Headlines for Thursday 23rd November 2017

Required Reading: The Budget 2017 for HNWIs & business owners

Mishcon de Reya delivers a handy briefing on the Budget 2017, outlining which policies have implications for high net worth individuals and business owners.

‘The most anti-London Budget in a generation’: Mayor Khan attacks Hammond’s work

The Mayor of London has condemned Philip Hammond’s Budget speech, lashing out that “hammering London will not encourage growth elsewhere in the UK”

Budget 2017: Stamp Duty abolished for first-time buyer purchases under £300k

Chancellor Hammond declares “we are choosing to build” as he outlines a swathe of policy reforms for the property sector – but does it go far enough?

Borough by Borough: An infographic tour of London’s property markets

Property prices in London are rising by 9.1% a year over the long-term, and the market “remains robust and healthy”, says CBRE.

Ex-Domus Nova & Savills duo launch online property marketplace

Former high-end estate agents join forces to bring buyers and owners together

Ranked: The UK’s ‘most lucrative’ postcodes

SW11 is way ahead of any other UK postcode for the total value of property transacted so far this year…

Opinions Views & analysis from prime resi insiders

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Pre-Budget Thoughts: Digging deeper into the UK’s housing problem

We need to build more homes. The original target, set in 2015, was to build 1,000,000 by the end of this Parliament. This has now been replaced with...

Letter from the Country: Why today’s agents have to go beyond the call of duty

  The British country house market is a vast and richly varied picture, with many different layers depending on area and price range, so trying to...

Shaking Up SDLT: What can the UK learn from Norway & Singapore?

The SDLT raid over the last 20 years was an easy win for both Labour and the Conservatives to raise quick money. Indeed, the failure to revise council tax,...

Long Reads In-depth features on prime resi matters

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Budget Preview: What the prime resi industry wants (& what it expects)

There's a remarkably (OK, predictably) united message for the Chancellor from the high-value property industry ahead of the Budget on 22nd November: cut...

Interview: Crispin Holborow on selling stately homes & the country life

One of the UK's best-known and most successful country agents, Savills’ Crispin Holborow, has sold some of the nation’s finest rural houses and estates...

How to live on London’s most expensive streets for less

Surveying the options for those with champagne taste in addresses, but not necessarily the budgets to go with, here's some  propositions on Kensington...

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

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