Why the end of the stamp duty holiday is a good thing for the UK property market
Introducing a stamp duty holiday at the height of the pandemic was commendable but it has over-stayed its welcome, writes Tom Bill…
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.
Property exchanges were up 57% in January – will the stamp duty holiday be extended?
As MPs prepare to debate a petition to extend the stamp duty holiday by six months, it’s worth keeping an eye on two pieces of data that will play a crucial role in the eventual decision, says Tom Bill...
Why the end of the furlough scheme is likely to have a limited impact on the UK property market
A closer look at the government’s own furlough data suggests there is unlikely to be meaningful downwards pressure on sales volumes or prices when the support scheme comes to an end in the autumn, says Tom Bi…
Stamp duty holiday ‘to be extended until end of June’
Reports claim the Chancellor is planning a boost for the property market in his upcoming Budget.
Interview: Luxury property impresario Dean Main on building a £600mn development pipeline & managing £12bn of PCL schemes
Talking legacy developments & top-end trends with the boss of Henigman & Rhodium.
Chestertons picks up well-known PCL lettings business
Estate agency takes over letting and management arm of boutique firm Henry & James as acquisition drive continues.
‘A radical metamorphosis’: Seven-star new-builds dominating Mayfair sales market after luxury building boom
High-end new-builds accounted for more than two-thirds of sales in the iconic neighbourhood last year.
Boutique PCL agency Wilfords expands with new branch in SW London
The Kensington-based firm was founded by ex-Foxtons agents Geoff Wilford and Simon Welfare in 2011.
In Pictures: Three-year project creates a ‘sophisticated’ 17,000 sq ft country estate in Surrey
Helen Green Design collaborated with the 'very best artisans, joiners and suppliers in the industry' on this sumptuous reworking.
‘Astonishing’ $95mn super-villa is one of Dubai’s biggest-ever listings
The ten-bed mansion has been designed to 'expand the possibilities of elite architecture'.
Developers unveil new vision for Notting Hill’s Newcombe House
Beltane and Angelo Gordon are pursuing an office-led approach to the redevelopment of a prominent site on the corner of Notting Hill Gate and Kensington Church Street, rather than an already-consented…
Jane Austen’s Hampshire birthplace offered for £8.5mn
Celebrated novelist Jane Austen lived in the original Steventon House for 25 years, and wrote three of her most famous works there.
‘There is no lack of interest’: Peninsula London pauses sales after world’s wealthiest pick up 70% of residences
New five-star destination opposite Buckingham Palace has been described as 'the most significant addition to London's ultra-prime market in recent memory'.
Almax Group debuts boutique apartment scheme in St John’s Wood
The Maccreanor Lavington-designed 1A St John’s Wood Park brings a rare set of new-build apartments to the in-demand neighbourhood.
Why mortgage rates will not return to recent lows any time soon
Professors Alper Kara and Muhammad Ali Nasir explain the factors moving mortgage markets right now - and what borrowers should expect in the coming months and years...
Westminster Council ‘ready to lead’ on short-term rental regulation
'Short-term lets have been widely abused - when you have one residential block renting out more rooms than the Ritz every night, you know the system needs reform,' says the leader of Westminster City Council
Monday Market Review: Key figures & findings from the last seven days
Catch up on all the latest movements and commentary in less than five minutes, featuring data and analysis from LonRes, Foxtons, Savills, Knight Frank, HMRC, OnTheMarket, Propertymark & more...