What services do we offer?The only London property finder, manager and developer you will need.
My Property Consultant can help you with all of your London property needs, whether it’s finding the best place to invest, sourcing the right property for you, or managing your property and your tenants.
We offer various levels of service, depending on your specific requirements.
Here is an outline of how it works:
- We find a suitable property in London that has the best buy-to-let potential, good development potential, or both
- We manage the purchase of the property on your behalf (dealing with estate agents, solicitors, conveyancers, mortgage brokers etc)
- If there is development potential, we can instruct an architect, organise planning permission, source reliable builders and manage all of this to a high standard of completion
- We organise any straightforward refurbishments to an agreed budget
- We can organise furniture and fittings to an agreed budget
- Upon completion, we arrange the sale/letting of your property, depending on your preference
- We can help arrange all finance on your behalf
- We work for you – no one else. We’re not tied to any agency, broker or building firm
Find you a London property
If you’re wanting to invest in the London property market, let us help you. We’ll find you a suitable investment property, in the best place to invest for your budget. We’ll then work, on your behalf, with estate agents, mortgage brokers and solicitors until the sale is completed. If you want to manage the property yourself, we will make sure it is ready to rent, including the arrangement of all relevant safety certificates. We can also arrange any decorating, furnishing and professional cleaning (at an extra cost) if required.
Manage your property
Once your property has been bought and prepped for rental, or if you already have a property you would like managed, you can instruct us to find tenants and manage any ongoing issues for you. We’ll arrange tenancy agreements and referencing of tenants, and can organise a professional inventory and professional cleaning on your behalf. We offer a highly personalised and trusted service that is up to 44% cheaper than most high street estate agents.
Develop your property
If you’re keen to add immediate value to a property, we can help you find the ideal development opportunity. We will source the property, oversee the development works, and bring your property back to market (either for sale or letting) as quickly as possible. This may be the installation of new bathrooms, kitchens, or a complete re-fit of the property.
For larger projects such as adding floor space (usually bedrooms and bathrooms), we work with architects and planning officials to get approval of the proposals. We will then oversee the building process through to completion of the project.
If you want to let the property out, we can also take care of the ongoing management for you.
If you live outside of the UK, but still want to invest in the London property market, we offer the same services as above. The rules and regulations may differ depending on your circumstances, especially where mortgage finance and the legal framework is concerned. We would be happy to discuss your circumstances, seek advice on your behalf, and deliver a proposal that works for you.
We’re starting to see some rational thought filtering through as we’re forced to wake up to the reality of Brexit. Of course, with every change of this magnitude, there are going to be winners and losers. So here are my thoughts on the opportunities and challenges facing buy-to-let investors
It’s been a tough time for buy-to-let landlords thanks to the increase in stamp duty, changes in tax relief and the introduction of new lending rules. Some commentators believe the property market has peaked, and general nervousness around the state of the economy isn’t helping. So is this the death of the buy-to-let market?
Buy-to-let investors may be wise to capitalise on negative market sentiment. As summer approaches, it could be possible to negotiate a discount of at least 10% under the asking price. This offsets the increase in stamp duty, and with rents on the rise, landlords should take advantage.
Deciding to become an absentee landlord from overseas is a big decision. Many expats find themselves drawn to the brand new London riverside developments because they think it’s a trouble-free solution. Often this is not the case.
When talking to people about becoming a buy-to-let investor, their two main worries are that they don’t have enough savings, and that a property investment will impact too heavily on their disposable income. These are understandable concerns but we can show you how.
This month’s My Property Consultant Property Index Tracker is showing a flurry of activity across most measures. The increase across the indices is largely down to landlords rushing to complete their property purchases ahead of the April hike in stamp duty.