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Paul Bennett, Director

The Behr & Butchoff team here in St. John’s Wood noted the latest piece of Rightmove research with interest. The portal has found apartments are leading the way in the post-pandemic sales market. In fact, agreed apartment sales are now 10% above 2019, after being 11% down at the start of the year. The trend is strongest in London, where agreed sales of apartments are 23% higher now, when compared to March 2019.


What makes the perfect London apartment?

Apartment living in London is something to be enjoyed but there are a few extra perks that will make life in an apartment super special. When registering with Behr & Butchoff, ask for these apartment extras:-


Parking: finding somewhere to park in London can be a challenge but many apartment developments provide residents somewhere safe to leave their vehicle. Behr & Butchoff is marketing this three-bedroom property to rent in North Gate, NW8, available with off street parking along a sweeping carriage driveway.


Balcony: a balcony is the ultimate in low-maintenance outdoor style. While there’s no grass to mow or flowerbeds to weed, you can brighten up the space and even grow vegetables in colourful pots. Behr & Butchoff is renting this two-bedroom apartment in the Teseo development, NW2, complete with a spacious decked balcony with attractive recessed areas that provides shelter from the elements.


Views: apartment living gives home movers a totally new perspective of London and some of the best views the Behr & Butchoff team has experienced recently are from this 9th floor, two-bedroom apartment we are selling at Sherringham in St. John’s Wood. Take in the panorama tucked up inside, or step out onto the balcony and admire the cityscape.


Lift access: it’s always better to arrive in style rather than puffed out from several flights of stairs. That’s why lifts are so important to successful apartment living. At the brand new Marylebone Square apartment development in W1U are two glazed passenger lifts and even a separate goods lift for furniture and bulky items – ideal if you have designs on moving to this two-bedroom apartment for sale within this luxury scheme. 


Concierge: one of the most redeeming features of apartment block living is the presence of a concierge – as found at South Lodge in St. John’s Wood, where Behr & Butchoff is selling this four-bedroom apartment. Also known as a porter, there is something immensely reassuring about a concierge-manned front desk. Not only an asset when you are out or on holiday, taking in parcels and post, a concierge is a comforting buffer between London’s bustle and the sanctuary of your home.


Communal facilities: well-planned apartment developments frequently offer communal facilities and depending on the resident, they can offer a ready-made community or a place to relax away from the masses. This three-bedroom apartment for sale in NW8 – set in Imperial Court on the fringe of Regent’s Park – includes the use of a residents’-only gym. An alternative is this two-bedroom apartment to rent on Abbey Road, with exclusive-use of an indoor swimming pool.


If you have an apartment in London to sell or let, please contact Behr & Butchoff. We’d be happy to provide a no-obligation valuation and discover details on demand in your local home moving market.