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    1. August 15, 2016

      China’s wealthy residents take Nimbyism to their hearts

      I have gone to great lengths to cover social unrest in China, from striking factory workers in the southern city of...

    2. August 10, 2016

      Duke’s death hands property empire to 25-year-old son

      In 1677, Sir Thomas Grosvenor married the 12-year-old heiress Mary Davies and came into possession of 500 acres of...

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      The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March ...
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      Renting is growing across Europe as home ownership becomes more expensive. However, de...
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    1. August 10, 2016

      Duke of Westminster dies

      The Duke of Westminster, one of Britain’s wealthiest landowners whose estates include swaths of the most prime land in...

    2. August 5, 2016

      Retirement homes offer private tunnel to Harrods

      Correction: Harrods has said that in 2002 the tunnel was filled in and it was not possible to re-instate the link. They...

    3. July 26, 2016

      Capital & Counties cuts Earls Court land value by 14%

      Capital & Counties, the £2.5bn London property company, has slashed £200m off the value of its Earls Court estate in...

    4. July 18, 2016

      Brexit vote triggers falls in London property asking prices

      Central London homes are undergoing a wave of discounting as sellers give up on their previous asking prices after the...

    5. July 15, 2016

      Dalian Wanda’s Nine Elms property project gets cash backing

      One of the most ambitious projects in London’s huge Nine Elms regeneration scheme is to go ahead after Dalian Wanda,...

    6. June 25, 2016

      Overseas buyers race to secure London property bargains after Brexit vote

      Opportunistic overseas buyers are jumping to buy property in some of London’s wealthiest areas and take advantage of...

    7. June 23, 2016

      Chelsea landlord warns of property slowdown

      The Cadogan Estate, the largest landlord in the exclusive London districts of Chelsea and Knightsbridge, has warned...

    8. June 21, 2016

      Luxury flats: how to live in an asset class

      How does it feel to reside in a fully fledged, internationally traded asset class? You can’t follow the performance of...

    9. June 9, 2016

      Luxury flat developers turn to discounts as London sales slow

      Widespread discounting of newly built luxury apartments is cutting into developers’ margins, prompting cost-cutting...

    10. May 22, 2016

      EU buyers withdraw from London property market

      Buyers from mainland Europe have largely withdrawn from the market in expensive London homes as they await the outcome...

    11. May 17, 2016

      Land Securities in £1.1bn assets cull to limit Brexit risk

      Land Securities sold off £1.1bn of assets in the six months to the end of March in the face of what it said were...

    12. May 6, 2016

      Prime London sees 40% rise in new housebuilding

      The number of new homes under construction in inner London has risen by more than 40 per cent in 18 months as...

    13. April 22, 2016

      Kensington gets tough on wealthy buyers knocking through properties

      Planners in London’s most expensive borough are restricting the combining of multiple houses or flats after an outbreak...

    14. April 21, 2016

      Top London homes being sold at a discount

      More than half of homes being sold in London’s most expensive neighbourhoods are changing hands at discounts of 10 per...

    15. April 17, 2016

      London’s super-rich turn to renting

      The UK’s “generation rent” may be priced out of home ownership, but renting is also on the rise among a very different...

    16. April 15, 2016

      A neighbour has fenced off an area of my land — what can I do?

      A neighbour has been storing old farm machinery on an area of my country estate with my permission for a long time. Now...

    17. April 12, 2016

      Wealthy switch investment horizons to commercial property

      Wealthy investors in search of income-generating investments are looking to move from residential to commercial...

    18. April 6, 2016

      How laundered money shapes London’s property market

      For three-quarters of Londoners under 35, owning a home in the capital remains out of reach. But according to the...

    19. April 3, 2016

      Investment strategy: The new property barons

      Just as the US property boom was coming to an end in 2007, Jon Gray, the 46-year old head of real estate for...

    20. March 31, 2016

      Damac looks to lay foundations for London regeneration scheme

      Damac Properties, the Dubai private sector property developer, is in talks to develop a significant regeneration site...

    21. March 25, 2016

      Russians and Chinese home in on cheaper London properties

      Russian and Chinese buyers who helped propel the prime central London housing market to new highs have turned to...

    22. March 18, 2016

      Berkeley Group reservations slip as shifting tax regime bites

      High-end housebuilder Berkeley Group saw a 4 per cent decline in forward reservations year on year for the three months...

    23. March 17, 2016

      WeWork cultivating ‘physical social network’

      It is February, a few days or so after WeWork’s valuation has jumped to $15bn, and Adam Neumann, chief executive of the...

    24. March 9, 2016

      Flight of the non-doms?

      The Boltons in the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the most exclusive addresses in London, yet in...

    25. March 8, 2016

      Developers scrap plans to turn London offices into luxury flats

      Developers are reversing plans to convert offices in central London to luxury apartments after the slowdown in the...

    26. March 4, 2016

      Wealthy locked out of best mortgage deals on prime property

      Wealthy homebuyers are being denied access to the best mortgage deals from mainstream lenders, despite exemptions to...

    27. March 4, 2016

      Buying agents dwindle as London’s prime property market cools

      In the boom years, they scoured London to provide for everything the wealthy wanted, whether it was Georgian...

    28. February 28, 2016

      Investor appetite for London luxury flats ebbs

      A 24-hour butler service. Interiors by Versace. A swimming pool suspended mid-air between buildings. These are some of...

    29. February 26, 2016

      Basement extensions could dig homeowners into a deeper hole

      Down is the new up. The fad for troglodyte living has taken hold among London’s professional classes as the higher...

    30. February 9, 2016

      Notebook: Paris needs to acquire a head for heights

      For generations, Paris’s wide boulevards and elegant balconied buildings have dazzled tourists and given the French...

    31. February 8, 2016

      Hedge funds short London luxury homes

      Hedge fund managers are taking short positions against the biggest listed provider of luxury London homes in a bet that...

    32. February 2, 2016

      Stamp duty deadline prompts sales rebound in London prime property

      Sales of homes in London’s wealthiest districts partially rebounded in the last two months of 2015 as buyers rushed to...

    33. January 29, 2016

      Young bankers will want to live in London, however expensive

      A headline this week brought apparent proof that London property costs have slipped all moorings with reality: “London...

    34. January 21, 2016

      Tech start-ups swap turf with Square Mile firms

      The boundaries between companies in London’s Square Mile and the tech start-ups of adjacent Shoreditch used to be...

    35. January 20, 2016

      Myth of the brutal, blighted concrete tower

      What would you pay for an elegant mid-century apartment, with original wood fittings and views clear across the city,...

    36. November 20, 2015

      London top-end property buying costs pale against Paris

      As a destination of choice for the super-rich, London has gained a reputation for charging eye-watering sums for...

    37. November 19, 2015

      Asian and Russian buyers desert prime London property market

      Asian and Russian homebuyers who once made up a third of those buying property in London’s wealthiest areas have...

    38. November 2, 2015

      Financial services groups occupy 85% more London office space

      Financial services companies increased the amount of London office space they occupy by 85 per cent in the first half...

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