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At home in London
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    We pride ourselves in being one of the market leaders when it comes to understanding the London residential property market.

    With flagship offices in our Hoola and Vauxhall Sky Gardens developments in London, supported by our offices in Asia, we offer a premium service to our UK and overseas customers.

    We have a unique and unrivalled end-to-end offer for both overseas buyers and local landlords, designed to maximise their returns and minimise their risks. The process begins with the initial purchase and a pre-completion service, moving through to lettings facility and tenancy management, and finally to resale and exit.

    Not only do we let and manage the properties, we believe in building long-term relationships with our clients and advise them when it is best to multiply an investment or, indeed, best to divest.

    • Proven track record in buying, letting and management of London properties to domestic and international investors
    • Strong & reliable expertise with transparency at the core of every transaction
    • We believe that compliance is paramount
    • Assured returns on investment because of innovative approach
    • Significant value addition - for investors, landlords and tenants
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    View and tour properties from your home
    When it comes to BUYING, SELLING or LETTING, Strawberry Star has a team of experienced staff ready to discuss your needs.

    Contact us today to book an online appointment for a free a tour of a property or a market appraisal.

    • Free professional photography and floor plan
    • Expert advice on new homes and buy-to-let
    • Industry leading customer service
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Information for Landlords
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    Letting a property in a dynamic real estate market like London can be tricky.

    Once you decide to let your property, the first decision you should make is selecting the estate agency to let and manage your property.

    As your official lettings and property management agent, we will endeavour to:

    · Attain the best possible rental return

    · Provide the lowest possible void periods

    · Secure the longest possible tenancies, taking into consideration your requirements;

    · Provide professional & fully referenced tenants

    · Use referenced, established, tried and tested and insured tradesmen for works on your property

    Market Appraisal

    We will advise you on the rent you should charge based on comparable properties in the area, based on location and condition of the property.

    Make your Property Safe

    Renting a property carries obligations for the landlord and we will take care of them end-to-end when instructed for our full letting & management service, including but not exhaustive.

    Electrical regulations - the property's electrical system (including sockets and light fittings) and all appliances supplied must conform to safety requirements. A periodic assessment by a qualified professional is highly recommended.

    Gas regulations - all gas equipment must be safely installed and maintained by a registered Gas Safe engineer and reviewed on an annual basis. A current gas safety check report must be supplied to new tenants prior to check-in and, in the event the safety record is renewed during the tenancy, it must be presented to the tenants within 28 days of the renewal date.

    Fire safety - all furniture must comply with current fire safety regulations and, all properties must have smoke detectors installed on each level of the property.

    Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) - an EPC is a legal requirement for letting a property and must be renewed every 10 years

    Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) - tenant's deposit of all Assured Shorthold Tenancies must be registered with an approved deposit protection scheme. The deposit will be held with them until the end of the tenancy. For managed properties, we will deal with all aspects of the deposit protection scheme on the landlord's and tenant's behalf. We use the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) to safely hold the deposit funds and provide a fair service to both landlords and tenants for deposit returns and any necessary retentions.

    Income Tax - landlords are liable to pay tax on rental income, with different legislation applying to UK and overseas-based residents. Familiarise yourself with the legislation (see www.hmrc.gov.uk/index.htm for further details).

    Insurance - in many cases, standard buildings and contents insurance will not cover your property if it is rented out. You should check with your insurance provider(s) and if necessary amend your policies or take new ones. Policies specifically designed for landlords will typically include Public Liability Insurance to ensure cover against damages caused to 3rd parties on the property.

    Mortgage - The terms of your mortgage may preclude you from letting your property. You should confirm with your mortgage lender and if necessary renegotiate the terms of your loan.

    Leasehold - Whilst unlikely, your lease may stipulate that your property cannot be rented out. We suggest you seek permission from your freeholder before putting your property on the market for lettings.

    Inventory

    Before your tenant moves in, we will instruct a professionally qualified third-party inventory company to prepare a thorough inventory of the property. This report documents what is in the property. This report is used as a reference when the tenant checks-in and moves out.

    Rental Payments

    Rental payments are typically made on or by a specified date each month and can either be paid directly to your bank account or collected on your behalf by us as your authorised agent. If we rent collect on your behalf we will provide you with a detailed statement of any fees, expenses or taxes deducted. We will also chase any rent arrears on your behalf.

    Contract Renewal

    As the termination date of the initial contract approaches, you will need to decide whether to renew or terminate it. If you choose to renew, you must secure the agreement of the tenant for any changes or additions to the contract, including any rental increases. If a renewal is not agreed, then the required notice must be served, after which the contract is terminated, the tenant vacates and the deposit (less any deductions as mediated by the DPS) returned to the tenant. If we manage the property we will undertake the entire process on your behalf.

