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Resident Letter from Westminster City Council Regarding the Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street

For many of our readers, the news that Westminster Council has decided not to proceed with the Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street will be warmly received. Please see below a copy of the notification we received from the Marylebone Association, a letter written by the Leader of Westminster City Council, confirming that Oxford Street will not be pedestrianised, but improvements will be planned to the benefit of all.

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London Evening Standard - Jonathan Hudson's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', May 2018

Monday - Summery weather brings renewed interest in West End property. Over the last week we have had a huge rise in enquiries and viewings. While we’re not at the levels of the peak market, it does go to show that when the sun is out buyers get more fuelled up about their property needs.

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Jonathan Hudson interviewed by Prudence Ivy for Homes and Property – Video

Hudsons’ founder Jonathan Hudson was recently interviewed by Prudence Ivy at Homes and Property.

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London Evening Standard - Robert Burwood's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', April 2018

Monday The lettings market has been a little busier than usual over the last few months. Although property transactions have dropped, fears that people will leave London over Brexit seem to be unfounded.

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Jonathan Hudson interviewed by Chris Lane in Covent Garden online magazine

Hudsons’ founder, Jonathan Hudson was recently interviewed by Chris Lane, Head of Business Development at Mackrell Turner Garrett, for Covent Garden online magazine.

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London Evening Standard - Jonathan Hudson's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', February 2018

Our lettings team enjoyed a record-breaking January with a string of great results, and there’s real momentum as February gets under way. Today I’m out with a colleague to value a two-bedroom apartment just off Oxford Street. The owners are over from Austria where they now live and the property has been passed through three generations of the same family since the early 1900s.

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December is the new January in home sales

New Year, new plans and new resolutions has always been the way for most. However, when it comes to peak browsing times online for property, the period between Christmas and New Year is now becoming one of the busiest. Conversations around the roast turkey can range from “this time next year we should get our own place together” to “I really fancy living in a city than having a long commute every day” or “wouldn’t it be great if we had a little more space for the relatives to stay” …OK, the last one probably doesn’t happen so much!

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Why rental demand in Fitzrovia is on the up

Residential rental demand in Fitzrovia is set to surge with the much anticipated completion of local developer Great Portland Estate’s Rathbone Square development. This landmark mixed use scheme, which is Great Portland’s largest ever development project is set to become Social media giant Facebook’s new London HQ. Taking 230,000 sq ft of office space at a rent of £17M per year, Facebook have hired an additional 500 staff, including engineers, marketers and sales teams to work in their dazzling new HQ.

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Why November is an Excellent Time to Find Your New Rental Home

Many people often flirt with the idea of reduced commuting times by moving more centrally, either as a pied a terre or to sacrifice space for location. Just imagine all those Christmas drinks and meals that are on your agenda and how you could walk home after, instead of catching the last train and remembering not to fall asleep and ending up in Portsmouth or beyond!

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What the Stamp Duty Land Tax changes mean for the property market

I’m disappointed the Chancellor hasn’t decided to make changes to resolve the higher price brackets of stamp duty by trying only to help first time buyers, which will continue to reduce transaction levels in central London property.

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Rent or buy? What does the modern world hold in store in 2017?

A lot has been said recently about why generation rent (the millennials) will not be able to get on the housing ladder. The question is do they actually want to in some cases. Some titter that if they stopped buying coffee at £4 a throw and smashed avocado on toast for a tenner they’d be in a much better position to save up a deposit to buy their own home.

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