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    1. November 25, 2014

      Sales of £10m-plus London homes ‘up by a third’

      Upmarket estate agent Knight Frank has said the return of Russian buyers and vendors reducing asking prices on £10m-plus...

    2. November 18, 2014

      IPD launches infrastructure index

      An index to track the performance of investments in infrastructure, irrespective of the investment vehicle structure, has...

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    1. November 17, 2014

      Salesforce, City of London and the etiquette of skyscraper names

      A skyscraper by any other name Sports stadiums, road bridges, bicycle hire schemes, cable cars: it is increasingly common to...

    2. November 11, 2014

      Palladian masterpiece Wentworth Woodhouse goes up for sale

      For sale: spacious family home in need of modernisation, convenient for the M1. One of the largest houses in England will...

    3. November 5, 2014

      Green light for 26-floor residential tower next to Shard

      A London council has given the go-ahead to plans for a 26-storey residential tower next to the Shard. It is the latest...

    4. October 29, 2014

      Towers that cast a long shadow on New York’s self-image

      Tom Wolfe coined the term “Social X-ray” to describe the wealthy Upper East Side wives of investment bankers, women who were...

    5. October 24, 2014

      Owners of ‘mansions’ ponder prospect of £3,000 annual tax

      Almost anywhere else in the country, the 1970s brick-and-concrete terrace would be well within the reach of most homeowners....

    6. October 19, 2014

      Wanda aims beyond China with international homes drive

      Wanda, China’s biggest commercial property developer by sales, has set out an ambitious global expansion plan – but has...

    7. October 19, 2014

      China’s developers park bulldozers in slack market

      China’s hard-pressed property developers are responding to a housing market downturn by parking their bulldozers and turning...

    8. October 9, 2014

      Scottish ‘mansion tax’ to hit rich buyers and investors

      Scotland’s grouse moors and castles have long been a draw for the globe-trotting wealthy. They will now face a land and...

    9. October 6, 2014

      London high-end developers face pinch

      London’s luxury property developers are facing construction delays and rising costs at a time when prices appear to be...

    10. September 30, 2014

      Prime buyers help stamp duty revenues rise by one-third

      Buyers of million-pound houses paid almost £2bn of stamp duty last tax year, as the strong UK housing market drove tax...

    11. September 25, 2014

      Hammerson raises £400m in share placing to develop outlet empire

      Hammerson has raised nearly £400m in a placing of more than 70m new shares to expand its involvement in the outlet retail...

    12. September 23, 2014

      Labour mansion tax aims to raise £1.2bn a year

      More than 100,000 owners of valuable homes – mostly in London – would have to pay on average nearly £1,000 a month in...

    13. September 22, 2014

      British Land’s ‘super-prime’ Mayfair penthouse breaks sale record

      A “super-prime” penthouse on the site of a former secret service building has broken the property price record for the...

    14. September 21, 2014

      UK mortgage clampdown threatens to put squeeze on rich buyers

      Wealthy buyers of luxury houses in the UK could soon find themselves being turned down for mortgages by private banks...

    15. September 21, 2014

      India’s Lodha Group homes in on London property market

      Lodha Group, India’s largest housing developer by sales, is launching an aggressive drive to become one of the biggest...

    16. September 18, 2014

      Tax changes hit wealthy foreign homebuyers

      A little-noticed tax change has levied another blow on foreign buyers of luxury London homes, adding to the slowdown in the...

    17. September 7, 2014

      UK’s prime housing market hit by tax changes

      Tax rises on high-value properties, along with the prospect of a “mansion tax” and the uncertainty caused by a looming...

    18. September 5, 2014

      London’s Victoriana beats new-build

      Period properties in central London earned more for their buyers since 2009 than the new-build homes popular with foreign...

    19. September 5, 2014

      Battersea seeks to create international business quarter

      Battersea power station is launching a global campaign to attract foreign businesses to the centrepiece of the rapidly...

    20. August 27, 2014

      Russians cool on luxury London homes as Italians move in

      Wealthy Russians are cooling on London’s luxury houses, leaving Italians as the only large group of buyers increasing their...

    21. August 27, 2014

      Tighter UK mortgage rules trigger house-price discounts

      Most homes changing hands in the British property market are now selling at a discount, according to new figures, as tighter...

    22. August 24, 2014

      Ownership battle hots up over London’s Gherkin skyscraper

      More than 200 of the world’s richest property investors are to battle it out in a £650m fight to buy the Gherkin, one of the...

    23. August 19, 2014

      London among Europe’s least ‘liveable’ cities, according to index

      London is the world’s hottest city for international home buyers – and yet it has become one of the least appealing places...

    24. August 10, 2014

      Grosvenor plots first China housing development

      Grosvenor, the property company owned by the Duke of Westminster, is looking to exploit a market slump in China by building...

    25. August 8, 2014

      Converting offices to homes threatens London enterprises

      Premier House, an unassuming office block that looms over the main shopping street outside Edgware underground station in...

    26. August 7, 2014

      Lords of the London skyline vie for design supremacy

      In the past decade London has hosted an architectural competition that echoes, in intensity of rivalry and the creativity of...

    27. August 1, 2014

      Gherkin owners fight back against receiver’s move to sell tower

      The owners of London’s distinctive Gherkin skyscraper are fighting a move to sell the building, after lenders forced it into...

    28. July 22, 2014

      London’s Canary Wharf gets greenlight for expansion

      Canary Wharf, London’s second financial district, is set for a big expansion after the local council gave the go-ahead for...

    29. July 4, 2014

      Sale of Lake District mountain disappoints campaigners

      Blencathra, one of the Lake District’s most celebrated mountains, has been sold for more than its £1.75m guide price. The...

    30. July 3, 2014

      ONS data weaken case against mansion tax

      Statisticians removed one of the obstacles to a mansion tax on Thursday, showing that only a very small number of poor...

    31. July 2, 2014

      London estate agent Chestertons explores a sale

      Chestertons, the upmarket London estate agent, is exploring a sale of its business as questions grow over whether London’s...

    32. July 2, 2014

      Urban Exposure Group targets £500m flotation

      A residential development investment group is to float a cash shell on the London Stock Exchange in an attempt to raise...

    33. June 29, 2014

      Pints or property? The dilemma for pubs

      Wedged between two bureaux de change opposite Kensington Gardens near Hyde Park, London’s 18th century Black Lion pub is a...

    34. June 27, 2014

      Mansion tax to spark valuation disputes

      Plans for a “mansion tax” are likely to trigger a wave of disputes, as property owners get sucked into arguments with the...

    35. June 27, 2014

      ‘Mansion tax’ fears chill London’s luxury housing market

      The threat of a “mansion tax” is causing central London’s wealthy property market to cool, according to estate agents....

    36. June 20, 2014

      China Life takes majority stake in Canary Wharf tower

      Chinese state-backed insurance group China Life has taken a majority stake in one of Britain’s biggest office towers, in its...

    37. June 6, 2014

      Shell Centre redevelopment passed despite heritage concerns

      Eric Pickles, the communities secretary, has approved plans to redevelop the 1960s Shell Centre on London’s South Bank,...

    38. June 6, 2014

      Further lending curbs unlikely

      Mortgage providers are unlikely to follow the lead of state-backed lenders by imposing fresh restrictions on borrowing in...

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