Tips

Have You Inspected Your London Rental Recently? 

As a landlord, you’ve probably experienced that feeling of dread when your tenant’s name flashes up on your phone, reporting a problem.   Or how about the horror of receiving the news that you’re going to have to pay for urgent (and expensive) repairs?   If either of these situations sound familiar, it could mean you’re not inspecting your rentals enough.  Being a landlord isn’t...

Six Things to Ask Your Partner Before You Start Your Property Search

Buying a property with a partner can be an exciting next step in a relationship.  Swapping paying rent or living with family for cosy nights with your beloved in your own home can be a blissful prospect.  But before you arrange a series of viewings in a giddy rush of excitement, it’s worth sitting down and talking a few things through with your partner.  Purchasing a property is a huge...

It’s Time to Get Moving if You Want to Sell Your London Home by Christmas

Unless you’re one of those super-organised types who spend the year secretly buying stocking fillers and stashing them under your bed, Christmas is probably the last thing on your mind right now.  And why should it be? It’s summer, the schools are shut (for a few more days at least), and you still have months to dust off your reindeer antlers and Yuletide jumper.  But there is one reason why it...

What Is Next-Door Syndrome and Could It Affect Your Property Sale?

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been a nosy neighbour at some point, haven’t we? A ‘for sale’ sign goes up on a property in your street, and within minutes you’re online to find out what it’s on the market for.  Soon enough, you’re marvelling or shuddering at your neighbour’s taste in décor and deciding that your home is bigger, smaller, smarter or scruffier than theirs.  There’s...

How to Make Sure Your New Tenants Get the Best of Your Property

As a landlord, one of your main goals is to make sure your property is tenanted. As soon as the old tenants decide they’re moving on, it’s time to find new renters to move in.   But while you’ll be keen for a quick turnaround, it’s also important that things are done properly (cutting corners will cause you problems in the long run).  Not only will you want to end the initial tenancy...

From Tenancy Agreements to Tidying Up: Useful Tips for Flatmates in London

Renting a property with a friend or acquaintance? Never lived with anyone before? We’ve got you covered with some top tips to help manage your new living situation. These days, renting isn’t cheap and whether you’re a student or professional, those monthly payments can feel like a stretch. So, if you’re about to move in with a flatmate, it’s worth sticking to some basic rules to make sure your...

How to Prepare Your London Property for Photos

It’s often said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but then (confusingly), it’s also said that first impressions count… Why are all these clichés so important? Well, when marketing a property, it’s a bit of both: how a property looks will catch a buyer’s eye before they pore over the finer details. Photos of your property are what hooks the buyer, what drives them to pick up the...

The Dangers of a DIY Tenancy Agreement

Type ‘tenancy agreement’ into Google and you’ll get thousands of results offering free online templates and guides to writing your own rental contract. So why bother using a letting agent to sort out the tenancy agreement if you can do it yourself? What could possibly go wrong? Well, quite a lot. Hastily downloading a template from the internet and high-fiving yourself for a job well done could...

From Cluttered to Calm: Storage Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Close your eyes and picture your dream home. What do you see? A home that’s light, spacious and orderly? Or one that’s chaotic and cluttered with objects piled high and shoes and clothes strewn on the floor (along with bits of Lego that you inevitably tread on). The first scenario is the one that most people aspire to – and for good reason. Research shows that when our environment is tidy,...

Compare listings

Compare