Buying from outside the UK

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buying property in London

We know just how tricky it can be to purchase property while you live abroad without the help of reliable ‘local eyes and ears on the ground’. Having lived in and owned property in many countries, we understand international standards better than most agents. We are here to help you bridge the gap between what you are used to at home and what is available in the London property market.

The UK property market has no Multiple Listing Service (‘MLS’) so you can’t just call one agency and expect to see all available options in London. Furthermore, many properties are not advertised on online property portals, and are classed as ‘off-market’. This is particularly true in Prime Central London, where up to 50% are sold as ‘off market’.

Additionally, in the UK the agencies represent the seller, never the buyer. As property search agents we represent you acting as your 'London Broker'. We are your competitive advantage.

We can give you access to the whole market, and act as a single point of contact for you, managing relationships for you with professionals in tax, banking, the law, property or project management, all while supporting you with our relocation services.

Once we have helped you secure the property of your dreams, we can recommend architects, builders, interior designers, landscape gardeners and other proven professionals to help add value to your property.

Working with us you will benefit from our extensive experience, market knowledge and network to ensure that you do not make expensive mistakes.

It is good to be back!

The government’s announcement in mid-May that property viewings could recommence in England has enabled the comatose London property market to slowly come back to life….

As expected, there is speculation about how the property market will fare and what implications this lockdown will have on the wider economy, short, medium and long term. The reality is that no matter what people say, we are all in unchartered waters.

Leasehold reform is coming...

Amongst all the recent news about the property market, it has gone somehow unnoticed that the government is finally changing the medieval system of leasehold.
This feudal system of homeownership, which is very peculiar to the UK, dates back 1000 years and simply grants the buyer of a property that is a leasehold (mostly flats) the right to live in a property for 99 to 9999 years. Every year the lease goes down and the property eventually becomes less valuable.
Until now, if you buy a property with a lease that is shorter than 80ys old, you needed to enter into costly legal fees & other charges while negotiating a sum with the freeholder.

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