Press & Commentary

We are recognised in the national press as one of the leading authorities and commentators on the prime London property market and our Managing Director, Jo Eccles, writes a monthly property column for The Telegraph.

Recent Press

Should you sell your home off market?

May 2024 – Financial Times

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Property refurbs aren’t the money spinner they once were – here’s how to get it right

May 2024 – The Telegraph

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The inside story of Highgate's unsold £32 Million Mega-Mansion

May 2024 – Evening Standard

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How dogs can help sell your house

April 2024 – The Times

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Neighbourhood watch: where the super-rich really live in London

April 2024 – Spear’s

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How to get the best from experts to push your house purchase over the line

April 2024 – The Telegraph

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Why the capital gains tax cut isn't a cash-in for landlords

March 2024 – The Sunday Times

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Billionaire's luxury London homes are coming to market. The timing is awkward.

March 2024 – Bloomberg

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From £100,000 saunas to luxury ice lounges, the luxury wellness industry is thriving

March 2024 – The Telegraph

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Buying in London: Claiming your corner of the capital

March 2024 – Barclays

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How to search the property market like a professional – and find the perfect home

February 2024 – The Telegraph

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Cautious optimism returns to UK property market

February 2024 – Barclays

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Struggling to sell your home? Maybe you should call the professionals

January 2024 – The Telegraph

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Is a fixer-upper still worth buying?

January 2024 – The Times

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Cautious UK homebuyers force correction in sellers’ price expectations

January 2024 – Financial Times

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The dangers of buying property for your children – and how to avoid them

December 2023 – The Telegraph

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UHNWs set to resume super-prime property searches in 2024 as prices remain stable

December 2023 – Spear’s

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Reflections on a challenging year

December 2023 – PrimeResi

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Two of London’s Most Expensive Mansions Are Struggling to Sell

December 2023 – Bloomberg

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House price falls: London sellers accepting hefty price reductions in buyers' market

November 2023 – Evening Standard

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Seven tactics wealthy buyers use to get a cheaper property (and how you can copy them)

November 2023 – The Telegraph

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London’s Luxury Home Market Has Been Dragging for Years. These Sellers Are Diving In Anyway.

November 2023 – Wall Street Journal

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The downsizer’s dilemma

November 2023 – Financial Times

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The secret world of buying your dream home ‘off market’

November 2023 – The Telegraph

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Executive boardrooms are being turned into £18 million apartments

November 2023 – Bloomberg

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London's mega-mansion fire sale: why the super rich are slashing millions off their asking prices

October 2023 – Evening Standard

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Oil Tycoon, Art Collector Cut London Mansion Price on Low Demand

October 2023 – Bloomberg

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‘A source of joy, and painful expense’: how to renovate a listed home

October 2023 – The Telegraph

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What is the state of the London property market in 2023?

October 2023 – Spear’s

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Family offices consolidating property portfolios

October 2023 – The Family Office Magazine

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Penthouse view: The search for Super Prime

September 2023 – Oliver Burns

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Landlords welcome Sunak’s energy efficiency rule move

September 2023 – Financial Times

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Charming Chelsea – where heritage meets prestige

September 2023 – International Property & Travel

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A loft conversion or extension can add 25 per cent to your home’s value

August 2023 – The Times

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Landlords coming under pressure face a stark choice

August 2023 – PrimeResi

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What’s really going on inside Britain’s broken rental market

August 2023 – The Times

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The art of negotiation: how to secure your dream home at a price you can afford

August 2023 – Evening Standard

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The growing appeal of the outdoor kitchen

July 2023 – The Spectator

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Surging prices hit a sticky wicket in St John’s Wood

July 2023 – Financial Times

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Even Versace Can’t Lure Homebuyers to Damac’s London Tower

June 2023 – Bloomberg

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How to negotiate house prices like a professional

June 2023 – The Sunday Times

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How long can the UK rental crisis last?

June 2023 – Financial Times

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Buyer vetting ‘paramount’, warns PCL agency, as realism goes out the window

May 2023 – PrimeResi

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House prices: why sellers need to get real this spring

April 2023 – The Times

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At home with the showiest – and most successful – estate agent in the US

April 2023 – The Telegraph

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A future with no landlords means higher rents and less money in pensions

April 2023 – iNews

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UK surveyors less pessimistic over prospects of housing market in March

April 2023 – Financial Times

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Prices holding firm in London's golden postcodes

April 2023 – The Family Office Magazine

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Creative ways to live with an ex-partner — if you can’t afford to move out

March 2023 – The Sunday Times

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PCL agency reports flurry of enquiries as buyers make their move

March 2023 – PrimeResi

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London prime real estate shows its resilience

