Can my management charges rise for renting out my flat? 

Blocks of flats often want to change the relationship between a leaseholder and the freeholder. But no matter how logical it may sound - for example, why should someone on the ground floor pay towards the upkeep of a lift - the fact remains that it all boils down to what is in the lease, explains Nigel Glen, chief executive of The Association of Residential Managing Agents.

Jackson-Stops reveals Luton is top commuter hotspot

The Bedfordshire town of Luton has beat stiff competition from Weybridge and Dorking in Surrey to top a list of Britain’s commuter hotspots. Its research took into account the average price of a home in the area, along with the length of the commute into London, frequency of trains and the likelihood of being able to sit down on the train.

Zoopla reveals house prices rise of £28 a day in 2017

New research by property website Zoopla found that an average home in Britain rose in value by a total of £9,652 this year, the equivalent of £28 a day.

Sir Cliff Richard has put his beautiful six-bedroom mansion (pictured) in the upscale Sugar Hill Resort on the west coast of Barbados up for sale.

Comedian Michael McIntyre has held talks about selling the Wiltshire mansion that he bought for £2.5 million five years ago to the Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston.

The trends for 2018 are bolder than ever, with deep, dark shades, patterns, more metallics and a continuation of our love for velvet.

Luxury property Eden Mansion in Fife, Scotland, - which once belonged to one of the country's most famous whisky dynasties and was eyed up by Kate and Wills - has gone on sale for £1.75million.

Halifax reveals the top 50 best places in Britain

The district of Hart, which includes the town of Fleet, is named the best place to live after scoring highly on factors including health and life expectancy, earnings crime rates and weather. Southern England dominates the annual top 50 list published by Halifax, securing 35 of the 50 places - with 17 in the South East, nine in the East of England, five in the South West and four in London.

Owner Mark Keeley built the tiny home in the heart of Wheatley, Oxfordshire. It is one tenth the size of a tennis court, measuring just 36 square metres, and it is sandwiched between two town houses.

Two bedrooms or smaller homes, the typical target of first time buyers, have seen monthly asking prices rise 1.1 per cent, Rightmove said.

Most viewed properties for sale in Britain in 2017

The most viewed properties for sale this year range from a five-bed former church in West Yorkshire for £150k to a 10-bed house in London for almost £30million. They include an eight-bedroom detached house in London's fashionable Primrose Hill (pictured top centre) which boasts a wine cellar and bar, an emerald green cinema room and a dedicated massage room.

I am buying a home with my boyfriend and was delighted when the Budget revealed a stamp duty cut for first-time buyers up to £300k - but I am unsure if I qualify for it.

A new generation of lifetime renters is emerging, and they are expected to spend £1,1million on rental payments if they fail to get onto the property ladder.

Chalet Huskey in Val-d'Isère goes on sale for £8m

Chalet Huskey is the largest new build chalet to be built in the popular resort of Val-d'Isère in the French Alps, and it is on the market for £8million. As well as an indoor garden with a glass bridge, it boasts an indoor swimming pool, seven bedrooms and a climbing wall. There is also a bar and a dining area that can seat 18 people.

Highlighting the extreme financial pressures placed on those wanting to buy their own home - mortgage broker L&C created an interactive map that shows how first-time buyers will be affected.

Top 10 castles for sale that are fit for a princess

Newly-engaged Royal couple Prince Harry and Megan Markle have set up home in a modest cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace. But those who would like their new home to be a more regal affair, MailOnline Property has selected 10 castles for sale. However, a word of warning about living in a castle comes from property experts who insist that a Royal budget is often required to maintain them as it is not just the initial asking price that can be expensive.

Savills selling former home of Madness' Suggs for £1.95m

Madness singer Suggs used to own this Campden Mews house in London in the 1980s when he released the hit song 'Our House'. He bought it in 1981, aged just 20, following the group's success in the Top 10. Their most popular songs included 'Baggy Trousers' and 'House of Fun'.

