Property Research, Due Diligence and Hotspots

Camberwell Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2017 9:15:46 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A new build boom in London’s latest investment hotspot

Camberwell is a south London district superbly located just 2.5 miles from the South Bank and 3 miles from the City. It’s close to London’s major employment areas alongside plenty of its leisure destinations too. With great transport links Camberwell is becoming a trendy place to live among young professionals. This is also due to the growing desirability of its now fashionable neighbours Brixton and Peckham.

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Kensington & Chelsea Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2017 10:07:15 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Small and beautiful Kensington & Chelsea 

The Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the smallest borough in London at just 4.68 square miles. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 158,649 making it one of the most densely populated areas in the United Kingdom.

The borough is located to the west of Westminster and east of London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham containing many of the most expensive residential properties in London.... and the world.

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Investing in Property - Deptford

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2016 3:32:27 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Investing in Property - Deptford property offers a cultural shift in the property investor’s fortunes

In the Borough of Lewisham, Deptford is returning to its once busy and bustling glory days – though in a new guise. Once the site of the royal dockyard, its maritime past has been replaced by an altogether more cultural core. More than a year ago, this sea change in demography prompted Martyn Evans of Cathedral Group to say the arrival of “artists and creatives has put Deptford at the apex of fashionability.”

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Elephant & Castle property no longer a white elephant for buy-to-let investors

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2016 9:44:20 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

When hearing the words “Elephant & Castle”, most Londoners immediately think of a run-down and ramshackle area dominated by a double roundabout of traffic turmoil and two large and loathsome estates – the Heygate and Aylesbury, both of which look, feel, and smell of decades of decay and neglect.

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Wandsworth Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Central London’s largest regeneration area

The Nine Elms area of Battersea is central London’s largest regeneration area. It is an underused industrial area which is being redeveloped on a huge scale. Over the next ten years, the Nine Elms project will bring an Olympic scale boost to Wandsworth.

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Wapping buy-to-lets: Prime investments in short supply

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2015 6:00:46 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Fixing Wapping’s supply line

Wapping is a relatively small area with many historic buildings. Developers are often deterred from converting buildings with listed status into residential properties as it can be costly and time consuming getting the planning permission.

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Property Investment Guide Southwark

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2015 12:30:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

40% of the borough is undergoing regeneration

The London Borough of Southwark is undergoing dramatic regeneration. From The Shard in the north right down to Peckham in the south-east, billions of pounds are flowing into huge development projects.

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Wapping Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2015 4:00:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

From media fortress to desirable village

Wapping is superbly located on the River Thames in London’s Zone 2. It offers walkable access to London’s main business hubs in the City, Canary Wharf and London Bridge as well as the cultural neighbourhoods of Shoreditch, Whitechapel, Bermondsey and the Southbank.

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Docklands investment property: Poplar E14

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2015 2:42:05 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Poplar is at the heart of several large-scale urban regeneration projects that will increase rental demand

Urban regeneration is one of those buzz words you will hear a lot in the world of property investment. There is good reason for this, as ambitious regeneration plans give investors an opportunity to put their money into an area that currently might not be the most desirable, but is affordable. Then they can watch the desirability and property value of the area grow as regeneration takes effect and demand for property in the area skyrockets. This often leads to very handsome returns on investment.

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Tower Hamlets Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2015 12:30:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A high-flying economy with high-earning tenants

Tower Hamlets includes much of London’s redeveloped Docklands area, together with the capital’s financial centre of Canary Wharf, which is home to some of London’s tallest buildings. One Canada Square, also known as Canary Wharf Tower, stands at an impressive 244 metres high, and is the second tallest habitable building in Britain.

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