The evolution of lettings

Although the bedrock of the Central London lettings market is still longer term rentals (12 months plus). The holiday let market, or mini-let as we at Draker call it, is about to boom. In May 2015 a deregulation act was passed to allow private homeowners the right to let their property for up to 90… Read full article

Avoiding a void. How to beat the market.

  At this time of year, as the climate gets more challenging for Landlords, we are often asked about how our clients can maximise the chance of letting their property. There are some simple things that you can do to put your property ahead of others. Put the work in at the beginning Put as… Read full article

Property dating

Property Dating - Draker Lettings Article

What started as a joke with an intellectually blessed but genetically starved friend led me to think a bit more about the parallels between looking for a property and internet dating… Over a coffee my friend was complaining about how hard it is to find a decent man to date… Her slightly more cutting analysis… Read full article

A Rental Time Warp

Discussing the rental time warp with our Dowager-esque client

Imagine Downton Abbey’s Dowager Duchess of Grantham (aka Maggie Smith), albeit without the crinoline, and you have one of my most astute clients; deceptively sharp, with the ability to charm agents and tenants but who never misses a trick when it comes to the management and income of her vast Central London portfolio. She was… Read full article

Tim Hassell. My Open Secret.

spe·cial·ist “a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field.” From the age of nineteen my old boss used to drum into me the importance of having a precise focus while at work. The ability of an individual to consistently work on one… Read full article