Why do we have to use our developer's solicitor?

If you are wary about the relationship between developers and their solicitors, tell them you intend to use your own lawyer and request they still pay your legal fees. If they refuse - ask why.

South London's foodie hotspot is set for big change

Foodie favourite Borough Market has been transformed over the last 10 years. Now, three acres of local heartland are being redeveloped to bring new apartments and Covent Garden-style fashion boutiques.

First private family rentals approved in Greenwich

An innovative private rental scheme is set to create a strong sense of community for family renters in Greenwich, while new rental options across London offer fair contracts, free wifi, yoga classes and porters.

The cycle superhighway new homes

From Elephant & Castle to King’s Cross, homes are springing up, taking advantage of the new “segregated” route for cyclists and an enlivened parade of shops and cafés.

Easter house hunt: London's new homes launches to watch

In a bid to impress buyers, London's latest new home developments are offering more imaginative living spaces. Discover the flats fitted out with affordable furniture for first-time buyers, and the family houses with flexible floor plans...

Four new London property hotspots to watch

Transport upgrades, regeneration and new homes developments bring fresh vitality to London areas that may still be under the radar - making them good places to buy in the early stages of the upward curve. We reveal four London hotspots to watch in 2015.

New homes in Chelmsford

There are 400 new homes at Marconi Evolution; 500 new homes at City Park West and new-build flats from £239,995 at St John's in Chelmsford.