Should you buy a property in need of renovation?

Is Homes Under the Hammer one of your guilty viewing pleasures? If so, do you think you can do a better job than the people featured in the programme?The UK property market doesn’t offer the rich pickings of previous decades but prices…

Why you should invest in Paddington in 2018

(And no, we’re not talking about the bear!)The prime central London property market is made up of just two boroughs; the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the City of Westminster.  But within this area of less than ten square…

How to keep your home warm this winter

With the Met Office recently predicting a chilly winter for 2017, we’ve been looking at how to keep your home warm this winter.Temperatures are apparently set to plummet as we move towards Christmas with air blasting in from the arctic…
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…
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What the budget means for London property

After the bombshells dropped during last year’s Autumn Statement, George Osborne’s March 2016 budget was a little less dramatic for those involved in the London property market. So what does the budget mean for for London property? This…

The evolution of Kensington Mews houses

This second blog from Anthony Walker, Chair of Edwardes Square Scarsdale and Abingdon Association (ESSA) explores the history and current uses of Kensington mews houses as well as the redevelopment of Avon House in W8.Many mews houses in London…

Marvellous Maida Vale area guide

Maida Vale just north of Paddington in central London is well known for its handsome Edwardian and Victorian houses, leafy avenues and the gorgeous canals of Little Venice. Its name comes from the ‘Hero of Maida’ pub that used to exist on…
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Five great reasons to rent in Queens Park

The small northwest London enclave of Queens Park is a well-known mecca for those in the media and creative industries as well as A-list celebrities who want to rent in Queens Park. People are drawn to the area because of its range of beautiful…
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How the London property market will benefit from the Conservative victory

Whichever way you decided to vote in last week's election, one thing is for sure; a majority Conservative government has proved to be a good result for the London property market. Why?Confidence drives markets and the overriding sentiment…
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Kensington Houses for Sale

Does it ever feel like a good time to buy Prime Central London (PCL) property, for example houses in Kensington? It never seems to. People always seem to be asking themselves the age old question of 'to buy or not to buy.'I remember…