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Political journalists and commentators have recently been suggesting that the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, may introduce increased stamp duty charges on buy-to-let properties in the forthcoming Autumn Budget set for delivery in November this year. Government insiders suggest the possibility is credible and there is some substance to the rumours. Opposition within the housing market has […]

Location: Baskerville Road, London SW18 3RS Date: Saturday 5th May 2018 Time: 11:00 – 15:00   You are warmly welcome to attend our open house event being held at Baskerville Road, London SW18 3RSon Saturday 5th May 2018. Open house commences at 11am and concludes around 3pm.   About the Property     Baskerville Road […]

Location: 98 Wrentham Avenue, London, NW10 3HG Date: Saturday 28th April 2018 Time: 11:00 – 15:00   You are warmly welcome to attend our open house event being held at 98 Wrentham Avenue, London, NW10 3HG on Saturday 28th April 2018. Open house commences at 11am and concludes around 3pm.   About the Property   […]

At Walton Estates, we have seen an encouraging start to the year. Viewing activity has increased with several of our properties going under offer including a penthouse in Islington at over £3 million, a flat in Pimlico and a three bed flat in Chelsea. Other properties which have been on the market for some time […]

The London borough of Merton has seen the biggest price rise in London over the past year. The borough, located in South West London and including Wimbledon and Mitcham has seen an overall price rise of 9.8% from December 2016 to December 2017. The average price of a house in the area is now £534,000. […]

January 2018 saw a surprise uptick in UK house prices with a 3.2% rise within the period, which is now at a 10 month high. The average house price in the UK reached £211,756 according to data from Nationwide. This represents the highest average value ever recorded by the Building Society. The suggestion is that […]

Probably the most frequent question we are asked is; When will the government reform the penal Stamp Duty rates applicable to property purchases which has caused a plunge in the level of transactions and property activity across the country? The short answer is, not for a long time. Especially, given that Stamp Duty revenues have […]

A recent survey conducted by Z/Yen global finance centres index puts London firmly in the top spot of world financial centres. Extending its lead over closest rival, New York, to remain and indeed cement its position is the world’s most attractive financial centre. The gap between London and New York is the widest it has […]

Location: 33 Geraldine Road, London SW18 2NR Date: Saturday 4th November 2017 Time: 11:00 – 15:00 You are warmly welcome to attend our open house event being held at 33 Geraldine Road, London SW18 2NR on Saturday 4th November 2017. Open house commences at 11am and concludes around 3pm. ABOUT THE PROPERTY   £2,000,000 Wandsworth 5 […]

Location: 1 Lambourn Road, Clapham, SW4 0LX Date: Saturday 7th October 2017 Time: 10:00 – 15:00 You are warmly welcome to attend our open house event being held at 1 Lambourn Road, Clapham, SW4 0LX on Saturday 7th October 2017. Open house commences at 10am and concludes around 3pm. About the Property £1,700,000 Clapham, Wandsworth 4 […]

Market Update: Stamp duty receipts sharply higher despite fall in transactions. Market resilient. Average UK property prices rise.   Prime Central London property offers a safe haven asset class, attractive yields versus cash, the opportunity for long term capital growth at a significantly lower price point than in recent years and at a very substantial […]

Rightmove survey shows 4.6% rise in house sales compared with the month of the EU referendum, while the sum of 2017 sales is on a par with the year before. The UK housing market is shrugging off concerns in the wider economy following the Brexit vote, compounding problems for many first-time buyers still wrestling with the strongest […]

‘Landlord tax’ stamp duty changes raise £2bn a year from buy-to-let and second home owners – double the amount expected. The Government’s stamp duty changes are raising twice as much money from home buyers as initially expected, HMRC figures show. Analysis by accounting firm Blick Rothenberg shows that the Treasury has so far pocketed as much […]

An overhaul of stamp duty rates two years ago has made almost no difference to the sale of homes costing more than £1 million, despite such transactions becoming significantly more expensive, according to latest figures. The total number of sales above £1 million fell by 9 per cent in the 12 months to June compared […]

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