebuilders are much brighter – but their shares still look cheap

Warehouses the size of football pitches are the new property growth area

1 October 2016 8:00 am

Some time ago my eye was caught by the story of a boy who had taken his father’s credit card…

Gentrification: the fight for Notting Hill

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The west London village is struggling to retain its hotness, finds Katy Balls

I’m selling our Aga. Here’s why

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The case against Britain’s most overrated kitchen appliance

My estate agent is using sex to sell my flat

10 September 2016 9:00 am

What is happening to estate agents? Or let me put it another way. If the professional classes thought they were…

The SNP’s land reform fantasy world

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Fantasy-driven land reform is the SNP’s way of pretending it’s still a radical party

The Arm deal is definitely good for Softbank. For Britain? Not so much

23 July 2016 9:00 am

It’s easy to see why Arm Holdings, the UK’s only global-scale internet technology company, looked worth a quick £24 billion bet…

That Brexit apocalypse? It just isn’t happening

23 July 2016 9:00 am

There’s very little sign of the predicted post-Brexit economic crisis

Even businessmen agree with Theresa May’s anti-corporate rhetoric

16 July 2016 9:00 am

I spent Sunday at the Sage Gateshead watching an epic performance of Götterdämmerung (I declare an interest, as a trustee…

West Heslerton and other villages with one careful owner

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Squire power The village of West Heslerton in Yorkshire was put up for sale at £20 million after its owner,…

The legend of the honest estate agent

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Selling with honesty An Essex estate agent sold a flat in Westcliff-on-Sea for £22,500 over the £125,000 asking price after…

Buy-to-let investing just became a very, very bad idea

13 February 2016 9:00 am

If you pick up a buy-to-let property now, you’ll be fighting the full might of the Chancellor and the Bank of England

George Osborne has made his own 'dangerous cocktail' of economic risk

9 January 2016 9:00 am

When David Cameron said this week that he is worried his children would not be able to afford to buy…

Spectator letters: Taxing empty houses, and crying with Charles Moore

9 January 2016 9:00 am

A tax on empty dwellings Sir: Both the Conservative and Labour candidates (‘Battle for London’, 2 January) rightly see housing…

The plot to save Goldsmith’s Close Allotments

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Since turning 50 I have become a gardening enthusiast. It started with tomatoes, then spread to raspberries and last year…

Storm-tossed: how will our plucky portfolios fare in such choppy waters?

Debt and deflation leave investors all at sea

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Debt and deflation signal squalls ahead

Redecorate the restaurant, but you can’t redecorate the clientele

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Forty-five Jermyn St lives in the left-hand buttock of Fortnum & Mason (F&M), a shop whose acronym is slightly too…

How New York vulgarians live

7 November 2015 9:00 am

I have finally moved into my new flat, a jewel of a place in a pre-first world war Park Avenue…

Bring back the bungalow!

17 October 2015 8:00 am

We’re not building the right houses for our ageing population

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