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Housemates from hell: you share your stories

You told us your best worst housemate stories as part of our August renting special, so here they are in all their awful and anonymous glory.

A taste of the penthouse lifestyle in Archway rental block

Ordinarily when a new block of flats is being launched, the penthouse is the prime location, with sky high prices to match its sky high position.

On the move: you could live in Sienna Miller’s former home

Rumour has it the actress has put her Queen’s Park home - with it’s Matthew Williamson and Kelly Hoppen interiors - up for rent

Hot properties: four of the most expensive, affordable or interesting properties currently on the market

This week we have a restoration property you can really sink your teeth into, plus to a beguiling family home in Highgate Village

Licence to sell: this West Hampstead estate agent fancies a double life as a secret agent

The name’s Gold, Gideon Gold. Just don’t ask him about his mishap with pussies galore.

Property of the week: an oasis of new build calm surrounded by green belt

The selection of eight exclusive family houses are built and designed to be light and spacious, with virtually every window giving a fresh aspect of the extensive fully landscaped grounds.

5 tips for removing walls

If you want to demolish a wall, start by establishing what sort of wall it is.

How to create a hedgehog haven

In the last decade, hedgehog numbers have gone down by 30 per cent due to a variety of factors including habitat loss and changes in farming techniques, according to The Wildlife Trusts, which estimates there may be less than a million left in the UK.

Rental home decor for grown ups

Renting is no longer for scruffy students and early 20s sharers. The modern yuppie who in days of yore would likely have bought is now just as likely to be renting well into their 30s. Here’s how they can make a temporary abode feel like a grown up home.

Top 3 properties in Stroud Green

Property in Stroud Green is on the up and up with a selection of beautifully renovated period flat conversions and houses hitting the market.

Stroud Green: A trendy high street surrounded by flats and family homes

This friendly, laidback area is well and truly on the up, with electrification of the railway through Crouch Hill the latest improvement on the horizon.

London rents have dropped for the first time in six years

A fall in rental prices means fewer tenants are paying more than the asking price to secure a home, but those renewing contracts still face a hike

Comment: There are reasons to be cheerful about renting in London

Yes, home ownership is out of reach for many, but would we care so much if renting weren’t so bleak? And are there any reasons to be cheerful about being a London renter?

Hot properties: our pick of the top properties in north London

This week, a seven-bedroom mansion in the Crofts, a Highgate bargain and Jamie Oliver’s Primrose Hill reverse renovations.

This Queen’s Park estate agent had his first property job at the tender age of 12

Director of Jorgensen Turner, Richard Turner, grew up in the property business and couldn’t imagine another life

At your service: meet the private concierges who make luxury renting easy

Renting nightmares? Not for north London’s super rich tenants. Meet the private concierges who will be your ultimate fixer when it comes to renting prime property - for a fee

Property of the Week: Heath-side cottage living

Enjoying a coveted position abutting Hampstead heath and set along a pretty gravel lane is this charming Victorian home, formerly two cottages.

The best summer home fragrances on the market

Bring a scent of the summer into your home with these delicious seasonal candles and diffusers.

Heaven at the foot of the North Circular

Ruth Pavey is transported to a Mediterranean paradise in this slice of Cyprus in Muswell Hill, in an unpromising spot abutting the North Circular.

The interiors must haves in north London’s £45k/month rentals

Forget gold-plated fittings and chintzy opulence; if you want to attract a super high end tenant stick to luxury neutrals and the latest technology for the ultimate stealth wealth look.

Is loads of dirty laundry standing between you and quality family time?

London’s families are losing out on 15 hours of fun to laundry, but luckily there’s a modern technology-enabled solution

Top 3 properties in West Hampstead

From family homes to a mansion block flat, there’s an abundance of charming period features in these West Hampstead properties for sale

West Hampstead: a slice of European cafe living with great transport links

Fiercely loyal residents of NW6 love this residential area for its independent shops and restaurants, as well as its impressive transport links

How to write (and read) a room offered ad

Wanted: a calculator, screen magnifier and bullshit detector to decipher online adverts for flatmates. Here’s how to write an advert to get the housemate you want and a glossary of terms for home hunters.

What does the Bank of England base rate cut mean for my mortgage?

The Bank of England has halved its base rate and cajoled banks to pass on the savings to their customers, but what does this mean for mortgages?

Hot Properties: our pick of the top properties in north London

From the perfect studio flat for a first time buyer to a jaw dropping luxury rental, here’s our edit of the best on the market

This estate agent knows why NW3 is always in demand

Early morning dips in the pond and strolls through the gardens at Kenwood are what makes the area incomparable for Varun J-Sharma, a negotiator at the Hampstead branch of TK International

Property of the week: Re-live Swinging London in a Belsize Park mews house

A beautifully presented mews house which was subject to a major renovation project by the award winning Belsize Architects seven years ago, and has been lovingly maintained and improved by the current owner since.

Get a child-friendly garden with these top tips

How to get your children outside in the garden this summer holiday, without restorting to Pokémon Go.

Housemate blind date: here’s how you could find the perfect flatmate

If renting in London is hard, finding people you can stand to split the cost of renting with can be nigh impossible. We try EasyRoommate’s social event to try and find the perfect housemate

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