Armistice Day has been and gone for another year, yet the tales of heroism that took place during the world wars are always with us

New research found that 70% of 16 to 18-year-olds do not expect to be able to afford to buy a home, among concern about rising property prices.

How your home can help you make you £1,000 a month 

Consider renting out parts of your home - from your driveway to your living room - and see how you could earn £1,000 a month. A host of websites mean now give you direct access to a wide audience of potential customers who are willing to pay to use almost every square foot of your home.

For the last three years, the couple and their children have been living at their home in Bel-Air as they waited for renovations to complete. The Bel-Air property was recently sold for $17.8 million.

Famous British racing driver James Hunt lived at the mews property in London's Fulham between 1980 and 1982 - it's now on the market for £2.7m.

Can you guess the price of these homes overseas?

Buying a holiday home in your favourite destination could not only prove the ultimate antidote to the British winter but may also prove a sound investment. We've selected a handful of overseas properties that could be the answer to your holiday home dreams - ranging from an exclusive 12-bedroom home in America's California to a much cheaper one-bedroom flat closer to home in Spain's Andalusia. But can you guess the price?

Landlord David Girtchen has spoken of his shock after finding dog faeces scattered across the west Hull house, bedroom walls covered in graffiti and bathroom tiles ripped off the walls.

House prices will slow down as interest rates rise more than previously thought, Savills predicted today - but the average home will still go up £30,000 in five years.

Sixties furniture is making a comeback with surging prices

Furniture that was first hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s is staging a revival - and the items can now fetch thousands of pounds. 'If you are looking to sell a piece, look for labels as anything made by a Danish or Italian designer could go for £8,000 upwards,' advises Stacey Sibley of interior designers Alexander James.

The deal lets students become an amateur landlord if they have a parent or grandparent prepared to back them and put up savings or their own home as security.

We rely on black in our wardrobes but it is also a useful and chic colour when used in the home. Black walls set off bright furniture beautifully and black accessories make a style statement.

Who hasn't been driven to distraction by one of these 'trained negotiators' and their inability to direct you to the kind of home you actually want?

The changes to customer rates are underway after the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee announced at noon it would hike the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.

The Nash Regent's Park townhouse to rent for £520k a year

When someone mentions a price tag on a property of £520,000, most people would naturally think that it is the cost of buying it. But not for this Grade I listed townhouse in London's Regent's Park, where that price only covers the cost of renting the property - and just for a single year. The newly-refurbished rental property is part of a palatial terrace in London's Regents Park, designed by Royal Architect John Nash and completed in 1826.

The six-storey mansion near Portobello Road is believed to be the first property in London where buyers will only accept the digital currency and not cash - in this case, about 5,050 Bitcoin.

Childhood home of EM Forster is for sale for £1.5m

The childhood abode of writer EM Forster, pictured inset, overlooking the countryside on the edge of the Hertfordshire town of Stevenage doesn't disappoint, boasting five bedrooms, an inglenook fireplace and original servant bells. The author lived at the property between the ages of four and 14, and referenced it in his 1910 novel Howards End. Now the home is on the market for £1.5million

The Anglesey property dates back to the 17th century and has no utilities connected - but has been described by estate agents as being 'a great opportunity'.

Converting a buy-to-let property to a short-term holiday let isn't as simple as creating a listing on a site like Airbnb, experts have warned.

Do you live near a Millionaire's Row? Britain's most expensive streets revealed, including the London road where a home costs £36M

Research by Zoopla said there are now 14,417 streets in Britain where the average house price is at least £1million - some 1,999 more than in 2016. Top spot is claimed by Kensington Palace Gardens, the road next door to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home, while the continuing rise of Britain's Millionaire's Rows means those without royalty as neighbours may also live near to some of Britain's most expensive roads outside London, with Roundhay Park Lane, in Leeds, Broadway, in Altrincham, and Lovelace Avenue, in Solihull, claiming top spot in their individual regions.




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