Proposed legislation will make all new build property in London freehold

10 August 2017

The government has announced plans to make all new build property freehold, not leasehold. The government is still consulting on the new plans, which are not yet law. However, the proposals have so far been welcomed by campaigners, home owners and estate agents alike.
Our London Estate Agents explain why.

East London’s City Farms – fun days out in the summer holidays

09 August 2017

There are many great things about raising your children in London – there’s so much diversity, so much culture, lots of different experiences to enjoy. Families buy property in London, enabling parents to work in the capital without a long commute, while children to benefit from all that London has to offer.

Urban Farms are just one of the many family things in E14 and Canary Wharf in the summer holidays. Find out more!

London properties with poor energy performance to become illegal

04 August 2017

Landlords of F and G rated properties should act now to avoid breaking the law when the new legislation is introduced next year. Find out more about the new government standards and how Henry Wiltshire can help.

Legislation comes into force next April, making it illegal for landlords to rent property with an F or G energy rating. Landlords can often improve properties for less than £5000

Vauxhall’s Street Food Garden – SW8’s best kept secret

03 August 2017

It’s easy to see why Vauxhall is so popular – the area is undergoing a great deal of regeneration and is fast becoming one of the best places to live in London.
Vauxhall’s Street Food Garden is one of the area’s best kept secrets. Popular events like this have helped make SW8 one of the most vibrant postcodes in the capital.

The regeneration is a real success story, and homeowners are benefiting from a great return on their property investments. New … Read more ›

Capping deposits – what does it mean for the London rental market?

02 August 2017

The Queen’s Speech in June proposed to ban tenants’ fees, but another proposal from the Queen’s Speech is likely to hit out at landlords, which could also lead to a rise in rents. This is the decision to cap tenants’ security deposits. Find out more about what this means for both landlords and tenants.

Fish Island – affordable housing in London’s East End

01 August 2017

Fish Island is East London’s newest property hotspot. This hip canal-side area is located just west of Stratford, and Henry Wiltshire’s Bow estate agents are fast becoming experts on this sought-after spot. This is a key regeneration area that also retains its historic character, and Carpenters Wharf to be Fish Island’s newest affordable housing development.