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The London boroughs with the highest homebuyer demand for a garden – and the boroughs where a garden will set you back £166,000 more

The Chelsea Flower Show kicks off today and research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed where homebuyers have the best chance of snagging a home with a garden in the current London market, as well as the price they’ll pay for the pleasure. Benham and Reeves analyzed property stock listed …

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Crossrail house prices up by as much as 215% since it was first announced

With the initial launch of Crossrail imminent, research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that postcodes with stations due to benefit from Crossrail (CR) have seen house prices increase by 79% since the project was first announced, carrying a 14% premium versus the wider areas. Benham and Reeves has been …

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What does it take to buy within the top 10% of your property market?

While getting that all important foot on the property ladder is hard enough for the average homebuyer, research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed just what it takes to make it into the top 10% of the market. Benham and Reeves analysed house price data over the last 12 months, …

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Pandemic property price boom means only highest paid professions can afford to buy a home

Research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that purchasing a property in the current market is certainly a tale of two halves, as only the best paid professions possess the purchasing power to go it alone based on current mortgage eligibility. Benham and Reeves looked at the average base salary …

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Property industry comes together to recognise achievements

As one of London’s largest independent letting and sales agents, we’re used to setting a high standard when it comes to the Capital’s rental and sales markets and our family-run business has been upholding these standards for well over 60 years.

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Fixer-uppers cost homebuyers £40,000 more in the long-run

Research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that while buying a fixer-upper may be a more cost-effective way of climbing the property ladder, the long term cost of bringing such a property up to standard is likely to see homebuyers pay more in the long run.

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Prime London properties still subject to discounts but the gap is starting to close

Research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that while prime central London properties are still being discounted to the tune of £25,000 on average, this discount has started to reduce as demand has returned to the capital’s high-end market. The analysis of prime market data shows that in the current …

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London’s most expensive homes are 30 minutes away from the city centre

Research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed how commuting times impact house prices, with a 30 minute train journey proving the sweet spot for the highest price paid by homebuyers. Benham and Reeves analysed the property market across three major cities, London, Manchester and Birmingham, looking at the difference in …

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Prime London homebuyer demand stalls in Q1, but shows early signs of pandemic decline reversal

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has shown that homebuyer demand across London’s prime market has fallen during the first quarter of this year, although demand across the core prime market of £2m to £10m remains higher than this time last year.

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Ding Dong – Nation’s favourite front door colour revealed as 40% admit to judging you for these front door faux pas

Research from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed which front door colours the nation find the most appealing when looking to buy a home, as a third of homebuyers admit it can influence their decision to view a property, while more than half will judge you as a person based on your …

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Hong Kong homeowners most prevalent nation in 17 London boroughs

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed which segment of the international market is more prevalent in each London borough, as well as a number of major cities outside of London. The research looked at the total number of residential property titles registered to overseas individuals …

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Foreign buyers spend £6bn more across the London market

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves has revealed where foreign buyer demand and ownership has been keeping the London property market afloat, during an otherwise muted pandemic period when the capital largely trailed the rest of the UK where domestic market activity is concerned. Benham and Reeves …

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