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Why Now, Is The Best Time To Take On A Renovation Project?

“It’s A Joy, That Makes Financial Sense”

Many property buyers are considering acquiring older, unmodernised, ‘project homes’ in London and throughout the UK. Incentivised by both their financial and personal rewards.

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Pre-Purchase Property Design Appraisals

Janine Stone & Co. provides complimentary early development appraisals to potential purchasers of prime real estate in London and the UK. They are an essential part of undertaking a renovation project. Unfortunately many buyers pay for one too late in the process. We outline why they’re so critical.

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Understanding Lease Extensions

We’ve highlighted a couple of resources for prime property purchasers in London to get to grips with leasehold. Whether you want to know the difference between leasehold and freehold or want to go in to more depth around negotiating a lease extension.

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Can I Buy The Freehold Of A Leasehold Property?

Since 1967, tenants of houses under long leases have had the right either to acquire the freehold or to extend the lease by 50 years.

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Jersey’s HNW Appeal Channels Prime Price Growth

Market Snapshot

There’s been a notable pick-up in activity at the top-end of Jersey’s residential property market, reports Knight Frank, with 84% more £1m+ deals going through in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2017.

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Stage Six: Build And Project Management

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Projects that involve architecture, interior design and construction, also need a special kind of collaboration to deliver a successful project.

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Owning A Piece Of British Heritage

Buying A Listed Building

To live in a listed building is special. Knight Frank’s specialist Residential Building Consultancy team has put together a guide to living in a piece of British heritage.

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The Perfect Country Home

However diligently you search through the existing housing stock, you’ll never find the perfect home. The better option may be to build yourself, according to Knight Frank’s James Carter-Brown.

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Step Four: Searching Out & Selecting Materials

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With thousands of fabrics to choose from, knowing how they’ll perform is the true test of any designer.

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The Value of Design:

How Good Design Translates Into A Significant Price Premium

‘Good design’ has a tangible effect on property prices, lifting the PSF value of a prime London residence by an average of 19% according to new research by The Modern House. But what makes design good?

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