Look again at renting in the heart of London

The capital city has so much to offer in terms of work and leisure time. Galleries, museums, theatre and events, not to mention bars and restaurants can mean residents are not short of things to do at weekends and evenings. The great rental opportunities in stunning locations are a huge draw too, often close enough …

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Top ten issues that will devalue your London rental property

With an increasing amount of choice for tenants, it is important to make your property stand out. That said, there are things that can make a property stand out for all the wrong reasons. Here’s the top ten things that can be off putting for tenants.

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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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Setting the standard – Rogue Landlord Checker

As part of his Mayoral campaign in 2016, Sadiq Khan  championed the notion of ‘fairer’ housing for Londoners in the private rental sector. His plans included a ‘rogue landlord checker’, a database of landlords who have had successful prosecutions against them for dereliction in their responsibilities to tenants. The database would only work however, if …

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Investment property of the month – Beaufort Park

We’re delighted to introduce an exciting new feature, a monthly blog series in which we showcase a unique property investment opportunity in the capital.

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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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