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Maurice Shasha
Maurice Shasha
Director


 The Property Industry has always and continues to interest me, and after joining Plaza Estates in 2008 I have experienced a market which has taught me alot. In my role advising clients on their purchases (together with our sales teams), managing the refurbishments for them (together with our management and design team), preparing the property for rentals (together with our rentals teams) or sales and being responsible for the Companies digital marketing I have seen the market from various aspects. The market is always changing and it is essential we constantly adapt, which since Plaza Estates was established in 1972 is something the company has always done. We pride ourselves in the personal relationship and service we have and give all our clients and being part of a company which is "big enough to cope and small enough to care" is something I really enjoy.

Contact: maurice.s@plazaestates.co.uk
Blog posts by Maurice Shasha

Mon 26th February 2024
Government changes to planning rules around short term lets have been announced, aimed at regulating the sector to give communities more control over housing in their areas. ...
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Mon 12th February 2024
The Labour Party wants to extend a new law to the private rented sector, if it wins the next election, requiring swift action to fix hazards affecting properties. ...
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Selling a Property With Tenants
Mon 5th February 2024
If you're a landlord with a property in central London looking to reduce your portfolio, you may consider selling the property with sitting tenants - or selling with tenants i...
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London view
Mon 29th January 2024
The National Residential Landlords Association has urged MPs to back, what it calls ‘pragmatic’ changes to the government’s Renters Reform Bill. The association says that whil...
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Cost of Selling a House in London
Mon 22nd January 2024
What's the actual cost of selling a house in central London? Read on to find out how to estimate estate agent fees, legal fees, removal costs, taxes and other expenses. ...
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Mon 15th January 2024
If your new year, new start involves a first-time house purchase, or your mortgage is up for renewal soon, you’ll probably be feeling encouraged by the news that leading lende...
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Thu 21st December 2023
The 2023 UK housing market saw one million house sales, according to property website Zoopla. Rising bank rates led to mortgage cost increases and a 1.2% fall in UK average ho...
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Why Is My Flat Not Selling
Mon 18th December 2023
You've decided to sell your flat in Knightsbridge, Marble Arch or another central London hotspot - but you're just not getting the viewings, never mind the offers. You might b...
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Tue 12th December 2023
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful 2024....
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Buy-to-let in London
Mon 11th December 2023
Landlord confidence in the private rental sector has gone up by eight percentage points in the past three months according to research by specialist landlord lender Paragon Ba...
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tax on rental income
Mon 4th December 2023
As a landlord, you must pay tax on the money you make from renting out your properties. This guide explains how tax on rental income is calculated, the rates you will pay and ...
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Mon 27th November 2023
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, bringing, daring rides, festive feasting, ice sculptures and more to the capital until 1 January 2024....
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What is a Mews House
Mon 20th November 2023
Mews are some of London's prettiest streets, with narrow cobbled lanes and lovely pastel cottages. It is easy to forget you are in the middle of one of the world's busiest cit...
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Leasehold Reform King's Speech
Mon 13th November 2023
Leasehold reform was among the measures outlined in King Charles III’s first King’s Speech as monarch at the state opening of parliament on 7 November 2023. ...
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What Buyers and Renters Want
Mon 23rd October 2023
New research from the property portal Rightmove reveals the priorities of today’s homebuyers and renters. ...
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London Month of the Dead
Mon 9th October 2023
In a month-long build-up to the spookiest day of the year, Halloween, the capital will once more serve up its annual arts festival of deadly delights - London Month of the Dea...
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Best Buy To Let Areas London
Mon 2nd October 2023
London can be a difficult place to find good buy-to-let investments. High property prices in sought-after areas often mean lower rental yields. Here, we look at which areas gi...
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Property Mark Tax Review Call
Mon 25th September 2023
With the party conference season approaching, Propertymark, the industry body for the private rented sector, has called for a government review of taxes affecting landlords. ...
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Second Home Mortgage
Mon 18th September 2023
You will likely need a second mortgage if you currently have a mortgage on your home but want to buy another property....
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CMA Investigates Deposit Replacement
Mon 11th September 2023
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into schemes which offer an alternative to the standard government-backed tenancy deposit. ...
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Rightmove Greener Homes Report
Tue 29th August 2023
Almost eight out of 10 homeowners and landlords (78%) would feel motivated to make energy efficient improvements if they brought cheaper bills, according to a report from prop...
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The Non-Resident Landlord Scheme
Mon 21st August 2023
If you have been living outside the UK for more than six months in any tax year and earn rental income in the UK, you must register with HMRC, even if you are a UK citizen....
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Landlords Warned About Subletting
Mon 14th August 2023
A survey by insurer Direct Line Business has revealed that up to a quarter of tenants may be subletting their homes - without their landlord’s consent in half of cases....
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Should You Overpay Your Mortgage?
Mon 24th July 2023
Rising interest rates have led to a big increase in homeowners seeking to overpay their mortgage. More than £6 billion of overpayments were made in the last three months of 20...
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Extending a lease
Mon 17th July 2023
If you own a Central London flat, the chances are it’s a leasehold property. In general terms, the longer your lease, the more your property is worth, but extending a lease on...
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Marble Arch History Walks
Mon 10th July 2023
If you’re curious about the history of Marble Arch, a series of free character-led tours will take you to the heart of this fascinating central London area. ...
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Renting to International Students
Mon 3rd July 2023
New laws and increased taxation resulting in ever-decreasing profits are turning some landlords to a market that is proving to be very profitable: the student market. With an ...
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London’s West End Kids Week
Mon 26th June 2023
Tickets for the West End’s theatre giveaway, Kids Week are on sale now. The annual promotion offers free theatre tickets for selected shows to children aged 17 and under when ...
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Renters Reform Bill Takeaways
Mon 12th June 2023
The government’s long-awaited Renters Reform Bill was presented to parliament on 17 May....
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Belgrave Square Leasehold Flats
Mon 22nd May 2023
Government plans to end the leasehold system have been dropped, according to the Guardian. Instead, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary, Michael Gove, will ann...
