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Deals, Disputes & Dilemmas: On the complicated business of dual fees

Following the publication of new TPO guidance on dual fees, designed to curb the rising number of disputes, veteran agent Trevor Abrahmsohn steers us through the labyrinthine world of inter-agency dealings, offering his thoughts on best practice, and harking back to a high-profile – and complex – case involving one of London’s finest mansions…

Long in the tooth? Analysing the 2014-2019 bear market from a historical perspective

At the end of last year, fund manager-turned-buying agent Fraser Slater set out ten reasons why he expects Q1 2019 to mark the low point of the Prime Central London property market; here, he looks back at how the current downturn compares to others over the last 30 years, and assesses if there are grounds to believe that prices have indeed bottomed out…

Street Views: International buyers in Prime Central London

The proportion of overseas purchasers in PCL is at a six-year high, according to new research out today, accounting for over half of the homes sold in the capital’s top postcodes. These kind of headline figures only tell part of the story – and sometimes much, much less – so here’s how some of London’s top buying and selling agents have been reporting things on the ground…

Carrington on Q4: Gauging the tipping point

Assuming a discount of about 20% against house prices at their peak, in 2014, the £2.5m house or flat becomes £2m which allows the purchaser to factor in stamp duty and provide insurance against uncertainty in the market, says LonRes Chairman William Carrington…