London Rental Market


The Rental Tide is High & We’re Riding a Rental Wave

Mollie Swallow, Head of Lettings at Lurot Brand offers a current lettings market update.


Get Property Ready

Lurot Brand’s experienced Lettings team gives some seasonal advice for landlords.


Best in Class

Lettings Director, Mollie Swallow says in-house advice will make your rental investment work for you in all the right ways


Long Live The Tenant!

Mollie Swallow boasts modestly about how Lurot Brand keep tenants for a very long time and how this makes for happy landlords.


Ride The Rental Rollercoaster

Now that life is returning to a new normal and an increasing amount of people begin to move back to London, 2022 is mirroring the demand that we experienced in the years 1988 and 2008.


Your rental property: does it stand out from the crowd?

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for London landlords. With a large number of rental properties currently on the market and the Christmas season just around the corner, now is the time to make sure your rental property stands out from the competition.


Our helpful guide to new lettings laws

Last year landlords were hit by a veritable landslide of new legislation, from the tenant fee ban to changes in mortgage interest tax relief. Here are the most important ones for landlords to make a note of.


Why you need a full property management service

A recent survey of 1,237 landlords (commissioned bizarrely by the DIY website; revealed that with over 145 individual laws and over 400 regulations to follow, it’s foolhardy for landlords to think they can ‘do’ lettings without expert advice.


Fundamentals remain strong for Buy-to-Let

A leading buy-to-let specialist believes that the private rented sector (PRS) will continue to be a fundamental part of the UK housing market, now and in future years


Boost your rental income with these clever marketing tips

Creating the right image to market your rental property can lead to an increase of up to 40% in headline rent, according to Lurot Brand’s Head of Lettings, Lynsey Schipper
Beautifully kept properties in Leinster mews make ideal buy-to-let homes with Kensington Gardens close by and fantastic transport links


Five buy-to-let tips when investing in London property

Stamp duty rises and Brexit fears may have caused some prospective buyers to hesitate but figures just released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest investors are still keen to purchase London property.


Undecided about a mews? Why not try before you buy

If you have been considering whether or not to buy a London mews property, here’s an idea that may help you decide


Will We Be A Nation Of Tenants?

“The largest mortgage regulation change in history” That quote summarizes recent attention grabbing headlines across the property news spectrum. This is of course the now not news that both lenders and their customers are facing much tighter restrictions when applying for a mortgage. This is in a bid to curb the pre-recession extravagances in the […]


British Buy To Let Avoids EU Regulation

The nationwide buy to let mortgage industry has managed to avoid the regulatory hand of the European Union, to the surprise of many.


The Top 13 Things That Put Off Prospective Tenants Or Buyers

The importance of first impressions, something we are all too aware of in the property industry. Whether it’s how shiny your shoes are, what car you turn up in or (unsurprisingly) the condition of the property you are trying to sell or let, first impressions can make or break you in this business.


An Indian Summer In London Lettings

The Lettings market is hot and raring to go after a quiet summer. The demand for 2 and 3 bedroom flats ideal for sharers and family-friendly houses is high especially in the Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea areas and we are seeing multiple bids for the first time since the start of 2012 attracting favourable […]


Autumn Property Checklist

As depressing as it is to even consider, we think it’s time we all accepted the fact that summer is on its last legs. The mornings are getting decidedly dimmer and nippier and we even saw a leaf fall from a tree in Hyde Park the other day. With September almost upon us the onset […]


And We Have Lift Off!

After a protracted period of what can only be described as a stagnant central London Lettings market, activity has increased dramatically in the last couple of weeks and, moving towards Spring, we fully expect it to continue. Whilst much of our existing stock was let in February, many more new properties are coming to the […]


Lettings Market Is Raring To Go…

Whilst London played the delighted host of the summer Olympics, the Lettings market awakened from its summer slumber. After an expectedly quiet July, we found August brought Tenants for properties up to £900 per week in their droves – especially for 2 and 3 bedroom flats and houses ideal for sharers.


Sparkling ‘hidden gems’ to let!

The Indian summer is now giving way to the more traditional crisp breezy weather expected of Autumn and everyone’s thoughts turn to the long planning of Christmas and the party season. Here at Lurot Brand we have launched a well planned and natural progression from mews properties to embrace London’s other ‘hidden gems’ – cottages […]


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