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About Us
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    Hanover

    Hanover - purveyors of exquisite properties for sale and to rent in London's most coveted locations. Our boutique agency is devoted to matching clients with the city's most distinctive and exclusive homes. We specialise in St John's Wood, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Belgravia - statement addresses for those determined to exploit London for all its cultural and social riches.

    Our team, led by  Alex Bourne, Richard Douglas and Jason Goldstone would be delighted to arrange a discreet, no-obligation market appraisal for owners wishing to sell or let a property.
    Bringing professionalism and passion to property

    Our hand picked team offer a tailor-made service that has a loyal client base both in London and across the globe. Envied for our impeccable property portfolio and respected for our attention to detail, we are the 'go to' agent for discerning buyers, sellers, tenants and investors.

    While our passion for property is natural and ensures a first-class service, we back up our proposition with membership to the National Association of Estate Agents, the Association of Residential Letting Agents and The Property Ombudsman.

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Letting Your Property
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    Letting a property - the pivotal points
    There is a great buzz around the London letting market and many landlords look to the capital for the returns and long-term appreciation prospects. Whether you're a buy-to-let novice or a professional investor, it's worth remembering the milestone events that constitute letting a property.
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    To let or not to let
    If you are not renting out a property you already own, we strongly recommend professional advice when selecting a house or flat that will attract tenants and deliver the best short and long-term returns.
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    Best in show
    The most successful journeys into buy-to-let start with a responsible letting agent. Of paramount importance is selecting an agent, such as Hanover, registered with ARLA (the Association of Regulated Letting Agents).

    All ARLA members are fully qualified professionals who must follow a strict code of conduct, thus ensuring both the landlord and tenant are protected, and that legislation is followed - health and safety, and financial requirements.

    Landlords should also look for an agent who has a reputation of attracting the highest calibre tenants in an area in which the property is located. A good letting agent will also negotiate when a landlord wishes to raise the rent and will mediate should a dispute arise.

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    Creating a good impression

    Tenants expect a well presented property just as much as buyers do, so take time to ensure the standard is exacting both inside and out. Keep rooms fresh and neutrally decorated, bathrooms and kitchens should be pristine.

    Outside space can really sell a rental property, so spend some time adding colourful pots to terraces, ensure any lawns are mowed and remove weeds. Although a professional inventory will document the condition of the property, landlords can take their own photographs so they can remember how the property was offered to the tenant.

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    Hot list of prime properties

    Reaching the widest possible group of prospective tenants will ensure a property is occupied quickly, at the best price and without a void period. As one of London's leading letting agents we are in the fortunate position of holding a list of tenants looking for a suitable property.

    If we cannot match your property with a tenant immediately, we will undertake a broad range of marketing activities both on and offline. A detailed floor plan, irresistible images and engaging particulars will form part of this package. Thanks to a long established relationship with relocation agents, corporate clients, embassies and other professional institutions we will also enlist them to help secure the best tenant for your property.

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    We ask the right questions
    There is no shortage of tenants looking for prime london property to rent, but finding the most reliable, trustworthy occupants can be a minefield. Hanover will ask the pertinent questions of all tenants - have they ever rented a property in the UK before, when do they want to move in, who will be living in the property, if they require furniture or not and for how long they intend to rent. These questions will be in addition to our comprehensive professional referencing.
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    Leave the legals to us

    Involving a professional letting agent affiliated with ARLA will ensure your property is let in a legally compliant fashion. Our job is to protect the tenant as well as the landlord and in that line of duty, we ensure that the many regulations and laws surrounding a rental property are met. In addition to the below, Hanover also recommends an Electrical Safety Certificate to offer further protection. Mandatory requirements include:

    • An annual gas safety certificate
    • An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
    • Correct adherence to fire regulations
    • Electrical PAT testing available upon request
    • Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (a legal requirements as of October 2015)
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    The tenancy agreement

    A let can only start with a signed tenancy agreement and its contents will govern how the tenancy is run and what may happen if either party fails to meet their obligations. As standard, a tenancy agreement will detail: the names of all people involved, the agreed rental price and how and when it's paid, how and when the rent will be reviewed, the deposit amount and how it will be protected, the property address, the start and end date of the tenancy, and tenant or landlord-specific requirements and responsibilities, such as who will pay the insurance, service charge, bills etc.

    As Hanover offers a completely bespoke service to landlords, we can alter our standard agreement to suit each individual let. Ask to include details on deposits, ending a rental agreement early and who is responsible for minor repairs.

