Headlines for Sunday 26th June 2022

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In Pictures: AB Concept reveals ‘statement’ amenity spaces at Thames City

As the first residents prepare to move into R&F and CC Land’s 1,400-home riverside development in Nine Elms, interior designers Ed Ng and Terence Ngan of AB Concept share their vision of a grand entrance foyer, bold library and opulent private dining room.

Short lets could need planning permission under new devolution proposal

“I understand that regional mayors may soon be given the power to ban properties from being used as short-term lets,” writes James Forsyth, political editor of The Spectator, in The Times.

‘No sign from agents that the good times have yet ended’ – Propertymark

Estate agents “continue to report a strong, stable market,” says Propertymark, with 78% of sales being agreed above asking price.

Airbnb launches $10mn fund to build the world’s ‘craziest spaces’

The short-term accommodation platform is inviting ‘out-of-this-world’ ideas from designers, architects, DIYers and makers from around the globe

In Pictures: Inside a Strom-designed contemporary mansion in Hertfordshire

8,000 sq ft modernist creation sprawls across just two floors and ‘blurs the boundary’ between indoors and out.

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Time for a revival? Why Knightsbridge is the PCL neighbourhood to watch

It is never wise to consider the housing market as a uniform whole as not every area "performs" as well as the next, writes Patrick...

Valuation Viewpoint: Are we heading for recession?

Are we heading for recession? Very often we live in an echo chamber and only want to see and hear that we wish to be true and fulfils our own narrative,...

The Register of Overseas Entities: Five things you need to know

In March 2022, Parliament fast-tracked the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, writes...

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Billionaire Hariri family sells £19.75mn Knightsbridge townhouse to Lebanese tycoon

Following news of big-ticket sales in Belgravia and Mayfair, we hear another significant property has changed hands in London’s Knightsbridge. Luxury...

In Pictures: Alex Kravetz designs £18.4mn penthouse at Regent’s Crescent

CIT has lifted the lid on an £18.4mn show apartment at its Regent’s Crescent project in Marylebone. Designer Alex Kravetz has created an Art...

‘One of the most stunning and architecturally important country houses to come to market in years’: Grade I mansion in West Sussex seeks £4.5mn

Agencies Savills and Inigo have been brought in to find a buyer for one of the UK's most beautiful country houses. Described by Pevsner as “the best...

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