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Adrian Black delivers critical property market insights and the influences, behaviour and money driving them.

Future of Estate Agency - Improved Service, Higher Individual Earnings And Lower Fees Paid By Vendors

Future of Estate Agency - Improved Service, Higher Individual Earnings And Lower Fees Paid By Vendors

by Adrian Black, Tuesday 08 November 2016

In this blog I explain how estate agency will be rearchitected resulting in the delivery of an Improved Service, High...

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London Property - Uncertain Times

London Property - Uncertain Times

by Adrian Black, Monday 27 June 2016

The vote for BREXIT came as a great shock to many – especially in London and the resulting political upheaval has led...

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Demystifying lease extensions and buying a share of freehold

Demystifying lease extensions and buying a share of freehold

by Adrian Black, Friday 20 May 2016

  We often get asked how the length of a lease can affect the value of a property. It is a pretty well defined det...

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Predictions for the coming year

Predictions for the coming year

by Adrian Black, Wednesday 13 January 2016

First of all a happy and healthy 2016 to all. Let’s look back a little, to YOUiq Q1 2015 www.youiq.co.uk.  We pred...

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Resi West PCL price rises - expect government to try to increase tax take from Offshore Companies including: ATED, stamp, inheritance, voids etc.

Resi West PCL price rises - expect government to try to increase tax take from Offshore Companies including: ATED, stamp, inheritance, voids etc.

by Adrian Black, Wednesday 14 October 2015

Offshore company tax efficiency and confidentiality opportunities (perfectly legal) have attracted investment in West...

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Stamp tax reduction needs to happen at the same time or after a big focus on anti money laundering

Stamp tax reduction needs to happen at the same time or after a big focus on anti money laundering

by Adrian Black, Friday 11 September 2015

The calls for stamp tax reduction are getting louder (highlighted by us in previous blog articles here and

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Property Price Changes; separate new build data to get the clear picture

Property Price Changes; separate new build data to get the clear picture

by Adrian Black, Thursday 03 September 2015

We have touched on the masking effect of new build on average property prices when analysing property price trends be...

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Is a luxury new build flat in London a “bank with benefits” to international Ultra High Net Worths ‘UHNW’?

Is a luxury new build flat in London a “bank with benefits” to international Ultra High Net Worths ‘UHNW’?

by Adrian Black, Thursday 03 September 2015

New build prices are reaching the stratosphere and so we thought it worthwhile to offer a perspective. Some very c...

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