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Stamp Duty Explained
Mon 15th May 2023
Stamp duty rates in England and Northern Ireland have changed - find out how this will affect you if you are buying a home in central London....
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HMV Oxford Street Reopening
Tue 9th May 2023
There’s good news for anyone who loves browsing the vinyl in a record store. Retailer HMV has announced its return to Oxford Street after a four-year absence. ...
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What is a homebuyers survey?
Tue 2nd May 2023
A Homebuyers Report is a survey to identify any problems with a residential property that would require immediate or future repairs....
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Charles Coronation Procession Route
Mon 24th April 2023
Coronations are a once in a lifetime occasion, with the last taking place 70 years ago. ...
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Tackling Anti Social Tenants
Mon 10th April 2023
Landlords will find it easier to evict nuisance tenants under a new anti-social behaviour action plan announced by the government. ...
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What is Home Staging?
Mon 3rd April 2023
Staging your property to impress will ensure that you sell it quickly and for the price you are looking to achieve. ...
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Renters search bills included
Mon 27th March 2023
As the cost of energy, food and fuel continues to impact on household incomes, properties for rent with utility bills included have become more desirable, says Rightmove. Acco...
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questions to ask when buying a leasehold flat
Mon 20th March 2023
If you are considering buying a leasehold flat in Central London, there are some important questions to ask before making an offer for the property. Whether you are purchasing...
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Mother's Day Afternoon Teas
Mon 13th March 2023
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s afternoon tea season in London, and the hotels and restaurants specialising in this quintessentially English treat have been ref...
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should you sell your house or rent it out
Mon 6th March 2023
If you plan to move house, you probably expect to sell your current property first. However, that may not always be the best financial decision. So, is it better to sell or re...
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Leasehold Dos and Don'ts
Mon 27th February 2023
Leasehold properties make up a fifth of UK housing stock - but if you live in a London flat, the chances are it’s leasehold. Under the Leasehold Reform and Urban Development A...
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How to improve EPC rating
Mon 20th February 2023
It can be challenging to raise the EPC rating of central London flats, because many exist in old buildings that are poorly retrofitted. However, if you improve your EPC, you’l...
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London rental demand
Fri 10th February 2023
New research has revealed a surge in demand for central London homes to rent since the pandemic....
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Can I Have More Than One Estate Agent?
Mon 6th February 2023
When it comes to selling your central London home, whether in Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Knightsbridge or elsewhere, your aim is likely to be finding the right buyer for a smooth...
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Government Dismisses Tax Petition
Mon 30th January 2023
The government has reasserted its commitment to changes to mortgage interest tax relief, fully introduced three years ago. Responding to a petition on the issue, it said that ...
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Rethink on Energy Efficiency Targets
Mon 16th January 2023
Industry body the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) is calling for a new approach to energy efficiency targets in the private rented sector. ...
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What is a Sales Progressor
Mon 9th January 2023
Unless you work in the property business, or have bought and sold recently, you might not be familiar with the term sales progressor. ...
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John Lewis property deal
Mon 12th December 2022
Major high street brand the John Lewis Partnership has moved a step closer to entering the property market in an effort to diversify its business away from dependence on the r...
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Autumn Statement Landlords
Mon 28th November 2022
The new chancellor, Jeremy Hunt gave his frst Autumn Statement on 17 November. The budget included tax increases and spending cuts aimed at filling the £55 billion black hole ...
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tenant keeping pets without permission
Mon 21st November 2022
Many landlords are wary of pets in their rental properties, it’s thought that only 7% of UK properties for rent are currently advertised as suitable for pets. ...
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Mon 14th November 2022
Annual festive attraction, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland opens on 18 November, bringing Christmas cheer to Londoners and visitors. ...
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Smoke alarm regulations for landlords
Mon 7th November 2022
As a landlord, you have a clear legal duty to protect your tenants from the risks of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning - both of which can have devastating consequences. ...
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stamp duty cut remains
Mon 24th October 2022
The new chancellor Jeremy Hunt will keep the cut in stamp duty announced by his predecessor Kwasi Kwarteng on 23 September. ...
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Right to rent changes
Mon 10th October 2022
Landlords and letting agents in England are being warned about changes to the right to rent checks, which must be carried out for new tenants. ...
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Types of house survey
Mon 3rd October 2022
Which house survey should I have? Discover why a house survey is essential and which one is the best for your property....
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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation Change
Mon 26th September 2022
Did you know that the laws around smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rental properties are about to change? ...
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London Open House Festival
Mon 12th September 2022
Open House Festival, London’s annual celebration of unique buildings and spaces, turns 30 this year, with more opportunities than ever to peek inside some architectural wonder...
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Is It Better To Buy or Rent a Home in London?
Mon 5th September 2022
We are often asked whether it is better to rent or buy a home in London. Weighing up the benefits of renting versus buying a property isn't always straightforward and will dep...
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Shepherds Bush tube station
Mon 22nd August 2022
Secret London Underground subways are being opened to the public for the first time in a century. A new tour as part of the London Transport Museum’s ‘Hidden London’ series, i...
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Inquiry into private rental sector reform
Mon 8th August 2022
The government’s white paper, aimed at reforming the private rented sector, is coming under the scrutiny of the parliamentary committee for levelling up, housing and communiti...
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Plans for the Private Rented Sector
Mon 25th July 2022
As the UK gears up for the selection of its next Prime Minister, a supply crisis in the private rented sector must be on the successful candidate’s to-do-list, according to th...
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Building Safety Act
Mon 11th July 2022
The government’s Building Safety Act came into force on 28 June 2022 giving many leaseholders new legal protection from the costs associated with making their homes safe....
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Renters Reform Bill
Mon 27th June 2022
Landlords could soon be legally prevented from imposing blanket pet bans on their tenants, if the government’s new Renters Reform Bill passes through parliament. ...
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Earls Court Regeneration
Mon 13th June 2022
It’s known for its former exhibition centre and a busy Tube interchange, but plans are afoot to bring the wonder back to Earls Court by breathing new life into this west Londo...
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Best Jubilee-Themed Afternoon Teas in London
Mon 23rd May 2022
If you’re wondering how to spend the Jubilee bank holiday weekend, coming up from 2 to 5 June, what could be more regally British than afternoon tea? ...
