Jamie Oliver to swap central London for 70-acre estate in Essex with grand 16th-century mansion
The Essex-born TV chef’s new 70-acre estate includes a 16th-century grand house, a six-bedroom farmhouse, a three-bedroom lodge, a cart shed and converted stables
Landlords in central London were the most likely to have reduced rents in England in the last 12 months, according to a new study.
The study of 1,043 landlords across England found that fewer landlords in central London reported tenant demand to be stable or increasing than in any other region, and that over a quarter were likely to have reduced rent in the last year.
The study found that landlord confidence overall had remained confident or increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the end of last year.
Landlords in the east of England were most positive about the future, according to the report, with over half (53 per cent) indicating that they felt upbeat about the prospects for their own lettings business over the next three months.
By contrast, landlords in central London were the least optimistic, with only 26 per cent rating prospects for their own business as good or very good over the next three months.
At a regional level, the East of England and the Midlands look well supported, with encouraging data on tenant demand, yield and capital gains while the London market adjusts its footing after many years of strong growth.
In a research carried on landlords it is found that 14 per cent of landlords have decreased rents in central London over the past 12 months.
There’s no better way to feel like a seasoned Londoner than by pointing out a blue plaque to a bunch of city newbies. And now you can see the exact location of all 933 of these distinctive discs and when they appeared, thanks to Esri UK’s interactive map.
Set up in 1866, the English Heritage blue plaque scheme commemorates the houses and workplaces of famous figures, including the likes of Freddie Mercury, Marie Stopes, Samuel Pepys and Enid Blyton. Esri’s animated map shows the spread of blue dots throughout the ages, from the first plaque (for French Emperor Napoleon III, who lived on King Street off St James’s Square) to the latest, commemorating BBC director-general Sir Hugh Carleton Greene. There have been other Blue Plaque maps out there, including an official English Heritage app, but as far as we know there are none this swishy or up-to-date for your desktop.
Celebrate the wedding of the year as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle.
Royal wedding timings
• The royal wedding takes place in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle at 12pm.
• At 1pm, the newlyweds partake in a carriage procession through Windsor Town.
• The couple then join their wedding guests for a reception at St George’s Hall.
The wedding will be televised on various global television channels, including British broadcasters BBC, ITV and Sky News.
Over 500 exhibitors are tending to their most prized plants for the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show, which has taken place annually (apart from a few gaps during the two world wars) for over 100 years now. This year however, there are some changes in store. As well as a new layout, there’s a new ‘Space to Grow’ garden and, for the first time on Fri May 25, Ranelagh Gardnes will remain open for an evening of live music and entertainment.
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The OECD has warned that major economies could face a major drop in property prices after they have climbed so high. The organisation suggested that London could see a correction in its market which could have benefits for the British economy.
According to Business Insider, this is not the first organisation warning of the slowdown in property prices in London
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A recent study shows that 8% of Brits would rather have internet than heat their home for up to a month, according to London Loves Business.
The study says that around 36% say they couldn’t live without the Internet, and a large percentage of over 65s saying that it was an essential utility.
The internet has become a deal breaker when it comes to buying, with 20% saying they wouldn’t purchase a property with a bad internet connection.
Investment in London property by Chinese investors has increased since the country’s decision to leave the EU. One reason for this increase is the now favourable exchange rate, meaning they can get more for their money.
Mortgage and interest rates are low, making property in London affordable for Chinese investors.
Additionally, rental prices are still stable, with even an increase due to more demand than supply, which makes buy-to-let a sensible option.
These reasons, among others, are making property in London attractive for Chinese investors.
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