The impact of COVID-19 on the London Property Market

As the world faces unprecedented circumstances and the UK enters an indefinite period of uncertainty, people are anxious to know how the seemingly invincible London property market will hold up. While reports suggest that naturally the market will slow over the coming months, there are some signs of assurance. London House Viewings As the UK … Continued

Post-election housing surge in London dubbed the ‘Boris Bounce’

22% increase in agreed sales in London since the general election. The recently published RICS Residential Market Survey has revealed that after months of political uncertainty and the loom of Brexit, the housing market, particularly in London, is finally showing positive signs. The change in behaviour arrives in the wake of the general election, and … Continued

10 things to love about Leytonstone

A little light read from us today!  We’ve been thinking about all the areas of London we know well and love working in and what makes them unique. So here’s our take on Leytonstone: 1) We think of it as Wanstead’s younger (and naughtier) sister, it’s now got great nightlife: – free music 7 days … 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

What sets London Building Surveyors apart from other surveyors?

We’ve been thinking about what sets us apart from other surveyors and we’ve come up with this little list: – We’re a small team and this means that you receive more personal service from us.  – Ronnie, our MD, has extensive experience working all over London, in Scotland and in the Cayman Islands; this means … Continued

Why now is the best time for landlords to buy-to-let in London

Amid the political uncertainty, falling house prices and unwelcome taxes, there is one clear window of opportunity that has become apparent to the savvy London property investor: buy-to-let property. What makes purchasing property to let so attractive in the current market? Whereas some investors may have previously found themselves priced out of the London property … Continued

London suburbs to face huge housing boom

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to build more than 250,000 new homes in London’s thirteen outer suburbs in an attempt to overcome the capital’s housing crisis. With London remaining as popular location to live as ever for people nationwide and worldwide, the demand for affordable housing has increased tenfold, particularly in … Continued

London’s 5 hottest Property Markets 2019 – London’s Brexit Defying Boroughs

There’s no point denying that Britain’s ever uncertain and changing exit from the EU has not done fantastic things for the housing market. A new survey by the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors has revealed that nationwide, enquiries, agreed sales and new instructions have declined. However, an exclusive new report has proved that certain postcodes … Continued