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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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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Buy-to-let most popular articles of 2018

Happy New Year… 2018 was an interesting year in property with changes to tax, Stamp Duty and Brexit speculation.  A record number of landlords and property investors read our news pieces on the market, property law, taxation and investment opportunities.  In case you missed any of our articles, they are all in the news section …

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The London buy-to-let rental market 2018 – The year in review

Demand for rental properties in London has exceeded all expectations in 2018 and has been strong across the market, steadily growing throughout the year as more applicants than ever look for new homes.  In fact, Q3 was the most successful in our history and we concluded a record number of new tenancies across our 16 …

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Rental market update Q3 2018 – Busiest quarter in Benham & Reeves Lettings history

Busiest quarter in Benham & Reeves Lettings history for rental transactions but landlords should be mindful of flattening rents.

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Hampstead rentals market out of the doldrums

Above average early autumn enquiries have brought a much-needed boost to the Hampstead lettings market which has seen rents flatten in the last 12 months reports local agent Benham and Reeves Residential Lettings.

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Benham & Reeves appoints new head of China Desk

Ann Moir has joined Benham and Reeves as the new Head of its China Desk. The appointment is part of the company’s continuing expansion in China and London, as it broadens its range of property services to Chinese investors in the UK and overseas. Anita Mehra, Managing Director says the company needed more Chinese staff …

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Make sure your letting agent belongs to a valid redress scheme

Landlords may have heard about the imminent phasing out of ‘Ombudsman Services’, which after August 6th 2018 will no longer provide dispute resolution services to companies working in the property industry.

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Rental market update Q2 2018 – Neutral market is no cause for concern

Q2’s heat map reflects a neutral market; many postcodes are showing little or no rental increases, with some showing rental decreases. The market is buoyant with an increase in the number of tenants however, rents haven’t seen increases in places like Zone 2 to 3 because of the amount of choice people have. With this …

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London lettings agent questions the government’s push for longer term tenancies

A London letting agent with a 60 year history is questioning the government’s push to establish three year tenancies for private tenants, proposals which have been outlined in its new consultation document. Marc von Grundherr, Lettings Director of Benham and Reeves Residential Lettings, argues that the proposals fail to address the requirements of the UK’s …

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Rental Market Update- Q1 2018

The latest heat map for this quarter (Q1 2018) reflects the challenges the current market is facing. Most rental value increases are relatively minor, between 0-2%; only seven areas are experiencing moderate rental value increases of 2-4% and no areas are witnessing rental value increases of more than 4%. Most areas are showing either steady …

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Benham & Reeves sales & lettings to re-unite under one roof

Leading independent lettings agent, Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings, has acquired the rights to use the full Benham & Reeves name for sales alongside its existing lettings business. The two companies have shared the Benham & Reeves name for the last 60 years but have operated entirely separately after the two sides of the company …

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