December 2017

Knightsbridge: simply the best

Who would have thought that a small hamlet dating back to the 12th Century would one day become a global destination, synonymous with wealth, status and luxury? Nowhere beats Knightsbridge when it comes to having the best of everything. Knightsbridge enjoys a unique combination of the finest hotels, restaurants and coffee shops together with an… Read full article

The future of buy to let

Buy to let feature

The recent change in tax laws regarding mortgage interest payments have resulted in a growing level of uncertainty in the buy to let sector, especially among landlords. It is common knowledge that landlords and agents have benefited dramatically over the last ten years primarily due to the credit crunch. To understand the direction that we… Read full article

Belgravia: from traditional to chic

Ten years ago Belgravia was an incredibly smart and more formal area to live with a slightly older and more traditional demographic. Belgravia was also a very quiet and exclusive safe haven from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding areas. In the last decade I have seen Belgravia grow south and quickly devour the scruffier… Read full article

Interview with Tim Hassell, MD of Draker

Tim Hassell Interview

“At Draker, we have an unwavering commitment to building a serious lettings only agency with the best standards of professionalism and service within our industry.” says Tim Hassell, MD of Draker.   “In a problem fraught sector with many landlords historically having to choose between either a nice agency or a productive agency, we feel that… Read full article

Does property size matter?

In the prime London rental market size is not everything. Surprisingly, purely from a rental yield point of view, the highest performing property in Kensington and Chelsea is in fact the humble studio flat. The science behind size in the rental market in Prime Central London Generally speaking, the smaller the property, the better overall… Read full article

The explosion of Generation Rent

Whichever way I look at London’s housing market, I can’t help but think one thing is certain: we are facing an explosion in the central London rental sector that will come as a windfall for landlords. The fundamentals are that the population is rising and we are living longer. There are more people, more renters… Read full article