Investment property of the month

1 Bed apartment to buy in award winning Beaufort Park scheme Undoubtedly one of London’s major regeneration success stories, the rise of Beaufort Park as a smart new residential address in Colindale, proves there are rental hotspots that still provide good yields and long-term growth even in Zone 4. One bedroom apartments to buy at Beaufort …

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What is fair wear and tear in my rental property?

Q. Which dilapidations is my tenant responsible for? A. Calculating a fair amount for dilapidations at the end of a tenancy can be a thorny issue and there are many misconceptions about what can and cannot be deducted from the tenant’s deposit. One of the main issues is defining what is ‘fair wear and tear’. …

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The London sales market – April 2019

Understandably, we continue to see caution amongst property buyers in London, who tend to be reluctant to commit to a purchase at the moment, instead holding back, awaiting a final decision on the way forward with Brexit. However, enquiries are continuing to come in steadily and we have been starting to see more buyers submitting …

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The London rental market – April 2019

London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to rent a home. And understandably, if renters are paying top dollar, they expect their apartment to offer that luxury lifestyle – a sophisticated home where they can simply unpack their belongings and get on with their life. So while we continue to see …

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What’s on in London – April 2019

Two major London events this month use the River Thames as a backdrop but in totally different contexts. Runners and crowds at the London Marathon are surrounded by buildings and bridges that will be recognised all over the world – great for TV. For the rowers in the boat race, the river is up close …

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Investment property of the month

3 Bed penthouse apartment to buy in Amelia House, Beaufort Park, NW9 A well-presented three-bedroom penthouse apartment is offered for sale at Amelia House, part of the award-winning Beaufort Park property development in Colindale NW9. Reached by lift, the apartment is situated on the seventh (top) floor and takes in 1068 square feet of modern …

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The London sales market – March 2019

Almost daily we are asked how the property sales market in London is holding up in the face of Brexit.  So this is probably a good time to explain the situation as we see it at the moment. First, it’s important to point out that, when it comes to property sales, there are two very …

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The London rental market – March 2019

We’ve talked a lot recently about the growing shortage of good rental stock in London.  A major factor contributing to this is that tenancy renewals are at a high at the moment so stock is simply not coming back onto the market.  In some areas, renewals are running at 90%!  But why?  A few years …

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What’s on in London – March 2019

Two patron saints are celebrated this month and they serve as fitting reminders of the disparate and turbulent forces that forged our nation. Whether you believe the legends of St David and St Patrick or not, it cannot be denied that their legacy of selflessness and sacrifice points towards people from different backgrounds getting along. …

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10 key things for buy-to-let landlords to be aware of in 2019

With the London rental market showing no signs of a decrease in demand since the start of the year, it is clear that despite the uncertainty of Brexit, tenant appetite remains reassuringly high. As we reported recently, we have seen this first-hand, with a steady increase in enquiries across each of our 16 London lettings …

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The London sales market – February 2019

Although temporary uncertainty around Brexit negotiations is having an effect on the housing market in London, prompting a ‘wait and see’ approach amongst many potential buyers, properties are selling and we believe the market is now bottoming out.  The proviso is that sellers must be realistic about the price they expect to achieve. After decades …

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The London rental market – February 2019

It’s a familiar story but we are again happy to report that London is continuing to see strong rental demand although there are still shortages of supply in many areas.  Many of our 16 London lettings branches are finding that certain developments are often fully let and they have no rentable stock at all, such …

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