Headlines for Monday 22nd July 2019

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London estate agency fined £80k for data security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined estate agency firm Life at Parliament View Ltd, after thousands of customers’ personal details – including bank statements and passport copies – were left exposed online

Half-finished project on Yeoman’s Row looks for £10m

Work has now stopped on the renovation of this Victorian townhouse in the midst of Knightsbridge…

Mayor of London demands new powers to control private rents

City Hall has published a report making the case for rent controls, amongst other ‘fundamental’ PRS reforms

No-deal Brexit could knock 10% off house prices – OBR

Government’s independent forecasting body suggests prices and transactions could tumble in the event of a no-deal departure on 31st October…

PCL buying agency Aykroyd & Co launches property management arm

Savills’ Natasha Willis joins the Mayfair advisory to spearhead the rollout of a new division

Opinions Views & analysis from prime resi insiders

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On the merits of switching the stamp duty burden

It's always gratifying to see one's ideas vindicated in reality – a kind of benign schadenfreude, if you like. This week, Boris mooted that he could...

The Image Is Everything: On the risks & rewards of CGI for luxury property developments

How do you sell something that is not there? It is a key challenge for those of us who make our living in the as-yet "unbuilt environment". Architects...

Greedy fingers are wanting too big a slice of the property pie

Last week we lost two substantial deals because of unrealistic, bordering on ridiculous fee demands by client’s "advisors".  How honest they were to...

Long Reads In-depth features on prime resi matters

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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...

The Prime of Life: Who’s buying where and for how much?

Analysis of property purchases in Prime Central London last year has shown up some interesting buying patterns between the generations. Knight Frank...

Midsummer Deal Review: 35 notable sales from the first half of 2019

2019 is unlikely to go down as a vintage year for the prime property market, with political uncertainty and high transaction costs keeping a firm lid on...

Prime Movers Indices The key players at the top of the market, ranked & profiled

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