Homebuyers forking out 130% more to live near a top international school

The latest research by lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealedthe cost of buying around one of the UK’s top international schools and which are currently most in-demand amongst homebuyers. House Prices The research found that property prices in postcodes home to a top Independent IB School average £542,583, 130% more than the …

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The most valuable house numbers revealed

Lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that the number 145 is the most valuable property number based on sold prices over the last year. Benham and Reeves analysed sold price records from the Land Registry over the last 12 months in England and Wales and found that with a median sold price …

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These are the UK’s most recession-proof property hotspots

With recent figures from the ONS showing the UK had entered into a recession, the latest research from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has taken a look at which pockets of the UK property market performed best during the last recession and that it doesn’t necessarily mean a major decline in property prices…

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The London property hotspots pulling in foreign buyers with the biggest stamp duty savings

The latest research from Benham and Reeves has revealed where foreign buyers can get on the ladder now with the most significant discount combination of a double stamp duty saving and a reduction in property prices. The current stamp duty holiday means that foreign buyers are currently able to save £14,573 on the average London …

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Freehold price premiums hit 233% as freehold property hotspots revealed

Momentum is growing around a series of reports by the Law Commission to shake-up the leasehold system across the property market, although it has been warned that any reform could take years to materialise. With this in mind, leading lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the current cost of buying a freehold …

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How has Covid-19 changed tenant priorities for London rental properties?

The latest research from letting and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed how the ongoing threat of Covid-19 is shaping the UK rental market. Benham and Reeves surveyed 1,764 active tenants asking them to rank several rental property features on their importance, before comparing this to the same survey results from last year. The …

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Where can new-build homebuyers make a splash with a London swimming pool property?

The latest research from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed where across the capital offers the best chance of a new-build property purchase with a swimming pool. With summer in full swing, the current pandemic doesn’t have to dampen your appetite for a swimming pool property. There are currently more than …

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The UK’s stamp duty free property hotspots for homes under £500k

The latest research by lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found that London, Manchester and Birmingham are home to the largest outright number of homes listed for sale at £500,000 or less. Belfast, Swansea and Aberdeen are the cities with the largest proportion of property stock listed at £500,000 or less as a …

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These are the most expensive places in the UK to own a sofa

The latest research by lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that your sofa is swallowing up as much as £11,000 of your property’s value, when it comes to house prices per square foot.

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Demand for home offices soar in London’s outer boroughs

Demand for home offices soar in London’s outer boroughs – adding one could boost your property value by £40,000 Across London, demand for homes with a home office has increased by 259% since the start of lockdown according to research by leading lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves. Benham and Reeves looked at the …

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House prices along London’s Cycle Superhighways are 80% higher than average

With many Londoners now opting for pedal power to avoid the social distancing nightmare of public transport, research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the steep cost of buying along one of London’s Cycle Superhighways. Benham and Reeves analysed the average house price in outcodes straddling each of London’s Cycle …

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London new-build buyers still valuing outdoor space over exercise amenities

The capital’s new-build homebuyers are still opting for homes with balconies and gardens, as outdoor space in which to relax takes precedence over other lockdown stress relieving outlets such as gyms or swimming pools.

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