The London rental market – February 2019

It’s a familiar story but we are again happy to report that London is continuing to see strong rental demand although there are still shortages of supply in many areas.  Many of our 16 London lettings branches are finding that certain developments are often fully let and they have no rentable stock at all, such …

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Investment of the month -Alaska Building

1 Bed Apartment to buy in Alaska Building, Deals Gateway, Deptford, SE13   A contemporary one-bedroom apartment set on the second floor of Alaska Building at the award-winning ‘One SE8’ property development in Zone two, offering a respectable 5.14% yield making it an Ideal buy-to-let purchase for an entry-level investor.  For a first-time buyer, it …

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What’s on in London – February 2019

If there’s one thing that all Londoners are demanding this February (apart from a politics detox), it is colour – great big splashes of it, all across the Capital. Well, we’re in luck. Chinese New Year brings red and gold. The V&A will be showing glittering offerings from Dior and Kew Gardens will be a …

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The London rental market – January 2019

The start of 2019 has been good in terms of rental demand, with many of our 16 London lettings branches reporting plentiful enquiries from applicants via our website with numbers increasing as during the second week of January.

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What will the New Year bring for property?

Q3 2018 was Benham & Reeves Lettings’ most successful period in history, with a record number of new tenancies across our 16 London branches, representing a 22.1% increase in transactions over the same period in 2017. We saw rental demand continue to grow, and tenancies renew at an incredible 70% rate.

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If my rented property is burgled, who pays for the damage?

Q. I live in a rented flat.  I’ve just been burgled but my landlord says I am liable for the damage caused by the burglar – is this right? A. Generally, the landlord of a rented property is responsible for providing the tenant with a safe and secure property that is in a good state of …

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Investment of the month – One Blackfriars

London’s best development with a significant deal possible Remaining 2 bedroom apartment in prime top-end development, One Blackfriars, which is THE most talked about new tower in London with jaw-dropping views over the River, the City skyline and Canary Wharf. 95% of the building is sold and we have one the final remaining 2-bedroom unit …

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Buy-to-let most popular articles of 2018

Happy New Year… 2018 was an interesting year in property with changes to tax, Stamp Duty and Brexit speculation.  A record number of landlords and property investors read our news pieces on the market, property law, taxation and investment opportunities.  In case you missed any of our articles, they are all in the news section …

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What’s on in London – January 2019

The new year seems like a good opportunity to appreciate those whose hard work goes into staging some of the spectacular one-off events that occur in the Capital. In January, there seems to be as many of these as in Christmas, so as soon as the riggers, lighting engineers, sound technicians and security personnel finish …

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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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