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4 Quarters Info & Blog

4 Quarters Ltd: London Property Finder & Buyers Agent. Online Estate Agency, Luxury Concierge Service and Lifestyle Management.

“Discreet, Efficient & Attentive”

Based in central London we are perfectly placed to handle any client request quickly and effectively. From Hampstead to Battersea, Kensington to Canary Wharf we are available at a moments notice.

Property Finder & Buyers Agent

Our Buyers agent & Relocation specialists have crossed the globe from Miami to Dubai to source second homes and property investments for our clients, managing their assets on their behalf all part of our service.

Concierge Service & Lifestyle Management

Not all of us have the luxury of a personal assistant to hand, however being only a phone call away from our concierge service and lifestyle management comes a very close second. Our services include but are not limited to, personal shopping, luxury purchases, errand service, event management, household management & remote personal assistance. We now have an app London Life, which brings a new level of convenience to our concierge and lifestyle management services.

Online Estate Agent

Just under 90% of initial property searches are through property portals. Online estate agents use the marketing power of the internet and modern technology to centralise administrative duties greatly reducing their overheads, we pass these savings on to you.

4 Quarters Online Estate Agent offer sales & lettings conducting viewings and brokering offers acting as your single point of contact. 

Brent Cross Regeneration

A major regeneration scheme to provide thousands of  jobs and homes has moved a significantly closer following the agreement between Barnet Council and its development partners, Argent Related & Hammerson and Standard Life Investments. The multi-billion pound Brent Cross Cricklewood scheme will create a new town centre, incorporating 7,500 homes, …

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A Nervous Rental Market.

Around 12%  of letting agents are reporting falling rents over the past few weeks. One in nine have experienced an immediate dip in rents following the EU referendum. “What we need is some certainty from the new government that housing remains a priority with the rental market playing a central role. For example, …

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The Slow Death of the Buying Agent !

Buyers agents - those who broker property on behalf of buyers rather than sellers are quickly dwindling.  “In 2014 we were working with 320 buying agents — now the number is down to 150,” said Charles McDowell, who runs a prime London estate agency. “The network is getting ever smaller.” …

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Camerons Housing Legacy

"Housing is the first of the social services,” said the manifesto.  The incoming government pledged to build 300,000 council homes a year and to make that target “second only to national defence”. This was the Conservatives in 1951 – and they kept their word achieving the target in December 1953, …

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Decline in UK Housebuilding.

A fall in housebuilding ahead of the EU referendum has halted construction sector in May as firms mothballed projects and delayed new work. Housing construction fell 3.2% during the month the biggest drop since February 2014. The UK’s biggest housebuilder, Barratt, said it could reduce the rate at which it builds …

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Heavy Investment in Property from Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Sovereign wealth funds are piling into property at an unprecedented pace in a bid to improve performance as the world’s largest investors grapple with low interest rates. State-backed investment vehicles, which are used by countries either to save for a rainy day or to provide money for future generations  

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Cost of Renting a One Bedroom Apartment Greatly Increases.

The cost of renting a one-bedroom property in the UK has risen to almost half of the average young worker’s pay, while those living in London are typically paying over 57% of their monthly wages. The average cost of a new tenancy on a one-bedroom home hit £746 a month …

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Will Brexit bring UK property doom or years of future boom?

The Effect of the European Referendum on the UK Property Market.   www.4qtrs.com Article Financial Times. 

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Developers taking Outdoor Space more seriously!

  Gardens – whether private or communal, small estates or balconies – have never been more important to British homeowners and tenants in search of relief from their increasingly busy lives. Now, after decades of developers squeezing more and more units on to small parcels of land, the message seems …

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Stamp Duty Effects House Price Inflation

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/jun/01/house-price-inflation-slows-stamp-duty-increase

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