Where to find the biggest discounts in the London property market?

While the London property market may be in a certain state of flux due to Brexit and stamp duty, there are still some things that are certain. It is the world’s capital city with amazing historical attractions, world-renowned educational institutions and thriving business opportunities. For these reasons, it is likely to always need good private …

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10 mistakes a landlord can make

London’s rental market is as buoyant as ever. The city continues to attract young professionals, students and families all looking for suitable places to make their home. Some people are choosing to rent as a lifestyle option, others because they cannot afford to buy. Lifestyle tenants and corporate tenants in particular, are a discerning group …

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My tenant has lost his job and can’t pay the rent. What should I do?

Non-payment of rent is one of the issues that, understandably, landlords worry about most. We have strict procedures in place to minimise any potential losses to landlords, if for example a tenant loses their job and cannot pay the rent. Effective communication lies at the heart of this and usually gives the best outcome, as …

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The London rental market – June 2018

The London rental market remains challenging, despite high levels of enquiries and many professionals actively looking to rent high quality homes. In many areas, there are a lot of new developments coming on stream at the moment and this means competition is strong. Applicants have plenty of choice and a property must really stand out …

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What’s on in London – June 2018

London is awash with them. Look around and you’ll see them everywhere – immaculately turned out and gleaming all over. We’re not talking about the latest model of supercar or this season’s must-have shoe (although you’ll see plenty of both in London). We are, in fact, talking Power Couples. May’s Royal Wedding brought them out …

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Let of the month – May 2018

In our regular Let of the Month feature, here’s a rental success story at the Battersea Power Station, an iconic British landmark positioned on the South bank of the Thames.

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Rental Market Update- Q1 2018

The latest heat map for this quarter (Q1 2018) reflects the challenges the current market is facing. Most rental value increases are relatively minor, between 0-2%; only seven areas are experiencing moderate rental value increases of 2-4% and no areas are witnessing rental value increases of more than 4%. Most areas are showing either steady …

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Top ten reasons why London is best to invest

London is the world’s capital city, a thriving metropolis where everyone is welcome. It’s the UK’s centre for investment and opportunity and it has unparalleled cultural and historical significance. There are so many reasons why London property investment is the best in its class so let’s take a look at the top ten.

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If a couple split, who is responsible for the tenancy and the rent?

Q. If a couple split, who is responsible for the tenancy and the rent? A. It is an awkward and unfortunate set of circumstances but one that is quite common. The legal standpoint all depends on whether the couple signed the ‘assured shorthold tenancy’ (AST) agreement together or whether one moved in with the other …

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I’m renting a flat, who should pay for the garden to be maintained?

Q. I’m renting a flat, so who should pay for the garden to be maintained? As at last we see the return of warmer weather, many tenants are starting to think about spending time in their garden. After a long cold winter, this may be the first time they have properly looked at their outside …

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The London rental market – May 2018

A welcome spell of warm weather has brought a sense of optimism to the London rental market, with our 16 lettings branches seeing enquiry levels really bounce back after the Easter holidays. Rental demand across most of London is strong once again and in some areas, notably parts of east London, demand is outstripping supply …

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What’s on in London – May 2018

The Royal Family will be a busy bunch this summer as they seem to be determined to kick-start family values for the whole nation. A string of birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and births are in the pipeline with the media set to cover every minute. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are first out of the …

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