In today’s fast-changing world, reimagining the way we construct and inhabit our buildings has never been more crucial. We take pride in leading the charge by embracing innovative construction techniques and sustainable design principles to craft homes that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. In this blog post, we invite you to explore the cutting-edge features that make our current development in London, NW2 a trailblazer in sustainable living.
A Lighter, Stronger Steel Superstructure
Every great building begins with its structural foundation. We went beyond conventional concrete frameworks by introducing a steel superstructure that is not only robust but significantly lighter. This ground breaking innovation not only reduces our ecological footprint but also enhances the building’s thermal efficiency, creating a more energy-efficient and comfortable living environment.
Enhanced Air Tightness Through Sealed Building Fabric
Achieving airtightness in our homes is a pivotal step towards curbing energy wastage. The building’s fabric is meticulously sealed to minimise air leakage, ensuring a consistent indoor climate year-round. This translates to decreased heating requirements, resulting in lower utility costs for our valued residents.
Optimal Insulation with Triple Glazed Windows
Windows often serve as a primary source of heat loss in buildings. To combat this issue, we’ve incorporated triple glazed windows that deliver superior insulation. This not only keeps your home cozy and energy-efficient but also reduces your carbon footprint.
Our dedication to redefining the way we build and inhabit our homes is unwavering. Our innovative approach to construction, sustainable design, and energy-efficient features not only reduces our environmental impact but also elevates our residents’ quality of life. With state-of-the-art solar panels, advanced ventilation systems, and a strong focus on low-carbon sustainable housing, we take pride in offering a forward-thinking, all-electric living experience that is both comfortable and cost-effective.
Join us in embracing a more sustainable future, where cutting-edge technology harmonises with eco-conscious living. Your home isn’t just a place to reside; it’s a testament to a brighter, greener tomorrow. Experience the future of sustainable living with us today.
In the dynamic real estate market of our bustling metropolis, it’s no surprise (or secret!) that leasehold apartments have become an increasingly popular choice for many homebuyers across London. We’re aware the concept of leasehold might be a little less familiar to some, especially first time buyers, so allow us to guide you through it! Here we’ll be taking a look at what leasehold apartments are, the benefits they bring, what makes them an attractive option and why they might be the right choice for you. So, let’s dive in.
1. Prime Location, Lower Costs
One of the biggest advantages of leasehold properties in London is the opportunity to own a home in prime, sought-after locations at a fraction of the cost of freehold properties. We’re all acutely aware that London’s property market is renowned for sporting high prices, however, leasehold apartments can offer an affordable entry point, allowing you the opportunity to live in areas that would otherwise prove financially unattainable.
2. Maintenance and Amenities
The prospect of maintenance and access to amenities can be a challenging prospect for homeowners; whereas leaseholds typically come with these as shared responsibilities, therefore lightening the load on individuals. Many developments, including our latest collection of apartments and townhouses in NW2, offer leisure gardens and communal areas for residents to enjoy. This ultimately equates to a more convenient and hassle-free living experience for all, as these services are taken care of by the property management company (in this case, it’s us!).
3. Long-Term Security
Another benefit is that by nature, leaseholds typically come with long lease terms, often extending for several decades or even centuries! Those at our newest development span 999 years, at a minimum! This means that you, as a property owner, have peace of mind around long-term security and can enjoy your property for many years. Additionally, lease extensions are often available, providing an opportunity to increase the lease term further (should you wish), ensuring your property remains a valuable asset.
4. Shared Responsibility
Property maintenance and repairs can be a daunting aspect, but again, with leaseholders, this function is usually shared between a number of homeowners and managed by the property developer. This shared cost spread amongst many can prove more manageable than the sole responsibility that maintaining a freehold property comprises. This collaborative approach also ensures that the property remains in good condition and thereby preserves its value over time.
5. Legal Protections
As standard, leasehold agreements in the UK include legal protections that help safeguard the interests of leaseholders. This includes regulations regarding service charges, ground rent, and the right to extend the lease; these protections ensure that leaseholders have a say in how their building is managed and shields them from unreasonable costs.
