Entries by Paramount Properties

Property News: Tenants on the move

Now the dust has settled I finally feel like we can share some of our feelings about how the General Election affected the lettings market this year. Although it certainly hasn’t shaken up the market, we have noticed a couple of significant shifts in the months immediately post the 2015 General Election. The first point […]

Property of the Month: June

This month’s property from Paramount is a two bedroom flat on Inglewood Road in West Hampstead. Inglewood Road, West Hampstead, NW6 £495 pw This stylish two bedroom property in West Hampstead is available to rent now. We especially love the amazing views across London from the balcony. The property has a spacious living room with […]

Property News: Rental market buoyant in run up to election

With the General Election looming we’ve been looking back at the last five years in terms of the local property market. Since the last election we’ve seen the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme and a reform of stamp duty, with the latter saving the average first time buyer in West Hampstead thousands of […]

Property of the Month: April

This month’s property from Paramount is a two bedroom flat on Gladys Road, West Hampstead. Gladys Road, West Hampstead, NW6 £400 pw The property is a beautiful raised ground floor flat set within a period conversion. The property has wooden flooring throughout, a bright reception room, separate kitchen, tiled bathroom and both bedrooms have fitted […]

Property of the Month: February

This month’s property from Paramount is a three bedroom flat on West End Lane. West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 £525 pw This second floor flat has three double bedrooms and is available from 5th February. The open plan kitchen is fully kitted out with integrated Siemens appliances, and leads onto a spacious reception room. […]

Property News: Protect those pipes this winter

December is notoriously quiet in the property industry and, once again, the local lettings market has seen reduced stock levels during the latter part of November and the month of December. One of the reasons we are quiet on the lettings front is because of our seasonal lock-outs. For many years our tenancy agreements have […]

Property of the Month: December

This month’s property from Paramount is a two bedroom Lyncroft Gardens flat. Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, NW6 £460 pw A large (926 sq ft.) beautifully appointed two bedroom flat is available in West Hampstead from 27th January 2015. The flat is set within a well maintained mansion block close to West End Lane, local amenities […]

Property News: Rental oversupply on the horizon?

In our last property news article we asked “what influences you when choosing lettings agents”? The results were clear; reputation and recommendations are what matters to you the most. Reputation and recommendations accounted for half of the answers submitted, whilst membership of a professional scheme (eg ARLA, London Rental Standard) came in at third place. […]

Property of the Month: October

This month’s property from Paramount is a two-bedroom apartment on Hilltop Road. Hilltop Road, West Hampstead, NW6 £495 pw A large (936 sq ft.) two double bedroom flat is available in West Hampstead from the 31st October, close to transport links and the amenities of West End Lane. The bright flat is located on the […]

Property News: Rental round-up

In January we conducted our first tenant survey, and discovered that 66% of tenants would prefer to rent through a letting agent than through a landlord directly. We thought it would be interesting to know what factors influence applicants when choosing agents to register with, so please select as many options from the poll that […]

Property of the Month: August

This month’s property from Paramount is a one-bedroom apartment on Crediton Hill. Crediton Hill, West Hampstead, NW6 £390 pw A spacious one double bedroom apartment on the top floor of a Victorian property on Crediton Hill, one of West Hampstead’s premier roads. The flat has a bright reception room with working fireplace and a great […]

Property News: Rental Standard gives tenants confidence

Boris Johnson has recently launched London’s first rental standard, a ‘city-wide badge of accreditation’, to help Londoners rent with confidence and ensure landlords are complying with the law. We’ve known for a long time that tenants in London want to rent property through an accredited Lettings agency (in our 2014 tenant survey 80% of respondents […]

Property News: Coping with longer tenancies

It’s been a busy first quarter for Paramount as we’ve made some major changes to how we manage properties. As the length of the average tenancy increases and the private rented sector becomes a long-term housing solution, we have to adapt to ensure procedures such as inventories continue to be fair. In order to combat […]

Property News: Camden rent rises trail London average

The rental market in January has been very mixed. There are lots of deals being done at the entry level, with cheaper flats being snapped up fast,but at the top end asking prices are being clipped. Demand for properties has been strong in January but we are also seeing more properties coming onto the market, […]

Special agents: Licence to rent

Would you rent a property through an unlicensed agent? Place your vote and we’ll update you on the results on Twitter next week. Paramount is passionate about compulsory licensing for letting agents. Residential lettings is an unregulated industry and we believe that all agencies and lettings negotiators should become licensed members of a regulatory board […]

Property News: Renters are people too

When choosing an area to live in, what is your main priority? Place your vote and we’ll update you on the results on Twitter next week. There is a common assumption that tenants are not invested in their local area and don’t care about what is going on. When the #whampforum was hosted in May […]

Property News: Tenants’ extra rental

To accompany our regular pieces about the property sales market, Paramount is going to be covering the rental market in West Hampstead. Do leave comments (note, they will be moderated!). Even though these articles are being written by an estate agent, I’m making sure it’s honest comment of the industry and market! Landlords need to […]