Headlines for Wednesday 20th November 2019

Positive reaction for Chelsea apartment with air quality ‘similar to the open countryside’

RBKC architect Philip Challinor reports successful result after coating a mansion flat on Park Walk with a colourless and odourless solution of titanium dioxide

London named the world’s most ‘comprehensively attractive’ city for the eighth year

London, New York, Tokyo and Paris are the most “comprehensively attractive” and “magnetic” cities in the world, according to 2019’s Global Power City Index

Luxury lifestyle prices are rising twice as fast as mainstream consumer inflation

Coutts bank’s measure of luxury price inflation has risen by 4.7% a year since 2016; twice the rate of the mainstream Consumer Prices Index

In Pictures: Five interior design options for the new-look Buckingham Palace

As the Queen’s official residence undergoes a £369m refurbishment, a firm has imagined how the iconic White Drawing Room could respond to five different interior styles, ranging from Memphis Revival to Botanical Bohemia…

Engel & Völkers appoints new COO

Paloma Pérez Bravo has taken on responsibility for the entire franchise business and all market centre operations in the EMEA region

Paul White of Four Seasons on branded residences & the new world of luxury living

INTERVIEW: One of the biggest names in luxury, Canadian hospitality giant Four Seasons has pioneered the concept and delivery of branded residences since 1985, and now operates 41 such schemes across 19 countries around the world – including the recently-launched Twenty Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair; PrimeResi spoke with the man now in charge of the global residential rollout about choosing the right development partners, setting new benchmarks, and the shift in expectations at the top of the market…

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Required Reading: Understanding the upcoming changes to Private Residence Relief

In July, the Government announced that it plans to make a number of changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) private residence relief (PRR). PRR is the relief...

How to spot the warning signs that a deal is about to go pear-shaped

I had lunch a few weeks ago with a heartbroken property buyer who was due to exchange contracts earlier that morning on a house outside of London. He and...

Carrington on Q3: Groundhog Days

In light of the Brexit negotiations having taken a new twist, there are two issues that we could look to benefit from if we ever actually leave the EU. The...

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Friday Showcase: Ten featured prime resi listings

Each week, LonRes highlights a selection of properties currently available to buy and rent, from Prime Central London uber-pads to country...

Alastair Mullens of Vertus on Canary Wharf Group’s big move into BTR

One of  London's most influential developers, Canary Wharf Group, has made a major splash in the build-to-rent sector, rolling out a dedicated rental arm...

Wealth Resorts: Britain’s multi-millionaire hotspots

Just over 760,000 dollar millionaires call the UK home, according to a report by South African research house New World Wealth. Of these, some 24,000 are...

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