Rents rise in city centres as tenants return after spending time with family during pandemic

Tenants are returning to city centres after temporarily moving out, new research suggests. The combination of this higher demand, along with lower stock, has led to an increase in rental prices in many city centres, according to Rightmove. While suburban and rural areas remain more in demand among tenants, this is likely to change as … Read more

Five neutral pain colours perfect any room in the house

From velvet truffle to candle cream: Five neutral paint colours perfect for any room in your house – and there’s not a shade of grey in sight… Interior designer Alexander James Interiors recommends five paint colours The paint colours are centred around tones of greens, blues and pinks   By Myra Butterworth For MailOnline Published: 07:59 … Read more

See you on the balcony: Even a small space can be turned into an oasis

A balcony garden may sound like something of a luxury but they’re enjoying a boom in popularity. ‘We have had five times more inquiries this year than before the pandemic,’ says Isabelle Palmer, whose company, The Balcony Gardener, supplies to order, everything from window boxes to complete gardens. ‘People were desperate to have somewhere to … Read more