Sales success in India

Overseas trips to visit our clients are a regular part of the diary for myself and fellow Benham & Reeves directors Anita Mehra and Vidhur Mehra. This autumn has seen a particularly busy schedule, so far involving visits to Mumbai, Bangalore and Nairobi. Anita and I will also be visiting Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong …

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The London rental market – November 2019

Demand for rental accommodation in London remains quite literally, phenomenal! Many of our London lettings branches have completely run out of rental property stock recently and this has presented us with quite a challenge as try to keep up with demand from good quality, professional applicants. And while there are several new residential developments completing …

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The London sales market – November 2019

With the outcome of Brexit still undecided, the London property market remains subdued and is likely to remain so until an agreement is reached. So while we wait a little longer for the result of current negotiations, many buyers continue to sit back to see how the situation plays out. This uncertainty means that many …

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What’s on in London – November 2019

Even the prospect of a winter general election will do little to dampen Londoner’s spirits as they look forward to the Christmas season. The lights are going up, skating rinks are open and the West End is full of exciting shopping opportunities and entertainment options. Food and drink events are a great way to get …

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5% Rental Guarantee Solution for Landlords

Benham & Reeves are now offering purchasers of Barratt London homes, a guaranteed 5% rental yield for 24 months, at some of their latest developments in London.

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The London Help to Buy Scheme – taking the first step on the property ladder in London

Buying your first home in London is often believed to be beyond the reach of many young professionals – and it certainly isn’t easy. But a sluggish property market, softening house prices, low mortgage interest rates, discounts from developers and the London Help to Buy scheme – mean that this could be the best opportunity …

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Success at Nine Elms Point

The final phase of new rental homes has started to complete in Nine Elms Point a highly popular scheme in the Nine Elms regeneration area. Despite these new homes completing during the autumn season,demand has been the strongest we have ever seen for a new property development! The first 25 homes that completed were let …

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The London rental market – October 2019

A shortage of rental properties remains a serious issue for us, meaning we do not have enough rental accommodation to meet applicants’ needs. This is becoming a significant problem across London. But why? Well, of course we know that some landlords have exited the market, deterred by changes to the UK’s tax system.

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The London sales market – October 2019

The London property market is once again seeing enquiry levels increase, with demand particularly strong from first time buyers keen to take advantage of a slower than usual sales market, the financial advantages offered by the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme and continuing low interest rates (currently 0.75%), keeping down the cost of borrowing.

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What’s on in London – October 2019

London, with its unfamiliar playing surface and relative lack of media coverage for American Football has proved to be a tough place to get results in and that’s before you factor in our capricious weather (four seasons in one day, what’s that about?). The weather won’t worry lovers of German festivals as they tend to …

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Carmen Ching joins Benham and Reeves in Shanghai

Carmen Ching has joined Benham and Reeves as its new Regional Director. Responsible for the Greater China area, her appointment is vital to the company’s ongoing expansion plans in the region as it seeks to broaden the range of property investment services available to Chinese investors in the UK and in other overseas locations.

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What to do if my property tenant dies?

As a responsible landlord, it’s important to know how to handle the difficult process of a tenant passing away in the event of that happening and the circle of life often means that many landlords are in fact landlords themselves through death, as they inherit the family home from their parents and then let out.

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