Everyone at Benham and Reeves is dedicated to making the process of buying property in London as smooth and as hassle-free as possible. From experienced investors to property newbies, all buyers can benefit from our expertise and local knowledge which we make available to them from the first enquiry to completion of purchase.
Whenever and wherever you decide to buy, our intuitive blend of traditional local knowledge and sixty years’ experience will instantly be at your disposal. On our website, you’ll find our easy to use property search, our buying guide and an extensive list of area guides to be invaluable resources that will save you time when looking for your London property purchase.
Our long-standing relationships with notable UK property developers ensure that we can point you towards all the best properties that London has to offer in a variety of desirable locations. With branches across the Capital we are able to bring to you many buying opportunities – some of which will not have reached the market yet.
Overseas investors need not feel disadvantaged as our international offices in China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Singapore provide the same level of one-to-one service. Tri-lingual, locally employed staff keep clients firmly in the loop as they and guide them towards some of the most profitable investment targets in prime central London and the suburbs.
I rented my flat from Benham and Reeves agent and the people who worked there are very friendly and polite especially Veronica Souza and Brett
Professional, fast and helpful team
I was assisted by Brett and Veronica. They were very professional and fast for every request and need. This was very important for me because I moved from Italy with my children and everything was new for me to settle. Many thanks for your kind and effective assistance!
Good service Prompt and responsive
Benham are the go-to place for letting in W8
I’ve used Benham and Reeves to let my apartment for nearly 20 years. Their Letting service is excellent and their local knowledge and reputation leads to a ready supply of first class tenants. The Management Service is very efficient for both tenant and landlord; the quality of maintenance and staff are first rate—I have complete confidence in them. The record keeping is prompt and accurate. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Very responsive and professional
Excellent service - always immediately responsive and helpful
I would highly recommend this agency to anyone seeking a rental in London. They were extremely helpful regarding our various questions both relating to the accomodation and to London in general. Requests were dealt with immediately and efficiently and often the personnel went over and beyond what would be expected. Overall, all personnel I had the opportunity to exchange with were excellent professionals.
Very friendly and diligent
Very clear, professional and friendly communication. Easy to get in touch with and happy to follow up. Brett was our negotiator and Veronica our administrator. They are very diligent and synchronised.
Outstanding service by Philip
Philip has been wonderful in our house hunting in London. He listened to our needs and had been so patient in finding that right one. The whole process took a year and he was never discouraged. Instead, he was always very accommodating and positive. Now, we have finally moved into our new place. We highly recommend Philip to anyone who is looking for their dream home. In fact, we have already referred some friends to him. Thank you Philip and we appreciate all your help!
Dedicated service and customer centric
Always provide timely support and coordination
I am very pleased with their services. I am an overseas landlord and they have exceeded my expectations for a number of years. Quality service indeed.
Excellent service as always.
We are pleased with the service thus far, and would not hesitate to recommend B&R to friends and family. Thank you team!
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I have been a client of Benham and Reeves for nearly 20 years, and in that time I have found them to be very professional in everything they do and have served my needs exceptionally well. Abbas and his team have taken very good care of my property, and all the work that goes along with being a landlord over seas. They know their job, and the market inside out. I would have no hesitation in recommending Abbas and the team at Benham and Reeves for any potential property lettings.
Excellent and professional services
Philip provides professional services and advice on property acquisition. Very friendly and helpful.
Very good person, very eager. And work seriously, willing to meet the requirements of the customer.
I like B&R in several aspects. Our flat in Aldgate East is always tenanted - B&R easily finds tenants. They have a good network and know how the market stands so can recommend the right rental price. I am also happy with the admin/financial platform in place. Abbas is the one who contacts me on finance matters. I have been a client for almost 20 years and am very happy with your service.
I am happy with the responsiveness of the agents. They have been answering the emails always in a timely manner. I was a bit upset I had to insist 1 month on getting a new sink (initial one broke as it was not a sink). That was not great. But they are always there when I have a question and have helped me to discuss issues with water and gas meter with Landlord. The team is polite and nice, I am glad they are here.
