London & Home Counties Property Finder
Ranked one of the UK's best property buying agents
A quarter of London properties for sale above £1m are sold privately, off-market. Through our extensive network of contacts we access this significant area of the market.
It is often said that after death and divorce, moving home is the most stressful thing in life. We take care of the entire buying process from finding you a home, to liaising with estate agents, lawyers, surveyors, mortgage brokers & other 3rd parties.
The average London property purchase can take well over 100 hours. With Ludgrove often your only involvement will be the physical viewings which can be just a few hours.
MAKE THE RIGHT INVESTMENT
Our CEO has a background as a Real Estate Analyst and has significant experience assessing property as an investment. We also have wide access to comparable historic transactions in relation to your purchase and use these when we negotiate.
Although most of our business is the purchase of homes ready for immediate occupancy, for those clients who are willing to wait before moving in, we have privileged access to some excellent refurbishment and development opportunities. We can also arrange a turnkey development and interior design service if you require.
We offer additional property related services including architecture, interior design, property development, rental management, furniture removal, furniture hire and outsourced concierge. We also offer other services including hiring interpreters, school search consultancy, staff hiring and yacht charter. Some of these are offered in-house and others are provided by Ludgrove partners.
Many of our clients have high-profile careers, they crave privacy and want their purchase to remain away from the preying eyes of the media. We conduct our searches on a strictly private and confidential basis.
A complete property
Buying a property is often a time-consuming, stressful and costly process. The average London property purchase takes 75 hours and 25% of London properties priced above £1m are sold privately, off-market. A property is also not just a place to live but also a significant financial investment. As one of London’s leading property buyers we:
Advise you on your future home, the market and your investment.
Take the stress out of your property purchase by handling the entire acquisition process.
Endeavour to save you money on your purchase.
We listen to your aims, objectives and requirements and then use our network of contacts to find you the best property at the best price. On your behalf we research the market, pre-view multiple properties and then take you on a chauffeur driven tour of a select, short-list.
Once you are fully satisfied and have decided on a property, we negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best possible price and then liaise with all relevant parties such as estate agents, lawyers, surveyors, and mortgage brokers through to completion.
*Source: The Financial Times
For those looking for a property with potential, Ludgrove has privileged access to some excellent development opportunities throughout Prime Central London. Whether you are a prospective home-owner, developer, investor, corporate or family office we:
Source opportunities that meet your personal and financial objectives.
Carry out Due Diligence and produce a full Financial Assessment.
Arrange Development Finance.
Select and appoint architects, contractors, engineers, interior designers and other 3rd parties on your behalf.
Oversee the entire development.
Ludgrove also acts on behalf of large scale investors, corporates and family offices to bulk-buy property. Typically these investors are seeking to capitalise on the recent decline in capital values, the significant depreciation of Sterling, the current negative market sentiment as well as the distressed nature of some Developers. Ludgrove is a leader in this field and we:
Source and bulk-purchase properties from Developers.
Carry out Due Diligence and Financial Appraisal.
Arrange Property Finance.
Oversee the entire buying process.
Our CEO Fraser Slater has a background as a Real Estate Analyst, Fund Manager and Developer. As an Analyst Fraser was nominated by Institutional Investor as one of the UK's leading Analysts in 2005 and in 2008 his Fund WDB Capital outperformed its peer group by 52%, making it one of Europe's best performing Funds during the Financial Crisis . In the same year his Fund was nominated New Fund of the Year by EuroHedge.
Ludgrove has a strong emphasis on what we call "Buy-Side" research in a market where all the research is written by the "Sell-Side" (ie estate agencies) and this is one of the reasons we are ranked in the top 5% of UK Buying Agents.
On your behalf we can produce bespoke research on any aspect of the Prime Central London property market. To find out more please contact Ludgrove.
Ludgrove's Currency Exchange Service enables our clients to transact currency quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Key benefits include:
Our partnership with one of the World’s top ranked FX Brokers that enables us to achieve market leading rates and savings over Global Banks.
No charge (our fees are taken from the FX Broker).
Multiple payment and same day transfer facilities.
Fast, safe and secure payments.
Access to your own online account showing current positions and transaction history.
Benefit from Forward Contracts where today’s rate can be locked in to protect yourself from currency fluctuations. This is especially helpful for property transactions.
Ludgrove Currency Exchange Services are provided by Monex Europe Ltd (MEL). Monex Europe Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an Authorised Payment Institution (registered no. 463951). Registered as a Money Service Business with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (registered no. 122521430). Monex Europe Markets Ltd, is MEL’s sister company through which structured FX products are offered. Monex Europe Markets Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - firm reference number 596146. As a regulated Authorised Payment Institution, all client funds received by Monex in the settlement of transactions are safeguarded in segregated accounts. Monex Europe is a corporate member of SWIFT - SFXLGB2L. All payments are settled through Barclays Bank PLC in London. Monex Europe operates Payment Services Directive (PSD) compliant client trust accounts. Monex Europe is registered in England & Wales (Company Number No. 601426): 1 Bartholomew Lane, London, EC2N 2AX, Phone: +44 (0) 203 650 6300.
Fraser is the CEO and Founder of Ludgrove. With 25 years experience as a Real Estate Analyst, Fund Manager and Property Developer in Chelsea, Fraser started Ludgrove with an ambition to create London's leading property buying agency.
Fraser has a flair for spotting undiscovered property opportunities. This combined with his professionalism and expert negotiating skills honed on City trading floors, have won him the trust of some of the worlds' leading businessmen and entrepreneurs.
Besides property his passions include cricket, skiing, football, rugby and the stock market.
Fraser has lived in Prime Central London for over 20 years.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 889 2860
Isabella co-founded Ludgrove with her husband Fraser. With her background in interior design and Property Development in Chelsea, Isabella has a deep knowledge of the Prime Central London property market.
Isabella is highly personable and thrives on helping her clients establish a new home. She enjoys tennis, skiing, and cooking.
Isabella has lived in Prime Central London for over 20 years.
+44 (0) 207 889 2860
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
(top ranked City of London Real Estate Analyst)
"One of London's leading buying agents, run by a team with intimate knowledge of the market. They have quickly become one of the most reliable and informative commentators, so being on their mailing list confers many advantages.
Highly recommended to those ready to buy now, those considering their options and those seeking an impartial view at any time."
"Great service, very professional team.
I would recommend highly, they are very knowledgeable about the prime London housing market."
(Leading Prime Real Estate Agent)
"Having dealt with Fraser and Isabella for a number of years they always provide excellent insight in to both the Prime Central London and Surrey markets which is sure to prove invaluable to their clients."
"I have dealt with Fraser Slater on a professional basis over a number of years now and have always found him to be knowledgeable, transparent and, ultimately, successful.
I would not hesitate to recommend him and Ludgrove Property."