Serviced apartment rents rocket 25% in a year
London’s market for serviced apartments is officially booming, with rents rocketing on the burgeoning number of short term accommodation options in the capital, according to CBRE.
BoJo calls up Sir Terry Farrell for new Design Advisory Group
A star chamber of big league design experts including Sir Terry Farrell has been called up to advise Boris Johnson on major development schemes in the capital, with the aim of "promoting the highest quality…
Fall of the gavel: Auction houses report biggest month of the year
The resi auction scene has had a bumper rundown to Christmas, with November proving to be 2012's most successful month for sales
Blake Lapthorn bolsters property litigation team
Top-drawer law firm Blake Lapthorn (the ones that acted for Christian Candy on his recent acquisition of Gordon House in Chelsea) has strengthened its Property Litigation team with the appointment of s…
Oakmayne targeted by Ministry of Sound undercover recording
Oakmayne, the luxury property developer behind Cornwall Terrace, has been the victim of a well-timed sting operation by nightclub behemoth Ministry of Sound
Estates Gazette Awards: The Winners
It got raucous at the Estates Gazette Property Awards last night, as industry heavyweights vied for various titles
Battersea Power Station Phase One: Approved
**UPDATE** Wandsworth Council has given full approval to the Battersea Project Land Company's Phase One plans, meaning that all is on-track for sales of the first 800 resi units to kick-off at 10am on…
Boris unveils London Rental Standard
Boris Johnson has announced plans for a new "London Rental Standard" to be launched next year, aimed at promoting high standards and empowering consumers in the rental sector;
Who’s buying 90 Long Acre?
Residential developer of the moment Native Land has been named by Property Week as the preferred bidder to purchase one of the most prominent office buildings in Covent Garden, for a reported £165m.
Required Reading: Controlling costs on listed building projects
The government’s decision to scrap the VAT exemption on alterations to listed properties has made building works even more expensive.
Enness Private Clients appoints Sales Director
Mortgage brokerage Enness Private Clients has appointed Dean Spendiff as Sales Director
New partner for Strutt country
Luke Morgan, formerly of Knight Frank's The Buying Solution, has joined Strutt & Parker's country department as a national partner at its offices in Mayfair, London