February 2024

Renovation Tips for London Landlords

Planning to renovate your rental? There’s one thing you should know before you start pulling up carpets or ripping out cabinets. It will help you avoid a costly and avoidable mistake that many landlords make, and it’s this. Don’t let your emotions cloud your decision-making. It sounds simple, but you’d be surprised how many landlords lose sight of the fact that they’re supposed to be...

Why London Property Sales Fall Through and How to Avoid Them

The journey of buying or selling a property is often filled with anticipation and excitement. However, it can also be fraught with unexpected challenges that might cause a sale to fall through. As experienced local estate agents, we’ve seen our fair share of transactions fall by the wayside. This article shares insights on why these issues arise but, more importantly, how to avoid...

Advice for London Sellers on Switching Estate Agents

They say selling a home is a marathon, not a sprint, but what happens if your sale is progressing at a snail’s pace or going nowhere? How can you get things back on track and find a buyer who will go the distance? One option – and it’s a big move – is to switch agents. Sellers usually take this step when they’ve grown frustrated with a lack of progress and feel that a fresh start is...

FAO London Landlords: The Five Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Being a landlord is rewarding, but it comes with its own set of challenges and responsibilities. Over the years, we’ve seen and helped solve most of the mistakes landlords can make. To help you navigate this complex terrain, here are the five most common mistakes we’ve encountered and how to avoid them, ensuring a more profitable and stress-free experience. Neglecting property...

Making a Difference in London with Simple Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Day is this Saturday 17th February. The idea of a day to perform random acts of kindness began in America in 1995. It’s spread globally and is a great opportunity to show how small, thoughtful actions can have a significant impact worldwide and closer to home in . Here are six easy ways to spread a little happiness and strengthen the bonds within our community....

The Secret Admirers of Every Property Type (including Yours)

This week, we couldn’t write an article that ignored Valentine’s Day, complete with love themes and romantic puns. So, here goes. Knowing what sort of property a buyer will fall head over heels for is a skill any good, experienced agent has honed from years of matchmaking. With that in mind, below we look at the five most popular property types in and the type of buyers who are often smitten by...

What You and Your Partner Need to Know before Moving In Together

If talk between you and your partner this Valentine’s Day turns to living together, there are a few practical things you should know first. Here at MyLondonHome, we pride ourselves on being as helpful as possible. But dishing out relationship advice is a step too far – even for us. So, if you’re considering moving in with your partner, we’ll leave the big decisions and lovey-dovey stuff...

Your Community Needs You – The Power of Volunteering Locally

The irony of our technology-driven world, where we’re constantly connected, is that many people have never felt more disconnected from others – including their neighbours and community. One social commentator described modern life as suffering from ‘an epidemic of loneliness’. One simple yet potentially life-changing solution to this problem is volunteering. Offering your time, energy and...

What’s Driving a Resurgence in Demand in the London Property Market?

Good news: the latest data on buyer demand shows that the number of property hunters out in force is up by 14%*. So, what’s driving this increased demand? And what does it mean if you plan to buy or sell in 2024? Let’s take a look. Interest rates For a good chunk of 2023, interest rates were high (relative to recent years), and the possibility loomed that they could go even higher. Many...

Renters Reform Bill: An Update for London Landlords

After years in the making, it looks like the Renters Reform Bill – the biggest shake-up of the private rental sector in decades – will become a reality in 2024. So, how much do you know about this wide-reaching set of proposals, and are you ready for them? Be prepared Perhaps you’ve read a few articles about the bill but have put off getting to grips with the details (after all, politicians put...

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