You & Yours – 14th Sept 2017

You & Yours – 14th Sept 2017

Frustrated Marco Nardi has had to reduce his asking price for his Kensington home by £1m. What does this mean for the wider market asks the lovely Shari Vahl on You & Yours and for those renting too? Marco’s home was on the market first with Chesterton at £4.75m but is now being offered for sale by Knight Frank.  

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The Leasehold Scandal

The Leasehold Scandal

After much hard work and pressure from the likes of Sebastian o’Kelly and others the scandal of leasehold houses and the abuse of the system has caught the public attention. Speeches by Peter Bottomley in the House of Commons and newspaper articles have all shown the worst excesses and there have been a lot of case studies that have come forward to highlight the issue. […]

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Ten years of commentary

Ten years of commentary

It was a slow New Year when the FT filled a valuable space on page 3 with my musings on the state of the market that led to my first interview in January 2007 on the Today program. Through the Credit Crunch, the coalition Government, three General Elections, Autumn Statements, Budgets, changes to tax, the introduction of Help to Buy I’ve been invited to comment […]

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A new property recession?

A new property recession?

Writing in The Times yesterday Tom Knowles pondered the state of the housing market as we head into the Election next week. He was kind enough to include a comment from me as well as some reaction from the likes of Johnny Morris, head of research at Countrywide and Bricks & Mortar editor Anne Ashworth. As always, it’s never easy (or sensible) to generalise about the […]

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Help to Buy

Help to Buy

Research published this weekend has shown that 4000 households using Help to Buy earned over £100,000 and that some 20,000 were not first time buyers. This follows some more detailed work undertaken by BBC News itself in February which showed that just 10 homes had been purchased in Hammersmith & Fulham under the scheme which between them had cost £1.9m. The media was very keen to […]

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Today program – 8th Dec 2016

Today program – 8th Dec 2016
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You & Yours – 21st Nov 2016 – Are landlords being persecuted?

You & Yours – 21st Nov 2016 – Are landlords being persecuted?
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An listener writes..

An listener writes..

One of the pluses of radio is the instant reaction one can get as listeners respond – usually of course to enquire why the broadcaster has invited me on! After a 15 minute chat with Vanessa Feltz on BBC London this charming response from an agent who had been listening in.  

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Wake up to Money 16th Nov 2016 – The Redfern Review

Wake up to Money 16th Nov 2016 – The Redfern Review
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BBC London 15th Nov 2016 – Calls to amend Stamp Duty

BBC London 15th Nov 2016 – Calls to amend Stamp Duty
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