Insight, advice and top tips from Black Brick’s team of expert property consultants.
London’s property market is one of the busiest and most complex in the world, and Black Brick is expertly placed to help you navigate it. Read our market guides to better understand London’s dynamic property sector.
Without taking steps to protect your property during periods of vacancy you could be susceptible to burglary and malicious damage, as well as natural damage due to damp or leaks. In this guide we give tips on how to protect your vacant property from such instances.
Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is a complex area of taxation which can be often overlooked or misunderstood. In this guide we answer the most commonly asked questions on ATED.
The choice between leasehold and freehold property may seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes leasehold is the only option. Here’s what you need to know.
Capital Gains Tax is a significant concern for anyone who invests in property as an asset, rather than as a primary residence. Read our guide to learn more.
The London Property Market is complex and attracts some of the highest valuations in the UK across rental, owner-occupied and commercial property alike.
Buying a property is likely one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your life – and it can also be the most frustrating and time-consuming. Master the buying process with top tips, insights and advice from our property specialists.
The process of buying a house in Prime Central London can understandably take buyers down a different path than a typical property purchase. With the help of a London buying agent, you can find a home that suits you and your family, or invest in Prime London property with healthy yields and capital gains. When […]
Buying a house outright with cash is one way to avoid taking on the long-term expense of a mortgage, but there can be relative merits to both methods – so when looking to buy prime property in London, which is the better option? As always, it depends on your personal circumstances, and you should consult […]
During the pandemic what London buyers wanted were houses, with room to work from home and back gardens to relax in. Today that balance has shifted, and buyers have fallen back in love with the lateral space and convenience offered by an apartment. But in London especially, buying a flat is in many ways a […]
According to the old property adage, there are three things to consider when buying a new home: location, location, and location. But choosing your perfect London location can be one of the biggest property hunt challenges of all, requiring a forensic knowledge of London’s myriad neighbourhoods and a clear idea of the factors most important […]
Welcome to the Black Brick property glossary! Whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced homeowner, our A to Z jargon buster will help you navigate the complexities of the property market.
Some of London’s neighbourhoods have become international brands – think Mayfair, Chelsea, or Knightsbridge. But buyers looking for the perfect place to live or invest in should dig a little deeper to discover the British capital’s hidden gems. With 283 postcodes in London, the choice of location can be simply overwhelming. To assist, this is […]
London’s property market can be an attractive, reliable and highly profitable investment, but it’s also intimidating to even the most seasoned investors. Read our Investors’ Guides for expert insight into when, where and in what to invest.
Foreign ownership of London property drives demand for homes in prime London property hotspots, keeping the city’s housing market in healthy condition and delivering capital gains for London overseas property investors. When buying London property as an overseas investor, your first stop is likely researching which areas offer most value, and to be aware of […]
Property investment in London can be a lucrative way to generate additional income, by purchasing buy-to-let properties in prime locations, as well as in desirable up-and-coming boroughs across the city. Property investment agents like Black Brick offer a suite of property investment services to help you maximise your yields and capital gains. Here are some […]
Having a well-constructed London property investment strategy in place can help you make the right decisions when buying prime real estate in London. In this Buyer’s Guide, we’ve put together six timeless property investment rules for London prime real estate, to keep your property portfolio headed in the right direction. This isn’t hard and fast […]
Selling a buy-to-let property is similar to selling an owner-occupied property, but there are some key differences, many of which relate to whether or not the property has a sitting tenant. In this guide, we’ll look at how to sell buy-to-let property, including some consideration of selling a buy-to-let property with tenants in situ. Selling […]
Owning multiple rental properties is the key to a profitable portfolio, and the old adage says that the first property pays for the next, which pays for the next, and so on. But when it comes to buying multiple investment properties in a short space of time, you’re likely to come up against some barriers […]
Investing in UK property from UAE emirates such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi is a fantastic way to tap into one of the most desirable prime property markets in the world. By placing funds into UK property investment Dubai and Abu Dhabi residents can acquire a second home in London, accommodation for children attending UK […]
Choosing the right location is just as important as finding the right property. Our in-depth property area guides walk you through everything from schools and amenities to transport, with expert advice on everything you need to weigh up the perfect move.
There is no doubt that during the 21st century London’s great property Cinderella story has been all about east London. Creative young Londoners priced out of more established areas began exploring the capital’s cheap and cheerful E postcodes, bringing hip bakeries, artisanal cafes, art galleries, and start-ups with them. As a result, locations like Hackney […]
Family homes simply never go out of fashion. Substantial properties with plenty of outside space, in locations which boast the classic triumvirate of good schools, open space, and a thriving high street tend to hold their value far better than other more discretionary sectors of the housing market. They hold strong appeal to domestic buyers, […]
Fringe benefits: Somewhere between where prime central London ends and mainstream London begins lies the city’s prime fringes, neighbourhoods which are teetering on the edge of greatness. They may not be established global brands like the neighbourhoods of prime central London but these areas enjoy many of the same advantages – access to premiere green […]
In the depths of the pandemic buyers were only after one thing: space. But as social distancing measures have melted away, and an increasing number of blue chip companies are demanding their staff be present in the office at least part time, the classic London pied a terre has become a hot property. Whether you […]
London is a city made up of ancient villages which have been knitted together as the city has evolved. And those neighbourhoods which have managed to retain their distinctive village-like character and charm are amongst its most sought after addresses. The sheer scale of the British capital – more than 600 square miles, 283 postcode […]
The neighbourhoods around Hyde Park have collectively become known as prime central London, prized by buyers for their varied and elegant housing stock, plentiful open space, great amenities, and easy access to the West End. But it would be a mistake to consider PCL a homogenous trophy property zone. Each individual section has a distinct […]