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Budget Tax - What It Means For Landlords

Accidental landlords could be nipped by a higher capital gains tax bill following the Budget announcement last week which is due to kick off in April 2020. In a shift that could shake landlords, Phillip Hammond announced that he has proposed to relinquish the so-called 'letting relief' -...


Rüya, the award-winning restaurant concept from Dubai

Rüya, the award-winning restaurant concept from Dubai and one of this year’s most anticipated restaurant openings, opened its first London location in June.   Inspired by second generation restaurateur Umut Özkanca’s heritage, Rüya, meaning dream in Turkish, offers sophisticated, contemporary dishes to showcase the rich traditions of Anatolian...


Happy 1st Birthday to our Kensington Office

This month, Harrods Estates Kensington Office celebrates the first anniversary since they opened to a dazzling reception last year on Kensington Church Street. The first year has seen a great number of highs, including several local partnership events and attendance at local business forums.  A close collaboration was...


Stamp Duty: Reviewing the Bigger Picture

Following on from our last news post – which explored the consultation questions for the upcoming changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) due to be announced in next month’s Budget, this time our team take the opportunity to share their thoughts on how the changes look within the bigger...


Stamp Duty Consultation Findings

We are only a few weeks away from the March Budget, in which homeowners, investors and Landlords will be eagerly awaiting clarity on the proposed three per cent rise in Stamp Duty for second homes and buy to lets on English properties.   During December, the Government held a...


Badges of Honour: The Blue Plaque

Last year, The Telegraph explored perceptions of whether the blue plaque markers to commemorate the residences of notable historical figures could influence house prices (and purchases).  At the time, Harrods Estates had a property for sale with one such plaque present to mark it as a former residence...