March 2024

How Many of These Surprising Easter Celebrations Have You Heard Of?

Easter celebrations in Britain traditionally involve hot cross buns, bonnet parades and lots of chocolate. But how do other countries celebrate this special occasion? Let’s take a look at some of the different ways people around the world mark Easter. Finland While we typically associate witches with Halloween, it’s a very different story in Finland. Young children dress as witches at Easter...

Ten Ways to Protect Your London Rental from This Common Cause of Property Damage

What’s the most common reason for landlords finding themselves in hot water and needing to make an insurance claim? The answer, according to one insurance company* at least, is ‘escape of water’. This term covers everything from burst pipes and defective washing machines to leaky loos and dripping taps. In a recent report, the firm revealed that 35.5% of all claims paid to landlords were...

Selling Your London Home? Stay Ahead of These Unexpected Questions

You can always tell when someone is really interested in buying your home by the number of questions they ask. There are the usual suspects like: Where are the best schools? What are the neighbours like? Is it easy to park? And how much is council tax? But it also pays to prepare for some unexpected questions. In our experience, those less-asked questions highlight how interested a...

Spring Clean Your London Home by Turfing Out These 12 Things

Don’t have time to be a domestic god or goddess and give your home a full spring clean? Well, why not do the next best thing and declutter a few key areas of your property. Scientific studies have shown that clutter can negatively impact mental health and productivity. So, by turfing out unwanted and unnecessary items, you’ll face spring with a greater sense of calm and focus. Here’s a...

Inheriting a Rental Property: Options and Responsibilities Explained

If you’ve just inherited a rental property, then you may be wondering what your options are. While you won’t need to make any decisions on the spot (it usually takes many months to settle an estate), it’s good to start thinking about the issues you’ll have to address in time. The first is what you intend to do with the property. Assuming you don’t want to move in yourself, your options are...

We’re In! Changing Estate Agency for Good

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you all. We have recently been accepted to join an exclusive group of national estate agents known for their exemplary standards and professionalism. Acceptance to the Ethical Agent Network (EAN) is an endorsement of our commitment to doing the right thing. This is a big deal for us, and here’s why. The EAN isn’t just any network. It’s a...

How London Home Sellers Can Spot Unethical Estate Agent Tactics

Selling your home is a significant life event, and the last thing you want is to be misled by the unscrupulous practices of a minority of estate agents. These agents and their actions give the industry a bad name. We’ve no time for them, and neither should you. The good news is we’re about to shine a light on some of those practices so you can look out for them and act to avoid agents who use...

Combat Food Waste: Essential Tips for people in London

From 18 – 24 March, Food Waste Action Week is happening across the UK. The initiative shines a spotlight on the issue of food wastage, urging the communities across London and the UK to reflect on their food habits and make more sustainable choices. With millions of tonnes of food thrown away annually in the UK, the need for change has never been more urgent. That’s not good for your pockets –...

How London Landlords Can Maximise Their Rental Investments

There are five fundamentals to consider when thinking of buying a rental property. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or taking your first step into the rental property market, make sure you understand what makes a place a good investment. Here are five points to consider carefully: Location, location, location  The age-old mantra is as relevant as ever. A property’s location can...

Fast-Track Your London Property Sale with Spring Selling Tips

Springtime in is not just when the natural world comes back to life but also when the local property market shakes off any winter blues. And if you’re mulling over a move in 2024, the spring months between March and May could be the perfect time to sell your property. Here are six speedy springtime tips. Kerb appeal: First impressions count – especially in spring’s lighter, longer days....

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