Property

The property greats behind London’s landmarks

By Peter Bill , September 12, 2013

“Noah? He’s been on the payroll for eight days — and not done a stroke.”

The boy in question is the grandson of The Shard developer, Irvine Sellar: Born to his daughter Caroline towards the end of July. A rich example of Jewish humour used to mask pride.

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Letting tenants in on rent-saving schemes

By Martin Lewis, July 25, 2013

If you live in rented accommodation, you don’t need your landlord’s permission to save money. There are many things you can do to slash bills. With the number of tenants rising, rents are fiercely expensive in many areas, so never has it been more crucial. Here are my top tips for renters:

Renters have a right to switch and save on energy (even prepaid)

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High Court finds Israeli officer ‘evasive’ over property project

By Simon Rocker, July 4, 2013

A former Israeli army intelligence officer misappropriated £2.7 million while managing a property project in London, the High Court has found.  The former officer, who moved to Britain in 2001, was sued by his business partners, Ran Avrahami, a former Israeli airline pilot, and Be-Ready, a company owned by the family of Rami Lermer, who worked in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.

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Jewish homes featured on ITV’s Top 10 Britain’s Secret Homes

By Zoe Winograd, July 4, 2013

Two houses with important connections to Jews in Britain are to be featured on a prime-time television show revealing the little-known and intriguing stories behind landmark buildings.

Latimer House in Wiltshire and The Jews’ House in Lincoln will be profiled in ITV’s Top 10 Britain’s Secret Homes on Friday. The two sites were selected for the programme by English Heritage.

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Landlords should not rely on letting agents

By Jonathan Monjack, June 17, 2013

The property market needed a unique business offering landlords an alternative to doing it themselves or using letting agents — they both have drawbacks.

I owned one property and had a very easy tenant for four years. One day, I received a renewal fee from the agent and just thought, ‘why am I paying him eight per cent plus VAT?’.

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One place in heaven, yours for a mere $100,000 on eBay

By Simon Rocker, May 30, 2013

It was an offer too good to pass up: a chance to reserve your place in paradise.

The online auction site eBay hosted one of its more unusual lots when New Yorker Ari Mandel put up for sale his portion in the olam haba’ah, the world to come. Within a day, his supernatural offering had attracted 180 bids, with the price having climbed to a staggering $99,900.

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House calls in Salford

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 20, 2013

A kosher social housing scheme is expected to make a significant dent in the property shortage for Charedi families in Salford.

The Stamford Hill-based Agudas Israel Housing Association will be offering 23 new-build family homes in the Kings Square development off Leicester Road, Salford, an area where over 200 Jewish people are reported to be in need of social housing.

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It’s boom not bombs in Gaza for Channel 4 documentary

By Jennifer Lipman, April 25, 2013

The presenter of a Channel Four documentary about Gaza has said that the local population would not recognise the portrayal of the area in much of the UK media as war-torn.

Seyi Rhodes travelled to the Gaza Strip in February to film an episode of Unreported World, which airs tonight.

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Israel's wealthiest man is moving to the UK

By Zoe Winograd, April 9, 2013

Idan Ofer, whose net worth is estimated at $6.5 billion, is reported to be relocating to London for “family reasons”. His son, who has recently finished his Israeli army service, may decide to study in the UK and Mr Ofer's mother, Aviva, already lives in London.

Mr Ofer, 57, is the controlling shareholder of Israel Corporation, which has interests in shipping and energy.

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Planning laws cause havoc in Hackney

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2013

Strictly Orthodox Jews and their non-Jewish neighbours are at loggerheads over new planning legislation which insiders claim could destroy communal harmony.

The row in Hackney, north London, was sparked by government plans to relax planning laws and allow local groups to apply for powers to permit development without the need for local authorities to grant permission.

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