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Buying a property made easy

Buying a property in London involves several interconnected steps that need to be addressed with consideration and precision. Our range of services will have you covered as you locate your ideal property from making an offer to picking up the keys and everything in between.

Your property partner

We are an ideal partner for anyone looking to purchase a property in London. We offer 60 years’ experience of working at each point of the residential investment cycle with specialism in assisting overseas investors.

Guidance on what and where to buy

When looking to purchase, you may already know where you want to buy, but if not, our detailed local knowledge of all parts of London will soon help you find the location that is right for you. We will guide you through the various stages of the buying process ensuring you understand the commitment and costs every step of the way.

Handover and snagging

If you are buying a new home, we can manage the completion handover, liaising with the developer on your behalf concerning any snagging issues. We can also fully furnish the property and prepare it for letting straight away so you don’t miss out on income.

Lettings and management

Our service doesn’t stop at exchange and completion. We provide a comprehensive lettings and property management service and also offer portfolio management should you own or be purchasing several properties, or more.

For more guidance on buying, download our Step by Step Guide to Buying here or call us on 020 3752 6637

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The London property sales market – August 2020

Demand for homes increases We are seeing a noticeable increase in enquiries from potential buyers, both owner occupiers and investors, as lockdown continues to ease. Lockdown forced most buyers to put their plans to buy a property on hold, creating pent-up demand which is now being released and so demand continues to grow. There is much more activity in the housing market generally with many UK newspapers siting us having a mini-boom. We are now carrying out more valuations and receiving more new instructions, increasing our stock levels and giving buyers a greater choice of properties to consider. And, of course, the Stamp Duty holiday announced recently by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has also had an immediate and positive effect on demand for properties. The Chancellor’s Stamp Duty holiday The move to increase the threshold at which house buyers must pay Stamp Duty from £125,000 to £500,000(until March 31st 2021), has been the catalyst to boost enquiry levels further and we expect this increased demand to continue over the next few months. The significant saving that buyers can now make is clearly proving to be a real incentive to buy now and not wait any longer. For more information on the Stamp Duty holiday read our blog where we have published more information. Homeowners and first-time buyers recognise the opportunities Many buyers had been actively looking to buy a home before the Covid 19 crisis hit and of course, these plans were put on hold. Low interest rates were a key incentive and now the current Stamp Duty holiday means this could be their best opportunity to move onto or up the property ladder. Property investors returning to the market Many investors too are looking at the current situation as a good time to get a good deal. The Stamp Duty holiday is also having a positive effect on this sector of the market, with most investors looking at properties that they will be able to complete on before the end of March 2021 when the scheme comes to an end. There’s an increase in interest from Hong Kong buyers in particular and we expect this to increase over the next couple of months. A few examples of properties we currently have under the £500,000 threshold are Warple Lofts Acton, Southall Waterside, Regency Heights and Hayes Village. All of these represent fantastic value with good long term yields for rental investors. New developments coming on stream New-build apartments are always at the top of investors’ wish lists so new developments with phases completing before March 2021 are in particularly high demand. Southall Waterside is one of these. A huge area of regeneration in the London Borough of Ealing, it covers 88 acres and will offer homes, shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. The first phase is due to complete at the end of 2020. Lexington Gardens at The Residence in Nine Elms is also generating a lot of interest. Part of the £15 billion Nine Elms regeneration, the apartments are also due to complete towards the end of 2020. Beaufort Park in Colindale is another popular development and we have well priced stock here too. And while we do have one or two buyers looking for properties in Zone 1 priced at up to £3.5m, usually wanted as a base for when they are in London, generally, most investors are looking for smaller units on the fringes of central London where they wish to purchase a buy-to-let property which can achieve good rental yields. Accurate pricing is essential Clearly, the key issue at the moment is price. Properties must be priced accurately in line with current market conditions in order to sell. And any unit that is overpriced will struggle to find a buyer in the current market. Contact us about our latest opportunities We currently have new homes coming to market every day and if you are considering buying a property in London over the next few months, please get in touch with me, or our sales team so we can discuss your requirements.

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