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KEYWORD "Central London" - 207 RESULTS
Is the Build to Rent sector ready for the end of furlough?

Few would disagree that it has been a difficult year for the residential lettings sector. With the market effectively frozen for...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – should you consider Hounslow?

It’s strategically located for easy access to London Heathrow Terminals, is close to a number of the stations on the incoming...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Students flock to London lettings market despite Covid-19 woes

Overseas and domestic students have returned to the London lettings market in full force this month, accounting for 25% of all...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

How to sell your home before 2020 is through

For most homeowners, the thought of selling a house in 2020 is anxiety-inducing. To some, it feels like tempting fate. However,...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Does high street decline represent opportunities for resi investors?

Covid-19 has furthered the decline of the high street and led to major city centres becoming virtual ghost towns as office...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Why London is the most popular investment location for the Chinese

The 31 October 2020 is a big day for me and my family. It is the day we fly out of...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: The highs and lows of London’s property market

While average rental values in prime central London (PCL) have declined annually by 6.9%, average house prices in prime London property...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

UK development – new homes in East London; social investment at Stone Yard

The doors have been opened to the first phase of a flagship East London development, with canal-side rental homes now on...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revolutionising the prime market – one developer’s goal to shake up the system

A residential property and design consultancy for the prime and super-prime London market is seeking to disrupt the traditional model by...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Capital regeneration - former London hotel and pub set to become 514 flats

The former Master Brewer Hotel in Hillingdon, which has been left vacant since 2012, has taken a step closer to being...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Prime London market the busiest it has been for 'over five years'

The Prime Central London (PCL) property market is the busiest it has been for over five years, according to estate agency...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent bounces back - UNCLE opens its latest scheme in Wembley

Well-known rental brand UNCLE recently opened its fifth property within its rapidly expanding chain of serviced rental apartments. Made up of two...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Development – new student homes in Leeds and a new quarter for Acton

Development work is continuing to pick up as we ease out of lockdown. Below, we offer an update on two schemes...

26 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Development – major schemes at Tottenham Hale & Jewellery Quarter

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t put a hold on major new developments and regeneration projects taking place across the UK. Here, we...

22 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – which developers are driving the Build to Rent boom?

In part one, we looked at the major institutional investors ploughing money into the rapidly growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector. Here,...

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

PCL witnesses large lockdown price drops, but market is recovering

Knight Frank’s latest PCL (Prime Central London) index reveals that average prices in this market declined by 2.1% in April, the...

08 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Russian billionaire purchases £15m London mansion as market reopens

On the back of the London housing market being restarted, Beauchamp Estates has successfully sold a £15.45 million mansion at 26...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – will the luxury property market bounce back quicker?

The coronavirus pandemic has had huge impacts on all parts of the property industry, with the market effectively on pause mode...

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – have Asian investors in the UK property market increased?

International investors make up a big chunk of Britain’s second home market, especially in London. Many of these investors hail from...

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Webinar roundup – from the future of second homes to the future of PropTech

In these social distancing times, where so many of us are working remotely and being encouraged to stay at home as...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Auctions in action – would you like to get to Warwick Avenue?

A luxury home adjacent to the iconic Underground stop that inspired one of Welsh singer Duffy’s biggest hits is set to...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Prime property: lockdown buying and selling advice for investors

The UK property market is currently on hold due to the government's lockdown restrictions. Although in-person property viewings and valuations can't take...

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

How is the Build to Rent market adapting to lockdown and social distancing?

Build to Rent (BTR) was undoubtedly one of the property sector’s fastest-growing areas before Covid-19 took hold. But, like all other markets,...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how to buy a house when you can’t leave the house?

It’s a question many of us will have been asking ourselves when, during these lockdown times, we are all being asked...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

How is the Greek property investment market coping with Covid-19?

The coronavirus pandemic is currently dominating all our lives, and is all anyone can really talk or think about at present.  In the property...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus causing an upturn in ‘situation tenancies’, says Aston Chase

A luxury London estate and lettings agency says it is concerned to see a noticeable rise in ‘situation tenancies’, a specific type...

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Overcoming Corona – how will the virus affect the UK housing market?

