Low mortgage rates and lack of property stock are proving positive signs for London-based sellers.

Experts from estate agent Felicity J Lord say the time to put a home up for sale has “never been better” in conditions which have been given a helping hand by a growing economy.

This also means vendors tend to achieve a competitive price.

Divisional Sales Director Mariel Roe said: “Demand is at very high levels, especially for semi-detached properties, while the Government is also continuing to support the first-time buyer market with the Help-to-Buy scheme and the new First Time Buyer ISA.”

Help to Buy will also be boosted by a recent Government pledge to create more homes targeted specifically for those making their first mark on the property ladder.

Competitiveness in the mortgage markets has also seen a number of 95% mortgages made available with strong interest rates.

Mariel added: “It’s really important that clients choose the right estate agent: one that offers fantastic marketing, takes great pictures and posts the property on the right portals such as onthemarket.com and rightmove.co.uk.”

Go to fjlord.co.uk .