The London property market update – April 2020

The Covid 19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is presenting us with serious challenges but we are working hard to maintain as normal a service as possible to both tenants and landlords during these uncertain times, while operating within the government’s guidelines.

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My tenants have left my rental property suddenly, leaving a car in the garage.  Can I keep the car?

Unfortunately not.  There are laws governing what a landlord should do if the tenant vacates a property and leaves some of their belongings behind.  Any property left behind by a tenant still belongs to them and if possible, the landlord should always try to return it.  If the landlord disposes of the goods and it …

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Fringe Benefits: Why London’s Property Hotspots Have the Edge

With a thumping election win in his back pocket, Boris Johnson is quietly lowering expectations for a third Heathrow runway which in property terms is pretty good news. For some time now, the area’s low prices and good transport links have been in the sights of investors and property developers and they’re probably glad to …

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What happens if my landlord’s property is repossessed? Can the mortgage lender evict me?

If this happens, it is usually because the landlord has mortgage arrears or they have rented the property without the lender’s permission. What happens next depends on what type of tenancy agreement you have.

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Why Property is Still a Strong Long-Term Investment

Safe as houses With the Bank of England still maintaining its flexible yet cautious approach to interest rates, the UK’s property sector remains a safe bet for property investors as it continues to benefit from support from both public and private sectors. Putting money into bricks and mortar has, over more than five decades, proven …

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Good As New – The Benefits of Investing in a New Build Property

Any number of economic reports may have you wondering why some of the information targets construction firms and house building instead of inflation or jobs. The reason for this focus is straightforward: A steady supply of new homes is considered a dependable indicator for the housing market in particular and for economic growth in general …

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New Electrical Safety Regulations for Landlords

The UK Government is soon to introduce new Electrical Safety Regulations, requiring landlords and letting agents to ensure electrical installation inspections are carried out on all new tenancies in England from 1st July 2020 or from 1st April 2021 for existing tenancies.

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The London sales market – March 2020

Buyers and sellers return to the market in force; coronavirus having virtually no effect on confidence We continue to see increasing confidence in the London property market, with quite dramatic upturns in both new valuations and the number of new buyers registering with us. We are extremely busy working with buyers and sellers at all …

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West London property explodes with new investment

With a thriving economy, good schools, sophisticated neighbourhoods that ooze with architectural splendour, there is a lot of store in the old term “West is best” which seems very fitting here.

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The London rental market – March 2020

The London rental market has been facing a number of challenges recently and the last few weeks have seen rental demand soften a little in some areas. This is due partly to the usual pause during the February half term school holidays and also due to concerns about coronavirus. This is causing a slowdown in …

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What’s on in London – March 2020

Thanks to social media, there is seemingly no reason to feel disconnected with the source of our inspiration or the people that make it happen. Artists like those exhibiting at the Only Art Fair are putting all their work out on Pinterest, while media savvy footballers directly tweet their feelings about every win, loss or …

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Surge in demand for London property following general election and January’s EU departure

There has been a dramatic increase in enquiries from homebuyers looking to purchase London property following Boris Johnson’s December general election win and the UK’s departure from the EU on January 31st.

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