Central London Estate Agents – Tips On Buying A Property

Central London Estate Agents

If you are interested in buying a property, you will need to find the best estate agency. There are many Central London estate agents,

and thus it is vital to narrow down your search carefully by looking at experience, reading reviews, and assessing their online presence. But, aside from finding the best estate agent London way, what else should you do to find the perfect property for you?

During the viewing, don’t visualise the property as your home – This is an error a lot of people make. Instead, you should view the process as a property inspection. It is advisable to not get attached too soon, as this may result in you going with your heart and overlooking a lot of problems rather than using your head.

Check the light switches and taps – Did you know that only 35 per cent of people check that light switches work? And, only 28 per cent of people check the taps to determine the water pressure? You need to check these elements to ensure you won’t need to embark on any repairs later down the line.

Use your sense of smell – Often, damp cannot be seen, but it can be smelt. If you notice a musty smell, this is something that should be of concern.

Investigate the neighbourhood – Nowadays, when you purchase a property using estate agents London way, you aren’t simply investing in bricks and mortar. You are investing in a neighbourhood and a way of life. What is the local area like? Are there shops and pubs in close proximity? What are the local schools like? Is the crime rate low? These are all things you should be investigating.

Take your time – Finally, once the Central London estate agents you have chosen arrange a viewing for you, you should take your time to view it. Don’t rush around; otherwise you will not be able to get a real feel for the place. Research shows that 52 per cent of those who only took 10 minutes to view the property ended up paying more.

Latest News

Majority of FTBs delaying purchasing a home until after Brexit
New research from OneFamily has revealed that a narrow majority of ‘deposit-ready’ first-time-buyers are delaying their purchases as a result of Brexit – equating to at least 136,000 peo

Majority of FTBs delaying purchasing a home until after Brexit

ple across the UK.

Central London landlords were likely to reduce rents last year, study finds

Landlords in central London were the most likely to have reduced rents in England in the last 12 months, according to a new study.
The study of 1,043 landlords across England found that fewer landlords in central London reported tenant demand to be stable or increasing than in any other region, and that over a quarter were likely to have reduced rent in the last year.
The study found that landlord confidence overall had remained confident or increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the end of last year.
Landlords in the east of England were most positive about the future, according to the report, with over half (53 per cent) indicating that they felt upbeat about the prospects for their own lettings business over the next three months.
By contrast, landlords in central London were the least optimistic, with only 26 per cent rating prospects for their own business as good or very good over the next three months.
At a regional level, the East of England and the Midlands look well supported, with encouraging data on tenant demand, yield and capital gains while the London market adjusts its footing after many years of strong growth.
In a research carried on landlords it is found that 14 per cent of landlords have decreased rents in central London over the past 12 months.

Esri UK’s interactive map shows all 933 of London’s blue plaques

There’s no better way to feel like a seasoned Londoner than by pointing out a blue plaque to a bunch of city newbies. And now you can see the exact location of all 933 of these distinctive discs and when they appeared, thanks to Esri UK’s interactive map.
Set up in 1866, the English Heritage blue plaque scheme commemorates the houses and workplaces of famous figures, including the likes of Freddie Mercury, Marie Stopes, Samuel Pepys and Enid Blyton. Esri’s animated map shows the spread of blue dots throughout the ages, from the first plaque (for French Emperor Napoleon III, who lived on King Street off St James’s Square) to the latest, commemorating BBC director-general Sir Hugh Carleton Greene. There have been other Blue Plaque maps out there, including an official English Heritage app, but as far as we know there are none this swishy or up-to-date for your desktop.

Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Celebrate the wedding of the year as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle.
Royal wedding timings
• The royal wedding takes place in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle at 12pm.
• At 1pm, the newlyweds partake in a carriage procession through Windsor Town.
• The couple then join their wedding guests for a reception at St George’s Hall.
The wedding will be televised on various global television channels, including British broadcasters BBC, ITV and Sky News.

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