Headlines for Tuesday 11th December 2018

Hong Kong trumps New York & London for ultra-prime property sales

Hong Kong has seen more ultra-prime £20m+ residential property sales in the last year than any other city. London has fallen to third place, behind New York

Black Brick picks up £80m worth of property in a year of ‘outstanding buying opportunities’

‘There is still a market’, says Mayfair buying agency, as it reports some significant savings made and plenty of off-market activity…

The time is right for commonhold – Law Commission

Little-known system offers a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ to rethink how property is owned in England and Wales and should be reinvigorated, says independent legal reform body

‘Desire to be chain-free’ driving UK lettings demand – Jackson-Stops

National estate agency identifies the top three rental ‘tribes’ operating across the country right now…

Savills boss Jeremy Helsby on building a ‘recession-proof’ property giant

The outgoing chief exec talks to the Daily Telegraph about his 40-year journey with the all-conquering agency

Westminster investigates Hyde Park mansion block with ‘over 100’ Airbnb flats

‘There are nearly as many rooms available to rent night-by-night in Edgware Road’s Park West building as there are in the Ritz’, says council as it cracks down on those flounting short-term letting rules

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Exploring a ‘big shift’ in London’s super-prime market

Looking back on the year so far, I have noticed a new pattern within the central London super-prime property sector. Historically, Mayfair, Belgravia and...

Swimming through treacle: Why 2018 was a year of sweet deals in a sticky country house market

For the last four years, the British country house market has been overshadowed by the increase in stamp duty and this has resulted in a fall in the number...

Friday Essay: Why today’s tall buildings will be tomorrow’s city heritage

In the week that plans were revealed for a striking 1,000-foot addition to the London skyline, former RICS President Amanda Clack explains why the new...

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In Pictures: ‘Country House Clause’ home on the Kent Downs plays with C17th form

A striking new-build home has been given the go-ahead by planners in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, under the highly-prized "Country...

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 retreats. This...

Grand Registry: Surveying last month’s biggest registered deals

A mega-mansion project in The Boltons Conservation Area topped the table of most expensive resi deals lodged with the Land Registry in October, with a sale...

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