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Lease extensions: Why an online calculator may not be the best option

Steven Harding

Of all residential dwellings in England nearly one in five properties (18%) are leasehold . This equates to 4.2m homes where the leaseholder is the owner of a diminishing asset. The scale of leasehold is even more exaggerated in London where …

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Is the Mayor’s new London Plan a bold vision or pipe dream?

John East

The build up to Sadiq Khan’s revised London Plan suggested we should expect a truly bold and radical vision for house building in the capital. In the end, the bullet his announcement was supposed to deliver turned out to be made of tin rather …

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Hoops to house prices: how basketball helped my property career

Daniel Montaque

As a kid, all I wanted in life was to be was a professional in the NBA. I ate, slept and breathed basketball and every day I would spend hours at the Crystal Palace Arena trying to emulate my heroes. I had talent; playing originally for London …

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Anyone for tennis?

In house team

As the Wimbledon tennis tournament gets underway and south west London enjoys its annual influx of tourists and celebrities alike, we take you through the advantages of living near a lawn tennis club.   One of the most notable advantages …

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Where next for housing policy?

In house team

London needs nearly 50,000 net new homes every year to meet the demand of a growing population. However, in the year to March 2016, the number of net new homes in the Capital was just 30,390 – 28% below the required number. Over the last …

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