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London’s rental market ends 2021 on a high

Well, this has been a year like no other!  Demand for rental properties in London has been soaring since late summer and is now reaching record levels.  Much of this is due to the return of international travel, with professionals resuming their London lives and record numbers of international students (around 450,000) resuming or starting …

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A surge in rental enquiries as London life returns to normal

Across our eighteen London lettings branches have all seen a dramatic surge in enquiries over the last few months and this is showing no signs of slowing down, even as we move towards the normally quieter winter months.  Overseas and UK-based professionals are returning to London and international students have been arriving in droves over …

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The London rental market – October 2021

Demand for rental properties in London is soaring.  The number of enquiries we are receiving is building daily but our key issue remains that we simply don’t have enough stock.  In fact, we are currently down 38% in terms of new property instructions compared to same period in 2019.  It feels like all the applicants …

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The London rental market – September 2021

Rental demand in London is really bouncing back now and has reached pre-pandemic levels in most areas.  You may have seen our recent press coverage about the return of international students, the reversal of the working from home trend and the return of professionals from overseas and from other parts of the UK which are …

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The London Rentals Market – August 2021

I am very pleased to report that rental demand is increasing across London, in fact, across our branch network and our website, in June, we saw a 57.2% increase in domestic enquiries and an 18% increase from overseas applicants all looking for rental properties in London in July and August. Properties to let in Zones …

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The London rental market – July 2021

At last we are starting to feel that it is more like ‘business as usual’, with tenant demand increasing and once again shortages of good properties in many London areas – a situation that we haven’t seen since the start of 2020! Apartments in most residential developments are now letting very quickly, some in just …

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The London property sales market – June 2021

It’s no secret that the recent lockdowns have prompted many of us to reassess our priorities when choosing a home, as we look for more space as well as a garden or open space nearby. For some homebuyers this has meant a property search in London’s peripheral boroughs to find the space (inside and out) …

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The London rental market – June 2021

There is a growing feeling of optimism in the London rental market as enquiry levels have continued to increase significantly over the last few weeks as the UK continues to open up post-lockdown.  Much of this is thanks to the UK’s extremely successful vaccination programme which is driving forward the re-opening of businesses and the …

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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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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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