£2 billion raised in government buildings overhaul

£2 billion raised in government buildings overhaul

£2 billion has been raised in government building sales and a further £300 million per year saved for taxpayers in operating costs since 2014, according to the Government’s Estate Strategy, Last week’s report outlined new commitments free up housing, boost growth and create new jobs. Through smart property management and...

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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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Golden age of London property prices is over

Golden age of London property prices is over

The ‘golden age’ of London property prices has come to an end, with predictions for them to stay flat next year. Property consultants JLL forecasts “a return to the pre-1970 era of stability”, with no rise next year and then only a 1.5 per cent recovery in 2019 and 2...

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Old Kent Road making moves on Monopoly board

Old Kent Road making moves on Monopoly board

The Old Kent Road is no longer Monopoly’s bargain buy, with skyrocketing land prices valuing it at hundreds of millions, according to research from online casino Casumo.com. Land prices on the Old Kent Road, which is the longest road on the board, used to be the least expensive but are...

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Dexter’s CEO Jeff Doble on London’s Housing Market

Dexter’s CEO Jeff Doble on London’s Housing Market

Being CEO of one of the largest estate agencies in London, a city with one eye firmly on Brexit, is a challenging role to say the least. ‘KCW Today’ spoke to Jeff Doble, CEO and founder of Dexters, one of London’s fastest growing estate agencies, to find out what the...

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John D Wood & Co. completes merger with Faron Sutaria

John D Wood & Co. completes merger with Faron Sutaria

  John D Wood & Co., has completed its merger with Faron Sutaria, the London estate agency established over 40 years ago in Notting Hill.  The merger of these two highly regarded property businesses, announced in August 2016, expands John D Wood & Co.’s London network of offices by a...

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Top boroughs to rent out over Christmas

Top boroughs to rent out over Christmas

A League table by My Property Host found the best boroughs to rent out a home in the festive period. Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea were at the top, where a flat for two people could yield circa £450 on average for three nights at Christmas. As many Londoners gear up for...

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London landlords and houses worst in Britain

London landlords and houses worst in Britain

1 in 5 London property renters have deemed their landlord a ‘nightmare’ according to a recent survey undertaken by Help Link. The same study also revealed that London properties are the worst in the country as 23 percent of them are ‘bad value for money’ and that renters were paying...

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Property supply falls

Property supply falls

81% of towns and cities saw a drop in property supply in October, with the number of new listings down 6.9% on average across the UK Biggest faller: New property listings fell 52% in Swansea Biggest riser: Property supply in Crawley jumped 30.9% Property supply in London stagnated, falling 1.5%...

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Foreign spending in London property high after Brexit

Foreign spending in London property high after Brexit

As the Pound dropped in the face of relatively strong Dollars and Euros, the London property market saw more foreign spending seeking as much as 15% discount in London suburbs. Affected properties include those intended to reduce first-time buyer queues, with lower stamp duty taxes in the outer zones Landlords...

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