Leasehold law changes: How will the property market react?
Last week, the government proposed a major reform of leasehold laws, with new rules possibly arriving within two years. Knight Frank's team has analysed whether the prospect of the new rules will have an impact on the property market from today...
Head of UK Residential Research at Knight Frank
Tom Bill is Head of UK Residential Research, producing reports that include Knight Frank’s flagship Prime Central London indices, the Super Prime London Insight and the London Residential Review. He has written detailed reports on London sub-markets and contributes to The Wealth Report and Global Cities report. Tom, a former Bloomberg and Reuters property journalist, is a regular media contributor on the London property market and has presented at events in Europe and the Middle East.
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