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February 10, 2023
Jeremy McGivern
Posted in: Property Prices

Do you know which area in London saw the biggest property price increases in 2022?

Marylebone property prices saw the highest prices per square foot increase of 12.7& between the months of January and November 2022. The second highest areas included property in Belgravia & Knightsbridge at 9.3%.

Unfortunately, even these figures are far too general to be of any real use because there are specific streets and types of property in Notting Hill that increased in value by far more than this. Indeed, the same is true for the houses in Marylebone as well as in Knightsbridge and Belgravia.

Of course, there are also many properties in these areas that didn’t get close to achieving Marylebone property prices increases of 9+% and, if you have been reading my analysis for any amount of time, you will know that I am very wary of any general figures, especially those that have a decimal point because you can guarantee that they are wrong!

In my Prime London Property Trends Letters, I reveal the causes which led to the increase in the
Marylebone property prices as well as for the rest of the market, what the mainstream economists
and city analysts in the press are predicting, why their predictions are almost always wrong and
what I think will actually happen based on the key drivers of the market that they continue to ignore.
This may sound like a bold claim but consider this (and I apologise now for a crass & blatant piece of

In April 2020, during Lockdown I wrote:

“… my view is that after a brief and small dip in prices we will see prices move higher. Slowly, at first,
in the face of a wall of worry, because even those who think prices will go higher will still feel
uncomfortable and unconfident due to the daily barrage of negativity.”
Meanwhile, this is what was in the press:
““Properties from Marylebone to Plymouth have seen their asking prices slashed. This dip is going to
be followed by the biggest economic contraction of our lifetimes, possibly of the century, which will
almost certainly mean another blow to the sector.
Even the Bank of England —which has been bullishly optimistic about the UK’s overall economic
recovery —has forecasted a 16% dip in house prices due to the virus.” The Spectator –

22 May 2020

If you are unsure what happened, property prices increased c.20% in the UK.
And in January last year, I wrote:
“Rightmove estimates prices will be up 3% in London. Halifax expects rises of between 0% and 2%.
Savills also expects c. 3%. But I think we will continue to see far stronger price rises than this across
the UK and especially in certain areas in London.”
Again, their predictions were far too conservative. As you have seen, Marylebone property prices were up
12% and what happened to the houses I mentioned in Notting Hill? They were up over 20%!
So, if you are planning to acquire a property in London you have to have access to much better
information than is available in the press or on the property websites, if you want to find the best
property your money can buy and have a clear understanding of property valuations so that you can
negotiate the lowest price possible.

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About the author, Jeremy McGivern

My name is Jeremy McGivern. I am the founder of Mercury Homesearch, the internationally renowned property search consultancy, and author of The Insider’s Guide To Acquiring Luxury Property in Prime Central London. I have been acquiring property in prime central London for clients for over 13 years.

Having physically viewed over 22,000 properties in prime central London, studied the details of over 153,400 apartments, houses and investment opportunities and spoken to 232+ estate agents every week for over a decade.

My advice is in high demand and has featured everywhere from Bloomberg Television, The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph to Forbes India and Bahrain Confidential.

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