London Property Investment – Capital Growth in the Heart of the Capital City
In these uncertain times, many prudent buyers are investing in London property. It’s because London real-estate is still one of the most secure, not to mention best performing, asset classes.
As London investment property finders, we help people with diverse needs: from experienced investors with a large property to those seeking their very first buy-to-let property.
Whether your investment goal is capital growth or attractive rental yield, our search strategy is always based on our vast experience of London’s different localities, market conditions, hard data, and of course, your individual needs.
Our typical property investment search follows these steps, but every investor is different. Therefore we’ll ask you the following things before we begin:
- Are you risk averse?
- How long would you like to keep the asset?
- Will you be managing it directly?
- Do you plan to borrow against its value?
- Will you live in the property yourself?
1 – Understand Your Aims
We wouldn’t be doing our job unless we know your investment goals intimately. That’s why it’s important to talk things through thoroughly before we begin – preferably face to face, but otherwise over the phone or webcam.
2 – Plugging into Our Network
Once we know your individuals needs, we’ll speak to our network of contacts and fellow market insiders. We’ll typically speak to over forty professionals (including lawyers, estate agents and auctioneers) and get the inside track on off-market properties.
3 – Property Preview
We’ll do an initial tour of suitable properties in the area. This saves you the considerable time and effort viewing them yourself. Once we’re satisfied a property meets your personal criteria, we’ll add them to a shortlist. Typically, this will be five to seven properties overall.
4 – Your Personal Property Tour
Once we’ve compiled a shortlist of recommended properties, we’ll arrange a personal tour so you can view them consecutively at a time that suits you.
5 – Due Diligence
Before we make any offers, we’ll identify any legal considerations (such as covenants or potential complications with leasehold properties), assess the seller’s position, and research sold property prices in the area. This will enable us to determine the property’s true value and formulate a watertight negotiation strategy.
6 – Negotiations
Finding a perfect London property is one thing; securing it is quite another. Because an aggressive strategy is sometimes required, it pays to have an experienced negotiator in your corner.
An offer from Sherlock carries more weight than one made by a previously unknown individual purchaser. Estate agents know us, and they know we represent serious buyers. Your offer will therefore be presented in the best possible way – thus helping you secure the right property at the best possible price.
7 – Effortless Completion
Moving seamlessly from negotiations to exchange and completion is not always straightforward. That’s why we make sure all parties communicate openly and punctually, so your purchase proceeds on schedule.
We’ll keep on top of potential problems and do the worrying for you – so you can relax knowing that everything possible is being done on your behalf.
If you have any questions, or would like to set up a meeting, don’t hesitate to call us on 020 8671 1175 or contact us HERE.
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