Invest in a UK country home for sale with a holiday business attached

Being the owner of a holiday letting business or guest house in Britain has been a financially depressing state of affairs during the past year. Repeated lockdowns mean that bookings have had to be postponed or cancelled while people stay at home, barring a surge when the economy was opened up last summer. But has … Read more

Is it time to invest in a country home for sale with a holiday lets business?

Being the owner of a holiday lets business in Britain has been a financially depressing state of affairs during the past year. Repeated lockdowns mean that bookings have had to be postponed or cancelled while people stay at home, barring a surge when the economy was opened up last summer. But has Boris Johnson’s plans … Read more

Property mogul, 61, who used CCTV to spy on wife, 49, wins Appeal Court battle over £6.9m divorce

A millionaire who installed CCTV cameras to spy on his fashionista wife has won his Appeal Court fight to overturn her £3.45m divorce payout after judges ruled his wealth had been ‘overstated’. Fashion consultant Tracey Ratcliffe had been awarded the sum last year following a divorce court battle with millionaire property mogul ex Nicholas Ratcliffe, … Read more

Property mogul, 61, who used CCTV to spy on wife, 49, wins Appeal Court battle over £6.9m divorce

A millionaire who installed CCTV cameras to spy on his fashionista wife has won his Appeal Court fight to overturn her £3.45m divorce payout after judges ruled his wealth had been ‘overstated’. Fashion consultant Tracey Ratcliffe had been awarded the sum last year following a divorce court battle with millionaire property mogul ex Nicholas Ratcliffe, … Read more

Need a quick sale to cash in on the stamp duty holiday? Property experts share top tips

With Rishi Sunak reportedly set to extend the stamp duty holiday until the end of June in his Spring budget next week, Britain’s housing market appears to have been given yet another reprieve. It’s good news for buyers who are part-way through a drawn-out sale plagued by delays due to the latest lockdown – but … Read more

Do homes sell better in Spring? We separate property fact from fiction

There’s no shortage of advice on how buyers, sellers, renters and landlords can get the best out of the housing market. Conversations about property at dinner parties (remember those?) and programmes like Homes Under The Hammer and Location, Location, Location have made us all experts, or so we think. But are some of our certainties … Read more

A touch of GLASS: Striking, steel-framed window panels are popping up in homes across the country 

Well, is it finally time for the bi-fold door to concertina to one side and let another glazing style have a look-in? Because Crittall – dramatic, steel-framed walls of glass, dissected by slim bars – is wooing interiors fans looking to add a more edgy, studio feel to their living space, both indoors and out … Read more

Great Orme goats trot on roof of terraced property in Llandudno

Hoof on the roof! Goats that flocked into deserted Welsh town during lockdown return – and climb on TOP of people’s houses Two Great Orme goats spotted on terraced property in Llandudno, north Wales Trotted along tiles before disappearing from view in clip posted on Thursday Last March, animals from the herd invaded the town’s … Read more

Rightmove: House hunting at record high as stamp duty holiday rumours mount

Online house hunting reached a new record this month, overtaking the previous one set last summer. Rightmove said there were 8.5 million visits to its website on Wednesday February 17, higher than the previous record on July 8. It comes amid widespread speculation that the Chancellor will extend the stamp duty holiday by three months … Read more

MARKET REPORT: Hot property! Landlords surge as lockdown lifts

Landlords were some of the big winners on the stock market as offices and shopping centres gear up to reopen later this year. The commercial property market has been hammered since Britain first went into lockdown last March, with warehousing being the only sector that has really thrived. Since the Prime Minister’s Covid roadmap was … Read more