Top Residential Sales: Q1-2017

20 The Vale, SW3 6AQ Chelsea || £24,200,000 || 7,962sqft || £3039psf The most expensive residential transaction of the year so far has been for a five story detached house, which was sold off-market for £24.2m in February. The red brick corner property was built between 1894 and 1916, and features a single-storey extension to the rear of […]

Housing White Paper: A Snapshot

On Tuesday the Department for Communities and Local Government unveiled its housing white paper on “Fixing our broken housing market”. Prime Minister Theresa May writes in her foreword that “our broken housing market is one of the greatest barriers to progress in Britain today”, and the 106-page document outlines Government plans to correct this. The paper […]

UK Residential Mortgage Lending & Home Sales: The Last Ten Years

There has historically been a close link between Mortgage approvals and Home Sales in the United Kingdom, with both peaking in January 2006 at 146,854 and 153,465 respectively – and both reaching their low points in January 2009 at 21,466 and 32,752. In 2005 and 2006, mortgage approvals totalled 94.1% and 90.2% of home sales, […]

Four Mayfair Character Homes Currently on the Market

Flat 3, 25 North Audley Street, W1K 6WS 4 Bedroom Flat £6,850,000 || 2,322sqft || £2950psf This triplex apartment is set on the top three floors of the building and benefits from direct lift access. It benefits from four bedrooms including a 400sqft master suite with a private Balcony and build-in wardrobe. Notable original features comprise wood […]

London Property Market Highlights 2016

Highest Residential Gross Price 9 Holland Park, W11 3TH £53,489,500 || 12,500sqft || £4279psf The highest gross price of the year was set in January, when Richard Branson’s old house at 9 Holland Park was sold for £53,489,500. The Grade II listed building underwent substantial renovations during the tenure of the previous owners, which was overseen […]

Prime Sales Volume Halves Post Brexit

Data taken from the Land Registry, and analysed by Khalil & Kane, shows that Prime London sales volumes fell to their lowest levels since Q2-2013 in the most recent quarter, following the result of the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership of the European Union. This put sales of properties worth over £1m down 50% (from 3,481 […]

Ukrainian born billionaire looks to control rental expenses by buying up W8 block

Ukrainian born billionaire looks to control rental expenses by buying up W8 block Len Blavatnik, the billionaire investor who pocketed $7 billion from the sale of Russian oil company TNK-BP, has entered advanced negotiations to buy Warner Music Group’s headquarters at 27 Wright’s Lane for around £60 million – just over twice the amount he […]

Mayfair’s Resurgence As London’s Most Expensive Area

Mayfair is bordered by Oxford Street to the North, Regent Street to the East, with Green Park and Piccadilly to the South and Hyde Park to the West. The central location, aristocratic history and abundance of ultra chic shops and restaurants continue to attract the global elite to the area. While Oxford Street offers its […]

Jude Law and Sienna Miller London Home

Jude Law and Sienna Miller have recently purchased this picturesque £8m ($12.5m) Georgian townhouse in Highgate,  London. The seven-bedroom property is a Grade II Listed house, circa 1820’s, and benefits from a drawing room, dining room, garden room, two fitted kitchens, family room,  art studio, gym, roof terrace, large patio and a 96-foot walled west-facing […]

Abramovich London Home

The latest addition to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s ever-growing property portfolio is the luxurious £150 million home in Lowndes Square in London. The Russian billionaire, has bought all nine flats of a prime London block by Harvey Nichols and Harrods. His new eight-bedroom building is spread across two stucco-fronted properties and has three stories underground. […]