The London buy-to-let rental market 2018 – The year in review

Demand for rental properties in London has exceeded all expectations in 2018 and has been strong across the market, steadily growing throughout the year as more applicants than ever look for new homes.  In fact, Q3 was the most successful in our history and we concluded a record number of new tenancies across our 16 …

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What’s on in London – December 2018

Charitable giving is such an important part of the Christmas season that even hardened cynics find themselves suppressing their doubts when sleigh bells are ringing and jingling. But in modern day London, charity is invariably wrapped up in fun activities for all the family which makes Christmas all the more magical. Santa runs, pudding races …

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Rents on the up at Battersea Power Station

A name that has become synonymous with energetic enterprise and imaginative place-making continues to attract tenants to this riverside development next to Nine Elms, resulting in healthy buy-to-let rentals and low void periods reports local agent Benham and Reeves Lettings.

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Buying a Leasehold apartment – what do I need to be aware of?

If you’re considering buying a leasehold apartment, it’s crucial that you understand the implications of what a lease means and how those legalities affect you as a property investor. Here’s our guide to how to understand what your lease means and what homework to do before you buy.

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Investment of the month – 1 Bed at Kew Bridge West

Fantastic 1 bedroom opportunity offering a 5% yield in Aitons House in the Kew Bridge side of Brentford.

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Advice Clinic – November 2018

Q. Can I gift property to my children as part of my Inheritance Tax planning strategy? A. Inheritance tax planning is a hot topic right now and particularly important for investors who own property as values have increased dramatically over the last couple of decades. Gifting property to children is a useful way to reduce …

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The London rental market – November 2018

An acute shortage of rental properties continues to characterise the London buy-to-let market at the moment, with many of our branches now running low or even running out, of certain types of property, particularly one bedroom apartments. We have even been seeing some applicants agree to rent a property without seeing it – such is …

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What’s on in London – November 2018

As London starts to light itself up for a series of festive celebrations, the news of an expected royal birth in the spring of next year has come as a further boost. Meghan and Harry have proved to be an instant hit with a public weary of trade wars and Brexit rows, so as the …

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Rental market update Q3 2018 – Busiest quarter in Benham & Reeves Lettings history

Busiest quarter in Benham & Reeves Lettings history for rental transactions but landlords should be mindful of flattening rents.

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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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