It's the news that sent a shiver down the country's spine - approval for the London-to-Birmingham leg of HS2 - but fear not, because Knight Frank has stepped up and assembled a crack team of specialists…

Shropshire is home to a wealth of top-notch country estates, says William Cash, but some could do with a touch of demolition

The Government's consultation process has once again been heavily criticised for being too short and poorly thought-through

The Land Registration Act 2002 states that all manorial rights must be registered by the 13th October 2013

Ian Hepburn When it comes to desirability and elusiveness, classic country estates are the Picassos of the property market

Architects and heritage campaigners have voiced concerns over the Government's consultation on simplifying planning consents for listed buildings (which we reported on last week here).

The Government is seeking views on the simplification of Listed Building Consents (LBC). The Department for Culture Media and Sport has opened a consultation on options for changing the system of LBCs

Reuben Brothers have reportedly appointed architects Paul Davis & Partners to start drawing up plans for the redevelopment of the former Naval & Military Club at 94 Piccadilly

The Government missed a "golden opportunity" to create jobs and stimulate the economy when it decided to start charging VAT on repair works to listed buildings, claim RICS

In a disappointing result for heritage organisations, HMRC has confirmed that VAT will be charged on alterations to listed buildings from 1st October 2012

A 300 year old Georgian pile is to be transformed into a green energy blueprint for period homes in the UK

Robin Birley's new Mayfair club is ace, says William Cash from Upton Cressett Hall. It might even be a masterpiece.