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Low supply pushes London rents to giddy heights

A steadier economic climate leads us to believe that predictions of a housing crash coupled with double digit-inflation are way off the mark. That being said, the economic laws of supply and demand continue to dictate the direction of the London rentals market. Last month saw 16% of our pre-registered applicants still waiting for a …

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North-West London residential property seeing a return to normal conditions in 2023

Our North-West London estate agents have been receiving some very good enquiries since early January and we expect demand to grow steadily throughout the month.  After the exceptional levels of activity we saw in the first three quarters of 2022, this year we expect to see a return to the calmer and more stable market we saw before the pandemic.

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UK house prices falling, but rents are rising, what’s going on?

Demand for housing stock and the continued investment from overseas investors: these trends continue to act as twin shock absorbers, shielding the UK housing market from sharp swings or sudden drops.

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London property market sees rising demand from Hong Kong and Chinese nationals in 2022

Throughout 2022, we’ve seen growing demand for homes in London from both Hong Kong and Chinese nationals.  Firstly, Hong Kong professionals continue to move to the UK using the government’s BNO visa scheme and secondly, Chinese students have again been taking up places at London universities after more than two years of Covid lockdowns. Most …

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London housing market – Review of 2022

The start of 2022 saw a return to normality for the London residential property market as both homeowners and investors proved keen to resume their property buying plans now that Covid lockdowns are firmly in the past. From early January we saw increasing demand from domestic and overseas buyers driving forward the market, as they …

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London property rental demand ends the year on an all time high

Throughout 2022, we have seen phenomenal rental demand across London – with enquiry levels continuing to climb, even in December which is usually a little quieter.  We have simply never experienced a year like it in terms of the number of professional applicants looking for a rental property in the Capital.  In fact, we’ve seen the …

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Autumn Statement 2022 – Impact on the property sector

The Autumn Statement delivered by the UK government – one of the largest series of fiscal announcements for some decades – was previewed as one involving difficult decisions, higher taxes and public spending challenges. For once, perhaps, the spin doctors’ previews were not off the mark. The Chancellor – Jeremy Hunt – made clear that …

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Increasing demand from overseas buyers taking advantage of the weak pound

It’s no secret that the UK has seen its share of political upheaval over the last few weeks.  But as we see a new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, taking the reins at Ten Downing Street and bringing stability and confidence to the UK once again, many overseas investor clients have been reviewing their portfolios and …

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Peak season for rental demand in London

Demand for rental properties in London has remained at an all-time high over the last few weeks, intensified by seasonal market pressures; international students have moved to the Capital for the start of the autumn term, new graduates are moving here to start their careers and corporate relocations are picking up dramatically, now that Covid …

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Buyer demand remains resilient in North-West London

The last few weeks have seen economic and political uncertainty in the UK – thankfully an unusual occurrence.  But with the appointment of a new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, we look forward to greater stability.

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Hong Kong buyers remain a driving force in the London property market

The last few weeks have seen some political turmoil in the UK but when it comes to London property, one driving force in the market has remained strong – Hong Kong and Chinese buyers. 

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Introducing North West Quarter, NW6

There are some areas in London that can take you completely by surprise as regeneration transforms them into exciting new places in which to live and work.

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