High Net Worth & Retiring: Understanding London’s booming ‘later living’ sector

New report estimates London has £62 billion of ‘under-utilised space’ in the form of large, mortgage-free family houses, with £5 billion in Kensington & Chelsea alone; massive unrealised wealth could instead be generating ‘significant lifestyle, healthcare support and inheritance benefits’ for retirees, says developer, and presents a huge opportunity for a formerly niche sector of the property market…

The Lost Mansions of Park Lane

The Telegraph’s digital travel editor Oliver Smith takes a nostalgic turn down Park Lane, highlighting some of the grand private residences that lined the street before cars and buses took over.

The Life of Luxury and How to Sell It

Luxury is its own market, but who shops there? Who sells there? What’s the best strategy? Researchers at Harvard Business School have examined consumerism at the top of the curve – from high fashion and luxury watches to prestige cars and top-end experiences – to produce a series of 12 insight papers…

Why electric cars & London’s new ULEZ are set to drive a quiet revolution for property prices

As the world’s first Ultra-Low Emissions Zone comes into play in London today, we return to the view of buying agent Ed Heaton, who argues that savvy investors with a long-term view could do well to look at properties near busy roads. The rise of quieter, cleaner electric vehicles could be the engine of price acceleration in many such currently blighted locations, delivering significant localised improvements over the coming decades…

Rent or Buy: Does the British obsession with home ownership pay off?

Professors Colin Jones and Abdulkader Mostafa of Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Business School have explored the bottom-line implications of buying a home rather than renting. “The deep-seated home-owner aspirations of Britons are justified and have been sustained by significant financial gains,” they conclude; “it really does pay to buy”