Residential Land Property News Section

Benefits of one bedroom lets in Central London

From having a really long soak in the bath and singing out loud to having the heating just how you want and hogging the TV to watch back-to-back box sets, living on your own certainly has its perks.

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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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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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Profiling tenants using social media – is this a good thing?

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Residential Land, Central London’s largest private landlord, has been reading about a new service that allows landlords to profile tenants by viewing their social media accounts.

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Renting a property in Central London? Here are some financial considerations

Renting a Central London property is a great way to establish a base in one of the world’s most exciting capital cities and with the right financial planning, it can be a very rewarding experience.

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The set up costs to rent a property are often cheaper than taking out a mortgage. For starters, there isn’t the same hefty deposit to pay. When buying a property, usually a deposit of 25% of a home’s value is needed to secure the best mortgage rates – which would be an astonishing £138,050 using today’s average price of a London property, according to Rightmove.

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Market update: ‘brand’ landlord gaining momentum

The private rental sector is changing. We’re moving into the era of the professional landlord, more recently referred to as ‘brand’ landlord and the effects will be felt the most by small portfolio and accidental landlords.

Brand landlord gains momentum

Professional or ‘brand’ landlord is not a new concept, as Residential Land has been a private landlord brand since 1991. Organisations like us want to change the perception of renting, acting as professional landlords yet operating within a bigger company structure.

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MIPIM report: World property experts shape the future of Central London PRS

MIPIM – the real estate extravaganza took place during March in Cannes. It’s probably the biggest gathering of leading industry professionals, investors, advisors and companies, and Residential Land, once again, took part, with CEO, Bruce Ritchie, sitting on a seminar panel and giving a video interview for leading industry publication, Property Week.

You might ask why an event like MIPIM is so important to tenants – both current and prospective. The Central London private rental market is at a crucial juncture. Demand is soaring and as an industry we are looking to increase the supply of decent, well managed rental property. We’re also facing uncertain times ahead of the BREXIT vote, with many experts speculating how an ‘out’ vote might affect the UK’s property market.

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Right to Rent – Immigration checks

The Home Office has announced a roll out across England of ‘Right to Rent’ checks from 1 February 2016, as part of the Immigration Act 2014.

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Right to rent – Immigration checks

The new measures mean that anyone allowing a tenancy to begin after 1 February 2016 must, if asked, be able to produce evidence that they have seen and made copies of acceptable ID prior to the start of the tenancy.

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Why and how is the Central London rentals market growing?

London. It’s a dynamic, ever-evolving city where commerce, creativity and culture thrive. We’re proud to offer tenants first-class rental properties in high-quality locations so more people can enjoy living in the capital. The Central London lettings sector is growing at an astounding pace and as 2015 has now passed and 2016 starts, it’s a good time to assess the private rental sector and what might lie ahead.

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The secret of securing a property to rent in Central London

If you are looking for a property to rent in Central London, we can confidently guess you’ve searched the property portals and even letting agents’ own websites and found lots of suitable properties….only to discover a tiny tag on the corner of the photo that says ‘let’.

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Frustratingly, many agents choose to list properties they have already let to boost their online presence, while others may be slow to remove listings once a new tenant has been found. As you may have discovered, the Central London rental market moves at the speed of light and you might already have experienced disappoint that a rental property you have found has already been let by the time you make an enquiry.

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