FAQs

What is different about Glentree?

 

1. Selling Your Home

How will my home be marketed?

Glentree is known for "trophy homes". Is my home too small?

Will I be expected to show people around?

 

2. Buying a New Home

I want a new home - does the buying process differ?

What are the build stages of my new home?

What are the benefits of buying a new home?

 

3. Renting your property

What service do you provide landlords looking to rent houses or apartments in North West London?

How do I avoid rent voids whilst renting my house or apartment?

I have a house to rent in North West London: What type of rental agreement should I use?

 

 

What is different about Glentree?

We offer a bespoke personal service with highly trained experienced senior negotiators, for sales and rentals, with specific and detailed knowledge of the area. We have an enviable reputation in the north west London property market and have sold and rented many of the properties in Hampstead, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Kenwood and Highgate. Therefore, we have access to a first class property databank in order to assess, reliably, the underlying value of your property.

 

1. Selling Your Home

 

How will my home be marketed?

 We have considerable experience in the sale of houses and apartments in Hampstead, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Kenwood and Highgate.  This experience has allowed us to see exactly which marketing tools perform and these, in our opinion, are:


.  A For Sale Board.  Erecting a sale board is probably the most important element of the marketing strategy. It provides high visibility and is also able to harness the 'grey market' - those prospective purchasers who, whilst not appearing on any agents books, are never-the-less active seekers of properties.

. Direct Mail. We will produce a set of colour property details which will include a floor plan, property description and images of your home. This will be circulated to our extensive mailing list by email, post, or SMS, which ever is appropriate.

.  Website.  Your property will be uploaded to the Glentree website providing exposure to the global market place.

.  Advertising.  As part of your homes marketing strategy we will undertake, in discussion with you, a bespoke local and national advertising campaign placed in the appropriate media titles.

 

Glentree is known for "trophy homes". Is my home too small?

The sale of Glentree's many trophy homes attracts considerable attention.  However, the vast majority of our sales are of houses and apartments that are ideal as lovely family homes.

 

Will I be expected to show people around?

Our first class service includes accompanied viewings and therefore, ordinarily, all prospective purchasers will be accompanied by one of our well-trained and experienced sales negotiators.  However, we are sometimes asked by purchasers if they can view a home alone, usually on the second or third viewing.  We will discuss this with you and take the appropriate action.

 

2. Buying a New Home

 

I want a new home - does the buying process differ?

It differs slightly in that if the development is not complete then your solicitors/surveyors need some assurance as to the specification and build quality of the finished development.   The covenant of the developer and covering NHBC certificate is very important.   If the development is complete, then apart from a snagging list which your surveyor will handle, the process is very similar to existing property.

 

What are the build stages of my new home?

Usually where stage payments are required they can be as follows:
  . Completion of basement level
  . Up to ground floor
  . Completion of roof
  . First fix
  . Second fix
  . Certificate of practical completion.

 

What are the benefits of buying a new home?

Firstly there is a cache associated with a new home. New properties have modern conveniences such as state of the art kitchens, data facilities, innovative heating and ventilation systems.  Modern flats tend to have underground garaging and perhaps leisure facilities.  Apartment buildings usually have some sort of security whether CCTV cameras or porterage and are usually gated.   New houses often have concrete ceilings and have a life expectancy of one hundred years.  In the case of both new houses and apartments environmental issues such as fuel efficiency and insulation come as standard.

 

3. Renting your property

 

What service do you provide landlords looking to rent houses or apartments in North West London?

We provide landlords with properties in North West London a comprehensive service whether looking to rent on a long term or short term tenancy agreement. This includes an inspection of the house or apartment to rent, advice on rental rates, arranging for tenants to view, applying for necessary references, drawing up the tenancy agreement, managing the tenants deposit, arranging inventories and collecting the initial installment of rent.

For those landlords wishing to let a house or apartment on a long term tenancy we also carry out a comprehensive marketing campaign.

In addition, we offer landlords with houses or apartments in Highgate, Kenwood, Hampstead or Hampstead Garden Suburb a management service where we undertake to oversee the property on the landlords behalf with respect to utility bills, management of recurring outgoings such as insurance premiums, running repairs and the supervision of any works.

In fact, we take the strain out of the process and help our landlord clients to maximize their investment in its entirety.

 

How do I avoid rent voids whilst renting my house or apartment?

Whilst there is no hard and fast way to avoid rental voids a few common sense actions can help. Firstly, ensure you understand the current rental market conditions for houses and apartments in North West London; take professional advice from a reputable agent, like us, and ensure the rental rate for your house or apartment is in line with market trends.

Secondly, ensure that the tenancy agreement for your house or apartment has a clause inserted allowing you, or your agent, to show the property to potential new tenants during the final eight weeks of the agreement. And, do put a ‘To Let’ board up outside the property as many prospective tenants in the Highgate, Kenwood, Hampstead and Hampstead Garden Suburb drive around the areas looking for advertised properties.

 

I have a house to rent in North West London: What type of rental agreement should I use?

As specialists in the rental markets of Highgate, Kenwood, Hampstead and Hampstead Garden Suburb we use three rental agreement options for properties being let in North West London. These are:

1. An Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement – used where the house or apartment is being let to an individual where the rent is under £25,000 per annum.
2. A Contractual Tenancy Agreement – needed where a house or apartment is being rented to an individual where the rent exceeds £25,000 per annum.
3. A Contractual Tenancy Agreement - where the tenant is a company regardless of the annual rent.

We will advise our landlord clients as to what agreement is best suited to their needs.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Glentree's team.