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How changes to EPC Legislation in 2018 will affect you as a Landlord

  From 1st April 2018 legislative changes come into effect, which require residential rental properties to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of E or above. The two lowest grades of F and G will be unlawful from this date. The…

Legionnaires Disease and landlords’ responsibilities to protect tenants

  Legionnaires Disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water containing the Legionella bacterium. But what does this mean exactly and are tenants really at risk?…
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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How to choose an estate agent – six key things to consider

It’s so important to choose the right estate agent but with so many around how do you know which one is right for you? Many people make their decision based on the fees the agent charges however choosing an estate agent with a lower fee is…
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It’s a dogs life! Dog friendly activities Notting Hill and Kensington

Owning a dog in London is as popular as ever and these days there are plenty of dog friendly activities in Notting Hill and Kensington. Amongst our urban landscape there are plenty of pockets of greenery just waiting to be explored with your…
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What is Earls Court like?

What is Earls Court like? Many people think Earls Court is just about the now closed Exhibition Centre, the numerous hotels, Earls Court tube station or the retreating army of young Aussies. But there is much more to it than that and it's a…
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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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Kensington Houses, Kensington area guide

Kensington houses – the incredible variety on offer

We love Kensington with its bustling high street, independent shops and eateries, wonderful village feel and accessibility to the beautiful open spaces of Holland Park and Kensington Gardens. But what we love most about Kensington are…
The Budget 2015 affect the London property market

How does the Budget 2015 affect the London property market?

In yesterday's budget, George Osborne announced measures to reward working people and it was these changes that garnered most of the headlines. Amongst the policy changes were several tax changes that affect the London property market and our…
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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…