The future for London house prices is very clear, says Merryn Somerset Webb: they will crash.
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Property: the MoneyWeek view
February 2016: Rents still looking robust Turmoil in equity markets may not be good for UK commercial property – although it is often more defensive than shares. But prospects for rental growth still look fairly solid, especially in hot spots such as London offices, where availability of prime property remains relatively tight.
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