Friday 13th and other superstitions – how numbers affect UK and international property prices

13 February 2017

January 2017 has seen the first Friday the Thirteenth of this year. The next one’s coming in October, so if you’re of a superstitious turn, you might want to plan your wedding, sea voyage or house purchase accordingly.

There are many ideas about why thirteen is an unlucky number. Some think it’s a reference to the Last Supper, which had thirteen people round the table. This idea has continued down the centuries and is now found in Western culture as a … Read more ›

Henry’s Choice Awards – Outstanding London Properties of 2016

22 December 2016

2016 has been a great year for Henry Wiltshire, and we’ve successfully sold and rented some exceptional living spaces. From penthouses in Nine Elms to family houses in Clapham, we’ve chosen the best homes from the past year.
See what we have chosen as Best Interior Design, Best Up-and-Coming Area, Best Value, Most Luxurious and more.

London property market sees more rentals than sales

26 October 2016

Since the beginning of 2016, estate agents have noticed a reduction in house sales and an increase in rentals. This is because there is an increased desirability for renting, as well as fewer homeowners choosing to sell, although prices continue to rise. The expense of living in London and the problems of job instability are all playing their parts, but changes to stamp duty laws and the uncertainty of Brexit have an equally important role.

The appeal of renting

There’s been a … Read more ›

Brand new Royal Docks estate agent opens next to Pontoon Dock offering property sales, letting & management services

20 September 2016

Henry Wiltshire’s newest branch opened in Royal Docks in August. 13 September saw its official opening, and a well-attended launch party put the office firmly on the map.

The launch party

Sales and Lettings Manager Jas Samra is in charge of the Royal Docks office. He was delighted to welcome guests from the development and property investment sectors at the launch party last week. There was also a great turnout from the other Henry Wiltshire offices, with staff from the Hong Kong, … Read more ›

London property market: understanding freehold and leasehold

31 August 2016

When potential buyers scan a website for properties, they tend to look for price, location and number of bedrooms. However, they should also look for the information that tells them whether the property is freehold or leasehold, as this will give them an idea of the true cost of their future home.

98% of new build property sold in London in 2010 was leasehold, compared to just 43% in the rest of the UK.

According to the Land Registry, 98% of new … Read more ›

Property for Sale in Vauxhall SW8

22 August 2016

Vauxhall is in central London, on the river just South of Westminster and Chelsea. Henry Wiltshire’s sales manager at Nine Elms, Omar Jumaili, is thrilled to be selling properties in Vauxhall.

“The Vauxhall area is a great place to live and work,” says Omar. “Investors are recognising the benefits of buying property in SW8, while those buying homes are choosing Embassy Gardens next to the new US Embassy  and the other new developments. This is a fantastic area of London – … Read more ›