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    1. April 12, 2015

      Lib Dems dilute plans for tax raid on wealthy UK homes

      Nick Clegg said on Sunday that the Liberal Democrats had watered down plans for a tax raid on wealthy homeowners, as the...

    2. April 10, 2015

      Super-rich shun London over non-dom plans, say estate agents

      Wealthy foreigners are shunning London’s luxury housing market following Labour’s announcement that it will end their...

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    1. March 15, 2015

      Forest of luxury flats rises on London’s skyline

      The number of towers being built in London has increased more than 50 per cent in the past year, fuelling fears that a...

    2. February 27, 2015

      London’s green spaces are for contemplation — not rock and roll

      Clumps of crocuses, snowdrops and nascent cow parsley clustered around ancient oaks are showing themselves in the early...

    3. February 18, 2015

      UK farmland returns more than Mayfair

      In the fertile fens of north Cambridgeshire lies the 560-acre Rummers Farm where potatoes, sugar beet, cereals and oil seed...

    4. February 8, 2015

      Hedge funds short property companies as London housing wobbles

      Hedge funds have begun to take out bets against property businesses that are exposed to the downturn in London’s housing...

    5. January 30, 2015

      Is new property portal OnTheMarket on the ball?

      The property industry this week got its first glimpse of a new online property portal launched by a group of estate agencies...

    6. January 28, 2015

      TfL turns property developer to help fund capital’s transport

      Transport for London is to become a property developer — including building luxury housing — in an attempt to raise more...

    7. January 26, 2015

      London faces surfeit of expensive new homes

      Central London is facing a surfeit of expensive new homes, with more than a decade’s supply being built as developers...

    8. January 26, 2015

      Centre Point moves to high-rise living

      Centre Point’s redevelopment begins Centre Point, the 1960s concrete skyscraper once said to embody the greed of London’s...

    9. December 19, 2014

      Chiltern Firehouse sparks fears for London street’s character

      The rise of the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant to become London’s favourite celebrity haunt has helped propel Chiltern...

    10. December 5, 2014

      Since you asked: Stamp duty divides buyers and sellers

      Stamp duty reform ends ‘tax on aspiration’ FT.com, December 3 Three cheers for George Osborne! Now many more people will be...

    11. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Wealthy homebuyers scramble to seal deals

      Estate agents and solicitors in central London were rushing to close deals on Wednesday afternoon as wealthy homebuyers...

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      December 3, 2014

      The prime London property tax

      This is why the stamp duty land tax was in desperate need for reform: The chart above, via Neal Hudson, shows the...

    13. December 2, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: High yields present stamp duty reform puzzle

      George Osborne and Treasury officials have this week been poring over how to tackle stamp duty reform in Wednesday’s Autumn...

    14. 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...

    15. November 18, 2014

      IPD launches infrastructure index

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

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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....

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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