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Rise in Landlords Seeking to Recover Debt
Mon 9th May 2022
The number of landlords seeking the services of a leading eviction and housing law specialist rose by 180% during the pandemic. ...
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Demand for London rentals up more than 80%
Mon 25th April 2022
Rental demand in London has rocketed with three times as many tenants looking for homes as properties available, according to Rightmove’s latest Quarterly Rental Trends Tracke...
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More Older Renters by 2035
Mon 11th April 2022
Buy to let landlords looking to the future might think about appealing to an older generation of renters, following a new report. ...
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Currys Electronics Recycling Scheme
Mon 28th March 2022
Appliance and technology retailer Currys has launched a scheme where customers can swap their unwanted tech for a voucher worth at least £5. ...
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EPC Changes Opportunity for Landlords
Mon 14th March 2022
Portfolio landlords are taking advantage of government proposals that could require all rental properties to have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of C and above...
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Home Decorating Colour Scheme
Mon 28th February 2022
It has long been the conventional wisdom that house sellers need to go for whites, lights and neutrals if they want to attract buyers. But is this still the case in the age of...
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Mortgage Rates
Mon 14th February 2022
If you’re among the two million borrowers whose mortgages are on a standard variable rate (SVR), the Bank of England’s recent base rate rises might be causing you concern. ...
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Improve your credit score
Mon 24th January 2022
If you’re a tenant with aspirations to buy your own place, a good credit score will be vital when it comes to making mortgage applications. ...
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Calls for Rethink on Landlord Energy Efficiency Targets
Mon 10th January 2022
Government proposals that would require new tenancies in the private rented sector to have an energy performance rating of C or above by 2025 need a rethink, according to the ...
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Buying a New Build Property in the UK
Tue 4th January 2022
Whether you are a first-time buyer, looking for a family home with more space or planning to downsize to something more manageable, newly built properties have a lot to offer....
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Merry Christmas
Mon 20th December 2021
Plaza Estates wish you a merry Christmas and happy New Year...
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Mon 20th December 2021
Aside from the stamp duty holiday, one big driver of the 2021 housing boom was the quest by buyers for more space inside and out. ...
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Demand for Rental Homes at Record High
Mon 6th December 2021
Demand for private rental housing is on the rise, according to new research by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA). ...
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Winter Wonderland 2021
Mon 22nd November 2021
After a break last year due to lockdown, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland 2021 launched on 19 November. ...
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Rental Reform White Paper Delayed
Mon 8th November 2021
The government’s white paper on reforming the private rented sector will be published next year, according the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. ...
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Mon 25th October 2021
Older landlords are investing in buy-to-let properties at a higher rate than ever before, according to new research from Paragon Bank....
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London Property management
Mon 18th October 2021
Maybe you're investing in buy-to-let, or you're an accidental landlord with an inherited place to rent out. Working out how you'll manage your property or portfolio is one of ...
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Mon 11th October 2021
An Earl’s Court flat, which was the residence of Princess Diana before her marriage to Prince Charles, has been recognised with an English Heritage blue plaque....
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Mon 11th October 2021
The bounce back in the prime London lettings market gathered pace this Autumn....
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Mon 11th October 2021
Prime Central London has a feel of normality returning to it....
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Death of the Capital City Reports Have Been Exaggerated
Mon 27th September 2021
Research among city dwellers in London and Paris have revealed little change in people’s satisfaction with urban living, despite reports of an exodus to the country following ...
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House prices continue to rise
Mon 13th September 2021
Average house prices rose in August, by 0.7% on the previous month, according to new figures from the Halifax, taking the cost of a UK home to a record high. ...
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Rental property burglary
Mon 23rd August 2021
If you’re a landlord, the summer season is probably a time when you’re more wary about risks to your property. While summer 2021 isn’t exactly the holiday season we’re used to...
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Thu 5th August 2021
New advice about safe property viewings and house moves has been issued to home buyers and renters following the easing of coronavirus restrictions in England on 19 July. ...
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Basement games room
Mon 26th July 2021
Disputes among famous householders over basement conversions are often in the news - the one between Robbie Williams and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page lasted five years. But in re...
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John Lewis Announce Plans to Become a Residential Landlord
Mon 12th July 2021
High street store John Lewis has announced plans to enter the landlord market. ...
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Changes to EU Right to Rent Checks
Mon 28th June 2021
Now Britain has left the European Union, the government has announced changes to its right to rent immigration checks for EU nationals. ...
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Improve EPC Rating
Mon 14th June 2021
Property portal Rightmove is urging landlords and homeowners to take a closer look at the recommendations contained in their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) report. ...
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Notice Periods Set at Four Months Until September
Mon 24th May 2021
Landlords will need to give most tenants four months’ notice to vacate a property from 1 June - down from the current six months. ...
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Debt breathing space regulations
Mon 10th May 2021
Landlords are urged to get up to speed with the government’s new breathing space scheme, before attempting to seek possession of their properties. ...
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second home tax
Tue 4th May 2021
If you sell a second home or buy-to-let property, you will need to pay capital gains tax on the profits you make. New rules, which came into force from 6 April 2020, significa...
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London Mayoral Elections - Housing Policies
Mon 26th April 2021
With less than a fortnight until voters cast their ballots in the upcoming Mayoral elections on 6 May, what do the candidates have to say about housing - often the most pressi...
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Items left when moving house
Mon 12th April 2021
Moving day is a stressful business with plenty to do so it’s no surprise that some homebuyers leave items behind as they head for pastures new. The nature of these forgotten t...
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Oxford Street after lockdown
Mon 22nd March 2021
As people ponder how the world will look post-lockdown, mega retail destination Oxford Street is among the London areas likely to see major change. ...
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Mortgage guarantee scheme
Mon 8th March 2021
A new mortgage guarantee scheme, backed by the government, will help buyers with 5% deposits get a foot on the housing ladder, with loans available next month. The scheme was ...
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Stamp duty for 'live-in' buyers and buy-to-let buyers
Mon 1st March 2021
In this article, we look at some of the taxes involved in buying and selling a property in England. ...
