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.

New figures reveal London's fastest growing boroughs

The latest Land Registry data reveals the average cost of buying a London home has risen by more than 11 per cent in the past year to £462,799. London's Olympic borough, Newham, recorded the largest annual price growth of 19.8 per cent, while Kensington and Chelsea recorded the lowest annual growth over the past 12 months. Barking and Dagenham remains the most affordable borough to buy a home, with an average price of  £274,467.

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.

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...