The Return of the First Time Buyer

20.09.2017

Every cloud has a silver lining and the one bright spot in the current slower housing market is that lower prices and fewer investor buyers have at last created more opportunity for younger first time buyers to get on the first rung of the ladder. When the market was going full steam ahead, younger buyers …

September Market picks up

08.09.2017

Although there has been some disappointing news in the media regarding property prices – (Sept 1st Evening Standard reporting a larger than average reduction in the asking prices on the Zoopla property website in Richmond and Kingston, for example ) – nevertheless from our perspective activity has certainly picked up following the usual lull in …

Why have leasehold tenure and ground rents become a problem?

26.07.2017

Why have leasehold tenure and ground rents become a problem ? The scandal of onerous increasing ground rents on leasehold properties has been many years in the making but has suddenly been cast into the spotlight by the recent ploys of housebuilders to sell new houses not as freehold but as leasehold, and to draw …

Where is the market going?

12.07.2017

Normally July is a peak month for us in the housing market in Ham, Petersham and North Kingston. The usual busy Spring market tends to build up nicely towards the summer when many buyers are hoping to complete their home move during the summer, many of them in tandem with school years. We do still …