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Buyers Undeterred by the End of the Stamp Duty Holiday
Mon 22nd February 2021
Buyers are still looking to move home, despite having little realistic prospect of meeting the stamp duty holiday deadline, according to a new report from property portal Righ...
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Mon 8th February 2021
Pets can no longer be automatically banned from rental properties, according to the new model tenancy agreement launched by the government. ...
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tenant requirements
Mon 25th January 2021
New data from property portal Zoopla has revealed the wish lists of people searching for a home to rent in 2021. ...
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What every landlord should know in 2021
Mon 11th January 2021
Last year was a tough one for us all - not least landlords. As many tenants struggled to pay their rent, landlords often bore the brunt; unable to proceed with evictions or ac...
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Cost of greener properties
Mon 21st December 2020
Landlords have been warned about the potential costs of making their properties compliant with future legislation to combat climate change. ...
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Mon 21st December 2020
Our offices will close for the holidays from 1pm on Thursday 24th December 2020...
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Wed 16th December 2020
Should you list your property before Christmas?...
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Property Review 2020
Mon 14th December 2020
2020 has been an unprecedented year, and the UK housing market has weathered many ups and downs. As we reflect on 2020, here are our most-read stories from the past 12 months....
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Spring housing boom
Mon 7th December 2020
The first quarter of 2021 could see 100,000 more sales than normal across the UK, as the mini housing boom continues. ...
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Housing Boom
Mon 7th December 2020
The first quarter of 2021 could see 100,000 more sales than normal across the UK, as the mini housing boom continues. ...
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Thu 5th November 2020
This means our offices are still open and we will continue to work hard to assist both customers and clients with their property needs....
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Estate agents have also reported a large increase in buyers looking for bigger properties with outdo
Tue 15th September 2020
Estate agents have also reported a large increase in buyers looking for bigger properties with outdoor space following lockdown. ...
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Here are two mediation services which might save you £'s if successful.
Mon 24th August 2020
New 6 month notice periods to be in place until at least 31 March 2021....
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The Law Commission also proposes moving to a new system, known as commonhold. This involves people o
Mon 10th August 2020
The Law Commission also proposes moving to a new system, known as commonhold. This involves people owning the freehold of their individual flat and managing the maintenance of...
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Temporary stamp duty exemption for properties under £500,000
Thu 9th July 2020
Temporary stamp duty exemption for properties under £500,000 ...
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We are writing to make you aware of important new regulations, the Electrical Safety Standards that
Mon 22nd June 2020
the Electrical Safety Standards that come into force on 1st July 2020. The regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and...
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Bank of England’s record low interest rates.
Thu 21st May 2020
homeowners, who remortgage now, could save £1000s, says Ideal Home magazine...
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Back to work in Central London (COVID-19 update)
Wed 13th May 2020
From today, in accordance with government instructions relating to COVID-19, the property market begins its considered return to normality....
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COVID-19 notice by Plaza Estates
Thu 26th March 2020
However, we are not closed for business, our teams will still be working remotely to deliver the same excellent level of service we have become renowned for over the past 48 y...
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Thu 19th March 2020
Our staff will only attend viewings if they feel 100% symptom-free and ask the same of any potential applicants....
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How to find the right tenants for your rental property
Thu 5th March 2020
While finding your dream tenant can't be guaranteed, there are simple steps you can take, and checks you can make, to ensure you know more about the person you’re letting to. ...
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New build homes have plenty of appeal for the would-be buy to let landlord, from shiny new fixtures
Wed 5th February 2020
But don’t be seduced by the surface gloss of a brand-new home - you need to approach your decision in a business-like way as any other UK property investment. ...
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tips for renovating a period property in central London
Thu 2nd January 2020
For major home renovations involving structural alterations, commissioning an architect would be a good move, they might have ideas you’d never thought of for improving your l...
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The Biggest London Property News Stories of 2019
Mon 23rd December 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, we look back on some of the biggest stories from London’s Property Market this year... ...
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Plaza Estates office photograph
Wed 18th December 2019
Our offices will close for the holidays from 1pm on Tuesday 24th December 2019...
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Mon 9th December 2019
Plaza Estates Marble Arch Sales Department have had a successful year! Sell your property with us!...
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Thu 21st November 2019
With over 40 years of experience in letting and selling in the prime central London residential market our advice on how to maximise on your property could be invaluable....
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Propertymark launches a manifesto for housing
Mon 11th November 2019
Propertymark has published its own ‘manifesto’ calling on the new Government to regulate and reform the housing sector....
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AUTUMN 2019 PROPERTY NEWS by Plaza Estates
Mon 21st October 2019
Sales & Lettings Market Comments Autumn 2019 by Plaza Estates...
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Tue 30th July 2019
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for JULY that we have selected....
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Selling you home
Mon 15th July 2019
Knowing who your ideal buyer is, and what the best offer for you is, will help you make an informed decision....
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Cover stars – free tribute festival comes to Paddington
Mon 24th June 2019
Paddington Covers is a small tribute band/artist festival based in a magical secret garden square in the heart of Paddington. It is for Pop and Rock music lovers throughout th...
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The Great Exhibition returns to South Kensington 2019
Fri 21st June 2019
During a weekend packed with events, it brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances. ...
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Thu 20th June 2019
I am pleased to report that we have seen a small flurry of new lettings across all price ranges since April, most notably, those properties that have undergone refurbishment, ...
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British Summer Time returns to Hyde Park 2019
Mon 10th June 2019
For 10 days, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time (BST), bringing the likes of Robbie Williams, Florence + the Machine, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder to...
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Thu 6th June 2019
PLEASE FIND BELOW A SELECTION OF RECENTLY LET PROPERTIES...
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Deduct mortgage expenses from rental income to reduce their tax bill.
Thu 4th April 2019
By April 2020, landlords will be unable to deduct mortgage expenses from rental income to reduce their tax bill. Instead ......
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Internal picture of The Porchester Pub in Bayswater
Thu 28th March 2019
London’s legendary pubs preserve the capital’s history and traditions, while also celebrating the latest trends in food and drinks....
