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Area spotlight - Baker Street and Regent’s Park

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019

There are plenty of reasons to visit London’s Marylebone, not least historic Baker Street, home to the world’s most famous fictional detective. Gorgeous Regent’s Park is just a stone’s throw away too. We delve deeper into the area’s big attractions…

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Camden to host London’s Music Walk of Fame

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019

The Music Walk of Fame will have its first commemorative stone laid in Camden Town on November 19th 2019, celebrating London’s rich musical heritage...

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The art of property staging

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2019

If you’re selling your home, creating the right first impression is a must. Staging your property so it’s buyer-ready is a fine art. We have a few tips - worthy of a professional home stager - to help you get it right in every room.

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5 cosy pubs in central London

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019

With autumn now here, it is time to get cosy with a nice drink in one of London's cosiest pubs. We have found 5 perfect pubs for you

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5 good reasons to invest in Marylebone

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2019

If you’re buying property in central London, we think Marylebone is a good bet. Read on for 5 good reasons why Marylebone will always be a sound investment choice.

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Five ways to winter-proof your home

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019

Check out these five tasks that you should check on your property before the winter time sets in, including cleaning your gutters and servicing your heating systems...

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Do cash buyers need to prove their sources of income?

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019

If you’re a cash buyer, find out what you need to know about the proof of funds – and their source – that you will need to provide before you buy a property.

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London to join the World’s Big Sleep Out

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019

The World's Big Sleep Out aims to shine a spotlight on the issues of homelessness and raise money to help homeless people worldwide. Read our article to find out what's going on and how to join in.

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What to look for in a good letting agent

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2019

If you’re looking for advice about choosing a letting agent, read our eight top tips for finding the right company to help look after your rental property.

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Should you take out a 15-year fixed rate mortgage?

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2019

With all the current uncertainty in the UK economy, mortgage lenders have started to offer long-term fixed-rate mortgages. Find out whether this is a sensible idea or a risk...

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How to boost your property's EPC rating

Posted on Monday, September 2, 2019

By April 2020 all privately rented homes must achieve an energy performance rating of E. What five things can landlords do now to boost energy efficiency in a rental property?

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Chancellor has no plans to move stamp duty to sellers

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Find out the new chancellor, Sajid Javid's thoughts on switching stamp duty from buyers to sellers, as well as his thoughts on possible tax changes.

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3 simple ways to increase your property’s rental value

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019

Increase your property’s rental value by making sure it stands out from the pack and attracts tenants who’ll want to stay. There are three things you can do now to make sure your investment keeps on giving.

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Five places to drink rum in central London

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Summer is well and truly here, find out some of the best places to drink rum in central London including Mahiki & Cottons Rhum Shack...

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8 of the best places to live in Central London

Posted on Friday, August 2, 2019

If you fancy living in Central London, find out which eight areas top our list of desirable locations in the heart of the city.

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Government urged to prevent a generation rent homeless crisis

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019

Find out how The UK could face a homelessness “catastrophe” within two decades, with a generation of millennials unable to get a foot on the housing ladder.

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A cultural guide to Maida Vale

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019

Quiet, charming and right by the Regents Canal, Maida Vale has a history rooted in music and comedy and some stunning period properties. Read more about the attractions in this desirable area of London.

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How Instagram transformed the humble houseplant

Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019

 

Want to bring Instagram-worthy glamour to your home, while clearing your air of toxins? The answer seems to be, get a houseplant.

 

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A stroll around Regent's Park: what to see and do on a day out

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2019

From zoo to outdoor theatre, excellent sports facilities to rose gardens, there’s plenty to do in London’s Regent’s Park – find out more about this glorious green space.

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Boom in buy-to-let sees more people with second homes

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019

In this article, find out more about the boom in second homes being purchased for buy-to-let investment with research from the Resolution Foundation.

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Reasons to buy near London’s Baker Street

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019

There’s more to London’s Baker Street than the home of the world’s most famous fictional detective. Read on for five good reasons to buy property close to Baker Street, Marylebone.

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It’s a page turner – the best bookshops in Bloomsbury

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

From Gosh! to Arthur Probsthain, there are so many fantastic bookshops in the Bloomsbury area, with all genres covered. Check them out here...

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A Guide to Camden Town

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019

With a special place in music history, Camden has amazing nightlife, some of London’s best markets plus a character and charm all of its own. Find out where to go and what to see for the best Camden experience.

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Landlord concern over Section 21 sees drop in Tory support

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

In our latest article, find out why the government has fallen out of favour with landlords with their section 21 survey...

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The History of Lords cricket ground

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2019

Cricket has been played on Lords cricket ground for more than 200 years – find out more about this historic ground and its role in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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Five outdoor swims in central London

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019

Now that the sun is beginning to shine, find out all the best locations for outdoor swimming pools in London.

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The top 10 coffee shops in Marylebone

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

From hipster joint to greasy spoon, where are the 10 best places for a coffee in Marylebone, central London?

 

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How to maximise the potential returns on your property investment

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019

Six things every buy-to-let landlord should know about getting maximum returns from a property investment.

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Generation Rent needs new ideas not Help to Buy

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019

In our latest article, find out why Generation Rent are in need of new ideas to solve the UK housing crisis...

