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Hong Kongers will always consider London as a key investment

As real estate in the UK begins its recovery after subsequent lockdowns, there is more positivity around and confidence is returning to the market. Since the beginning of March, shortly after the UK Government announced a detailed roadmap for getting back to normal, our Hong Kong office saw a surge of interest, with London property …

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The London property sales market – May 2021

Demand for residential properties in London remains high but after months of lockdown, many homebuyers are re-evaluating what they want from their home, so we are seeing a shift in the types of property in highest demand. Perhaps the most significant new trend is the need for larger homes, with more space, both inside and …

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The London rental market – May 2021

Demand for property to rent in London is really picking up and many of our 18 London lettings branches are receiving more enquiries now than at any time over the last year. A key trend we’re seeing is that professionals have been re-evaluating their property priorities over the last few months and are now choosing …

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Local market update Hampstead, London NW3

Sales Manager, Jeremy Stecker gives a market update on Hampstead, London’s famous hilltop jewel that combines beautiful period architecture with breath-taking views from the eponymous Heath. The affluent, leafy side streets that radiate outwards from the village-like High Street are some of the most picturesque in the Capital. Properties here are much sought after…

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The London property sales market – April 2021

The London residential sales property market remains strong, with demand boosted further by Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to extend the Stamp Duty holiday until June 30th 2021. After that, the threshold at which buyers will start to pay the tax will be £250,000, double the normal rate, until September 30th. From October, the point at …

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The London rental market – April 2021

As we move into spring and, with the imminent easing of lockdown from April 12th, there is a more positive feel to the rental market in London. Across our 18 London lettings branches, we’ve seen a 19% increase in enquiries during the last 2 weeks of March from potential tenants. Even our newest branches in …

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Top ten iconic London buildings being turned into homes

When does a brand become a legend? Many heritage products were conceived in the aftermath of the industrial revolution, with British goods having access to ready-made markets throughout a vast empire. Grandiose London headquarters became almost as iconic as the brands they sold, but in the mid-20th Century many were demolished or fell into neglect.

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Lettings Success Story: The Green Quarter

The Green Quarter is one of the UK’s most ambitious regeneration projects by Berkeley London in the west London Borough of Ealing. We have witnessed exceptional rental demand at this scheme with most well-presented properties let within a couple of weeks of completion. We recently furnished and let a home to a professional tenant within …

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Lanterns Court – A Docklands Success Story

A little over a decade ago, a major push to build more residential property was instigated in the area around Canary Wharf, a location usually associated with high-tech office buildings. Lanterns Court was one of the developments at the forefront of this bold move to give the neighbourhood a renewed sense of community, energy and …

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Commuter housing hotspot set to boom in Slough

On the rise Although only a three mile walk from the pomp and pageantry of Windsor Castle, Slough has been somewhat overlooked down the years, a fact that is probably due to a misplaced prejudice about its industrial past. However, the beginning of the 21st Century has seen the Thames Valley grow into a modern …

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Tax planning for landlords, a tax round-up of the year 2020

This year has been challenging for all of us but another issue that landlords need to address is the tax changes that have also taken place this year or are planned for next year. Landlords should consider the implications of these tax changes according to their own personal circumstances.

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Rental investment hotspot, Colindale Gardens

Here, we are on-site at Colindale Gardens: the latest chapter in a North West London’s regeneration success story that continues to attract property investors. From here, our Head of China Desk, Sasha Chen shares up-to-the -minute information on how this new development typifies the resilience of London’s property market as a whole.

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