What’s on in London – August 2019

London is firmly in the age of the flexi-venue and it’s making for some intriguing mashups as buildings continue to be repurposed. This month alone will see cakes displayed in an old brewery, beer drunk in an exhibition space and DJs spinning from one of the highest points in Europe. The architects of old might …

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Benham & Reeves Landlords Survey

We have just released the results of our bumper survey of over 19,000 landlords on their current feelings around property investment and the future of the sector. The research found that 73% of those who responded considered property is still the best, least volatile long-term investment when compared to other conventional asset classes. However, opinion …

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What’s on in London – July 2019

Stately homes in and around London always put their best foot forward during the summer season. Although most of them have some kind of year round appeal, places like Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court and Chiswick House are best viewed when natural light and temperate climate both play their part: after all, queuing outside is more …

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What’s on in London – June 2019

Getting out and about in London is made so much easier by the super-connectivity of its various transport systems. Underground networks are seamlessly integrated with mainline routes, River taxis and even cable cars that span the width of the Thames. So there’s no excuse for not enjoying the many open air activities that are taking …

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What’s on in London – May 2019

Biking, open air gigs and the arrival of the Indian cricket team for the World Cup are all signs that the time has come to get out and about in London. The flowering blooms in our backyards, parks and various garden shows are all set to welcome a new addition to the Royal Family and …

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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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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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Why now could be the perfect time to invest in London property

For the canny property investor, whilst there is a certain amount of uncertainty around Brexit, rewards may very well follow for those wishing to invest now.

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Investment of the month -Alaska Building

1 Bed Apartment to buy in Alaska Building, Deals Gateway, Deptford, SE13   A contemporary one-bedroom apartment set on the second floor of Alaska Building at the award-winning ‘One SE8’ property development in Zone two, offering a respectable 4.99% yield making it an Ideal buy-to-let purchase for an entry-level investor.  For a first-time buyer, it …

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What’s on in London – February 2019

If there’s one thing that all Londoners are demanding this February (apart from a politics detox), it is colour – great big splashes of it, all across the Capital. Well, we’re in luck. Chinese New Year brings red and gold. The V&A will be showing glittering offerings from Dior and Kew Gardens will be a …

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What will the New Year bring for property?

Q3 2018 was Benham & Reeves Lettings’ most successful period in history, with a record number of new tenancies across our 16 London branches, representing a 22.1% increase in transactions over the same period in 2017. We saw rental demand continue to grow, and tenancies renew at an incredible 70% rate.

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