Autumn Statement 2016: Chancellor bans tenant fees

07 December 2016

In last week’s Autumn Statement, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond proposed to ban letting agents’ fees to tenants. The proposal is still in the early stages, with the consultation proposed for the New Year, and an Act of Parliament required to push the legislation through.

ARLA, the Association of Residential Lettings Agents, headed by MD David Cox, is deeply concerned by the proposed ban and feels that it has been rushed into with little regard for the facts or potential consequences. The … Read more ›

London property market sees more rentals than sales

26 October 2016

Since the beginning of 2016, estate agents have noticed a reduction in house sales and an increase in rentals. This is because there is an increased desirability for renting, as well as fewer homeowners choosing to sell, although prices continue to rise. The expense of living in London and the problems of job instability are all playing their parts, but changes to stamp duty laws and the uncertainty of Brexit have an equally important role.

The appeal of renting

There’s been a … Read more ›

Invest in London property: Night Tube plans create rise in outer borough rents

19 August 2016

Londoners out on the town this weekend will be the first to take advantage of the Night Tube, the all-night London Underground service running on Friday and Saturday nights on the Central and Victoria lines. In the autumn, the Night Tube will extend to the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee lines.

Until now, people living in London’s outer boroughs have had to fork out for expensive taxi fares or endure hour-long journeys by night bus to get home after midnight. Residents of … Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›