Archive for May, 2016

Prime central London remains a wise investment

Prime central London remains a wise investment

Demand for property in prime areas of central London continues to outstrip the availability of homes on the sales or rental market. 

The rental market in Belgravia, for example, remains strong and is likely to offset the extra 3% levy now being applied to standard stamp duty rates on all purchases of property that is not intended to be the buyer’s main home.

While the UK government has also ruled that residential property is excluded from a tax cut that will see ...

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Why property values in central London will hold firm

Why property values in central London will hold firm

Fears that property values in the West End of London are on the verge of collapse are false. 

While values in upmarket Kensington High Street have dropped 11.8% to reduce the average value of a home in this exclusive neighbourhood to  a fraction under £1.8m, values in east and west Soho and nearby Regent Street have climbed between 24.4% and 30% in the 12 months to April 2016

In fact, the average price of a studio flat in Soho now stands at ...

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Why property values in Brixton and Battersea will rise further

Why property values in Brixton and Battersea will rise further

Property prices rose by more than 14% in both Battersea and Brixton in the 12 months to February, according to official data.

Property values climbed 14.4% in Battersea and 14.2% in Brixton, taking the average value of a home in both areas to £757,555 and £507,818 respectively.

Can this momentum be continued to the end of 2016? Estate agent Eden Harper reports that average values are continuing to climb. In May 2016, the average value of a residential property ...

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