Investment of the month – Elm Park Gardens

It is exciting to introduce a fantastic property investment in the sought after address in Chelsea for a two bedroom apartment, Elm Park Gardens.

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Remortgage rates for buy-to-let products cut by major UK buy-to-let lenders

Data released by the Bank of England shows buy-to-let mortgage rates at 75% loan-to-value are at their lowest since records began in 2012, averaging just 2.27%. This is mirrored by historically low rates for for home purchasers, with average rates of 3.73% for a two-year fixed rate product on 95% LTV.

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Inherited a property? Here’s what you need to know before renting it out

If you’ve recently inherited a property, you may be considering whether to rent out with a view to receiving a rental income and a real boost to your finances.  All you need to do is find yourself a tenant and watch the cash roll in. Well, as you might expect, it’s not quite that simple! …

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The London rental market – October 2018

Despite a constant drip of negative headlines around UK interest rates, house prices and buy-to-let, the private rental sector shows no sign of a downturn – in fact, we are experiencing one of the busiest Autumn’s since the crash in 2008.

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What’s on in London – October 2018

The summer months are gently morphing into cooler and shorter days, so bouncing up and down in a field no longer seems the automatic choice it was a couple of weeks ago. Time, then, for some more “cultured” activities that don’t require masses of space and sunlight. Art, food and film can all be enjoyed …

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Hampstead rentals market out of the doldrums

Above average early autumn enquiries have brought a much-needed boost to the Hampstead lettings market which has seen rents flatten in the last 12 months reports local agent Benham and Reeves Residential Lettings.

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Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings appoints new head of China Desk

Ann Moir has joined Benham and Reeves as the new Head of its China Desk. The appointment is part of the company’s continuing expansion in China and London, as it broadens its range of property services to Chinese investors in the UK and overseas. Anita Mehra, Managing Director says the company needed more Chinese staff …

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Investment property of the month – Q3 Residence

Finding value near Heathrow When it comes to maximising rental, buying well is essential to ensuring a good yield and every investor likes to know they have bought well for the long-term.

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Top 10 tips to get the best return on your property investment

Ever wondered how some property investors just seem to shrug at the raft of financial and legal changes affecting the buy-to-let market. If you’re asking what they know, the answer is these ten tried and tested property investment rules to help stay balanced amid times of change.

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London property in distress

With news from accountancy firm Moore Stephens that 153 high street estate agents became insolvent between April 2017 and April 2018 and an estimate that a further 7,000 UK agents show signs of ‘financial distress’, it’s becoming ever more crucial to choose your property agent wisely, and with due diligence. At the time of writing, …

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Investment property of the month – Brentford

In this month’s blog we’re showcasing London’s latest new development- IconBlu, TW8 completing in 2019. Situated in Brentford, surrounded by exclusive London postcodes including Ealing, Richmond and Kew, this scheme comprising 271 apartments each with a dedicated parking space offers high quality accommodation in a sought-after location. The Zone 4 station at Syon Lane is …

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Are you an illegal landlord?

Many landlords are professional investors who rent out buy-to-let properties as a business. They research the legal, health and safety and other requirements this entails and manage their properties (or use a property management company) efficiently from the outset.

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