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Hong Kongers will always consider London as a key investment

As real estate in the UK begins its recovery after subsequent lockdowns, there is more positivity around and confidence is returning to the market. Since the beginning of March, shortly after the UK Government announced a detailed roadmap for getting back to normal, our Hong Kong office saw a surge of interest, with London property …

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The London property sales market – May 2021

Demand for residential properties in London remains high but after months of lockdown, many homebuyers are re-evaluating what they want from their home, so we are seeing a shift in the types of property in highest demand. Perhaps the most significant new trend is the need for larger homes, with more space, both inside and …

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The London rental market – May 2021

Demand for property to rent in London is really picking up and many of our 18 London lettings branches are receiving more enquiries now than at any time over the last year. A key trend we’re seeing is that professionals have been re-evaluating their property priorities over the last few months and are now choosing …

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Best Riverside Rentals in London

Apart from being London’s two-thousand-year-old commercial lifeline, the River Thames forms a large part of its instantly recognisable cultural and historical backdrop, being the site of many iconic landmarks. It comes as no surprise then, that much like the banks of the Seine in Paris or along New York’s Hudson River, riverside apartments to rent …

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International Immigration & Property Expo 2021

We were delighted to participate in the International Immigration & Property Expo 2021 held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on 27-28 March in partnership with UK Majesty. As part of a wide-ranging panel discussion at this well-attended event, we focused on the UK investment and education options available to Hong Kong citizens …

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Doris Tan 2 years with Benham & Reeves

It has been interesting and challenging times since I joined Benham and Reeves in April 2019. During my first year, I managed to sell a number of units in Central London when the market was slow due to the uncertainty of Brexit in UK. It was tough all round in Singapore as many investors had …

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Local market update Hampstead, London NW3

Sales Manager, Jeremy Stecker gives a market update on Hampstead, London’s famous hilltop jewel that combines beautiful period architecture with breath-taking views from the eponymous Heath. The affluent, leafy side streets that radiate outwards from the village-like High Street are some of the most picturesque in the Capital. Properties here are much sought after…

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The London property sales market – April 2021

The London residential sales property market remains strong, with demand boosted further by Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to extend the Stamp Duty holiday until June 30th 2021. After that, the threshold at which buyers will start to pay the tax will be £250,000, double the normal rate, until September 30th. From October, the point at …

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The London rental market – April 2021

As we move into spring and, with the imminent easing of lockdown from April 12th, there is a more positive feel to the rental market in London. Across our 18 London lettings branches, we’ve seen a 19% increase in enquiries during the last 2 weeks of March from potential tenants. Even our newest branches in …

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Top ten iconic London buildings being turned into homes

When does a brand become a legend? Many heritage products were conceived in the aftermath of the industrial revolution, with British goods having access to ready-made markets throughout a vast empire. Grandiose London headquarters became almost as iconic as the brands they sold, but in the mid-20th Century many were demolished or fell into neglect.

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Lettings Success Story: The Green Quarter

The Green Quarter is one of the UK’s most ambitious regeneration projects by Berkeley London in the west London Borough of Ealing. We have witnessed exceptional rental demand at this scheme with most well-presented properties let within a couple of weeks of completion. We recently furnished and let a home to a professional tenant within …

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Ten important questions for buyers to consider during a viewing

A recent YouGov poll revealed that 42% of homeowners wished that they had paid more attention to certain details during the house purchase process. However, buyers’ regret is an emotion that can be largely avoided if the right set of questions are asked. Here are my top ten tips for what homebuyers should be asking …

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