Lib Dems moot a progressive mansion tax
Lib Dems abandon ‘crude’ mansion tax in favour of new Council Tax bands
Just a few days after Labour threw itself behind a Mansion Tax on £2m+ properties, The Liberal Democrat party has overhauled its Mansion Tax plans, proposing the introduction of new Council Tax bands f…
The return of the mansion tax: Lib Dems vow to put “payslips before palaces”
The Lib Dems have re-awoken the mansion tax debate all over again, despite the Tories categorically stating that "We won't introduce a new tax on property" in last year's Autumn Statement
Mansion Tax: An assault on heritage
It’s that time of year again and once again the rumble of a mansion tax echoes around the conference halls, says leading historic building consultant Ben Furnival, as he calls for exemptions at least fo…
Shell and core penthouse picked up in sales surge at luxury Westminster scheme
11 units were sold in a seven-day, £32mn flurry at Northacre's The Broadway.
Bayswater ‘well on the way’ to catching up with its prime London neighbours
Values are on the rise in the neighbourhood to the north of Hyde Park, along with its profile, as a trio of 'game-changing' schemes take shape.
Top-end property agency to open flagship Mayfair showroom as new owner looks to ‘transform’ luxury market
UK Sotheby's International Realty is rolling out some 'transformative' changes - including three new high-profile locations - designed to 'reshape the way exclusive real estate is bought, sold & rented'…
JLL buyout creates new estate agency
JLL's offices in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are now operating as 'Kingsdene', following a buyout by Louise Emmott, Oliver Dolan and Lynsey Smith.
‘One of the capital’s finest residences & a piece of British history’: Ultra-prime Winch-designed penthouse unveiled at The OWO
Buyer sought for 7,700 sq ft 'jewel in the crown' at reworked Whitehall landmark.
Chestertons recruits Foxtons’ Ops Director to lead Kensington sales
Seasoned PCL estate agent Ian Barrett has moved from Foxtons to Chestertons on Kensington High Street.
American family rents Hampstead ‘castle’ for £250k pa
Estate agency reports a flurry of high-value deals involving American money, including a tenant who paid nearly quarter-of-a-million pounds up-front for this Windsor Castle-inspired home in London.
‘Sticky’ PCL set for deal drought as buyers & sellers enter deadlock
It will take time for vendors to accept the fact that buyers are far more price sensitive these days, says Black Brick.
Chestertons picks up St John’s Wood agency as acquisition spree continues
Boutique firm Behr & Butchoff, the latest addition to the stable, has been operating since 1984.
Boost for Cadogan as property portfolio value tops £5bn
"If 2021 was a year of recovery then 2022 was one where we finally emerged from the long shadow of the pandemic," reports chief Hugh Seaborn.
In Pictures: ‘All-day’ amenities unveiled at Fosters’ Battersea Roof Gardens
New facilities at the giant Battersea Power Station scheme 'reject the traditional layout of the basement gym and spa concept' in favour of a 'renewed, all-day approach to communal residential spaces'
Who run the world? Global luxury property market ‘is undergoing a significant transformation’ as demographics shift
More than half the world's luxury homeowners under 35 are women, according to a new survey.
‘Storm clouds are gathering’ for the property market, warn surveyors
Surveyors are reporting a 'less downbeat pessimistic trend' - but the spectre of more interest rate rises means the market may chill further.