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2022 looks bright for London’s landlords

As we look forward to what’s ahead in 2022, we can’t help but compare this year to last – and clearly the outlook is much more positive now than it was 12 months ago.  In January 2021 we had just embarked on yet another lockdown, so life was difficult for many landlords – and tenants. …

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Strong demand for London property from buyers continues

While Covid 19 uncertainty was a real concern for the London residential property market at the start of last year, demand did in fact remain strong.  In 2022 we expect this resilience to continue.  Sellers have been in contact with us over the last few weeks as they make plans to put their properties on …

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Positive outlook for Hampstead and Highgate London property market in 2022

After a busy year for our North/North West London sales team, with both flats and larger houses selling well in Hampstead, Highgate, West and South Hampstead, Dartmouth Park and Belsize Park, we are now looking ahead to 2022 and what it is likely to hold for the local residential property market.

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London property prices predicted to see 5% uplift in 2022, driven by the prime market

In a year that remained largely overshadowed by Covid uncertainty, we saw a consistently resilient property market continue to post extremely strong levels of house price growth. The latest UK House Price Index shows house prices are 11.8% higher than a year ago, the third month we’ve seen a double-digit rate of annual growth in …

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London residential property market remains resilient through 2021

It’s nearly two years now since the world saw the first cases of Covid 19. And none of us could have predicted the disruption that the pandemic would have on us all. 2020 saw the UK property market effectively shut down during the first lockdown as businesses like us re-calibrated and had to find innovative …

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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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An exciting new era for South East London property

Any major transport upgrade will improve a city’s housing stock, whether it’s Singapore, Shanghai or London. Lombard Square in Plumstead, Tube fare zone 4, is a new property development that is only a ten-minute walk away from the infrastructural game-changer that is the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail). Investing here is to take part in one of …

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Manchester offers affordable luxury new homes

Best known as the home of the legendary Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs, Manchester is the second most-populous city in the UK after London. Thanks to its relatively low cost of living, excellent schools and good job opportunities, this former industrial city has become an ideal home for people seeking quality of life.

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Momentum builds across the London residential sales market

With the Stamp Duty holiday well and truly behind us we are seeing little sign of the current demand for residential properties in London slowing down.  In fact, the market is gathering pace and we expect this to continue at a similar rate into next year.  Many buyers have been keen to avoid the frantic …

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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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Watford is ranked as London’s top commuter town

Wealth may not be as key to happiness as we generally think. Named the happiest place to live in the East of England in 2019, Watford demonstrates that non-materialistic components, such as a strong sense of local community and green space, are even more crucial elements for a happy life. Many Londoners have relocated to this happy town, seeking a home in a tranquil location.

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Property sales surge in North-West London – October transactions up 50% on May and June

Sales of residential properties in North West London are forging ahead, with our latest figures showing that business is up over 50% on May and June, our previous busiest months this year.  Viewings have increased significantly and there is a real buzz to the property market.  With many properties selling within two or three weeks …

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