Landlord Property Acquisition Service

Julie Matthews, our Head of Landlord Acquisition, works on behalf of existing and new Landlords, both nationally and internationally based. With her expertise and dedication, she helps them either expand their current property investment portfolio or get into the buy to let market for the very first time.

Our popular Buy-to-Let acquisition service offers our clients an opportunity to discuss objectives and budget. Then Julie and our team will source you the right investment property to meet your needs.

Our Service

We offer a full beginning-to-end service, see the steps below for more information:

Step 1: Understanding your requirements

Through an initial consultation, either in person, online or by phone, Julie will work to understand what you’re looking. We take great care to understand what you need from a property, whether it be a home or investment. If you do not know where to buy or what sort of property your budget will yield in different areas, we can help you shape your brief.

Step 2: The search process

Once we have entirely understood your requirements, we start the extensive search –registering with agents, developers and individual companies and previewing potential properties for consideration. We’ll then prepare an individual ‘shortlist’ report. The report will include:

  • several investment options
  • the level of investment required
  • any refurbishment needs and accompanying quotes
  • anticipated rental per month, gross and net yields and capital appreciation

Julie can take you to see any potential units that have been shortlisted. Usually, this can be consolidated into a single morning or afternoon (depending on the number of properties under consideration). Alternatively, we can undertake the viewings on your behalf taking videos, checking condition/location/neighbours etc. and feed this back to you.

Step 3: Negotiating the purchase

Once you’ve identified your ideal property, Julie will act on your behalf to offer and negotiate to secure it. She has an excellent track record of successfully negotiating savings from asking prices. Our client’s bids are often favoured as selling agents and vendors have greater confidence that the deal will conclude successfully.

Step 4: Managing the purchase progression

Julie can act as the first point of contact for you during the conveyancing process. Being actively involved while surveys, contracts and queries are being dealt with between solicitors is often crucial to ensure the purchase is being progressed quickly and efficiently.

What this means for you

When you’re investing money into a Buy-to-Let property you want to know your chosen agency will do everything they can to make the process straightforward. You also want to know that they’re working on your behalf to get you the best value for your money.

We save you time

Searching for a property is very time consuming and can often result in failed attempts to secure the right investment. With Julie’s in-depth market knowledge, she can quickly ensure you receive considerations offering a real opportunity to increase value in your portfolio (in yield and/or capital appreciation).

We filter out properties that don’t meet your requirements (and personally view every shortlisted prospect property) ensuring you don’t waste your time considering properties that will not work for you.

We save you money

We give you sound research-based advice on values to guide you as best as possible as to the right property for the right price in what can be a fast-changing market. Interestingly, buyers are often considered more seriously by selling agents when a buyer has appointed a search agent to represent them – especially in the case of overseas investors.

We offer unrivalled access

Through our relationships with estate agents, developers and individual portfolio owners, we can present properties to you that you would not have otherwise seen.

We offer a stress-free process

Our property lettings and management team can then handle everything else that is required to get your property let and, of course, to look after your investment while tenanted—thereby offering you a seamless service from start to finish.

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What our customers think

  • Joanne McCarthy

    What can I say?! Samuel Estates sold my house, fuss free, in a pandemic!

    As an estate agent of 15 years I can have overly fussy, high standards but Paul and team dealt with what could have been a total nightmare swiftly and got it over the line. Highly recommend. Thank you all so much for making it so easy. Happy Christmas!!! Jo.

  • Dani Villanueva

    We are happy to have dealt with this company. Our agent was always very friendly, attentive, professional and efficient. This helped make the move as smooth as possible.

  • Mary Cooke

    I rarely submit a review but my recent experience with Samuel Estates compelled me to make an exception. I have contracted with Samuel Estate for some 20 years now on a tenant find basis for my rental properties and have never been disappointed. The process is fully managed to sourcing new tenants, arranging agreements and vetting potential tenants. Each member of the team strives to understand your requirements in an honest and professional manner. Utmost to the fore is their communication, accessibility and support resulting in the placing of exceptional tenants for me over these years.
    Recently as a result of the pandemic, we decided to relocate and our obvious choice was Samuel Estate to handle the sale of our home. An extremely stressful time considering that we were also moving abroad. The initial advice given was let the professionals do their job and advice well given as we secured a quick sale which would not have been possible without Paul Ahern. Everything went smoothly from the outset including a high standard of brochure/website photographs, showings and feedback. Once the sale was agreed Paul’s efforts did not cease and managed the full process, liaising with solicitors and buyers to the final steps needed to complete.
    Thank you Paul and your amazing team for your care, concern, support and efficiency.

  • Ross Reid

    We were very pleased with Yohana as our Property Manager who was prompt and professional in dealing with any queries or issues as tenants we had during our tenancy and in corresponding with the Landlord.

  • Zenon Zeniou

    Samuel Estate was perhaps the best experience I had in the last 10 years with an agency. They were very helpful throughout our tenancy and very prompt in dealing with our enquiries.I would choose this agency again!

  • Adam

    We have been clients of Samuel Estaes for over 10 years now, they have always provided excellent advice followed up by good results.
    I highly recommend.

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    I have been letting my property through Samuel Estates for many years now. The team are professional, friendly and always make you feel like you are being properly looked after. Highly recommended!

  • Harriet Freer-Smith

    As a private Landlord I have instructed Samuel Estates over many years
    to let my flats in Clapham and Balham. I have always found them to be highly professional, fast to react and extremely helpful.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending Samuel Estates to other landlords.
    I would add that their virtual tour of the properties has been fantastic through covid and resulted in top rents being achieved.
    regards Chris Freer-Smith

  • Steve Humphrey

    I feel compelled to write a review for my lettings agent, Samuel Estates.
    I have been using Samuel Estates for over 16 years now, on a fully managed/ tenant find basis for my buy to let flats in London and I can honestly say they have never let me down.
    They are always friendly, honest, helpful, polite and highly professional in their lettings management business.
    They treat both myself and my tenants with respect and empathy and are very responsive whenever there is an issue to be dealt with.
    This approach leads to happy tenants, many of whom have been in my flats for years at a time.
    Samuel Estates vetting process in sourcing me new tenants whenever necessary is also excellent and in 16 or so years I've never been let down by any of my tenants.
    I cannot fault Samuel Estates for their honesty and professionalism and they always go the extra mile to help me.
    As a customer I feel valued and supported. Both of these things are so important in this day and age.
    Thank you Paul, Chi, Ryan, Stefano and the rest of the team for your care, concern, support and efficiency.

  • Robert Whitwam

    I've been with Samuel Estates for over 15 years now and I have nothing but high praise for them; as a non-resident landlord they have made the task of being a landlord incredibly easy! They are most professional, incredibly useful when called upon and generally just very pleasant to deal with. I can highly recommend them to anyone.

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45 Bedford Hill
London
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London
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432-434 Streatham High Rd
London
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