February 2023 – Barclays

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Luxury Mayfair Homes Are Selling at the Fastest Rate Since 2020

February 2023 – Bloomberg

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Why house hunting in London is getting harder

February 2023 – PrimeResi

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Gazumping: what it is, is it legal, and how to stop it happening to you

December 2022 – Ideal Home

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Media headlines ‘are not aligned’ with PCL property market reality

December 2022 – PrimeResi

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London’s prime property market still reeling from mini-Budget

October 2022 – Financial Times

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The big house prices of Little Venice

August 2022 – Financial Times

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The 30 best mansions on sale in Britain

June 2022 – The Times

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Eccord bolsters property management team

May 2022 – PrimeResi

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Deep-Pocketed Buyers Flock to London’s Hampstead, Where Harry Styles and Benedict Cumberbatch Own Homes

May 2022 – Mansion Global

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We're never leaving London! Meet the new wave of inner-city dwellers

April 2022 – The Sunday Times

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PCL stock shortage means ‘we are having to work twice as hard to deliver results’, says top buying agency

April 2022 – PrimeResi

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London’s prime property market set for price increases in 2022

March 2022 – Spear’s

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The best and cheapest ways to add value and space to your home

March 2022 – The Telegraph

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What’s next for the UK luxury home market?

February 2022 – Barclays

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House buying tips: How to schmooze a seller

February 2022 – The Sunday Times

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Wealthy Americans are heading to this corner of England for Thanksgiving

November 2021 – The Telegraph

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International buyers are back as travel restrictions lift - what does it mean for London house prices?

October 2021 – Evening Standard

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Leaders List Interview: 60 seconds with Jo Eccles, Eccord

June 2021 – Citywealth

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Will YOU miss out? Buyers struggling to secure dream homes as many properties are being sold even before they hit the market

May 2021 – The Daily Mail

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How to survive (and win) in the bonkers property market

May 2021 – The Telegraph

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What the stamp duty charge for overseas buyers means for London

March 2021 – Financial Times

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Here’s how you can view a property safely within Covid restrictions

March 2021 – Metro

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‘London remains a gold standard’: The outlook for Chinese property investment in the UK

March 2021 – PrimeResi

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Do you know the square footage of your home? Most of us don't - but it could be vital as buyers hunt for space

March 2021 – The Daily Mail

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Hedge Fund Boss Eyes $153 Million London Fixer-Upper Penthouse

March 2021 – Bloomberg

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Properties left empty for years could house everyone in Oxford

February 2021 – The Sunday Times

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London house prices: are there property bargains to be had in the big city?

February 2021 – The Times

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Want to beat the stamp duty deadline? Five ways the super-rich are speeding up their sales

February 2021 – The Telegraph

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‘I explore a new beach every day’: How the one per cent are doing Lockdown 3

January 2021 – The Telegraph

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Grace & Favoured: On the etiquette of property buying

December 2020 – PrimeResi

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Should you put a coronavirus clause in your contract when moving house?

August 2020 – The Sunday Times

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Should you put a coronavirus clause in your contract when moving house?

August 2020 – The Times

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How to speed up your house sale before the stamp duty holiday is over.

July 2020 – The Times

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The insider guide to buying your own private Soho Farmhouse

July 2020 – The Telegraph

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How to unpack your house

June 2020 – The Sunday Times

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‘Large private gardens have become non-negotiable’: how the luxury property market is back in action.

May 2020 – The Telegraph

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Get the best deal – or even a discount – on city centre rentals.

May 2020 – The Times

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What is happening with London’s house prices?

May 2020 – The Times

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How to sell your home quickly at the highest price possible during lockdown.

May 2020 – The Telegraph

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How markets are beginning to stir from their coronavirus-induced slumber

May 2020 – Financial Times

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Talking Heads: Prime resi insiders on post-lockdown prospects

May 2020 – PrimeResi

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100 ways to add value to your home in lockdown

May 2020 – The Sunday Times

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The reality of remote buying.

April 2020 – PrimeResi

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How to buy / sell in the lockdown.

March 2020 – CITY A.M.

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Superstar Women in property.

March 2020 – PrimeResi

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How to buy property in lockdown.

March 2020 – Financial Times

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The appeal of Bayswater.

March 2020 – Mansion Global

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Brexit Sparks Housing Boom in Capital.

February 2020 – The Telegraph

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Selling your home during the ‘Boris Bounce’? Do these three things first.

January 2020 – CITY A.M.

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SP Property Founder and Managing Director, Jo Eccles on the luxury London property market’s finer nuances.

January 2020 – Robb Report

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The rental revolution.