UK house sales are predicted to decline by 38% on 2019 to 734,000 transactions for the full year (2020). That is according...

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – the highs and highs of investing in the PCL market

In this Q&A, we catch up with Dean Main – founder and major shareholder of luxury residence management company, Rhodium –...

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

How is coronavirus affecting developers and the retirement housing market?

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a huge impact on all our lives, with all schools now closed (other than for...

25 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Property insight - should investors be considering Catford?

In our 10-part London regeneration series last year, there was a big focus on areas south of the river, but most of these...

16 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Budget announcement – stamp duty surcharge introduced for overseas buyers

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed in his first Budget plans to introduce a 2% stamp duty surcharge on non-UK tax residents. While...

13 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Demand for rental properties heightens sealed bidding in PCL

Growing demand and a shrinking supply of rental properties in prime central London (PCL) has led to a 50% increase in...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Regeneration: former biscuit factory to be transformed into 1,500 homes

Under plans approved this week by Jules Pipe, the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, the site of a former...

28 February 2020

From: Breaking News

£1 billion joint venture acquires London Build to Rent asset for £100 million

Two real estate firms have acquired a 294-apartment residential rental complex in east London from Kennedy Wilson for approximately £100 million...

24 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Boris Boom to hit Mayfair property market, agent predicts

The Mayfair property market is set for a ‘Boris Boom’, according to the latest report by estate agency Wetherell. The report –...

19 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Vauxhall and Nine Elms Battersea will come of age in 2021, JLL report claims

A new report from global real estate firm JLL has claimed that 2021 will be the year when the mammoth new...

17 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Women in Property Investment – making it in the super-prime market

Welcome back to Women in Property Investment, your bi-weekly dose of tales, tips and tidbits from inspiring women breaking barriers in...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

From much-mocked to cool – Slough’s transformation continues

A start date has been announced for a ‘much-anticipated’ housing development in central Slough, as the town continues to transform itself...

10 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - talking conversions, Grade II-listed buildings and 2020 predictions

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today catches up with Charlie Baxter, managing director and co-founder of award-winning development manager Alchemi Group, to find out...

03 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Why are tech tenants driving the demand for prime London rentals?

Last week tech giant Facebook announced that it would be hiring 1,000 more staff in London, bringing its total workforce in...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – why Prime Central London is still appealing to investors

On a rainy Thursday at the end of last year – the day of the general election, in fact – Property...

20 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Women in Property Investment – “believe in what you are building”

Welcome back to Women in Property Investment (or WIPI), where we focus on inspiring women who are making their mark in...

17 January 2020

From: Breaking News

What does 2020 have in store for the UK property market?

As we enter a new year (and decade), the opening weeks of 2020 are an appropriate time to reflect on the...

15 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: most affordable UK commuter towns revealed

With the new year bringing fresh rail fare increases for commuters, online mortgage broker Trussle has revealed the UK’s most affordable...

06 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Sales and rental values in PCL set to rise over the next five years

Prices in Prime Central London (PCL) are predicted to rise by 18% over the next five years, while cumulative rental growth...

03 January 2020

From: Breaking News

It’s Christmassss! Seasonal greetings from Property Investor Today

In the immortal words of Noddy Holder, it is nearly Christmas and, with the festivities almost upon us, Property Investor Today...

23 December 2019

From: Breaking News

The tokenisation revolution: Smartlands and Sotheby’s partner up

Smartlands and UK Sotheby’s International Realty have announced a collaboration which aims to explore the possibilities that blockchain technology provides for...

23 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty - what are the ways to save on this controversial tax?

With the Conservative Party winning a big majority in last week's general election, it will be expected to honour its manifesto pledge...

16 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what is going on in the Portsmouth property market?

Portsmouth-based agency NEXA Properties has released its latest report on the city which analyses how its property market is currently functioning. The...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why it's all about the timing for international investors in London

Timing is critical for international transactions in the current London property market. Currency brokers probably haven’t been as busy for a...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

New riverside office development in the works for Nine Elms

Property developer Ballymore has been granted planning permission for a new 13-storey riverside office building at its landmark development, Embassy Gardens. The...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Where are London’s Airbnb hotspots? Google Search Trends reveal all

In recent weeks we’ve focused on the seemingly unstoppable growth of Airbnb and its competitors and how women are helping to...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

The most in-demand prime London streets revealed

Benham and Reeves has revealed the capital’s prime and super-prime streets where buyer activity remains strong despite a wider market ‘freeze’...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

The PCL market has bottomed out - so where’s the bounce?

