Britons with holiday homes in France face paying extra 10% in tax if they sell the property following a Brexit

Britons with homes in France face extra 10% tax if they sell property following Brexit

Many Britons are unaware of the extra charges applied to non-EU residents selling their EU properties, potentially adding thousands to their tax bill.

Average worker would need a MASSIVE pay rise of 266% to buy a home in London as prices spiral out of reach

The typical value of a house in London is £526,000, which is 16 times the average salary in the capital of £33,000, according to a national Housing Federation report.

Best places to live in the countryside revealed: South East dominates the top 50 - and South Oxfordshire comes top

Residents in South Oxfordshire score well on health, life expectancy and high wages compared to other rural areas in the country. Chiltern and Rutland take the next two spots.

Fastest hotspots to sell a home revealed: Dartford tops the list at just 16 DAYS while Darlington takes eight times as long

Dartford is the fastest place in Britain to sell a home as it attracts increasing numbers of buyers priced out of London. It takes just 16 days to sell a home in the Kent borough.

The best places to buy a home if you commute to London revealed: High Wycombe tops list of most desirable locations

A list of best commuter towns for homebuyers has been produced using a new online tool that takes into account your budget and how long you are prepared to commute for.

A property market gone mad? Windowless flats go on sale in south London's Brixton... and they'll set you back £465,000

London Brixton flats go on sale for £465,000 without any windows

The two bedroom flats do not have any windows. Instead they have light wells, which are vertical shafts roofed with glass to allow in natural light. They are part of a development in Brixton's Acre Lane that includes eight flats described by the agents as 'luxury'.

First-time buyers in England will spend £64K on rent before stepping onto the property ladder

The rising cost of renting across the country means first-time buyers will spend £64,400 on rent before they step onto the property ladder, new research has revealed.

Are mega-roof extensions the answer to the London property crisis? Homeowners could soon build TWO storeys on properties without planning permission

The Government has launched a consultation into making it easier to build on the rooftops of existing homes and commercial properties to help ease the pressure on the capital's housing market.

New build flats go on sale from £205k within a 50-minute commute from London - and they're in property hotspot Dartford

The £90million development of 400 flats is in Dartford, Kent, and a five minute walk from Dartford station where trains reach London's Cannon Street in 41 minutes.

Loft mania: More than a third of homes in some areas of London have converted or extended upwards

The highest uptake in loft conversions in London is in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the City of Westminister.

Is this the most opulent flat in Britain? Five bedroom gothic-style pad goes on sale in north London - and it's yours for £5.5million

Is this Hampstead flat the most opulent in Britain?

With its high panelled ceilings, extravagant curtain drapes and larger than life pictures in the drawing room, this may be one of the most opulent apartments in the country. The property has a gated private courtyard, off-street parking for three cars, a large west-facing terrace and an 80ft rear garden. The luxury home has five bedrooms and has been put on the market for sale for £5,500,000 by estate agents Savills.

Hundreds of luxury homes to be built at site of Shakespearean theatre where Romeo and Juliet was first performed

The site in London's Shoreditch was the venue for William Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre in 1577 and will now be redeveloped to house more than 400 luxury flats and penthouses.

Would you buy this house? Austrian ski apartments seek to tempt buyers away from France with a 5% 'guaranteed' rental yield

A new small development in the Austrian Alps is targeting British skiers, with easily accessible and fully kitted-out apartments that also offer a rental income. We take a look.

Squeezed out by prices in the capital? Try one of these more affordable commuter towns...

High Street in the historical town centre of Rochester at the River Medway in Kent, South East England.

Where should people look to buy within commuting distance of London, but ruling out hotspots such as Oxford, Winchester and Banbury, where prices are sky-high?

Why living in a Warren or a Chase beats a Court or a Street: Britain's most expensive and cheapest road names revealed

Analysis of the UK's addresses found a home in a Warren is typically worth £607,267 - more than double the average of £282,978. Royal names also help, Zoopla claimed.

Inspired by TV's The Great Interior Design Challenge? Here are our top tips from the judges on how to transform your home without breaking the bank

Inspired by TV's The Great Interior Design Challenge? Here are our top tips from the

Whether or not you are watching TV's The Great Interior Design Challenge, you might want to know how to improve an unlovely room for under £1000 in a long weekend. The show's judges and presenter tell us their top tips.

Europe's 'best development' is unveiled as a 52-storey tower block in Warsaw: But do you think it deserves the accolade?

The Polish tower block is still being built, meaning buyers won't be able to move in until the end of the year, but it has already won awards for its design.

The 'bargain' that will cost you £7.9million: Four-bedroom house on Britain's most expensive street goes on the market

It may look like many other mansions that grace the streets of Central London, but this four-bedroom house on Victoria Road in Kensington is property gold.

How far would you move to buy your first home? Report claims some struggling buyers would even leave Britain

First-time buyers have been forced to consider new ways of getting onto the property ladder in recent years and a new report claims many would move further afield - and even overseas.

Top tips to sell your property for more: We reveal the tricks used by Hollywood stylists - and how to use them in your home

Home styling was once the preserve of wealthy Hollywood celebrities but is increasingly being used in Britain as homeowners seek to sell their properties quickly and at a better price.

Who wants to live with a millionaire? Property entrepreneur seeks two housemates invited to 'only pay the rent they can afford'

Who wants to live with a millionaire? Property entrepreneur seeks two housemates invited

The housemates need only pay a 'rent they can afford' to enjoy the Grade II listed property in East London, says the generous homeowner and businessman Rupert Hunt.

