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10 Scents That Could Help Sell Your House Fast
5 Oct 22

It might seem a bit far-fetched to think that a particular scent in your home might help it to sell faster. While it’s true that a freshly baked batch of chocolate chip cookies may make your home smell yummy, surely it couldn’t literally be responsib...


Landlord Advice
New smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules for landlords now in force
3 Oct 22

The Government has introduced new regulations on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the social rented sector, and new regulations on carbon monoxide alarms in the private rented sector.

The regulations apply both to houses and flats and also to HMOs....


March Revealed As The Strongest Month To Sell

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Landlord Advice
What is the difference between Freehold, leasehold, commonhold?
3 Oct 22

When buying or selling a home, a key piece of information you need to know is how the property is legally owned, as this can influence your control and costs over the home.

There are two main ways properties are owned in England and Wales.

Freehold and...

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How to Let or Sell Your Home Quickly

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The Best Schools in London (2022 Guide)
25 Sep 22

When choosing an area to live, there is so much to consider. For families, this also involves researching the best spots for educational opportunities.

While budget is inevitably a factor for most, finding a reputable school that your children will b...


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Beautiful Woodland Walks in London
25 Sep 22

Londoners typically love the hustle and bustle of the city, but we’re all human, and sooner or later, we need to escape and recharge.

Living in a capital city doesn’t immediately conjure up daydreams of idyllic woodland walks, but in fact, London has...

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Mini budget and base rate increase
23 Sep 22

We’ve seen plenty of updates that affect the property market this week, with the base interest rate being increased again yesterday, and the mini budget being announced today. The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, led the announcement ...


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14 Home Organisation Hacks & Storage Ideas You Need to Know About
12 Sep 22

It feels like we are only a few years away from being able to order something to be delivered to our house by blinking. In an era where all the world’s ‘stuff’ is at our virtual fingertips, it’s no wonder that creative solutions to managing clutter a...

What Are The Best Rental Yields in London So Far in 2022? We’ve run some in-depth analysis to bring you the best re… https://t.co/lphtiJ2Lzj


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Landlord Advice
The Landlord Guide to a Legionella Risk Assessment
12 Sep 22

Legionella or Legionnaires’ Disease is a type of bacteria that can lead to serious health problems. It is caused by problems in water systems that allow the bacteria to thrive and spread to residents through spray, mist or vapour.

Although Legionella...

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How have property prices performed vs forecasts so far in 2022?
9 Sep 22

In April 2020, during the first lockdown, many property forecasters were expecting the property market to fall by 5-15% with organisations, such as the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), estimating falls of 13%.

But, the opposite happe...


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Landlord Advice
4 ways to let safely to tenants with pets
7 Sep 22

It’s estimated that 59% of households already have a pet in the UK. Most have dogs, while cat ownership comes in at a close second. In contrast, according to Battersea Dogs Home, the number of households occupied by private renters has doubled in siz...

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Landlord Advice
Portico landlords to benefit from AO partnership
6 Sep 22

We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with AO, so our landlords can access a wider range of products with better availability than ever before.

Founded in 2000, AO supplies over 10 million customers with electricals and kitchen appliances t...


Leading experts go head to head at Brexit Debate

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Has working from home changed where and how people want to live forever?
6 Sep 22

For much of 2020 and 2021, the rules and guidance around travel and social distancing meant those who could do their job from home were required or encouraged to do so. People who already had the luxury of a home office or a spare room they could con...

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How will Liz Truss becoming Prime Minister impact the economy and property market?
6 Sep 22

Since the pandemic, property prices have, on average, risen in England by 22% and by 30% in Wales according to the Government’s Land Registry data. This rise was completely unexpected with most forecasters at the time believing that property prices w...


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Home office style ideas for 2022
5 Sep 22

Back in the good old eighties, working from home was a very rare occurrence. According to the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD), in those days, a mere 1.5% of the employed population of the UK worked from the comfort o...

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What is an EWS1 or B1 Form and Can it Affect the Value of Your Property?
5 Sep 22

In response to the devastating fires at Grenfell Tower, the government brought in new fire safety regulations to ensure that buildings with cladding are free of any fire safety defects.

First introduced in 2018, the EWS1 forms (External Wall System F...


Having Trouble Selling Your Home? This could be why...

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Front Door Colours: Our Top Picks
31 Aug 22

It’s no secret that curb appeal is an important but often overlooked aspect of home presentation when it comes to selling up. Still, whether you’re on the move or want to make the most of your property’s aesthetic, one of the features that can signif...

Recent data analysis from @rightmove has revealed that March is the strongest month of the calendar year for selli… https://t.co/YT8u503LkT


Property interiors that tenants love

Landlord Advice
Average Age of Tenant Flat-Sharing in London Tops 30 For the First Time
31 Aug 22

The average age of renters opting to live in shared property is going up, and is currently higher than ever.

According to recent data released by London accommodation supplier, Built Asset Management, the average age of renters living in shared accomm...


Landlord Advice
Is it better to let a furnished or unfurnished property?
31 Aug 22

Deciding whether to let a property fully furnished or unfurnished is a decision landlords should base not only on their personal circumstances but on the demand from tenants, to ensure minimal void periods.

There is no right or wrong answer and the ty...


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Why average prices do not reflect affordability
24 Aug 22

Whenever it’s reported that average property prices have risen, there’s some comment about affordability - usually that first-time buyers are being priced out of the market and many people can’t afford to trade up.

Given the double-digit average price...