I have been working with Benham and Reeves for a few years now. They have been managing a few of our properties and I’m very happy with them. They are very professional, efficient and thorough. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good property manager.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for providing me with an excellent service. You proactively sought out properties that met my investment criteria which led me to purchasing an ideal property. I appreciated your friendly and professional manner and felt I could really trust your judgement, which is something I did not feel with other estate agents. I would highly recommend using your company and will hopefully be purchasing another property through you soon.
A Satisfied Buyer!
I was happy with your service particularly in keeping the sale alive when the vendor was losing faith. My agent (Sofia) was invaluable in overcoming the various hurdles and concluding the sale successfully. Thank you from a satisfied buyer!
Demand for homes in London continues to grow and the market is getting busier. We are carrying out growing numbers of valuations and receiving new instructions daily, so our stock levels are increasing which is leading to more viewings with potential buyers. This increase in activity is now starting to translate into greater numbers of transactions completing. Our Director, Marc von Grundherr was interviewed by the Evening Standard recently and he talks about the mini-boom, you can read the article here. Many of these enquiries are from investors but we are also seeing a lot of interest from local buyers – first time buyers and existing homeowners looking to trade up. There’s no doubt that the Stamp Duty holiday marked a real turning point in the residential property market and it’s playing a key role in the current upturn, as buyers look at this period as a real opportunity to cut their costs and get a good deal on their next property purchase. The resulting increase in demand from buyers is leading to solid house price growth and is a clear sign that confidence is returning to London’s property market, both amongst domestic buyers and international investors. For further information on this, read our Quarter 2 Market Intel here. A shift in perspective from homeowners The recent Covid-19 lockdown prompted a real shift in values and it has led many people to reassess what they want from their homes and their investments. For those living in a small one bedroom apartment, a move to a larger apartment with a dedicated workspace may be on the cards. Some buyers are looking to move out to a leafier part of the London suburbs, perhaps close to a park, but this seems to be only if they have working from home flexibility. Even our lettings teams report that tenants priorities have changed in the rental market so this is not just affecting homeowners. Whatever a buyer’s needs, many have found themselves reassessing their lifestyle during this extraordinary time and this shift in perspective is creating a sea change in the London property market. Locations beyond central London such as Ealing, Colindale and Mill Hillare more popular than ever right now, not just for the long-term value they offer but because they are only a short commute into central London and are vibrant communities in their own right, with plenty of excellent amenities on site. Developments such as Beaufort Park, Dickens Yard and Millbrook Park are all selling well and are very popular with renters. Looking for value While we are currently seeing soaring demand for residential properties, buyers continue to exercise caution in terms of what they are prepared to pay for a property. Value for money is a priority so accurately priced properties are selling well but buyers are not prepared to pay inflated prices. International investors a driving force in the market For international investors, the weakness of sterling and low UK interest rates remain a driving force. Many overseas buyers wish to find a safe haven for their money and the UK remains a stable environment for investment, even in these uncertain times. So as the economy starts to pick up again post lockdown, confidence is building and investors are returning to the London property market in force. Hong Kong investors have been very active recently; most prefer brand new apartments and Canary Wharf is a popular location for many. Apartments at 190 The Strand have also attracted a lot of interest, particularly with those coming to the UK next year on a BNO visa. Most overseas investors prefer brand new developments but many developers have delayed planned launches over the last few months, and this, coupled with restrictions on international travel, has led to considerable pent up demand amongst overseas investors who now wish to move forward with their investment plans. Foreign investors are also keen to secure a bargain so there is also the added urgency to complete on purchases before the 2% surcharge in Stamp Duty which comes into force in April 2021. Get in touch with us about our latest opportunities If you are planning to buy property in London over the next few months, please contact our sales team. We have some excellent opportunities right now, with more new instructions coming in daily.