New homes in London: Bolton Studios

Original double-height artists' studios for sale in a Kensington conservation area are a throwback to a time when painters and sculptors could afford to live and work in prime central London.

Legal Q&A: who pays the £70k to fix our leaky roof?

I moved into a top-floor flat in a “newly refurbished” apartment block on a shared-ownership basis six years ago. From the day I moved in, I had problems with leaks from the roof, which was repaired but not properly. Now I have been told repairs will cost £70,000 - do I have to pay this or can I appeal?

London's greenest boroughs enjoy top house price growth

One lies in the heart of the British contemporary art scene, while the other contains a big chunk of leafy and affluent north London - Hackney and Haringey regularly outperform built-up neighbours when it comes to house price growth.

Grand Designs House of the Year: shortlist heats up

The hunt for the UK's best home is set to conclude this evening, as Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud is set to announce the winner of this year's Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) House of the Year award.
During this month's special four-part TV series on Channel 4, McCloud has visited some of the UK's most spectacular homes and creative conversions.

Highlights from the six-strong shortlist so far include a flint-clad house resembling an Aztec temple; a property tucked behind a 19th-century stable wall in Kew, south-west London; and a family house built on the walled site of a former taxi garage that has six roofs joined to form vaults.
A final shortlisted building will be revealed during the final programme tonight, along with the winning project.

Visit for more details and read Philippa Stockley's full report here.