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Family focus of foreign buyers helping to drive an otherwise underperforming prime London market

The latest market analysis from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, reveals that buyer appetite for family homes is helping to drive the prime London market, a market segment that has otherwise seen property values underperform across the board over the last year. Benham and Reeves has analysed prime London property prices by …

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London sees largest increase in rental affordability, but are tenants better off?

The latest rental market analysis from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has shown that while London remains the least affordable city for renters, the capital has seen the largest improvement in rental market affordability over the last five years. Benham and Reeves analysed ONS data which measured rents against income, revealing how …

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Renters lose faith in Government after indefinite delay to Section 21 ban

The latest research from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found that renters across England and Wales have lost faith in the Government following the indefinite delay to banning Section 21 evictions, with just 92% believing that they will remain in place. The survey of over 1,000 current tenants across England and …

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Investors drive increase in second home purchases in more affordable regions

People are buying second homes in the North East and North West at an increased rate compared to the rest of England – signalling that buy-to-let landlords are targeting those regions in search of better yields. The research comes from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, which analysed the volume of additional dwellings …

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The equity housing hotspots where over 70% of homes are owned outright

What do the property markets in North Norfolk, Kensington and Chelsea and East Devon have in common? They are the only areas of the nation where more than 70% of homes are owned outright, according to the latest research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves. Benham and Reeves analysed data from the …

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Have London homebuyers ended their Crossrail love affair already?

The latest research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that the appeal of Crossrail amongst homebuyers could be diminishing, as no less than 20 Crossrail stations have seen the annual rate of house price growth within their respective postcodes trail that of the wider local authorities they are located within.

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London’s high-end homes driving the capital’s property market performance

The latest research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that when it comes to the current London property landscape, the £1m+ market is not only home to the highest level of market activity with respect to for sale stock listed, but it’s also home the strongest levels of homebuyer demand. …

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One in five London homes sold for £1m or more in 2023

The latest research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that a fifth of all homes sold so far this year across the capital have done so for £1m or more, by far the largest proportion when compared to other major cities across England and Wales. Benham and Reeves analysed sold …

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Average buy-to-let serving up net yields of just 3.4%

The latest research from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has shown that while net rental yields have increased over the last year, they sit at just 3.4% once the costs of maintaining a buy-to-let property are accounted for. Benham and Reeves analysed the gross rental yield of the average buy-to-let property before comparing …

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Is the ticking time bomb of Help to Buy about to explode?

London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that having made as much as £9,000 per property in house price appreciation, the government is now pocketing thousands of pounds more in interest from Help to Buy homeowners who have reached the end of their five year interest free period. The original Help to …

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Prime London buyer demand down in Q3

The latest Prime London Buyer Demand Index by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, shows that overall demand for prime and super prime London property has fallen in the past quarter, but that impressive growth in some areas suggests that the capital’s traditional prime heartlands are coming back into fashion amongst high-end homebuyers. …

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Buy-to-let rental incomes increase by 8.7% despite rising costs and government pressure

Landlords in England & Wales have seen their rental portfolio income increase by 8.7% in the past year. That’s according to new research from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, who compared the average rental portfolio income, based on portfolio size and rent values, in Q1 2022 with that in Q1 2023. Previous …

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