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Market commentary

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We regularly publish our thoughts and observations on the property market, to give our clients and followers an insight into what trends we’re seeing on the ground.

Buying activity increases as clarity for a March Brexit looks less likely. SP Property Group listed as one of the Top 20 UK Buying Agencies

  • Buying activity increases as clarity for a March Brexit looks less likely
  • Off market buying layer increases
  • Best in class and realistic pricing remains key for attracting the best tenants and minimising void periods
  • Mid-level tenants requiring break clauses and super prime tenants making more demands
  • Rental renewals remain strong
  • SP Property Group listed as one of the Top 16 UK Buying Agencies by PrimeResi
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SP Announces New Block Management Client & Spear’s 500 Listing

  • We are delighted to launch our new website
  • SP Property Group listed as one of the Top Recommended Buying Advisors and Property Managers by Spear’s Magazine influential Spear’s 500 Index

  • Jo Eccles’ column for Spear’s Magazine: The New Breed of Buying Agent

  • SP Property Group’s Block Management team appointed by leading developer Lodha UK to handle the management of their new prime West End development, Lincolm Square

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December 2017

  • SP Property Group re-brand
  • SP Property doubles the size of its team

  • Expansion into new client market

  • Approaching 400 property units under management in London

  • Continued presence in the national press

  • Some high profile relocations

  • Property management for cash rich and absent landlords only? Not any more…

  • Life goes on and “rightsizing”

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October 2017

  • SP welcomes Alice Duggan to our growing Block Management team
  • Interest rate rise and how to navigate the current buying market
  • How to choose a good removal firm
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September 2017

  • Transaction of the month: Apartment in a warehouse conversion secured off market for a South African client while still under construction
  • Transaction volumes remain low but buying activity picks up
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July 2017

  • SP welcomes Head of Residential Management
  • Rental market softens but still active when pricing is right
  • Testimonials from some of the landlords whose properties we manage
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June 2017

The election result will inevitably contribute to the ongoing political and economic uncertainty which we have been facing since the Brexit vote last year.

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April 2017

  • Transaction of the month: Negotiation and acquisition of a family house in Knightsbridge, £4.65m
  • General election – what does this mean for the London property market?
  • Affected by noisy neighbours?
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March 2017

  • Vendor price expectations coming down
  • Industry insight and contacts giving SP clients a head start
  • Evening Standard: Boost for central London property market
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February 2017

  • Transaction of the month: Client who started their search looking for a lateral flat and ended up buying a family house
  • Rise in off market sales and lack of clarity on pricing
  • Negotiation opportunities in the rental market
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January 2017

  • Transaction of the month: Investment property secured for a Jersey Trustee for £70,000 less than the seller acquired it for six months previously
  • What lies ahead for the buying market?
  • What lies ahead for the London rental market?
  • Jo Eccles names her top London hotspot for 2017 in The Times
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December 2016

2016 has been an eventful year and we have enjoyed the challenge of advising and successfully navigating our clients through the changing market conditions.

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November 2016

  • Transaction of the month: Off market rental property secured for a client in Primrose Hill
  • Autumn Statement
  • Jo Eccles featured as ‘Ask The Expert’ in The Sunday Times Home
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October 2016

  • Transaction of the month: £162,000 saving negotiated for a Westminster client
  • SP Property Management team wins contract to manage portfolio of 19 rental properties for large Private Office client
  • Jo Eccles video interview with the Head of Research at Londons leading proprietary property data provider, Lonres
  • The Telegraph: Can Justin Bieber save The Bishops Avenue?
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July 2016

With Brexit being the hot topic at the moment, below are our observations, views and predictions from the SP Property Buying Team.

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May 2016

  • Transaction of the month: Rental investment flat secured despite competition from other bidder
  • All eyes on referendum
  • SP nominated for ‘Best Property Finder’ Award
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April 2016

  • Transaction of the month: Off market pied-a-terre acquired for clients in Mayfair
  • Buying activity still there by sub £5m
  • Rental clients overtake high end buying clients
  • Our Block Management services has been well received
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March 2016

  • Transaction of the month: Property secured for client ahead of 1st April stamp duty increase, with seller renting back from them
  • PrimeResi Interview
  • SP opens new Block Management division
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January 2016

  • Transaction of the month: Family house in Islington bought for clients who already lived locally
  • Buying
  • Rentals and relocations
  • Property Management
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