Trevor Abrahmsohn

  • Guest BlogsLink to Guest Blog
    Guest Blogs

    Politics: Corbyn’s Latest Tax-Grab, Stalin-Style

    Whilst few of the British reside in castles anymore (apart from our cherished Royal family), property owners of the nation regard their home as hallowed ground.

    Read More »
  • Guest Blogs
    Guest Blogs

    ‘Tenant fees ban is an interference too far by government’

    Outspoken and occasionally waspish agent Trevor Abrahmsohn rails against the government’s ongoing efforts to regulate the industry.

    Read More »
  • Latest property news
    Latest property news

    Are ‘reservation agreements’ folly or farsighted?

    Leading agent Trevor Abrahamsohn picks apart housing minister Heather Wheeler's new idea to stop transactions falling through - reservation agreements.

    Read More »
  • Features
    Features

    Do the property industry associations do a good job?

    If ever there was a time the property industry needed someone to fight its corner - but are the punches being thrown effectively?

    Read More »
  • Latest property newslonres prty
    Latest property news

    LonRes Summer Party and awards – in pictures

    There are thousands of estate agents around the UK who like to throw a summer drinks party for staff and clients. And as long as the weather holds, why not? But perhaps best-known, and the most difficult to get tickets for is the LonRes Summer Party which this year took place recently on Belgrave Square in the heart of London’s central Belgravia district. Some 700 guests attended the event, at which Lonres chairman William Carrington welcomed everyone and also announced winners of the much coveted LonRes Awards. These celebrate the best deals in London’s super-prime market each year, using data from the LonRes London property data bank, as well as several people awards. The Negotiator was lucky enough to get hold of a ticket to the event. Here are some of the winners. Let of the Year Savills Waterfront, Laura Bushells Best Office Administrator Sinead Boxell of Sandfords Estate Agents (Regent’s Park) Let of the Year, East London Knight Frank Canary Wharf, Chanel Rodriguez Best Newcomer Award Pollyanna Prescot, Wetherell Lifetime Achievement Award Trevor Abrahmsohn, Glentree International    

    Read More »
  • Latest property news
    Latest property news

    LonRes launches commission sharing site for new build agents

    Commission-sharing and property data platform LonRes has launched a service to enable agents who sell new-build property in London to commission share with other agents, it has been revealed. Called ResDev, LonRes says the service will help agents tap into London’s burgeoning new homes market, which last year saw 16,230 new homes built. “With access to a network of properties and potential commission splits, ResDev is a natural extension of the LonRes system,” says says Lonres co-founder Anthony Payne (pictured, left). “Just as LonRes transformed the way in which London agents worked together, ResDev promises to do the same for the new build sector.” The ambitious building efforts of London’s developers, who are finishing projects such as the mixed-used redevelopment of Battersea Power Station started when the London market was over-heating, make it the ideal time to launch the ResDev. LonRes says the numbers of new homes coming to the market is up 53% compared to five years ago. Such extraordinary growth compares with the struggling general sales market in London, within which the number of homes sold has dropped by approximately a quarter year on year. LonRes say its new service will offer agents selling new build properties access…

    Read More »
  • Latest property news
    Latest property news

    Theresa May does it her way – 8th June is Election Day

    Election Day has been confirmed by Parliament and it will take place on 8th June 2017 – and by a massive majority of 522 to 13, a result that must have delighted the Prime Minister, Theresa May who needed 434 votes to go ahead. Mrs May urged the British people to ‘put their trust in me.’ Nine of the 13 MPS who voted ‘No’ were Labour: Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley), Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley), Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme), Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Limehouse), Clive Lewis (Norwich South), Fiona Mactaggart (Slough), Liz McInnes (Heywood and Middleton), Dennis Skinner (Bolsover) and Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton). the other four were Alasdair McDinnell, SDLP and Independents Lady Hermon, Michelle Thompson and Natalie McGarry. David Westgate, Chief Executive of Andrews Property Group, was surprised, but says it’s business as usual, “Theresa May’s announcement that she intends to seek the support of MPs to hold a snap election on June 8 undoubtedly came as a surprise, but we must not let it destabilise the property market. Elections can lead to uncertainty and that can affect confidence; however the mechanics of the market are such that it is driven by demand and that remains extremely high at the moment.  We need to seek ways…

    Read More »
  • Guest Blogsmansion image

    Mansion Tax

    Vince Cable’s pet hobbyhorse, Mansion Tax, is daft, irresponsible and unworkable – apart from that, a great idea! It will have such a profound effect on the £1m plus residential property sector that a great deal of the revenue/foreign investment earned by Stamp Duty, VAT, Income and Corporation Tax, through estate agents earnings, will be lost. What Cable thinks he will receive by way of £1.6bn revenue for the Exchequer will be dwarfed by what he will lose. Remember, that on a typical £2m house, if the tax is one per cent, it will equate to £20,000 that requires approximately £40,000 to be earned. So effectively, in order to open the door of your £2m house, which, if you are lucky will be in pre-tax earnings, you have a huge burden before you even turn the lights on. And, if you consider that this probably will apply to a 2000sqft property, perhaps 1000sqft in the better parts of London, this cost will be penal and there will be an exodus of wealthy buyers fleeing to Monaco, Dubai, Geneva and anywhere else to escape this harsh regime. As it is, an American family of four will pay a levy of £200,000…

    Read More »
Back to top button