Best places in London to purchase a buy-to-let during the stamp duty holiday

  With many permanent London residents choosing to house-hunt elsewhere post lockdown, house prices in London have fallen despite the national market boom. However, lower house prices in the capital is far from bad news. Combined with the stamp duty holiday until March 2021, that has just under six months left at the time this … Continued

Four post-lockdown property trends in London

  As the property market begins to gain momentum as lockdown measures are eased, here are four key trends that we anticipate to see over the coming months.   A boom in people buying – particularly properties under £500k   Following the announcement from Chancellor Rishi Sunak that all buyers in the UK will be … Continued

The Future of the Commercial Property Market | London Building Surveyors

The impacts of Covid-19 on the London commercial property market are yet to be full understood. While many people have been able to work from home over the past few months, offices are now beginning to reopen, and employees are slowly starting to filter back in, as are shops, – albeit in very different environments … Continued

Navigating the London property market post Covid-19 – London Building Surveyors

After months of suspension, England’s property market is finally open again, following the government’s recent announcement that estate agents can reopen and house viewings and appraisals can resume. Up until now, house viewings have been strictly virtual, something, which like much of the ‘new normal’, has taken some getting used to. Virtual viewings have been … Continued

The impact of COVID-19 on the London Property Market

As the world faces unprecedented circumstances and the UK enters an indefinite period of uncertainty, people are anxious to know how the seemingly invincible London property market will hold up. While reports suggest that naturally the market will slow over the coming months, there are some signs of assurance. London House Viewings As the UK … Continued

Post-election housing surge in London dubbed the ‘Boris Bounce’

22% increase in agreed sales in London since the general election. The recently published RICS Residential Market Survey has revealed that after months of political uncertainty and the loom of Brexit, the housing market, particularly in London, is finally showing positive signs. The change in behaviour arrives in the wake of the general election, and … Continued

Riba Excellence in Architecture 2019 Stirling Prize winner confirmed.

Leading on from last month’s blog RIBA Excellence in Architecture – 2019 Stirling Prize Shortlist the winner has now been formally announced. First place was awarded to Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley . The project is a major development of new council-owned energy efficient homes in Norwich and is one of the … Continued

RIBA Excellence in Architecture – 2019 Stirling Prize Shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has recently announced the shortlist for its prestigious 2019 Stirling Prize. This British prize is awarded for excellence in architecture and is named after the architect James Stirling. It is the highest profile architectural award in British culture making even being shortlisted a huge achievement. The six projects … Continued