    Property Inspections

    For managed properties, we will periodically visit your property to make sure that it is being adequately cared for by the tenants. We will provide you with a detailed report after our visit including any maintenance recommendations.

    Maintenance

    Reasonable wear and tear to a rented property is inevitable and it is the landlord's responsibility to bring the property back to a suitable condition for new tenants.

    Marketing

    The process of marketing your property for letting begins with advertising it. We will take care

    of all the photography, floorplans and descriptions required to market your property correctly. In addition to listing your property on primary portals within the key rental markets in London, we communicate all new instructions to our global database of dedicated clients, developed across years of successful transactions.

    Viewings

    As your agent, we accompany all applicants on viewings, during and outside of office hours, during the week and on weekends. We give you thorough

    feedback after every viewing to help identify and advise on potential barriers to a rent.
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Tenant Information
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    Permitted Payments

    As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments.


    Before the tenancy starts (payable to Strawberry Star 'the Agent')

    Holding Deposit: 1 week's rent

    Deposit: 5 weeks' rent (or 6 weeks' rent if annual rent exceeds £50,000.00)

    During the tenancy (payable to the Agent):

    Payment of up to £50.00 inc VAT if you want to change the tenancy agreement

    Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above Bank of England base rate

    Payment of up to £50.00 for the reasonably incurred costs for the loss of keys/security devices

    Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy


    During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable

    Utilities - gas, electricity, water, heating/hot water

    Communications - telephone and broadband

    Installation of cable/satellite

    Subscription to cable/satellite supplier

    Television licence

    Council Tax


    Other permitted payments

    Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages.


    Tenant protection

    Strawberry Star is a member of ARLA Propertymark CMP Scheme which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of TPOS, which is a redress scheme. You can find out more details on the agent's website or by contacting the agent directly.

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Meet Our Team
  • Introduction

    Your London property experts
    A lettings team with stellar reviews from both tenants and landlords, providing a straightforward and competitive service with fast turnaround times in vetting and letting to professional tenants and reacting quickly to any property maintenance requirements.
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    Victoria Fisher
    Lettings Manager 
    T: +44 203 072 0040 
    E: Victoria.Fisher@strawberrystar.com
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    Tanzila Arefin
    Property Manager 
    T: +44 203 072 0040  
    E:  tanzila@strawberrystar.com
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    What our clients say...
    • Introduction

      Respect. Trust. Service.
      Letting or renting a home can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Finding a tenant you can trust with your property and finding a responsive landlord can be difficult. There is more to successful letting and renting, our team has a wealth of experience helping people find their dream home or the right tenant. Like you, they have lived in different places and properties and understand the nuances of the London property market very well. They know where the pain points on the journey will be, and they will be laser-focused on giving you the best possible experience.

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Everybody at Strawberry Star was friendly and helpful. With their help I managed to rent a new apartment and the whole process was smooth and didn't take long at all.
      - Marek Trefney
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Great experience. The team were friendly, knowledgeable and always on hand to answer any questions we had. I would recommend using their services.
      - Jesse Allen
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Strawberry Star, SW8. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Strawberry Star, SW8. 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 Strawberry Star, SW8. 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 Strawberry Star, SW8 on 0203 072 0040.


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    At home in London
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      We pride ourselves in being one of the market leaders when it comes to understanding the London residential property market.

      With flagship offices in our Hoola and Vauxhall Sky Gardens developments in London, supported by our offices in Asia, we offer a premium service to our UK and overseas customers.

      We have a unique and unrivalled end-to-end offer for both overseas buyers and local landlords, designed to maximise their returns and minimise their risks. The process begins with the initial purchase and a pre-completion service, moving through to lettings facility and tenancy management, and finally to resale and exit.

      Not only do we let and manage the properties, we believe in building long-term relationships with our clients and advise them when it is best to multiply an investment or, indeed, best to divest.

      • Proven track record in buying, letting and management of London properties to domestic and international investors
      • Strong & reliable expertise with transparency at the core of every transaction
      • We believe that compliance is paramount
      • Assured returns on investment because of innovative approach
      • Significant value addition - for investors, landlords and tenants

    • paragraph

      View and tour properties from your home
      When it comes to BUYING, SELLING or LETTING, Strawberry Star has a team of experienced staff ready to discuss your needs.

      Contact us today to book an online appointment for a free a tour of a property or a market appraisal.

      • Free professional photography and floor plan
      • Expert advice on new homes and buy-to-let
      • Industry leading customer service
    Contact us

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    Selling with Strawberry Star
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      Our teams of sales professionals ensure that your property is exposed to a wide range of interested buyers. We cover pre-sales, site sales, exhibitions, overseas sales and bulk sales; with all areas covered, you can rest assured that our experienced sales teams will make sure you get a high ROI incredibly quickly.

