London's renting nightmare: what's the solution?

You can't afford to buy, so you rent - only to be kicked out each time a tenancy ends. And it all costs a fortune. So what is being done to reduce the pressure on London’s growing private sector?

Sotogrande: a sporty Spanish resort

With its compact waterfront apartments, polo fields, sleek marina and fine golf courses, this Spanish resort is appealing to active British home buyers

Spain's bargain holiday homes

Spain hopes to tempt Britons back into the market this summer with a million unsold homes in top locations going at bargain prices

Search in the sun

Cathy Hawker advises on how and where to buy a home abroad this year

Islands: Spain and Portugal

Spain and Portugal's islands are property hotspots for British second-home owners looking for reliable sun, clean beaches and good value