Bennett Residential enjoys a record year
Bennett Residential, based in Uxbridge town centre, has built up a loyal client base during more than 26 years in the area
INDEPENDENT estate and letting agents Bennett Residential, based in the heart of Uxbridge town centre at 10 High Street, had their most successful year to date in 2014. Managing director Philip Bennett said: “We were absolutely delighted with our results, making great headway in respect of both our residential sales and lettings and property management departments.”
He attributes the firm’s success to a very committed and hard-working team ethic and keeping ahead of the latest industry changes. He also strongly believes that, having been established in the area as a leading independent agent for more than 26 years, the firm has a strong and loyal client base, with a lot of repeat business from past clients as well new business as a result of referrals from satisfied customers.
With 2015 under way, Philip is predicting that the local market will remain buoyant this year.
“We have certainly seen continued price growth in the sales market, with strong demand in all price ranges and our successful ‘launch day’ marketing achieving prices for our clients in excess of guide prices in over 80% of cases!
“The good news is that the property ‘drought’ we were experiencing at the start of 2014 seems to be over, which is great news for first-time buyers and home movers, giving buyers a little more choice and a better opportunity to secure their dream home.
“The change in stamp duty land tax at the end of last year has also been well received, giving a lot of home buyers a little extra in their pockets to put towards other costs or home improvements once they move in.
With the general election looming in May, this generally dictates a period of uncertainty in the economy with the possibility of higher taxes and the like, but Philip has certainly not seen any sign of a ‘slow up’ in the market so far this year.
On the lettings side, Uxbridge and the surrounding areas continue to be a top place for property investors to buy; often topping charts for best yields in West London, with a vibrant town centre and a large international student community, there is strong and continuing demand for all sizes of property from bedsits to six bedroom homes.
“Pretty much all of our lettings instructions are quickly snapped up by excellent quality tenants, and we are constantly battling to keep up with demand,” added Phlip.
“Our town centre office and extensive advertising attracts more than 60 new tenant enquiries per week!”
If you are a landlord and have a property becoming available soon then Bennett Residential’s lettings team would be delighted to hear from you. They are offering preferential rates inclusive of legal protection and rent guarantee (subject to conditions – available on request) for new instructions received in February (quote reference – Gazette).
As a licensed ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) member and registered SAFE agent, both landlords and tenants can feel 100% safe in their dealings with Bennett Residential.
If you think 2015 could be the year for your next move, or you have a property to let and would like some free impartial initial advice then please call in and speak to one of the team at 10 High Street Uxbridge or call them on 01895 812222 (sales), 01895 812244 (lettings), log onto www. bennettresidential.co.uk or email email@example.com.