Headlines for Wednesday 21st August 2019

Yopa installs industry veteran Chair as backers plough in another £16m

Savills-backed hybrid estate agency Yopa has raised £16m from investors, and appointed Grenville Turner as Chairman

‘House prices would flounder in the six months after a no-deal Brexit’ – Reuters

Reuters’ latest poll of property experts indicates a ‘tepid outlook’ for the UK market, with significant downsides to an unruly withdrawal from the European Union

Notting Hill mansion tucked away at £26m

Sale of 8,000 sq ft stunner just off Ladbroke Square marks the fourth £20m+ deal on this patch in recent months

Chestertons signs ex-Knight Frank & Savills man

33-branch agency hires former Knight Frank partner and Savills director Robert Adams to lead its South Ken sales team

India & Camden clash over Primrose Hill townhouse conversion

A museum on King Henry’s Road, dedicated to one of the founding fathers of modern India, may have to be returned to resi use following Camden’s refusal of retrospective planning permission

‘The Mountain of Beverley Hills’ was listed at $1bn; it’s sold for just $100k

Super-prime 157-acre hilltop site in Los Angeles goes to a credit bid at auction for 0.1% of its original asking price

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Interior design fiesta Decorex International is moving to Olympia London this year, after four years out West in Syon Park. The 42-year-old event, which...

Behind the Schemes: The five faces of Northacre’s No.1 Palace Street

The transformation of a remarkable island site overlooking Buckingham Palace Gardens into 72 super-prime residences is taking shape. Located opposite...

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