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Peak season for rental demand in London

Demand for rental properties in London has remained at an all-time high over the last few weeks, intensified by seasonal market pressures; international students have moved to the Capital for the start of the autumn term, new graduates are moving here to start their careers and corporate relocations are picking up dramatically, now that Covid …

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London rental market hits record rents amid property shortage

At the moment, more people want to live in London than there is available property and we are slap bang in the middle of a red-hot rental market where demand for rental properties is the highest we have EVER seen and this is leading to rents increasing across the board. There are many driving factors …

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The Elizabeth line – A 21st century growth model

The much-heralded Elizabeth line (also known as Crossrail), positions an already world-class transportation system firmly at the centre of a growth template that stretches into the 21st Century and beyond. Overview (opening & route map) In terms of sheer impact and reach, the Crossrail project vastly outstrips anything that has come before it on the …

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London rental properties letting within hours – some within minutes

Demand created by the return of professionals and international students to London is adding to the growing shortage of available properties to rent in the city and the market remains extremely challenging.  In fact, as enquiry levels have continued to increase over the summer, across our nineteen branches, this is the most competitive London rental …

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Summer rental demand from Chinese students back to pre-pandemic levels

Chinese students are driving demand for rental accommodation in London over the summer as they return to university or take up new places now that Covid restrictions have eased.   The number of Chinese students arriving in the UK is increasing and now appears to be similar to pre-pandemic levels. In some locations such as Wapping, …

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Why international investors continue to buy overseas property

The beginning of 2022 saw the London property market fly out of its post-pandemic starting blocks, before maintaining a steady and profitable pace for the next six months. At Benham and Reeves, we have been working hard to convert this new confidence into sales as international buyers return in force. The rental market has been …

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5 Effective ways to attract corporate tenants

Landlords looking to make the most of their London investments will find that corporate tenants come with a whole list of advantages and plus-points. Their career trajectories mean that they will be committed to renting a property for a guaranteed time period, with no sudden changes or questions about their ability to pay. As they …

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London remains a hotspot for investors from Israel

Due to its economic and political significance, London remains a sought-after investment destination amongst global investors and over the last year we have witnessed a significant rise in demand for property in the Capital from Israel. The influx of foreign funds into the Capital, including from Israeli real estate investors, is rising as London offers …

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Why Indian investors love London property

London is a major financial and educational centre, as well as one of the most important global gateways for investors. Buying property in London allows Indian investors to enter Europe while also providing a better risk diversification option. View our guide to buying UK property for Indian investors. With prices per square foot nearly identical …

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Rental demand still soaring in London

The London rental market is showing no signs of cooling down.  In fact, demand for rental accommodation in the Capital remains at an all-time high, far outstripping the supply of properties available.  New rental listings across our 19 London lettings branches are down 18% compared to Q2 2021. And with interest rates rising again, the …

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Landlords – is your rental property overcrowded? If it is, you could be fined up to £30,000

Experienced landlords know that there are strict regulations regarding rental properties and the standard of accommodation provided. These UK laws are designed to ensure that rental properties meet minimum standards and so are fit for habitation by tenants. In particular, they aim to safeguard tenants by tackling the problem of rogue landlords, who are a …

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Peak season for sales and rentals as Hong Kong and Chinese expats search for a London home

Our China desk continues to see rising demand from both Chinese and Hong Kong buyers and renters, particularly Hong Kong BNO visa holders moving to the UK.   The months of June, July and August are peak times for rental and sales enquiries as many expats wish to settle down in London with their families before …

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