Westminster City Council Standing Up to Protect Office Space

Westminster has witnessed a flurry of office to residential development as strong demand for residences in the borough and high end user capital values have provided significant arbitrage opportunities to developers. The local authority, which governs the area from Knightsbridge to The Strand and from the River Thames upto Kilburn, encompassies super prime residential locations […]

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 […]

Confusing Property Market Signals

For the third consecutive month house prices in the UK have fallen according to intelligence group Hometrack.  The decrease in price comes as public interest weakens, with estate agents reporting a 2.9% decrease in the number of people registering with them during September, and an ever increasing number of new homes coming onto the market […]

House Prices In Central West London Surpass Pre-Crisis Peaks

Housing prices in London have taken a serious hit since the credit crisis, but now are on the rise. Prices dropped over 15% year-on-year between 2008 and 2009, erasing three years of growth. However, investors and homeowners may be able to see a light at the end of the credit crisis tunnel. Average housing prices […]