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Last year's stamp duty increase has reduced annual prime central London sales volumes by 15%, according to Knight Frank. In the 2012 Budget, chancellor George Osborne announced that stamp duty on homes sold at a price over £2m would increase from 5% to 7% with immediate effect.
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The launch of flats at Battersea Power Station in London helped push new home registrations in the new year up nearly 30% compared with the same period last year.
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Research from Cluttons shows bankers’ pay cuts are hitting the luxury homes market in central London.
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Hotel investment volumes reached €8.5bn (£7.3m) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa last year - a 4% decline on 2011. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, the most liquid market was once again the UK with €2.3bn (£1.9bn) of hotels transacted followed by France at €1.7bn (£1.5bn) and Germany at €1.2bn (£1bn).
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Overseas investors will continue to seek large office stock in the capital, tempted by the West End having the strongest five-year office rental growth outlook in Europe, minus the City. As well as core West End offices, foreign demand for high-quality retail assets will remain strong, with rising interest from countries such as Japan, Jones Lang LaSalle said in a West End report.
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New PwC and Local Data Company intelligence shows stores are disappearing from UK high streets at record rates.
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All but four of London’s Boroughs are likely to seek an exemption from new rules making it easier for developers to convert offices into homes. Just Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Croydon and Kingston are unlikely to seek an exemption, according to research by CBRE.
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Rents in cheaper areas of the West End could grow 30-50% in the next few years, Savills has predicted.
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London’s title of most expensive city for office rental has been restored, a Cushman & Wakefield report reveals.
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The RICS believes home repossessions could potentially drop below 30,000 this year.
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A leading European lender has castigated the UK property sector's belief that "it has a divine right to have cheap debt at its fingertips".
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Returns for all UK property were largely unchanged at the end of January, according to the latest monthly index from CBRE.
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Hammerson has published research with retail consultancy Conlumino indicating the total number of UK shops will fall 10% by 2020.
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Instant has published research showing the serviced office sector in emerging markets is set to significantly expand.
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Knight Frank has reported that £13.8bn of offices changed hands last year in central London, up from £9.6bn in 2011.
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For the first time in history London's vacancy rate did not increase during a recession, according to Knight Frank's analysis of the capital's property market in 2012.
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Allegra Strategies has floated the possibility that the number of coffee shops could one day match the number of pubs.
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Real estate and construction are leading the way out of recession, according the latest Begbies Traynor figures on the financial health of the UK.
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Real estate loan sales in Europe will increase to more than €25bn (£21.3bn) this year, according to research released by Cushman & Wakefield.
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Surveyors have predicted further falls in rental values, the RICS’ latest snapshot indicates.
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