When selling your property, you will be required to have possession of or pay for the following:
Any marketing costs should be included in the estate agent’s commission, although extra advertising might be chargeable but your agent should agree this with you first.
You don’t always have to do a complete redecoration when you put your property up for sale. However, anything that impresses potential buyers without breaking the bank should be considered. Go to our refurbishment page for presentation tips.
Our sales staff can be on hand for scheduled viewings and if we have access to your property, you won’t have to be at every one unless you choose to be.
Stamp Duty is payable by the buyer at prevailing rates set by the UK Government’s HMRC.
The Land Registry and Action Fraud provide valuable advice about steps you can take to protect yourself.
You will not be taxed on a property that is your main residence, providing you fulfil certain criteria. You will have to pay CGT if the property is not your main home. If you are an overseas investor looking for more information, our comprehensive Tax Guide is a good resource.
We will provide an up to date, realistic assessment of what we think we can achieve for your property. You can also get a free, no obligation appraisal by using our online valuation service which should give you an idea of what you property might be worth.
I rented my flat from Benham and Reeves agent and the people who worked there are very friendly and polite especially Veronica Souza and Brett
Professional, fast and helpful team
I was assisted by Brett and Veronica. They were very professional and fast for every request and need. This was very important for me because I moved from Italy with my children and everything was new for me to settle. Many thanks for your kind and effective assistance!
Good service Prompt and responsive
Benham are the go-to place for letting in W8
I’ve used Benham and Reeves to let my apartment for nearly 20 years. Their Letting service is excellent and their local knowledge and reputation leads to a ready supply of first class tenants. The Management Service is very efficient for both tenant and landlord; the quality of maintenance and staff are first rate—I have complete confidence in them. The record keeping is prompt and accurate. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Very responsive and professional
Excellent service - always immediately responsive and helpful
I would highly recommend this agency to anyone seeking a rental in London. They were extremely helpful regarding our various questions both relating to the accomodation and to London in general. Requests were dealt with immediately and efficiently and often the personnel went over and beyond what would be expected. Overall, all personnel I had the opportunity to exchange with were excellent professionals.
Very friendly and diligent
Very clear, professional and friendly communication. Easy to get in touch with and happy to follow up. Brett was our negotiator and Veronica our administrator. They are very diligent and synchronised.
Outstanding service by Philip
Philip has been wonderful in our house hunting in London. He listened to our needs and had been so patient in finding that right one. The whole process took a year and he was never discouraged. Instead, he was always very accommodating and positive. Now, we have finally moved into our new place. We highly recommend Philip to anyone who is looking for their dream home. In fact, we have already referred some friends to him. Thank you Philip and we appreciate all your help!
Dedicated service and customer centric
Always provide timely support and coordination
I am very pleased with their services. I am an overseas landlord and they have exceeded my expectations for a number of years. Quality service indeed.
Excellent service as always.
We are pleased with the service thus far, and would not hesitate to recommend B&R to friends and family. Thank you team!
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I have been a client of Benham and Reeves for nearly 20 years, and in that time I have found them to be very professional in everything they do and have served my needs exceptionally well. Abbas and his team have taken very good care of my property, and all the work that goes along with being a landlord over seas. They know their job, and the market inside out. I would have no hesitation in recommending Abbas and the team at Benham and Reeves for any potential property lettings.
Excellent and professional services
Philip provides professional services and advice on property acquisition. Very friendly and helpful.
Very good person, very eager. And work seriously, willing to meet the requirements of the customer.
I like B&R in several aspects. Our flat in Aldgate East is always tenanted - B&R easily finds tenants. They have a good network and know how the market stands so can recommend the right rental price. I am also happy with the admin/financial platform in place. Abbas is the one who contacts me on finance matters. I have been a client for almost 20 years and am very happy with your service.
I am happy with the responsiveness of the agents. They have been answering the emails always in a timely manner. I was a bit upset I had to insist 1 month on getting a new sink (initial one broke as it was not a sink). That was not great. But they are always there when I have a question and have helped me to discuss issues with water and gas meter with Landlord. The team is polite and nice, I am glad they are here.
