Not being from the UK I was unfamiliar with the house buying process but had heard my fair share of the process going horribly wrong. When I was ready to purchase my first UK property I knew I wanted to have professional guidance. On first meeting Miranda I quickly felt reassured by her knowledge of the process, the London market and her network of contacts to ensure that the process was efficient.
In a competitive sellers-market having professional representation immediately adds credibility to the perception of any bidder. So it was in my case. When visiting the flat with Miranda it had already been viewed by two other bidders and when we left we were told there were two others to come. After leaving we went off to strategize taking in to account the bidding dynamic, the vendor’s position and my own position of a first time buyer and not from the UK. The following day we submitted a bid along with several conditions. The vendor countered. With Miranda’s network of professionals a solicitor was on hand who ran through the issues with the vendor and her solicitor. An agreement was reached. Throughout the process, there was not an issue, challenge or question that Miranda was not able to explain, overcome or answer in a professional, practical, and I must say cheerful manner.
My experience was so good that when an investment property opportunity presented itself I once again turned to Miranda. The property was not formally on the market, there were some complications with the Council, and it was just bare walls. A completely different set of issues to contend with and just like my first experience this one was smooth and stress free with an excellent outcome. I would absolutely recommend Miranda to anyone.
R Nolan, London and Canada
I am from the US and knew I wanted to be represented when buying a flat in London. I spoke and met with several property finders and was recommended to use Miranda by my accountant. She only represents the buyer in transactions and I mention this as several ‘property finders’ now also sell property – a conflict to my mind. I knew I wanted someone on my side who was able to scour the entire market for me without limitation and someone who really knew London. Let me say, I am not easily impressed and I do not often give testimonials either, but on this occasion, I wanted to write to say how impressed I was by a) how efficiently the whole process was handled and b) the integrity shown by Miranda throughout. We ended up purchasing an apartment that was pleasingly at the lower end of our budget but met all our needs. It was nice to have someone that wasn’t pushing me or my budget and I wanted to put my appreciation in writing.
P and G Bennett, New York
”We purchased our first UK home under Miranda Ludlam’s steady guidance, and could not have been happier with the entire process: she was very professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and charming! She took the plethora of questions we fired at her in stride and answered compellingly, honestly and candidly every time; and importantly always made herself available to us. In such a competitive market as London this kind of availability was crucial.
Miranda listened very actively, so was able to decipher what our true drivers were, and from there provided us a diverse first pass of homes to iterate further on what we truly wanted, and what we would or could be willing to trade off in order to attain a better price. At no point did we feel any pressure to make an offer on a home that wasn’t perfect. We quickly came to trust her instincts – but importantly, her insights led us to develop our own instincts, and the moment we walked into what is now our new home, we knew that was it, and we already knew what would be a fair price for it.
Once we were ready to start the offer process, Miranda had her ready-made network of very efficient solicitors/surveyors etc., who were immediately (at our option) deployed to the case, leading to a very quick close indeed. Throughout this nail-biting period, she kept in constant communication with the selling agent and with ourselves and provided critical advice on advancing the steps of the offer that ended up winning the deal. Thank you Miranda!”
V Ojeda, London and Canada
”Miranda Ludlam was invaluable in my apartment search. I had neither time nor knowledge of the market and was absolutely delighted to find an option where I could fully outsource all the headache. More importantly, property search is a very personal matter and it was very important for me that during my first meeting with Miranda I felt that we were so much on the same page regarding my preferences and after the first couple of property visits I dare to say that Miranda knew what I really needed better than me. I was also very impressed with invariably positive attitude, proactivity, friendliness and comprehensive service which far exceeded all my expectations. Miranda’s help was invaluable in my apartment search. I had neither time nor knowledge of the market and was absolutely delighted to find an option where I could fully outsource all the headache. More importantly, property search is a very personal matter and it was very important for me that during my first meeting with Miranda I felt that we were so much on the same page regarding my preferences and after the first couple of property visits I dare to say that Miranda knew what I really needed better than me. I was also very impressed with invariably positive attitude, proactivity, friendliness and comprehensive service which far exceeded all my expectations”.
L Nikulina, London
“Miranda Ludlam came highly recommended as someone who could find excellent investment properties in London. I was very impressed with the service I received, not only in finding the perfect property for me but Miranda also managed the whole purchase process on my behalf. I will be using her services again and recommending others to her.”
Z Miljak, Serbia
”Miranda came highly recommended to us and, having found her to be invaluable in helping us with our purchase, we have no hesitation in doing likewise. Without her diligence and expert knowledge, the whole purchase would have been daunting, living abroad as we do. From the beginning of the negotiations, to engaging trustworthy workmen for our renovations, through to finding us a tenant, Miranda has been thoroughly professional and always worked with our interests in mind. We are now proud owners of a beautiful flat and it is all due to Miranda.”
K Yau, Hong Kong
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for getting us passed exchange – what a relief.
When I move (sell and buy) I will definitely use you to make sure it happens and will be recommending you to all my friends. Without you, I think that I would have given up. Again big thank you!”
Caroline B, London
“Thank you very much for all your help. We would have struggled without you!”
Antonella B, London
”Dear Miranda, thanks for your support, the repair and rebuild programme is secure and due to complete before monsoon. We can now look towards building more libraries and developing CAIRN education awards and teacher training programmes. Thank you for your part in making a difference to the lives of children in the rural hill communities. Every child deserves an effective education, with best wishes and heartfelt thanks”.
Liz Woodcock, The CAIRN Trust
”Miranda Ludlam was recommended to us and we only had a week to find two apartments for us and our son. She found two perfect apartments and negotiated a great discount direct from the developer on our behalf. We could not have done it without her and will use her for all future buying in London.”
Mr and Mrs Abdul-Rahman, UAE
“PPL were professional, knowledgable and hard working. I recommend their service to anyone who is time poor or struggling to find their property using conventional methods” L Li, Beijing
“Miranda assisted me throughout the search for my family home. She was able to provide me with detailed local knowledge and we benefited from her extensive network of contacts. I would recommend the services of Property Point to anyone looking for a home or investment.”
E Zhang, Hong Kong
“Miranda Ludlam has a great eye for “good bones” in properties, knows everyone in the business and is really helpful in every sense. When we used PPL the process was seamless thanks to her advice and guidance”
Sasha O, Turkey
“Property Point are a very professional search firm and found us a great investment. We would definitely recommend Miranda Ludlam to others who feel they need to be represented throughout the whole buying process”
N Abell, London