6. Investment Potential
This one is a substantial point to consider; it’s an excellent investment opportunity! As the value of property in London tends to appreciate over time, owning a leasehold apartment in a prime location can yield a significant return on investment if you decide to sell in the future. Additionally, leasehold apartments can be easier to rent out, providing a source of passive income. Our team at UPG are more than happy to let and manage your property portfolio on your behalf, so there’s even less for you to worry about!
7. Sense of Community
Many London developments with leasehold apartments foster a sense of community among residents. With shared facilities and communal spaces, they provide ample opportunity to get to know your neighbours and create a sense of belonging in your new home.
Ultimately, leasehold apartments offer an array of benefits that make them an attractive choice for both first-time buyers and seasoned property investors in London. From prime commuting locations to long-term security to shared amenities, this type of property agreement offers a unique living experience in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
It’s essential to do your research and carefully review the terms of a leasehold agreement, including service charges and ground rent, before making any decisions. It’s a big commitment after all! Consulting with a knowledgeable real estate agent or solicitor can help ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions of your leasehold purchase. If you’re unsure of where to start, we’re here to help! Our seasoned team can put you in touch with the right people throughout the buying process. So, if you’re seeking a cost-effective way to own a piece of London’s bustling real estate market with the many benefits outlined above, our leasehold apartments in NW2 might be the perfect choice for you. Offering you the chance to embrace a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live in this historic city, and invest in a leasehold property that aligns with your lifestyle and financial goals.
As home, remote and hybrid working arrangements become the standard for many professionals, extra space at home and outside is becoming an essential feature for new homeowners. Having a balcony in an apartment in London comes with many benefits, such as offering residents even more space for living, relaxing, working, dining and entertaining. Having extra outside space can also significantly add value when it comes to reselling. Scroll down for our favourite balcony tips!
At our latest development in NW2, we’ve designed apartments and townhouses with elevated terraces, private balconies and serene courtyards, many of which overlook the large communal gardens, landscaped with trees, planting and integrated lighting, making it a welcome oasis all year round.
Our balconies provide a private outdoor space where residents can enjoy fresh air, natural sunlight, and a connection to the outdoors without leaving the comfort of your home. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can face any direction. South-facing balconies and terraces generally get the most sun throughout the day. While east-facing balconies soak up the morning rays, west-facing balconies can provide the best skyline sunset views, but that’s not to say that a north-facing balcony can’t be enjoyed as much! It’s all about how you style your balcony. Here are some inspiring ways to turn your balcony into your favourite part of your home!
Styling Your Outdoor Space
Choosing Furniture To Go Outside
Style your balcony like you would a living room, only with outside furniture — whether that involves a table and chairs set, a swing seat, a big comfy couch, a sun lounger or an egg chair! Add outdoor rugs, floor pillows, and small outdoor coffee tables to accompany your large items of furniture to give it that homely feel. Watch your balcony transform into an idyllic spot where you can sip your morning coffee, enjoy a meal or have a glass of wine before bed.
And if you’re working from home on a laptop, simply add a weatherproof desk and chair (or a smart foldaway solution to maximise your hybrid home space), and you’ve got yourself a new workstation.
Remember to prepare for the cooler British weather by keeping some cushions and blankets close to the balcony or even house them in an outdoor storage unit – ideal for sipping hot chocolate under the stars.
Plants, plants, plants!
Having a balcony gives residents an opportunity to connect with nature, even in a bustling city like London. Give your balcony some life and keep potted plants, grow a small herb garden, or to go all out and create your own verdant oasis. To save space, adorn the walls or railings with hanging plants. If you have the floor space, place two or three different sized terracotta pots out on your balcony to make it feel rustic. Add a pop of colour with flowers, and experiment with scents and textures for a real sensory experience.
Taking The Party Outside
If you’re known among your friends for hosting wonderful evenings at your place, extend the open-plan entertainment by impressing guests with a fully-stocked outdoor bar! This doesn’t necessarily need to be something you have to spend a lot of money on; you can buy – or build your own – drop down bar. Add some nice glassware and you’re fully prepared for your next soirée. Extra touches, such as integrated balcony lighting, will keep the ambience just right as you watch the sun setting over the city.
