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, […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax – A Short History Since 1959

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) replaced Stamp Duty as the Duty Tax paid on property transactions in December 2003, when residential and non-residential properties where also separated. In the forty years preceding Gordon Brown’s elevation to Chancellor of the Exchequer, the top rate had never ranged outside 1.0%-2.0%. Within just over 3 years of his appointment, the […]

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 […]

Top Ten House Sales 2012-2013

The following post is a selection of the top ten properties ranging from luxurious family houses to penthouses in prime central London areas. Considered in the property choices were the amenities and services included, the location, the finish of the interior and overall desirability. 102 Fountain House Flat (9th/10th Floor) MAYFAIR W1K                 The Fountain […]

The Best Property Development in the World : 15 Central Park West vs. One Hyde Park

Clad in limestone, Fifteen Central Park West sits in the Upper West Side of Manhattan along with apartment towers such as the Century and the San Remo, overlooking and facing Central Park. The penthouse exceeds 6,000 square feet providing residents with a virtually 360 degree panorama. One Hyde Park is located in an ultra prime […]

Prime Central London Best Penthouses: Belgravia and Knightsbridge (SW1), LONDON

1. One Hyde Park             The main penthouse at One Hyde Park fetched a record reported price tag of about £140 million (£7,000/sqft) offering the owner one of the most luxurious and impressive penthouses built around the globe in the last twenty years. The now world famous development led by Candy & Candy is located […]