Tax and Legislation Seminar in Henry Wiltshire London, May 17th

09 May 2016

At Henry Wiltshire, we want to help our clients to stay informed so they can make the best choices and achieve their financial goals. With this in mind, we’re holding a seminar on tax and legislation changes on 17 May at 5pm – 7.30pm at our Nine Elms office. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided.

Enness in Conversation – insights from one of London’s top mortgage brokers

05 May 2016

With the EU Referendum coming hot on the heels of the 2016 budget, the property market is being bombarded by change and uncertainty from a number of directions. The two key issues are the changes to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) and anxiety about the outcome of the referendum and Britain’s possible exit from the EU.
A recent discussion with David Ewington, Mortgage Broker at Enness Private Clients, brought out some interesting views and valuable insights.

Stamp duty

The way stamp duty … Read more ›

A new mayor for London – what will this mean for the housing market?

03 May 2016

With London’s mayoral election looming, Henry Wiltshire takes a look at the different candidates’ views on housing. As London grows ever bigger, and with a need for at least 50,000 more homes every year, not to mention affordable housing, property development is at the top of the agenda for both Labour candidate Sadiq Khan and Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith.

London under Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, London’s current mayor, has created a number of high-rise housing developments, using his mayoral powers to approve … Read more ›

Where to Live in London – Royal Docks, E16

28 April 2016

With regeneration in London’s East End going from strength to strength, Royal Docks is the capital’s newest area for development.

Docks and location

The Royal Docks comprise four historic shipping quays on the north bank of the Thames: Victoria Dock, Royal Albert Dock, King George V Dock and Pontoon Dock, located just east of Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs.

Business opportunities
The new Business Port is expected to attract many Asian companies and generate huge economic growth.

Chinese business district development company ABP … Read more ›

£500,000 goes a long way: why you should invest in London property

25 April 2016

£500,000 is now the average house price in London*. It can get you a family house in Zone 4, a three bedroom property in Hackney, a flat in a converted house in Clapham, or, if you’re seeking buy-to-let or a property investment, you can find convenient apartments near Canary Wharf.

“Even with the 2008 crash, London house prices have still successfully increased by nearly 50% over the last eight years”

Across the rest of the country, the average price is considerably lower, … Read more ›

Agency fees – clarity and transparency for landlords and tenants

21 April 2016

The new Consumer Rights Act introduced in October 2015 made it compulsory for lettings agents nationwide to publish their fees in a clear and upfront manner, offering landlords and tenants transparent information and enabling them to make informed choices. Where the fee is variable, estate agents must give the proportion or percentage from which it is calculated.

“Having our fees clearly displayed is better for everyone.”

The law was created to protect landlords and tenants from “hidden” charges. While it’s sad that … Read more ›