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A new year and a new start for many, but as February begins, old habits sneak back in. By now, you're not the gym regular you were three weeks ago, the weekend takeaways are back and I daren't say, they're partnered with your favourite tipple. 

Beyond the same old New Year's resolutions, many of us give serious thought to making this year, the year we invest and try to get our money working harder. As a lettings specialist, I'm sure it comes as no surprise, that we recommend buy to let as the best investment avenue you can take. 

No investment is full proof, there is always an element of risk and more often than not, the greater the risk, the better the return. In my opinion, buy to let bucks this trend. You have to take the right advice, ensuring your investment is fit for purpose, in this case, that the property market has suitable demand for the supply you are about to offer. 

An area that we are particularly excited about and suggesting to our landlord clients, is Brentford, TW8. We actually base our head office in Brentford, so are very comfortable with recommending it. To add to this, our Chiswick, Ealing and Isleworth office all cover Brentford and we find that its popularity is ever growing. 

Applicant enquiries for suitable rental properties in Brentford is on the up, specifically for the new build developments that are sprouting up in various waterside locations. Our long standing corporate clients are particularly excited about the high specification properties becoming available, below prime central London prices. 

With Brentford FC having announced their plans to relocate and the redevelopment being experienced on the High Street, Brentford looks like a great opportunity. Two developments we are particularly excited about, both of which we are working with closely as their lettings partner, are Kew Bridge and Brentford Lock West 

Our new build and corporate division have already helped clients at both developments and are taking further enquiries daily. To discuss anything from how to increase the size of your portfolio to where to begin with your first investment, please don't hesitate to contact Sean Barrett, branch manager at Thorgills Ealing office and head of New Build. 

As always, should you need our services, advice or just wish to have a chat regarding the current lettings market, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local Thorgills branch. Remember, we are voluntary members of the property ombudsman so you know you are in safe hands.