Area Guide: St James's

St James's is a desirable area within the City of Westminster in Central London. It is located near Piccadilly to the north, The Mall to the south, Green Park to the west and Haymarket to the east. The area once formed part of a large royal park which incorporated both St James's Park and Green Park. The right to develop...


Finding the Right Tenants

Finding the right tenants can be a constant headache for landlords, which is why the majority will choose to let high-end properties via an experienced lettings agency, such as Harrods Estates. However, regardless of whether you let directly or via an agency, there are a number of tactics you can employ to get the right calibre of tenant. At the...

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Knightsbridge Lettings: Where the super-rich rent

Knightsbridge has always been one of the most desirable areas in London for renters and property buyers. Currently, it is heavily in demand from the super-rich, who are seeking the ultimate luxury London rental properties for the summer, business lets and short-term stays. Overseas Renters Desperate to Secure the Best Postcodes Many of these renters are from overseas and there...


How to Be Confident When Buying Your Property

Research shows that nearly 20pc of home owners recognise that they made errors when purchasing their home.  The survey, carried out by Which? Finance, showed that house buying remains one of the most stressful life events and is certainly one of the biggest purchases that an individual ever makes, however the most common regrets fall into some re-occurring themes, so below we...


The Rise and Rise of High Rise Developments

Introducing Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion Kuala Lumpur has long been a popular investment location for investors seeking attractive returns and the prospect of capital growth. This beautiful city really does offer something for everyone, including a large British expatriate community, superb culture, beautiful natural surroundings, thriving business and an excellent quality of life. New Developments and Opportunities As a result...


Help to Buy Scheme faces Criticism over Misleading Prices

Developers have received criticism recently for advertising properties for the first-time buyer market at just four-fifths of the genuine price as an inducement to persuade people to use a government shared-equity scheme.  About the Scheme The Help to Buy scheme was launched to help first-time buyers on to the property ladder and to get the UK's ailing property market moving...