Why you should get a building survey 

Would you reduce the stress and expense of moving house if you could? One simple stress-buster that you might not immediately think of is to order a building survey. Once you have found your ideal future home, this is a sound investment that could potentially save you £1000s. Research by The Royal Institution of Chartered … Continued

Riba Excellence in Architecture 2019 Stirling Prize winner confirmed.

Leading on from last month’s blog RIBA Excellence in Architecture – 2019 Stirling Prize Shortlist the winner has now been formally announced. First place was awarded to Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley . The project is a major development of new council-owned energy efficient homes in Norwich and is one of the … Continued

RIBA Excellence in Architecture – 2019 Stirling Prize Shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has recently announced the shortlist for its prestigious 2019 Stirling Prize. This British prize is awarded for excellence in architecture and is named after the architect James Stirling. It is the highest profile architectural award in British culture making even being shortlisted a huge achievement. The six projects … Continued

Rent check changes from 1st July that all landlords need to know

  While the London rental market is booming thanks to the imminent relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions and the subsequent return of overseas tenants and students, there is one major change to rental rules that landlords must be aware of.   Following Britain’s departure from the EU, Right to Rent requirements for EEA (European Economic Area) … Continued

London Rental Market Resurgence

Data from the third quarter of 2021 shows that tenants are returning to London, and that rent prices have risen for the first time since the pandemic took hold at the beginning of 2020. A year of various lockdowns and restrictions hit the capital hard, as landlords in London (and other major cities) tend to … Continued

London asking rents hit new record for buy-to-let properties

  Driven by an ongoing imbalance of supply and demand, rents in the UK letting market have reached a new record high. The average rent in Britain is now £1,088 a month, up 10.8 per cent from £982 last year. London is excluded from this average, where a typical monthly rent is £2,193, a staggering … Continued

London property predictions for 2021

  Over recent years, London has felt the full force of economic and political uncertainty when it comes to the property market. Despite this, a strong undercurrent of demand, particularly in the prime sector, as well the relentless gravitational pull from across the world when it comes to job opportunities, has always underpinned the property … Continued

How to get a mortgage in London after an SEISS grant

If you work in London as a self-employed contractor and received a SEISS grant during the COVID pandemic, you may now need to understand how to get a mortgage after a SEISS grant. Unfortunately, mortgage lenders have not adopted a consistent approach in their lending criteria with regard to recipients of SEISS grants. However, it … Continued