TA News & Views

To Brexit and Beyond

There was a time before 1973, the year of the UK's first big property boom, when houses and flats were seen as investments, but hardly as commodities. They were mostly regarded as homes that would be paid...

A Friend in the Business

Those of us who have been connected to the property market for many years will have seen a number of ups and downs. But I am quite sure we will all look back at this pre-Brexit period as being the most...

The Art of Negotiation - 4

There is a time in the course of a negotiation when the wheels sometimes come close to falling off. We can see this with Donald Trump pulling out of the Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un. And we can see it...

Bottoms Up

What and who is driving the property market this spring? In property there are top-down people and bottom-up people. The top-down people seem to believe that wealthy overseas buyers and those spending...

Reading  Between The Lines

Let’s  look at press reporting on the property market and we’ll find that there is more going on than the papers would have us believe. The press always have lots to say about the...

The Art of Negotiation Part 3

Nick Churton, our associate of Mayfair Office, explains the all-important third phase in a property negotiation. Most, if not all, property negotiations run on similar lines. The first phase is the easy...

Thoughts on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s autumn budget and how it affects our property market. In the autumn budget the Chancellor, Philip Hammond made a series of changes designed to help the...

Mr Hammond

Trenchard Arlidge writes an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the autumn budget. Dear Mr Hammond, The government and opposition parties are now scrambling to put their houses in...

The Art of Negotiation Part 2

We see yet more similarities between the Brexit talks and property negotiation. Every negotiation begins with conflict of some sort - different points of view where both sides have strong and seemingly...