Kensington & Chelsea Lettings Market Report Q1 2018

Welcome to the quarterly Kensington & Chelsea lettings market report for Q1 2018. This report covers January to March 2018 for the Notting Hill, Kensington, North Kensington and Kensal Rise areas of London. (NW10, NW6, SW1, SW10, SW3,…

Kensington & Chelsea Lettings Market Report Q4 2017

Welcome to the quarterly Kensington & Chelsea lettings market report for Q4 2017 This report covers September to December 2017 and covers the Notting Hill, Kensington, North Kensington and Kensal Rise areas of London (W2, W8, W10, W11,…

How has Airbnb affected London’s rental market?

It’s a contentious issue for those involved in the London rental market. Is the explosive growth of Airbnb a good thing for Londoners, allowing those with a spare room to make a bit of extra income? Or is it being used to illegally sub-let…
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The ban on up front tenants fees in the Autumn Statement

As part of today’s Autumn Statement Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a ban on ‘upfront letting agent fees to tenants’ as soon as possible. The government’s intention is to move the cost creating of new tenancies in the private rental…

Top tips to find a property to rent in London

Finding a property to rent in London can be a stressful experience. Whether you are renting for the first time or looking for a change, you need to plan ahead to beat the crowds to the property you like.  Although it can be exciting booking…
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The Buy To Let Market – Banishing the Brexit Blues

The London buy to let market – banishing the Brexit blues

For London Buy To Let market it has been an extraordinary time. Amongst a litany of regulatory changes, tax changes and general landlord bashing there has been a judicial win for landlords who campaigned against unfair mortgage rate rises against…
The buy to let market - banishing the Brexit blues

What does Brexit mean for London’s rental market?

It’s been a rollercoaster of a few days since the EU referendum result was announced and naturally people are asking 'what does Brexit mean for London's rental market?'  I’ve had a few conversations with landlords who are concerned about…

Right to Rent legislation for landlords

On 1st February 2016, new Right to Rent legislation for landlords came into effect that put rather onerous responsibilities onto landlords of private residential properties in England and, of course, onto us, their instructed agents! Called…
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Film industry short lets Notting Hill

The UK film industry is in rude health with many major productions being filmed in and around London. Some of the biggest film studios in the country such as Pinewood and Shepperton are located west of the city, within easy reach of major transport…

A Word From Jared Kilgarriff

There is much spoken about the lack of affordable housing in central London and while this may be a problem for those just embarking on their careers in the city, we're noticing an interesting trend at the other end of the spectrum; retirees…