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Ten of the best restaurants in London’s Marylebone

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2019

Dining in Marylebone is a sumptuous affair with London’s sought-after chefs offering global cuisine in elegant surroundings. From scotch eggs to rare breed burgers, bone marrow to bespoke cocktails – read our pick of 10 top eateries and book now.

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New fringe theatre venue planned for Raymond Revuebar

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019

Soho is getting a new theatre on the site of the old Raymond Revuebar. The Boulevard Theatre will open in autumn 2019 with bar and restaurant an reolving auditorium.

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How to avoid five big mistakes when buying property

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019

Buying a home is possibly the biggest purchase of your life so you want to get it right. Discover the five common mistakes house buyers make and how to avoid them.

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High rise - Is 2019 London’s year of the tall building?

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019

In our latest article, we give our thoughts on the increase of skycrapers which are transforming London's skyline in 2019. Find out more...

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How to Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2019

If you’re looking to sell your house quickly in an uncertain market, read on for our estate agent insider tips for staging your home to appeal to buyers.

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Fewer empty nests as more young people live with parents

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019

In this report you will find out about the increase in 20-34 year olds having to remain living with their parents especially in London...

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Mayor plans rent controls for London’s private housing sector

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019

London Mayor Sadiq Khan could introduce rent controls to the capital, find out more in our latest article...

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Five iconic buildings in North West London

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019

From high-tech 60s apartment block to breathtaking Hindu temple, take a tour of five North West London architectural icons, you shouldn’t miss.

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Seven top tips for avoiding a winter burglary

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019

It is important to protect your home. In this article, we give you seven top tips to keep your home safe from burglars during the winter months...

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Phil Spencer wants experts not politicians to solve the housing crisis

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019

In this article, find out the thoughts of Phil Spencer on the Government's ever changing housing plans & what could be done in the future

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Top 25 Property Maintenance Tips For Landlords

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019

Check out our Top 25 Property Maintenance tips for Landlords. From How to Fit Skirting Boards, How to Lay Laminate Flooring & How to Bleed a Radiator

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Sherlock Holmes' effect on Baker Street

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Of all the famous addresses in fiction, 221b Baker Street remains one of the most iconic. The domicile of detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson is well-known and continues to be remembered as new incarnations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's hero hit the mainstream.

It seems incredible that the imaginative creations of a Scottish physician should shape an entire slice of London, but it has.

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Our Review of 2018

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018

There’s been more to 2018 than Brexit, Read our review of the year’s highlights for buyers, sellers, renters, landlords and investors...

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Is Brexit the London property market's biggest challenge?

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018

Uncertainly over Brexit is impacting the London property market, but is Brexit the only challenge and is more trouble ahead?

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70% of self-employed buyers fear mortgage discrimination

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018

With 70% of self-employed home buyers fearing disclination from lenders, how to get a mortgage offer if you’re freelance?

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Five of the best places to see Christmas lights in Central London

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Find out where the five amazing Christmas light displays in central London are in 2018.

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What to see and do on Chiltern Street 

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Exploring London's Marylebone? Check out our Marylebone area guide for all the best restaurants, shops, bars, pubs, hotels and things to see.

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Best pubs in Maida Vale

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018

The leafy streets of Maida Vale are home to diverse pubs offering delicious food and perfect pints. Discover the best pubs in Maida Vale. 

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Selling for more space? Here are 4 areas for families to upsize

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2018

Looking to upsize? Discover four areas that are great for families looking to upsize.

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London landlords likely to see rental yields rise

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018

London rents have increased by 4.3% over the last year, with rental yields expected to rise further. Find out more about rental yields in London.  

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What's next for housing policy?

Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018

This article briefly outlines what the government and the Mayor of London intends to do to solve the broken housing market.  

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5 gardens to visit in Central London

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018

 London is made up of many public parks and gardens. Discover five gardens to visit in central London.  

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6 things students look for in rental accommodation

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018

Renting to the student market has its benefits for buy-to-let landlords. But what are students looking for in their rental accommodation? We outline six things a student looks for in their accommodation 

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Mayfair named 'London's most expensive area'

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mayfair has recently been named ‘London’s most expensive area’, taking over from Knightsbridge as the capital’s most exclusive enclave.  

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Tips for investing in Primrose Hill

Posted on Monday, September 3, 2018

Looking to invest in property in Primrose Hill? Find out more about Primrose Hill, NW, and the types of property available.  

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Buy-to-let remains a 'solid long-term investment' 

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018

Property continues to be a ‘solid long-term investment’, new research from Property investment platform British Pearl shows. Find out more.

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How to tackle common problems in historic properties

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thinking of buying a historic property? This article lists some of the common problems associated with historic properties and offers solutions on how to tackle them. 

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Student demand remains high in London, with a preference for shared houses

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Landlords looking to invest in student accommodation will be pleased to hear that student demand remains high in central London, especially from international students. Find out more.  

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Buying a listed property: what you need to know

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Buying a listed property in London? Find out more about the grading of properties and what you need to consider before buying a listed property.  

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Landlords and the proposals to introduce minimum three-year tenancies

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The government's recent proposal to introduce minimum three-year tenancies to give more security for tenants in the private rented sector has received a mixed response from landlords. Find out how it might affect landlords.  

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