Investors flock to London for lockdown deals

The London property market is in the process of confounding all the pessimists and sceptics as it performs a thrilling V-shaped recovery from the recent Covid-19 slowdown. Encouraged by both UK Government competence and public confidence, investors are back in town and already using their stockpiled liquidity to hunt for the best deals available.

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West London homes under £500,000 near Crossrail with NO Stamp Duty

The post-lockdown housing market is gathering pace with house prices up 1.7% in July and with the temporary stamp duty holiday, now is a great time for rental investors to make significant savings up to £15,000. Let us introduce you to some great West London developments which are nearby the forthcoming Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) and …

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West London’s latest regeneration hotspot at Southall Waterside

A pioneering new development The industrial pioneers of West London always built near water and that historical dividend is now paying off for property developers in the form of exciting new regeneration hotspots like Southall Waterside. Constructed on reclaimed commercial land, the apartments here overlook a one kilometre stretch of the Grand Union Canal as …

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New Phase at White City Living, London’s regeneration hotspot, bursting with investment potential

Two years ago, in West London’s Zone 2, the transformation of the old low-rise commercial units into the White City Living development created a microhousing boom that helped kickstart a brand new W12 neighbourhood just north of Shepherd’s Bush. The first phase rollout of these high specification apartments was an instant hit with investors who …

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The hottest London property deals

As the UK property market emerges from lockdown, there has been a reported surge in buyer demand. According to property portal Zoopla, buyer demand is 54% stronger than it was before lockdown and sales have risen by 137% since the market reopened on 13 May.

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Tenant Fees Act 2019 – fees ban now applies to all tenancies

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into effect on June 1st 2019, making it unlawful for letting agents and landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) in England to charge fees to tenants. There is also a cap on tenancy deposits.

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My tenants have left my rental property suddenly, leaving a car in the garage.  Can I keep the car?

Unfortunately not.  There are laws governing what a landlord should do if the tenant vacates a property and leaves some of their belongings behind.  Any property left behind by a tenant still belongs to them and if possible, the landlord should always try to return it.  If the landlord disposes of the goods and it …

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Fringe Benefits: Why London’s Property Hotspots Have the Edge

With a thumping election win in his back pocket, Boris Johnson is quietly lowering expectations for a third Heathrow runway which in property terms is pretty good news. For some time now, the area’s low prices and good transport links have been in the sights of investors and property developers and they’re probably glad to …

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What happens if my landlord’s property is repossessed? Can the mortgage lender evict me?

If this happens, it is usually because the landlord has mortgage arrears or they have rented the property without the lender’s permission. What happens next depends on what type of tenancy agreement you have.

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What’s on in London – March 2020

Thanks to social media, there is seemingly no reason to feel disconnected with the source of our inspiration or the people that make it happen. Artists like those exhibiting at the Only Art Fair are putting all their work out on Pinterest, while media savvy footballers directly tweet their feelings about every win, loss or …

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Surge in demand for London property following general election and January’s EU departure

There has been a dramatic increase in enquiries from homebuyers looking to purchase London property following Boris Johnson’s December general election win and the UK’s departure from the EU on January 31st.

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Top five properties we’re in love with right now

The property market is experiencing a remarkable turnaround in confidence since the election last year, with the latest figures revealing that house prices are rising at their fastest rate for almost two years.

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