The London sales market – September 2019

Traditionally, the summer months are a quiet time for the London property market, with many people away on holiday and keen to kick back and enjoy the sunshine. So demand from buyers has been subdued over the last few weeks, as we would expect at this time of year.

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The London rental market – September 2019

Rental demand in London is simply phenomenal at the moment. The combination of strong demand from students, young graduates moving to London to take up their first job and professional renters generally (from the UK and overseas), means that enquiry levels are at an all time high.

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The London sales market – August 2019

Well, the votes have been counted and, as predicted, Boris Johnson is the UK’s new Prime Minister. He has already announced a raft of new appointments to the Cabinet as well as plans to recruit 20,000 new police officers across the UK – so he has hit the ground running. But of course, what we …

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The London rental market – August 2019

July, August and September are peak season for demand from students and this year is proving to be no exception. The UK is the second most popular country in which to study for international students, (with only the US ahead of us), with 458,520 international students in the UK in 2017/18, 3.6% up on the …

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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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The London property sales market – July 2019

The Tory leadership contest continues to dominate the UK political landscape and this in turn means that the housing market remains in the doldrums until a leader is chosen and the Brexit plan becomes clearer. The good news though is that demand is picking up and the London sales market is certainly stronger than it …

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The London rental market – July 2019

Traditionally, early summer is a very busy period for the lettings industry and this year is proving to be no exception.  Rental demand is high and in fact outstripping supply in many areas, particularly for apartments in the £400 – £600 per week price bracket.  Of course this is good news for buy-to-let landlords who …

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The London property sales market – June 2019

The property market in London continues to face its challenges. In particular, the current political situation in the UK, with Brexit and the Conservative leadership contest still unresolved, continues to create uncertainty and property markets do not like uncertainty! This is prompting many buyers – particularly overseas investors – to continue their ‘wait and see’ …

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The London rental market – June 2019

The rental market in London remains relatively strong – we are seeing many new developments or phases of developments completing now and this will continue over the summer months, increasing stock levels. Beaufort Park in Colindale has transformed this previously overlooked area into one of the most popular places to live in this part of …

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Top ten rental yields – June 2019

We are starting to offer a new monthly page featuring our best-yielding investment properties in London. While London house prices continue to remain subdued due to uncertainty in the sales market, rental demand is robust.

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The London rental market – May 2019

I have just returned from one of our international roadshows where many investors are keen to get an update about what is really happening on the ground here at the heart of the buy-to-let London property scene. With so many voices in the media and being thousands of miles away from their investment, I guess …

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The London property sales market – May 2019

While the London sales market is, unsurprisingly, difficult to predict at the moment, we are cautiously optimistic and there are strong indications that the current market is noticeably healthier than at this time last year. Enquiries and transaction levels are picking up steadily and confidence is increasing slowly, with two types of buyer driving this …

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