Brexit Housing Market Update: Are Property Prices Too Low?

Jeremy McGivern is Managing Director of Mercury Homesearch, London’s premier search agents and sales negotiatiors for luxury properties. This month, we once again invited him to share his insight on London’s high end property market. London Luxury Property News Roundup Official quarterly data published by the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority showed the outstanding…

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Guest Expert: Donald Trump and the Next Boom in Property Prices

Donald Trump, Brexit and London Property Prices

This month, we invited Jeremy McGivern from Mercury Homesearch – trusted advisers to the world’s most successful families and business people – to give his latest insight on London’s property market and how it’s affected by the tumultuous political situation here and abroad. Donald Trump is not an idiot. He is extremely good at getting…

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Guest Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Insuring Your Building Project

Jon Summers is Managing Director at Wisemans Insurance Service Ltd., an insurance brokering company specialising in the construction industry. With over 30 years experience, he’s a leading expert on creating bespoke cover for building projects. Why ordinary home insurance is useless during a construction project You probably already have home insurance in place if you’re…

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Guest Expert: How to Win Planning Permission on a Listed Building

Tim Miles is a partner at Montagu Evans, a leading planning consultancy with a specialist team which advises on sensitive conservation area and listed developments. Thanks to his expansive knowledge of historic buildings and trusted reputation with planning departments, he has guided numerous developments in listed buildings towards success. No type of development has more…

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Guest Expert: How Flood Risk Assessments Win Your Planning Battles

Flood risk assessment London

David Eggleton is MD of Three Counties Flood Risk Assessment, who have been instrumental for our planning success in high flood risk areas such as Fulham and Barnes. He’s assessed everything from modest basement extensions to The London Eye, and was the ideal person to ask about flood risk. What do planning departments get wrong…

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Guest Expert: Can Trees Put a Stop to Your Development?

Adam Hollis arboricultural consultant

Adam Hollis is an arboricultural consultant (or tree consultant, if that’s too much of a mouthful) with over 30 years of experience, including forest research. He’s currently Director at Landmark Trees and has been our trusted tree expert for more than ten years. Many parts of the planning process are a black and white exercise…

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Guest Expert: How Emma Griffin Creates a Garden Paradise

Emma Griffin Garden Design Richmond Hill

A lifelong lover of gardens, Emma Griffin has been designing gardens since the 90s and now runs her own garden design practice. She is responsible for the bountiful yet calming garden in Richmond Hill, pictured on this page. Hard landscaping versus soft landscaping I’m a strong believer that gardens should be used as gardens. Hard…

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Guest Expert: How Paul Mew Steers Construction Projects to Success

Paul Mew has been working as a traffic consultant since the 70s and is now Director at Paul Mew Associates. We rely on Paul and his team to keep site logistics running smoothly so that our developments don’t hit any speed bumps on their way to becoming dream homes.  Construction projects are enormous logistical undertakings.…

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