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

Draker 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

Students: really useful rental tips from Draker

Advice for students

At Draker a huge amount of our business is done with students coming to London in their droves during the summer. We love students and the energy and positivity that they can bring to our market. Without a doubt students are the high flyers, business heroes and entrepreneurs of the future and should be respected as… Read full article

Pets and Lets – your questions answered

Draker pets and lets family

We had great response to the recent article “ Pets and Lets – pitbulls and pitfalls ” – so here are my answers to some of the questions we have been asked. Are Draker properties advertised as pet friendly? “We cannot really advertise that properties are pet friendly as this is such a subjective issue and can… Read full article

The Explosion of Generation Rent

Generation Rent Life Expectancy

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

Superprime Property Renters in PCL

Draker superprime

We have seen a significant increase in the number of superprime properties up for rent in Prime Central London (PCL) over the last year.  As agents we are certainly benefiting from the falling number of transactions in the prime sales market and the increase in property available to let. Riding out the Storm A majority… Read full article

The key to an occupied Christmas….

Occupied Christmas

If you are a landlord in Central London the thought of having a property vacant at Christmas will likely fill you full of dread.  But it really needn’t be that bad provided you follow a few basic rules.  Yule (!) beat the slight dip in the market if you can make that extra bit of… Read full article

All I want for Christmas is …

Summertime is without doubt the toughest time of year to be a tenant.  From June through to October the London market is at its optimum for landlords and agents.  There are more applicants looking, more deals done, more renewals agreed and higher expectations all round from agents and property owners alike.  These elements combined make… Read full article