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Thwarting Granny: What the Duchess of Cornwall could do next

Earlier this month, the Duchess of Cornwall lost a long-running planning battle to thwart permission for her next door neighbour’s “granny” flat. Despite repeated objections, Wiltshire Council approved the plans for the addition, which will be 60m from her home, in Reybridge, near Lacock. Here, Russell-Cooke’s Carina Wentzel talks us through the technical issues at play, and considers where the Duchess could go from here…

The Art of the Mega-Deal, by Gary Hersham

Gary Hersham – founder of PrimeResi’s No.1-ranked PCL Boutique Estate Agency in 2019, Beauchamp Estates – has been instrumental in many of London’s most expensive ultra-prime property sales in recent years. From under-the-radar mansions to headline-grabbing penthouses, he’s brokered deals with some of the wealthiest people in the world for their most coveted – and personal – big-ticket assets; their homes. Exclusively for PrimeResi, Hersham reveals his secrets for dealing with the ultra-rich, and getting a residential property mega-deal over the line.

Is Build to Rent built to last?

‘Is build to rent too good to be true?’ asks Lisa Simon, Head of Residential at Carter Jonas, as she predicts that 2019 will be ‘the year of institutional lettings’

Ten reasons why the PCL market could surge in 2019

While some are forecasting significant price falls in the year ahead, equity fund manager-turned-buying agent Fraser Slater believes Q1 will mark the low point of the cycle, and precede a spirited post-Brexit relief rally with prices rising by 10%…