Acquisition

Acquisition

Whether you are purchasing a property to be your home in London or acquiring it as an investment, we offer a complete and comprehensive solution to all your requirements, together with a first class level of service.

Our London-wide knowledge is truly unique.

London is a collection of micromarkets, all with their own distinct characteristics. Together with our understanding of London’s entire property stock and our long experience of the property acquistion process, we are confident that we can help you find your perfect home.

Whether you are new to the UK and London, or have lived here all your life, finding and then purchasing the right property to be your new home can be a stressful frustrating process.

Allow us to take the strain. Our goal is to make the whole process simpler and cheaper. We’ll save you time too. We take care of all the leg work and are always looking to reduce the hassle and uncertainty that are often an unwelcome part of the negotiations and logistics.

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The marketplace

Despite the world’s recent economic woes, the London residential property market has proved to be remarkably resilient rising by 200% in the last decade. Indeed now that the UK’s somewhat muted economic recovery looks to be treading water in 2017, prime central areas which reached new highs recently, comfortably beating the record values last recorded in 2007, have now fallen back again. But the underlying strength of London property prices remains intact, due to it continuing to be seen as the favourite reservoir and destination for the world’s rich to store their wealth. Commentators are expecting a further capital uplift of upwards of 25% to 40% in the next decade.

 

Your brief

First of all then, you’ll need to brief us with your detailed requirements. If you are unfamiliar with London, don’t worry, we’ll discuss where it’s best to look, taking into account your budget and other preferences. Do you want a period house with off street parking together with a garden? Or would you prefer a luxurious and secure apartment with a 24 hour porter?

Perhaps you enjoy modern loft style spaces in the City near to your workplace? Do you want to live in a trendy up and coming area or are you more comfortable in traditional residential areas? Using our detailed familiarity of the Capital City which Jonathan Crown has been developed over a life time of living here, you’ll discover that London has all this and more to offer.

 

A second home?

Even if you already live in London and need to secure another home we can help. After developing a deep understanding of your preferred criteria, we’ll go to work and begin our comprehensive search.

 

Our independence helps you

Because we are not tied to any particular Estate Agency, you are assured of the widest possible choice of property together with our honest and impartial assessment of each one. Having sifted through what is available and speedily previewed the ones that closest fit your requirements, we’ll spend as much time as necessary viewing them with you and discussing the pros and cons of each individually.

 

The inside track

You need to be ahead of the game to enjoy the very best deals. Today more than ever, many of the very best properties are sold off-market or just as they come to the market, even before they are properly advertised. Using our wide network of property insiders and local contacts, you’ll hear about these properties first.

 

Speed is of the essence!

With the best properties going fast, it’s vital that you are ready to act quickly when you find the right one. We’ll already have put you in pole position, ensuring for instance that your finance is in place right at the start of your search,and by only employing professional advisers that can act for you fast. We have solicitors that’ll drop everything for you and perform Attended (same day) Exchanges if necessary, and we use Surveyors who can value the property within a day or two of you viewing it. Overall you can be confident that we’ll guarantee a smooth and trouble-free purchase.

 

Sales and striking a deal

And once you have made your decision to go ahead, we’ll negotiate cleverly and hard on your behalf. Our experience of the Sales process during this testing time will be invaluable to making sure that you achieve the keenest possible purchase price. We’ll ensure that other terms in the Contract are as advantageous to you as possible too. Perhaps you require a delayed Completion to fit into your timescale – perhaps you want a reduced Deposit on Exchange which will aid your cash flow; we will sort it all out with the minimum of fuss.

We are well versed in cultural differences too, and we look to work with you from the outset with these in mind. We realise the challenges that these may bring to our property search, and you can be assured that these will be factored in. We are also delighted to incorporate and enhance your individual tastes within your home, and can offer a full and integrated interior design service should that be required.

Other services we offer

  • Naturally we can carry out any redevelopment, renovation work that may be necessary. We have a stable of superb tradesmen ranging from builders to plumbers who can manage the most challenging of projects.
  • If required, we can also take care of your complete relocation; everything from the shipment of your possessions to finding local schools for the kids can be arranged by us. To date, we have never failed to complete any of our clients varied requests, all you need do is ask!
  • Should you require finance or legal and tax advice, we are well placed to introduce you to our tried and trusted colleagues.
  • Our services can be on-going too: Life can be unpredictable in a new environment and we’re always just a phone call or email away. Once you have moved you can contact us day or night for further problems that may arise.
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Fees

Our fee structure for these services are unique to the industry.

We believe they offer you by far the best value for money available today.

I live and work abroad and have used Jonathan Crown for over 6 years to manage my house in West Hampstead (comprising of two flats).

The level of service and care provided has always been excellent at all times and any concerns or headaches about the flats are taken care of professionally and diligently. I truly value the high standards applied to managing the flats and the reassurance that this provides to me as an absent landlord.

The continuity of relationship is a very important part of the trust and confidence that builds over time and I believe that only a smaller personable and excellent managing agent can provide this, such as Jonathan Crown.

Sameer Huda
Dubai