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The Autumn Budget has some new surprises! – 3% higher SDLT for buy to let investors and second home owners

London Mayory

With the recent release of the Autumn budget, investors in property were again hit by another surprise. As of April 2016, Stamp Duty Land Tax will be 3% higher for buy to let investors and second homeowners although commercial developers are expected to be exempt from this hike. What does this mean financially? In simple terms, an investor looking to ...

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Investing in Clerkenwell – The New Posh London

London

The Good. Clerkenwell, what’s going for it? In 15 years, Clerkenwell has very much established itself as posh and cool venue for young professionals wanting to live in central London. The area which was long known for industrial manufacturing, warehousing and its macho culture built around slaughterhouses got all posh in the 90s. Uniquely known for its 17th Century buildings ...

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Focus on Kensington & Chelsea

Kensington

Here we put a lens on the events and dynamics affecting property prices in Kensington & Chelsea. Some of the capital’s most prestigious residential areas have seen house prices drop sharply recently with a sustained high demand at the lower end of the market. Kensington & Chelsea, the most expensive borough in the UK, has seen prices drop by up ...

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Top 10 Places to Invest in London (Part 3 of 4)

London Street

Greater London is built up of a series of mini housing markets, each with its own market dynamics. Not surprising when considering a city which covers an area of roughly 600 sq miles and has over eight million residents! While we are all pervious to the issues of rising house prices and a lack of supply, a new report from ...

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House Price to Earnings Ratio Dropping in Prime Central London

House price to earnings

House prices to earnings ratio are set to drop across central London as a result of the introduction of the new stamp duty, but could there be other explanations? The short answer is “yes”; partially London has begun seeing wage inflation again as the UK and more specifically the London economies pick up. More specifically however prime central London is ...

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Top 10 Places to Invest in London (Part 2 of 4)

London Street

Yield hungry and a canny buyer of London real estate? In the game of investing in property, there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that you have spotted the next new hot spot. You need to constantly monitor trends, developments to make sure that you are always on top of events which might lead to yield appreciation. In this second ...

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Top 10 Places to Invest in London (Part 1 of 4)

Yield hungry and a canny buyer of London real estate? In the game of investing in property, there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that you have spotted the next new hot spot. But how do you get an edge in this fast moving city? With developers looking further and further afield to identify new trends and build homes for ...

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Canary Wharf property investment – Its all happening in E14….

Canary Wharf

15 years on Canary Wharf has very much established itself as one of Europe’s most important financial centers. London’s East End “E14″ attracts a young and vibrant workforce that fly in and out of London and work in the financial district. Many of the residents of Canary Wharf are young people who choose to rent rather than buy, offering a ...

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