monica davis property

Bespoke Property Consultant

Profit from my experience!

Engaging a property consultant to conduct your property search saves you time, stress and money. I am a fully registered member of ARLA Propertymark and part of a recognised redress scheme, The Property Ombudsman. Therefore, I can provide you with the financial security and comfort of working with a professional Consultant who is informed and understands London property in the present market conditions. 

Purchasing property is a complex undertaking for financial, aesthetic, emotional and commercial reasons. I will see your house purchase through with the detailed small-print perfection that you would expect. 

I offer you a completely confidential and professional service where absolute discretion is assured.

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Prime Central London

Whilst location is crucial, it is equally important to have comprehensive background information about your prospective purchase so you can be assured that your final choice is right for you.

As well as meeting your specific requirements, I aim to ensure that you will have a sound and secure investment.

My focus is in Central London though I can cover any area, depending on the brief.

My comprehensive service covers all your property solutions.

 

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row

  • A Winning Strategy

    The first step is to meet and discuss your property requirements. Agreeing you want to use my services, a non-refundable retainer is paid. This will ultimately be deducted from the final success fees. I begin the search and together we view the short list of properties to create a precise idea of  your  preferences. The property you want to buy may be found immediately or it could take time depending on the market availability. Using all my contacts I work assiduously to find your ideal property so we can then make an offer!

    Using a Search Agent demonstrates that you are a serious Buyer!

     

     

  • Information is key

    I explain the search process and you decide on the aspects of a home that you would like, looking at the characteristics you want in a property to ensure that it suits your needs for the present and the future. We consider the location, size, potential of the property and esnure that you are paying the right price in the present market conditions. Being a cash buyer is an advantage, as there are lending limits set by the MMR (Market Mortgage Review). Once the right property is found, we will make an offer, "subject to contract". Conveyancing in England and Wales is conducted in a three-part process of pre-exchange, post-exchange and post-completion. This process allows both parties to organise their completion arrangements. During the pre-exchange, either party is free to pull out at any time. Therefore, it is important that the selling or the purchase process is monitored carefully in order to achieve a satisfactory conclusion for both parties.

     

  • Taking the Bull by the Horns

    Once your offer has been accepted I can manage the sales process for you to ensure that the purchase proceeds as quickly as it can towards an Exchange of Contracts. In England, the process of due diligence can be a protracted affair, so it is vital to ensure that everyone is asking the right questions in order to gather the correct information required. This involves liaising with the Estate Agent and the Solicitors. Your solicitor will require funds on account for the searches and a Management Pack, if required. This is only the case if the property is a flat with Managing Agents. Decide which is the right survey for the property as there are many choices as seen below:

    Level 1 RICS Condition Report which offers a brief description on the construction and condition of the building, services, grounds and significant outbuildings, with recommendations on areas your Solicitor should investigate, guarantees for works and rights of way. The least extensive of survey and the most concise The Condition Report is the least costly and aimed at conventional and newer homes in reasonable condition. 

    Level 2 The HomeBuyer Report which covers all of the Condition Report though it is more extensive and gives extra information on the property’s construction and condition, plus repairs and areas which require ongoing maintenance. This is suitable for a wider range of conventionally built homes, in reasonable condition. You can include or exclude a Market Valuation and insurance re-instatement figure within this report. Where these are included, advice is also given to factors, which may affect the value of the property. 

    Level 3 RICS Building Survey was formerly known as a Structural Survey and it is the most comprehensive survey as it goes into great detail providing additional advice, regarding the cause and remedy of defects and potential issues which could arise. More minor defects which are not included in the HomeBuyers Report are covered and advice to defects which may be present in areas hidden from view. We would recommend you select this option should your property be larger in size, older and run-down, of non-conventional construction (e.g. historic timber framed or stone built), or you plan to undertake extensive works. 

    Alternatively there is a Specific Defects Report, which is a professional report that describes, diagnoses and offers advice on a specific issue highlighted by you, such as cracking or damp. Depending on the property you are purchasing.

    Together we will decide on the best Survey and cover all aspects of the purchase procedure to ensure that the transaction reaches an exchange. Exchange of contracts is when the agreed terms are binding for both parties. 

     

  • Precise Finishing Moves

    Through a combination of commitment, drive and attention to detail, the exchange of contracts has taken place and the final success fees are due to Monica Davis Property. The completion date will have been set at the point of exchange and so the remaining funds to purchase the property will need to be transferred to your solicitor on that date. I will help prepare you through the final stages to ensure that you are ready to move into the property on the date of completion. This process will include the Deeds/Title Deeds, the legal documents containing information about the property. Instructing a survey to do a survey to check the physical condition of the property. Not to be confused with a Mortgage Valuation. The PIF is the Property Information Form, a standard form that is completed by the seller giving details about the property, which is legally binding on the seller. Contacting The Land Registry, a government department that holds the records of all property in the UK. Transfer Deed, the legal document that transfers the ownership of the property. Then finally, The Contract which is the legal document that confirms the sale/purchase of the property. Once completion has taken place, you can collect the keys.

     

     

     





     

     

     

A Comprehensive Range of Services

Prime Central London

Property Search

Finding a property that is just right is an arduous task and one needs to be astute, as property is very expensive. So you may decide to have professional advice and to help you ensure that the right choices are explored before that expensive property purchase. Every property search is unique and tailored to the precise needs of each person. Whether you require a home, a pied-a-terre, an investment or a rental, my experience and contacts enable me to source exceptional, prime properties. Allow ample time to find and complete on the ideal purchase. Look at all my other services, which may be useful to you and your new property. 

