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Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:16:12 +0000

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Wolf of Wimbledon's unfinished mansion to go on sale

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:16:06 +0000

He’s the Australian boiler room scam artist with properties all over Wimbledon… but the barely-begun super-mansion was to be the jewel in the crown. Now - with Jeffrey Revell-Reade serving time in prison - it’s a shell, without stairs, ceilings...

Monday morning linkage - landlords' tax affairs, a walkthrough

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:29:12 +0000

Brexit and stalling sales [New Statesman]How can a landlord become a limited company? [This Is Money]Interior designers’ favourite brands [Daily Telegraph]Gulf investors spurned on by weak pound [The National] The Rat and Mouse - London’s property blog  Technorati Tags: property, real estate...

Are landlords planning a co-ordinated rent rise?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:37:37 +0000

Following the failure of a judicial review to overturn recent punitive tax measures hitting the private rental sector, the Axe the Tenant Tax campaign is discussing options, including - according to this - a concerted and coordinated campaign to raise rents....

Sales drop by a third at Foxtons

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:13:56 +0000

It’s the danger of being such a London-centric operation at a time like this… sales are down a third at Foxtons in just three months. The agency has issued a profit warning, blaming the EU referendum result and punitive tax...

Market report - ONS, surprise gains but mixed bag

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:46:14 +0000

Gains in the east and the south of the UK pushed house prices up 8.4% on the year, August-to-August, according to the latest ONS survey. East of England saw 13.3%; south, 12.2%; London 12.1%. The biggest standout? Newham which profited...

Celebrity rental alert

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:44:28 +0000

Justin Bieber, no less, spending - according to this - £108,333 a month to rent a 24,000 square foot north London mansion.  Technorati Tags: property, real estate...

Monday morning linkage - the story of one London home

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:20:54 +0000

The story of one London home [BBC]Huge variety in London house price movements [Estate Agent Today]The new retirement homes… with gyms and wine cellars [Daily Telegraph]Rentals to outstrip sales for first time since WW2 [Guardian] The Rat and Mouse - London’s property blog  Technorati...

Friday morning linkage - London landlords have most to fear from Brexit

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:25:30 +0000

Solicitor incompetence and vendor selfishness cost buyers £2,400 [Guardian]Historical Churchill Hyde Park Gate house for sale [Mansion Global]Jamie Oliver knocks £2m off asking price [Sun]Protestors on war path after accusing ex-Foxtons agents of unprovoked assault [Islington Gazette]Plummeting pound and foreign property investors [Mansion Global]No surprise...

One in three tenants steel from rented property, according to survey

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:59:44 +0000

The survey’s by Direct Line and it’s a poll of 2,000, approximately 600 of whom must have admitted to removing items from a rented property when leaving. According to the survey, light fitting, beds, fridges, TVs, even sinks have gone,...

The return of btl?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:05:24 +0000

The numbers are up, according to Rightmove, for the first time since new Stamp Duty measures compounded other recent tax changes to make the sector way less attractive. Enquiries from potential investors are up 30% since May, new rental listings...

Inside the Barbican Estate

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:52:41 +0000

Fans of London’s most playful and least brutal of Brutalist developments will want to know about photographer Anton Rodriguez’s new book, which pokes a lens inside some of the marvellous Barbican apartments, looking at the spaces and the people living...

Monday morning linkage - Living in a toilet, and Women's Death Brigade strikes at Foxtons

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:48:02 +0000

“Class War Women’s Death Brigade” attacks Foxtons [Property Industry Eye]UK property wealth held by over-55s greater than Italy’s annual GDP [Daily Telegraph]Would you live in a converted public toilet? [Sunday Telegraph]Holly Willoughby’s battle with her neighbours over extension plans moves into new phase [Daily...

Friday linkage - big AirBnB tax cockup and a new book about Wetherspoons' lovely carpets

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:53:11 +0000

Possible anti-Foxtons protest this weekend [Property Industry Eye]New book celebrating Wetherspoons’ carpets [Time Out]Looking for the next hot London borough [Daily Telegraph]Khan shouldn’t scapegoat foreign property buyers [IB Times]The big AirBnB tax cockup [Daily Telegraph] The Rat and Mouse - it’s about your house  Technorati...

Facebook marketplace... game-changing?

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:18:43 +0000

Google had a good(-ish) go at the business of property search just over five years ago, sending ripples of panic out among the sector, before discovering just what a specialised service it is. But should - asks Property Industry Eye...

Want to see inside the X-Factor house?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:37:08 +0000

The Telegraph gives the tour here. It’s six-bedroom, four-bathroom property in Hadley Wood, worth around £3.6m and was available for rent earlier this year at £13.5k a month.  Technorati Tags: property, real estate...