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    Protecting a tenant's deposit
    Every Assured Shorthold Tenancy security deposit must legally be held in a government-authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme. Although we endeavour to run every managed let as smoothly as possible, disputes do occasionally arise. The specific protection schemes which has been chosen can impartially mediate between the tenant and a landlord so a fair conclusion is reached. The conditions set out in the tenancy agreement together with the inventory and check-out report will help govern any deposit recovery disputes.
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    Buy-to-let finances and tax implications

    Although Hanover can give you a general steer on buy-to-let financial matters, we recommend instructing a professional accountant to create a tax and financing strategy for your investment property.

    When budgeting, many landlords overlook the necessity for specialist landlords' insurance, which covers the building and sometimes aspects of liability and contents. Rental income insurance can also be arranged.

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    Taking care of your property

    While the tenant is expected to take care of the property and attend to small matters of DIY and 'running repairs', a landlord is responsible for the structure of the property, heating and hot water systems, basins, sinks, baths, sanitary fittings and other fixed features. A landlord must give a tenant 24 hours notice before entering the property unless is it an emergency, such as a flood or fire.

    Hanover will carefully craft a tenancy agreement that sets out the maintenance and repair responsibilities of both the landlord and the tenant. We recommend regular, scheduled property inspections to detect unreported damage or repair issues before they escalate.

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    The end of a tenancy

    When the tenancy period is over, a tenant will either vacate the property or ask to remain. Hanover would be delighted to negotiate a new tenancy agreement on your behalf, taking in any rental increases, should the landlord desire.

    If the tenant is vacating, we swiftly conclude the check-out process, providing support and advice should a deposit dispute arise. We will do our best to find a new tenant for the property as quickly as possible, turning to our extensive database of registered applicants first.

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Meet Our Team
  • Introduction

    At Hanover Residential, we feel that our people are our most important asset.

    As the face of our business, our long-standing, mature team are valued for their experience as agents and as people; each carefully selected for their professionalism, their integrity and their knowledge of the market and the local area.

    Reassuringly, our programme of reward and careful recruitment mean our staff stay with us, often long enough that a buyer of a home will sell through the same staff member some years later. In a transient industry, the stability and maturity of our staff often make the difference to our clients during what can be a testing and stressful process.

    Significantly, all our members of staff, including all Directors, are based in our West End and St Johns Wood offices, meaning key decisions are made in-house and with minimal delay.

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    Alex Bourne
    Director
    Alex@hanover-residential.com
    0207 486 9665
    07786 262 395
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    Richard Douglas
    Director
    richard@hanover-residential.com
    0207 486 9665
    07598 231 985
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    Katy Bower
    Residential Lettings
    Katy@hanover-residential.com
    0207 486 9665
    07715 638 391
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

    Our Branch

    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    65 Weymouth Street, London,
    W1G 8NU

    Telephone us

    Buying: 020 8012 5844  Local call rate
    Letting: 020 8012 5848  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Hanover, West End. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Hanover, West End. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Hanover, West End. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Hanover, West End on 02074 869665.


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    About us
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      Hanover 

      Hanover - purveyors of exquisite properties for sale and to rent in London's most coveted locations. Our boutique agency is devoted to matching clients with the city's most distinctive and exclusive homes. We specialise in St John's Wood, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Hyde Park, Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Belgravia - statement addresses for those determined to exploit London for all its cultural and social riches.

      Our team, led by Alex Bourne, Richard Douglas and Jason Goldstone, would be delighted to arrange a discreet, no-obligation market appraisal for owners wishing to sell or let a property.

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      Bringing professionalism and passion to property

      Our hand picked team offer a tailor-made service that has a loyal client base both in London and across the globe. Envied for our impeccable property portfolio and respected for our attention to detail, we are the 'go to' agent for discerning buyers, sellers, tenants and investors.

      While our passion for property is natural and ensures a first-class service, we back up our proposition with membership to the National Association of Estate Agents, the Association of Residential Letting Agents and The Property Ombudsman.

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      Professional Approach to selling your Home

      Our focus is to provide the highest levels of service, to ensure that every transaction is trouble-free, efficient, and deliver the best possible results for each client.

      For this reason we pay careful attention to each element of the sales process and maintain regular communication with our clients, and between all other parties.

      We are able to draw on an extensive database of local, national and international prospective purchasers.

      We email all registered buyers with notification of all new properties as soon as they come to the market. We accompany viewings whenever possible, giving clients any feedback and our expert negotiating skills play a key part to help ensure we achieve the best possible price.

      At Hanover Residential everything we do is designed to help you achieve a successful outcome.

      Discreet Marketing Service

      We also offer a discreet marketing service designed exclusively for sellers who would rather keep their property matters private. Hanover Residential has access to serious buyers who are ready, willing and able to perform, without letting anybody else know about it.

