Saul Empson looks after the London equation of Haringtons. It’s a patch he’s been familiar with since he operated in Holland Park and South Kensington for Stickley and Kent in the Eighties. These days around 90 per cent of the properties he buys are in the ‘golden rectangle’ between Richmond and Hampstead. A ‘dull’ year was swiftly made exciting by the general election result. ‘It speaks volumes that Jeremy Corbyn has managed to substantially damage the property market without being in office,’ he tells Spear’s. The former car racer can be found around town on his 500cc scooter, on which he covers 10,000 miles a year.