News Archive for 2018

Property appraisal and valuation January 2019

It is hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, it has been an interesting, challenging and successful year but we are already looking forward to next year!

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Property investment long term capital growth

As a London estate agent of longstanding we’ve forged relationships with many investor landlords over the years.

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Property appraisal and valuation December 2018

Whether you are selling or letting your property, the property market can still be buoyant and competitive, bearing fruit even at Christmas.

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Focus area The Royal Docks E16

Royal Docks lies covers 250 acres including The Royal Albert Dock and Basin, King George V Dock, Royal Victoria Dock and Pontoon Dock.

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The evolving build to rent sector

The evolving Build to Rent sector continues to grow and presents an interesting option for tenants seeking top quality, purpose built homes.

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Property appraisal and valuation November 2018

When targeting a January completion date, we view November as a great month to be marketing your property either for sale or to let.

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The allAgents 2018 Award Winners

We proudly declare that we are multiple allAgents 2018 Award Winners at the annual presentation for Estate Agents.

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Property appraisal and valuation October 2018

October sees the beginning of Q4 and the race to the end of year and Christmas is on, signifying a great time to organise your market appraisal.

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Buoyant First Time Buyer market

The First time Buyer market is currently very buoyant and we’ve asked Bennison Brown Mortgage Brokers to let us know their thoughts.

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Property appraisal and valuation September 2018

We will undoubtedly miss the many hot and sunny days we've been spoiled with this year until summer returns in 2019.

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Leasehold Enfranchisement an overview

‘Leasehold Enfranchisement’ is a topical legal term we hear with increasing frequency and we explore it further in this article.

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Are rents in the UK set to continue to rise

There is no doubt that the lettings industry has felt the knock-on effects of the mortgage tax relief changes introduced in April.

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Property appraisal and valuation August 2018

August is a popular month for marketing when you wish to sell, let or engage a property management service.

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Realistic pricing will see you right

Crystal Balls are not readily available. However, we can help you establish a realistic marketing price and proactive marketing strategy.

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Focus area London's Low Line

We were interested to read an article about London’s Low Line by ES. Homes & Property which highlights areas close to the railway.

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How to rent, the checklist for renting in England

A new version of the “How to Rent” Guide was published on 26 June 2018 and updated on 9 July 2018.

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Cycling is a great way to travel

Anyone undertaking the daily commute in London will understand the struggle and frustration of being stuck in traffic.

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Canary Wharf and Docklands through the ages

Throughout the 19th century and up until 1939, Canary Wharf was a part of West India Docks and one of the busiest docks in the world.

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Canada Water Masterplan Update May 2018

Located in the London Borough of Southwark, Canada Water is a historic former working dock within the Surrey Quays area.

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Can Bethnal Green rival Shoreditch

Bethnal Green has an abundance of old-school pubs and established cafes, and coupled with proposed area invigoration and redevelopment.

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Property appraisal and valuation May 2018

Spring and early summer is seen as a popular time for marketing properties both for sale and to let.

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Focus area Surrey Quays where old meets new

As the name suggests, Surrey Quays has dockland and riverside connections and is home to one of the largest marinas in London.

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Licensing and regulation of HMOs

Landlord and property legislation changes with frequency and we keep ourselves and our clients abreast of developments.

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Property appraisal and valuation April 2018

Q1 seemed to fly past in a heartbeat with strong flurries of activity that at times were accompanied by flurries of snow!

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Does rumoured Corbyn Clause have precedent

An 8th February article that featured on Property Week Metropolis speculated over an unusual rumour concerning a “Corbyn Clause”.

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Bermondsey wins best place to live 2018

Bermondsey has been named by The Sunday Times as the best place to live in London in their 2018 guide.

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30 years of Canary Wharf a local impact report

30 years of Canary Wharf Group and 34 years of Alex Neil Estate Agents in Docklands, South East and East London.

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Industry awards

Take confidence that you are engaging an award-winning agent as we’ve been recognised by allAgents and The British Property Awards. Five star satisfaction levels show that 97% of our previous customers thoroughly recommend us.

Property valuations

Establishing the sales or rental value of your property can be defined during our Property Appraisal and Valuation service. Our experienced valuers will advise you over pricing, the market, alongside a defined and proactive marketing strategy.

Tailored marketing

Our tailored multi-channel marketing approach encompasses exposure on our website and promotion utilising our social media channels. We further promote properties using the top property portals as we strive to achieve the best price.

Our credentials

Alex Neil are members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme, so rest assured your dealings are with a professional and regulated agency. Vendors and landlords can place their confidence in our buyer and tenant offer verification procedures.

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