Better For You, Better For The Environment
Improve Your Health & Wellbeing
Opening the wide balcony doors also allows for improved air circulation and natural light inside your apartment, especially during warmer months when the city heat can feel unbearable. Being able to step out onto a balcony and get fresh air can contribute to better mental health and a sense of wellbeing, particularly in urban environments with limited green spaces. And if you are really into your health and wellbeing, why not turn your outdoor space into a yoga studio and meditate while at one with nature? Alternatively, if you have enough space, pop a mat, some weights and equipment on your balcony to make your very own outdoor gym!
Save On Energy Bills & Reduce Carbon Emissions
Having a secure outdoor space can also provide a convenient and private area to hang laundry to dry, especially when there’s limited space inside the apartment. Drying your clothes on a balcony is a more energy-efficient option than using a tumble dryer which consume a substantial amount of electricity to operate and often damages garments. By utilising the natural heat and airflow on the balcony, you can reduce your energy consumption and save money in the long run. Drying laundry on the balcony also keeps the moisture outside, helping to maintain a healthier and more comfortable indoor environment.
Make The Gladstone Your New Home In NW2
Outdoor living is central to life at our recently completed development in London, NW2. If you’d like to find out more about our 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and townhouses with private balconies and communal gardens, simply get in touch.
We’re super excited to introduce you to our latest eco-friendly gem – a cool three-bedroom new show home at our latest development in NW2, right in the heart of Brent Cross Cricklewood. As the team behind Unique Property Group, we’re all about creating homes that are not only stunning but also kind to the environment. And we can’t wait to give you a sneak peek!
A Place Where Beauty Meets Green Living
Picture this: you step into a world where sustainable living meets unmatched luxury. It’s not just a home; it’s an experience designed to make your heart skip a beat. The moment you set foot into the ‘B’ EPC-rated new show home, you’ll know you’ve entered a realm of beauty, peace, and tranquility.
A Symphony of Light and Space: Interior Marvels
Get ready to be mesmerised by the generous glazing that ushers in natural light, gracefully dancing in every corner. The wood effect flooring underfoot elegantly enhances the sense of simplicity and sophistication. And let’s not forget the kitchen – a true work of art. The individually designed Magnet minimalist look kitchen confidently claims the spotlight. For instance, showcasing sleek lines and integrated appliances that seamlessly blend form and function. The contemporary black taps and striking matt graphite shade cabinets create a breathtaking contrast against the white marble effect quartz worktops, leaving you in awe.
Luxury Redefined: Bedrooms and Bathrooms
But hold on, we’re just getting started! As you explore further, you’ll find the three bedrooms bathed in the brilliance of full height glazing. The master bedroom even boasts a private balcony, perfect for soaking in the bliss of well-being. In addition, the bathrooms, just like the rest of the apartment, are a masterpiece. Bright grey wall tiles are paired with a stunning tiled floor, matt black taps, and edged shower screens. And who could forget the rain showers that sprinkle an extra touch of opulence?
Pioneering Sustainability: Our Eco Vision
Now, let’s delve into the core of sustainability – the pulsating heartbeat of this extraordinary project. The three-bedroom apartment functions entirely on electricity, effectively keeping carbon emissions in check and ensuring optimal energy efficiency. Moreover, boasting triple glazed windows and impeccably insulated walls, roof, and floors, this haven shields you from the elements, guaranteeing a snug winter and a refreshing summer. Venture to the sunlit rooftop, adorned with an array of solar panels that harness the sun’s energy to power the building seamlessly. And, let’s not forget about the game-changer: the Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) system. This system continuously blesses you with a pure, filtered air supply, leaving allergies and asthma miles away
Beyond Expectations: A Sustainable Lifestyle
But wait, there’s more! This unparalleled collection boasts four exquisite three-bedroom townhouses and a whopping fifty one-to-three bedroom apartments. Private courtyards, terraces that beckon you to unwind, bicycle storage, and even electric vehicle charging points – we’ve thought of it all. The outdoor spaces are no less than a paradise, featuring communal podium gardens, terraces that offer breathtaking views, and ample seating for those moments of relaxation and connection.
