Feautred Property - 22 Park Mansions, Knightsbridge

Featured Property - Park Mansions

Knightsbridge has long been considered the crème de la crème for property investors.  With landmarks such as Hyde Park, Harrods and Harvey Nichols on its door step and surrounded by Royal attractions, it is well regarded as one of the ‘Golden Postcodes’.  This guarantees the ultimate mark of status, through owning property here in the Royal Borough and consequently property...

Stylish Lettings, 2016 - Empire House

Stylish Rental Opportunities for 2016

For those relocating to London in 2016, a stylish rental property in prime London could be top of the agenda.  Luckily, the Harrods Estates Lettings team have a multitude of stylish serviced apartments available to rent currently in key locations across the capital such as Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Kensington and Chelsea. Empire House, Brompton Road, SW1X The new tenants at this...

House News

Today’s Budget Provides Clarity on Buy to Let Stamp Duty Changes

Today, Chancellor George Osborne provided welcomed clarity on a new 3% levy of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) due from 1st April 2016 on Second Homes and Buy to Lets.   No Exemptions Presenting some significant changes from what had been proposed in earlier consultation papers published last month, the results were in most cases more severe than Landlords and audiences...

Buy to Let Opportunities, Lincoln House

2016 Predictions: The Impact of New Stamp Duty Rates

Last Autumn the Chancellor announced new plans for a 3% increase on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for those buying Buy to Let properties or second homes in England. With the finer details not set to be revealed until the next Budget in March, but the measures still coming into play from April 2016, here, we reveal how the Sales...

The Tower at Night Time

What makes a good Buy-to-Let in Prime London?

This April, new rates will come into play for Stamp Duty Land Tax on any English property that is purchased as a second home, or as a Buy-to-Let.  This follows an announcement by the Chancellor George Osborne in the Autumn Statement, although final details on the changes are expected to be released in the coming weeks, with a certainty that...

Right to Rent 2016

New Right to Rent Checks

On 1st February 2016, a new Right to Rent legislation came into effect that will impact landlords of private residential properties in England.  Called ‘Right to Rent’ it places a new responsibility on landlords, or their instructed agents, to carry out a series of checks to ensure any tenants aged 18 or over, starting a tenancy on or after 1st...