A Chequers history: the country palace of British prime ministers

A Grade I listed country pile at the foot of the Chilterns has quietly hosted world leaders and momentous decisions since it was built in 1565… Now it’s the tranquil setting for Theresa May’s latest crunch talks on Brexit. Martin Farr, Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary British History at the Newcastle University, explores the importance of Chequers for British politics and on the global stage.

Why are asking prices so critical in the current market?

Greed can often result in desperation under these kind of conditions, says veteran agent Trevor Abrahmsohn, and starting off the marketing process at the right level has never been more important – after all, it’s better to have a fish on the hook that you can wrestle with, than no bite at all…

What happens when you build without planning permission?

A recent case in north London saw a property barrister get to keep his new rear extension, despite having no planning consent to speak of; so does this create flexibility around permission, and has the system been undermined? Eleanor Grindley warns that others may not be so lucky…