The Home Counties traditionally refers to the counties of Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent and Sussex. These counties, especially those to the west of London, have long been favoured by those in search of their own piece of England, yet wanting to be within easy... Read More
The Conservatives are safeguarding the UK economy and the impact on the property market will be significantly positive.
Now the political uncertainty has cleared, there will be no mansion tax, there will be no scheme to ban the non-dom status. The Conservative plans to increase house... Read More
We are seeing increasing flows of wealth from China into the UK, Europe and USA.
25% of London’s major residential development projects are now funded with Asian capital. No longer are we seeing just £1m Chinese buyers; the billionaires of China are now buying in the UK at £50m – and... Read More
Alex Newall, Managing Director at Barnes Private Office comments on the Labour Party’s proposals and their potential effect…Read More
Some buyers crave an architecturally pure mansion, which if it is historic, will most likely be 'listed'. Foreign buyers, are wary of old listed building because they are concerned they won’t be able to make changes to them, to bring them up to the luxury and high tech standard they expect.Read More
In the real estate world, it used to be enough to have a buying agent searching the property market, but as private wealth has reached new levels, UHNWIs are demanding a far greater and more comprehensive level of service.Read More
Alex Newall of Barnes Private Office offers his expert analysis of currency fluctuations, taxes and political uncertainty and whether or not these and other factors will hold in the reins of demand for the prime London property market.Read More
The first section of Eaton Square was laid out by Thomas Cubitt in 1827 on behalf of the Grosvenor family. It takes its name from the famiiy’s home, Eaton Hall and is probably the most famous garden square in London due to its size, frequent high value transactions and famous residents.Read More