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.
The final phase of new rental homes has started to complete in Nine Elms Point a highly popular scheme in the Nine Elms regeneration area. Despite these new homes completing during the autumn season,demand has been the strongest we have ever seen for a new property development! The first 25 homes that completed were let by our on-site branch within 10 days. For 6 owners, they were able to choose from 2 offers and on one property, there were 3 people fighting over it resulting in a10% increase above the asking rental for a 3 year term without any break. This is a clear sign of the public interest in the Nine Elms area which is now firmly plotted as a Zone 1 rental hotspot. The rents achieved have been good too with one bed homes on the lower floors achieving £500 per week and as much as £575 on the higher floors while two beds on lower floors have achieved as much as £675 per week and those on higher floors achieving over £800 per week due to the amazing views. Nine Elms Point’s combination of excellent transport links - which will be even better next year when the Northern line extension station opens directly opposite the development - five-star amenities and fabulous views of London’s riverside skyline is proving to be irresistible! It’s a trend that is driven by demand from both wealthy overseas students from top Universities such as the London School of Economics and Kings College London as well as professionals working in various tech sectors. With many foreign currencies performing strongly against the Pound, this is the right time for investors to take advantage of some good deals which they simply wouldn’t get in other zone 1 locations like Knightsbridge. The profitability of Nine Elms Point extends even to its penthouse suites which overlook the River Thames opposite Chelsea.There is a strong market from both international investors and London buyers for such high-end property that can be purchased at relatively competitive prices and still provide those all-important skyline views and a short commute into the financial district. Such is our confidence in Nine Elms Point and the rental demand here, we are offering investors a rental guarantee yield for upto 24 months.Investors can take advantage of a 5% gross yield paid from the day of completion so no worries about taking time to find a tenant or for rental payments to start. This is a new approach reinforcing confidence which appeals to both seasoned as well as entry-level investors. A key element to the success of any new development is connectivity and this is where Nine Elms Point scores very highly as it is only a short walk to Vauxhall underground and overground stations but soon will be at the entrance of the new Northern Line extension which links the main City and West End networks to the whole Nine Elms area as well as to the Battersea Power Station mega development. Residents will be able to reach Canary Wharf in under thirty minutes and the university quarter in Holborn in under twenty minutes. A flagship Sainsbury’s store is also on-site and adds further convenience. The moving in of high profile neighbours like Apple Head Quarters and the American Embassy points to a future of prosperity and permanence for the whole SW8 area that Nine Elms Point is central to. Buying in at the early stages of this regeneration wave is therefore of utmost importance. With the Help-To-Buy scheme currently injecting cash into the London house market, there are currently a lot more people buying compared to the previous six months. Our advice to investors is to act now as the pound is fairly weak and if you choose a product that you feel confident in, you will definitely see results. We are confident that Nine Elms Point is one of those products.