why a mansion tax can't and won't work

Why the Mansion Tax can’t and won’t work

The other week at the Labour party conference we saw the unedifying spectacle of the two Eds (that's Balls and Miliband for those who...

London Houses Worth One Third of Total UK Real Estate Value

New data has revealed that London is now home to over a third of Britain’s gross property value, with the total value of homes...
stamp duty

Could new devolved powers kickstart Stamp Duty reform after the Scotland vote?

Ah, Scotland. It’s quite mind boggling as to the amount of issues the bid for independence has thrown up. Even those who’ve been living...

How to Prepare for Interest Rate Rises If You’re Buying or Remortgaging

Mortgage borrowers have enjoyed low interest rates with the Bank of England base rate being at its lowest for over five years. However, economists...

Mark Carney Predicts Rise in London Mortgages

Bank of England boss, Mark Carney, has set hearts racing by announcing what he bills as the ‘new normal’ interest rate. Whilst Britain has been...
London’s property bubble

How Help to Buy Helped to Fuel London’s Property Bubble

At first glance Help to Buy seemed perfect. You stump up 5% of a mortgage on a property less than £600,000, the government tops...
London property market trends

London property market trends 2012-2013

London's property market is always changing and the moving trends are a great example of that. The infographic below shows some very interesting statistics...
Estate agent

A day in the life of an estate agent (and it can be more...

A lot of people think that being an estate agent can be rather dull – and let’s face it they don’t always have the...
Lease

Leasehold enfranchisment and the leasehold system – a brief history (with help from Best...

When it comes to extending your lease it can be somewhat complicated. It’s all about understanding how the intricacies of the system work and...
Soho estate agent

Soho soars in popularity as creatives move in

Viewed as trashy and dangerous for years before Westminister Council’s drive to clear up the district, Soho now’s on the up as advertising execs...

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