What’s on in London – October 2018

The summer months are gently morphing into cooler and shorter days, so bouncing up and down in a field no longer seems the automatic choice it was a couple of weeks ago. Time, then, for some more “cultured” activities that don’t require masses of space and sunlight. Art, food and film can all be enjoyed …

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What’s on in London – September 2018

From communications conduit and trade route, to movie backdrop and more, the River Thames is a constantly evolving centrepiece that all Londoners can take pride in. It remains infinitely accessible, providing picnic spaces, jogging routes and even floating entertainment venues which sees us turning full circle to Tudor times when the King’s barge would play …

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Look again at renting in the heart of London

The capital city has so much to offer in terms of work and leisure time. Galleries, museums, theatre and events, not to mention bars and restaurants can mean residents are not short of things to do at weekends and evenings. The great rental opportunities in stunning locations are a huge draw too, often close enough …

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What’s on in London – August 2018

Alfresco cooking really gets into its stride this month and although we’ll all be trying our best not to burn our sausages as we set up our garden barbecues, it sometimes pays to leave it to the experts. Smithfield 150 and Meatopia are two events where the simple act of cooking a humble hamburger is …

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What’s on in London – July 2018

The World Cup is a chance for London to show everyone what it really means to be considered a global city. You can be the supporter of any country here and still feel at home. What’s more; you can adopt a country and add to your own, such is the friendly vibe that permeates the …

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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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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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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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What’s on in London – April 2018

One wonders what women’s rights activists in the early 20th Century would have made of our modern habit of giving destructive weather systems female names. Would Emily Pankhurst have been impressed by Hurricanes Irene, Katrina and Sandy, seeing as she wasn’t averse to a bit of disruptive behaviour herself? It might be that the suffragettes …

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My landlord has defaulted on their mortgage. What should I do?

This is a question we are asked by tenants although thankfully, it is a rare occurrence and you need not be worried unduly. If this situation does arise then you are fully protected in law and you are not under threat of eviction.The first thing to remember if you find yourself in this situation is …

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What’s on in London – March 2018

Art reflects the past while predicting the future which is why, in London, it remains part of our vibrant present. This month, visionaries as disparate as Picasso and Joan Jonas prove that creativity cannot be easily packaged into time periods and the forces that drive it are alive and well in the Capital. For proof …

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I am struggling to pay my rent. What should I do?

In the latest of our regular Advice Clinic blogs for landlords and tenants, lettings director Marc von Grundherr looks at what tenants can do if their circumstances change and they are finding it difficult to pay their rent.

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