Chinese demand for UK property bounces back as Stamp Duty pushes buyers to act now
"Anyone who can bring their transaction forward to 2020 from next year or even later is doing so," says property portal Juwai, against fears of higher Stamp Duty rates from 2021.
Talking Heads: Chinese buyers have turned to the Home Counties
Before the pandemic, only around one in 20 Chinese and Hong Kong home-buyers used to look for a home in England's Home Counties; now it's nearer one in five, according to a new study.
Pandemic pushes expats to buy homes ‘back home’
A rising number of expats are looking to move "back home" as the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds, according to a survey of prime-oriented Knight Frank brokers around the world.
Global Property Buyers in 2021: Five key stats & five future trends
Knight Frank's Global Buyer Survey 2021 tracks how the world's affluent property buyers’ priorities, motivations and attitudes are changing.
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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.
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'…
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.
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.
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 picks up St John’s Wood agency as acquisition spree continues
Boutique firm Behr & Butchoff, the latest addition to the stable, has been operating since 1984.
Boost for Cadogan as property portfolio value tops £5bn
"If 2021 was a year of recovery then 2022 was one where we finally emerged from the long shadow of the pandemic," reports chief Hugh Seaborn.
In Pictures: ‘All-day’ amenities unveiled at Fosters’ Battersea Roof Gardens
New facilities at the giant Battersea Power Station scheme 'reject the traditional layout of the basement gym and spa concept' in favour of a 'renewed, all-day approach to communal residential spaces'
Who run the world? Global luxury property market ‘is undergoing a significant transformation’ as demographics shift
More than half the world's luxury homeowners under 35 are women, according to a new survey.
‘Storm clouds are gathering’ for the property market, warn surveyors
Surveyors are reporting a 'less downbeat pessimistic trend' - but the spectre of more interest rate rises means the market may chill further.