Black's Property Blog

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

Under 100 days to the general election on May 7th - the starting gun has fired - and nothing has happened...

Under 100 days to the general election on May 7th - the starting gun has fired - and nothing has happened...

by Adrian Black, Thursday 29 January 2015

The election will be upon us much sooner than we know. It’s really interesting that the 100 day countdown arrived thi...

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Is Mansion Tax going to morph to a tenant tax?

Is Mansion Tax going to morph to a tenant tax?

by Adrian Black, Thursday 22 January 2015

Just a simple observation that tenants pay council tax.  If the bands of council tax are changed or the amounts payab...

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Swiss abandon Euro exchange rate cap

Swiss abandon Euro exchange rate cap

by Adrian Black, Friday 16 January 2015

Much more financial instability and the pressures continue to lead to cracks opening in the financial system.  We all...

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As predicted, spend on London property has fallen sharply - perhaps by a half, possibly more

As predicted, spend on London property has fallen sharply - perhaps by a half, possibly more

by Adrian Black, Thursday 08 January 2015

The latest Land Registry information analysed for west prime central London property market shows a very sharp drop i...

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Average sold prices drop

Average sold prices drop

by Adrian Black, Thursday 18 December 2014

Average sold prices have been dropping in our London areas since peaking in July (see the graphic below, the data is ...

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West Prime Central London Property Market Is Categorising

West Prime Central London Property Market Is Categorising

by Adrian Black, Thursday 11 December 2014

West prime central London property market is categorising - as we predicted in the 2014 Q3 issue of YOUIQ. Read the f...

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Autumn Statement - more tax on London property

Autumn Statement - more tax on London property

by Adrian Black, Thursday 04 December 2014

As we predicted the tax take rates on London property is increasing and I also expect it will increase further - also...

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Understanding the value of stock

Understanding the value of stock

by Adrian Black, Thursday 27 November 2014

If the value of housing stock has soared by £630bn in a year and new build is still very modest then there has to be ...

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