Headlines for Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Prime London property prices are likely to rise by 12-13% over the next five years

Knight Frank’s latest set of forecasts identify five key factors affecting the UK’s residential property markets

Bumper crop of prime lots to be auctioned off next week

Surrey estate once owned by Oliver Reed amongst the high-value properties featuring in Allsop’s May sale…

Transaction numbers & property prices continue to fall

LCP reports a 21.5% quarterly drop in deal numbers across England & Wales

Underground Tactics: How to challenge (and defend) a basement development scheme

What can unhappy neighbours do about basement developments, and what should those doing the works be concerned about? Jason Hunter talks us through the case law and offers some sage advice for residents and developers alike…

£330m Hong Kong mansion becomes the world’s most expensive instruction

Colonial-style residence in The Peak is now the priciest listing on the international trophy home market, ahead of Monaco’s Odeon Penthouse, the Chartwell Estate in Bel Air, and two mega-listings on the French Riviera…

London property prices slump further – but RBKC super-prime deals bolster averages

Annual house price inflation across England & Wales now stands at just +1%, according to LSL and Acadata

Opinions Views & analysis from prime resi insiders

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London Values: Why nothing is guaranteed

According to Knight Frank’s Luxury Investment Index, luxury watches went up in value by 5% over the 12 months to October 2017 and by 69% in the period...

It is time to hand the housing crisis over to the professionals

I have read with interest any number of articles surrounding the housing crisis and it is clear to me that that there is a split in opinion between those...

Why electric cars are set to drive a quiet revolution for property prices

It’s common in towns and cities across England to see attractive and otherwise covetable property, built in a quieter age, blighted by the noise and...

Long Reads In-depth features on prime resi matters

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Interview: Grant Lipton & Dean Clifford of Great Marlborough Estates on developing homes for ‘real world’ affluent people

Since starting their property development firm ten years ago, Grant Lipton and Dean Clifford have built Great Marlborough Estates into a key player on the...

How a Holland Park artist’s house became a ‘£40k pw’ super-let

Not many houses in London can command £40,000 a week, but if rumours are to be believed, Woodland House in Holland Park is one of them. Commissioned by...

Back On The Market: How to successfully relaunch a luxury property

With any buyer's market comes, by very definition, heightened competition amongst vendors. And it's a battleground out there right now. The days when...

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

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