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The value of nature Robin Gould 17 JULY 2018

In farming terms, when agents talk about the value of land they broadly categorise it as 'arable', 'pasture' or 'wood', with the best arable being the most valuable and wood/scrub the least. 

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Finding your own masterpiece 28 JUNE 2018

Masterpiece, London’s best summer Art and Antiques show, gets underway today. Set in a huge tent made to look like a neo-classical country house on the same site as the Chelsea Flower Show, Masterpiece brings together beauty and glamour in all its forms.

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Stamp duty – why we need urgent reform Robin Gould 25 JUNE 2018

The recent court case between HMRC and the developers of Battersea Power Station - which the latter lost, ending up with a stamp duty bill of more than £50m - started me thinking. 

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Come on in – the water’s lovely Charlie Wells 12 JUNE 2018

The luxury of a swimming pool in the back garden continues to appeal to many UK buyers.

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Brilliant Badminton Nick Croall 03 MAY 2018

It’s that time of year again – one of Britain’s greatest sporting traditions, Badminton Horse Trials, which runs until Sunday. 

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Listed buildings - headache or the jewel they advertise to be? Robbie Kerr 30 APRIL 2018

The listed status of approximately half a million buildings across England and Wales, nearly 70,000 in Scotland and 8,500 in Northern Ireland, provide us with some of the most beautiful and fascinating homes. 

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What’s in a name? Charlie Wells 11 APRIL 2018

How much value can be placed on the name of a property? 

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Timing your move to the country Emma Seaton 09 MARCH 2018

When is the right time to move out of London for the country? It’s a question I get asked all the time and the short answer is: it is always the right time.

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Buying a listed property? You may need Indiana Jones Dr Paula Lutescu-Jones 07 MARCH 2018

One of the first questions I am often asked is why does Savills have an archaeologist? 

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London’s hidden gems: Telegraph Hill James Watts 23 FEBRUARY 2018

It is an area that few of our clients will have heard of, but sitting on a hilltop between Peckham and New Cross lies a pocket of London that offers outstanding views, a beautiful park and gardens that go on forever. 

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