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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. May 4, 2014

    Lake District mountain Blencathra for sale at £1.75m

    It would be the ultimate vanity purchase: snapping up one of the Lake District’s most celebrated mountains. Looming up to...

  27. May 2, 2014

    London penthouse sells for £140m

    A penthouse in One Hyde Park, London’s most famous luxury housing development in Knightsbridge, has been sold for £140m, in...

  28. April 29, 2014

    Grosvenor fears London housing bubble

    Grosvenor Group, the central London landlord owned by the Duke of Westminster and his family, is stepping back from the...

  29. April 27, 2014

    East European oligarchs rush to snap up London property

    Wealthy Russians and Ukrainians are trying to shift more cash into London property, say estate agents, amid indications that...

  30. April 25, 2014

    Why developers in London are building on unsteady ground

    Move over St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. The dome and big wheel are no longer the defining architectural features...

  31. April 25, 2014

    Homebuyers exploit ‘value gap’ in prime market

    Aspiring property owners priced out of central London and considering more affordable locations should move quickly, as...

  32. April 25, 2014

    Prime London’s hidden property ‘bargains’ – courtesy of bankers

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” George Orwell’s well-known aphorism from Animal Farm is...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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