Branch address

Regal Asset Managers Limited
T/A Regal Estates
383 High Road, Willesden
London NW10 2JR

T: 020 8459 2530

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 9.00AM – 6.00PM
Saturday: 9.30AM – 3.00PM
Sunday: Closed.

If you call the office outside of these hours please feel free to leave a message and one of our team will get back to you during opening hours.

Out of hours

Emergency contact numbers:

T: 020 8459 9444
T: 020 8459 9447
T: 020 8459 9443

Useful information

Transport: The nearest tube station to our office is Dollis Hill located on the Jubilee line. We are located a very short walk from Willesden Bus Garage and bus routes 52, 98, 260, 266, 302 & 460

Parking: Pay & Display parking on surrounding roads or free parking for a short period available at B&M Willesden.

4 Things to Avoid When Looking for London Property Investment

September 14, 2021

Do You Need Guidance Investing in London Rental Property?

Given the cost of investing in London property, it is easy to see why there is so much guidance.

Investors need to get this decision right, and many experts line up to provide insight into where you should place your money.

At Regal Estates, we work closely with landlords, offering a wide range of services. If you want to buy a rental property in or around Willesden, Dollis Hill and Willesden Green, we are here to help you. This is an excellent location in North West London, and if you need guidance in buying here, we can assist you.

4 Things to Avoid When Looking London Property Investment

It is likely you have already seen advice on what to look for when buying property in London, but you also need to consider what to avoid when looking at rental property in the capital.

The Evening Standard recently listed things to avoid when looking at property in London, including:

  • Property that has no external space
  • Properties that haven’t been upgraded or improved in some time
  • Ex-rental properties which are now being sold
  • Properties with a poor Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating

These are all valid points to bear in mind when looking at rental property in London. We think you’ll find you can avoid these issues, and still enjoy a great rental property.

Please note the above does not always apply depending on the location, demand of tenant group, location near to public transport and more. This is why it is important to get the right guidance.

We have nearly 30 years of experience with investing in North West London property and can point you in the right direction.

Outside space is crucial for tenants

Given the events of the past couple of years, it is easy to see why tenants want to have outside space at their rental property. Gardens have always been important, but in recent times, having an area where you can sit and relax in the sunshine is crucial.

There are many investment opportunities available in Willesden and NW London that you can add to your rental property portfolio many of which offer outdoor space.

When it comes to properties that require a lot of work, we know the arguments running for and against this type of investment. If you have building skills or connections, it is tempting to buy property that needs some love and attention.

Do you have the time and money to fix a property?

A “fixer-upper” is likely to be more affordable. This might be a good investment if you can upgrade the property to a good standard. Sadly, many investors find this to be beyond them, and before too long, their investment opportunity is a costly expense that they cannot recoup. The question is have you factored this work into your equation and what uplift in value does it offer?

The same goes for EPC ratings. EPC ratings are vital these days, and your rental property must meet current and future standards. It is one thing to say you will improve the standard of the property, but it can be costly and time-consuming to do so.

Contact Regal Estates for all your North West London lettings market needs

If you are interested in our lettings or property management services or you are looking to buy, sell, let or rent property in or around the area, call us on 020 8459 2530 and a member of our estate and letting agent team will be happy to help.

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