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Soho food feast

Soho Food Feast

One of the best things about being an estate agent in Soho is the infamous Soho Food Feast which this year is on the 11th June.   It is now in its 7th Year and as always we are working with some of London’s top restaurants to raise money for our local Parish Soho School. The […]

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Estate Agent Soho

Sunshine in Soho Video

Soho has always been at the very heart of London’s West End and this video is a perfect example of why. Colourful, vibrant, edgy and always fun – all the reasons why we love this area of London.  We hope you enjoy this short film. (source BFI)

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The changing nature of the Central London property market

The clocks have once again sprung forward which traditionally does give the London property market a shot in the arm.  The longer evenings, the spring flowers and dare I say it warmer climate historically does put people in a better mood and the impetus to move is enhanced from the winter season blues. Will 2017 […]

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Is there Longevity with Online Agents?

Online agents charge a small (in comparison) fixed fee, paid up front.  In return you will get a property valuation and then your house will be displayed on the popular portals.  Is this enough?  Will this ensure your property will sell for its true potential?  Is there life in the online agency business and if […]

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estate agent bloomsbury

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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Estate Agent London

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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