Immediately after the financial crisis of 2008, the Prime Central London residential property market was in a sorry state. Few could...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration: take me down to the Old Kent Road

Property Investor Today recently went to visit Old Kent Road, the ancient thoroughfare subject to a planned £10 billion regeneration. It’s...

30 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Bulk buyers flock to Central London before Brexit

Central London has seen a 55% increase in demand from family offices, real estate funds and large investors looking to bulk-buy...

14 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Prime London stamp duty costs are enough to buy a house in 167 UK areas

Buying a detached house in the UK is cheaper than paying stamp duty in prime central London, analysis from Springbok Properties...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration – Elephant & Castle: from shabby to chic?

In the latest part of our series focusing on London’s regeneration hotspots, Property Investor Today zones in on the ongoing transformation...

25 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors reap the benefit of domestic political uncertainty

Property developer Click Properties says it has witnessed a marked increase in enquiries from investors from both the US and the...

20 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Global prime city property markets starting to slow down

It’s common knowledge that in the UK the London property market is stagnating and even the Prime Central London market is...

06 September 2019

From: Breaking News

London’s next door neighbour effect – is it reversing?

Looking back to four or five years ago when Prime Central London property prices were booming, it became commonplace to buy...

28 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Buyer activity in London picks up pace despite low supply

London has seen market activity climb over the first six months of the year despite the lack of properties coming up...

23 August 2019

From: Breaking News

The rise of gazumping – what do London investors need to know?

Instances of gazumping have been few and far between in Central London for the past five years.  However, a shortage of housing...

16 August 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration – the transformation of the capital’s final industrial quarter

Following our piece on the ongoing works at Battersea Power Station and its environs, Property Investor Today this time explores the...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

London prime properties snapped up by American and Asian buyers

Dollar-led buyers are snapping up prime London properties as sterling sinks to a 28-month low, according to The London Resolution. The company...

07 August 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration – what is going on at Battersea Power Station?

Property Investor Today recently went to discover the latest goings-on at Battersea Power Station, part of central London’s largest regeneration area. One...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong residents flock to buy in London amid political and civil unrest

There has been a surge in the number of Hong Kong residents travelling to London to invest in residential property, according...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

London’s fastest house sale market revealed

Residential homes are taking an average of 12 weeks to sell in West London, according to research from fast house sale...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Prime Central London property outperforms other investments

Property in prime central London (PCL) has outperformed a range of other asset classes (including gold, farmland, antique jewellery and the...

12 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Hyde Park Gardens revealed as London’s top performing micro market

The latest research report by ultra-prime estate agent Beauchamp Estates has revealed that Hyde Park Gardens and the immediate area have been...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

I need a dollar! – London witnesses surge in number of US buyers

The weakness of the pound following the Brexit vote has helped to propel the number of US buyers in London to...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Reach for the sky – UK’s tallest residential tower tops out

Property Investor Today was recently invited for a tour of the Landmark Pinnacle development in Canary Wharf, the tallest residential tower...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Going for a pretty penny...portal reveals London's most expensive streets

A prime and super-prime London property portal has examined the capital’s most expensive roads for homes. The portal, Vyomm, analysed Land Registry...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General announces new, largest-to-date BTR scheme in Wandsworth

Financial services company Legal & General, already a major player in the burgeoning Build to Rent (BTR) sector, has revealed that...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Buying agency predicts the next prime hotspots in London

London’s next prime hotspots have been revealed by buying agency Black Brick, with previously overlooked areas topping the list of recommendations. “In...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Swindon and Strood the best locations for sellers, research reveals

New data released by Quick Move Now and Home.co.uk has revealed that Swindon and Strood are the best places to sell...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Lavish London mansion up for raffle for just £13.50

A north London couple are raffling their Grade II listed sprawling English estate, worth a whopping £5.25 million, for just £13.50,...

