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 ›

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 ›