£4.6 billion in lost tax receipts and business revenue since 2014: Why the current stamp duty regime is hurting the UK economy
Notwithstanding the latest move to target foreign buyers, the government's incessant tinkering with high-end property levies has failed to optimise direct and indirect tax revenue, stifled economic activity, and deprived the market of the necessary liquidity and fluidity to function normally, argues Fraser Slater...
CEO at Ludgrove Property
Fraser is the CEO and Founder of Ludgrove. With 25 years experience as a Fund Manager and Property Developer in Chelsea, Fraser started Ludgrove with an ambition to create London's leading property buying agency. Fraser has a flair for spotting undiscovered property opportunities. This combined with his professionalism and expert negotiating skills honed on City trading floors, have won him the trust of some of the worlds' leading businessmen and entrepreneurs. Besides property his passions include cricket, skiing, football, rugby and the stock market. Fraser has lived in Prime Central London for over 20 years.
Cutting Stamp Duty ‘could boost transactions by 40% and tax revenues by £9.8bn’
According to buying agency Ludgrove's workings, a 36% reduction in Stamp Duty rates across the board would likely lead to 40% additional transactions in England per annum, in turn generating an extra £1.
Budget 2020: Property industry reactions to the non-resident Stamp Duty surcharge & more
It was not unexpected, but the new 2% Stamp Duty surcharge for overseas buyers is not particularly welcome either, say most of our prime residential property industry insiders...
Stamp duty receipts tumble by £1 billion
Latest statistics from HMRC confirm a massive fall from £12.9bn in 2017/18 to £11.9bn in 2018/19, the biggest decline seen since the financial crisis
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Shell and core penthouse picked up in sales surge at luxury Westminster scheme
11 units were sold in a seven-day, £32mn flurry at Northacre's The Broadway.
Bayswater ‘well on the way’ to catching up with its prime London neighbours
Values are on the rise in the neighbourhood to the north of Hyde Park, along with its profile, as a trio of 'game-changing' schemes take shape.
JLL buyout creates new estate agency
JLL's offices in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are now operating as 'Kingsdene', following a buyout by Louise Emmott, Oliver Dolan and Lynsey Smith.
‘One of the capital’s finest residences & a piece of British history’: Ultra-prime Winch-designed penthouse unveiled at The OWO
Buyer sought for 7,700 sq ft 'jewel in the crown' at reworked Whitehall landmark.
Top-end property agency to open flagship Mayfair showroom as new owner looks to ‘transform’ luxury market
UK Sotheby's International Realty is rolling out some 'transformative' changes - including three new high-profile locations - designed to 'reshape the way exclusive real estate is bought, sold & rented'…
American family rents Hampstead ‘castle’ for £250k pa
Estate agency reports a flurry of high-value deals involving American money, including a tenant who paid nearly quarter-of-a-million pounds up-front for this Windsor Castle-inspired home in London.
‘Sticky’ PCL set for deal drought as buyers & sellers enter deadlock
It will take time for vendors to accept the fact that buyers are far more price sensitive these days, says Black Brick.
Chestertons recruits Foxtons’ Ops Director to lead Kensington sales
Seasoned PCL estate agent Ian Barrett has moved from Foxtons to Chestertons on Kensington High Street.
Georgian mansion in Clapham with Rose Uniacke interior seeks £19.5mn
1805 villa is one of the finest homes in the area, say agents.
In Pictures: Banda reveals ‘showstopping’ New York penthouse in the landmark Steinway Tower
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi takes us on a tour of his latest project: a sky-high apartment overlooking Central Park that's expected to hit the market with a US$54.6mn guide price.
Does this all sound gloomy? Charlie Ellingworth on how the prime property landscape is being reshaped
‘London’s original loft specialist’ estate agency rebrands
Hamptons-owned estate agency Urban Spaces has a new look.
Major lender pauses mortgage deals for new customers
HSBC has pulled home-buying products after a surge of enquiries as borrowers look to beat another interest rate hike.