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Why It Pays to Shop Local in London

Next time you’re about to make an online purchase, pause for a second and ask yourself one simple question: Could I buy this locally? With retail experts predicting that 15,000 shops could shut for good by the end of 20251, it’s not an exaggeration to say that the UK’s high streets are in a perilous position. So, the next time you need to buy something, be it an everyday item or a one-off...

A £25,000 Oversight: Learn from a Landlord’s Insurance Mistake

For London landlords, having the right insurance coverage is not just a box to tick; it's an essential safeguard for your investments. However, simply having insurance is not enough; you must understand the policy's specific requirements and ensure everything is declared accurately. In the cautionary tale below, we’ll see the consequences a landlord faced due to a small oversight. The names and...

How Might Your Green Space in London Affect Your Property Sale?

Since the pandemic, access to outdoor space has become more crucial than ever, significantly enhancing a property's value. But what if your lush London balcony or small urban garden becomes a hindrance to your home sale? In this brief overview, we'll shed light on some plants that may affect your property's price. Remember, this doesn't just apply to expansive gardens but also to smaller green spaces...

Embrace Green Living in Central London with Balcony and Indoor Gardens

In the heart of London, not everyone has the luxury of outdoor space. But lack of a garden doesn't mean you can't add a touch of nature to your home. Whether you have a balcony or rely on indoor areas, a dash of greenery can instantly enhance your urban living space. Balcony Gardens For those lucky enough to have a balcony, even the smallest of spaces can be transformed into a mini green haven. When...

All You Need to Know about Charging Electric Cars

Electric vehicles (EVs) are everywhere. They’ve been steadily growing in popularity and are now a serious consideration for anyone thinking about buying a new car. So, are you ready to go green and drive electric?   It’s estimated that by 2025, the sale of electric cars will overtake that of traditional petrol/diesel vehicles. And in just seven years’ time, the government plans to ban the sale...

Garden Maintenance: Tenant and Landlord Responsibilities Explained

Garden maintenance can be a thorny issue between tenants and landlords, so here's a useful guide to help avoid confusion. Now that spring is here; there are lots of tasks to be done in the garden, such as watering, weeding and mowing. But if the garden is part of a rental property, who is responsible for doing them? That's a question that has vexed many tenants and landlords over the years (garden...

Ten Weird and Wonderful Facts about Eurovision 

Ten Weird and Wonderful Facts about Eurovision    To some, it’s a gloriously camp celebration of global diversity. To others, it’s a naff cringe-fest with more cheese than a ploughman’s.    Whatever your views on the Eurovision Song Contest, you’re bound to hear a lot about it this weekend when Liverpool hosts the final.    The city famed for its musical heritage is staging...

Four Ways to Reduce the Stress of Being a London Landlord

Being a landlord is one of those jobs where there is no middle ground. It’s either low stress with great tenants and affordable mortgage rates, or it’s the total opposite: high stress, broken appliances, tenancy challenges and ever-increasing costs. When a property is vacant, there is worry about how long it will take to find new residents. When new tenants move in, there is the stress of managing the...

International Women’s Day – The Women Who Inspire Us

International Women’s Day is an event marked around the world – in the news, all over social media and in most schools. And so it should be. Accelerating equality, raising awareness around discrimination, and helping women feel safe and celebrated is something we should all be doing more of.  This year’s IWD theme is about embracing equity and recognising women’s different...

Managing Multiple Rentals: Tips for?London Landlords

How do portfolio landlords deal with the multitude of tasks and mountains of red tape that come with managing several properties? Read on to find out. Owning a portfolio of rental properties can be a great way to earn income and build up a tidy nest egg for the future. But be warned: you can’t afford to wing it. If you’re disorganised with deposits, rent payments, inventories and maintenance, you’ll...

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