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Take a look at some of our latest articles, news and guides about the London property market.

Selling

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

Landlords

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

Community

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

Selling

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

Renting

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.

Community

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

Landlords

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

Buying

5 Smart Home Gadgets for Better Health and Wellbeing

Pretty much all of us use some degree of smart technology every day. And it’s not just our omnipresent mobile phones – intelligent technology can be found everywhere. From smart speakers to thermostats, doorbells, watches, sleeping aids and many other clever devices. These can all make our lives a little

Buying

How to Keep Your London Home Condensation-Free This Winter

In the winter, we’re guaranteed a few things. It’ll be raining when we least want it to. A local postie will still be wearing shorts, no matter how cold it is. And condensation will appear at some point – often in our homes. While you can’t do anything about the

Buying

Simple Ways to Bring More Sunlight into Your London Home

Who doesn’t love it when the sun’s out? Well, apart from vampires, mushrooms and raincoat makers. But seriously, natural light, especially sunlight, has significant mood-enhancing effects on our minds and homes. For homeowners and residents, understanding how to harness this natural marvel in home design isn’t just about aesthetics but

Buying

Saving for a Mortgage Deposit: Tips for First-Time Buyers in London

One of the biggest challenges first-time buyers (FTBs) face is getting a deposit together. Saving a large sum of cash while covering all your living expenses during a cost-of-living crisis is no mean feat. But having a good plan and clear goals can make this daunting task more achievable. Here

Landlords

The Telltale Signs Your London Property Is Being Illegally Sublet

Did you know that one in ten tenants admit to illegally subletting their rental property*? The practice is even more common among young people; in a recent survey, 25% of tenants aged 18 to 24 confessed to secretly subletting all or part of their rental. So why should landlords be

Community

Energy Saving Week: A Guide for London Households

Energy Saving Week is taking place this week from 17 – 23 January. But what is it, and why should you care? Well, it’s a campaign encouraging UK households to become more aware of their energy use. It’s an annual campaign started in 2012 by the Citizens Advice Bureau and

Selling

Home-Buying Psychology: The Emotional Factors Shaping London Property Choices

As estate agents, we understand that buying a home is more than just a financial investment. It’s an emotional journey, influenced by a range of psychological factors. For sellers, understanding the different emotional factors can help them better understand how they (and their estate agent) can achieve the best possible

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