Mayor Sadiq Khan to look at imposing rent controls in London

Sadiq Khan has recently suggested the idea of implementing rent control in London in order to combat overinflated rents. Khan has long advocated for fair housing in London, his 2016 mayoral election manifesto was particularly focused on the capital’s housing crisis. The...


How Has Brexit Uncertainty Affected the London Property Market?

In the months leading up to Brexit, the London property market has weakened as the capital suffers from the gradual decline in the pound’s strength coupled with a significant drop-in property transactions. According to research by Market Financial Solutions, 77% of UK-based...


Asian Investors Snatch Half of London’s Largest Property Deals

Research analysis of the last few years has shown that buyers from Asia, primarily Hong Kong, South Korea, and Singapore have dominated the London commercial property market. Foreign investors have acquired tremendous amounts of London property such as the Cheesegrater and Walkie...


Foreign Matter: London embassy Ownership

A walk through some of London’s most expensive neighborhoods: Mayfair, Belgravia, Knightsbridge and St James’ will take you around the world. The majority of the world’s embassies are located in these areas of central London. The landlords of such prestigious...


Would You Buy a ‘Haunted’ House?

For non-superstitious buyers, investing in a potentially haunted property could result in a bargain purchase. Research shows that 1 in 5 sellers would lower their asking price in order to sell their ‘haunted’ property. According to Richard Tugwell, director at...


Cost of Moving Continues To Rise for Renters & Buyers

Moving to a new house is often reported as one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. The cost of moving can be significant as well. According to a study from Post Office Money, renters would require an average of £1,469 in savings to cover the costs of...


Annual House Price Growth Crashes to 5 Year Low

The gradual decline in property prices has finally halted to a 5-year low. According to an analysis gathered by Nationwide, annual house price growth has reached its lowest percentage at 1.6% since May 2013. It is most certainly that the recent drop in house prices is due to...


Brutalist Market: Flats at London’s Centre Point taken off market

The consequences of Brexit on London’s property market have reached the capital’s most exclusive real estate. The impending fear of Brexit has left half of Centre Point’s multimillion-pound flats unsold and therefore pushed the property developer to take the...


Revealed: London is the most unequal place in the UK

London is home to both the richest people and the poorest people in the UK, new research has shown according to the latest research. It defines wealth as how much money you have in a property, as well as savings, pension pot and possessions. The poorest households in Britain are...


How the financial crash made our cities unaffordable

Usually when there is a financial crisis it tends to see asset prices collapsing, making housing more affordable.  But its been different this-time because authorities countered the 2008 crisis with low interest rates and quantitive easing. UK Stock and Housing Markets have...


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