Author: Tim Hassell

Managing Director

Is your property ready to let?

In our experience, the vast majority of teething problems that may arise when a tenant moves in can be overcome in advance if the landlord has a quick recap on how to make sure the property is ready to let. When you are pushed for time, running through a checklist of items ‘to do’ may… Read full article

Introducing the Draker Hub

You hardly need us to tell you that being a landlord can be a challenging business. That’s why our priority has always been to try and go above and beyond for our clients and to lend a helping hand. Since our launch in 2010, we have always been happy to share our experiences of the… Read full article

A guide to long term letting

The Top Four Do’s DO properly interview your estate agents to ensure that they have the resources to do the job well for you before choosing who to appoint. People often choose an individual that they like and feel will do a good job, which is important; but also look beyond this at the support… Read full article

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

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

The future of buy to let

The future of Buy to let

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