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Mansion Tax is Really a Prime Central London Tax

Mansion Tax is Really a Prime Central London Tax

by Adrian Black, Monday 30 June 2014

Reporting of mansion tax and political focus continues.  I estimate with a broad back of the envelope calculation covering our focus areas (see below) that the total mansion tax payable in these focus areas will be roughly £400m per annum.  Given that the total mansion tax payable is estimated to be between £1.2bn and £2bn per annum (depending on whose

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More help to supply support

More help to supply support

by Adrian Black, Friday 27 June 2014

Really good article by Samuel Brittain in the FT on 19th June supporting building on a small part of the greenbelt http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/06b74300-efed-11e3-a943-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz35pwM0ch7 He also referenced a comment by Prof Paul Cheshire  in the London School of Econ

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It's not surprising that Prime Central London prices are leveling at best

It's not surprising that Prime Central London prices are leveling at best

by Adrian Black, Tuesday 17 June 2014

We track activity in all sorts of interesting and thorough ways - as you will have seen with our recent YOUIQ publication. In case you did not get a copy of YOUIQ you can also read it here; http://www.youhome.co.uk/brochure/YOUIQ_june_issue_2014.pdf The total spend in our main London areas, after adjusting for in

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1940's box ticking

1940's box ticking

by Adrian Black, Thursday 12 June 2014

Really good article last Friday in City AM by Dr Kristian Niemietz (senior research fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs) on Help to Supply - it's good to see some more excellent commentary on why we should release more land for building and how we should decide what land should be released.  Land should be judged by its actual environmental and amenity value - and not by an arch

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Use it or lose it

Use it or lose it

by Adrian Black, Wednesday 28 May 2014

Recently I had dinner with one MP and breakfast with another - both from the same party. Having become an estate agent in 2007, from being Head of Technology Development at Goldman Sachs, I'm very interested and focussed on doing what I can to improve the property industry and make more homes available in the UK. I like the labour party idea of making developers

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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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Tax treatments, property trading and property investment

Tax treatments, property trading and property investment

by Adrian Black, Friday 23 May 2014

We get asked about these issues a lot by landlord clients who have or are considering property companies - in summary: If the company is a property dealer - i.e. it just buys and sells properties, possibly doing some refurbishment or development along the way, then it is trading and the profits realised are trading income.  Mortgage interest (and any other kind of interest fo

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Help to Supply

Help to Supply

by Adrian Black, Thursday 22 May 2014

Great to see City AM supporting Help to Supply this morning - really good article by Graeme Leach...key points:  from 1950's land supply dramatically slowed....agricultural land in south east sells for less than £10k an acre - with planning £1m an acre - 100 fold increase (this is a crazy gain and shows how difficult the system is).  Graeme also comments on work by Paul Che

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