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Tue 5 Feb 2019
Having recently introduced the stamp duty surcharge on second homes, the government is also planning changes to capital gains tax. These will come into force in 2020.
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Mon 4 Feb 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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Tue 29 Jan 2019
From fabulous street cuisine to curiosities, latest fashions to arts and crafts, London’s markets have it all.
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Mon 28 Jan 2019
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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Tue 22 Jan 2019
When deciding whether to take out a 10-year fixed rate mortgage, think about three things...
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Mon 21 Jan 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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Plaza Estates Magazine Ads
Thu 17 Jan 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 floor of this prestigious small portered block.
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Tue 15 Jan 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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Fri 11 Jan 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 suitable.
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Thu 10 Jan 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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Mon 7 Jan 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. Yet to the property industry they perform a vital role
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Thu 3 Jan 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 18 Dec 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 11 Dec 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for DECEMBER that we have selected.
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Market Comment
Tue 4 Dec 2018
On a £2 million property used as a second home and sold after five years they would face taxes worth around 13% of the property’s value. This compares with almost 35% in Vancouver, 32% in Hong Kong and almost 25% in Singapore.
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Thu 29 Nov 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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Market Comment
Thu 29 Nov 2018
Many landlords have taken on board the advice to refurbish so as to ensure their property stands out and lets well even in a slower market. We have carried out a number of refurbishments recently with excellent results, letting the properties quickly for higher rents and to quality tenants.
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Wed 28 Nov 2018
Your essential information for buying, selling or letting property in Central London
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Mon 26 Nov 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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Mon 26 Nov 2018
Shops on Beauchamp Place are hosting a special Christmas shopping day on 5th December. Do pop in and see us for a very warm welcome, a glass of fizz and festive cheer. We would love to see you in our office @ 34 Beauchamp Place.
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Tue 13 Nov 2018
We provide cost effective prices for refurbishments in Central London with the help of our Teamwork, Experience & Efficiency :-)
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Wed 7 Nov 2018
Oxford Street Christmas lights 2018 officially switched on
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Mon 5 Nov 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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Thu 1 Nov 2018
1991 Marketing Award & Best Letting Service
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Wed 31 Oct 2018
61 WALTON STREET LONDON SW3, refurbished, furnished and let by Plaza Estates’ Knightsbridge & Management Departments.
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Mon 29 Oct 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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Thu 25 Oct 2018
What improvements are planned for London’s transport infrastructure and how might this impact property values in the capital?
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Market Comment
Mon 22 Oct 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for OCTOBER that we have selected.
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Blog
Mon 22 Oct 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 moving.
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Thu 18 Oct 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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Wed 17 Oct 2018
Insights for landlords in London about renting property to international students.
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Market Comment
Mon 15 Oct 2018
Your essential information for buying, selling or letting property in central London?
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Mon 8 Oct 2018
More proactive investors will take the opportunity to invest in one of the worlds essential and most important capital cities, where trade and investment will take place in any environment.
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Mon 8 Oct 2018
The bursts of activity make up for the quieter months in the lettings market and we do our utmost to guide our landlords on making the right decisions at the right time
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Wed 3 Oct 2018
New data shows the cost of buying city centre flats around the world, including in London.
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Mon 17 Sep 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for SEPTEMBER that we have selected.
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Mon 10 Sep 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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Thu 6 Sep 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 3 Sep 2018
HOT PROPERTIES FOR AUGUST 2018
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Thu 30 Aug 2018
Congratulations to our Management Department on the recent completion of a refurbishment of an Apartment in REGENTS PLAZA APARTMENTS
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Tue 28 Aug 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 22 Aug 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 market stalls open along the towpath.
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Tue 21 Aug 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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Mon 13 Aug 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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Thu 26 Jul 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 included in a building survey.
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Wed 25 Jul 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for JULY that we have selected.
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Fri 20 Jul 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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Mon 9 Jul 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 sanctuary for residents and West End visitors, the garden is a green oasis in central London.
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Thu 28 Jun 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 buyer's guide to Paddington.
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Tue 26 Jun 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 unfurnished properties.
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Contributors
Danielle Thirsk Blogger
Lettings Manager (Marble Arch)
Lettings Manager (Marble Arch)
After graduating from Loughborough University I felt the bright lights of London calling me. Looking for work where I would be dealing with people and no two days were going to be the same, estate agency seemed the perfect fit. After beginning as a sales negotiator in the Battersea and Clapham area of South West London, I quickly realised that I had found the job that was going to become my career. Three successful years later, the challenge of Prime Central London called. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to answer it with Plaza Estates, a well-established, family-run business that instantly made me feel welcome. I am honoured to have been internally recruited to the post of Lettings Manager. My focus is always on relationships, be that nurturing those that are already well-established, or investing whatever it takes to build strong, enduring new ones. Complete client satisfaction is my goal and I welcome the opportunity to provide any assistance you may require.
Anthony Irving Blogger
Sales Manager (Marble Arch)
I joined Plaza Estates in August 2007 having started in Estate Agency from the age of seventeen, working in the West London area. I had always wanted to work in Prime Central London and when the opportunity arose at Plaza Estates I jumped at the chance. Starting as a sales negotiator I quickly adapted to working in such a wonderful and diverse area, meeting clients and buyers from all over the world. In 2013 I became the sales manager. Going the extra mile to provide the best possible service is something I strongly believe in and I am always happy to be of assistance in any way I can.
Fiona Guthrie Blogger
Lettings Director

When I arrived for my interview at Plaza back in 1985, I was immediately struck by the hub of activity - it felt like a City trading floor. Not like the other rather sleepy agents I had also been to see. Plaza was serious about its Lettings Department and did not consider lettings to be 'second fiddle' to sales. I liked that. I trained under a fabulous manager and we opened the Knightsbridge office in October 1985. I became manager 2 years later. The business has grown considerably since then. I have built up the department drawing on experience gained from my previous marketing and advertising background and using my principles of professionalism, service, honesty and hard work. Many clients have been with us for over 20 years and we continue to enjoy trust and respect for each other. Lettings has always been a legal minefield and I work hard to ensure that I am knowledgeable of the changes in the law and able to give sound advice. I was rather chuffed to achieve the top marks in the country for the industry legal exam. The internet has changed our business enormously. The technology we have now is incredible - it's another world compared to the old days. I still believe in my old fashioned principles

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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.

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Eitan Fox Plaza Estates Director
Sales Director - [email protected]

Sales Director (Knightsbridge)

I started at Plaza Estates in 1986. Eleven years were spent successfully running the Marble Arch office. Subsequently, I was asked to take on the exciting challenge of running the Sales Department in our Knightsbridge office. I have built an experienced team with the ethos that local knowledge, hard work and professional service will always provide success to our clients. With ever changing technology of which Plaza Estates are at the cutting edge of, I have often been asked, with over 30 years in the business, how I retain my enthusiasm? I am delighted to say many of our multi million pound clients are genuinely my friends and I have a great passion for people. My staff and I never forget that this challenging industry ultimately is a 'Peoples Business'. Therefore I would welcome the opportunity to help you with your property needs and hope you will allow our fully equipped and motivated team to provide you with their professional assistance.

Offices at

Marble Arch
29 Edgware Road
London
W2 2JE
f: 020-7258-3090
Knightsbridge
34 Beauchamp Place
London
SW3 1NU
f: 020-7581-7005