Moving To London: The Busiest Tube Stops

Those who have lived in Paris, New York, D.C. or any resort town will know that tourists are not always the most pleasant of people to live around. They don’t know the lay of the land, get lost, stop in the middle of the pavement to take photos of squirrels, and stand on the left-hand […]

Top Five Unique Properties In London

One thing London offers more so than any other city in the world is the incredible variety of property types to choose from, ranging from modern studio flats to old-charm mews houses to lavish mansions. However, some properties can be hard to come by even in such a diverse market: This environmentally-friendly house, located on […]

Zoopla Says 36% of Sellers Have Reduced Asking Price

Property website Zoopla announced today that 36% of houses on the market have seen their prices slashed in August. Sellers had been increasing asking price of late, in hopes that the summer’s uncertainty would give way to the typical Autumn increase as buyers look to settle into a new home by the holidays. Recent news […]

What Could Apple Buy With Its Profits In Property?

Today’s City AM posed the question of what Apple, shining from its phenomenal earnings report, may do with the $51 billion in profits. At current exchange rates this would come to £31.74 billion. Much can be made of what companies (or countries) that would buy, but what would it yield in property. The average price […]

Gazundering and Gazumping

Gazundering, surprisingly, has nothing to do with Dr Seuss books or Russian oil companies. It is the process of demanding a lower price at the last minute, between when a deal has been agreed upon and the exchange of contracts. At this point, though a deal has been agreed in principle, it is not formally […]

Extending Leasehold on Long Lease Houses

Long Leaseholds are a common part of luxury property purchases in London. Some flats are Share of Freehold but most are sold off on Long Leaseholds. Even some terraced houses are Leasehold properties if they fall into one of the larger estates that own most of Mayfair, Chelsea, Kensington and the surrounding areas. As discussed […]

Prince Albert's Mark On South Kensington

Today South Kensington stands as one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in London.  With close proximity to some of the city’s greatest museums and Hyde Park, it’s no wonder South Kensington is so popular.  But during the early Victorian era, the neighbourhood was a bit different. South Kensington was not much more than an […]

Bespoke Home Design: Managing A Custom Development

Custom tailoring has always been the hallmark of a luxury product. One only need consider the prestige and value of a handmade suit from a Savile Row tailor to appreciate the value of bespoke fitting. Likewise, ultra-luxury homes can be made much nicer if they are custom fit to the owner’s needs. One has less […]

Rightmove Says Average Asking Price Increasing Throughout UK

Rightmove’s monthly survey of asking prices shows that homeowners are asking around 3% more for their homes than last month. They point out that this is a common trend and that sellers have increased asking prices every Autumn for the past decade. There are, as always, some differences with regards to London house prices and […]

Disadvantages To Open Plan Offices And How To Get Around Them

As previously discussed, open plan office are very much in vogue. They allow freer flows of information and create a more egalitarian workplace, both of which are important factors in a horizontal company structure. Unfortunately, after a little bit of time in a free range office, you may come to appreciate the focus and quiet […]