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Property Rental

No time to look to rent? Phone me and I will find you the perfect property to rent. Determination and speed combined with my street level expertise will secure your perfect rental property within the required time frame. This process is immediate and calls for prompt action. We agree on the area you want to live in and I will take into account all your requirements. There are many pitfalls when renting a property so having an expert with experience will offer you the security in knowing that you are renting the right property. I provide a complete property service right up to the transfer of all related information.

Property Lettings

Property Lettings

Sharing the lettings process with reliable high street agents who have a strong Internet presence guarantees a speedier and wider choice of potential tenants for your property. I will manage this process on your behalf. Negotiating the right contract is vital to ensure that your property remains tenanted without expensive rental voids. As well, I will prepare the property for your tenants according to ARLA Propertymark regulations. This incorporates all the certification required, including Gas Safe Certificates, PAT (portable appliance tests) and various other certificates required to ensure that your property is safe to let.

Property Management

Property Management

Monica Davis Property offers a Management and Concierge Service to manage your property. Whether you live in the property or not, all homes require attention and updating.  I can do all aspects of these property works for you. If you travel frequently or simply do not have the time to look after your asset, then speak to me about helping you to manage all aspects of your property. I work with a reliable emergency response team who are fairly priced and fully insured professionals. Experience has taught me to act quickly to resolve all property issues. I have many very happy customers!

Property Sales

Property Sales

Selling your house? Then call me first! I will liaise and manage the sale of your property at no extra cost. Together we will choose a suitable high street estate agent and I can conduct the negotiations on your behalf, discussing the process with you, each step of the way. I will help you to make the best financial decisions to capitalise on your asset. Once your property is under offer, I will then advise and help you to liaise with the solicitors and achieve a successful exchange of contracts and completion. Once you have exchanged, I can help you with your on-going property search.

Property Development

Property Development

As an experienced Project Manager, I discuss the best solutions for property and oversee all aspects of renovation. Using a selection of reliable and skilled architects, surveyors, lighting designers and contractors, you can be assured of a highly professional job. The "devil is in the detail" as I manage the delivery of your project from start to finish. I create a Buildings Schedule outlining specific works that need to be done, that way, the builder and the client have clear guidelines. I communicate the process every step of the way so you know what is going on at every stage. Importantly, I ensure that all relevant Certification for the works are obtained. Using my experience and expertise, I create spacious and practical layouts designed to ensure that the finish and style reflects what you want in your property. 

Why Monica Davis?

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Monica Davis Property provides a truly bespoke property service.

I pride myself on my high standards of operation, attention to detail and the focused personal service I offer. This is reflected in the way that my clients seamlessly use my other property services to update and manage their property.

An extensive network of contacts enables me to keep my finger on the pulse of the Central London property market, allowing me to source properties the moment they become available.

Having an eye for the exceptional, along with a great sense of style and creativity sets me apart from the competition. Examples of my projects are available on request.

I am a registered member of ARLA Propertymark and a fully regulated agent.

Testimonials

Satisfied Clientelle

  • Monica sourced my flat and then refurbished, decorated and furnished it. I simply arrived with my suitcase to a turn-key home. Monica now acts as my property concierge, dealing with any associated problems. A perfect arrangement and a veritable triumph for us both! 

    A written reference is available if required.

     

    Omar E – Retired businessman - Sloane Square - SW3

  • Buying or selling property in the UK is fraught with complications and Monica Davis cuts through it all to ensure a successful outcome. A process I simply didn't have the time to dedicate to myself. An all round success, thank you!

    A written reference is available if required.

    Johnny H - Entrepreneur - SW1

  • Monica managed the sale of my house in Cobham, purchased an apartment, refurbished it, arranged the letting and is now managing the property. I am totally confident and trust her implicitly with my property investment. 

    A written reference is available if required.

    James P - USA investor - W8

  • We appointed Monica to help us coordinate a lot of changes in our Belgravia home. As well as designing and managing a very successful outcome. Monica is still managing small changes and improvements to our home, so much so that we pay an annual fee for her services.

    A written reference is available if required.

    Peter K - CEO - SW1

  • Monica meticulously followed through to ensure that our rental was efficiently and smoothly completed following up on all the required transfers.

    A written reference is available if required.

    Catherine and Peter M - Relocating - SW10

  • Monica certainly got our "ducks in a row" as we were too busy to attend to the detail ourselves. We were very impressed by the way she kept us in the loop, explained the conveyancing process and consulted us at the appropriate times. Her professionalism, enthusiasm and overall support were invaluable during this very stressful purchase which included a best bids scenario!

    A written reference is available if required.

    Annabel and Hugo W - Busy family - SW6

  • When we purchased a flat that Monica had developed, it was the only property we viewed. The quality, attention to detail and design was visibly evident. We were thrilled and she now manages the property as we travel extensively and it gives us a sense of security knowing that she is looking after our best interests.

    A written reference is available if required.

    A Maddox - USA investor - SW1

Monica Davis

Contact Me

Monica Davis Property

Suite 63, 405 Kings Road

London SW10 0BB

+44 (0) 7887998798 | monica@monicadavisproperty.com

Facebook: MonicaDavisProperty | Linkedin | Twitter: @monicadproperty | Skype: monicadavis99 | Instagram: monicasbda

All fees to be discussed privately

 

 

 

Company Registration

ARLA Propertymark  - Association of Residential Letting Agents

TPO - The Property Ombudsman