December is the new January in home sales

By Jonathan Hudson | 6th Dec 2017 | Sales

New Year, new plans and new resolutions has always been the way for most. However, when it comes to peak browsing times online for property, the period between Christmas and New Year is now becoming one of the busiest. Conversations around the roast turkey can range from “this time next year we should get our own place together” to “I really fancy living in a city than having a long commute every day” or “wouldn’t it be great if we had a little more space for the relatives to stay” …OK, the last one probably doesn’t happen so much!

Why rental demand in Fitzrovia is on the up

By Robert Burwood | 28th Nov 2017 | Fitzrovia

Residential rental demand in Fitzrovia is set to surge with the much anticipated completion of local developer Great Portland Estate’s Rathbone Square development. This landmark mixed use scheme, which is Great Portland’s largest ever development project is set to become Social media giant Facebook’s new London HQ. Taking 230,000 sq ft of office space at a rent of £17M per year, Facebook have hired an additional 500 staff, including engineers, marketers and sales teams to work in their dazzling new HQ.

Why November is an Excellent Time to Find Your New Rental Home

By Jonathan Hudson | 22nd Nov 2017 | Rentals

Many people often flirt with the idea of reduced commuting times by moving more centrally, either as a pied a terre or to sacrifice space for location. Just imagine all those Christmas drinks and meals that are on your agenda and how you could walk home after, instead of catching the last train and remembering not to fall asleep and ending up in Portsmouth or beyond!

What the Stamp Duty Land Tax changes mean for the property market

By Jonathan Hudson | 22nd Nov 2017 | Government Regulation

I’m disappointed the Chancellor hasn’t decided to make changes to resolve the higher price brackets of stamp duty by trying only to help first time buyers, which will continue to reduce transaction levels in central London property.

Rent or buy? What does the modern world hold in store in 2017?

By Jonathan Hudson | 17th Nov 2017 | Property News

A lot has been said recently about why generation rent (the millennials) will not be able to get on the housing ladder. The question is do they actually want to in some cases. Some titter that if they stopped buying coffee at £4 a throw and smashed avocado on toast for a tenner they’d be in a much better position to save up a deposit to buy their own home.

London Evening Standard - Jonathan Hudson's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', November 2017

By Jonathan Hudson | 16th Nov 2017 | London Evening Standard

As we approach the end of the year we’ve seen an increase in buyers looking to close on purchases so they can move into their new properties by Christmas. With the Oxford Street lights now on, time is ticking.