Investing

Property Investment in London

History has proved it. Through the most challenging of times, property has consistently provided excellent long-term capital growth. And with rock-bottom interest rates, buy-to-let property can also generate regular income streams. Alternatively, individual property development investments can generate high rates of return over short time horizons.

With the gap between housing demand and supply set to grow over the next few years – especially in London – the current market conditions provide enormous opportunities for potential property investors. But with changes to the UK tax regime, and often complex local market conditions, expert advice is essential to ensure that your future investment expectations can be met.

Our property investment consultants can find your ideal property, negotiate the most attractive price, complete the deal on your behalf, and position the property to attract the highest quality tenants or the right buyer. We can also manage the property for you once a suitable tenant is found.

Our property investment services:

Initial consultation

Initial consultation to build a thorough understanding of your investment objectives, and to advise you on current market conditions and on areas that will most effectively maximise your property investment goals.

Research and preview

Research and preview to identify and source suitable properties, using our extensive connections within the industry to access suitable investment opportunities ahead of the competition.

Property tour

Property tour of shortlisted properties, with advice on the local areas and amenities, pricing, rental values and yields.

Negotiation

We understand the meaning of value and will negotiate hard on your behalf to ensure that the property you decide to purchase will meet your future investment expectations.

Legal liaison, working on your behalf with leading law firms and surveyors to ensure the purchase runs smoothly through to a successful completion.

Post purchase

Post purchase, our dedicated Property Management Service can manage and oversee the entire lettings process, from instructing the right letting agent for your property through to professionally managing the property during and between tenancies.

Refurbishment management

Using our network of architects, planning consultants, interior designers and tradesman, we can help position the property for enhanced rental yields or on-sale, cost-effectively and with minimal hassle.

Bi-annual review

We keep in regular contact with you, updating you on local market conditions and providing you with comparable sales data, so you can see how your asset is performing over time, and make an informed decision on when might be an opportune time to sell.

Property Management Service

Our Property Management Service can help you find the perfect tenant for your investment property. We will oversee the entire lettings process for you – we’ll instruct and liaise with lettings agents on your behalf, collate valuations, arrange for any necessary refurbishments to be carried out and take care of the referencing and tenancy agreements.

Complimentary Property Concierge Service

Our dedicated Property Concierge Service is available to every client on the purchase of a property through Black Brick – at no extra cost. We will take care of transferring over all of the utilities into your name, arrange for telephone lines and internet to be installed and SKY TV packages to be set up for you – ensuring that your move is as hassle-free as possible post-purchase.

Here are the answers to the questions that we’re often asked about buying agents…

What are the benefits of property investment in the UK?

In the current low-interest-rate environment, the UK property market can offer attractive and predictable rental yields or compelling refurbishment investment opportunities. The property also acts as a good hedge against inflation, and a good diversifier within an overall portfolio.

Where are the best places for property investment in London?

Every client is an individual and will have their own investment objectives. We work with our clients to define their brief, and then make recommendations on the most suitable property types and areas for investment.

How can a property broker help me invest in property?

A good buyers broker can help you define your investment brief and objectives and also make suggestions on what types of properties and areas are best suited for you.

What do I need to consider when investing in UK property?

You need to consider what your investment objectives are. Consider things such as yield, potential for future capital appreciation, appetite to refurbish (or not), timeframe for investment and exit strategy.

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“It has been a pleasure having your firm advise me on my property investments in the UK”

We’re ready when you are.

We guide our international investor clients through a process that covers all angles from initial consultation and research to legal liaison and post purchase support.

Buying

London Buyer’s Broker

Our unfair advantages. Put fairly and squarely.

Securing your ideal property can be frustrating and time-consuming. Where do you start? As a buyer’s broker, we start with clarity and we don’t give in until we get what you’re looking for.

We proceed in a straightforward manner:

We get to know you.

We start by meeting you to build a real understanding of your aims and objectives. We advise you on current property market conditions and suggest areas to maximise your budget (we specialise in properties in London and surrounding areas).

We research thoroughly.

Distances between properties can be considerable. Houses and apartments that look perfect in a photograph can turn out to be wholly unsuitable. As a residential buying agent, we view and shortlist suitable properties saving you valuable time, as we will only show you properties that we have previewed on your behalf and that meet with all your requirements.

We’re quick off the mark.

A thorough property search can take weeks, even months. With our contacts, our expertise and negotiating skills, we can cut the time – without taking shortcuts.

We leave no stone unturned.

The demand for good quality properties often outstrips supply. Prime London and country homes can be sold long before they’re advertised. Armed with your brief, our property buying consultants identify the best property, often before it is offered on the open market.

We’re always there by your side.

Knowing the property is one thing. What about the area? We accompany you on viewings to shortlisted properties. Our buying consultants advise you on the local area, amenities and pricing. We give you an objective overview of the property and pricing so that you are fully equipped to make an informed buying decision.

We’re tough negotiators.

The property may be right.  But the price? As a buyer’s broker, we use expert negotiating skills to secure the right property at the best possible price – on the most favourable terms.

We oversee the Legal Process.

To do this, you need an expert. We work with leading law firms who we recommend to our clients. Our buying consultants then manage the legal process throughout to ensure the purchase holds together through to completion and handing over the keys.

Complimentary Property Concierge Service

Our dedicated Property Concierge Service is available to every client on the purchase of a property through Black Brick – at no extra cost. We will take care of transferring over all of the utilities into your name, arrange for telephone lines and internet to be installed and SKY TV packages to be set up for you – ensuring that your move is as hassle-free as possible post-purchase.

Here are the answers to the questions that we’re often asked about buyer’s brokerage..

What is a buyer’s broker?

A buyer’s broker is someone who acts exclusively on behalf of the buyer. They help buyers to understand the market, source the right property – sometimes off-market, negotiate the best/lowest price and then manage and oversee the entire legal process. Estate agents in the UK represent sellers. Their job is to sell the property they are instructed on for the highest price possible.

How can a buyer’s broker help me?

Sourcing property is a very time consuming and frustrating process. A good buyer’s broker will not only help you save valuable time and money, but also ensure you end up finding the right property for you, and one that meets all of your requirements. Buyer brokers are able to access more than just what’s online. In 2021, we saved our clients on average 3.6% from asking prices and 42% of properties we acquired were not openly advertised.

What is the difference between a buyer’s broker and an estate agent?

A buyer’s broker represents and acts for the buyer. An estate agent represents and acts for the seller.

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Black Brick team did a fantastic job in helping us buy a property in London. Our primary contact was Alex and he was excellent partner during our journey. His knowledge about the local market and even more his attitude impressed us. He made himself always available and ready to help and support us during search and making decision. All Black Brick team is very professional and available with many good and timely advises and solutions depends on your needs. This is definitely the best agency I was working with and I am happily recommending them for a pleasant and enjoyable property search.

We’re ready when you are.

We guide our international investor clients through a process that covers all angles from initial consultation and research to legal liaison and post purchase support.