I have been working with Benham and Reeves for a few years now. They have been managing a few of our properties and I’m very happy with them. They are very professional, efficient and thorough. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good property manager.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for providing me with an excellent service. You proactively sought out properties that met my investment criteria which led me to purchasing an ideal property. I appreciated your friendly and professional manner and felt I could really trust your judgement, which is something I did not feel with other estate agents. I would highly recommend using your company and will hopefully be purchasing another property through you soon.
A Satisfied Buyer!
I was happy with your service particularly in keeping the sale alive when the vendor was losing faith. My agent (Sofia) was invaluable in overcoming the various hurdles and concluding the sale successfully. Thank you from a satisfied buyer!
Lockdown has prompted many people to reassess what they want from their property purchase. Some Londoners are looking to move to a new part of the Capital, while others are looking for more space. Whatever the location, flexibility is more important than ever and a home now has to be multi-functional and able to quickly adapt to its owners’ changing needs – whether this is for working from home, home-schooling or simply having some outside space to enjoy. Demand for residential properties in London remains good, driven by many people’s need to move to a new home that can adapt to these new circumstances. Affordability remains a key issue for many though so the price bracket up to £500,000 is still the busiest, accounting for the majority of transactions. Both domestic and overseas buyers driving demand for properties Domestic buyers are driving much of this demand, but overseas buyers are also active, encouraged by the continuing weakness of the pound, Stamp Duty savings and the desire to purchase before the additional Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge of 2% for overseas buyers comes into force in April 2021. We continue to see enquiries increase from Hong Kong buyers wishing to move to London following the UK government’s plans to grant Hong Kong BN(O) visas which launches in January 2021, allowing Hong Kong nationals to work and study in the UK for five years and eventually seek British citizenship. These buyers are looking for a safe haven for their money, but also a home if they plan to move here permanently. At the moment, North West London appears to be very popular, mainly because there are strong Chinese communities already in this part of London. Some buyers are also looking to ‘try before they buy’ and are considering renting for one year and so we have been working with our lettings branches to accommodate those requests. The award-winning Beaufort Park property development in Colindale is a great option for individuals and small families. You can rent or buy here at affordable prices and anyone interested should contact us for further details. Millbrook Park in upmarket Mill Hill, NW7, is another project attracting a lot of interest from overseas investors. Our Hong Kong office will be showcasing this outstanding scheme for its launch on November 21 & 22 at the Mandarin Oriental and will welcome any local investors who want to come along and meet us. To make an appointment can book here Buyers reassess their priorities For many of us, our homes have become a real sanctuary this year and this is unlikely to change. Finding the right home is more important than ever and this applies whether the buyer is a homeowner themselves or an investor who is looking to buy a property that offers renters a home that meets their needs. Much has been talked about the way some Londoners are considering moving to the suburbs or beyond, looking for a different, perhaps quieter lifestyle. But there are still many professionals, often singles or couples, who love the buzz of living in central London and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. These professionals have good jobs in the City or central London and may work long hours, either from home or in the office. Increasingly they want to commute to work on foot, or perhaps by bike, but not on public transport. They may wish to push their budget by buying a property with an extra bedroom where they can work comfortably from home. They will almost certainly want some outside space, a balcony or a terrace, and they would like to be close to a park or other green space. The convenience of having shops and other amenities within easy reach is high on many wish lists now as many prefer a lifestyle where everything they need is nearby, without the need to travel too far. Developments such as Nine Elms Point in Vauxhall, Beaufort Park in Colindale and Imperial Wharf in Fulham all meet these criteria and, being situated amidst beautiful, landscaped gardens, they offer buyers a great quality of life. So these are the types of development that we are finding popular with buyers and renters at the moment. Beating the Stamp Duty holiday deadline We expect the market to get busier as we approach the Stamp Duty holiday deadline next Spring and already some clients are reporting to us that they have been told to expect longer than usual delays for conveyancing, carrying out building surveys and local authority searches, due to the increased demand from buyers. In some cases, buyers are waiting 20 weeks to complete – the average is usually 12 weeks. So my advice to anyone thinking about buying a property soon, is to plan well ahead and ensure you can exchange before the March 31 deadline. Contact our sales office to discuss any requirements you might have.