Flats and kerb appeal – are cluttered communal areas undermining your sale?

28 March 2017

Kerb appeal is how estate agents refer to the impression a home makes before a potential buyer has even entered the property. How does it look from the street? What does the outside of the house say about the inside?  It’s actually a very important part of the process, because you want your buyer to feel positive about your property right from the start.

This is very important for flats as well, because your flat won’t just be judged on its … Read more ›

Henry Wiltshire joins ARLA – a better service for London’s landlords and tenants

26 January 2017

Henry Wiltshire is delighted to announce that it is now a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents, or ARLA. ARLA is the UK’s foremost professional body for lettings agents, dedicated to maintaining excellence in the property industry and providing training and accreditation for staff.

“We are very proud to have become a member of ARLA,” says Kelly Gallagher, Director at Henry Wiltshire. “The high standards expected by ARLA are aligned to the standards we have always aimed for at … 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 ›

How professional property management can protect London landlords

10 October 2016

Recent research by property insurers Direct Line reveals that roughly 15% of tenants have, at some point, breached the terms of their tenancy. A further 11% were not sure whether they had breached it or not.

The most common misdemeanour is non-payment of rent, whether it’s a one-off mistake in a difficult month or an ongoing situation. This is closely followed by smoking in a no-smoking property, keeping a pet, subletting a room, redecorating or making alterations.

On the rare occasions payment … 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 ›