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Property predictions: what next for property in 2018?

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Looking back at 2017, one constant that has been proved yet again is the continued robust nature of the London property market. Despite the political and economic uncertainty of Brexit, the changes introduced to the landlord tax relief and the Bank of England?s rise in interest rates, the property market as a whole has proved to be incredibly resilient.

2017 was a great year for us as a company. Our sales turnover was up on the previous year and the team’s hard work and relentless commitment to delivering exceptional service – and achieving the best possible results for our clients – paid off with a Gold Award at the highly prestigious British Property Awards as the top estate agent in Wimbledon for customer service.

As we look ahead to 2018, we are confident that the market will continue to hold its own. Whilst there is continuing economic and political uncertainty in the run-up to Britain’s departure from the EU in 2019, the continued low rates of lending still make today’s market a good time to buy. As ever, the phrase ?Location, Location, Location? is true when it comes to the demand for property in Wimbledon, and that has encouraged more agents to open offices in SW19, giving potential vendors even more choice than before. However, with 11 sales and 7 lets already agreed in January we are off to a very positive start and, despite increased competition from local and online agents alike, we are even more determined to make 2018 our best year ever!

 

Five star customer feedback

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“It is said that selling and moving home is one of the most challenging times in your life. It was made easier by choosing ASR to manage the sale of my property. From the initial meeting to the day of completion the team gave an exceptional level of professionalism, commitment and focus, maintaining regular contact and giving feedback after every viewing. Once my property was under offer, Teresa and William kept in close contact, giving good support and advice when needed and ensured good communication between my buyers and the respective solicitors. Thank you. ”

British Property Gold Award Winners 2017!

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British Property Gold Award Winners 2017

Andrew Scott Robertson Chartered Surveyors and?Estate Agents?have been announced as winners of the British Property Awards for Wimbledon 2017.

The team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.

The?British Property Awards?provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against the service provided by their local, regional and national competition.
Agents who go that extra mile and provide outstanding levels of customer service are rewarded with the accolade, which acts as a beacon to highlight these attributes to their local marketplace.

It is another award-winning year for the independent Wimbledon estate agent having achieved the prestigious accolade of being in the raterAgent?Top 50 Estate Agencies in the UK?for customer service in 2016.

Presenting Hatton House, 77 – 91 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon

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Andrew Scott Robertson are proud to present Hatton House, 77 ? 91 Hartfield Road, an outstanding development of new commercial units located in central Wimbledon.

Set beneath a highly sought after residential development, Hatton House comprises 6,458 sq. ft. of Grade A specification office space, arranged over ground and lower ground levels, and offers flexible, open-plan layouts with secure parking and much valued outside terrace space.

Rents per sq. ft. vary from ?40 to ?45 according to unit number as follows:

  • Unit 1, Lower Ground Left, 1,722 sq. ft. (160 sq. m.) Rent per sq. ft. ?40.00 (?68,900 pa)
  • Unit 2, Lower Ground Right, 1,905 sq. ft. (176.98 sq. m.) Rent per sq. ft. ?40.00 (?76,200 pa)
  • Unit 3, Ground Left, 1,356 sq. ft. (125.98 sq. m.) Rent per sq. ft. ?45.00 (?61,000 pa)
  • Unit 4, Ground Right, 1,475 sq. ft. (137.03 sq. m.) Rent per sq. ft. ?45.00 (?66,400 pa)

Stewart Rolfe, Director of Commercial Agency at Andrew Scott Robertson, comments ?Well-designed, conveniently located office space remains in high demand in Wimbledon and the flexible open-plan layouts offered by Hatton House are particularly conducive to today?s working environments. We expect high levels of interest for this exceptional new commercial development in the heart of SW19.?

