December 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...

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