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Proptech partnership prevents over £130000 BTR tenant fraud

  • 30.07.21

BTR operators require reliable income to maintain investment levels in the high quality, communal facilities and amenities provided to tenants. It is essential to minimise the risk of fraud and non-payment of rent to prevent a loss of income. Being able to prevent fraud early is also crucial, given that the total cost of evicting a rogue tenant can be over £31,000 according to research by Benham and Reeves.

Global Prime Prices Up Through the First Half of 2021

  • 29.07.21

Research from U.K. estate agent Benham and Reeves has found that London homesellers are currently receiving 91% of their initial asking price when listing their home—a jump of 6% from the first quarter of 2021. Sellers in the borough of Barking and Dagenham are performing the best, achieving 112% of their initial ask, while those in Westminster are having the hardest time, reaching just 84% of their preferred price.

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London sees rise in property sales achieving asking price

  • 29.07.21

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed which areas of the London property market are seeing home sellers achieve the highest percentage of asking price, as well as where has seen the biggest increase in asking price achieved.

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Why we should be wary of predicting London’s demise

  • 28.07.21

Meanwhile, figures from Benham and Reeves have found that buyer interest in London's £2 million-and-above properties have risen throughout 2021.

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Achieved house prices up 6% in London since start of year

  • 28.07.21

Marc von Grundherr, director of Benham and Reeves, said: “The London market has been moving at the same rate of knots as the rest of the UK where annual appreciation is concerned. However, a 5.2% jump is far more significant in cash terms when compared to many other areas of the UK market and so sellers certainly won’t feel too hard done by.

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Nationwide House Price Index: Annual House Price Growth Cools in July but Remains in Double Digits

  • 28.07.21

Director of Benham and Reeves, Marc von Grundherr, commented: “Even the apocalyptic wet weather seen over the weekend can’t dampen the UK housing market, with yet more strong upward movement despite the impending expiry of the stamp duty holiday.”

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Hongkongers heading to UK under BN(O) visa scheme undeterred by end of stamp duty holiday, surging home prices

  • 28.07.21

"The choice to relocate to the other side of the world isn't going to be made or broken on a saving of a few thousand pounds and we've seen a consistent stream of interest to continue to come from Hong Kong, despite the expiry of the initial stamp duty holiday," said Marc von Grundherr, director at Benham and Reeves.

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London home sellers now get 91 per cent of asking price, but Westminster buyers achieve largest discount

  • 27.07.21

Home sellers in London are now achieving 91 per cent of their initial asking price, an increase of six per cent on the first three months of this year, data from sales agent Benham and Reeves has found.

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Golden homes - properties in UK Olympic boroughs more likely to increase in value

  • 26.07.21

Director of Benham and Reeves, Marc von Grundherr, adds: “The huge Olympic regeneration of London and Stratford, in particular, brought about a monumental boost to property prices and today, the London Borough of Newham remains one of the best performing pockets of the London market as a result.”

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Paying For Viewings - will charging buyers really work?

  • 26.07.21

“Yet another idea from tech people which will die. What applicant would pay to view a property when you can call the agent direct and they won’t charge?” asks Marc von Grundherr, director of Benham and Reeves, a London agency. "Yes it’s a good idea as it means people will definitely turn up if they’ve paid but I believe the uptake will be very low. Also isn’t it illegal to charge tenants now under the tenant fee ban - surely charging for a viewing breaks that rule?”

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