Market Insight

We have a wealth of experience in the London property sector, and over the years have acquired an in-depth market knowledge and understanding. As a result our expert views, insights and market forecasts are often sought by the press and television programmes looking for informed and insightful opinion.

Market Update October 2020

Please see below our round up of the activity we have seen in the central London...

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Market Update September 2020

Please see below our latest insight into the central London property market. One of our...

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The rise of try before you buy tenants and Eccord’s team expansion

Over the past 6 months our business has grown to establish a 50:50 split between...

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My seller has pulled out of the sale. Is there anything I can do?

Q: I’ve bought a property but the seller has just decided to pull out of the sale, what...

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Is leasehold or share of freehold better?

Q. I am looking to buy a flat and have been told that share of freehold is better. Is...

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How to make a good rental offer

Q. I have found a great rental property and would like to make an offer. What should I...

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What to do if your seller hasn’t moved out on completion day

Q. I completed on a property last week, but the previous owner was still moving his...

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I’m having last minute doubts about my purchase

Q: I am about to exchange contracts on a purchase and am having a last minute wobble....

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I’m in a chain, how can I speed up my purchase?

Q: I’ve been under offer on a flat for two months now and the seller still hasn’t found...

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I have two offers on my property, which should I choose?

Q: My property is on the market and I’ve received two offers: one is for the asking...

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I’m dealing with a bad solicitor, what can I do?

Q. I’m selling my flat and my estate agent and solicitor have been fantastic but my...

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Is it normal for a letting agent to charge a renewal fee?

Q: My tenant has just asked to renew their lease for a second year but my letting agent...

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I want to buy the flat above the one I own

Q. The flat above me has come up for sale and I’m thinking of buying it as I need more...

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Negotiating with developers

When buying off plan, buyers often focus too heavily on price alone, and forget the...

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My chain has fallen through, what are my options?

Q: I am in a chain but my buyer has just fallen through. What should I do?A: I am sorry...

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Should I avoid leasehold properties?

The concept of owning a leasehold property concerns a lot of buyers, and it’s certainly...

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Completion timescales and complexities Buyers under offer but not yet exchanged What...

There has been a complete u-turn in market conditions since our last market update just...

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Are buyers getting ready for lockdown restrictions to ease? Rentals – what’s happening...

This month, as always, we include our insight into what we’re seeing ‘on the ground’ in...

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