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first London Dog Week launches
Mon 25th March 2019
First ever London Dog Week. Running from 24 March, the event brings together a range of curious pet-themed events at venues across London....
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Wed 20th March 2019
The uncertainty has an upside for the rental market as anyone unsure of what lies ahead may wish to rent in the interim period....
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London afternoon teas
Wed 6th March 2019
Anna Russell, Duchess of Bedford, first came up with this British tradition back in the 1800s, and London’s top hotels have specialised in afternoon tea pretty much ever since...
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Have a spring declutter
Mon 4th March 2019
For de-cluttering guru Marie Kondo, the trick is to go through your house systematically, sorting your items into categories. If any item doesn’t ‘spark joy’, it has to go ...
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Housing and Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire, said: “Tenants across the country should not b
Wed 20th February 2019
Housing and Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire, said: “Tenants across the country should not be stung by unexpected costs from agents or landlords....
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Mon 4th February 2019
Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty we are successfully selling properties which are priced correctly and would welcome the opportunity to be of service....
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London’s markets have it all
Tue 29th January 2019
From fabulous street cuisine to curiosities, latest fashions to arts and crafts, London’s markets have it all. ...
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Could 10 year fixed rate mortgages be the future?
Tue 22nd January 2019
When deciding whether to take out a 10-year fixed rate mortgage, think about three things......
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 first-time buyer sector is now more significant to the housing market than home movers or buy-to-le
Mon 21st January 2019
The lender claims that first-time buyers purchasing homes with a mortgage now represent half of the property market, the highest proportion in 23 years. ...
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Thu 17th January 2019
A bright and airy three double bedroom lateral apartment which has JUST been interior designed and refurbished to a very high standard, extending to 1,346 sq ft on the first f...
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Green children room in Central London
Tue 15th January 2019
Many families move away from central London to find additional room, within budget, and to enjoy ready access to green spaces...
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Cat and Dogs eating in a rented property
Fri 11th January 2019
Surveys show that around 70% of landlords don’t allow pets. Reasons cited include concern about damage, smells and noise, as well as a belief that some properties just aren’t ...
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Property blogs of 2018
Thu 10th January 2019
There’s been more to 2018 than Brexit, however, from the feel-good factor of May’s royal wedding to the budget announcements designed to increase the supply of new homes. ...
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Plaza Estates Property Managing Agent
Mon 7th January 2019
In a world where so much is done remotely, and information on just about any subject is at your fingertips, you might question the relevance of residential managing agents. Ye...
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Property investors are considered non-resident landlords if they spend more than six months living o
Thu 3rd January 2019
If you have been living outside the UK for more than six months in any tax year, and earn rental income in the UK, you must register, even if you are a UK citizen. ...
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Tue 18th December 2018
Our offices will close for the holidays from 6pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open at 9am Wednesday 2nd January 2019....
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Tue 11th December 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for DECEMBER that we have selected....
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Winter Wonderland at Hyde park night picture
Thu 29th November 2018
Since 2007, Hyde Park has played host to Winter Wonderland. Find out all about the new attractions for 2018 right here....
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Wed 28th November 2018
Your essential information for buying, selling or letting property in Central London...
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Mon 26th November 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for NOVEMBER 2018 that we have selected....
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Tue 13th November 2018
We provide cost effective prices for refurbishments in Central London with the help of our Teamwork, Experience & Efficiency :-)...
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Oxford Street Christmas lights 2018 officially switched on
Wed 7th November 2018
Oxford Street Christmas lights 2018 officially switched on...
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The Budget 2018 and what it means for London buyers
Mon 5th November 2018
Philip Hammond’s last Budget before Brexit he signaled the end of the long era of austerity, announcing income tax cuts and spending on the NHS, roads and social care....
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To give you a taste we wanted to share our MARKETING AWARD & BEST LETTING SERVICE that we won 1991 :
Thu 1st November 2018
1991 Marketing Award & Best Letting Service...
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Wed 31st October 2018
61 WALTON STREET LONDON SW3, refurbished, furnished and let by Plaza Estates’ Knightsbridge & Management Departments....
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The benefits of urban parks: Hyde Park
Mon 29th October 2018
London is 47% green space. This article looks at the benefits and economic value of urban parks, with London as the focus. ...
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How does improving transport infrastructure affects property values?
Thu 25th October 2018
What improvements are planned for London’s transport infrastructure and how might this impact property values in the capital?...
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Mon 22nd October 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for OCTOBER that we have selected....
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has been vocal about the need for changes to sta
Mon 22nd October 2018
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is calling on the government to make changes to stamp duty and council tax to incentivise downsizing and get the market mov...
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There is much to see, do and experience in London’s Hyde Park.
Thu 18th October 2018
A guide to Hyde Park. Local estate agent Plaza Estates looks at what there is to see, do and experience in London’s Hyde Park....
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Mon 15th October 2018
Your essential information for buying, selling or letting property in central London?...
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London is revealed as the world’s second most expensive city to buy a city centre flat in
Wed 3rd October 2018
New data shows the cost of buying city centre flats around the world, including in London....
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Mon 17th September 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for SEPTEMBER that we have selected....
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There is a premium price on properties located near top state secondary schools.
Mon 10th September 2018
Central London estate agent Plaza Estates looks at how property buyers pay more to live near top state secondary schools in London and elsewhere in the UK. ...
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You need a property inventory as part of a tenancy, and the inventory is beneficial for both landlor
Thu 6th September 2018
Do you need an inventory as part of a tenancy? This article explains the importance of having an inventory drawn up at the start and end of a tenancy. ...
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Mon 3rd September 2018
HOT PROPERTIES FOR AUGUST 2018...
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Thu 30th August 2018
Congratulations to our Management Department on the recent completion of a refurbishment of an Apartment in REGENTS PLAZA APARTMENTS...
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London’s W2 boasts Hyde Park, but it also has many attractive garden squares, including Porchester S
Tue 28th August 2018
A guide to the garden squares in London’s W2 area and a recommendation as to which five garden squares to visit. ...
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Wed 22nd August 2018
The Floating Market is opening at Paddington Central and will run from 29 August to 2 September 2018. The five-day event will see barges selling local gifts and produce, and m...
