If you're considering entering the buy-to-let market, finding the right property and getting the maximum rental for it will be your priority. We can help you get started, why not contact us and we will be happy to guide you.
Over half a century ago, Mr Benham, a chartered surveyor, and Mr Reeves, a notable artist, joined forces, opening an office in North West London. They set down the foundation for our residential letting agency which now operates from ten prominently located sites across the Capital, together with five offices overseas in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and India, giving us international status.
Our heads of management and accounts are a qualified lawyer and chartered accountant respectively; We have a low turnover of staff and a team of experienced senior management who have worked with us for many years, ensuring continuity. Their intimate local knowledge is invaluable, enabling them to provide a seamless service from initial enquiry to setting up home and beyond; We are also founder members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents who impose a strict code of conduct and accounting. All our staff belong to the Association and participate in their regular professional development programmes, so that you are assured of the highest standards at all levels.
Our offices are located in the best parts of London dealing with a range of residential rental properties from studio flats and city lofts to grand conversions in period homes, to town houses and ambassadorial residences. We also handle many new blocks, some currently in the course of construction, in many cases as sole agents. We work directly for a number of the UK's leading developers renting unsold units not available anywhere else in the market.
Over the past 50 years we have provided rentals in London for people from most top FTSE and Fortune 500 companies. Renowned international corporations trust us, exclusively, to find houses, flats and
apartments to rent in London for their executives. We work closely with major relocation agencies, many of whom consult us first, due to our long establishment, extensive register of property to rent in London and the important fact that we are the only independent major firm who specialises in residential lettings.
Unlike most estate agents who give priority to selling, and regard residential lettings as a sideline service, we are dedicated exclusively to lettings in london and managing fine homes.
Advertising is imperative and we know precisely where to place adverts whether it be in the local, national or international press, in the glossies or dedicated property publications. Our in-house marketing department, in liaison with a public relations agency, guarantees maximum exposure through the media on a regular basis. This attracts a fund of new clients / tenants, supplementing our long-standing links with international banks, multinational corporations and other businesses with on-going staff relocation needs. We also publish our highly regarded in-house Investors Review, keeping landlords apprised of market trends. So as to leave no stone unturned, we regularly canvass almost 200,000 central London homes.
The internet plays a key role in marketing. Our website www.brlets.co.uk takes full advantage of the growing use of this invaluable tool with easily accessible information that includes the following:
Our tailor made, comprehensive Property Management is an integral part of our residential lettings service – this department has grown considerably over the last 50 years to the need for a centralised management centre which we opened in 2007. Having found a tenant we look after them throughout the tenancy which includes everything from collecting rent and handling all administration to assistance with more complex issues and the provision of a 24 hour emergency helpline. Our property managers ensure Landlords can hand us their keys knowing they will be kept ahead of changes in legislation, that their rental property will be proactively managed and that problems are dealt with promptly and cost effectively - ensuring continuity of rent and effective maintenance.
Being around when you need us is important so we aim to be available outside of office hours, if necessary, to accommodate viewings for our London lettings. Overseas landlords can contact our local offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Delhi and Dubai, thus overcoming time differences and receive instant attention.
We are constantly being consulted to provide rental valuations as we are a respected authority, based on an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the areas in which we operate. We consistently achieve asking prices, based on our valuations. A number of the UK's leading property developers include us on their panel as their sole recommended London letting agent as they know that investor purchasers can rely on our integrity through our unbiased and independent rental valuations when buying for property in London for investment.
The London property rental market is very competitive. Tenants have a wide choice. If you want to achieve continuity of letting at a maximum rental, your property must be well presented. We are able to offer furniture packs and a complete refurbishment service. With our in-depth knowledge of what will appeal most to tenants, we always give advice on what a property needs to ensure a client's property will achieve the maximum rental and rent quickly.
"Your staff provide a good, friendly service and are always willing to assist with problems and get things resolved in a quick and timely matter. I only work with two agents believe it or not for the same client as this is a pretty big portfolio."
Lyndsay A Neale, HSBC HR
"May I put on record what a fantastic job you have done. You have been obliging and fully supportive in the entire process of renting the apartment. In addition you do it with a great amount of charm. I would recommend Benham and Reeves Residential Lettings if any of my friends/family needed to rent an apartment."
Mr R Fuss, London
"From an initial phone call to instruct you on Monday of this week, we have just signed and returned the Tenancy Agreement. All done in a working week! It is confidence building to know the development is in high demand, and you are turning that into successful rentals."
Steve Rocks, UK