Required Reading: Typed name is sufficient to transfer interest in property
There's 'a wide discretion when showing compliance with the usual legal formalities relating to the transfer of beneficial interests in property', say lawyers Emma Preece & Laura Bushaway, following a…
SDLT: Black and White, or (50) Shades of Grey?
Matt Spencer and Charlotte Jeanroy of Kingsley Napley explore the 'wonderfully complicated' world of Stamp Duty, highlighting a number of legitimate ways buyers can mitigate their transaction tax burden
Head over heels for bricks & mortar: Why it’s so hard for buyers & sellers to stay detached
When you fall in love with something, it is very hard to fall out of it, says buying agent Guy Meacock.
Tom Bill: PCL’s property market ‘is operating largely as it was before the pandemic’
The flat is back in Prime Central London, declares Knight Frank's Tom Bill, as the property market returns to pre-pandemic norms.
‘Recognise the one-offs’: A buying agent’s top tips for navigating uncertain market conditions
Seasoned acquisition specialist Charlie Wells dispenses some sage advice for those looking to transact in the current climate.
Tom Bill: Caution matches optimism in froth-free UK housing market
The last few months are hardly a useful barometer for the future of the market, writes Knight Frank's UK resi research chief, but buyers & sellers appear to be reactivating their plans as relative economic…
PCL is an attractive opportunity for the US investor, but for how long?
David Huggett explains the events that led to a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity for international buyers last year, and why the latest shift in currency markets could signal another turning point.
Abrahmsohn: Gove cuts through the jungle of leasehold interests
While the housing secretary hacks through England’s leasehold system, he should also take his reformist scalpel to the planning process, says Glentree boss Trevor Abrahmsohn
‘A seismic evolution’: Second Generation build-to-rent developments ‘feel more like lifestyle hotels’
Knight Frank's Oliver Heywood highlights the latest trends shaping Britain's burgeoning BtR sector - following a 'seismic evolution' in recent years.
Saul Empson: What the Dickens is going on in the prime property market?
If we all stopped in our tracks every time the papers rang a bell to call the onset of the next property crash, none of us would have bought homes since 1998, says buying agent Saul Empson...
Required Reading: Japanese knotweed & the law
As the number of legal cases involving Japanese knotweed continue to rise, Rachel Redwood explains how a vendor in SW London has ended up facing a bill of £200k, and what buyers and sellers need to kn…
Phillippa Dalby-Welsh: Key trends to watch in the prime country house market this year
Following an unprecedented run in 2020 and 2021, the high-end country house market appears to be holding up well, with buyer registrations still tracking above pre-pandemic levels