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What’s happening in the London Property Sales Market – August 2021

At the end of June we saw the deadline for the government’s Stamp Duty holiday which is now being tapered down until it is phased out completely at the end of September.   And I am sure many homebuyers are wondering what effect this will have on the London property market.  But this is just one …

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The London Rentals Market – August 2021

I am very pleased to report that rental demand is increasing across London, in fact, across our branch network and our website, in June, we saw a 57.2% increase in domestic enquiries and an 18% increase from overseas applicants all looking for rental properties in London in July and August. Properties to let in Zones …

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London remains attractive to experienced Malaysian investors

The UK property market was at its height and really booming when I joined Benham and Reeves in the middle of 2016. This was before Brexit when we were experiencing exciting times whereby real estate agents could close double digit sales on any weekend exhibition showcase of UK or London properties.  Fast forward: Britain left the …

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Everything you need to know about living in Wembley Park

Not so long ago, a visit to Wembley meant that you were either attending an important football match or a must-see concert. This is because of Wembley Stadium’s history of hosting defining moments like the World Cup Finals and huge memorable concerts such as Live Aid back in 1985. As the most recent Euro 2020 …

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The London property sales market – July 2021

London’s reputation as a safe haven for property investment is well known. But recent news from the Halifax Index that in March, a year on from the start of the first national lockdown, UK house prices were up 6.5%, the first house price rise in a recession in modern history, was staggering! Our own statistics echo …

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The London rental market – July 2021

At last we are starting to feel that it is more like ‘business as usual’, with tenant demand increasing and once again shortages of good properties in many London areas – a situation that we haven’t seen since the start of 2020! Apartments in most residential developments are now letting very quickly, some in just …

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Can my employer force me back to the office after lockdown?

Despite the government “roadmap” which has encouraged businesses to implement home-working arrangements wherever possible, the law does not currently oblige employers to grant permanent work-from-home status to employees after the UK pandemic restrictions are lifted. As long as appropriate precautions are in place (i.e. distancing, sanitiser, screens etc), your employer can insist that you return …

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Saving Tax for Landlords: Our latest webinar attracts landlords and property investors from around the world

Our latest webinar – Saving Tax for Landlords: Should you restructure your business to be more tax-efficient in 2021? – has proved to be our most successful ever, with nearly 500 investors attending from around the world. The webinar was aimed at anyone who owns a rental property in their own name looking for ways …

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Upscale Mayfair, London living at its finest

Many parts of London seek to dazzle, seduce and occasionally exceed expectations but Mayfair trumps them all. Prestige and affluence are thoroughly ingrained into the DNA of this City of Westminster neighbourhood, which has symbolised blue-chip excellence for over two centuries. A pristine pocket of red brick elegance, punctuated by gorgeous garden squares and elegant …

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Welcome back Wimbledon Championships 2021

Marc von Grundherr, Director at Benham and Reeves reports from outside the All-England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, a venue that has hosted some of the most breath-taking moments in sport. It’s a place where legends are created as each year during the Championships, the world’s elite players compete for what is arguably the greatest grand …

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Successful London property launches in Singapore

Benham & Reeves has successfully launched two outstanding London developments One Thames City and London Square Greenwich to Singapore investors.

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London’s reliability and resilience makes a sound investment for overseas investors

The last two decades have seen London undergo a radical shift in infrastructural priorities as it continues to forge ahead as one of the world’s leading financial, educational and technological centres. As someone with extensive experience of managing property sales teams throughout South East Asia and the UK, I take pride in being part of …

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