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Update on UK Interest Rates – August 2022

Earlier this month, the Bank of England raised interest rates by 0.5 percentage points to 1.75%. This was its sixth successive interest rate hike and millions of homeowners will see their mortgage costs rise. As the cost of borrowing increases, a potential adjustment in sales prices could present opportunities for investors less dependent on lending. …

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Why international investors continue to buy overseas property

The beginning of 2022 saw the London property market fly out of its post-pandemic starting blocks, before maintaining a steady and profitable pace for the next six months. At Benham and Reeves, we have been working hard to convert this new confidence into sales as international buyers return in force. The rental market has been …

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5 Effective ways to attract corporate tenants

Landlords looking to make the most of their London investments will find that corporate tenants come with a whole list of advantages and plus-points. Their career trajectories mean that they will be committed to renting a property for a guaranteed time period, with no sudden changes or questions about their ability to pay. As they …

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Why Prime Central London continues to be a favourite of Indian investors

For decades, wealthy Indians have been drawn to London’s cosmopolitan lifestyle, luxurious mansions, world-class shopping and entertainment. Whether in search of investment properties for capital growth or holiday homes that serve as a base to holiday in Europe during the sweltering Indian summers — affluent Indians look to own a property in London, particularly in …

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London remains a hotspot for investors from Israel

Due to its economic and political significance, London remains a sought-after investment destination amongst global investors and over the last year we have witnessed a significant rise in demand for property in the Capital from Israel. The influx of foreign funds into the Capital, including from Israeli real estate investors, is rising as London offers …

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Why Indian investors love London property

London is a major financial and educational centre, as well as one of the most important global gateways for investors. Buying property in London allows Indian investors to enter Europe while also providing a better risk diversification option. View our guide to buying UK property for Indian investors. With prices per square foot nearly identical …

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Top London investment location for growth: Opportunity in Hendon

Hendon in North-West London borough of Barnet is set to be one of the London’s top investment hotspots for growth. The London borough of Barnet is forecasted with the highest capital growth (24.4%)* and joint-highest rental growth (17.7%)* in the capital over the next five years. Hendon remains a pocket of affordability in North-West London …

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Landlords – is your rental property overcrowded? If it is, you could be fined up to £30,000

Experienced landlords know that there are strict regulations regarding rental properties and the standard of accommodation provided. These UK laws are designed to ensure that rental properties meet minimum standards and so are fit for habitation by tenants. In particular, they aim to safeguard tenants by tackling the problem of rogue landlords, who are a …

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Exclusive Singapore pre-launch: Pazola, Andermatt

We recently invited a number of guests to a special event evening hosted in partnership with luxury watch brand Breguet, where we previewed ‘Pazola’ an exquisitely appointed five-star development nestled beneath the glistening peaks of Andermatt in the Swiss Alps.

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Millions in London are feeling the “Crossrail Effect”

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the highly anticipated Elizabeth line, known as Crossrail, will open on 24 May, marking a historic moment for the capital.

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How serious is Japanese Knotweed for landlords?

Japanese Knotweed – two words that can strike fear into the hearts of landlords – and property owners generally.  But what is Japanese Knotweed and how serious a problem is it if you find it in the garden of your property?

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Woolwich, with excellent transport connectivity, is a prime choice for living or investing

As London habitants, we are always amused by what East London has to offer. That’s because the government and large corporations have thrown a large sum of money to transform the area into a modern “wonderland”. Perhaps the word wonderland does not best describe the area, but there are something wonderful going around in those regeneration schemes.

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