Central London Estate Agents

Sandfords specialise in the sale, rental and acquisition of prime residential property in Central and North West London, most notably, in the Regent's Park, Marylebone, St John's Wood, Primrose Hill, and Little Venice areas.

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London prices to rise for at least 5 more years Written by Andrew Ellinas Monday, 14 April 2014
London prices to rise for at least 5 more years

London property prices have leapt past their pre-crunch peak and are set to continue upwards for the next five years at least, according to a number of independent analysts. The authoritative Land Registry, the government agency that overseas property registrations, says that London prices have risen by 41 per cent overall since the depths of the recession in 2009. Prices in the City of Westminster have risen by 69.2 per cent in that time, and in the London Borough of Camden by 60 per cent. Property prices in the capital are now well above the peak before the credit crunch, according to one of Britain's leading mortgage lenders, the Nationwide Building Society. Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist, said: "Annual house price growth continued to surge in London, rising to 18 per cent in Q1, the highest growth rate since Q1 2003. Prices in the capital are now 20 per cent…

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A sparkling start to 2014 Written by Andrew Ellinas Thursday, 16 January 2014
A sparkling start to 2014

Once again, the Prime central London (PCL) property market has proved the doom-sayers wrong with a sparkling start to 2014.   At the end of last year, pundits were prophesying the bursting of the PCL 'bubble', based on higher than average price rises of about 12 per cent, but it now seems that part of the price increase is not due to the market but to the transfer of properties from corporate envelopes to personal ownership, as required under new tax regulations introduced in the last budget. Corporate property sales are not recorded by the Land Registry but personal purchase are, so the figures have been artificially inflated. The transfers included, for example, a flat in One Hyde Park valued at nearly £30m, which would on its own be enough to skew the figures significantly in this small market. Prices are continuing to rise, with most analysts predicting the rate…

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