December 2019 – Tempus Magazine

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The US Expat’s Must Know Guide on Buying a House in the UK

November 2019 – Schroders

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What are reservation agreements, and could they really stop gazumping?

October 2019 – CITY A.M.

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Focus on Primrose Hill: This prime enclave offers Victoria homes and a village vibe

October 2019 – CITY A.M.

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Take a walk through Chelsea Barracks

October 2019 – The Times

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Brexit’s Impact on Luxury London Property

September 2019 – Billionaire Magazine

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What next for buy-to-let landlords

July 2019 – The Times

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Focus on St John’s Wood: Super-prime rentals are hot property in this US enclave

July 2019 – CITY A.M.

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How to invest in the best new-build property that will hold its value

June 2019 – The Telegraph

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Where Britain’s youngest millionaires live

June 2019 – The Sunday Times

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London’s property ‘flippers’ forces to sell at a loss

February 2019 – Financial Times

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Should I sell my buy-to-let or hang on in there?

February 2019 – The Sunday Times

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How to negotiate discounts on new-builds

January 2019 – The Times

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Beat the market, join the chain‑free buying army

January 2019 – The Times

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Property buyers take advantage of ‘Brexit discount’

January 2019 – The Times

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Why South Kilburn is the central London area buyers should get to know

September 2018 – Evening Standard

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My chain has fallen through, what are my options?

July 2018 – Metro

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Cashing in on the housing market chaos

July 2018 – The Sunday Times

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Cashing in on the housing market chaos.

July 2018 – The Times

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How good architecture can increase the value of your home

June 2018 – The Telegraph

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Buildings capture the sweet smell of success

June 2018 – Financial Times

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How to reduce the risk of your home falling through

June 2018 – The Sunday Times

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London’s best secret gardens

June 2018 – The Telegraph

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Is now the right time to upsize my home?

May 2018 – Metro

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The threats to the traditional high street estate agent

May 2018 – Metro

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How do I attract the best type of tenant?

May 2018 – Metro

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The A-Z of buying a London property in 2018

March 2018 – Evening Standard

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South Kensington property hit by fall in foreign interest

March 2018 – Financial Times

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How do we change our Block Manager?

March 2018 – Metro

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Please can I have your house? Begging letters…

March 2018 – Metro

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We are considering having a professional block manager. Is this something you’d suggest?

March 2018 – Metro

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SP Property named as one of London’s top property advisors

March 2018 – Spear’s

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The A-Z of buying a London property in 2018

March 2018 – Evening Standard

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We are considering having a professional block manager. Is this something you’d suggest?

March 2018 – Metro

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11 of the most unusual search requests from house hunters

February 2018 – House Beautiful

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How to bargain hunt in Kensington and Chelsea

February 2018 – The Times

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Buying in London for less than five years ‘doesn’t warrant the transaction costs’

February 2018 – PrimeResi

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Would-be-buyers turning to the high end rental market

February 2018 – Property Industry Eye

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How can I get the most out of estate agents?

February 2018 – Metro

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London vs The Shires

January 2018 – The Sunday Times

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Focus on Clerkenwell: The City’s cooler cousin is celebrating its Design Week and anticipating price rises after Crossrail

May 2017 – CITY A.M.

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Homes & Property

Where to buy in London in 2017

April 2017 – Homes & Property

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Buying up Bayswater

October 2016 – CITY A.M.

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How to add style and value to a kitchen

July 2016 – The Times

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Buying a wreck

January 2016 – The Times

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Fancy a castle for just £300,000

October 2015 – The Daily Mail

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Britain’s luxury homes from £1m to £100m

September 2015 – The Telegraph

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Focus on Clerkenwell: Prices soar on the City’s edge

May 2015 – CITY A.M.

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Market Insight

We regularly publish our thoughts and observations on the property market, to give our clients and followers an insight into what trends we’re seeing on the ground.

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TV & Interviews

The Luxury Property Forum webinar – March 2023

Jo is featured as a panelled guest on a webinar with The Luxury Property Forum advising on the art of how to successfully transact in the luxury property market.

Citywealth interview – November 2021

In this interview, Citywealth speaks to Jo about how UHNWs find and buy their dream luxury properties. You are taken behind the scenes to reveal the secrets to finding off market properties and persuading a seller to sell to you.

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Barclays Podcast – April 2021

In this 30 minute Podcast, Jo Eccles joins Sophie Chick (Savills), Susie Hollands (VINGT Paris) & Stephen Moroukian (Barclays Private Bank) to discuss the outlook of buying in London vs. Paris.

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Barclays Podcast – August 2020

In this 30 minute podcast, Jo Eccles discusses all things property related, including the key property trends which properties are most in demand and from who, London’s resilience, discount opportunities, super prime lettings and more.

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