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking evidence on the current perfo
Tue 21st August 2018
The government has launched a consultation to find evidence on how EPCs are currently performing. The consultation is open until 19 October 2018. Have your say. ...
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Some insight on how to modernise a Victorian property
Mon 13th August 2018
Do you have plans to modernise a Victorian property in London? This article offers some tips and ideas on how to modernise a Victorian house. ...
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Building surveys are particularly appropriate for listed buildings, older buildings, or when renovat
Thu 26th July 2018
A building survey involves an extensive inspection of a property and is the best type of survey for listed buildings and older properties. This article explains what's include...
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Wed 25th July 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for JULY that we have selected....
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The grass in one of London's best-loved parks, Hyde Park, now resembles straw as a result of the pro
Fri 20th July 2018
Aerial photographs of Hyde Park and other green spaces in London show the extent of the dry grass conditions following the heatwave, which is set to continue into August....
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Fancy a little peace and quiet? Have a wander around The Wild West End Garden near Marble Arch.
Mon 9th July 2018
The Wild West End Garden, a gold medal-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden, has been recreated at a site close to Marble Arch. Designed to improve air quality and provide a...
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Tips for buying property in Paddington
Thu 28th June 2018
Planning to buy property in Paddington, W2? Whether you want to buy a primary residence or buy a property to let, find out more about Paddington and property through this buye...
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Discover storage ideas for small apartments
Tue 26th June 2018
Are you struggling to know how to introduce storage space into a small apartment? This article looks at ways to create space in small rental apartments, in both furnished and ...
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A new, large-scale sculpture is making waves on The Serpentine
Wed 20th June 2018
The latest sculpture by artist Christo, named The London Mastaba, is now floating in the middle of The Serpentine in Hyde Park. It is free to see and will remain in position u...
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Tue 19th June 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for JUNE that we have selected....
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The trees in Hyde Park have an amenity asset value of £173 million, a new report shows.
Mon 11th June 2018
Living near Hyde Park is no doubt something most of us would enjoy, but the pleasure Hyde Park and its trees give us has been confirmed. According to the arboricultural consul...
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Mon 11th June 2018
Your essential information for buying, selling or letting property in central London?...
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Homes sold for £2million or more over the last three months in prime London areas have seen prices r
Mon 4th June 2018
Homes sold over the last three months in prime London areas have seen prices rise by 3.2% when compared with the same period last year, and this applies to properties priced a...
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Which house survey is appropriate for your property?
Thu 31st May 2018
Which house survey should I have? Discover why a house survey is important and which one is the best for your property....
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What Bayswater has to offer for property buyers
Tue 29th May 2018
Buying a property in Bayswater? Or buying a property with a view to letting it out? This article offers insight on Bayswater, W2, and what the area has to offer....
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Fri 25th May 2018
MAY HOT PROPERTIES...
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The number of million-pound house sales peaked in the UK in 2017.
Tue 8th May 2018
London claims 57% of million-pound houses sales in 2017, as million-pound house sale numbers peaked in UK last year....
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A few historical facts about the Edgware Road.
Thu 3rd May 2018
Keen to learn more about the Edgware Road? Discover four little-known facts about the history of this road in central London....
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Mon 30th April 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for April that we have selected....
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Paddington is set to receive a boost with the opening of Crossrail (the Elizabeth Line).
Mon 23rd April 2018
Paddington is benefiting from Crossrail redevelopment and ongoing regeneration, which should enhance the area's appeal as a major residential destination. When the Elizabeth L...
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Growing interest in Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) for landlords
Thu 19th April 2018
More landlords are choosing to hold their properties within a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to minimise the impact of buy-to-let tax changes, while choosing to invest more in ...
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How central London landlords can attract corporate tenants
Tue 17th April 2018
Are you a landlord looking to attract corporate tenants? Here are ways landlords can attract lucrative and responsible corporate tenants....
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Spring in central London – what to see and do
Tue 10th April 2018
Find out what there is to see and do, and what events are happening in central London this Spring in April and May 2018....
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The UK's most expensive flat for sale, with a guide price of £4,950,000 is in London's Knightsbridge
Mon 9th April 2018
The UK's most expensive flat currently up for sale is in Knightsbridge, while according to Zoopla, 22% of flats priced at £1 million or more are in the Royal borough of Kensin...
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Wed 4th April 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for March that we have selected....
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Thu 29th March 2018
SPRING 2018 Market Comment...
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Landlords are being urged to make sure their rental properties meet the new standards being introduc
Thu 8th March 2018
Landlords are being reminded that by April 1st 2018 they will need to make sure their rental properties achieve at least an EPC rating of 'E' if they are to let them for new t...
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What are the pros and cons of basement conversions? It
Mon 5th March 2018
What are the pros and cons of basement conversions? This article looks at the positives and negatives of basement conversions and how popular they are among homeowners in cent...
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How is damp in properties identified?
Wed 28th February 2018
Cases of damp are common in the private rented sector. But for the information of tenants and landlords, how do you spot it, and how should it be dealt with?...
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Thu 22nd February 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for February that we have selected....
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The NLA is encouraging the government to support the role landlords and the PRS plays in housing, as
Thu 22nd February 2018
The National Landlords Association (NLA) is urging the government to support more the role which landlords and the wider private rented sector plays in the housing industry....
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The controversial Right to Rent scheme has been met with two legal challenges
Mon 12th February 2018
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has thrown its support behind two legal challenges to the government's Right to Rent scheme. If these challenges are successful, th...
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Will penthouse living be right for you?
Thu 8th February 2018
If you're planning to rent or buy a penthouse, here are a few things to consider before you do....
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How landlords can meet the growing expectations of tenants
Mon 5th February 2018
This article looks at what landlords can do to meet the growing expectations of their tenants....
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Asking rents in London rose at the end of 2017
Thu 1st February 2018
This article looks at rising asking rents in London, which rose in the last three months of 2017, a 1.2% increase on the same time the previous year. This is due to rental dem...
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Tue 23rd January 2018
Market Comments - Winter 2018 by Plaza Estates...
