Mortgage lending dropped sharply as the Stamp Duty holiday ended
"Parts of the market are beginning to normalise after a remarkable burst of activity," comments Savills' research chief, Lucian Cook.
SDLT receipts dip just 6% despite Stamp Duty holiday
HMRC brought in £775m in Stamp Duty receipts in the year to February 2021, £49m less than the £824m recorded in February 2020.
‘Costly & unnecessary’ Stamp Duty holiday ‘not the main cause of house price boom’ – Resolution Foundation
"Stronger forces" than the temporary tax break have been at play in the housing market over the last year, says an influential think tank - which argues that the UK's Stamp Duty holidays have been "problematic…
Stamp Duty holiday deadline is ‘not a dealbreaker for most buyers’, as vaccine set to boost the property market next year
The Stamp Duty holiday "is not a dealbreaker for most buyers (especially at the top end)", says Savills, after surveying 1,300 prime property buyers and sellers.
DDRE Global signs super-prime specialist from Knight Frank
Former KF partner Jessica Bishop is the latest name to join Daniel Daggers' brokerage-style firm.
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'…
‘Incredible’ Marylebone penthouse snapped up off-plan for £6.3mn
Boutique agency tucks away marquee apartment at the forthcoming W1 Place on Portland Street.
Top prime resi architecture practice rebrands
PDP London is now Studio PDP.
Move over Mayfair: Knightsbridge market ‘finally turns a corner’ as apartment living makes a comeback
Harrods Estates highlights a resurgent super-prime market around its famous namesake department store, with buying and development activity outpacing pre-pandemic levels.
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.
Top lighting design consultancy opens studios in London & Dubai
Founded in Hong Kong 30 years ago, Light Directions is a brand partner of design giant HBA Group.
‘We’re going to go where we see the demand and long-term opportunity’: In conversation with BHHS London sales chief Cliff Gardiner
Watch this space, says the new sales boss of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in London, as he shares ambitious growth plans and discusses the state of the luxury property sector.
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.
Scotland’s DM Hall expands into England
Acquisition of Cumbria firm is "the first step" in 125-year-old Scottish surveyor's expansion into England.
Dubai leads global super-prime sales bounce, as £10mn+ deals falter in London
International super-prime property market activity 'slowed noticeably' last year, says Knight Frank - but things perked up again at the start of 2023
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.
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.