Insight and Opinion

Thoughts, research and market commentary 

The Prime Purchase team explore what is really going on in the property market.


Stamp duty - why we need urgent reform

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


Come on in - the water's lovely

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


Brilliant Badminton

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


Listed Buildings

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.