Living in a listed building in Central London

When you search our flats to rent in Central London, you will see that many of the buildings Residential Land own are actually listed. In this blog, we explain what listed status means and explore what it’s like to live in a listed property.

This impressive, stucco-fronted Kensington residence has two bedroom rental flats, each with a stunning reception, two bathrooms and fully integrated kitchen. Flats are close to excellent transport links and exclusive retail and dining outlets

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What it is like being a Residential Land tenant

At Residential Land we value our tenants feedback so we have asked some of our tenants about what it is like being a ‘Residential Land tenant’. This is what they had to say:

We employ an in-house team of lettings agents, building surveyors, property managers and maintenance experts. With a 24-hour helpline and on-site staff to answer questions during office hours, we are confident that renting a property from Residential Land will be an enjoyable and stress free experience.

We have a number of available apartments to rent within our rental portfolio in central London.
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London apartments to rent

Residential Land Tenants Charter
- Residential Land is the Landlord, not an agent and have a vested interest in the maintenance and rental of the property.
- If you rent directly from Residential Land you will incur a minimum tenancy agreement
- No admin fees
- We can move you in within 24 hours of agreeing the rent
- All apartments are professionally cleaned prior to tenants moving in
- We have an emergency helpline manned by a member of staff during out of office hours to deal with any emergency issues that you may have so you can rest assured that in the case of an emergency your call will be dealt with directly and efficiently
- We will endeavour to respond to and identify any maintenance issues within 24 hours of it being reported. If this is not possible then we will try to offer a timescale of works within a further 24 – 48 hours
- We will keep all our properties, including the internal and external communal areas well maintained
- Each of our properties have a dedicated member of staff who is ready available should you require any assistance or have any questions throughout the term of your tenancy
- At the end of a tenancy we endeavour to return your deposit within 14 days

- Residential Land are members of the British Property Federation and of the Housing Ombudsman Service showing a support for the industry and the future of the private rental sector
- Residential Land has individual staff whom are members of professional organisations such as MARLA, ARLA & RICS

Benefits of an on-site porter

In 19th century London there was a flurry of housebuilding, with many mansion blocks erected in prime areas such as Mayfair, Regent’s Park, Kensington, Marylebone, Maida Vale, St John’s Wood, Belsize Park, Battersea, Fulham and Chiswick.

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These red brick constructions from the Victorian and Edwardian periods usually featured a reception that was manned by a porter.

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Call Off Duty: help stamp it out

Residential Land’s CEO & founder, Bruce Ritchie was mentioned in Property Week about stamp duty land tax.

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Property Week is calling on chancellor Philip Hammond to reverse damaging reforms to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) made by George Osborne.

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Hammond sparked anger across the residential sector last week when he swerved any mention of the controversial changes to stamp duty in his Autumn Statement.

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Now, Property Week is urging the industry to back our campaign, Call Off Duty, and help us convince Hammond to rethink the punitive regime ahead of his next Budget in March.

Top names from across the residential sector, including Berkeley, Residential Land, L&G, Mount Anvil and McCarthy & Stone, have already thrown their weight behind Call Off Duty.

“Government has to create the conditions for growth and give the industry certainty to invest. Stamp duty has the opposite effect,” said Berkeley Group chief executive Rob Perrins. “It destroys the feelgood factor and means that fewer homes get built. Everyone knows the recent changes are not working and we welcome this campaign and a good debate about how to set it right.”

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Property Week article

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Resi Land’s Bruce Ritchie is backing Call Off Duty – find out how to join him here
Osborne’s decision to raise stamp duty at the top end of the market has made the UK one of the most heavily taxed property markets in the world, added Residential Land chief executive Bruce Ritchie.

“[The changes] were introduced without industry consultation, without knowing Brexit was going to occur and without having a manifesto remit. It is important that Property Week’s campaign expresses and exposes the unintended consequences of this wealth tax and the harm it brings,” he said.

SDLT receipts ‘much weaker than expected’
Other leading industry figures point out that it has not even boosted the Treasury coffers, citing last week’s Office for Budget Responsibility research showing SDLT receipts this year had been “much weaker than expected”.

As well as calling on Hammond to rethink the thresholds for stamp duty and levels it should be set at, we will be urging him to drop the 3% surcharge on additional homes for large-scale investors on the grounds that it is stifling the burgeoning build-to-rent (BTR) sector. Scrapping SDLT for large BTR investors would make marginal schemes viable again, boosting the number of homes built, said Dan Batterton, the head of L&G’s BTR team.

Please find the link to the full article on Property Week here: http://www.propertyweek.com/news/call-off-duty-help-stamp-it-out/5086561.article

Residential Land buys Luke House

Residential Land featured in Property Week about the recent purchase of Luke House, 3 Abbey Orchard Street, London, SW1P 2JJ

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Residential Land and joint venture partner Ivanhoé Cambridge have acquired a £60m office and residential building in Westminster.

The seven-storey building at 3-4 Abbey Orchard Street was acquired at a yield of 4.4%.

Luke House, Westminster

Known as Luke House, the 80,000 sq ft property is home to a number of government offices as well as 30 residential apartments let on assured shorthold tenancies.

Additional floors could potentially be added to the building to increase the volume of residential space or to accommodate a serviced apartment offering.

It could also be converted to offices were the apartments to become vacant.

“This off-market purchase forms part of our underlying strategy to invest in acquisitions where we see the opportunity to generate growth from enhancement and redevelopment,” said Bruce Ritchie, chief executive of Residential Land.

Please find the link to the article in Prperty Week here: http://www.propertyweek.com/news/residential-land-buys-luke-house/5086568.article

Our central London night owl tenants have two reasons to cheer

The Night Tube in Central London passes conveniently close to many of Residential Land’s Central London properties to rent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London’s after hours social scene is admired the world over and is a big reason why properties to rent in Central London are so popular. Our capital is crammed full of bars, restaurants, events and venues that have spawned a thriving night time economy, vital to the success of the city.

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Christmas events in Central London

 

Santa Land in Hyde Park is a popular attraction for families living in rental property in the vicinity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Central London’s largest private landlord, Residential Land is out and about in the capital every day. We couldn’t help but notice how our communities are getting into the Christmas spirit and we’d like our current tenants and future clients to enjoy what London has to offer this festive season.

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Tenant Testimonial: Renting in Kensington

I loved it here so much I recommended Residential Land to my friend and they moved into the flat in the floor above me. I also enjoyed receiving the £250 Selfridges voucher for recommending her. They love it as well, so I will be recommending more friends to live with me here!

P.K

Tenant Testimonial: Renting in Hammersmith

I would 100% use Residential Land again. Not for this year but for next year, we have some ideas about another property with Residential Land. No hesitations.

G.B

Tenant Testimonial: Renting in Chelsea

With Residential Land, you are not guessing. You know that they are there to look after you and the property, with a very good track record and you can’t fault them for anything.

F.G