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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The Election Effect Written by Andrew Ellinas Thursday, 09 October 2014
The Election Effect

Election fever looks like dampening next year's spring property market, so householders considering selling would be well advised to put their property on the market now. Fears of an interest rate hike from the current low of 0.5 per cent and the introduction of a mansion tax may also lead to a slow market in the opening months of 2015, until the uncertainty is resolved on election day, May 7. Two of the major parties are committed to a mansion tax. The Labour party's manifesto proposes a tax on properties worth more than £2 million. Although the LibDems have now reversed out of their original mansion tax they are now advocating adding new bands to the existing Council Tax system, at £2m and £5m, with increased tax levels at each band. This proposal will be slightly less divisive and unfair than Labour's, but has attracted some support from the Conservative…

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Scottish No to Independence Written by Andrew Ellinas Friday, 19 September 2014

The Scots' resounding No to independence removes the uncertainty that was already producing currency fluctuations that were causing concern for foreign investors in Prime Central London. Now the position is clear, the PCL property market is likely to strengthen.   In the long term, however, the PCL property market is too strong to be affected much by events north of the border. To super-rich in Russia, China, South America, the Middle East and, increasingly, Africa the threat to peace and property prices from the Scottish independence movement is nothing compared to the armed conflicts in their regions. Having a referendum to decide if the United Kingdom is to split looks like a triumph of democracy and stable government to anyone in Iraq or the Ukraine. London property remains one of the most secure investments anywhere in the world, and the wise decision by the Scots only reinforces that position.

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