What happened in property in 2016

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• The number of high-end property transactions in central London has fallen by 24% in the year to the end of September 2016, according to property agency London Central Portfolio. The firm puts the drop in demand for prime property in these areas down to the recent introduction of extra stamp duty on the purchase of second homes, as well as uncertainty in both the lead up to and [...]