10 April 2019

From: Breaking News

THE UK’S HIDDEN PROPERTY INVESTMENT HOTSPOTS

Recent years have seen a shift in buyer activity across the UK’s property market, with London’s much publicised decline in popularity...

05 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

INVEST IN LUXURY FOR LESS IN BICESTER

Renowned internationally for its designer shopping outlet, Bicester has long been the jewel in Oxfordshire’s crown, attracting millions of visitors annually...

27 February 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Unlocking Slough, the key to your next investment

As London continues to wane in popularity for investors and renters alike – with increasing numbers of people moving out of...

14 February 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Seaside town revealed as the UK’s top buy-to-let destination

Southend-on-Sea is the UK’s number one buy-to-let hotspot, according to research carried out by independent mortgage broker Private Finance. The seaside town,...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

How badly has Brexit and the recession affected Prime Central London?

The owners of some of London's most affluent homes have faced a number of challenges since the market crashed in 2007,...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Auction House London set to witness record-breaking sale

A record breaking number of lots are being sold in the capital next week, as 152 properties go under the hammer...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Midlands property market thrives while London market cools

Despite a significant drop in purchase activity in Central London, landlords are still picking up property in the East and West...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

House prices on the up since Brexit, research reveals

UK house prices have risen by 7.3% since the Brexit vote, according to the latest Land Registry house price data. Now, in...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

House price growth increases but rate continues to slow

UK national house price growth is on an upward curve, according to Carter Jonas. But it continues to slow with rates...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Bexley revealed as the most affordable place to rent in London

Bexley in South East London, is the cheapest place to rent in London for those living as a group of four,...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Increase in multi-listed landlords signals commercialisation for Airbnb in London

The number of landlords with more than 10 Airbnb accommodations listed in London has risen by 8.4% year-on-year, according to recent...

27 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Long-term owners are reconsidering their Prime Central London options

Economic and political uncertainty appears to be dimming the light of the property market recently, with some long-time owners reconsidering their...

01 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Highest rental yields achieved by HMO and multi-unit landlords

Landlords with portfolios comprising houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and multi-unit freehold blocks (MUFB) are achieving the highest rental yields, new...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Airbnb listings in the capital soar

Airbnb has seen a 43% jump in listings in the last 12 months, with the number of entire properties on the...

02 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop’s March auction attracts investors eager for London lots

Allsop recorded a strong result at its March residential sale raising £60 million and achieving a success rate of 73%. Held at...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Prime central London bounces back from stamp duty impact

Prime central London has seen a 2% increase in trading volumes in the year to February 2018 compared to the previous...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Barking revealed as the top London location for rental yields

Barking has been revealed as the best place to invest in by London estate agents Portico. The agency, which can trace its...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Cogress funds new mixed-use property scheme in Surbiton

Private equity firm Cogress has secured £4.1 million of equity to fund a new mixed-use property development in Surbiton, Kingston upon...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

London rental supply falls as sharp rise is recorded in other major UK cities

The latest Property & Homemover Report, released by marketing consultancy TwentyCi, has shown a sharp rise in the number of rental...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Nation’s most expensive street revealed by survey

The latest research from Lloyds Bank has crowned Grosvenor Crescent in Belgravia as the most expensive residential street in England and...

05 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Reduced asking prices in prime central London triggers demand

Prime central London has seen a steady recovery in transaction volumes in 2017 as asking price reductions stimulates demand. According to the...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime Central London rental market dominated by overseas students

Students from overseas made up approximately 75% of applicants in Prime Central London (PCL) over the past few months, according to...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Strawberry Star enters London’s development market with £50m investment

London-based international property company, Strawberry Star Group, has entered the London residential property development market with the launch of “BRONZE”. Set in...

29 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime Central London experiences steady recovery in sales volumes

Asking price reductions continue to stimulate demand in transaction volumes in prime central London with a steady recovery through the summer,...

