croydon

The leafy town only 13 miles from central London

Served by four train stations, with 30-minute services to Victoria and London Bridge, the south-London town of Purley offers a range of properties - with family homes the star attraction - and the regeneration of nearby Croydon that's set to be a game changer.

The average cost of renting in every London borough

A new report reveals the average cost of renting in London’s borough’s is  £1,461 a month. Discover the most affordable boroughs to live in based on private rental costs over a 12-month period throughout the capital, the cheapest areas include Barking and Dagenham (£864 a month), Bexley (£889 a month), Croydon (£916 a month) and Havering (£919 a month).

December auctions under £100,000: bag a bargain

Visit an auction this month and pick up a bargain property. We’ve previewed the catalogues and found a bundle of opportunities including an investment property on Fulham Broadway and a building plot in Catford.

New build-to-rent homes

The first 10,000 homes supported by the Government's Built to Rent fund will be ready in two years, a quarter of them in London

End of stamp duty "holiday" looms

Record numbers of first-time buyers have been house-hunting since the introduction of the stamp duty waiver. Late starters have just a month left to save £2,500

Gifts for less than £10

Early shopping for presents can save you a fortune. Barbara Chandler checks out where to go for inspiring choices

Croydon’s new era

The arrival of designer flats signals a new era for previously unglamorous Croydon. A £5 billion town-centre makeover is in the pipeline aimed at revitalising its commercial core and turning the neglected south London area into a location of choice for homebuyers

Croydon’s new era

The arrival of designer flats signals a new era for previously unglamorous Croydon. A £5 billion town-centre makeover is in the pipeline aimed at revitalising its commercial core and turning the neglected south London area into a location of choice for homebuyers