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Wed 17th January 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for the start of 2018 that we have selected....
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International interest in London prime market continues
Mon 8th January 2018
London's safe haven status continues, as data from the London Central Portfolio reveals investor activity from overseas buyers in the prime market was strong in the year 2016-...
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Thu 21st December 2017
Everyone at Plaza Estates would like to wish you Happy Holidays...
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Thu 21st December 2017
Central London Property experts Plaza Estates located in Knightsbridge and Marble Arch and established in 1972....
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Tip on how best to renovate a period property
Wed 20th December 2017
Estate agent Plaza Estates offers seven tips on how to renovate a period property in central London....
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Demand continues for smaller rental properties in London's prime market
Mon 18th December 2017
Rental growth has returned to the prime central London market, as demand for smaller rental properties continues....
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Fri 15th December 2017
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties that we have selected....
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Why sell or let your property through central London estate agent Plaza Est
Thu 14th December 2017
Why sell or let a property through Plaza Estates? This article explains what the benefits are of selling or letting your property through this central London estate agent....
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Transport for London announces Knightsbridge tube station will be step-free by 2020
Mon 11th December 2017
Knightsbridge tube station is currently undergoing renovation work and will be step-free by 2020....
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Why it pays to hire a good property solicitor when selling
Thu 23rd November 2017
This article explains why it pays to sometimes spend a little more for a good property solicitor when selling....
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Mon 20th November 2017
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties that we have selected....
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Recommend a new Tenant or Landlord to Plaza Estates and receive £100 or an equivalent Selfridges vou
Thu 16th November 2017
Successfully recommend a new Tenant or Landlord to Plaza Estates and receive £100 or an equivalent Selfridges voucher*...
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Thu 9th November 2017
Now is the perfect time to reap the rewards of the busy autumn market....
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Central London property market shows signs of recovery
Mon 6th November 2017
London Central Portfolio states that central London's property market is recovering following stamp duty increases....
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Thu 26th October 2017
Many have anticipated the signs that the pound could further improve, getting closer to its pre Brexit position....
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Common mistakes vendors make when selling their home
Mon 23rd October 2017
Are you selling your central London home? This article outlines five mistakes people make when selling their house....
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Benefits of Home Hot Tubs blog
Mon 16th October 2017
According to BISHTA, the trade body that represents the British and Irish Hot Tub and Swim Spa Industry, there are over 100,000 home hot tubs in the UK right now....
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Energy efficiency is a key issue for landlords as new standards are set to be brought in next April
Mon 9th October 2017
New energy efficiency standards are to be introduced in April 2018, as insurance company AXA says one in 20 rental properties will not meet the new standards unless changes ar...
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Ways to renovate your property to achieve a successful sale
Mon 2nd October 2017
This article outlines a few ways to renovate your house to achieve a more successful sale....
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How landlords can use smart home technology in their rental properties
Thu 28th September 2017
The smart home technology market has diversified considerably in recent years. Landlords who use smart home technology in their rental properties can reap the benefits and sav...
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Land Registry data reveals a fall in the number of buy-to-let investors in central London's prime ma
Tue 26th September 2017
The number of buy-to-let investors in central London's prime market is falling, while homebuyers account for 45% of all purchases...
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Mon 25th September 2017
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties that we have selected....
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British property prices set to rise by 50%
Fri 8th September 2017
According to online estate agent eMoov, average prices should rise to at least £347,757...
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Signs of recovery in Central London's prime market
Mon 4th September 2017
After a slower few years, Central London's prime property market is showing signs of recovery, with an increase in sales volumes....
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The calls to cut stamp duty are increasing
Tue 29th August 2017
Calls to either reduce or reverse stamp duty tax increases are growing, as industry insiders argue this would help get the market moving. ...
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5 reasons for selling to a cash buyer
Thu 24th August 2017
What are the pros and cons of selling your property to a cash buyer? This article lists five benefits of selling to a cash buyer....
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Famous past residents of Knightsbridge
Thu 17th August 2017
Who has called Knightsbridge home? We reveal the names of some of the most notable former Knightsbridge residents....
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Tenants in prime central London are increasingly choosing location over property size
Mon 7th August 2017
A growing preference for convenience and location over property size is helping to drive demand for 'micro-apartments' in London's prime market....
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Today's investors remain confident in the long-term health of the buyto- let property market.
Tue 25th July 2017
The majority of UK landlords still believe investing in property in the long-term is a worthwhile investment, despite tax changes....
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What to consider before buying a period property
Thu 20th July 2017
We have given you five things you should consider before you buy a period property....
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How to add value to your buy-to-let prior to selling it
Mon 17th July 2017
This article offers tips on how to add value to your buy-to-let property before you sell....
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New mortgage lending in prime London areas remains high despite Brexit
Wed 5th July 2017
Over £17billion in new mortgages was lent to buyers and investors in 2016 to buy property in prime London, despite concerns around Brexit....
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Investment in property best for building wealth
Fri 30th June 2017
New research from Key Retirement finds that investing in UK property is still the best way to build wealth in the long-term and ensure a comfortable retirement....
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What to ask before you buy a new-build property off-plan
Thu 22nd June 2017
If you're thinking of buying a new build property off-plan, there are certain things to know before you do. We list the questions you need to ask....
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We recommend six of the best bars in Knightsbridge
Mon 19th June 2017
Estate Agent Plaza Estates brings together six of the best bars in Knightsbridge....
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There is a rise in the number of property investors looking to expand their
Mon 12th June 2017
There has been an increase in the number of property investors....
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Flats have risen faster than all other property types in seven years
Tue 23rd May 2017
Flat prices have risen faster than any other property type over the last seven years, partly due to rapid rises in London....
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Our tips on managing your tax bill on buy-to-let property
Mon 22nd May 2017
If you're thinking of selling your buy-to-let property, there's no point in paying more tax than you need to. Here's some tips on how to reduce your tax bill....
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A look at the letting fees ban for tenants
Wed 17th May 2017
Central London estate agent Plaza Estates takes a closer look at the letting fees ban for tenants in more detail....
