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 ›

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 ›

£500,000 goes a long way: why you should invest in London property

25 April 2016

£500,000 is now the average house price in London*. It can get you a family house in Zone 4, a three bedroom property in Hackney, a flat in a converted house in Clapham, or, if you’re seeking buy-to-let or a property investment, you can find convenient apartments near Canary Wharf.

“Even with the 2008 crash, London house prices have still successfully increased by nearly 50% over the last eight years”

Across the rest of the country, the average price is considerably lower, … Read more ›

What Canary Wharf Estate Agents Can Tell You About Crossrail

17 July 2015

Canary Wharf is a business district in Tower Hamlets, London. As Canary Wharf estate agents will tell you, the area is already an incredibly popular place to live due to its wide range of shops, restaurants and cafes, beautiful scenery and transport links. Alongside London City Airport, Canary Wharf also boasts the Canary Wharf Tube station, which makes commuting to work incredibly easy. However, transport in the area is soon to become even better as the planned new Crossrail station … Read more ›

Why Contact Vauxhall Estate Agents?

24 June 2015

Vauxhall, an area in the London Borough of Lambeth, was once known for being run-down, neglected and no-one’s first choice as a place to live. This is changing, however, and Vauxhall is set to be regenerated and transformed to become an ideal location for anyone wishing to move to London. The Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) regeneration is the largest regeneration area in central London, set to transform the area by 2030. As Vauxhall estate agents will tell you, now … Read more ›