As summer fades, with trees transforming and cooler evenings setting in, an unmistakable autumnal feel is in the air. In this issue, we explore the shift in the real estate market's mood, emphasising the need for realism and quick action. Discover the importance of property maintenance and get a lettings market update from our experts. We also unveil the winner of Mews in Bloom and share the excitement of upcoming gardening endeavors. It's time to embrace autumn's cosy charm through the comfort of mews living, as we navigate these changing seasons.
Welcome to the summer issue of Lurot Brand. As we navigate uncertain times and face tough choices and financial pressures, the prospect of a long hot summer offers a welcome distraction. Whether you're looking to sell, buy, or rent a home, managing expectations and being realistic about prices and rental values is crucial to maintain momentum in the property market. In this issue, Mollie Swallow, Director & Head of Lettings, explores this topic in her rental article. Additionally, Head of Sales, Billy Harvey's conversation with property journalist Zoe Dare Hall sheds light on the current state of London's prime central market, emphasizing the importance of perceiving value and finding a pragmatic approach for both sellers and buyers. Martyn John Brown takes us on a nostalgic trip down mews memory lane, reflecting on the glory days of mews properties and reminding owners to cherish their homes. Lastly, don't miss our interview with a visionary buyer who transformed two derelict mews properties in Junction Mews back in the 1970s. Enjoy the sunshine in London and remember that we're always here to provide property advice, rain or shine.
The London property market is showing signs of growth as the days get longer and spring arrives. Record rentals are being achieved in the residential lettings market, with many eager tenants looking to secure a new home early in the year. The prime sales market is also holding its own, with positive developments in the London mews market. Martyn John Brown’s ‘Everchanging Mews’ article surveys the way materials and building techniques have shifted over the decades, while LB Loves takes readers on a fragrant, foodie, and fabulous shopping guide around Belgravia. The edition also features the Mews in Bloom competition, encouraging residents to share planting ideas and create gardening magic in their mews.
This edition is seasonal in spirit. We’ve given you some suggestions for festive cheer, fun and pampering in LB Loves… Notting Hill. Award winning Zoe Dare Hall navigates 2023’s London property market with our own Billy Harvey’s insight. Mollie Swallow advises on maintaining your investment property and tips for landlords in a busy rental market. Everchanging Mews looks at the architectural merits of our mews arches. Our one-to-one is with the triumphant winner of Mews in Bloom 2022 – a massive well done to the residents at Ennismore Mews.
There's a whiff of change in the air in our autumn edition of Mews News. Antoine Lurot and Mollie Swallow provide advice on how to make your estate agent and property work best for you, we have market updates from award winning journalist, Zoe Dare Hall, and we give you a respite from the current climate with an interview from Fred Turner of Fuller's pubs.
This year, the holiday feeling seems to have arrived a little earlier than expected. In this summer edition of our quarterly mews reporting, our Chairman, Antoine Lurot, introduces our new, exciting website; Zoe Dare Hall, Property Freelance Journalist of the Year 2021, reports on the latest sales market trends; Mollie Swallow, Lettings Director, takes you through the long benefits of mews tenants; and finally, we explore London through Martyn Brown's London Mansion Flats and our very own guide to the best locations in W8. All this and more including our fabulous mews for sale and to rent.
We hope you’ll forgive us for indulging in a little mews nostalgia as we celebrate fifty years of Lurot Brand. Features in Mews News include a fascinating interview with our founder and Chairman, Antoine Lurot, and a whizz through mews lettings history with our Lettings Director, Mollie Swallow. Everchanging Mews digs into the pros and cons of basement construction, while LB Loves explores our favourite mews, past and present. All this, plus savvy market analysis from Zoe Dare Hall and an exciting array of fabulous mews properties to rent or buy.
Pour yourself a festive tipple and settle down with our 2021 winter edition of Mews News. This issue is all about ‘returning’: we discuss the return of the renter, the revival of the pied-á-terre, and the return of homeowners who escaped to the country, only to find themselves lured back to the capital’s bright lights. Read on to explore a Danish-style mews conversion, meet our ‘Mews in Bloom’ winners, enjoy our essential Soho area guide, and binge on our listings of glorious mews properties for sale and to rent. Cheers!
September’s here, and we’re raring to go with another exciting issue of Mews News. In this edition, Martyn John Brown takes a nostalgic look back at mews living during the Nineties and Noughties. Gio Pezziga of the Bloomsbury Hotel’s Coral Room shares some delightfully decadent cocktail recipes, and Zoe Dare Hall explains why mews properties are perfect for post-pandemic, country-style living in the heart of town. Naturally, you’ll also be able to browse a selection of glorious mews properties for sale or rent. Click below to enjoy all these features and more in our feature-packed autumn edition.
Open a chilled bottle of bubbly and settle down with the latest Mews News. In this edition, historian Martyn Brown revisits the 1970s and 80s, when mews houses became hedonistic ‘party pads’; Telegraph writer Zoe Dare Hall anticipates a ‘Roaring Twenties’-style celebration as Covid restrictions lift; Noah Pearlman goes bananas in NW3, and our ‘LB Loves’ spotlight falls on lovely Little Venice. Click below for these unmissable features plus our fabulous listings of mews properties available for sale or rent.
Welcome to the Spring edition of Mews News. In tune with the season (and Lurot Brand’s upcoming 50th anniversary), we’re feeling incredibly optimistic. Our resident mews expert Martyn Brown explores the evolution of the modern mews through 50 years of property sales, and we come face-to-face with an artisan gin producer, based in a north London mews. Mollie Swallow gives an update on the rental market, while Telegraph journalist Zoe Dare Hall enjoys calmer waters after a perfect prime London storm. Start reading now for a wealth of fascinating articles (plus our fabulous listings of mews properties for sale or rent).
In this issue, The Telegraph’s Zoe Dare Hall celebrates motivated buyers who keep the property market moving, while racer and stunt driver Ben Collins is put through his paces in a speedy one-to-one interview. We also explore the chronology of the London mews and share 11 reasons why we love Marylebone. Finally, Head of Lettings Mollie Swallow reflects on a cheerful summer and offers some words of winter wisdom for landlords. Feeling warmer? When you’ve had your fill of features, take a moment to browse our property listings, packed with fabulous mews houses to buy or rent.
We’re delighted to bring you our Autumn 2020 edition of Mews News, packed as ever with fascinating facts and advice for mews lovers. Marlon Lloyd Malcolm says Lurot Brand is “back and busy”, while Zoe Dare Hall of the Telegraph discusses life after lockdown and asks whether London property is truly “out of the woods.” Click through to enjoy more unmissable features, including an intriguing look at how wartime damage has affected our mews heritage, plus landlord tips on attracting new tenants from our Head of Lettings, Mollie Crowley.