LCP acts for investors to maximise their capital and rental
returns in Prime Central London residential property.
always represent the buyer's interests and access the best on and
off-market opportunities. But we are not only a buying agent: we provide a
unique one-stop service which includes property sourcing, design and
refurbishment, letting and management. All handled in-house, we are
convenient and accountable.
on our specialist market knowledge, we have launched a series of investment
funds targeting Prime Central London’s rental sector since 2007.
LCP specialises in maximising investor returns in Prime Central London (PCL) where, for over the last two decades, price growth has averaged more than 8% p.a.
London's importance as a global destination for work, education, retail and leisure, underpinned by the Rule of Law, traditionally generates strong international demand. Combined with a shortage of stock - fewer than 3,500 properties currently change hands each year - there is strong upward pressure on prices in normal trading conditions.
Political headwinds over the last few years and uncertainty around Brexit have resulted in a period of sustained price falls. As this bottoms out, there is an unprecedented opportunity to acquire prime assets at significant discounts.
Building blocks for successful investment
LCP focuses on the ‘mainstream’ rental market in PCL. This consists of small apartments that appeal most to international tenants. This sector demonstrates an attractive combination of capital growth and rental returns, traditionally with low volatility and little correlation to the performance of equities.
We look for heritage properties typical of the area. These are unique, highly demanded and have added value potential through renovation and reconfiguration. This contrasts with other parts of London where there is an oversupply of expensive new units for purchase and rental.
LCP specialises in acquiring single units, portfolios and buildings for investors, generally comprising one and two bedroom flats with weekly rents under £1,000. As most tenants have a rental budget in mind, these units are most popular offering the highest yields and occupancy rates.
Period property, not new build
In many areas of London, there is an oversupply of new units in commodity-style developments. Investors can pay up to a 20% premium, resulting in suppressed price appreciation and rental returns. LCP identifies unique heritage stock offering superior growth prospects.
Added value potential
With PCL property only changing hands on average every 50 years or more, available stock is often ‘tired’. To meet the aspirations of today’s tenants and maximise capital growth, LCP can carry out a full refurbishment and interior design programme to add immediate value.
Long term investment
To make the most of long term capital appreciation which has averaged over 8% p.a. since 1995, residential property in PCL should be a 'buy-to-hold' investment. LCP advise clients to own for at least five years, rather than adopting a potentially more risky short-term investment strategy.
LCP provides an in-depth financial assessment of every property it recommends. Each stage from acquisition and refurbishment to projected rents and running costs is considered. Our clients know exactly what their commitments are before making an investment decision.
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