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    Prime home 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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....

  25. 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...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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...

  28. June 4, 2014

    Australand / Frasers: hot property

    Winter may be coming down under, but Australian property is hot. Look no further than recent residential launches: top-end...

  29. June 2, 2014

    Liberty Living Reit to float in London

    Brandeaux, the property fund manager, is planning to float its student accommodation arm Liberty Living in London, to repay...

  30. May 30, 2014

    How prime London property compares with New York and Hong Kong

    Is prime London property good value on a global scale? High house prices in locations such as Knightsbridge and Mayfair,...

  31. May 23, 2014

    Devon village of Bantham up for sale

    One of the best surfing beaches in southwest England is looking for a new owner as part of a £11.5m sale of a privately...

  32. May 20, 2014

    Chelsea Barracks project wins approval for first homes

    The Chelsea Barracks development has won the latest step in its battle for planning approval, despite having faced...

  33. May 15, 2014

    Land Securities takes cautious path as property market nears peak

    Land Securities has questioned how long the upturn in the commercial real estate market can last, following a rapid...

  34. May 12, 2014

    Isle of Man builds on legacy to attract homebuyers

    Ballamona is an estate to tempt the self-made multimillionaire: a private beach, golf course, wine cellar – and no stamp...

  35. May 12, 2014

    London luxury housing market ‘cooling’, estate agents warn

    London’s luxury housing market has started to slow after several years of soaring price growth, estate agents warn. Savills,...

  36. May 8, 2014

    Builders fight back against Labour’s ‘land hoarding’ accusations

    Housebuilders have rebuffed Labour’s criticism that they hoard land, publishing research that they claim shows developers...

  37. May 8, 2014

    Kwok tycoons plead not guilty in Hong Kong corruption trial

    Two Hong Kong property tycoon brothers have gone on trial for allegedly bribing a top government official, in the biggest...

  38. May 5, 2014

    Secrecy surrounding property held offshore raises eyebrows

    On Highgate Hill in north London stands the city’s largest private residence after Buckingham Palace: Witanhurst, a 65-room...

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