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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...

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...

Greedy Landlords? Don’t Believe the Hype

In today’s climate, it’s easy to paint landlords with the same brush – viewing them solely as money-grabbing opportunists.   As a letting agency that’s part of a network of like-minded agents, we get to see the rental business’s good, bad and ugly side.  Yes, there are some unscrupulous, greedy landlords. We do our best to avoid these.  However, many landlords strive to do the right...

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...

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....

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...

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