'Feels so surreal. It’s gonna be the start of a brand new journey it comes with stress & worry, a pretty scary to be honest, we’ve taken a lot on... but we always do.. "we don’t do things by halves" is our fave way to describe ourselves. Let’s live for now. … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen reveal plans to transform their new £1 million Essex country home including a special room for their DOGS… and they’ve got Gemma Collins as a neighbour!
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As if that weren't enough, there's also the matter of the highly sensitive computer programs that control almost all of the stock market trade; the machines that make transactions happen within milliseconds. If the drop in stocks' values is as hefty as it was on Monday, these programs generate even more sell signals, thus triggering a snowball effect. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Markets plunging — keep calm and carry on
Achilleas Kallakis, who bought 31 Brompton Square in the mid-2000s, was initially jailed in 2013 for seven years after duping banks of more than £740 million by posing as a Mayfair property tycoon … [Read more...] about Mansion whose mega-basement is at the centre of one of Britain’s biggest building rows goes on the market for £25m – complete with 30ft-deep hole in the back garden
What the builders say We asked the big developers why they are selling houses as leasehold. Persimmon says: “Persimmon sells a mixture of both leasehold and freehold properties. As Persimmon has acquired other companies over the decades, it has inherited the freehold reversions of leasehold properties sold by those businesses. There are around three million leaseholders in Britain. All Persimmon leasehold houses carry an extremely long 999-year lease and customers are informed at purchase what type of property they are buying.” … [Read more...] about The new-builds catching house buyers in a leasehold property trap
“The new-build leasehold houses stretch right across the country, from Penrith down to the Isle of Wight,” says O’Kelly. “Several areas of Wales are affected, with a reintroduction of leasehold houses on a scale not seen since mine owners began building tied accommodation in the Valleys. A disproportionate amount seems to be in the north-west and in poorer areas.” However, there are also smatterings of new leasehold house sales in the south-east and south-west, with heavy concentrations in Thurrock and Peterborough. So far, the most expensive new-build leasehold house sold this year was in Hammersmith for £3.3m. … [Read more...] about New-build ground rent scandal could spark legal battles