When did you set up Barnes Private Office and why?

Barnes Private Office was founded in 2010 from a Georgian town house on Gloucester Place in Marylebone, Central London. On 4 January 2010, I was sitting in a cold office

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Owners on the Wentworth Estate have embraced hot tubs with open arms. We are now seeing houses with hot tubs on the roofs of houses overlooking the golf course and surrounding tree canopy to get the most sensational views of the Surrey countryside. 

With twenty Michelin starred restaurants, renowned cultural institutions, elite members clubs and the highest concentration of luxury hotels in London, Mayfair offers endless entertainment for visitors and residents. Here are our suggestions for a perfect day of eating out in Mayfair:

Alex Newall, Managing Director at Barnes Private Office comments on the current state of the London prime property market; currency changes and their effect on buyers, what is selling and who is buying and changes to legislation which will affect buy-to-let.

Day 1: Tate Britain

London's Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world dating from 1500 to the present day. You'll find masterpieces by Gainsborough, Hogarth, Millais, Whistler, as well as outstanding modern and contemporary artists

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Here is our pick of the top sporting events taking place in and around London this year - and our advice on how to grab the best packages and VIP Specials to maximise your enjoyment of truly world class rugby union, golf, horse racing, motor sport, tennis and cricket.

Alex Newall, Managing Director at Barnes Private Office offers an insider view of The Wentworth Estate, its attractions and continuing popularity among both UK and foreign buyers.

"The most pressing matter at hand during 2016 will be maintaining a level of fluency in the market" says Rory McGougan, Director at Barnes Private Office.  "Transaction levels need to sustain and improve in order for buyer sentiment to also grow.

Overall, we believe that the market will gather pace throughout 2016. Q1 is a busy time anyway so there will be an noticeable increase from Q4 2015 levels. We would like there to be a more consistent level of growth and stock as the fluctuations are not welcomed by anyone.

There are three main factors way most houses stick on the market and do not sell easily - the wrong price, the presentation and the agent:

For many families looking at prime property in and around London the biggest luxury is space, for others it remains facilities. The buying priorities are also different from buyers from different parts of the world; The Middle East, China and Russia.

Alex Newall, Managing Director of Barnes Private Office, with his reaction to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement , particularly the announcements on new homes and the tax increase on buy-to let properties and second homes.

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