• Potential buyers and tenants are searching for several common features in their prospective properties.
  • Ambience, location, space and convenience play a key role in selling and letting success.

Those who are keen to rent property in East London and potential purchasers who are interested in investing in the London property market may have their own individual requirements, however there are certain elements which have been proven to attract buyers and tenants. Although different markets will have their own specific needs, sellers and landlords in the London housing market would be well advised to be aware of the common features which have been shown time and again to add extra appeal to a property.

The importance of ambience

Although there are many key criteria in the minds of prospective purchasers and tenants when they view a new property, one of the most prevalent is whether the ambience is welcoming and positive.

Easy access to transport and amenities raises a property’s appeal; white goods and storage space are highly sought-after

Natalie May, Henry Wiltshire estate agent in Canary Wharf, reminds sellers of the importance of natural light and a clear feel in their property. “Whether you’re trying to attract students, families or professional singles, plenty of natural light will help to get your property noticed for all the right reasons.” He says. “Although it is rarely at the top of the list of essential criteria, it is something which can make or break a sale, and is something that is usually an unconscious decision on the part of the prospective tenant or buyer.”

It also goes without saying that a dirty and cluttered property will lack appeal, but clean and clear surfaces and an attractive interior will attract a wide range of people. Neutral décor in pale shades will maximise natural light and allow prospective new occupants to make the property feel their own.

Rent or buy in East London for excellent transport and amenities

Those who are keen to buy or rent property in East London will be on the lookout for excellent transport links into the city as well as a host of impressive amenities. The good news for those who those who are looking to buy or rent in Bow is that accessibility will not be a problem, with good road, Tube and bus links. Close to Queen Mary University, the Royal London Hospital and Canary Wharf, there are few locations more convenient for students, medical staff and city workers alike. Close to Westfield Shopping Centre, Brick Lane and several outstanding schools, there is no shortage of amenities in this thriving area.

Space and white goods – the key to success

One of the most sought after features of any property, whether it be for rent or purchase, is space, both indoors and out. Even a small balcony makes a property considerably more attractive and proximity to green spaces such as Victoria Park is a key factor. Parking will also raise a property’s profile exponentially, especially if it is off-road.

When it comes to inside the home, storage is a premium commodity and maximising space is a sure-fire way to success. Supplying essential white goods such as a fridge/freezer, a washing machine and perhaps a tumble dryer will also go a long way towards boosting interest from prospective viewers.

Sell property in Canary Wharf

Henry Wiltshire estate agents are experts in the East London property market and can help you sell your property in Canary Wharf. Contact Natalie and the Canary Wharf office team on 020 3696 9160 and find out more.

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