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West Ham impresses buyers with its investment potential

中文 The London property market has been an investment hotspot because of its booming population and enhanced infrastructure under a number of redevelopment plans. West Ham is no exception, attracting buyers and tenants with its natural beauty and rising investment potential. Rapid regeneration The regeneration of West Ham has begun with a disused brownfield site. …

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Property investment in sophisticated Cambridge

All levels of Singaporean society put a high value on attaining the best education possible. As investors we are particularly interested in areas that have a long history and tradition of academic excellence. Cambridge with its world-class university is one of the very best examples of this and is therefore, becoming a focus for property …

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Why the Swiss Alps are a great investment opportunity

Stability. Reliability. Return. These are words every investor wants to hear when considering investing in a new property purchase, and as a nation famous for displaying these qualities, Switzerland is definitely an enticing prospect. The Swiss Alps are, of course, uniquely famous for world-class winter sports, summer hiking and the snow-capped beauty of its mountain …

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Overview of the London Property Sales Market – October 2021

Demand for residential property in London remains strong and as we move into the Autumn, we are seeing transaction levels increasing at what is always a busy time of year for the domestic property market. UK homebuyers are still driven by the need for more space (to work from home but also as they seek …

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The London rental market – October 2021

Demand for rental properties in London is soaring.  The number of enquiries we are receiving is building daily but our key issue remains that we simply don’t have enough stock.  In fact, we are currently down 38% in terms of new property instructions compared to same period in 2019.  It feels like all the applicants …

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Renters flock to Wembley for sophisticated urban living

As the renewal and transformation of the Wembley location picks up speed, Quintain Living is emerging as a clear front-runner in the race to be the area’s most talked-about symbol of progress. A welcomed build-to-rent development which offers a safe place to live and a great sense of community, Wembley Park is a winning combination …

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What’s happening in the London Property Sales Market – September 2021

The June 30 Stamp Duty deadline created something of a mini feeding frenzy as buyers rushed to complete on their property purchases, but as the dust has now settled, we can look ahead to the autumn months with a sense of realism and clarity.  Typical of the holiday season, there has been a recent decrease …

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Is Buying a New-Build Property a Good Investment?

Building on a heritage For many decades, London’s unique and well-preserved architectural heritage made period conversions the default choice for buy-to-let investors.  As long as there were plenty of charming Victorian mansion flats to go round, new-build properties were regarded as the riskier option. Fast forward to the present day and we can see a …

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The London rental market – September 2021

Rental demand in London is really bouncing back now and has reached pre-pandemic levels in most areas.  You may have seen our recent press coverage about the return of international students, the reversal of the working from home trend and the return of professionals from overseas and from other parts of the UK which are …

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What’s happening in the London Property Sales Market – August 2021

At the end of June we saw the deadline for the government’s Stamp Duty holiday which is now being tapered down until it is phased out completely at the end of September.   And I am sure many homebuyers are wondering what effect this will have on the London property market.  But this is just one …

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The London Rentals Market – August 2021

I am very pleased to report that rental demand is increasing across London, in fact, across our branch network and our website, in June, we saw a 57.2% increase in domestic enquiries and an 18% increase from overseas applicants all looking for rental properties in London in July and August. Properties to let in Zones …

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London remains attractive to experienced Malaysian investors

The UK property market was at its height and really booming when I joined Benham and Reeves in the middle of 2016. This was before Brexit when we were experiencing exciting times whereby real estate agents could close double digit sales on any weekend exhibition showcase of UK or London properties.  Fast forward: Britain left the …

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