London property prices: understanding apartment valuations

08 November 2016

We all know that penthouse apartments command the highest rents and sales prices, but what about the apartments below? And why do apartments with identical layouts sell for different amounts, just because they’re on different floors?
If you’re thinking of investing in London property, Omar Jumaili, Sales Manager at Henry Wiltshire Nine Elms explains which factors and facilities affect London apartment values and why.

Henry Wiltshire judged International Estate Agency of the Year!

01 November 2016

Henry Wiltshire International is the proud winner of the prestigious Real Estate and Property Awards 2016! “We were entered in the category of International Residential Estate Agency of the Year – UK and won,” says Kelly Gallagher Director based in Canary Wharf.

We’ll be striving to maintain this high standard and hope our hard work will continue to be recognised

It is the first year that the Real Estate and Property Awards have been presented, as real estate used to be covered … Read 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 ›

Green energy for Greenwich…and you won’t believe where it comes from

03 October 2016

In recent weeks, Greenwich residents will have noticed an astonishing new structure appearing on the skyline. The Optic Cloak is a sculpture with a purpose, providing not only eye-catching artwork for Londoners but also a flue for a renewable energy centre.

The Energy Centre
Heat generated by sources as diverse as the River Thames and even the London Underground will be piped directly into houses

This astonishing sculpture has been commissioned as part of the Energy Centre for the Greenwich Peninsula, Europe’s largest … Read more ›

Bank of England holds base rate – what does this mean for the London property market?

26 September 2016

This week the Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep the Bank of England base rate at 0.25%. Since the record-low rate was introduced on 4 August 2016, it appears to have had a positive effect, with economic growth at 0.3%, higher than the predicted 0.1%. For this reason, the MPC decided not to lower the base rate further – at least, not for now.

Khaled Chahal, who has recently joined Henry Wiltshire as Head of Investment and Commercial Agency, looks … Read more ›