London Property

Selling My Home With An Online Estate Agent - Picking An Agent

Chris Cox | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Chris Cox

To help me pick I went to the hivemind of Twitter and Facebook, asking friends if they had any experience selling a house online and those who came back were overwhelmingly positive about the experience. From that initial research I settled on getting quotes and valuations of my property from Purple Bricks, Hatched and eMoov.

Selling My Home With An Online Estate Agent - Why Go Online?

Chris Cox | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Chris Cox

Three years ago I put every single penny I owned into my first property, a little Victorian one-bed flat in West London, but now I need somewhere bigg...

The Millennial Contradiction

Emma Rosen | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

We want it all and we have been raised to expect it all. Except our expectations are dramatically failing to match up to the reality of a post-recession world.

Be Partners In Regulation, Or Be Prepared To Be Forced Out

Tom Kibasi | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech
Tom Kibasi

Different parts of the 'sharing economy' will inevitably need different forms of regulation. Governments need to be smarter and bolder in how they approach this task. If they want to retain their social licence to operate, companies would be well advised to cooperate rather than try to resist.

The Properties Of Shakespeare

Hugo Clark | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Hugo Clark

Did Shakespeare gain experience of the real estate world during his lost years (1588 - 1592) through some sort of commercial or legal apprenticeship, or did he draw on first-hand knowledge gained once he started to make his way in London as a writer? What we do know is that Shakespeare had first-hand experience of a particularly combative lease renewal which threatened the very source of his own prosperity.

Why Brexit Could Be a Blessing for Foreign Real Estate Investors

Adam Manuel | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Manuel

The razor-thin margin of success for the Leave camp will now dictate the future of the United Kingdom, possibly the rest of the European Union. Things are certainly going to change both domestically and overseas. While investors have been pretty apprehensive about how and where to spend their cash before the referendum, many are now seeking solace in the UK property market.

The Scandal of London's Empty Homes

Dan Gandesha | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK
Dan Gandesha

It would be stating the blindingly obvious to say that London has a housing crisis. But before you flip to the next article, ponder this: in a city with a chronic housing shortage, how can there be so many empty flats owned by overseas investors, and our own London borough councils?

UK Landlords Will Go 'Cross-Country' as Allure of London Fades

Christian Faes | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK
Christian Faes

When it comes to the housing market, London has long been seen as a market within a market. After the credit crunch hit, and house prices across the country headed south, desire to buy within the capital remained robust. In seemingly no time at all, house prices within London had not only recovered but surpassed its previous peaks.

Should I Sell My House Before 23 June?

Dan Gandesha | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Dan Gandesha

There are still eight weeks to go until the EU referendum, but we already find ourselves buried under an avalanche of claims and counter-claims of the...

Pop-up Housing Could Cut London Rents by a Third

Andrew Boff | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

Modern pop-up homes may just hold the key to solving London's housing crisis. They are of extremely high quality, are manufactured cheaply and can be constructed in a matter of weeks. My new report, 'Pop-up Housing: A London Solution', suggests these kinds of high quality temporary homes could cut the cost of renting in the capital by a third.

This Is What £500 A Month Gets You On The London Rental Market

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A woman claims she went to look at a room, available to rent at a reasonable (for London) £500 a month, and found out all that was being offered was ...

£750,000 Will Buy You An 8ft Wide Flat In Ludicrous London

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Got a spare £750,000 and fancy a London pied-a-terre? Don’t mind that it measures just 8ft at it’s widest point? Well Foxtons has just th...

You Could Buy This London Flat, Or 56 Normal UK Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK

Britain's most expensive one-bedroom flat, in London's ultra-luxury One Hyde Park development, has gone on sale for £9.9 million. The luxury pad, ...

Property Developers' Hold Over London - Enough Is Enough!

James Ketchell | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Ketchell

Over the last couple of weeks we've lost two iconic central London alternative spaces, the 12 Bar Club and Madam JoJo's, both victims of weak and uninspiring planning decisions and out of control property developers. Their loss raises genuine questions on the nature of our city and whether London is at risk of losing what makes it so special.

George Osborne's Announcement on Stamp Duty Land Tax Reforms is a Stroke of Genius, but it's a Blow to Those Buying Expensive Homes

Edo Mapelli Mozzi | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
Edo Mapelli Mozzi

Whilst many people's reaction will be 'so what?' that there won't be a busy property market at upper levels, it has the potential to negatively impact the whole market and in the long run, the economy.

My Generation Needs to Rethink Property in London - It Just Ain't Worth It

Annabel Burn | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Interest rates will have to go up eventually, forcing people to sell when their monthly payments become unaffordable. Will the house of cards come tumbling down then? Or will London just be a sea of billionaires here for annual holidays in their London homes? Like Venice on a larger scale, a relic, empty of its original inhabitants.

London's Unreal Real Estate Market

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Trisha de Borchgrave

Looking for a new home, though potentially daunting, can, nevertheless, incite vague stirrings of excitement. After all, the prospect of finding a new pad to fill with cherished possessions and fresh acquisitions to suit one's very own, personally-hewn environment, can finally take shape. London looking, however, is in a league of its own and excitement has nothing to do with it...

Someone Rushed To Snap Up This Rundown Garage For Over £500,000

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

This dingy London garage, measuring just 11ft by 7ft, may not seem worth a lot, but someone rushed to pay over £500,000 for it before it even hit auc...

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part VIII ... Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

David Lewis | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

I remain stuck in flat-moving-limbo-hell. In February, I agreed a price of £343,500 for a 400 square foot flat in the dodgy end of Islington, London N7. And because of some diabolically tedious legal wrangling over a lease, The Vendor and I have not been able to exchange contracts...

House Prices Keep On Rising - And Just Hit A New Record

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August to reach another new all-time high of £189,306 on average, Nationwide has reported. Property val...

This Tiny London Studio Could Be Yours For Just £1 Million

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Despite reports that the UK property market's ever-soaring prices were calming down, London continues to amaze as a tiny studio flat has come on sale ...

The London Property Market Has *Officially* Never Been More Insane

PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Rents in London have reached double those across the rest of the UK for the first time ever, according to new research. Average rents across the co...

Buy This Private Island For The Price Of A 2 Bedroom Flat In London (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

Londoners, here’s another one of those annoying articles that brags about how much bang for your buck you’d get basically anywhere else on earth. ...

The Row Over the New Era Estate Shows the Alliance of Old and New Money

Cat Mcshane | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Cat Mcshane

Being a "good landlord" is not one that seeks to make excessive profit out of their tenants, nor play with their security. But in this overheated property market, all the power lies with the person who owns the property, and why wouldn't they want to make the biggest return they can?

You'll Never Guess Why This Mansion Is Worth The Same As A One-Car Garage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

A 28-bedroom country manor on a five-acre estate and a one-car garage have both gone on the market for the same price - £500,000. We've said it be...