      We're a reputed agency with a stellar track record of sales, often at record-breaking prices, and bring the delicate touch to all aspects of our sales, resulting in highly engaged buyers and rapid transactions.

      With offices in London & Asia, we connect with potential buyers at a more personal level. You can be confident in our abilities to sell fast with a high ROI.

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    Buying with Strawberry Star
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      We can assist you in your property search and purchase, in any location in London and it's surrounds. As a reputed agency with a stellar track record, we make the buying process an easy and straight forward experience.

      Buy-to-Let & Owner-Occupied property

      A Buy-to-Let (BTL) is purchased specifically to rent for profit while Owner-Occupied property is to live in.

      BTL property is one of the leading asset classes in which to profit from both rental yields (if rent is superior to mortgage repayments) and capital growth.

      Financing a Property - The Mortgage

      Borrowing limit is based on assessed rental income of the property rather than the salary of the mortgagee (residential mortgage)


      Interest rates for BTL mortgages are always higher than standard residential mortgages and terms are:

      Rental income needs to be 125% of the mortgage repayments
      Deposit likely to be more than 25% of the property value versus minimum 10% for
      Residential mortgage
      Minimum annual salary in addition to the rental income
      Basic mortgage for owner-occupied homes:
      Repayment method (must be repaid at the end of the "term")
      Type of interest rate (variable rate or a fixed rate)
      Fees & charges (Different mortgages come with different fees & charges)
      Mortgage term (traditional term is 25 years, but up to 40 years permissible)
      Shared ownership/shared equity mortgages (part-buy the home; remainder is owned by a housing association or developer)

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    Meet Our Team
    • Introduction

      Your London property experts
      We're a proactive team of property experts committed to providing the right guidance to you when buying, selling, or just wondering what your property is worth. We work with trust, believe in quality, and keeping things simple and straightforward.
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      Jonathan Roberts NAEA
      Associate Sales Director | Strawberry Star 
      T: +44 (0) 203 072 0040
      E: jonathan@strawberrystar.com
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      Stephanie Reynolds NAEA  
      Senior Sales Negotiator | Strawberry Star
      T: +44 (0)203 072 0040 
      E: stephanie@strawberrystar.com
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      Giulio Pelosio
      Sales Negotiator | Strawberry Star
      T: +44 (0)203 072 0040 
      E: giulio@strawberrystar.com
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      What our customers say...
      • Introduction

        Respect. Trust. Service.
        Selling and buying a home can be exciting and stressful at the same time. A sale can fall through, there are multiple parties involved, and a home is not just one of your biggest investments, it's an album of moments with family and friends.

        Our team has a wealth of experience helping people find their dream home or the right buyer. Like you, they have lived in different places and properties and understand the nuances of the London property market very well. They know where the pain points on the journey will be, and they will be laser-focused on giving you the best possible experience.

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        This is the first time I bought a flat in London. With the professional guidance and prompt assistance of Strawberry Star, it makes everything so smooth and easy. From managing the flat, referencing tenants to furnishing, they are very helpful and trustworthy indeed.
        - Karen Ip
      • Buyer Testimonial

        Everybody at Strawberry Star was friendly and helpful. With their help I managed to rent a new apartment and the whole process was smooth and didn't take long at all. 
        - Marek Trefny
      • Buyer Testimonial

        Great experience. The team were friendly, knowledgeable and always on hand to answer any questions we had. I would recommend using their services.
        - Jesse Allen
      • Buyer Testimonial

        All the staff at Strawberry Star were amazing, especially Holly Homan who was really friendly, and helpful. Really enjoyed the whole experience over the last 12 month, highly recommend.
        - Antony Gurden
      • Buyer Testimonial

        We met with Hugo who was extremely polite and helpful. We found him to be attentive to our needs, he has found us some very interesting properties and we are very grateful for his effort and time. We both wanted to recommend him to any future clients. Keep up the good work Hugo.
        - Tom Barnes
      • Buyer Testimonial

        Me and my boyfriend have worked with Jack Singh throughout the entire renting process and his service was outstanding. He really goes the extra mile to ensure that both the tenants and the landlord are happy. I thoroughly recommend his service to anyone looking to rent at the Hoopla building
        - Lora Garkova
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Strawberry Star, SW8. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Strawberry Star, SW8. 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 Strawberry Star, SW8. 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 Strawberry Star, SW8 on 0203 072 0040.


      Welcome to Strawberry Star, SW8

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      157 - 159
      Wandsworth Road
      London
      SW8 2LY

      Get in touch

      Buying: 020 3858 3044  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 3858 3045  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Strawberry Star, SW8. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Strawberry Star, SW8. 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 Strawberry Star, SW8. 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 Strawberry Star, SW8 on 0203 072 0040.