Renting

Common Rental Terms Every Renter Needs to Know

Lettings terminology can be confusing, especially if you’re new to renting. So, here’s a jargon-busting list of commonly used rental terms to help you navigate the lettings market*. Agent An agent is a person who acts on behalf of the property owner (i.e. the landlord). Agents can be involved in letting activities such as finding tenants, tenant referencing and the day-to-day management of the...

Labour Landslide… What’s Next for the Property Market?

After weeks of campaigning, the general election is done. The worst-kept secret of 2024 is out. We have a new Labour government in the UK, with the party winning by a landslide. Maybe you’re pleased, disappointed or not that bothered. But the fact the election is done ought to be good news for the market. Property markets don’t like uncertainty. So, after months of ‘will they-won’t...

Check-Out Guide for London Tenants

As we all know, moving home can be a stressful business. But you can avoid a frantic panic on the big day by starting your end-of-tenancy preparations sooner rather than later. With a little bit of planning and forethought, you can streamline the process and avoid a last-minute scramble. Once you’ve agreed on a moving date with your landlord or letting agent, follow this guide. 1. Check out...

What the Spring Budget Means for London Home Owners & Seekers

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced his Spring Budget for the UK this week. It featured cuts to National Insurance, tinkering with capital gains, increases to child benefit thresholds and ISA changes. But what about property-related finances? Well, the truth is, there’s not very much to update. But here goes. The chancellor announced that capital gains tax will be reduced from 28% to 24%....

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...

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 easier (apparently), but what are the best smart gadgets for helping to improve our health...

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 weather (or the postie’s clothing choices), you can take some simple steps to combat condensation. We’ve come up with...

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 also a step towards a healthier lifestyle. Let’s...

Top Interior Design Trends to Look Out for in 2024

Is your London home ripe for a refresh?   Are you itching to ditch dated décor and breathe new life into your property?   If so, take inspiration from these top interior design trends.  Texture   Don’t just think about how your home looks; consider how it feels. Bobbly cushions, plush rugs and fluffy throws help create a cosy atmosphere. Bouclé, velvet and leather are just some of the...

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...

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