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Private investors eye UK commercial property amid Brexit fears

Private investors eye UK commercial property amid Brexit fears

Date: 02.07.2016

Private investors from the Middle East and elsewhere have spotted an opportunity in pre-referendum jitters affecting the London commercial property market — seizing the chance to buy landmark buildings while large institutions hold back.

Top London homes being sold at a discount

Top London homes being sold at a discount

Date: 11.06.2016

More than half of homes being sold in London’s most expensive neighbourhoods are changing hands at discounts of 10 per cent or more off their initial asking prices as vendors are forced to adapt to a slowing market.

Real estate investors braced for tide to turn

Real estate investors braced for tide to turn

Date: 06.05.2016

Global real estate has enjoyed two plentiful years — attracting $700bn in direct investment in 2015 and slightly more the year before, not far from the record $758bn achieved in 2007, according to the Chicago-based estate agency JLL.

Hedge funds short London luxury homes

Hedge funds short London luxury homes

Date: 01.04.2016

Hedge fund managers are taking short positions against the biggest listed provider of luxury London homes in a bet that weakening emerging markets will put the once buoyant sector into reverse.

Margaret Thatcher’s Belgravia home on the market for £30m

Margaret Thatcher’s Belgravia home on the market for £30m

Date: 03.03.2016

Looking for a desirable central London residence with bombproof front door and built-in memories of a former UK prime minister? If so, look no further: Margaret Thatcher’s home in Belgravia is on the market for £30m, three years after her death.

Stamp duty deadline prompts sales rebound in London prime property

Stamp duty deadline prompts sales rebound in London prime property

Date: 02.02.2016

Sales of homes in London’s wealthiest districts partially rebounded in the last two months of 2015 as buyers rushed to beat additional stamp duty on second homes and buy-to-let properties.

London house price gap with UK regions set to narrow

London house price gap with UK regions set to narrow

Date: 04.01.2016

The gap between house price growth in London and the rest of the UK looks set to narrow in 2016 following several years when the capital raced ahead of other regions.

Autumn Statement: buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty

Autumn Statement: buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty

Date: 06.12.2015

The UK’s legions of private landlords face a fresh offensive from the chancellor in the form of a stamp duty surcharge on purchases of homes for rent.