Taking Stock 

London property and the Long Firm

Mark Robinson

London property and the Long Firm

London’s property market is a busted flush – or at least that’s the prevailing view in the media. Headlines such as 'London house prices post first annual fall since 2009' and 'London’s struggling property market only has one hotspot left', paint a bleak picture for anyone who bought at the top of the market, or is on the look-out for short-term gains by 'flipping' properties. Widely quoted data from Halifax’s IHS Markit survey showed house prices in London falling by 3.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2018 – the biggest drop in nine years.

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