How much does your neighbourhood affect your home’s value?

How much does your neighbourhood affect your home’s value?

Lurot Brand’s Head of Sales, Marlon Lloyd Malcolm, has been musing on whether proximity to a top school, hotel, department store or famous museum/theatre can increase the value of your home. “We often find our buyers are less interested in the distance to schools”, Marlon says. He explains that buyers of London mews houses are “more fixated on the transport infrastructure in and out of London, combined with the proximity of their home to good shops and leisure facilities.” Read on to find out why two London areas with similar mews properties are a massive 30% apart when it comes to price.

As quoted in DBPR by Marlon Lloyd Malcolm

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE

 Stacking the odds in the landlord’s favour

Stacking the odds in the landlord’s favour

According to Lurot Brand’s Head of Lettings, Lyndsey Schipper, there are no sure-fire ways of telling whether a potential mews house tenant might cause problems in future. “Unfortunately there are never any guarantees,” she says. However, Lyndsey goes on to explain that it’s possible to “stack the odds in your favour” provided your estate agent undertakes a thorough check on the applicant’s background. Read on to find out the five essential checks you should ask your agent to carry out before handing over the keys.

As quoted in DBPR by Lyndsey Schipper

5 WAYS TO DETECT A ROGUE TENANT

Finding the perfect tenant: London’s top estate agents advise

Finding the perfect tenant: London’s top estate agents advise

When the Telegraph asked leading London estate agents for their views on finding the perfect tenant, some of their answers were surprising. While one agent advised landlords to check the applicant’s social media profiles to detect any anti-social tendencies, another believed landlords should follow their gut instinct if they felt doubtful about any aspect of a tenancy application, even if the paperwork appeared satisfactory.

Our Head of Lettings, Lyndsey Schipper, was also asked to contribute to the Telegraph’s article from the perspective of a London mews specialist. Read on for her insightful advice about heading off “troublesome tenants.”

As quoted in The Telegraph by Lyndsey Schipper

WHAT WAS LYNDSEY'S ADVICE?

 Selling McMafia’s £2.6m mews

Selling McMafia’s £2.6m mews

"Mews houses have always been places where naughty things have happened. There is always something interesting going on.” So says our General Manager James Robinson. He made this comment during a recent interview with the Telegraph describing Lurot Brand’s latest hot property: the £2.6m mews house that appears as the home of Alex Godman (played by actor James Norton) in the hit BBC TV series McMafia. James goes on to explain why truth can be just as strange as fiction when you are selling mews property in London, including the interesting tale of what a Russian buyer did to avoid speaking to his neighbours.

As quoted in The Telegraph by James Robinson.

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Mews rental: the answer to a pet lover’s prayer?

Mews rental: the answer to a pet lover’s prayer?

Accordingly to UK charity The Dogs’ Trust, 78% of pet owners looking for a rental property have difficulty in finding suitable accommodation. In cities such as London, the situation is particularly bad as leasehold rules rarely allow animals to be kept on the premises. Our Head of Lettings, Lyndsey Schiffer says “There are over 13 million pet owning households in the UK. This means that around 50% of homes in the UK have a pet”. Lyndsey believes that mews properties have the edge when it comes to pet-friendly rental accommodation. Find out why renting a mews property could be the answer to a pet lover’s prayer.

As quoted in DBPR by Lyndsey Schiffer.

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