Buyers need a deposit of more than £80,000 to purchase a property - more than double the average salary

The average deposit paid by those buying a property rose 15 per cent in the past year to £81,721 last month as house prices continued to rise, new research has revealed.

How long does it take to make a decision to buy a property? Typically, just FIFTY-THREE minutes

It is one of the biggest investments people make in their lifetime and yet they take just minutes to decide - a decision that costs more than £3,700 a minute, according to latest research.

How much do you need to earn to buy a home in Britain's 20 biggest cities? (...and it ranges from £24k to £97k)

How much do you need to earn to buy a home in Britain's 20 biggest cities?

New figures suggests that out of 20 major cities in Britain, the average income needed to afford a home with a typical 76 per cent mortgage is £49,700, up from £45,000 a year ago. But the range is significant - from less than the average wage at £24,000 in Liverpool, to a staggering £80,200 in Oxford and almost £100,000 in London.

Number of British property millionaires rises by 200 a day as house prices soar - but where do most of them live?

The number of property millionaires has risen 14% in the past year to 622,939, the equivalent of 75,796 or more than 200 a day, according to the findings by property website Zoopla.

Buy-to-let landlords face tougher borrowing rules as Treasury looks set to hand greater control to Bank of England

Strict mortgage measures have already been applied by the Bank of England on residential mortgages and similar rules are expected to be officially introduced on buy-to-let.

Do you live in one of the 50 best places in the UK? A tranquil corner of Hampshire tops the list for an impressive fifth year in a row 

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A tranquil corner of Hampshire has been named as having the best quality of life in the UK for an impressive fifth year. Residents earn well above the average salary and are the healthiest in the UK.

Top ten ski chalets for sale: From a £2m bolt hole with cinema to a £50k studio with mountain views we reveal some of the best on the market

Top ten ski chalets for sale: From a £2m bolt hole with cinema to a £50k studio with

The ski season is upon us and if you're looking to invest in a chalet, take a look at our top options for those looking to take to the slopes - whether you have a multi-million pound budget for somewhere in Switzerland or £50,000 for a Eastern European bargain.

How to turn £50K into £1m on the property market: Invest in London's up-and-coming areas twenty years ago... and then move every year!

Buyers would have needed to move every year for 20 years to cash in on areas of London that have been gentrified, according to the research by estate agents Knight Frank.

Live like the Lord of the Manor! Step into the shoes of the Earl of Suffolk by renting his former Chelsea home for £7,000 A WEEK 

Rent the Earl of Suffolk Henry Howard's former Chelsea home for £7,000 A WEEK 

The Grade II listed property dates back to 1792 and boasts a wood-panelled living room, billiards room and wine cellar. It is just moments from Harrods in London's Knightsbridge and is available to rent for £6,950 a week or to buy for £14.5million.

Better be first-class! Luxury flats in huge conversion of Royal Mail's north London sorting office priced at up to £1.8MILLION

The £400m conversion of the North London Edwardian warehouses includes shops and restaurants as well as 263 luxury apartments priced between £715,000 and £1.79million.

Would you buy this house? It's £700k for a one-bedroom flat but it does have gardens overlooking the Thames, a badminton court, and a children's maze

In the first of a new series looking at properties for sale, we ask would you buy this house? We kick off with a trip to Fulham Riverside's luxury development of 463 homes.

EXCLUSIVE: YouTube star couple Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr splashed out £2 million on swish London home that almost 7 million followers get to peek inside

YouTubers Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr splashed out £2m on London home

They've struck gold on advertising linked to their internet channels and now high-profile YouTubers are buying multi-million properties to match their enviable lifestyles. Jim Chapman and his wife Tanya Burr are the latest to have bought a luxury home - with a private garden for their beloved dog Martha.

Bank of Mum and Dad forces grown-up children to sign pre-nups to protect their property investment

Parents who give their grown-up children a loan to help with a deposit for a house are protection their investments with pre-nuptial agreements amid fears of a relationship breakdown.

Prestigious London mews address that Sir Michael Caine lived at when he filmed Alfie and Get Carter comes onto the market for £5m

Sir Michael Caine's former London home is for sale for £5M 

The luxury home, which is in a gated development near Hyde Park, was The Italian Job actor's address in the 1960s. Today, it has the Hollywood touch with Sonos sound system and designer kitchen. It is for sale through estate agents Kay & Co for £4.95m

The car gallery is the new status symbol for wealthy homeowners - and with room for 25 vehicles and a scissor lift, is this Britain's ultimate petrolhead home?

Is this the biggest luxury home car gallery in Britain? 

The £3.25m house has seven bedrooms, a full-sized snooker room and an acre of landscaped gardens. It also boasts a grand staircase, a banquet dining room and a wet room. But it is the the underground showroom that is the real star of the show for car collectors.

Go straight to jail: Plushly renovated prisons make for secure, quirky homes with colourful histories

On the face of it, living inside a prison doesn't sound a picnic. But you only have to take one look at the towering walls to feel that you are living in a genuinely secure environment.

Inspired by the new virtual tour of Buckingham Palace? Then give your home a touch of the Royal treatment!

Take inspiration from the new 360-degree tour of Buckingham Palace's state rooms and give your home some Royal sparkle.




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What would you find most attractive in a potential home?

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