November 2023

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...

Time to Sell Your London Home? Take Our Quick Quiz To Find Out

Are you pondering whether to sell your home? With the property market constantly changing, it’s natural to wonder if now is the right time. To help you decide, we’ve crafted a fun, informative quiz. Let’s start: How well does your home meet the needs of you/your family? It’s perfect and suits our needs now and for the future. It’s OK at the moment but isn’t our forever home....

This Free Service Could Help Stop Fraudsters Targeting Your London Property

The expression ‘safe as houses’ has been used for almost two centuries to describe something that is rock-solid and risk-free. But thanks to the elaborate efforts of a small but growing number of fraudsters, not even property is as safe as you think. Since the pandemic, there’s been a steady increase in what’s known as Title Fraud or House Hijacking. This crime involves an elaborate ruse...

What Property Owners in London Need to Know about Spray Foam Insulation

Insulating your home is generally a good way to cut back on energy bills and add value to your property. But there’s one type of insulation that could cause structural problems and prove costly in time and money: spray polyurethane foam (SPF). In this article, we explain why many professionals in the property industry are urging homeowners to be wary of installing SPF and what to do if it’s...

Are You One Of London’s Best Landlords? Take Our Quiz To Find Out

So, you think you’ve mastered the art of letting properties? With every tenant you place and every lease you renew, you grow more confident in your prowess as a confident, caring and capable landlord. But are you one of the best landlords in ? We’ve put together a quick quiz to help you find out. Let’s get started. Do you regularly update your properties? Of course! I make sure...

An Alternative Guide to Bonfire Night for London Residents

Remember, remember, Bonfire Night celebrations don’t always have to go off with a bang. There are lots of ways to have fun on the 5th of November without letting off noisy fireworks (which can cause distress to small children, pets* and wildlife).  Here are five ways to have a quieter Bonfire Night this year.  Marshmallow fun  Nothing takes the chill off the November night air quite like toasted...

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