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Being an Estate Agent in Bloomsbury

Spring is the optimum time to sell a home, regardless of whether it’s a buyers or a seller’s market housing stock almost always rises in the spring. Why? Because the largest number of buyers are actively searching for a new home during the months of April, May and June. It’s usually my husband, Rob Hill, […]

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What it’s like to be an Estate Agent in London.

Over the past few years, as prices have risen so substantially and generation rent have become increasing frustrated –  it’s harder than ever to be an estate agent in London.  Granted estate agents in London have never been very popular perhaps just above traffic wardens but of late as an industry we are often treated […]

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Referencing checks

Greater London Properties Referencing checks include Facebook and other social media to vet prospective tenants

Greater London Properties (GLP), which covers Soho, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury and King’s Cross, has an in-house referencing team whose job includes vetting the social media accounts of applicants as well as their references and employment. They have had cases of potential tenants using headed paper from made-up universities or non-existent companies. Rob Hill, director of […]

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Taxation on Landlords

Taxation on Landlords

Taxation on Landlords is about to become tougher. As the buy-to-let market reels from last April’s stamp duty hike, and awaits the tightening of lending criteria starting in January and the steep increase in tax being phased in from next April, is the party over for Britain’s two million landlords? Rob Hill, Director at Greater […]

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The Air B and B time bomb

This site and may others similar have been a phenomenalism globally bringing in more affordable ways to travel and the opportunity to stay in the heart of the cities of the world for a fraction of the cost of hotels. But at what cost to local communities? The explosion in London over recent years has […]

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A New Website For GLP

We are delighted to launch our brand new website www.glp.co.uk. Boasting an advanced search map enabling applicants to find properties simply and efficiently, plus ‘add to favourites` means they can go back and review their top choices. Landlords can now get an Instant Valuation of their properties for either sale and/or rent and stay up […]

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Property is my favourite subject

Property is one of my favourite subjects, which works well as it means I love what I do and the people I get to meet on a daily basis. My chosen ‘subject` is a common denominator amongst the Brits (especially Londoners) – similar to the weather we like to know what`s happening in the industry […]

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Optimism in Central London

Demand for property is still very much greater than supply in Central London and there are a surplus of reasons to be optimistic for the few months ahead. Rightmove have seen a 13% rise in property searches in 2016 with every month from January to July having more visits than the same month in 2015. […]

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Has there ever been a better time to rent in Central London?

Over the past ten years with the astronomical increase of planning applications and loss of office space to residential supply of rental properties on the market has increased. To give you a visual scale of this; between 2010 and 2015 the equivalent in square footage terms of Buckingham palace was converted or being converted in […]

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