Monthly Archives: July 2009

Islington bucks negative annual house price trend

Islington is one of the only local authorities in the UK that has experienced positive overall house price growth over the past year. The Chesterton Humberts’ June Poll of Polls shows the average house price in Islington has increased 0.5% … Continue reading

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Business rates likely to increase in ratings revaluations to be made public in October–

Company directors and financial officers should be planning now to review their draft rating revaluations when they are made public in October of this year advises Robert Gardner, a director of Chesterton Humberts, the property consultants.  Gardner, who specialises in … Continue reading

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Prime suburbs lead London market improvement

Knight Frank’s Prime London Suburb House Price Index, results for Q2 2009 Key headlines : Prices across London’s prime suburban areas (including: Hampstead, Richmond, Wandsworth, Wimbledon and Fulham) rose by 3.7% in the three months to the end of June … Continue reading

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The Foxtons case – a lesson for all

The recent High Court case involving London-based sales and lettings agent Foxtons is a lesson for us all, says Mike White, of Norwich-based Martin & Co.  The case looked at whether it was unfair to continue to demand “renewal” commission from a landlord if a … Continue reading

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Squeeze on stock threatens new home affordability

The average price of a new home fell by just 0.5% in June 2009, following a sharp drop of 2.5% in May. The monthly drop reduced the decline in annual growth in the new homes market to -13.7%. The rising … Continue reading

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World’s Ten Most Expensive Streets – Charles McDowell comments

Following up on Wealth Bulletin’s listing of the world’s ten most expensive streets (http://www.wealth-bulletin.com/home/content/1054751092/), Charles McDowell, prime London property consultant, comments: “It’s no surprise that Swiss property has held its value and is in some areas rising.  Swiss bankers report … Continue reading

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My First House – Ian Harris, Watsons

Ian Harris, of Watsons, and also the Norfolk chairman of the NAEA, National Association of Estate Agents tells us about the first place he called home. Here we go – my first purchase was in 1982. A traditional leap-in terrace … Continue reading

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