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Hear the stars of tomorrow rehearsing in the comfort of your own home by investing in the latest cultural centre around the South Bank. The latest apartments have gone on sale at The Music Box, a new housing development that incorporates the London Centre for Contemporary Music (LCCM). The school, which counts Amy Winehouse among its alumni, [...]
The developers behind the £3.5bn regeneration of Silvertown Quays in London’s Royal Docks are in talks with several investors about the next stage of funding as work on the first phase of the 62-acre scheme gets underway. The Silvertown Partnership, a consortium of developers made up of Chelsfield Properties, First Base and Macquarie Capital, are currently [...]
Berkeley Homes is pushing ahead with a scheme to turn a disused Parcelforce depot in east London into 3,500 homes – including one of London’s largest private rental schemes – after agreeing the terms of the deal with London mayor Boris Johnson. Speaking at the annual MIPIM property conference in Cannes this afternoon, Berkeley Group chairman [...]
Ultra high-net-worth investors from Iran are poised to go on a buying spree of properties around the world – and London is likely to be the top location. Research by high end estate agent Rokstone claims that millionaires and businesses will spend £6bn over the next five-to-10 years on property outside Iran, following the lifting of sanctions. [...]
Stamp duty was originally introduced as a temporary tax in 1694 by a weird coalition of Dutch and British Monarchs, to maintain the war against their French foes. The duty then lay in the background until 1997, when Gordon Brown‘s first act as chancellor was to resurrect it. Brown’s master plan was to impose a [...]
Renters in the capital are now paying above the original asking price of their homes, new research has found – with the average tenant paying 100.9 per cent of what was originally asked. Countryside's monthly lettings index found Londoners were paying an average of £1,309 a month in the year to February, up from £1,295 the month [...]
British high streets lost 14 stores a day in 2015, though the rate of closure has slowed to its lowest level in five years, research out today shows. Around 5,138 shops closed down in town centres in 2015 compared with 5,839 in the previous year, according to data from PwC and the Local Data Company (LDC). [...]
Private equity group Cinven is considering bidding for part of Thomson Reuters, with the news organisation set to launch a sale of its intellectual property and science units. The divisions – which reported revenues of $1bn (£0.7bn) last year and an operating profit of $221m – have been valued at around $3bn by analysts. Cinven already owns intellectual [...]
Forget Brixton and Hackney – Northern cities are the hottest up-and-coming areas for UK property investors, according to data released today on affordable homes. The figures from consumer group Which? show the areas where property prices are surging that also have an average house price below £200,000. The top spot for affordable homes in the UK is [...]
More than half of landlords are planning to halt investments into buy-to-let homes, new research has revealed – weeks before April’s stamp duty hike is due to come in. Figures from the crowdfunding platform Property Partner show 59 per cent of landlords are planning to scrap investments into traditional buy-to-let properties, or are intending to sell some [...]
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