Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007. He has been writing about microarchitecture on his internationally-acclaimed Shedworking blog since 2006 and is the author of Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution. His latest book is Bookshelf, published by Thames & Hudson.

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Three bedroom semi-detached house for sale, Mill Green Lodge, Mill Green, Hatfield AL9. On with Country Properties at a guide price of £324,950.

House prices show no monthly change

First-time buyer numbers up more than a quarter

Rents in London have reached double those across the rest of the UK for the first time ever, according to new research

Students make the best tenants, says report

Plus, who wants solar panels, buyer registrations, house price confidence and new price index for France

Gardens add up to ten per cent to the price of a property: Property news roundup

Plus, Welsh mortgage concern, London Prime stabilises, and remortgaging at record high

The new adventure play area, just outside the main stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Olympic Park house prices have jumped 60 per cent

Average house price in the 14 areas of East London closest to the Olympic Park is now £334,123

London house price growth halts

But rents continue to rise in the capital and around the country

Telecoms startup targets rented property: Property news roundup

Plus, Neighbourhood Watch benefits, home improvement conflict, and Home Counties Prime rents

The number of people with a mortgage aged under 35 has fallen from 21 per cent to 18 per cent

Renters spend 40 per cent of their income on housing costs

Shortage of affordable homes is leaving many younger homehunters in a 'rent trap'

Four bed detached house for sale, Christchurch Street, London SW3, the former home of Lord Olivier and Vivien Leigh. On with Druce at £7,500,000.

Nearly half of renters and buyers check crime statistics before deciding on their home: Property news roundup

Plus, Laurence Olivier's house for sale, holiday home disasters, and tenants' deposits

Three bedroom semi-detached house for sale, Mill Green Lodge, Mill Green, Hatfield AL9. On with Country Properties at a guide price of £324,950.

The rise of middle-aged renters

Single young professionals are increasingly choosing to settle in family suburbs rather than city centres, says report

Two bedroom flat for sale, Vie Development, Salford, Manchester M3. On with Jordan Fishwick at £137,500.

Average home 'earned' £90 a day in the last six months

Highest price rises in Salford

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