Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

GuestReady is a unique online service that allows Airbnb hosts to professionally manage their property. Nearly two years old, the startup has attracted funding from the likes of Impulse VC, a fund backed by Chelsea F.C. owner Roman Abramovich to Swiss Founders Fund. To date, it has helped nearly 20,000...

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Victoria & Albert Museum among 61 London buildings awarded for architectural excellence

Victoria & Albert Museum among 61 London buildings awarded for architectural excellence

The V&A Museum is one of 61 London buildings to receive RIBA London Awards 2018 from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The V&A’s Museum Exhibition Road Quarter and its Members’ room are both in contention for the coveted RIBA London Awards, which celebrates skilful, accomplished architecture in the capital....

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It’s time to ‘look up’ for the answer to London’s housing crisis

It’s time to ‘look up’ for the answer to London’s housing crisis

New property developers Click Above are paving the way in rooftop developments including considerations for Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster With Sadiq Khan recently announcing in his draft ‘London Plan’ that the capital requires 66,000 new homes each year for the next 10 years the answer to London’s housing crisis may...

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West side story: London’s West End

West side story: London’s West End

Every day, an estimated 500,000 pedestrians trundle up and down London’s glossy Oxford Street. Until this year, pedestrians have had to share the iconic road with two lanes of traffic. Following Sadiq Khan’s announcement last year that Oxford Street will begin pedestrianizing in late 2018, which will cost around £60...

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JLL sees the return of competitive bidding on properties to let

JLL sees the return of competitive bidding on properties to let

In a press release to KCW Today, JLL lettings has reported a 57% increase in applicant registrations in March 2018 from the previous month, together with a 40% increase in offers made. Activity has picked up significantly with competitive bidding now taking place on a number of schemes, and rental...

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London doesn’t break the top 15 cites for help-to-buy assistance

London doesn’t break the top 15 cites for help-to-buy assistance

Year by year, the cost of living rises and the idea of purchasing a home can look increasingly like a pipedream. As a result, many have looked to government-backed help in the form of help-to-buy schemes and ISAs to turn the dream of joining the property ladder into a reality....

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London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham demands return of “undeliverable” estates

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham demands return of “undeliverable” estates

A property company has been ordered by Hammersmith and Fulham council to return two housing estates. Talks were broken off with developer Capco over the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates. Stephen Cowan, who heads the council said that they should be returned to local authority control. The two sides...

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Developers told to wake-up on ‘oligarch mansions’

Developers told to wake-up on ‘oligarch mansions’

Westminster City Council have turned away plans for 13 new ‘oligarch’ homes to be built in the borough under the grounds that the plans ‘did not make a good use of the space available’, as part of what the council has described as wider attack on wealthy ‘oligarchs’ using valuable...

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A Shard’s worth of office space is lost each year

A Shard’s worth of office space is lost each year

Enough office space to fill the Shard is being lost from Westminster each year in what has been described as an “unprecedented decline,” as workspace gets converted to housing. Westminster City Council said that the trend could threaten the area’s status as a hub for international business as developers cash...

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McMafia Mews home up for sale for £2.6 million

McMafia Mews home up for sale for £2.6 million

A home from BBC drama McMafia has been listed for sale for £2.6 million. Dubbed “McMafia Mews” the 1,158 square foot property is the home of Alex Goodman, played by James Norton who, according to The Daily Mail, is a bookies favourite to be the next James Bond. In the...

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