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 ›

How to avoid gazumping – will new legislation help?

12 May 2016

If a house buyer has an offer accepted, and then another buyer comes along and makes a higher offer that the seller decides to accept instead, the first buyer has been gazumped. This is currently legal in the UK, but the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is calling for evidence that will help it redraft property-buying legislation to speed up the process and make gazumping a thing of the past.

The estate agent is obliged to pass on all … Read more ›

Tax and Legislation Seminar in Henry Wiltshire London, May 17th

09 May 2016

At Henry Wiltshire, we want to help our clients to stay informed so they can make the best choices and achieve their financial goals. With this in mind, we’re holding a seminar on tax and legislation changes on 17 May at 5pm – 7.30pm at our Nine Elms office. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided.

Enness in Conversation – insights from one of London’s top mortgage brokers

05 May 2016

With the EU Referendum coming hot on the heels of the 2016 budget, the property market is being bombarded by change and uncertainty from a number of directions. The two key issues are the changes to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) and anxiety about the outcome of the referendum and Britain’s possible exit from the EU.
A recent discussion with David Ewington, Mortgage Broker at Enness Private Clients, brought out some interesting views and valuable insights.

Stamp duty

The way stamp duty … Read more ›

A new mayor for London – what will this mean for the housing market?

03 May 2016

With London’s mayoral election looming, Henry Wiltshire takes a look at the different candidates’ views on housing. As London grows ever bigger, and with a need for at least 50,000 more homes every year, not to mention affordable housing, property development is at the top of the agenda for both Labour candidate Sadiq Khan and Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith.

London under Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, London’s current mayor, has created a number of high-rise housing developments, using his mayoral powers to approve … Read more ›

Where to Live in London – Royal Docks, E16

28 April 2016

With regeneration in London’s East End going from strength to strength, Royal Docks is the capital’s newest area for development.

Docks and location

The Royal Docks comprise four historic shipping quays on the north bank of the Thames: Victoria Dock, Royal Albert Dock, King George V Dock and Pontoon Dock, located just east of Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs.

Business opportunities
The new Business Port is expected to attract many Asian companies and generate huge economic growth.

Chinese business district development company ABP … Read more ›