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Work starts on the eagerly awaited new Foxtons office on Brixton Road

shifting gears

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channel 4 news bit on foxtons (and one or two other agents) this evening - not very complimentary...

mainly seems to be news since it's now landlords claiming they are being ripped off.

Although one or two tenants' viewpoints as well, and some pictures of the brixton office as it was 'remodelled' a month or so back - C4 will probably put up a video chunk some time in the next day or so
 

equationgirl

Respect my existence or expect my resistance
Given the staff are working 60 hours a week plus alternate weekends, I'm not convinced that Foxton's are meeting minimum wage levels if the basic salary is £10k per annum for many of them.
 

BigMoaner

Don't kill the lion
No - it looks like it sold the end of last year. It's one of a few house left from a little hamlet near Crown Point. Some lovely properties and I think last year were still quite cheap.
My patents live in one of the cottages there. You'll see the millwall sticker in the car wimdow!
 

leanderman

Street Party: July 2
Anyone have any views on this charming 3 bed house in Elm Park SW2 at £899,950 featured in yesterday's Evening Standard.
http://www.foxtons.co.uk/property-for-sale-in-brixton/chpk2578404
Some nice original fireplaces I see.
Is it a snip? Does it indicate prices are stabilising or still going up?
£773/sq ft.

Suggests prices are stabilising despite the much-vaunted election bounce.

One can only hope that Osborne's surprise attack on buy-to-letters and non-doms will see prices actually fall.
 
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SpamMisery

Pretty comfortable here right under your skin
How weird. I checked the map for Elm Park and spotted Leander Rd close by. All this time, I've thought of Landor Rd, not Leander Rd, every time I've seen leanderman's nick :facepalm:
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
They are a response to the housing we have in London which is a legacy of the anti-socialistic tendencies intrinsic to the English. They insist on having their own front door so we end up with terraces of tall narrow houses instead of apartment buildings as is normal in the cities of culturally superior nations such as those on the continent or to take a random example Scotland.

These houses become particularly inefficient when they are split into flats vertically, so as that article explains if there is a possibility to run apartments horizontally it's often the best solution.
 
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