Location Perfection: Our Neighbourhood
And let’s not forget the location – Brent Cross and Cricklewood are on the brink of a £5bn transformation, poised to become the ultimate hub of life, leisure, and business. Our development is right at the heart of this urban renaissance, promising access to modernised shopping, enhanced infrastructure, new transportation options, and a vibrant community with green spaces, schools, shops, and eateries galore.
In the Creator’s Words: The Vision Behind Our New Show Home
Leigh Davies, one of the creative minds at The Property Presenters, sums it up beautifully: “We designed the new show home with the aim of creating a calming and tranquil space in a busy and vibrant area of London.”
Sonny Gowans, the visionary founder of Unique Property Group, sums it up perfectly. “We are delighted to be marketing the final apartments and townhouses through another fresh show home. This is a wonderful opportunity for buyers to experience the exceptional quality and attention to detail that is synonymous with our brand, values, and style, and we look forward to welcoming them.”
Your Invitation: Embark on a Journey of Luxury and Sustainability
Excited much? You should be! Starting at £400,000 for apartments with shared or private terraces, and £770,000 for family townhouses with private courtyards, we’re offering an exclusive ticket to sustainable luxury living.
Ready to Experience the new show home?
Ready to embark on this extraordinary journey? Book your exclusive viewing of the one-of-a-kind new show homes. Call us at 0203 633 4405 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The future of living is here, and it’s more exciting, sustainable, and luxurious than you ever imagined!
As a first-time investor, choosing the right property can be both exciting and overwhelming. At Unique Property Group, we are here to guide you building a property portfolio on your journey to becoming a successful investor. With our diverse portfolio of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom properties, including stylish apartments and charming townhouses designed by Caz Myers, you can expect a hassle-free investment experience backed by a guaranteed 7% rental yield. Let us guide you through the steps to make your investment dreams a reality!
Understanding Your Investment Goals
Before diving into the world of property investment, take a moment to define your financial goals. Are you looking for a stable source of passive income, long-term capital growth, or a blend of both? Understanding your investment objectives will help us tailor our offerings to suit your unique needs and aspirations.
Choose the Right Property Type
We offer an array of investment options to suit various preferences. If you seek a low-maintenance investment with high demand, our 1 and 2-bedroom apartments are ideal choices. For those envisioning a family-oriented investment, our 3-bedroom townhouses provide ample space and comfort. Regardless of your preference, each property is meticulously designed to attract tenants and optimize rental yield.
Benefit from a Guaranteed 7% Rental Yield
Investing in our recently completed development comes with the added advantage of a guaranteed 7% rental yield. Therefore you can confidently anticipate a steady stream of rental income, allowing your investment to work for you from day one. With our expertise in property management, we ensure seamless tenancy, minimising vacancies and maximising your returns.
Stress-Free Property Management
Additionally, as a first-time investor, navigating the complexities of property management can be daunting. With us by your side, you can rest assured that we will handle all aspects of property letting and management on your behalf. For instance, from finding reliable tenants to handling maintenance and ensuring legal compliance, our team of experts takes care of every detail, leaving you free to enjoy the fruits of your investment.
Embrace Long-Term Growth
Moreover, real estate investment is a journey, and we are committed to fostering long-term growth for our investors. Our properties are strategically located in high-demand areas, ensuring excellent capital appreciation potential over time. Additionally, we offer valuable insights and market trends to help you make informed decisions and navigate the ever-evolving real estate landscape.
Investing In NW2
In conclusion, if you’d like to discuss getting started on your property investment journey, let us be your trusted partner as you unlock the boundless opportunities of real estate investment! Simply leave us message through the registration form and take your first step towards financial prosperity, with our property portfolio guide.
The information in this post is general in nature and should not be considered personal or financial advice. You should always seek professional advice or assistance before making any financial decisions. Rental yields are based on 2023 data and may be subject to change. Full terms apply.