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      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 transformation...

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      Record low home loans pose rate conundrum for consumers and BoE

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    1. 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 of...

    2. 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 30...

    3. 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 Chinese...

    4. 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 been...

    5. 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 dispelled the...

    6. 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 election...

    7. 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 drives...

    8. 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 of...

    9. 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” about...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. November 18, 2014

      IPD launches infrastructure index

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

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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