Hudsons has been servicing customers within the property industry since 2002. During this time we have provided specialist expertise in selling and renting residential homes, tenancy management, commercial office rentals and property investment. From this sustained success we have built an excellent reputation which is why we have continued to receive specific requests to enhance our service still further by managing whole buildings by providing Block Management services.
As buyers search for more value, the property market has softened. At times like this, sellers can find themselves at the mercy of surveyors once a sale has been agreed.
Each year, from mid-August until early October, activity in student lettings for overseas and second-year students rockets. Many return from their holidays without the knowledge of what lies before them with a hectic rush to secure a home to live in for the remainder of the course; it’s that busy that it is like traveling at rush hour and expecting a clear run, only to be met with more traffic and less alternative route options as everyone is trying to find the same outcome!
Monday - Riding to work on my motorbike this morning in glorious weather, the 7.30am view from Alexandra Palace across London reminds me of the calm before the storm that is lettings at this time of year.
The Central London property market has always attracted interest from far and wide, and that is still very much the case today. However, new legislation and increased taxes on purchases has cooled interest and transactions. For many sellers this is seen as disruptive, but these measures were no doubt put in place to steer us away from the boom and bust scenarios of years gone as they stop buy-to-let investors taking new stock away from would be homeowners.