20 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Investment in central London up 24% year-on-year

Central London commercial investment levels hit £11.5bn during the first seven months of 2017, marking a 24% rise on the corresponding...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Serviced office take-up soars in the UK

Serviced office take up across the UK has more than doubled in the first half of this year, reaching 1.07 million...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Surge of Indian investors purchasing in Prime Central London

Property investors from India have become the second largest purchasing group in Prime Central London (PCL).  According to investment firm London Central...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for UK property at a five-year high, says Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker, one of the UK’s largest independent estate agents, has seen demand for property in the UK increase significantly...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime central London property sales improve slightly

There was a marginal increase in the number of residential property sales in prime central London in the first half of...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Office-take up for year to date in central London rises 23% on 2016

Office take-up in central London in the first half of 2017 has reached 5.5 million sq ft, marking a 23% increase...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

London is a ‘strange market’ filled with people living in unsuitable properties

It is undoubtedly a buyer’s market in London at the moment, with those who are looking to buy prime property in...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors target ‘affordable’ properties offering ‘competitive yields’

Property investors turned out en mass as Allsop held its latest residential property auction in central London. The sale, which took place...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong demand for residential land in areas where ‘housing need is greatest’

The average price of urban brownfield land rose 1.2% in the second quarter of 2017, and by 6.3% year-on-year, fresh data...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Exciting’ auction catalogue of over 330 lots ‘provide opportunity for investors’

More than 330 residential properties will go under the hammer in central London next week, including several sites with permitted development...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Tech firms dominate take up in central London

Companies operating in the tech and media (TMT) sector have accounted for the greatest proportion of take-up in central London so...

10 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental price declines in PCL less marked in lower and higher price brackets

The rental market in prime central London is showing signs that it is potentially on the road to recovery, as reflected...

16 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More realistic pricing attracts motivated buyers in prime central London

Despite a backdrop of political uncertainty, sales volumes are starting to pick up in the prime central London property market as...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Summit for landowners looking to help tackle the rural housing crisis

A conference will be held for landowners willing to play their part in solving the rural housing crisis next month. The event,...

06 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Strettons marks 80th anniversary by raising £13.5m at London property auction

Strettons has raised almost £13.5m, including post-auction sales, on the back of an 88% success rate in what was the firm’s...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong appetite for residential property, but investors remain ‘price sensitive’

Investors continue to snap up residential properties across the country, but will mainly only commit to deals that they perceive to...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Urban residential land values continue to rise across the UK

Urban brownfield land prices continued to increase across the UK during the first quarter of the year, while prices even remained...

31 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Allsop’s May residential auction catalogue is ‘ripe with investment opportunities’

Allsop’s upcoming residential auction, which will take place next week at The Cumberland Hotel in central London, will feature 292 lots,...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Political and economic uncertainty ‘takes its toll on the UK property market’

There was a 9% decline in the number of residential property sales recorded last month, owed in part to a fall...

12 May 2017

From: Breaking News

London’s property market is booming – if you know where to look

Despite weakening growth in the capital, where values are around 80% higher than in 2009, there are still plenty of good...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property investors remain active ahead of general election

Network Auctions’ first sale of the year at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London saw the sale of 27 lots...

09 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential land prices surge in key UK cities as values stabilise in central London

With an urgent need to build significantly more new homes, competition is hotting up for land which is deemed suitable for...

09 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime commercial property rents up 0.8% in Q1 2017

Prime commercial property rental values in the UK increased by 0.8% in the first quarter of the year, the latest prime...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords, developers and planners must ‘accommodate London’s future growth’

London’s outer boroughs look set to benefit if they capitalise on an increasing trend towards shorter commutes and flexible working by...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Central London housebuilding collapses 75% as prices continue to fall

The number of new homes breaking ground in central London has plunged by 75% year-on-year as housebuilders put planned projects on...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

UK prime yields continue to sharpen

Average UK prime yields sharpened to 4.79% in February 2017, with the UK now in the longest sustained period of decreasing...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

New train station would ‘unlock’ potential to create thousands of new homes

Plans to build a Thameslink station in the north London area of Brent Cross may be brought forward by nine years...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

An oldie but a goodie – reversionary ground rents in 2017

From the vantage point of the rostrum, in unprecedented economic times with historically low interest rates and persistently low inflation, the...

