Has Brexit left you feeling uncertain about the state of the property market? Are you a landlord wondering what the Autumn Statement means for you? Or perhaps you’re wondering what 2017 holds for the UK property market? Never fear, Living in London is here! In the wake of uncertainty caused by Brexit, the changes to Stamp Duty tax and the Autumn Statement, we’ve decided to offer free, no obligation property consultations to people in and around SE16.
At Living in London, we always try to keep our clients and subscribers as up to date on current property issues as possible through our social media channels, our blog page, and our monthly newsletter. As we approach the end of a very turbulent year, many are questioning what 2017 will hold for the UK housing market. Now more than ever, homeowners, investors and landlords need reassurance and questions answered. On our free property consultations, our award winning experts will use years of industry experience and area knowledge to answer any questions you may have and provide honest advice, treating your investment as if it were their own.
If you decide to book a property consultation with Living in London, here’s what you can expect:
An initial chat about your circumstances and plans
The more insight you give us, the better. We will be able to provide pointed advice for your personal circumstances, taking into account your needs and desires as well as your financial situation to determine the best course of action.
An accurate market appraisal of your home
We will ask you to give us a tour of your home, paying particular attention to any changes that have been made to the property to provide you with an accurate valuation and pick up on special sellable features. We will use comparable evidence and show you what other, similar properties in the area have sold or rented for and fully explain our reasons for the valuation.
Advice on how to boost the value of your property or prepare it for a tenancy
We’ve been selling and renting property in SE16 for 15 years, so we will be able to determine how your property looks against other similar properties on the market. If we feel your property could benefit from some TLC to boost its value and help it stand out from the crowd, we will give you our honest opinions on work that could or should be done, taking into account your budget and timeframe. Likewise, if there is work required prior to a tenancy, we will inform you of what we think should be done and guide you through the process of what you need to ensure is taken care of, including EPCs, regulations and if you have a leasehold property, checking you have the right to rent. As we are experts in SE16, we will also be able to provide you with the realistic target market for your property and who your property will be of interest to. We’ll more than likely already have buyers/tenants on our books looking for a property just like yours!
Best time of year to sell/rent and the current state of the market in the area
If you aren’t restricted by timescales, we will advise you of the best time of year to sell or rent your property and provide an insight into the state of the property market, giving our opinions on what we expect the market to do in 2017. We advise you on your property investments as if they were our own, providing an honest account of what we would do in your situation, including options you may not have even considered.
Guiding you through your options
If you’re selling under strict time constraints, we’ll help you to plan backwards through the process, informing you of the average marketing times, how long the legal process should take and how to overcome potential stumbling blocks. If you called us for a sales valuation, you may not have considered renting your property.
Without realising, you may have enough equity to buy a new home without selling your current property, in which case we may suggest that it might be more beneficial for you to let it out or ‘let to buy’. Of course you would need to discuss this further with your financial advisor, but at Living in London we like to make sure you’re aware of all your options.
Whatever your plans, we will ensure you’re fully aware of all the costs prior to selling or renting your property, such as Stamp Duty, removal costs, legal costs and mortgage fees.
Questions and concerns
If you have any concerns or questions we haven’t covered, don’t hesitate to ask and we will answer to the best of our professional ability.
Why Living in London?
Living in London has been operating in SE16 for 15 years. During this time, we have developed and nurtured relationships, always aiming to exceed expectations. As a result of our outstanding service, we were voted “Best Estate Agent in SE16” two years running in the allAgents Customer Experience Awards, “Best Independent Letting Agent in London”, and “Best Estate Agent in London” in the Build Real Estate & Property Awards 2016.
With offices ideally located in Marine Wharf and Canada Water Tube Station, we benefit from an unrivalled footfall of 1.06 million passing potential customers each month. Our Marine Wharf office houses our Property Management, Accounts and Marketing teams, acting as a customer service hub, dedicated to marketing your property to its full potential, collecting and making sure rent is paid on time and ensuring all our properties, tenants and landlords’ needs are being met.