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过去三十年来,我们Benham and Reeves受到中国投资者们的信赖,为其在寻求伦敦购买住宅物业时提供可信资源信息。我们的服务范围从上海办事处延伸到我们在伦敦的中文服务台,确保了客户购买伦敦物业的所有阶段都是顺利、谨慎和透明的。我们的上海工作人员定期访问伦敦,以便跟上最新的房地产趋势、主题和技术。

Benham and Reeves在中国、香港、印度、马来西亚和新加坡设有办事处,在整个地区享有卓越的声誉。中国投资者非常重视信任关系,因为他们可能并不总是能看到自己所购置的资产。他们需要一个可信赖的房地产经纪人,从前期的物业搜索比较到后期完成及管理都有中文的工作人员为期进行复杂的谈判、协调。

中国投资者与我们合作具有明显的优势:

  • 与我们的国际办事处密切合作,我们可以在开始对在伦敦出售的房地产进行主要搜寻之前,分析清楚潜在投资者的需求。这包括对需求的战略目标,以便满足特定客户的投资需求
  • 深入了解伦敦房地产市场,其基础是对当地和国际趋势的详尽研究。与领先的房地产开发商的长期联系使我们能够将宝贵的知识传递给我们的客户。
  • 关于融资、法律和税收条例的建议。
  • 战略规划,确保我们客户的资产组合提供尽可能好的回报。伦敦新区不断开放,作为伦敦房地产经纪人,我们可以建议如何最好地利用它们提供的机会。
  • 公平和准确的财产估价是任何严谨的资产配置的重要起点。当投资者进行多次购买时,密切关注间接费用是很重要的。为此,我们寻求确保我们的客户不会支付不必要的任何一分钱
  • 能为伦敦房地产投资者支付即时红利,也是我们的愿望。我们经验丰富的骨干员工是解决寻找优质租户和谈判问题的专家。

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London property sales market – review of 2020

2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year for property sales in London – from the lockdown in March which saw the housing market shut down completely, to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s temporary Stamp Duty holiday which has prompted a surge in activity, boosting demand from London homebuyers. Since the market reopened, the UK property market has been defying wider economic uncertainty and we are continuing to see momentum build, even during the second, most recent lockdown. The hunger to buy property is definitely back! Transaction levels up - statistics from HMRC Since the summer, we have been seeing transaction levels increasing steadily as buyers return to the market, with pent-up demand from both international investors and domestic homebuyers, created by the shutdown of the housing market in March 2020. Our experience is echoed by HMRC statistics which estimate that 98,010 residential property transactions completed in September 2020 (nationally), 21.3% higher than August 2020. The boost to the market is also a result of the temporary increase in the Stamp Duty Land Tax nil rate band (for properties valued at up to £500,000), which has been saving homebuyers up to £15,000 on their property purchase. What are homebuyers looking for? Much of this increased demand has been from domestic homebuyers looking for more space, larger homes and more outside space, as their requirements have changed due to the shift towards working from home. Although while some professionals currently living in central London are looking at a move to the London suburbs or the country, we continue to see many professionals who love living in central London and are now looking at making their first property purchase, using the Stamp Duty holiday to boost their finances and help them make their first step onto the property ladder. These buyers recognise that a ‘normal’ working life, going back into the office, will return at some point, so being close to their place of work, perhaps within walking distance, and to busy cafes, bars and nightlife, is the life they want, now perhaps more than ever. Demand for London residential properties post-lockdown Generally, since the housing market reopened in June, demand for residential properties in London has been exceptional. Even during the first lockdown, enquiries bubbled away as buyers planned potential purchases and carried on doing their research, even though no physical viewings were possible. Buy-to-let investors, first time buyers and homeowners looking to upgrade to a larger home have all been driving the demand and we’re seeing a mix of domestic and European buyers as well as international investors. In particular, our Hong Kong office has been seeing a noticeable uplift in enquiries from individuals looking to buy a property in London since the announcement of the BN(O) passport holders’ eligibility for UK residency. And while we have been selling properties at all price points, from entry level homes to high end properties, the price bracket up to £500,000 continues to be the busiest and we expect this to continue. Adapting to a new way of buying and selling homes Of course, we have been working hard to adapt to new ways of working throughout the pandemic and technology has been key. Virtual tours have become an even more important part of our toolkit. We now offer a full video tour for all our properties which reduces the number of physical viewings necessary and helps potential buyers get a real feel for a property before they decide to view it in person. We have even had offers agreed on properties by buyers who had only seen the video tour, such is their determination to move forward with their plans. The recent surge in demand has recently been causing a bit of a bottleneck in terms of getting conveyancing and building surveys carried out so we are encouraging buyers and sellers to move as quickly as possible to ensure they beat the Stamp Duty holiday deadline on March 31st next year. Looking forward to 2021 The housing market has proved to be extremely resilient this year and with three new vaccines likely to be rolled out early in the New Year, we expect consumer confidence to remain strong. And while the winter months are usually quieter, as life returns to some sort of normality over the next few months’ we expect demand for homes in 2021 to remain strong, albeit less frenetic than at the moment. If you are looking to buy or sell a property in London, please contact our sales branch who will be happy to assist or get in touch with one of our international offices who have sales consultants on hand to advise you.

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