29 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Fall in property sales threatens London’s status as economic powerhouse

Residential property sales across many parts of the UK will fall in the year ahead, especially in London, if demand for...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors ‘undeterred by the changing economic and political landscape’

There is nothing that markets dislike more than uncertainty and surprises, and the Brexit vote unleashed considerable forces of uncertainty. But...

23 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Central London property prices hit record high

The average price of a home in central London hit a new high of £1,818,262 in 2016, thanks largely to a rally...

21 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales of prime London property pick up as prices become more ‘realistic’

Sales volumes are increasing in the prime central London property market as purchasers look to take advantage of more ‘realistic’ asking...

17 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Property transactions see a ‘marked upturn’ across prime central London

Despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty, there has been a major improvement in sales volumes throughout prime central London as purchasers...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Private property investors clearly have ‘deep pockets’

The final results are in and after taking post-auction sales into consideration, the result from Allsop’s final commercial sale of 2016...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales of prime central London properties continue to fall but prices pick up

Transaction volumes in prime central property have dipped further as a result of changes in residential taxation, Brexit and global economic...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Property sales rising in prime central London but prices continue to fall

Despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty, sales volumes are rising in the central London prime property market as buyers look to...

09 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Confidence in housing market ‘knocked’ by aggressive taxation and Brexit

Confidence in the UK housing market has weakened in recent months amid economic uncertainty, together with pressure on householders’ finances from...

06 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Central London office investment to top £17bn, says Savills

Central London’s office investment market has had another strong year with total turnover for 2016 expected to reach in excess of...

05 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Top places to invest in London in 2017

When it comes to investing in property, it pays to know about the latest property hotspots and up-and-coming areas. Here are Portico’s...

04 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Richard Barber – what to expect in 2017

Richard Barber, director at Prime Central London estate agency W.A.Ellis, part of the JLL Group, offers his thoughts on what property market...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Simon Tollit – what to expect in 2017

Simon Tollit, director of central London sales at United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty, offers his thoughts on what property market trends...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Jake Russell – what to expect in 2017

Jake Russell, director at Russell Simpson, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. Much...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Marc Langdon – what to expect in 2017

Marc Langdon, a partner at Bidwells, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. I...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Middle Eastern property investors seek UK opportunities outside central London

Some 30% of all Middle Eastern capital targeting the UK post EU referendum has been deployed outside of central London with...

23 December 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Expect the unexpected’ in 2017, says Savills

The surprising political events of 2016 will lead to greater ‘caution and risk aversion’ among property investors in 2017, making secure...

17 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices in England and Wales edge up in November

The average residential property price in England and Wales edged up by 0.1% in November, according to the latest the LSL/Acadata...

13 December 2016

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House price falls in London look ‘inevitable’

Homeowners and property investors in Greater London are facing steep falls in house prices as the slowdown in prime areas of...

06 December 2016

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London’s super prime housing market is not ‘dead in the water’

London remains among the most desirable cities in the world for the super wealthy, but with property prices reaching record-breaking levels...

22 November 2016

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Prime London land values fall sharply

Land values in prime central London dropped by 10.3% in the year through to September, and are now at around the...

18 November 2016

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London home prices slashed by housebuilder

With demand for high-end properties in central London cooling following the Brexit vote and property tax increases, Britain’s largest housebuilder, Barratt...

17 November 2016

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London to lead recovery in house prices with 16.5% growth by 2021

London is to lead the UK house price recovery with 16.5% cumulative growth between now and the end of 2020, according...

11 November 2016

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London's property market set to benefit from Trump's election win

World trade markets plunged after billionaire property developer Donald Trump won the US election and is now set to become the...

10 November 2016

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Property investors target ‘reliable income producing investments’

A strong showing from private investors helped Allsop raise £61.1m at their November residential property auction, held at the Cumberland Hotel...

09 November 2016

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Some of the UK’s wealthiest investors under tax investigation

Around a third of Britain’s richest people, which includes many property investors, are under tax investigation by HMRC over almost £2bn...

02 November 2016

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Check out the world's best - and worst - performing housing markets

Prime residential property prices across the world’s major cities increased on average by 3.8% in the 12 months to September 2016,...

