Headlines for Tuesday 28th September 2021

‘Frenzied’ demand drives strongest prime London rental market in a decade

The capital’s prime rental market is leading the recovery for the first time since the start of the pandemic, reports Savills.

Purplebricks alumni’s ‘virtual’ Agency adds a dozen new self-employed brokers

The Agency UK has stepped up its expansion around the country, with a raft of new joiners following Purplebricks’ transition away from a self-employed business model.

Interior designer sells historic Surrey development opp

Richard Angel, co-founder of Angel O’Donnell, has secured a buyer for a high-end mixed-use scheme in Haslemere.

Fastest-moving property market in five years, as buyer demand stays high

The annual rate of UK property price inflation was running at +6.1% in August, according to Zoopla; that’s more than double the rate recorded in August last year.

The second homes boom isn’t over

Second home purchases outside of London are up by 83% this year, notes Chris Druce – and the trend is boosting the coffers of the government…

Rescue of medieval hall in Gloucestershire scoops top renovation award

Stonewood’s ‘beautiful & clever’ build was the big winner at the 2021 Master Builder Awards.

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Six property market trends to watch in 2022

A new property market cycle is set to begin in 2024/5, predicts Hamptons, although a price crash - traditionally a harbinger of a fresh cycle - is...

Why buying property with land is not as simple as it sounds

Demand for property with land has risen significantly over the last 18 months of on and off lockdowns. Buyers are seeking out rural homes with substantial...

Do you smell a rat? How to sniff out fraud in property development

With international investment flooding the (relatively) cheap UK property market, there is no shortage of unscrupulous property developers. [caption...

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Is your business really ‘hybrid ready’? Five key topics to think about right now

Putting the right processes, protocols and plans in place now could be the difference between retaining your best people and losing them, writes leadership...

Super-prime buyers trade Knightsbridge & Mayfair for the mansions of St John’s Wood

A comparison between three of the capital's swankiest neighbourhoods has shone a light on the nuances of the Prime Central London market - and the impact of...

In Pictures: Five of 2021’s best private client architecture projects

Britain's best new architectural design projects have been recognised in the 2021 RIBA National Awards. 54 new buildings have been picked, from a floating...

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