Linkage

Fiddling with stamp duty while the market burns
posted : 22 Aug 2019
George Osborne’s stamp duty reforms were “foolish, uncollegial and arrogant”, according to Trevor Abrahmsohn, but Sajid..
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Is the writing on the wall for house raffles?
posted : 16 Aug 2019
They’ve been around as long as the Rat and Mouse, the change to win a..
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Tuesday linkage – sleb special
posted : 13 Aug 2019
George Michael’s Goring-on-Thames home sold last month [Mirror] Winston Churchill’s Mayfair flat, £1,500 a week [Homes..
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House prices

What do you call gentrification… when it’s in Belgravia?
posted : 16 Aug 2019
Astonishingly, a stretch of land between Upper Belgrave Street and Grosvenor Place has been “undervalued”. Combined..
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Coutts sees signs of prime property recovery
posted : 07 Aug 2019
The bank’s second quarter index is 3.1% up on the year after the second consecutive..
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Market report – shock London 4.4% drop, May 18 to May 19
posted : 19 Jul 2019
ONS figures are generally considered sound, and 4.4% is a big annual drop, particularly in..
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Property Online

Brixton property raffle in trouble with by advertising standards
posted : 26 Jun 2019
Property raffles have been a “thing” for decades, and most of the pitfalls – including..
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Foxtons and Purplebricks, investors come, investors go
posted : 07 Jun 2019
Go here for an interesting update on troubled agency shares Foxtons (UBS increase stake to..
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Data throws new light on post-Referendum London market
posted : 06 Jun 2019
A report by the Vyomm property portal suggests things aren’t quite what they’ve seemed in..
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For sale

Brixton property raffle in trouble with by advertising standards
posted : 26 Jun 2019
Property raffles have been a “thing” for decades, and most of the pitfalls – including..
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If these walls could talk… Pete Cook edition
posted : 12 Jun 2019
Queen Anne at the front, all folly at the back… I bet Peter Cook would..
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Negative outlook according to RICS
posted : 11 Apr 2019
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors reports the eighth consecutive month of falling enquiries, the..
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Interviews

The Rat and Mouse Interview – Team Qoob
posted : 11 Jan 2018
Qoob‘s been on our radar for a few years, ever since it popped up as..
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The Rat and Mouse interview – Colby Short from GetAgent
posted : 14 Oct 2015
One of the most interesting and innovative property-related startups in a while, GetAgent is a..
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King of dehumidifiers interviews Rat and Mouse
posted : 09 Sep 2015
ByeMould.com, a dehumidifier review guide recommended to landlords whose tenants hang dry their clothes near..
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Letting

Monday linkage – landlords named and shamed, Ed Sheeran spends money, Johnson smelling of roses
posted : 22 Jul 2019
Ed Sheeran in property splurge, now he can make as much noise as he wants..
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Khan on rent control, short paragraph, big headlines
posted : 19 Jul 2019
You’ve no doubt read the headlines. London Mayor pushes for rent caps. It’s an innocuous..
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Wednesday linkage – London landlords wouldn’t rent to the Pope if he was on benefits
posted : 15 May 2019
London agent launches fleet of electric cars [PropertyIndustryEye] The Pope couldn’t rent in London, “if..
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Celebrity homes

What do you call gentrification… when it’s in Belgravia?
posted : 16 Aug 2019
Astonishingly, a stretch of land between Upper Belgrave Street and Grosvenor Place has been “undervalued”. Combined..
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Tuesday linkage – sleb special
posted : 13 Aug 2019
George Michael’s Goring-on-Thames home sold last month [Mirror] Winston Churchill’s Mayfair flat, £1,500 a week [Homes..
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Monday linkage – landlords named and shamed, Ed Sheeran spends money, Johnson smelling of roses
posted : 22 Jul 2019
Ed Sheeran in property splurge, now he can make as much noise as he wants..
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