2023

Lettings Trends: What Can London Landlords Expect in 2024?

There’s no doubt that 2023 was challenging for the private rental sector, but looking ahead, landlords have plenty of reasons to be cheerful.  While no one knows precisely what will happen in 2024, economists believe interest rates and inflation have peaked, and that the economy will continue to rally.   Here’s an idea of what forecasters predict for the next 12 months*.  Demand  The...

London Landlords – Show Your Tenants You Care This Christmas

Landlords are often portrayed as Grinch-like characters.  Devoid of fun, lacking humanity and relentlessly greedy.  In our experience, working with countless landlords across London, this Scrooge stereotype simply isn’t true.  In fact, we often get contacted by generous landlords seeking ideas to spread a little Christmas cheer to their tenants.  So, with that in mind, ho, ho, how’s...

Don’t Wait until Spring to List Your London Home – Act Now

If you’ve decided to put your London home on the market in 2024, then there’s one burning question you need to ask yourself.  When should I list my property?  You may have heard that spring is the best time to list, as traditionally, this is when estate agents do the most business due to a surge in buyers and sellers coming to the market.  But dig a little deeper and consider what’s...

Get Your Rental Property Ready for Winter by Following These Simple Steps

Forecasters predict this winter will be cold and dry – making it likely we’ll get lots of snow.   While this is excellent news if you’re a skier, if you’re a landlord, it means there’s no room for complacency when it comes to maintenance and repairs.  Freezing temperatures can cause all sorts of property damage, so it’s vital that your rental is ready for the tough months...

How to Avoid Festive Burnout This Christmas

It’s supposedly ‘the season to be jolly’, a once-a-year chance to experience comfort and joy with your nearest and dearest.  But many people (51% of women and 35% of men, to be precise*) find the Christmas period stressful.  The reasons for this anxiety can include the pressure to socialise, the strain of hosting family and the cost of buying presents.  So, how can you ensure you make it...

Energy Performance Certificates: What London Sellers Need to Know

If you’re selling your home, then you’ll need a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property.  So, here’s a guide explaining what an EPC is and how you can get one.  What is it?  Think of an EPC as a report card on your home’s energy efficiency. EPCs grade properties on a scale from A to G, with an A-rating denoting the most efficient homes and a G-rating the least...

Crisis-Proof Your Property with our London Landlord’s Emergency Checklist

As any experienced letting agent or landlord can advise you, ‘expect the unexpected’ when it comes to rental properties.  And that’s why it pays to follow the Scouts’ motto and “be prepared”.  Being prepared for any eventuality can mean the difference between a minor hiccup and a full-blown catastrophe if you’re a landlord.   With that in mind, we’ve created a Landlord...

From Interiors to Gardens: Seven Home Podcasts You Shouldn’t Miss

We’re becoming a nation who are passionate about podcasts.  Podcast listenership in the UK has been increasing yearly, reaching an estimated 21.2 million listeners in 2022 according to the Statista website.  From relationships to Russia, history to histrionics, and anything else you can think of – there’s a podcast themed around it.  And people seeking homely ideas aren’t overlooked...

Five Conveyancing Tips to Speed Up Your Property Sale

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision that comes with a long list of jobs and responsibilities.  Along with decluttering and last-minute DIY, you need to find a good agent (we can help you with that) and speak to a broker if you require a mortgage to fund your next move.  But there’s another critical aspect of the process that often gets overlooked: the conveyancing.  So, to avoid...

Greedy Landlords? Don’t Believe the Hype

In today’s climate, it’s easy to paint landlords with the same brush – viewing them solely as money-grabbing opportunists.   As a letting agency that’s part of a network of like-minded agents, we get to see the rental business’s good, bad and ugly side.  Yes, there are some unscrupulous, greedy landlords. We do our best to avoid these.  However, many landlords strive to do the right...

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