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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. October 30, 2015

      More signs of slowdown in prime London housing market

      Further evidence has emerged of the slowdown in London’s prime housing market, with prospective buyers falling by...

    7. October 29, 2015

      How Paris compares with London in terms of prime property

      Comfortably the two biggest metropolises in western Europe, London and Paris have much in common — as well as being...

    8. October 23, 2015

      Central London property struggles to recover from stamp duty blow

      The previously red-hot market for expensive central London homes has failed to recover from a big rise in stamp duty at...

    9. October 22, 2015

      Foxtons warns property market ‘taking time to recover’

      UK estate agent Foxtons suffered a drop in commission from property sales in the first nine months of the year, as...

    10. October 21, 2015

      Tax reprieve for non-doms on overseas loans

      The tax authority is being toasted in some of the most expensive houses in London after it abandoned a retrospective...

    11. October 8, 2015

      High stamp duty hits sales of London’s top homes

      The high stamp duty levied on sales of the most expensive London homes has hamstrung the market, with the number of...

    12. October 2, 2015

      Stamp duty rise hits top London house prices

      Prices for the most expensive London properties have gone into reverse after a big rise in stamp duty, with concern...

    13. September 27, 2015

      High-end ‘enveloped’ properties start to look more attractive

      The buyer of a house off Regent’s Park in London is being offered the chance to save almost £1m in stamp duty by...

    14. September 25, 2015

      Borrowers switch away from interest only mortgages

      The number of outstanding interest-only mortgages has dropped by a quarter in two years, suggesting some borrowers are...

    15. September 16, 2015

      Foreign investors seek new London property sites

      News in July that a Mayfair penthouse was sold for £26m, setting a new record for residential property in central...

    16. September 16, 2015

      Super-prime buyers look at London and beyond

      Of all the world’s capital cities, London stands out as a magnet for the super-rich. Along Lancaster Gate, a 350-metre...

    17. September 14, 2015

      Mumbai’s former US consulate sets Indian record for property deal

      A sprawling seaside mansion in Mumbai, whose former owners include the US government and an Indian Maharaja, has been...

    18. September 1, 2015

      Picture palaces fall prey to developers

      When it was built in 1926, the Kensington Cinema (now the Odeon) was the biggest film theatre in England. It was...

    19. August 2, 2015

      London property sales generate nearly half of UK stamp duty revenues

      Property sales in London are generating nearly half of all stamp duty revenue raised in England and Wales, according to...

    20. July 22, 2015

      Call for greater transparency in prime London property deals

      Anti-corruption campaigners Global Witness have called for more transparency about UK property ownership after...

    21. July 19, 2015

      Osborne blow to prime London property market

      The prime London property market has been dealt another blow by George Osborne’s decision to strip thousands of foreign...

    22. June 16, 2015

      Manila in midst of ‘township’ boom

      The economic boom in the Philippines has come at a price: chronic traffic congestion. In Manila, the capital, gridlock...

    23. June 11, 2015

      Purveyors of a place of greater safety

      When Paul Weldon, a joiner by trade, visits clients he is transported to another world: one resplendent with wealth....

    24. June 5, 2015

      Cash is king in the prime property market

      More than half of homes valued at over £1m are bought with no debt, underscoring the pivotal role of cash in powering...

    25. May 29, 2015

      A wrap for Centre Point as it gets a high-class makeover

      Centre Point skyscraper, a symbol of London’s “Swinging Sixties”, is turning to high fashion as part of its...

    26. May 29, 2015

      Record low home loans pose rate conundrum for consumers and BoE

      The sale of an unmodernised end-of-terrace Notting Hill house, priced at £24m just before the election is the latest...

    27. May 22, 2015

      Homebuyers hope digital innovation will break chains

      An online conveyancing service designed to ease the housing buying process will be launched next week with the backing...

    28. May 22, 2015

      FT Weekend 30: An imperfect past with echoes of today

      A newspaper is the first draft of history, so the saying goes. Studying the first ever edition of FT Weekend, published...

    29. May 21, 2015

      Horse-loving Goldin tycoon Pan Sutong takes a tumble

      “Like the most spirited thoroughbreds, we’re going to break through all that is impossible,” says Pan Sutong, the...

    30. May 8, 2015

      Devolved Welsh stamp duty could hit prime homes

      Estate agents fear prime property purchases could be targeted by the first Welsh tax in over 800 years. Concerns have...

    31. May 8, 2015

      Conservative victory reignites London housing market

      Overseas investors rushed back to the London housing market on Friday, after the Conservative election victory...

    32. May 6, 2015

      London: a global city viewed with mistrust by the electorate

      Kamal Rahman’s clients are Russians, Middle Easterners and Brazilians — and they are all fixated on a UK general...

    33. May 5, 2015

      Property investors’ appetite for debt finance rises sharply

      Property investors’ appetite for debt finance has risen sharply in recent months as intense competition to buy assets...

    34. April 29, 2015

      Demand for office space soars as Manchester finds its civic heart

      From the roof terrace of Manchester’s newest office block, the scale of the city’s resurgence becomes clear. A forest...

    35. April 28, 2015

      Mayfair landlord Grosvenor warns of property boom complacency

      Grosvenor, the Mayfair landlord owned by the Duke of Westminster, has warned investors of the dangers of “complacency”...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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