Where to find the biggest discounts in the London property market?

While the London property market may be in a certain state of flux due to Brexit and stamp duty, there are still some things that are certain. It is the world’s capital city with amazing historical attractions, world-renowned educational institutions and thriving business opportunities. For these reasons, it is likely to always need good private …

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Let of the month – May 2018

In our regular Let of the Month feature, here’s a rental success story at the Battersea Power Station, an iconic British landmark positioned on the South bank of the Thames.

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Top ten reasons why London is best to invest

London is the world’s capital city, a thriving metropolis where everyone is welcome. It’s the UK’s centre for investment and opportunity and it has unparalleled cultural and historical significance. There are so many reasons why London property investment is the best in its class so let’s take a look at the top ten.

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Dealing with extreme weather if you are a landlord

The recent flurry of cold weather, dubbed the ‘Beast from the East’, took many people by surprise with its intensity and duration. With unexpected levels of snow, schools being shut and travel disruptions, landlords may have asked themselves what type of assistance and tenant resources they should be providing in the event of such extreme …

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Ten benefits of buying property off-plan

Buying London property off-plan can offer many benefits for a property investor or buy-to-let landlord. When buying property as an investment you will be looking for one of two things; namely a high rental yield if you are planning to rent the property or high levels of capital growth.

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Why you should choose a new build over a period property

To choose a new build or a period property is a debate for the ages and shows no sign of letting up. While the idea of a period property with all its inherent character may seem attractive at first, the charm of living in an old Victorian home steeped in history can quickly fade once …

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What allowances are there for refurbishing my London rental property?

We usually recommend landlords review their rental property regularly and consider redecoration or refurbishment according to the rental and the amount of wear and tear.  Sometimes a simple refresh of décor and soft furnishings is enough, but lucrative corporate tenants expect to rent a managed property that is up to date. The days when tenants …

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10 tips to let your property to Japanese tenants

If you could describe the perfect tenant attributes, landlords and property owners would most likely put reliability, honesty and cleanliness very high on the list. One culture that also holds these qualities dear is the Japanese, and therefore, unsurprisingly, tenants from Japan are viewed as ideal renters.

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Periodic tenancies: Landlords beware, even though students or Tenants in receipt of DHSS Payments don’t have to pay council tax you may have to

An Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) is the main agreement between a landlord and a tenant which is drawn up for a fixed term – usually 12 months.  When this runs out, a new agreement is put in place for another fixed term.

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London remains top location for foreign property investment

In a recent survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, its members have voted London as the top global location for foreign property investment, up from third place last year.

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Top 10 tips to let or sell your property to Chinese buyers

This year, the 16th February ushers in the Chinese Year of the Dog, symbolising good luck for the year ahead. There are still a few things you should avoid doing on New Year’s Day however such as cleaning clothes, using scissors, being near crying children and leaving the house (if you are a woman); if …

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The London rental market – February 2018

Our 16 London lettings branches are reporting a strong start to the year, and most are finding that business has been better than expected over the last few weeks. We are seeing good levels of enquiries coming in from applicants keen to move home over the next couple of months and these are professionals from …

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