Marketing on both sides of Chinas Great Firewall

We’ve increased our already impressive marketing reach by creating a presence for Alex Neil along with select properties behind China’s Great Firewall. We already utilise Rightmove, Zoopla, OntheMarket and actively post and promote property adverts on our busy social media channels, our Facebook activity drives plenty of traffic to our website.

Reinforcing those tactics, our chosen marketing vehicle for delivery in China is, take a look at Alex Neil's page on the number 1 Chinese international property portal. Our presence opens access to a large audience of high net worth Chinese applicants seeking properties to rent and buyers purchasing homes, investments and second properties in London.

Why Well, it is the only portal hosted on both sides of China’s Great Firewall and receives an impressive monthly audience of 1.5 million users and is already generating us a wealth of new enquiries. is hosted in China and our property listings are professionally translated into Chinese which is one of the many USPs that make the first choice for Chinese buyers.

Since opening in 1984, we’ve created longstanding relationships with international property owners, buyers and tenants from across the globe, our new presence on has amplified enquiries from China. Chinese clients often seek bases in South East London & Kent, Canary Wharf & Docklands and East London & Essex to experience life in London. Another motivation for foreign buyers is that Chinese families particularly wish to provide their children with a British education.

Properties in good school catchment areas are always popular with buyers and tenants as are homes near to flowing water. In Feng Shui, water is the ancient Chinese symbol of prosperity and abundance, flowing water symbolises income, thankfully our offices cover many waterside areas and developments alongside the River Thames.

Chinese investment buyers form an important section that purchase property in our catchment areas. Quality properties with no chain are a popular commodity as are properties in brand new developments, many Chinese buyers purchase property as Buy to Let Investments, many have benefitted from high capital growth by purchasing "Off-plan" in an underlying rising market. You can view all of our properties for sale, we are also currently working with a growing list of Property Developers.

Our vendors and landlords value the increased marketing exposure we are providing, many have benefitted directly, and you can join them for no additional cost. If you are thinking of selling or letting a property and wish to take advantage of our services please either visit our offices, contact us on 020 3941 9966 or book your valuation and marketing appraisal to find out more.

Written by Alex Neil

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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Tenant Information

Refundable Holding deposit - 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated

Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details Alex Neil are members of CMP (client money protect)

Property Redress Scheme Membership details: Alex Neil are members of The Property Ombudsman. Membership number N00018.