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25.05.2016

Mews vs. Tower blocks – Which would you choose?

Which would you prefer? A Georgian mews house on a traffic-free cobbled lane or a luxury apartment in a residential tower

23.05.2016

Record sale prices for London’s mews property – don’t lose out

If you’re worrying about the price your period mews property will fetch, pick up the phone and confide in us

02.04.2015

FASHIONABLE COBBLES

“Cobbles are coming back as a distinctive design element in public areas. Landscapers have rediscovered the many artistic layouts cobbles used to be laid in, such as circles, fans, diamonds and chains, and have woken up to what mews residents have known all the time – cobbles are practical, hard-wearing and one of the most […]

02.04.2015

EXPANDING UPWARDS

“At Lurot Brand we can let you know what the likelyhood of obtaining permission in a mews street will be based on our experience of dealing with planning departments and the large estates.”

02.04.2015

Windowless backs

“We are passionate about mews and love sharing our experience and knowledge of mews so if you are thinking of creating a ‘grand design’ do call us. We can advise not only on the best use of light but also on what design will make the most commercial sense when you come to sell or […]

27.10.2014

Will We Be A Nation Of Tenants?

“The largest mortgage regulation change in history” That quote summarizes recent attention grabbing headlines across the property news spectrum. This is of course the now not news that both lenders and their customers are facing much tighter restrictions when applying for a mortgage. This is in a bid to curb the pre-recession extravagances in the […]

27.10.2014

London Property Investment: Why A Mews Is A Good Investment

The Savils 5 year forecast for the UK residential market would indicate that prime real estate in London is a good future investment as far as property price increases are concerned. Whilst the London property bubble has created a significant gap in house prices growth in the capital is set to increase exponentially.

27.10.2014

You Should Be Investing In Residential Property In London: Here’s Why

The residential market survey (RICS 2014)  indicates that the imbalance between supply and demand is the main catalyst for growth, by creating a greater upward pressure on the price of residential property. In particular the strongest gains in residential properties were in London and the South East. This is perhaps also attributed to low supply, […]

27.10.2014

Tips For Selling Your Home In Winter

With Christmas only just around the corner (how fast has it come this year?!) and the longest day not too far off either we really are falling into winters cold grasp. It’s during these dreary days that your house may sometimes not look at its best, which can be frustrating and even financially damaging when […]

27.10.2014

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Sweetheart

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Sweetheart Sales and Lettings are often considered to be very different but the key similarity is how do we help our Clients to maximise the returns on their properties. The key is to consider the market you are aiming to attract, our advice is easy to remember: KISS – Keep […]

27.10.2014

Too Much Of A Good Thing Is Bad For You – Have Up To 3 Agents But Never More

The single most important thing you need to decide when selling or letting your property is which estate agent to instruct? The choice is wide and varied and despite popular pre-conceptions, fuelled mostly by the wider media, not all agents are the same. Unfortunately estate agents regularly feature in polls of the ‘top 10 most hated […]

27.10.2014

Welcome to the new Lurot Brand Blog!

As recently appointed Public Relations Manager for Lurot Brand, I will be bringing you a regular insight into our business – some of it will be anecdotal and some of it will be updates on the Residential Sales and Lettings market in central London. Estate agency is exciting and with over 40 years of experience […]

24.10.2014

British Buy To Let Avoids EU Regulation

The nationwide buy to let mortgage industry has managed to avoid the regulatory hand of the European Union, to the surprise of many.

24.10.2014

The Top 13 Things That Put Off Prospective Tenants Or Buyers

The importance of first impressions, something we are all too aware of in the property industry. Whether it’s how shiny your shoes are, what car you turn up in or (unsurprisingly) the condition of the property you are trying to sell or let, first impressions can make or break you in this business.

24.10.2014

Autumn Forecast

Having expected the month of August to be quiet and underwhelming – and therefore a good month to go away on holiday – we have been very impressed by being wrong in this estimation. The level of activity has been excellent with more market appraisals and instructions in the month than we could have predicted. […]

24.10.2014

Autumn Forecast (2)

Having expected the month of August to be quiet and underwhelming – and therefore a good month to go away on holiday – we have been very impressed by being wrong in this estimation. The level of activity has been excellent with more market appraisals and instructions in the month than we could have predicted. […]

23.10.2014

An Indian Summer In London Lettings

The Lettings market is hot and raring to go after a quiet summer. The demand for 2 and 3 bedroom flats ideal for sharers and family-friendly houses is high especially in the Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea areas and we are seeing multiple bids for the first time since the start of 2012 attracting favourable […]

23.10.2014

Our Top Home Energy Saving Tips

Everywhere you go you are reminded to save energy and the environment. What people seem to sometimes forget is the fact that some of the biggest changes you can make to your energy efficiency levels can be found at home. Without banging on too much about the impending winter (although it is coming, despite this deceptively warm […]

23.10.2014

Autumn Property Checklist

As depressing as it is to even consider, we think it’s time we all accepted the fact that summer is on its last legs. The mornings are getting decidedly dimmer and nippier and we even saw a leaf fall from a tree in Hyde Park the other day. With September almost upon us the onset […]

23.10.2014

Hyde Park Gardens parking spot on the market for £300,000

A parking spot (pictured below) situated in Hyde Park Gardens, just behind the beautiful Hyde Park Gardens Mews, has gone on the market for £300,000.

23.10.2014

London is more than just a commodity

Nowhere competes to an English summer, when we see it, and London’s mews streets particularly demonstrate its beauty. This time of year sees people flood to London to experience its wealth of summer attractions and eat home grown strawberries in SW19.

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