LONDON CENTRAL PORTFOLIO
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT ADVISORY
Acquisition . Refurbishment . Rental . Asset Management 
LCP Private: May Issue
It's time to come back into central London
Naomi Heaton, CEO
"Political headwinds and Brexit jitters have caused an unprecedented slide in Prime Central London prices. Buyers can acquire prime assets at prices not seen since 2012/13. With low levels of competition and weak sterling, this offers a unique opportunity. However, the weight of capital waiting in the wings should see prices surge when sentiment improves. We are already seeing increased activity and with LCP’s track record, we can help you beat the ‘Brexit Bounce’ and secure exciting investments."
Like to meet up? LCP will be in South East Asia this June
Naomi Heaton, CEO and Hugh Best, Investment Director, will be visiting to meet clients and interested investors  to discuss the current opportunities in Prime Central London. 
Hong Kong – Sunday 9th to Wednesday 12th June
Singapore – Thursday 13th to Friday 14th June
 
To organise a meeting, contact: kate@londoncentralportfolio.com
Smart investing with LCP's one stop service
In 1990, LCP established itself as one of the first buying agents in the UK, meeting the needs of busy investors. We access 'whole of market' for the best opportunities, from single flats to freehold blocks, serviced apartments and hotels. We then undertake the development and design of the assets and provide letting, management and concierge services. Download our brochure.
LCP Interiors: Get the look!
LCP is expert at providing tailored accommodation for London’s executive tenants. With tight rental budgets, properties which let best are small but well-designed, mirroring the look of a high-end boutique hotel suite. However, schemes need to be created with a keen eye on costs to maximise investor returns. To see the look, find us on Instagram or view our gallery.
Looking for letting & property management you can rely on?
 
LCP acts for landlords wanting to delegate all day to day aspects of property management. We devote our full attention to each client’s property, delivering the highest rents and best quality tenants. Despite Brexit headwinds, LCP’s rents have remained stable and average voids in Q1 were just 32 days, compared with the industry average of 56 days. Read our Q1 Lettings report.
Walking the talk: a couple of case studies
LCP recently acquired a dilapidated mixed-use freehold building for clients in a pretty street in Paddington. Securing it at an attractive price, we went on to obtain planning permission to convert 4 residential units into 6, before undertaking a significant refurbishment programme which appealed to both commercial and residential tenants. Read the case study.
LCP identified a 2 bedroom, 760 sq.ft. flat, in a purpose-built block for a returning client. We negotiated the purchase at £710,000 - an almost £90,000 discount, representing excellent value. The flat was run down with only 1 bathroom. We  reorganised it, creating 2 bathrooms and a flexible space for dining or a third bedroom. Read the case study.
Looking for investment opportunities?
LCP constantly screens the market for property with stand out appeal and potential to add value – from the smallest studio to the largest development. With our detailed market knowledge and one stop service, we identify the best opportunities. Here are a few ideas. If you are thinking of getting back into the market, let us know what you are looking for.
One Bedrom Rental Investment – South Kensington SW7 
A 430 sq.ft. one bedroom flat in a garden square, with rooftop views from its balcony. The flat is small but well proportioned. Now dated, it needs  a full refurbishment when the kitchen could be opened up to the reception, creating an open-plan entertaining space. At an anticipated buy-in price of £615,000, this represents a very attractive investment with added value potential. 
Two Bedroom Rental Investment – Marylebone W1
A 798 sq.ft, two bedroom, two bathroom flat in a Georgian terraced building with period features. Having not been updated in the last ten years, it will benefit from a full programme of works, resulting in an uplift in value. With an anticipated buy-in price of £1m, it provides excellent value for Marylebone, at around £1,250 per sq.ft.
Freehold Investment – Marylebone W1
A period building with 6 flats, close to Marylebone High Street. Generally in good condition, there is potential to add value by creating second bathrooms throughout and converting the lower ground from a 1 to a 2 bedroom flat. At around £5m, equating to £1,250 per sq.ft. and with the benefit of a commercial rate of stamp duty (under 5%), it's an attractive proposition.
LCP in the media
The impact of UK tax changes and Brexit on PCL, mean LCP is a go-to commentator for the media. Of particular interest is LCP’s monthly residential index, LCPAca, which in March saw annual transactions fall by 15.7%. Our report that HMRC stamp duty receipts have tumbled 26.2%, has also been widely covered. Read more about LCP's comments in the media .
Highlights and Awards

The landmark Spear’s 500 guide 2019 names LCP as one of the Top 10 London Buying Agents. Naomi also appears in Citywealth’s 2019 Leaders List which describes LCP as ‘stand out, providing a sophisticated real estate advisory solution for UHNWs looking to invest in London’s private rented sector...Naomi’s contribution singles her out as an industry leader’.
Help us beat prostate cancer
As part of our fund-raising programme for Prostate Cancer UK, we took part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon. On August 4th, we will be pedalling in the 100 mile Prudential RideLondon-Surrey.  Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in men in the UK, accounting for 25% of all cancer diagnoses. Please help us beat it by donating to our Just Giving page.
Contact us
Offering a total investment solution, LCP undertakes property sourcing, refurbishment, design, letting and management. If you would like to discuss how we can help you, contact
 
Miles Atkinson, Search & Acquisitions  miles@londoncentralportfolio.com
Carl Keane, Refurbishment & Project Management  carl@londoncentralportfolio.com
Liam Monaghan, Lettings & Property Management  liam@londoncentralportfolio.com
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