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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 Prime Central London “PCL” residential properties and have been a significant factor in driving price rises. The graph below plots spend on West PCL residential property for those transactions reported at the Land Registry and for data available for offshore

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Conservative Party housing policies

Conservative Party housing policies

by Adrian Black, Thursday 21 May 2015

Let’s see how many of the promised housing policies are introduced and how quickly, particularly the £1bn for building on Brownfield sites. I wish we would build on a small amount of marginal greenbelt / greenfield too; it would get enjoyed more as the property owners would use it as a garden rather than it just being laid to virtual waste as a low value field.

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Budgets, Balancing, Asset Sales, Home Building, the Green Belt and House Prices

Budgets, Balancing, Asset Sales, Home Building, the Green Belt and House Prices

by Adrian Black, Thursday 19 March 2015

There is a lot in the title, but it’s all important to consider when projecting the future of the housing market. Budgets, as we all know, are balancing acts. And at the moment all political nous is focussed at getting more vote support for the upcoming election. The Help-to-Buy ISA is another potential £3,000 free boost to a buyer’s deposit - it will b

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It's not deleverage - it's releverage times 1.4 and some of this cash has fuelled the London property boom

It's not deleverage - it's releverage times 1.4 and some of this cash has fuelled the London property boom

by Adrian Black, Thursday 05 February 2015

Very interesting article today on the BBC based on reseach by McKinsey regarding debt growth since 2007 – it’s not surprising that a lot of the cash arising from this has found its way to buying London properties. Key points According to a new study by the influential consultancy McKinsey Global Institute, global debt has grown by $5

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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 know that the Euro is somewhat artificial and that much of the economics and economies that support it are opaque and probably have much larger deficits than are reported. So, although the UK has a huge and growing cumulative deficit, it is a standalone deficit, economy and

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Wow, what a day for politics - what will be the impact on property?

Wow, what a day for politics - what will be the impact on property?

by Adrian Black, Tuesday 27 May 2014

In a nutshell - BIG uncertainty ! It is over 100 years since a national election has been won by a party other than the Conservatives and Labour. This election proved to me that people doubt that > Labour can manage the economy > The Conservatives can read the mood of the country (although Cameron has held a European reform positi

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