01 November 2016

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New JV set up to acquire £100m of land

Investment and development company Martin’s Properties and housebuilder BlackOnyx have joined forces to launch Obsidian Strategic – a joint venture (JV)...

01 November 2016

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UK housing market sees a ‘reverse ripple’

Historically, UK property prices have demonstrated a distinct spatial pattern over time, rising initially in a cyclical upswing in prime central...

31 October 2016

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Raise stamp duty threshold to boost property investment

The chancellor Phillip Hammond should use his upcoming Autumn Statement to raise the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) threshold to £250,000...

31 October 2016

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Housing market in Nine Elms ‘remains robust’

The Nine Elms’ borough of Southwark has experienced a boom in residential property prices over the past 12 months, but with...

28 October 2016

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Investors continue to snap up homes at auction

A high number of investors up and down the country are continuing to turn to auctions to invest in property despite heightened political...

28 October 2016

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New dates for property development course announced

LendInvest has released new dates for a training course aimed at aspiring property developers to be held early next year.   The course...

28 October 2016

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London's luxury property market slowdown appeals to ‘savvy’ investors

The slowdown in prime central London’s residential property market caused by overinflated house prices, higher taxes, increasing housing supply, weaker demand...

25 October 2016

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London office leasing continued to increase in Q3

Take-up of central London office space increased in the third quarter of this year as the market in the heart of...

21 October 2016

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Allsop raises £115m as strong showing from investors ‘exceeds expectations’

Allsop raised more than £115m at its commercial auction held in central London this week, which was the most sold in...

14 October 2016

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Overseas investors race to acquire commercial property in London

International investors accounted for 78% of the commercial property acquired in central London in the last three months, as the fall...

11 October 2016

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Investor interest in commercial property is 'strong and growing'

The UK commercial property market could see an exceptionally high amount of activity in the coming weeks as investors flood to...

29 September 2016

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London’s prime house prices forecast to fall 9% this year - Savills

Residential property prices in London’s prime locations will fall by 9% this year and not rise again until 2019 as increased...

22 September 2016

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UK house price growth slows in July, ONS reveals

House price inflation across the UK dropped to 8.3% in the year to July, down from 9.7% in June, according to...

14 September 2016

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Surge in buyer interest offers room for ‘cautious optimism’ in prime London

There has been a significant rise in the volume of prospective property purchasers in the prime central London since the EU...

12 September 2016

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Commercial property returns and values have declined since the referendum

UK commercial property returns and capital values declined during July, according to the latest IPD UK Monthly Property Index. The data shows...

19 August 2016

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Where have house prices increased the most due to the Crossrail development?

  The Crossrail project, a new railway line spanning from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in...

11 August 2016

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UK commercial rents remained stable in July

Rental values across the UK’s commercial property market remained steady last month, the latest figures show.  But despite stable rents, capital values,...

09 August 2016

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Prime London property prices falling sharply

Residential property prices in prime central London are currently falling at their fastest rate for seven years owed in part to...

06 August 2016

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Top-end sales in London ‘now lower than trough of 2008’

Fewer homes are now changing hands in prime central London than during the trough of 2008, fresh research shows. Looking specifically at...

19 July 2016

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Flexible workspace demand in UK reaches record levels

UK demand for offices providing flexible workspace has increased by 21%, according to a study carried out by workspace specialist Instant. The...

18 July 2016

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Crossrail 2: Property hotspots tipped for house price growth

Crossrail 2 is coming to London! The £27bn project is now well underway, which will link Surrey to Hertfordshire via London...

14 July 2016

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Brexit ‘not the Armageddon’ that was expected, says agent

Brexit horror scenarios, including the collapse in UK house prices forecast by the chancellor George Osborne, have failed to materialise so...

08 July 2016

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London luxury property prices continue to fall

Property prices across London’s prime housing markets continued to fall in the run-up to the EU referendum, with further declines anticipated...

08 July 2016

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International investors eye London property deals

Despite widespread reports that international businesses are already pulling investment from the UK in light of the EU referendum result, one estate...

29 June 2016

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‘Window of opportunity’ to invest in PCL before prices increase

Within hours of the EU votes being counted last week, London Central Portfolio (LCP) released a statement urging investors to consider...

