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 […]

How Will The 2012 Olympics Affect London House Prices?

There is much to be made about the impact the 2012 Olympics will have on the London economy, and especially property prices and urban regeneration. Agents showing properties in East London will always mention the proximity to the Olympic site and the value that that brings. Common belief, such as that in this article from […]

Where To Live In London: Kensington

Kensington, a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, is located in west London.  It is one of the most well-known and desirable places to live in London and is bordered by Notting Hill to the north, Chelsea and Earl’s Court to the south, Knightsbridge to the east and Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush […]

Moving To London: How Long A Lease To Look For

When I was first moving to London, I came across an issue of how long a lease to look for. I ended up being comfortable with longer lease because I wanted to avoid searching for a new place to live before getting truly settled. As a student, the longer lease was not an issue as […]

How Much Would You Pay To Have A View Over A Cemetery?

It’s clear that there is a shortage of space in London and with the number of discerning buyers in London looking for something different.  We have recently seen a number of new developments overlooking or practically on the land of a cemetery.  It used to be that property next to a cemetery would be devalued, […]

Speed of Property Recovery is Unsustainable says MD of Carlyle Group

Since the end of last summer both commercial and residential property prices have been rising. A combination of factors including; a fall in asset prices, low interest rates and a weakening of the pound have made UK real estate attractive, particularly in comparison to most other European countries. However, Robert Hodges, European MD at Carlyle […]