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  1. March 28, 2014

    Rules on primary property relief set to tighten

    The government has revealed details of a plan to overhaul capital gains tax (CGT) on property profits in a move that could...

  2. March 14, 2014

    London goes underground: the city’s subterranean building boom

    The smooth running of great cities is magical. As with any conjuror’s trick, the delight and surprise comes from never...

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  1. March 10, 2014

    Ed Balls plans £6bn raid on bank bonuses and mansion owners

    Labour is planning a £6bn tax raid on bankers and prime property owners to raise funds for new job creation schemes and...

  2. March 10, 2014

    Governments cashing in on the prime property locations of their embassies

    Russian oligarchs and Chinese billionaires are among those who have benefited from London’s rocketing property prices. And...

  3. March 4, 2014

    London house prices face boost from Ukraine turmoil

    The central London property market stands to benefit from the crisis in Ukraine as wealthy Russians and Ukrainians funnel...

  4. March 2, 2014

    City of London developers’ towering ambitions fail to pay off

    The City of London’s gleaming towers symbolise its role as a global centre of financial wealth. So it may come as a surprise...

  5. February 28, 2014

    Treasury looks at penalties for investors who leave homes empty

    Danny Alexander, the Treasury chief secretary s looking to target property investors who buy expensive homes only to leave...

  6. February 28, 2014

    London raises more stamp duty than Scotland and Wales combined

    Nearly three times as much tax was paid by property buyers in 13 square miles of central London than in all of Scotland and...

  7. February 28, 2014

    London ‘ghost’ Tube station bought for housing

    One of London’s ‘ghost’ underground stations, used as a command centre during the second world war, has been sold for £53m...

  8. February 19, 2014

    London townhouse to rent for £65,000 a month

    A central London townhouse has been put up for rent for £65,000 a month – neighbouring a multistorey car park. The Grade...

  9. February 7, 2014

    Singapore buyers pile into London’s prime property market

    Sipping cocktails on the roof terrace of Singapore’s five-star Fullerton Bay Hotel, well-heeled couples gazing at the...

  10. February 5, 2014

    London’s super rich give big boost to UK economy, research shows

    London’s super-rich are “major contributors to the UK economy”, spending £4bn a year on goods and services, according to new...

  11. February 4, 2014

    Christian Candy lends more than £300m to wealthy housebuyers

    Luxury property developer Christian Candy has lent more than £300m in the past year to wealthy London housebuyers, in a bid...

  12. January 25, 2014

    The Reit answer for property investors?

    Few types of investment are so ingrained in the British pysche that they come complete with their own idioms. But is...

  13. January 24, 2014

    London’s growing tech economy boosts rents and take-up

    London’s rapidly growing technology and media companies are pushing up office rents and fuelling a shortage of high-quality...

  14. January 22, 2014

    Hong Kong property: picking sectors

    Take the biggest landlord at the heart of one of the world’s most expensive cities. Add in dollar-pegged monetary policy and...

  15. January 17, 2014

    Northern property fund targets rebound

    A former Rothschild banker is setting up a fund to buy property in northern England and the Midlands as investors begin to...

  16. January 17, 2014

    City property firm appoints former ‘Apprentice’ star

    James Max, the broadcaster who made his name as a leading contender in the first British series of the television show The...

  17. January 16, 2014

    Candy brothers have settled with One Hyde Park resident

    A bitterly fought London lawsuit between millionaire property developers the Candy brothers, their associated companies and...

  18. January 15, 2014

    Candy brothers’ private eye accused of trying to blag information

    A private detective – working on behalf of the Candy brothers, the multimillion-pound property developers – posed as a...

  19. January 15, 2014

    Dispute over fixtures and fittings escalated into £28m lawsuit

    What started as a dispute over fixtures and fittings, albeit the best money could buy, has ended in acrimony and a £28m...

  20. January 14, 2014

    Sellar set to build high-end homes in second Shard tower

    London’s newest landmark, the Shard, is to be joined by a second tower. The 27-storey building, announced at a public...

  21. January 13, 2014

    Prime London property rises with world’s political turmoil

    House prices in London’s most desirable neighbourhoods have risen in direct correlation with political turmoil overseas,...

  22. January 10, 2014

    Berkeley wins planning permission for ‘Fortress Wapping’ site

    Berkeley Group has won planning permission to redevelop the News International publishing site on former dockland in...

  23. November 21, 2013

    Hong Kong’s Gaw Capital buys M&S London headquarters

    Gaw Capital Partners, a Hong Kong private equity property company, has bought the London headquarters of retailer Marks and...

  24. November 10, 2013

    London prime rental market faces saturation as developers rush in

    London’s housing market faces an oversupply of high-value homes for rent, as developers rush to build schemes that will soak...

  25. November 4, 2013

    Damac Property to raise $500m in London

    Dubai’s Damac Properties said it plans to raise $500m from the sale of global depositary receipts in London as the privately...

  26. October 28, 2013

    £3m council house sale highlights London’s social tensions

    Squatters have occupied what is thought to be Britain’s most expensive council house, hours before it was auctioned to a...

  27. October 18, 2013

    Q&A: Buying a property

    Are you trying to buy a house or remortgage an existing property? Do you plan to use the government’s new Help to Buy scheme...

  28. October 3, 2013

    Repossessed One Hyde Park flat sells for £5m

    The first repossessed flat at London’s most expensive residential development, One Hyde Park, has been sold for “close to”...

  29. September 26, 2013

    $100m New York apartment rises in the shadow of the UN

    Developers of a $100m triplex for sale at 50 UN Plaza, a new luxury apartment tower in New York, have their sights on the...

  30. August 14, 2013

    Owners of London building Admiralty Arch face hitch in redevelopment

    The owners of Admiralty Arch, gateway to Buckingham Palace, are facing a hitch in their bid to redevelop the building after...

  31. August 5, 2013

    Botched UK basement extensions lead to rise in claims

    Housebuilders face soaring claims from homeowners with botched basement excavations as the popularity of underground home...

  32. July 26, 2013

    Prime London property shows signs of overheating

    Yet again, the London property market is at the centre of attention. This week, the UK unveiled the second stage of its...

  33. July 5, 2013

    Google chairman Schmidt in taxing hunt for London home

    Eric Schmidt, the billionaire chairman of Google, is searching for a London mansion – a prospective £30m purchase that would...

  34. June 12, 2013

    Brookfield shows confidence in Europe as it plans €1.65bn spree

    The largest owner of office space in North America is planning a €1.65bn spending drive in Europe, as foreign investors show...

  35. June 4, 2013

    Andrew Cuomo proposes tax-free zones to lift New York economy

    While Apple, Starbucks and other big companies are drawing scrutiny for their low tax rates, New York’s governor wants to...

  36. May 19, 2013

    Construction industry disputes taking longer to resolve

    The protracted downturn in the construction industry is fuelling conflict between builders with legal disputes taking more...

  37. May 14, 2013

    British Land to focus on West End office market

    British Land has become the first major landlord to signal the waning dominance of the City of London as the country’s most...

  38. May 5, 2013

    Overseas buyers boost prime central London property prices

    London’s high-end homes have continued to rise in value on the back of strong overseas demand, defying expectations that...

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