Why Property is Still a Strong Long-Term Investment

Safe as houses With the Bank of England still maintaining its flexible yet cautious approach to interest rates, the UK’s property sector remains a safe bet for property investors as it continues to benefit from support from both public and private sectors. Putting money into bricks and mortar has, over more than five decades, proven …

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The London sales market – March 2020

Buyers and sellers return to the market in force; coronavirus having virtually no effect on confidence We continue to see increasing confidence in the London property market, with quite dramatic upturns in both new valuations and the number of new buyers registering with us. We are extremely busy working with buyers and sellers at all …

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West London property explodes with new investment

With a thriving economy, good schools, sophisticated neighbourhoods that ooze with architectural splendour, there is a lot of store in the old term “West is best” which seems very fitting here.

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The London Sales Market – February 2020

There is no doubt that we are at last seeing a substantial upturn in the London property market, with a significant increase in both enquiries from buyers and in the amount of stock coming onto the market. Homebuyers had been seeking stability and the Conservative election created this, leading to immediate, increased confidence in the …

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Top 10 things to watch out for in London property in 2020

Landlords have faced some major issues over the last few years – new lettings regulations and property taxes as well as the impact of Brexit. And 2020 is likely to deliver more challenges, from a proposed increase in Stamp Duty for overseas buyers to changes to Capital Gains Tax. It’s certainly not an easy time …

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The London sales market – January 2020

After several years of subdued house price growth, we have at last seen some positive news for the London property market. The recent General Election win by the Conservatives (and so the greater clarity over Brexit) means that we now hope to see a period of increasing political stability and therefore greater confidence amongst property …

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Sales success in India

Overseas trips to visit our clients are a regular part of the diary for myself and fellow Benham & Reeves directors Anita Mehra and Vidhur Mehra. This autumn has seen a particularly busy schedule, so far involving visits to Mumbai, Bangalore and Nairobi. Anita and I will also be visiting Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong …

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The London sales market – November 2019

With the outcome of Brexit still undecided, the London property market remains subdued and is likely to remain so until an agreement is reached. So while we wait a little longer for the result of current negotiations, many buyers continue to sit back to see how the situation plays out. This uncertainty means that many …

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Success at Nine Elms Point

The final phase of new rental homes has started to complete in Nine Elms Point a highly popular scheme in the Nine Elms regeneration area. Despite these new homes completing during the autumn season,demand has been the strongest we have ever seen for a new property development! The first 25 homes that completed were let …

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The London sales market – October 2019

The London property market is once again seeing enquiry levels increase, with demand particularly strong from first time buyers keen to take advantage of a slower than usual sales market, the financial advantages offered by the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme and continuing low interest rates (currently 0.75%), keeping down the cost of borrowing.

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Fraudulent buy-to-let rental applications skyrocket

Radio version of this breaking news With many Malaysians investing in London property, Marc von Grundherr, Director at Benham and Reeves talks to leading radio station BFM 89.9 about the rise in fraudulent tenants and what you need to know. Listen now Research we commissioned recently has revealed the increasing level of fraudulent property rental …

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Will Boris Johnson break the Brexit deadlock?

A new prime minister and a clean slate can bring a rejuvenated air of confidence to the UK housing market and while Boris does have a fairly good track record when it comes to housing, he’s probably not the steady hand on the tiller that many would have liked.

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