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Five Property-Hunting Tips for London Homebuyers 

Buying a home is a huge decision – possibly one of the biggest you’ll make in your lifetime (no pressure then).  And to ensure you make a wise choice that suits your needs now and into the future, it pays to give the process a bit of thought before you start arranging viewings.  Here are five property-hunting tips that could save you time and money.   1. Do your homework  Once you’ve...

Why Autumn is the Season to Sell Your London Home 

If you’re considering listing your property for sale, we have some good news.    Traditionally, there’s a surge in serious buyers coming to the market in autumn after the summer lull – so you’ve timed your move wisely.   But what’s the psychology driving property hunters at this time of year? And how can you, as a seller, capitalise on buyers’ motivations to ensure you secure the...

Trustworthy Tradespeople: A Landlord’s Guide to Stress-Free Property Maintenance 

It’s up there with late rents, messy tenants and broken boilers on a landlord’s Headache-ometer.  What are we talking about?   Finding (and keeping) tradespeople you can trust to look after any property maintenance or issues landlords need to get sorted.  In this article, we share five tried, tested and trustworthy tips on how to find the very best and swerve the unreliable rest.  Tip...

Should You List Your Home before Hunting for a New One? 

If your dreams of buying a new home rely on the sale of your existing property, then there’s one fundamental question you need to answer.  Are you going to look for a new home first and then list your property – or do things the other way around?  While both scenarios can work out in the end, we think one option is far more favourable – and that’s getting your current property on the market...

How to Make Your London Rental Pet-Friendly 

If you’re a landlord looking to attract long-term tenants, it’s worth thinking about ways to make your investment property as appealing as possible.   And one area you may have overlooked is the army of British pet owners who need a rental property, and want to make their furry friends as comfy as possible.   Unfortunately, over the years, many landlords have been known to refuse pet owners,...

Should You Sell or Rent Out Your London Home?  

If you’re fortunate enough to be in a financial position where you can rent out your home instead of selling it, should you take the leap?   After all, if you don’t need to sell to fund your next move, renting your property is an option worth exploring.  Here, we explore the dilemma of renting out a property instead of selling.   Timing  As we all know, property sales can take time....

The Six Different Types of Homebuyers Sellers Need to Know About 

Want to fast-track your property sale by getting your marketing just right?  Then, spend some time thinking about the type of buyer most likely to fall in love with your home, and ensure you target them.  Once you’ve identified the type (or types) of buyers looking for a property like yours, you can tailor your presentation and marketing accordingly.  First-time buyers – As the name...

The Golden Rules of Setting Your Monthly Rent

If you’re a first-time landlord about to rent out a property, or an established landlord looking to purchase a new investment, one of the main questions you’ll have is how much rent you can charge per month. Of course, you can (and should) take the advice of your agent, but it’s also worth understanding exactly what factors impact the amount of rent you can sensibly charge. In this quick read,...

Property Negotiations: Tips to Help You Seal a Successful Deal 

When it comes to preparing for a property sale, most sellers focus on the early stage of the process: sprucing up their home and choosing an agent to manage the marketing.  But there’s another element to nailing a successful property deal that gets less attention but is just as critical: negotiating the sale.  How do you know when to accept an offer and when to hold out for more? And what should...

Five Ways to Make Your Home a More Joyful Place  

Everyone needs a little bit of joy. And these days, finding joy has become a big business. There are gratitude journals, exercise programmes, spiritual practices and much, much more to help you achieve happiness, but what about finding joy in your surroundings?   Your home environment is essential to your happiness and wellbeing. And now that summer has come to an end, it’s the perfect time to work...

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