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How have rents performed vs forecasts in 2022 so far?
24 Aug 22

The Government’s Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, produced by the Office of National Statistics, showed that rents in many areas were static to falling from 2020 and through most of 2021.

Their figures show that in the 12 months to December 202...


Vendor Advice
5 Ways to Add Wow Factor to Your Kitchen on a Budget
18 Aug 22

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place to cook, eat, spend quality time with loved ones, entertain guests, even work from - so much time is often spent in the kitchen. For this reason, it pays to prioritise the kitchen when it co...


Vendor Advice
Home Office Style Ideas and Tips
15 Aug 22

Back in the good old eighties, working from home was a very rare occurrence. According to the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD), in those days, a mere 1.5% of the employed population of the UK worked from the comfort o...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Landlord Advice
A guide on how to create and let HMOs
12 Aug 22

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are becoming increasingly popular for property investors. According to Zoopla, the average gross yield is 5.2%, but when renting rooms individually as opposed to letting the whole property as a single unit, you ca...


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Is the housing market going to crash?
9 Aug 22

There have been lots of predictions over the last few months about the housing market ‘crashing’, ‘falling off a cliff’ and ‘bubbles bursting’, driven by media headlines of double-digit property price growth.

But just because house prices have risen r...


Landlord Advice
Your most-asked landlord questions on tax and insurance answered
9 Aug 22

Insurance and tax aren’t the most exciting topics, but they are two of the most important to understand. These are some of the top questions we get asked by landlords.

Do I need landlord insurance?

Insurers consider a tenanted property to be higher ris...


Stay Fire Safe This Christmas!

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August Bank Holiday: What to Do At Home This Weekend
8 Aug 22

The August Bank Holiday weekend is fast approaching, and while for many it signals adventuring to events and such, for many, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy some time at home.

Here are a range of great ideas to help you make the most of the Au...


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How to Keep Your House Cool in the Summer
8 Aug 22

 If there’s one thing us Brits never talk about, it’s the weather. Ok, that’s in no way true. Still, with this summer’s sweltering temperatures reaching record-breaking heights, it’s only natural for it to be the talk of the country - as much as we l...


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New Builds London: What's On The Market?
31 Jul 22

Amidst the cacophony of low-inventory concerns, soaring property values, and the cost of living crisis, the London property market is surprisingly robust. The capital is waking up from its Covid slumber and welcoming city dwellers back in their drove...


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Making An Offer On A Probate Property UK
19 Jul 22

Probate properties often represent excellent value for money, but the process of buying one is a little unique. As a result, there can be some added risks and delays, and it can help to better understand the nature of probate sales to best handle the...


Landlord Advice
London Lettings Market Update
19 Jul 22

Figures for the second quarter of 2022 are in, and the results are as expected: the London lettings market is red hot, quite possibly the most competitive market on record. At the same time, mortgage rates continue to track at low rates, property sup...


Vendor Advice
6 ways to make your property more eco-friendly
19 Jul 22


The Government has signed up the UK to reduce carbon emissions by more than any other similarly developed country by 2050. This target will undoubtedly impact the property market, given that “around 22% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from our home...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

Tenant Advice
What Checks Are Done For Renting A Property?
18 Jul 22

There are a variety of checks that a landlord or letting agent will work through when assessing your rental application. Some checks are legal requirements, while others may be conducted at the landlord's or agent's discretion, although most follow t...


Landlord Advice
Selling A Property With Tenants: What You Need To Know
18 Jul 22

Can you sell a house with tenants in it? It is certainly possible to sell your property with current tenants in situ; the real question is whether or not it is preferable to do so. There are certainly upsides, but it can also complicate matters; ulti...


Vendor Advice
Crossrail News: Average Property Prices Along The Elizabeth Line
13 Jul 22

The Crossrail opening has finally come, and with it, buyer competition continues to surge around many stops along the line.

With interest rates on the up and the cost of living crisis not yet behind us, many Londonders are taking advantage of the new...


The secret to selling your house fast, for the best possible price

Landlord Advice
What properties and regions are delivering the best rental yields? (2022 update)
12 Jul 22

Property prices have done well in most parts of the UK over the last couple of years, with some areas seeing double-digit percentage rises. That’s great news for landlords, especially since the media in 2020 was flooded with predictions that lockdown...


Landlord Advice
Are people still moving out of cities or are they moving back?
12 Jul 22

Throughout the pandemic, there were many reports of both homeowners and renters moving out of cities to smaller towns and villages, to take advantage of the extra space and easy access to countryside that comes with more rural locations.

A year ago, a...


Local News
Government Pledges 233 Million Into Docklands Site
12 Jul 22

In a bid to bring London's iconic docklands site back to life, the government has pledged £233m of infrastructure funding, backing one of the UK's most significant regeneration projects.

Government public body, Homes England, will provide the £233m in...


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Vendor Advice
How Long After Signing Contracts Do You Complete In The UK?
10 Jul 22

Once you reach the contract signing stage of the property buying process, you're on the home straight, and that's an exciting time. However, while most of the hard work has been done, there is still a little more to the exchange of contracts process ...


Vendor Advice
Garden Design Trends 2022
5 Jul 22

The conditions of the pandemic brought about so many unexpected changes as we contemplated our way of living and resigned ourselves to being at home more.

It was tough, yet being confined to our home environments also created some healthy changes for ...


Vendor Advice
Considerations When Buying a Flat with a Short Lease
3 Jul 22

Properties for sale on short-term lease arrangements are becoming increasingly rare. Consequently, many buyers do not understand the implications of buying a short-lease property, sometimes not even being fully aware of it until far into the purchasi...


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