If your London rental investment property needs a little more work than just a furnishings pack, then we can help you create a bespoke interior that looks visually stunning and also meets your practical requirements and budget. From a basic freshening up; putting in a new kitchen and bathroom or a more comprehensive property refurbishment, we have many years’ experience at managing all sizes of residential projects across London.
Modernising your rental property to add value
We can advise on how best to maximise available space.
Creating a desirable interior that tenants will love
Our proven track record will help you attract top quality tenants.
Design flair with a practical eye for detail
Overseen by a qualified interior design team. All work fully insured.
If you are planning to refurbish a property, whether it's a principle room or an entire property, we can manage that too. From planning and design to construction and installation, we work with partners who have an in-house team of builders, bathroom and kitchen specialists and can manage the entire renovation project. And throughout, you'll work with our experienced design and support staff who will ensure that the work is completed to the highest standard, on time, and within budget.
We can also help with the supply of furniture, window dressings and soft furnishings or why not take a look at our Furnishing packs which include everything needed for an incoming tenant. These are ideal for overseas investors or for those who want to save time and get on with letting their property.
Not sure if you need to refurbish your property? Take a look below at our advice for when you should refurbish your London rental property.
Well presented properties always let more quickly, often for a higher rental, so landlords should always aim to enhance the presentation of their rental property. It's important to match the presentation of the property to the calibre of tenant you're hoping to attract. For example, a professional or corporate tenant will expect a high spec finish with stylish, contemporary furnishings. People with higher budgets have high expectations and so Landlords have to ensure their property is appealing and up to date.
Kitchens and bathrooms are priorities. Investing in a smart, contemporary kitchen is a must. Equally important are bathrooms. A two bed property should have two bathrooms if possible. If you own an older property, it is worth creating an ensuite by taking space from an existing bedroom (which tend to be larger in older properties). Always retain original features in period properties, such as ceiling roses, cornicing and fireplaces. If you have a limited budget, simple measures like a lick of paint, new flooring and curtains are worth doing. Tenants usually prefer the contemporary look of wood flooring but check your lease allows them.
At the end of the day investing in your property will add to the overall capital value too, so it is worth considering employing a a specialist to look at the layout. Older properties often have small rooms, so by removing some internal walls you can create a more spacious, open-plan layout with a real 'wow' factor – it will definitely increase the asking rental. A great example of this is an apartment opposite the Science Museum in South Kensington which we were instructed on by a client. The apartment was old fashioned and had a layout that didn't maximise space so we brought in a refurbishment specialist to carry out alterations. They suggested removing some internal walls to create a larger and elegant reception area. The client agreed and the result was better than even he could have imagined. They created a grand, double height reception area that makes the most of the room's floor to ceiling windows. And the work reaped dividends too as the apartment let very quickly, in 10 days, and for an asking rental of £1500 per week, £500 per week more than previously.
Benham & Reeves has successfully launched two outstanding London developments One Thames City and London Square Greenwich to Singapore investors. We are heartened by the positive response and thank you to those who have attended, recognising that this is an excellent opportunity to buy in London. We have received enquiries even after the launches as both schemes have plenty to offer for off-plan investors and owner-occupiers. Investors are looking at London properties as a sound strategy to divest outside Singapore because of its world-leading location and best in class developments. [URIS id=19691]One Thames City is the ultimate riverside address for home buyers in Nine Elms. Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), One Thames City is formed of 12 buildings comprising more than 1,400 new homes, shops, restaurants and 120,000 sq ft of commercial space, centred around 2.5 acres of public open space within a new `Linear Park’. Residents of No.8 One Thames City will further have access to a wealth of five-star services and amenities, including spa wellness centre with relaxation and treatment rooms, a large swimming pool with separate kid’s pool, steam, sauna and Jacuzzi, gym with yoga and dance studios, level 39 sky lounge, podium private dining, private lounge and bar with private wine store, cinema, karaoke, business centre, library, kids play and 24-hour concierge. View more: One Thames City London Square Greenwich is a bespoke collection of 46 one, two and three bedroom apartments for and offers a rare opportunity to invest in new build homes in the heart of Greenwich Village, renowned for its village feel and positioned next to the Royal Park - 183 acres of parkland with dazzling views over the capital. The scheme has an unrivalled location in a conservation area where there are no other residential developments in the pipeline. There is significant demand for rentals in West Greenwich, with its excellent transport links in Zone 2 and proximity to world-class universities, the City, Canary Wharf and London’s West End. View more: London Square Greenwich For more information on these outstanding schemes and to register for our upcoming launches, get in touch with our Singapore team here.