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10 top ranking universities in London
Tue 16th May 2017
Find why the top 10 ranking universities in London, such as LSE, UCL and Imperial College, attract a high number of international students. ...
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Investec's new BTL mortgages range is intended to appeal to high net worth individuals looking to in
Thu 11th May 2017
Investec has launched a new BTL mortgage range, which is intended to appeal to high net worth borrowers looking to invest in London's prime market....
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Image Title / Image Tag: Rental values are slowing as a result of stamp duty increases affecting buy
Tue 9th May 2017
Central London has seen rental growth halve since the introduction of the extra 3% stamp duty surcharge....
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The Housing White Paper 2017 – what landlords should know
Thu 27th April 2017
We take a look at the 2017 Housing White Paper and highlight what landlords should know....
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Higher stamp duty on high-end London property is offset by slowing price growth
Wed 19th April 2017
Slow price growth offsets cost of higher stamp duty for London investors and second home buyers looking for high-value homes....
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We recommend five places to enjoy a meal in Knightsbridge
Tue 4th April 2017
Dining is something we do regularly. Sometimes it helps to have a little guidance as to where to eat. When in Knightsbridge, you might want to try one of these restaurants....
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Mon 13th March 2017
Estate agent Plaza Estates looks at what the 2017 Spring Budget means for buyers and buy-to-let investors in central London....
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The number of foreign millionaires investing in prime London has increased as a result of the weak p
Wed 8th March 2017
The weak pound against the strong dollar has triggered an increase in enquiries and sales from wealthy foreign investors in the prime London market....
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Post-Brexit, flexible tenancies can benefit landlords and tenants
Thu 2nd March 2017
How flexible tenancies will benefit landlords and tenants in post-Brexit London....
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Tue 28th February 2017
We invite you to view some of the well priced new instructions Plaza Estates have taken on this month....
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Tenants could face rent rises due to changes affecting the sector
Wed 22nd February 2017
Tax changes affecting the buy-to-let market may lead to fewer properties available to rent, potentially driving up rents....
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The Marble Arch monument in London's Mayfair was designed by architect John Nash
Tue 14th February 2017
Learn more about Marble Arch and what there is to see and do nearby....
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Dramatic house prices rises have been identified in areas close to the Crossrail route
Tue 7th February 2017
Houses prices in areas close to Crossrail stations have increased dramatically since the project was first announced....
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3 types of home buyer survey
Thu 2nd February 2017
Buying a home in London? Our home buyer survey guide explains the differences between a Condition Report, HomeBuyer Report and a Building Survey....
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Why you should be investing in London's central area
Mon 30th January 2017
Why central London is still one of the best parts of the capital in which to invest in property....
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Plaza Estates Fabric Magazine December Advert
Fri 27th January 2017
Plaza Estates December Advert in the Fabric Magazine...
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London's world-famous Burlington Arcade up for sale
Thu 26th January 2017
The Burlington Arcade, Mayfair's luxury shopping promenade, is up for sale and could fetch £400m....
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Thu 26th January 2017
We invite you to view some of the well priced new instructions Plaza Estates have taken on since the start of the New Year....
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Top chef Tom Kerridge new Knightsbridge restaurant
Thu 26th January 2017
Favourite TV chef Tom Kerridge plans to open first London restaurant next year in luxury Knightsbridge hotel....
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Wed 25th January 2017
E-Newsletter - Sales Market Comment Winter 2016/17...
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Mon 16th January 2017
Perhaps we can tempt you with a new home for 2017. We have a wide range of rental properties in the best addresses in Central London....
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Buying apartments in Central London
Mon 16th January 2017
When buying an apartment in Central London, there are certain things to think about. We outline a few in this article....
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Sell or let out Paddington property
Thu 12th January 2017
Is it better to sell or rent out my home in Paddington? Here, we look at the taxes payable when selling a rental property....
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The impact of the night tube on Marble Arch
Tue 10th January 2017
Why the night tube will benefit Marble Arch and local property....
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Losing buy-to-let tax relief is a key concern for landlords this year
Mon 9th January 2017
UK landlords' main wish for 2017 is for the government to scrap plans to remove buy-to-let tax relief....
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Swapping Central London for rural life
Tue 3rd January 2017
If you are considering cashing in on the value of your Central London home and moving to the country, here are a few things to consider....
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Everyone at Plaza Estates would like to wish you Happy Holidays
Thu 22nd December 2016
Everyone at Plaza Estates would like to wish you Happy Holidays...
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Our look back at the 2016 property market
Wed 21st December 2016
We offer up an overview of what's happened in property this year, focusing on our local market....
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Fewer rental properties will hike up rents for tenants
Tue 20th December 2016
Over half of UK letting agents expect rent rises in 2017 due to fewer new rental properties as a result of tax changes, stamp duty hikes and a ban on letting agents' fees for ...
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UK House Prices
Tue 13th December 2016
How much is your central London home worth? The latest UK House Price Index reveals the value of all sold property. ...
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Property price boost around London's Paddington Station
Mon 12th December 2016
How continued investment in Paddington Station's transport links has affected property prices in the area....
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buy to let investors face income tax trap
Thu 8th December 2016
Why profits from the sale of rental homes in Central London will be subject to income tax rather than capital gains tax. ...
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London looks attractive to Middle East investors
Tue 6th December 2016
Brexit opens window of opportunity in London for property investors from the Middle East and Asia....
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International investors in market for central London property
Mon 5th December 2016
Investors from Asia and the Middle East snap up central London property after pound falls in value following Britain’s vote to leave the EU...
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Land Registry sale
Tue 29th November 2016
Why the Land Registry’s sell-off has been put on hold but landlords face paying more tax on the profit made from selling an investment property...
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October sees the biggest national monthly house price rises since March
Thu 17th November 2016
October sees the biggest national monthly house price rises since March...
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Thu 23rd April 2015
We do not generally shout about our success. Fiona Guthrie comments "Perhaps we should blow our own trumpet a bit more. We rented out Tony Blair's house in W2 when he was Prim...
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Mon 26th January 2015
We have reviewed our overall digital strategy and firmly believe that OnTheMarket.com will rapidly become a major player in the market and a “must view” destination for seriou...
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