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December: A review of the London property market

The year-end traditionally brings with it a reflection on the trends witnessed to date in the property market, and also predictions for the year ahead.  Here we take a look over some of the comments already shared with the press about the prime London housing market. The Mayfair...


New Increases to SDLT on Second Homes and Buy-to-Lets

Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osborne, revealed his Autumn Budget and spending plans. One of the new measures he announced was a surcharge on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for those buying second homes and Buy-to-Let properties in England and Wales. The surge is an additional 3% on top...


Luxury Living - Properties in the Press

This month, journalists have been avidly noticing the lovely instructions we have for sale in prime London.  Here we share some highlights of the coverage. In yesterday's Metro, their 'Property Ladder' feature recommended this property on Smith Street as their 'Luxury Living' example, commenting on the recently 'modernized...


International Property and Travel Magazine Discuss New Dubai Developments

This month, reporter Ginetta Vedrickas of International Property & Travel Magazine explored with our Head of New Developments, Simon Barry, the new appeal of Dubai properties, including the latest development at District One – a luxurious, residential gated-development of private villas and mansions, that is set to be...


Interview: Simon Barry talks to Show House

This month reporter, Bridget Cordy from Show House spoke to Simon Barry – Head of New Developments at Harrods Estates about all things “London”. Barry discussed his career choice for London New Developments, explaining: ‘There’s the excitement of working on something which hasn’t been done before’.  Increasingly Harrods...


Speculation on London Property Prices

In last week’s Sunday Times, the publication reported on price trends for prime London properties during 2015. The year has been met with the impact of a few challenges to date and speculation has increased about the current picture.  Here we take a look over the situation. So...