The anniversary of the extra 3% stamp duty for second homes passed in April, and some of the buy-to-let properties that were bought in hurry before 1st April 2016 are now back on the rental market. Prospective tenants in Battersea therefore have a great range of properties to choose from.
We are approaching the busiest time of the year for lettings, so we hope to get all of our properties let quickly to great tenants.
The sales market is very healthy despite current political instability. The buyers we’re speaking to are determined to get on the property ladder while mortgages are cheap and prices are stable, and are not worrying too much about the impact on Brexit.
What’s going on in the area?
A few new stores have opened on the popular Northcote road, including Bayley and Sage, where you can find fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, artisan breads and pastries etc, Park road kitchen, a rotisserie and deli and finally, Jan, a new restaurant offering Caspian Cuisine.
The restaurant Made in Italy will also be opening soon.
Wandsworth Arts Festival is currently taking place every day till the 21st of May 2017. More than 15,000 people are expected to be part of the 2017 festival with a mixture of free and ticketed events. Ticket costs have been kept to between £6 - £10 on average and are available from www.wandsworthfringe.com. The annual two week festival is brought includes 140 events, performances and workshops in all sorts of unusual spaces.
Luke & Medleen - Battersea Sales & Lettings Managers - Summer 2017