The WhatHouse? interview series: We speak to James Wyatt of Barton Wyatt

Posted 15 May 2015 by James Dearsley

With the dust starting to settle after last week's general election, we delve in to what a Conservative government could mean for the UK property market. In the first of our new series of video interviews with leading estate agents and housebuilders, we speak to James Wyatt of the award-winning Surrey agency Barton Wyatt. 

Based in Virginia Water, Barton Wyatt operates in the niche luxury market of Virgina Water itself, the prestigious Wentworth Estate and Sunningdale. The family-run business was founded in the 1920's and is now run by James and his brother Rupert. 

Here, James Dearsley speaks to James about how the luxury market has reacted to the results of the election and the removal of the threat of mansion tax, the current buying trends in Surrey and a special reason for celebration for Barton Wyatt in 2015. 

Note: When this interview took place, it was believed that Mark Francois had replaced Brandon Lewis as minister for housing and planning. It was later announced that this information was circulated in error by the Department for Communities and Local Government, and that Lewis would continue in his role. 


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