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The movement from a Stamp Duty slab tax to a graduated tax is a welcome move, says residential fund management outfit LCP on the first day of the new SDLT regime.

"The spike experienced in London at the end of the first quarter has progressively subsided, especially in the prime central London market," says Winkworth in a market outlook statement issued just before…

High-end estate agency Knight Frank has drawn up a map of prime central and prime outer London, complete with price performance stats for each of its office's sales and rentals departments

After George Osborne gave top-end buyers a window of exactly 11 hours and 29 minutes between SDLT reforms being announced and kicking in, there's been reports of estate agencies and law firms turning int…

Most agree that some kind of stamp duty reform needed to happen, and the consensus is generally - although definitely not exclusively - positive

This was a gloves off, political Autumn Statement in the run up to the 2015 election says Mishcon de Reya

A bit of a split between around the £1,500 pw mark, but no change overall for prime central London's rental values in November, says Knight Frank, leaving the annual change at +4.4%.

George Osborne rounded off this year's Autumn Statement with "a complete reform" of SDLT (which he called "one of our worst-designed and most damaging of all taxes"), ditching the slab structure in favour…

Marylebone-based agency Rokstone is gearing up to expand across prime central London, after turning in a bumper year that's seen it shift over £140m worth of top-end stock. Ro

After a year full of twists and changes at the top-end of the property market, Chair of the Surrey NAEA and Virginia Water estate agent James Wyatt thinks we might as well look to the stars for a steer on …

Recruitment outfit Deverell Smith has reported a significant increase in the number of roles being offered in country house departments across the South of England, a shift it's putting down to rising transaction lev…