Further information:

Stewart Rolfe, Director of Commercial Agency t. 020 8971 4994 / e. srolfe@as-r.co.uk

Victoria Nicol, Marketing t. 020 8971 6780 / e. vnicol@as-r.co.uk

Charity Easter Egg Campaign for Jigsaw4U

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We are delighted to once again support local charity, Jigsaw4U, through our Easter Egg collection. This local charity has worked for over 15 years to support children, young people, and their families, who have experienced bereavement, loss and trauma.

If you would like to donate an Easter Egg,?please drop it into one of our?two Wimbledon offices?(Monday ? Saturday) before Friday 24th March.

 

Another award-winning year for Andrew Scott Robertson with national recognition in the raterAgent Top 50 estate agencies for customer service

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It’s been another award-winning year for Andrew Scott Robertson with national recognition in the raterAgent Top 50 estate agencies in the UK for customer service

The 2016 awards recognising the UK?s top estate agencies for customer service have just been announced by raterAgent, the trustworthy, transparent sales?and letting agent review site.

Independent Wimbledon estate agent Andrew Scott Robertson are delighted to once again achieve the prestigious accolade of being in the Top 50 National Estate Agencies according to their customers, beating off dozens of local competitors.

Since its launch in April 2015, some 10,851 agents dissatisfied with existing review sites have signed up to the raterAgent scheme, which sets itself apart on the genuine nature of its customer reviews. Commenting on the results, raterAgent chairman Bill McClintock said, ?These are the industry awards that matter as they are based entirely on genuine reviews from customers who have experienced the agent?s service first-hand. All reviews have been verified thoroughly under our Triple Lock Transparency Check so our company and individual winners have every reason to feel proud that the exemplary service they give their customers has been recognised. We congratulate all our 2016 winners.?

Andrew Scott Robertson Managing Director John King said, ?It is testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team that we have picked up such a prestigious award for the second year running. We hope that knowing that Andrew Scott Robertson has not only engaged with such a transparent and?trustworthy site ? but also that we have been placed in the Top 50 National Estate Agencies based upon our customer?s reviews on it ? tells?you all you need to know about our approach to our service. At the very least this should encourage anyone looking to move in the?area in 2017 to consider Andrew Scott Robertson as their agent in the process.?

Sales activity in the UK residential market is increasing, but a slow start to 2017 is expected due to a lack of stock

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The November RICS Residential Market Survey shows sales activity in the UK residential market is increasing, with buyer demand edging upwards for the third consecutive month. As stock continues to dwindle, the headline RICS price balance has risen to 30% in November, which is the highest reading since April, and most of the UK is seeing an increase in prices.

On the supply side of the market, supply shortages remain a constraining feature and indeed, respondents across most parts of the UK highlight the supply shortage as a very dominant feature of the market at present.

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The outlook over the year to come is positive in all areas with 40% of respondents forecasting house price growth, although contributors are less confident in the prospects for London prices relative to other areas over the year to come with larger properties in the capital expected to show the slowest growth. Tax changes over the past couple of years are widely cited by respondents as an impediment to the level of transaction activity at higher price points.

In the Lettings market, tenant demand rose only marginally, as is usual around this time of year, with 15% more contributors reporting a rise rather than a fall. Meanwhile, new landlord instructions fell slightly at the headline level with 6% more contributors seeing a decline rather than a rise. Tenant demand continues to outpace supply across most areas and rents are expected to continue to rise.

The London rental market remains somewhat of an outlier with surveyors continuing to report a decline in tenant demand (a trend that has been visible for most of the last year) and rent expectations in negative territory for the fifth consecutive month.

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At Andrew Scott Robertson, we have noted that sales activity continues to be busy at the lower end of the?market for houses up to ?1.5m. Activity in flats up to this price range has slowed; a factor caused by the buy-to-let market having cooled. This month has seen a slowdown of instructions while vendors review their plans for 2017, whilst there has been a steady flow of new buyers on the block ready to buy.

Stock levels on the rental side are improving but applicant levels have slowed. Following the Autumn statement, agents letting fees remain topical with both landlords and applicants, and we would predict that rental adjustments are on their way.

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