Starting out in the mid nineteen fifties as the brainchild of two London property visionaries, Benham and Reeves is still run today as an independent lettings and sales agent operating from seventeen prominently located branches across London. The company also has five international offices in China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Singapore where many of our investor clients reside.
That's our philosophy. It means that we are constantly looking to make what we do more helpful and profitable for all our clients. Occasionally it means that we have to sacrifice our own margin, but it has been our ethos for more than 60 years, and our clients assure us that it is why they come back to us again and again. We appreciate this sounds a little warm and fuzzy without detail to back it up. So here's what it means in practice:
For a start, it means creating the right framework for anyone who wants to buy a property in London. As our particular specialism is property investment for rental investors, this means that properties need to be right for tenants, so if investors receive an advisory service from us first, this will involve:
So that's the landlords, but tenants matter equally, which is why we also strive to:
Our status as founder members of the ARLA Propertymark (the Association of Residential Letting Agents) and the NAEA Propertymark (the National Association of Estate Agents) combined with our other memberships ensures an approach that is transparent, professional and thorough.
Fully committed to excellence at all levels while still maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere, our Directors can be found working closely on a daily basis with the various departments. Visiting international offices, meeting clients’ face-to-face and hosting regular investor events is all part of their hands-on approach to business development.
“May I put on record what a fantastic job you have done. You have been obliging and fully supportive in the entire process of renting the apartment. In addition you do it with a great amount of charm. I would recommend Benham and Reeves Residential Lettings if any of my friends/family needed to rent an apartment.”
“From an initial phone call to instruct you on Monday of this week, we have just signed and returned the Tenancy Agreement. All done in a working week! It is confidence building to know the development is in high demand, and you are turning that into successful rentals.”