27 June 2016

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Sellers in central London ‘cashing in’

High property prices and an ultra-low interest rate environment are tempting many property owners in prime central London to sell up...

13 June 2016

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UK house prices set to fall, says RICS

House prices are still rising but surveyors are warning the market to be braced for a significant slowdown in the coming...

09 June 2016

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Prime London land prices continue to fall

Prime central London development land prices fell for the second quarter in tandem with values for greenfield land in England which...

07 June 2016

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House prices continue to rise in UK’s big cities

Residential property prices in cities such as Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester have increased significantly over the past year, a survey...

27 May 2016

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Investors undeterred by EU uncertainty

A marina is not the sort of lot that you would usually see featured in a property auction but investors turned...

26 May 2016

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Prime Milan apartments ‘in high demand’

High-end apartments in Milan are now selling for as much as €9,750sqm (£7,710sqm), which is a similar level to luxury homes...

16 May 2016

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London lacks affordable office space

There remains a severe shortage of affordable office space in the capital despite the fact that London office starts have soared...

16 May 2016

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Cash is king in London’s prime property market

More than a third of prime London property acquisitions made by buy-to-let investors in the first quarter of the year were...

27 April 2016

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London auction sales attract fierce bidding

The latest property auction to be held in London saw a diverse portfolio of residential properties help ensure an 82% success...

22 April 2016

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Prime London rental market cools

The rental market in prime central London is starting to slow following a year of record breaking growth with rents either...

18 April 2016

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Cogress raise £8m equity in only 22 days

Open equity investment firm Cogress has sourced £8m in just 22 days after completing a £3.9m investment for a mixed-use development on...

08 April 2016

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Landlords looking to sell on the up since last year's Budget

The National Landlords Association's latest research has revealed that the number of landlords in Central London who plan to sell their...

18 March 2016

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A bunfight followed by a fast? Why the buy-to-let tax hike should not be feared

The frustrations vented over the looming buy-to-let tax hike has sadly been all too predictable. In the latest twist to what have...

27 January 2016

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Leasehold extension – is it worth it?

Leasehold ownership, which governs a significant proportion of prime central London’s residential offering, is an ancient legislation, dating back to the...

22 January 2016

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Average house prices peak at £292,000

Average house prices in England and Wales increased by almost £18,000 across 2015, meaning the UK average property price now stands...

15 January 2016

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Why we called the London property market

Last month, my estate agency, Portico, was in the press for saying something rather controversial: we could be on the verge...

15 December 2015

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Findings from Knight Frank’s latest UK Residential Market Forecast revealed

Cumulative growth in UK prices will total 20.3% in the five years to the end of 2020, according to Knight Frank’s...

17 November 2015

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Luxury London properties up for sale…in the Middle East

Overseas property investors from the Middle East are set to be tempted by two luxury central London developments going on sale...

03 November 2015

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Prime property market slowed in first half of 2015

Research from Lloyds Bank has shown that the number of homes sold for more than £1m fell by 11% in the first...

30 October 2015

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Demand for Prime Central London continues to fall

According to eMoov’s latest PCL Hotspots Index, demand for prime central London (PCL) property is at its lowest point since the...

20 October 2015

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High cost of living in London produces Continental Commuter Belt

According to the European Commutability Index produced by London-based logistics company Kiwi Movers, at least 12 major European cities are now...

11 September 2015

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Queen’s properties have a rental worth of over £1bn

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest reigning monarch, would have racked up a cool £1bn in rental income had she rented...

09 September 2015

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Investing In London Real Estate

Typically, the best investment opportunities in London centre around areas with planned redevelopment or transport hub improvements are expected. This means...

15 June 2015

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London Property Hotspots for Landlords

While property in the capital city has been attractive to investors for decades, new figures suggest that investors are flocking here...

15 June 2015

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Prime Central London set to reap the benefits of shock election result

The surprise election result is set to boost transaction levels across Prime Central London, according to new research by high-end agency...

22 May 2015

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Rents still on the rise for newly let properties

Average rents for newly let properties rose by 4.5% in Q1 2015 to £894pcm, according to new findings from Countrywide’s Quarterly...

30 April 2015

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