Why building disputes are best tackled over a G&T

Why building disputes are best tackled over a G&T

In a recent article in the Sunday Times, our General Manager James Robinson was quizzed on the best way for homeowners to avoid costly disputes when planning major property renovation projects such as basement excavations. James’ answer is to consult the neighbours first.“A good homeowner should have the manners to invite their neighbours for a drink to discuss their plans before they submit an application”, he explains. It’s valuable advice, as disputes can result in payouts of eye-watering amounts. In this article, top lawyers Mishcon de Reya reveal the huge sums that are often paid to settle property disputes.

As quoted in The Times by James Robinson

PAYOUTS REVEALED

Lynsey throws light on lettings legislation

Lynsey throws light on lettings legislation

The lettings market is changing, as new regulations are introduced to improve conditions for tenants and increase the energy-efficiency of rental properties. In a recent article our Head of Lettings Lynsey Schipper explains the reasons behind changes relating to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). She also makes two important predictions about future lettings legislation, including the minimum maintenance standards required for rental properties. As Lynsey explains, these changes will be “not without irony, as we are on the verge of leaving the EU”. Read on to find out why – as Brexit approaches – landlords may soon be required to adopt practices that are common in EU countries.

As quoted in DBPR by Lynsey Schipper

LYNSEY’S PREDICTIONS

Buying London property? Here’s how to track down a bargain

Buying London property? Here’s how to track down a bargain

In a recent article published in the Evening Standard’s Homes and Property section, our General Manager James Robinson was asked for his views on the best way to search for a London property in a ‘nervous market’. Acknowledging that searching could be a slow and time-consuming business, he advises “decide what you are looking for and see everything in your price range so you can ascertain what your money buys.” James believes that the key to an effective search is putting in enough time. Read the full article for some valuable tips on buying in London this spring.

As quoted in Homes and Property by James Robinson

SPRING PROPERTY TIPS

Selling your home?  Time to clean up your street!

Selling your home? Time to clean up your street!

The old saying “out of sight, out of mind” shouldn’t apply when you’re selling a property, according to our General Manager, James Robinson.

When Homes and Property magazine interviewed James for an article on sprucing up a home for sale, he suggested “you may want to spend a few hundred pounds on things which aren’t just yours, but could make a massive difference to a buyer’s first impression". In addition to undertaking a thorough house clean, he believes vendors should pay to clear unsightly rubbish from their street - even if the mess isn’t actually visible from their property. Want to know more? Read on for some expert tips.

As quoted in Homes and Property by James Robinson

SPRING CLEANING THAT SELLS

Three quick fixes to sell your home

Three quick fixes to sell your home

The gloomy and exceptionally cold weather we’ve experienced throughout winter and early spring has made it difficult to show properties off to their best advantage. So what’s the advice if you’ve been unable to find a buyer for your mews home? Don’t despair! According to Lurot Brand’s Head of Sales, Marlon Lloyd Malcolm, there are several quick fixes you can put in place in order to revive buyers’ interest. Follow his three-point plan to get your property back into shape and looking its best for the springtime market.

As quoted in DBPR by Marlon Lloyd Malcom

FOLLOW MARLON'S 3-POINT PLAN