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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      Renting is growing across Europe as home ownership becomes more expensive. However, de...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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