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 ›

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 ›

Luxury Manila Philippines development, Prices from £68,400

17 September 2016

Live in an address where business meets pleasure.

Henry Wiltshire exclusively launched the Luxury Manila Philippines S Residences development on August 24th & 25th in London.

At S Residences you will be at the centre of all the action, with SMDC Premiers development located in the middle of the Mall of Asia’s complex and entertainment city, you’ll be closer to the thriving Mall of Asia Business district and bar, restaurants, shops and entertainment spots. With its stunning boutique hotel designed lobby’s, luxurious amenities, S Residences is the choice of successful … Read more ›

Thinking Property – Investing in London from Overseas

16 September 2016

London is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world and has the most robust and transparent property market in the world.  With soaring demand in both the commercial and residential markets and a consistent lack of supply in the housing market, it will always be the safe place to invest in.

Overseas Investors
Overseas investors have been taking advantage of the property market in London for years and have become the larger shareholders of commercial property and “trophy … Read more ›