Interview with Tim Hassell, Managing Director 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

Knightsbridge: simply the best – of everything

Harrods, Knightsbridge London

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 unrivalled choice… Read full article

Are you a Chelsea fan?

I Love Chelsea

For anyone who knows me, naturally I am not making a clever football reference. When training our teams recently we went through all of the reasons why Chelsea is one of the most exclusive and popular areas to rent a property. Our area really is mind-blowingly packed full of the best of every amenity that… Read full article

The Explosion of Generation Rent

Draker Generation Rent

Generation Rent is no longer theoretical. It’s here – and here to stay for another decade, according to PwC, who say that by 2025, only 40% of Londoners will own their own home. That marks a U-turn on the situation in 2000, when 60% of Londoners were home-owners. By 2025, the majority of 20-39 year olds… Read full article

What now for Central London property rentals?

Central London property rentals market

Our predictions for Central London Property Rentals More People will Rent – and for Longer The correction in the reckless mortgage market pre-credit crunch is going to result in a much higher proportion of people renting in the long term – especially in Central London. We believe that this will bring the UK in general,… Read full article

Instructions are on the back of the box…

Draker board games

I love games.  Scrabble and Monopoly being two of my all-time favourites.  There is nothing more satisfying than out playing, outsmarting or out bluffing your opponents and to me, playing a good game with friends can be one of my favourite ways to spend and evening. I do always ask for one simple thing however,… Read full article

Our Guide to Renting Property in Chelsea

You have chosen the area where you want to live and renting looks like the best option for you, and you are not alone. The majority of people who live in London are all renting and as this number increases the quality and choice of rented accommodation is better than ever. Rental properties in Chelsea range from… Read full article