Property refurbishment in London

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.

Furnishing packages too

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.

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The hottest London property deals

As the UK property market emerges from lockdown, there has been a reported surge in buyer demand. According to property portal Zoopla, buyer demand is 54% stronger than it was before lockdown and sales have risen by 137% since the market reopened on 13 May. Asking prices in June were 6% higher than the year before, with most of the country returning to pre-lockdown levels. As the housing market rebounds, this is an opportunity like never before to take advantage of some FANTASTIC DEALS we have on offer with highly motivated sellers- here is a roundup of our top five.

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Sovereign Court, Hammersmith, W6 - £850,000

Spacious two-bedroom apartment situated in the heart of Hammersmith within the sought-after Sovereign Court development. This fifth-floor property features two double bedrooms, large private terrace and is ideally located within walking distance of Hammersmith station serviced by four underground lines.
  • Private terrace
  • Residents’ gym
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Landscaped gardens
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Goodman’s Fields, Aldgate, E1 - £1,399,999

Immaculately presented ninth floor three bedroom apartment spanning a generous 1399 sq.ft situated in Meranti House, part of the exclusive Goodman’s Fields development The apartment comprises three good sized bedrooms, two with en-suites and a multi-aspect reception, positioned within a short walk of the City and Shoreditch.
  • Parking included
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Gym, pool, spa
  • Private residents’ cinema
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Lillie Square, Earl’s Court, SW6 - £730,000

Luxurious second floor, one bedroom apartment completing this year in the newest phase of Lillie Square, Earl’s Court. This well proportioned property features a Juliet balcony overlooking the landscaped park and is moments away from West Brompton Zone 2 Station with direct links to central London and The City.
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Gym, spa, sauna, Jacuzzi
  • Residents’ lounge
  • Private cinema room
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10 Park Drive, Canary Wharf, E14 - £1,102,000

A stunning 24th floor, two bedroom apartment located in the brand new 10 Park Drive development in Canary Wharf completing in Q42020. Spanning a generous 960sq.ft with a large private balcony overlooking South Dock, the property features two double bedrooms with en-suites and a custom fully integrated kitchen. Canary Wharf Zone 2 Station is a short walk away.
  • 24 hour concierge
  • Private cinema, media room
  • Residents’ lounge & club room
  • Sky terrace
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White City Living, White City, W12 - £2,200,000

A spectactular 3 bed, 3 bath 1,406sq.ft apartment on the 12th floor of Belvedere Building at White City Living with private 635sq.ft terrace and parking for two cars. This premium specification property offers the best in modern city living with state-of-the-art appliances, underfloor heating and exceptional lifestyle facilities.
  • Residents’ club with concierge service
  • Two 12-seater cinemas with entertainment suite
  • Pool, sun terrace, gym
  • Café & club lounge
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If any of these properties below are of interest to you or if you are looking to buy or sell a property in London, do get in touch. We will be happy to set up a no obligation valuation or just provide the latest information on opportunities available now.

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