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      Acquiring your new London property
      Buying a property for sale in London is one of the most exciting decisions anyone can make. The city has world class homes befitting its world class status, and many of the most exquisite properties are sold through Hanover. Let our passion for property and unrivalled local knowledge match you with your new London residence.
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      Our guide to buying a property in London

      Some of the best homes for sale in Central London and the West End never make it to the open market, as negotiations take place between buyers on a waiting list and the acting estate agent. One of the best tips for buying property is to register with estate agents directly and not just the portals. Buyers registered with Hanover are assured first option on some of the capital's most coveted properties. We recommend making contact with us as soon as possible.

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      A gem of a property may already be waiting

      We will discuss your buying position, establish your budget and arrange a valuation of any London property you may have to sell. If your purchase is dependent on a mortgage offer, it is wise to have this agreed in principle before viewing any properties.

      With such a wealth of stunning properties in the areas we serve, it is helpful for us to know your ideal location, size of property and preference for architectural style. With this in mind, we begin our search; we may just have your dream home in our current portfolio.

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      Buying with a mortgage?

      If you are buying a property using a mortgage, a lender will want assurances that you can afford the repayments now and in the future, should economic conditions change.

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      Cash buyer?

      If you are buying a property with cash, we will require proof of funds either through your bank or a solicitor.

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      Don't forget additional fees

      The purchase price is not the only cost when buying a property. Factor in to your budget removal, stamp duty and legal fees.

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      The property search starts today

      With a highly respected name in the London property market, many vendors come to Hanover first when selling. We represent an exclusive portfolio of homes for sale in Marylebone, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, St John's Wood, Hampstead, Maida Vale and other prime neighbourhoods, with new listings coming online all the time. Once we have your property requirements, we can send you details of properties that meet your needs and satisfy your checklist.

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      Putting buyers in pole position

      Hanover uses its expert negotiating skills to reach a mutually acceptable offer. Discretion is at the heart of everything we do including negotiations. All offers are formalised in writing to the seller and once an offer has been agreed, a Memorandum of Sale will be issued to all parties involved, including solicitors.

      It's worth remembering the sale will be influenced by the buyers' circumstances, the timescale of the vendor, how the purchase is financed and if any items are included within the sale of the property.

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      Shedding light on the legals

      The solicitor will carry out necessary searches (local, environmental and ownership), review the contract and prepare any other vital paperwork. If financing with a mortgage, your lender may require a surveyor to confirm the property you are buying is structurally sound and worth the agreed price.

      There are three levels of survey to choose from, depending on how thorough you want the inspection of the property to be. Hanover will closely monitor this stage of buying a property to maintain momentum and keep the transaction on track.
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      It's all yours: exchange and completion

      Contracts will be exchanged once all the above is complete and both buyer and seller are satisfied. Your deposit will also be transferred to the seller's solicitor at this stage. There could be a serious financial and legal consequence should either party withdraw from the transaction after exchange has taken place. The moving date usually coincides with completion, when all monies - including any home loans - have cleared with the seller's solicitor. Only then will the keys be released by the agent to the new owner.

      Hanover has helped hundreds of people purchase London properties and we would be proud to assist you in your search for a new home. Browse our list of property for sale in London, or contact us today for buying advice.

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    • Introduction

      Meet Our Team

      At Hanover Residential, we feel that our people are our most important asset.

      As the face of our business, our long-standing, mature team are valued for their experience as agents and as people; each carefully selected for their professionalism, their integrity and their knowledge of the market and the local area.

      Reassuringly, our programme of reward and careful recruitment mean our staff stay with us, often long enough that a buyer of a home will sell through the same staff member some years later. In a transient industry, the stability and maturity of our staff often make the difference to our clients during what can be a testing and stressful process.

      Significantly, all our members of staff, including all Directors, are based in our West End and St Johns Wood offices, meaning key decisions are made in-house and with minimal delay.

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      Richard Douglas 
      Director
      richard@hanover-residential.com
      020 7486 9665
      07598 231 985 
    • Team Member

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      Alex Bourne
      Director 
      Alex@hanover-residential.com 
      020 7486 9665
      07786 262 395
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      Katarina Fields
      Residential Sales
      katarina@hanover-residential.com
      020 7486 9665
      07715 638 397
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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      65 Weymouth Street, London,
      W1G 8NU

      Telephone us

      Buying: 020 8012 5844  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 5848  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

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      Contact us

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Hanover, West End. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Hanover, West End. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Hanover, West End. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Hanover, West End on 02074 869665.


      Welcome to Hanover, West End

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      65 Weymouth Street, London,
      W1G 8NU

      Get in touch

      Buying: 020 8012 5844  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 5848  Local call rate
      Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Hanover, West End. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Hanover, West End. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Hanover, West End. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Hanover, West End on 02074 869665.


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