Election 2019: What a Labour government might do to property & wealth taxes

There’s no 2019 election manifesto yet, but Mishcon de Reya has summarised everything that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has proposed about property and wealth-related taxation over the last few years into a handy crib sheet. Some punchy measures have been mooted – including replacing Stamp Duty with an annual levy based on property values… “For those buying a residential property to live in themselves, consider waiting until after the Election,” advises the law firm.

How to build the perfect country house (part two): Critical factors

Building a new house is probably one of the most exciting and creative adventures one will ever embark on, but there is no doubt it is daunting. However, help is at hand. In this second of two parts, the team at Redbook Agency, helmed by former Country Life editor Sandy Mitchell, walks us through the process of creating the perfect new country residence.

How to build the perfect country house (part one): New possibilities

An extraordinary and little-noticed change has swept over the countryside in the past 10 years. Building a new house used to be a minority interest, but now as many as half of the people looking to buy a house consider building a new one from scratch. Estate agents and property-search agents report that the chase is on to find the ideal site for competing buyers. In this first of two parts, the team at Redbook Agency, helmed by former Country Life editor Sandy Mitchell, walks us through the process of creating the perfect new country residence.