Housing

Letters: Let the housing market collapse

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Treading the boards Sir: As a teacher, I was sorry Lloyd Evans did not include school productions in his excellent…

Letters: We can’t build our way out of the housing crisis

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Excess demand Sir: Liam Halligan (‘The house mafia’, 26 June) treats us to an exposé of the shoddy products of…

The political baggage of moving house

3 July 2021 9:00 am

We are currently house-hunting — please let me know if you have one going spare. We are looking for a…

How much longer can the Treasury rig the housing market?

30 June 2021 2:10 am

The past 15 months have produced a bizarre economic paradox. In 2020, the economy shrank at the fastest rate recorded…

Why is modern architecture so ugly?

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Why is modern architecture so ugly?

Why private equity sharks are shopping at Morrisons

26 June 2021 9:00 am

The late Sir Ken Morrison — founder of the eponymous supermarket chain that’s the latest UK target for US private…

A second home in Cornwall is nothing to be proud of

12 June 2021 9:00 am

A second home in Cornwall is nothing to be proud of

The insanity of Britain's housing market

20 May 2021 1:49 am

On the day the Office for National Statistics announced a sharp rise in consumer price inflation, albeit to a still…

Why the Tories mustn't give in to the Nimbys

15 May 2021 12:35 am

A 15-point YouGov poll lead and last week’s election performance suggests that things look good for the Tories in England.…

Bricks and pieces: the blight of London’s fake facades

8 May 2021 9:00 am

The problem with London’s fake facades

Letters: The veiled elitism of social mobility

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Levelling up Sir: In making the case for social mobility, Lee Cain unwittingly endorses the classism he hopes to fight…

The fury and frustration of living in a listed building

24 April 2021 9:00 am

The perils of living in a listed building

London's mayoral race is a warning to Tories nationwide

2 April 2021 9:37 pm

The London Mayoral election is more of a procession than a race. The only real question is whether Sadiq Khan…

A beautiful radio adaptation: Radio 4’s The Housing Lark reviewed

17 October 2020 9:00 am

Nineteen fifty-six: the Suez crisis, the first Tesco, Jim Laker takes 19 wickets in a match. But also: Trinidadian pianist…

Boris the builder mustn’t buckle over planning reform

29 August 2020 9:00 am

The government will pass the test it has set itself: schools in England will return next week. Pupils may well…

Is the government about to bankrupt thousands of homeowners?

29 August 2020 9:00 am

The new scandal about to hit the government

Is Boris brave enough to stand up to the Nimbys?

10 July 2020 1:44 am

In the next few weeks, the government will publish planning reforms designed to simplify the system and free up land…

In defence of Priti Patel

29 February 2020 9:00 am

We will rue the day we all decided bullying was a bad thing. The consequence is that the inept, the…

How much are political parties allowed to spend in the general election?

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Election counts Michael Bloomberg — the ninth richest person in America — entered the US presidential race by buying $34…

Toxic regulations, not the fire brigade, are to blame for the Grenfell deaths

2 November 2019 9:00 am

It has been bizarre to hear the London Fire Brigade taking the brunt of the blame for the deaths of…

Worried about sky-high rents? Learn to love a bedsit

27 July 2019 9:00 am

‘I’m not going to your place, it looks like a crack den.’ It’s not exactly a vote of confidence when…

Polite postmodernism: Burbridge Close, Dagenham, by Peter Barber Architects is a recent housing development for the elderly that Roger Scruton approves of

Here’s what I want from modern architecture, explains housing tsar Roger Scruton

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The creation of a commission to examine beauty in new building created a stir in the media, with the chairman…

Homelessness isn’t a government priority. It should be

1 December 2018 9:00 am

King’s Cross station at 10.30 p.m. is not a happy place. Most commuters have long returned to their centrally heated…

Sending more people to uni isn’t the answer

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Imagine a world where employers judged applicants solely on their dress. Anyone in frayed clothes or scuffed shoes would never…

A home truth for the Tories: fix the housing crisis or lose power for ever

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Much rot is spoken about how the young have it so bad. In fact, this generation is healthier, richer and…