London saw £2.3bn of £10m+ transactions in 2012, up 18% on 2007 – Candy & Candy
The first part of the inaugural GPS (Global Prime Sector) report from interior design and development management company Candy & Candy has many graphs in soft pastel shades, and much insight from the likes…
Quiet Please: The irresistible draw of the off-market instruction
In the week when a "strictly confidential" instruction on Carlton House Terrace ended up as front page news, Inessa Falina looks at the properties trying to stay out of the limelight..
A Flawed Plan: Squaring up to London’s obsession with square footage
Valuing on square footage alone is lazy, crude and plain wrong - it's how you use the space that counts, says Simon Barnes..
Last orders at the Pheasant: A eulogy to the country pub
The only surprise at the passing of Linley Brook's local pub is that it managed to survive for so long, says William Cash from Shropshire
What is a flat? Smith & Dennis v Jafton in a nutshell
So now we know when a house is not a "house" (more on last year's Hosebay ruling here), what then constitutes a "flat" in the eyes of the law? Following this week's landmark decision in the complex case …
Doomed by Design: Who’d want to be an architect?
Architects should be able to create something thrilling and dynamic with our homes, says Doer Upper Alan Page, but that's rarely the case these days..
Landed Families: The Actons of Aldenham (Part II)
In the second part of this fascinating series, Nicholas Kingsley explores the family's magnificent seat, Acton Round Hall, and finds out how to catapult a piano with the wonderfully eccentric new owner...
Looking for the next Rightmove: PrimeResi meets Faisal Butt, property’s venture capitalist with the Caan-do attitude
A man on a mission to change the property industry
Common Ground: Creative communal gardens can bring us all together
Residents should take ownership, advice and - most importantly - pride if they want to create a communal garden that really binds their community together, says PrimeResi's landscape design guru Barry …
Not Just Browsing: 71% of art collectors buy online
71% of art collectors have bought art online, with 25% of the serious buyers (those spending more than £75,000 a year on art) putting down up to £50,000 based on little more than a JPEG image, according t…
Landed Families: The Actons of Aldenham
In the first in a new series, Nicholas Kingsley, Head of Archives Sector Development at The National Archives, shares with PrimeResi his extraordinary research into the great landowning families of the…
Bidder Beware: Why sealed bids are rarely best or final
The best buyer does not always emerge from the sealed bids process, so why are some agents so keen to push the envelope, asks James Bailey... You hear a lot about "sealed bids" in prime central London.