Reduced Bank of England base rate: what this means for mortgages

05 August 2016

Thursday saw the reduction in the Bank of England’s base rate to 0.25%, a move made to cushion the UK against a post-Brexit recession. We were interested to know what effect this would have on the mortgage market so we contacted David Ewington at Enness Private Clients to find out more about the current financial climate. See what he had to say.

Pan Peninsula, Canary Wharf

02 August 2016

The Pan Peninsula is located on the Isle of Dogs, E14, in the heart of London’s Docklands…and just round the corner from Henry Wiltshire Canary Wharf. Flats in the development are available for both sale and rent – it’s both a fantastic investment opportunity and a great place to live.

When the Pan Peninsula opened in 2009, it brought a new style of building to London’s Docklands. The development comprises two towers of different heights which are colourfully lit at night … Read more ›

The Tower, St George’s Wharf, SW8

11 July 2016

Visitors to Vauxhall can hardly have missed as one of Nine Elm’s newest skyscrapers. The Tower at St George’s Wharf stands right on the bank of the Thames, commanding attention and drawing the eye to one of the most desirable addresses in South London. Designed by Broadway Malyon and completed in 2014, the Tower is now filled with 223 luxury apartments, many of which have been bought and sold through Henry Wiltshire.

If you like facts and figures, you might be … Read more ›

Separate beds – a new trend for two master bedrooms

07 July 2016

New research shows that as many as one in six couples sleep in separate bedrooms. It’s not that relationships are on the rocks, nor is it a new method of contraception. Modern lives have become more hectic, meaning that sleep is not only more necessary but also more hard-won. After a hard day of client negotiations and meetings, the last thing anyone needs is a snoring partner keeping them awake. Many sleep therapists recommend sleeping alone for a better night, … Read more ›

EU Referendum Results – Bargain UK property for overseas investors

24 June 2016

With last night’s astonishing referendum result in favour of leaving the EU, it’s not just the 48% of Britons who voted remain who have gone into shock. At one point in the last few hours, sterling had fallen to its lowest position since 1985, a mere 1.32 against the dollar. The extent of the fall was made considerably worse by an over-confident climb earlier in the day, based on opinion polls.

The pound will inevitably strengthen so investors should buy sooner … Read more ›

Fish Island – a new focus for the East End

17 May 2016

Fish Island is located near Bow, just west of Stratford, and across the water from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, built for the 2012 games. The community is a wonderful mix, with artists and creatives buying property on Fish Island as well City workers looking to break from the corporate world when they get home.

Chloe Robinson, Branch Manager at Henry Wiltshire’s Bow Office, says, “London’s East End was once the capital’s industrial heart, with Fish Island playing an important part. … Read more ›