Chelsea

New luxury homes near Chelsea grounds aren't quite what they seem

In a leafy Zone 6 spot, best known for its 'stockbroker belt' status and Chelsea football club's training grounds, the 45-acre private estate of Cobham's Knowle Hill Park now has luxe trophy apartments for sale in what appears to be a traditional country mansion... 

Diary of an estate agent: Chelsea lettings

Doing this deal means finding a parking space nearby for my tenant’s new Ferrari; and my offer to pick up new clients to take to a viewing proves a tight squeeze in my Mini as the husband is well over 6ft.

The average cost of buying in every London borough

The latest Land Registry data reveals the average cost of buying a London home has risen by 10.9 per cent in the past year to £474,544.

The east London borough of Newham recorded the highest annual price growth of 17.2 per cent, while Kensington and Chelsea recorded the lowest. Once again, Hackney is the capital's rising star month-on-month, with a jump of 2.1 per cent taking average prices to £616,004.

Barking and Dagenham remains the most affordable borough to buy a home, with an average price of £274,173.
 

Revealed: the London councils that like to say 'yes'

An audit of planning proposals has uncovered a dramatic postcode lottery across the capital, with some councils rejecting two-thirds of applications, while others granted 92 per cent of proposals in the past year.

Diary of an estate agent: Chelsea and Belgravia

With an election on the way there’s too much time to think up silly ideas but I’m still doing valuations when one apartment visit turns into the great escape after I’m locked in by the porter.

London's cheaper areas vs. the prime property market

Homes in London's poorer boroughs have increased in value by up to 21 per cent over the last year, latest figures released by the Land Registry reveal. Find out how your borough is faring compared to the rest of the capital...

The average house prices for every London borough

The latest Land Registry data reveals the average cost of buying a London home has risen by 9.2 per cent in the past year to £481,820. London's Olympic borough, Newham, recorded the largest annual price growth of 16 per cent, while prime borough Kensington and Chelsea recorded the lowest, with prices rising just 0.7 per cent. Barking and Dagenham is the most affordable borough to buy a home, with an average price of £278,604. 

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Fifteen hot homes under £250,000

There's still time to find a new home for the new year, and with owners keen to get sales wrapped up before Christmas, now's the time to buy. We uncover the starter flats and homes for second-steppers priced under £250,000 throughout the capital, including a studio flat in Chelsea for £140,000...