We are completely committed to providing a full lettings service to rental investors and looking after your buy-to-let property should you require us to manage it for you. Our success is only when we let your property and we are 100 per cent dedicated to achieving the optimum rental - always.
Established in 1958, we have six decades of experience at letting and managing property throughout London. Our track record and localised experience has helped overseas and home-grown investors prosper in the peaks and the lows of the rentals market.
Securing a quick let to the best possible tenant is always our aim. This is only possible when a property is marketed at a realistic, achievable local rental. Through decades of experience, our advice is unbiased and tends to be accurate.
Our current network of branches are highly visible and strategically placed in the most popular rental locations including Beaufort Park Colindale, Canary Wharf, the City, Ealing, Shoreditch, Fulham Reach Hammersmith, Hampstead, Highgate, Hyde Park, Imperial Wharf Fulham, Kensington, Kew, Knightsbridge, Nine Elms, Surrey Quays, White City, Wapping and Woolwich.
We’ve been operating in South East Asia since 1995 and following expansion, we now operate out of five international offices in China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Singapore. Each office employs local staff with experienced, dedicated property managers providing a convenient and personalised service in your time zone. And, you receive the same level of service as our UK clients.
Our network of high traffic websites including www.benhams.com ensure our properties are seen by a constant flow of prospective tenants. We also list with the main property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and Onthemarket. We are very active on social media and across the Google network. We also do e-marketing and use signboards - all dedicated to attracting tenants 24 hours a day. Once instructed, a property can be online within minutes and images and a virtual tour of your property will be taken by our in-house photographers to give it maximum exposure.
Run by a fully qualified solicitor, our property management department can look after everything from organising repairs with trusted contractors; give advice on legal issues, carry out inspections and generally making sure everything runs smoothly. Our accounts centre is managed by a chartered accountant and offers a full range of financial management services including 24hr access to our online accounts providing you with secure, real-time information when you require it.
Governance and compliance are important to us. Benham and Reeves are founder members of ARLA Propertymark (the Association of Residential Letting Agents) and full members of The Property Ombudsman for Lettings and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. As estate agents in London, we are also members NAEA (the National Association of Estate Agents). You can learn more about this by going to our membership page.
As we look forward to what’s ahead in 2022, we can’t help but compare this year to last – and clearly the outlook is much more positive now than it was 12 months ago. In January 2021 we had just embarked on yet another lockdown, so life was difficult for many landlords – and tenants. Move forward to 2022 and, while we clearly still have some challenges, the UK economy is already starting to recover and the future looks a lot brighter now there is little possibility of further lockdowns and travel restrictions. Rental enquiries still very high Rental demand in London is increasing again after the Christmas break and we have bounced back very quickly, with enquiries picking up from early January. The number of applicants that we are registering as I write, is up over 150% compared to the same period in 2020, before the pandemic started and up 47% versus 2019. Usually it can take a while for rental demand to build at the start of the year but this clearly indicates that demand from applicants is strong and budgets are good. Corporates and international students have returned to London in droves, keen to resume their careers after lengthy periods working from home. So, there is still a lot of pent-up demand from renters and we expect this to drive forward the market over the next few months. The biggest challenge we now face is the acute shortage of available rental properties. Shortages of good rental properties in London set to continue With such high demand, shortages of good rental properties will remain a challenge for all letting agents in London. We have waiting lists of fully referenced tenants ready to move into new homes but many will have to wait for much longer than they had anticipated until a property becomes available. Challenges presented by the pandemic A key issue we’ve faced also over the last few weeks, along with most other companies, has been staff isolating with Covid 19. During the latter part of December 2021 we were operating with fewer staff than normal but most are now back and, in any eventuality, our staff are digitally armed with all necessary tech and able to work from home, if necessary, to minimise any impact on business. New instructions at London’s most popular residential developments Over the next few months several new property developments are due to complete and we are already talking to landlords about letting their properties, so with new instructions coming to the market, we hope the situation will ease a little. Popular developments include Cashmere Wharf at London Dock, South Quay Plaza and Landmark Pinnacle – all in East London. In the City, One Bishopsgate Plaza has also started to complete over the last few days and we are receiving enquiries here. In West London, we have further new instructions lined up at The Green Quarter in Southall which has been a hugely popular scheme for us. And at The Horlicks Quarter in Slough, close to Heathrow Airport, meeting demand from professionals happy to live a bit further out of the Capital at lower rents. We also expect to see numerous instructions coming on stream at Wembley Park, an area within an easy commute of central London that is seeing dramatic regeneration. Other areas where demand is consistently high includes Beaufort Park, a St George development in Colindale, North West London, where we’ve had a branch on-site since 2006. Also in Nine Elms Point in Vauxhall, Battersea Power Station and 250 City Road in Shoreditch. Across the Capital, demand for these types of brand-new properties to rent in London will continue to be high. Landlords – please call us to arrange a free rental valuation ! If you are a landlord and let your property in early 2021, so the tenancy is now close to renewal, please get in touch with your nearest Benham & Reeves branch. Rents have been increasing over the last few months due to the shortages of stock – in some cases by more than 5%. So as market conditions have changed dramatically in the last few months, we may be able to help you secure a higher rent. Now is the time to obtain an up-to-date rental valuation to make sure you are achieving a competitive market rent. Please contact our experienced staff at to arrange an appraisal. READ MORE: London’s rental market ends 2021 on a high