Property tax changes in England and Scotland weigh on prime country house market

Prime country house prices in the UK rose by 0.7% between July and September, continuing the modest upward trend of growth that started in early 2013, the latest research report shows. Prices have shifted upwards now for 11 consecutive quarters … Continue reading

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High rise flats by Donatella at Aykon Nine Elms: First homes designed by Versace in the UK

AYKON, NINE ELMS, STARTING PRICES FROM £700,000 to over £11million. Battersea Power Station has long cast an imposing shadow on London’s landscape. As one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, in one of its most desirable areas, the regeneration of … Continue reading

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UK has world’s second-highest house prices beaten only by millionaire’s playground Monaco.

Researchers blame vested interests and the planning system for Britain’s ‘housing affordability crisis’, adding that our newly built homes are 40 per cent smaller than in comparable European countries. House prices in Britain are the second highest in the world … Continue reading

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2015 new Capital Gains Tax Rules for Non-Resident UK Property Owners

From 6th April 2015 we see the introduction of new Capital Gains Tax Rules for Non-Resident UK Property Owners. Although it has been public knowledge for a while, in just over two weeks’ time the Government is introducing new rules … Continue reading

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Property market 2015 preview – What effect will the General Election and recent Stamp Duty changes have?

If you’ve got it, don’t flaunt it in 2015. That’s the message circulating at the top end of the prime property market on the run-up to one of the longest, and strangest, pre-election campaigns in history, the outcome of which … Continue reading

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New UK stamp duty rates subdue sentiment in high value home markets

Prime London house prices rose by an average of 2.6% in 2014, but for the first time since the credit crunch the UK’s prime regional markets marginally outperformed the capital with growth averaging 3.2%. According to the latest analysis from … Continue reading

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UK Mansion Tax Status as at October 2014

There has been much talk about the so-called “Mansion Tax” but a distinct lack of clarity with regard to detail. This paper sets out what is known and what the implications would be if it were to be implemented. The … Continue reading

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