The house

Can we make our father leave us a share of his home?

My parents own a house in joint names. My mother wants me and my brother to inherit the house upon their deaths but my father wants to leave the house, or half of it, to other relatives. Is there anything we can do to make him leave a share to us?

Diary of an estate agent: Balham

It's a great time for landlords as 24 professionals compete for a property and prospective tenants learn origami to conceal a secret bid...

Diary of an estate agent: Chelsea lettings

Doing this deal means finding a parking space nearby for my tenant’s new Ferrari; and my offer to pick up new clients to take to a viewing proves a tight squeeze in my Mini as the husband is well over 6ft.

New Homes Awards 2015: the winners

Clever design, creative conversions and the intelligent use of space won accolades at our 24th annual awards, in association with Close Brothers Property Finance.