How we work

How we work

Every property search is unique. And every search reflects that.

Whether you are looking to buy or rent before we start the search, we first take the time to understand your needs, your personal tastes, your circumstances, and exactly what you’re looking for.We balance an awareness of the needs of our clients with an understanding of the London property market, ensuring a property search that aims to find the best property to suit you, your taste, and your circumstances.

  1. Laying the Foundation: Ahead of starting your search, you need to ready to buy, rent, or relocate. There are many implications, some are legal, others relate to tax, and of course, your budget. We can advise and where necessary we can introduce you to mortgage brokers, solicitors, etc to take as much stress as possible out of the process for you. 

  2. The Search: Next, we go through our network to proactively hunt for and preview potential properties, showing you only the shortlisted very best properties that meet your criteria, saving you the time and frustration that is often associated with finding a property in London. We will then organize viewings tours at a time that is convenient for you. 
  1. Due Diligence & Negotiation: When you’ve found your perfect property, we will undertake a thorough due diligence to give you the peace of mind you need. We will then start to negotiate the price on your behalf. Unlike estate agents, who work for the seller/ landlord, we work for you, which means we will guide you to take as much stress as possible and ensure that you pay the best possible price to secure the property. 
  1. Execution: 'I've got my house thanks to Address', 'Address went the extra mile to negotiate and to secure my house' - these are some of the comments we get from satisfied clients. Execution is key to what we do. Many people think that the process is done when a property has been found, but actually, the hard work starts once you make an offer. We have the experience, skill, and knowledge to ensure a smooth transaction taking all the stress and strain of dealing with solicitors, surveyors and other third parties, whilst keeping you updated on progress. 
  1. One point of Contact: Throughout the whole process, you will have one point of contact. We will be your partner to make the process of buying or renting a property in London as simple as possible. 
  1. Fees: Our fees are very competitive for Prime Central London market. Please enquire to find out more about our Buyers' Agents Fee, our Rental Search Fee or our Consultancy Services Fee.

 
 

Jan 2021: London Housing Market

London is in lockdown but the housing market has still managed a strong start of the new year. 
 
Currently, demand for property, especially outside Central London, continues to be strong and is seeing the biggest price surges.
 
The phone may not be ringing as much but Rightmove has reported visits to its site are up by 33%, inquiries to agents up 12%, and the numbers of actual sales are up 9% compared to January last year. Buyers are definitively more committed and efficient.

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.
No MORE.

Spring Budget: What does it mean for the Property Market?

Spring Budget: What does it mean for the Property Market?

Video: Spring Budget & The Property Market


Yesterday, the UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak gave the Property Market some great news about the Stamp Duty Holiday Extension (till June 30th) and the Government backing 95% loans for First Time Buyers.

What does it mean for property prices? The property market certainly got a boost and activity levels have been the highest in years after the original Stamp Duty Holiday announcement last year. This is now likely to continue for a few more months. If you were thinking of buying, there is still time to take advantage of this saving.

Some people criticize that the Chancellor decided to ‘give away’ money to the Property Market, but in my opinion, doing so is acknowledging the important role property plays in the economy.

Both news will benefit buyers and would-be buyers, but also banks, real estate agents, solicitors, surveyors, interior designers, architects, etc. at a time that the economy certainly needs a boost.

 

Ps: Note that Stamp Duty will still increase for Non-Resident Buyers from April 1st. An extra 2% to the existing 3% surcharge. 




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