May 22nd 2017

New instructions reach record low as political uncertainty weighs on Chiswick’s property market, as reported on local news website Political uncertainty and stamp duty changes are being blamed for a ‘long winter’ in a W4 property market that has seen volumes and instructions fall to record lows. So far this year, fewer that 100 [...]

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May 20th 2017

At this time of year our gardens start to demand maintenance. This is often the trigger for a spring clean of the garden shed and to become reacquainted with our tools and garden possessions. With the contents of an average garden shed worth over £600, it is no surprise that they can be attractive to [...]

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May 13th 2017

It is not until we reach 41 that we turn our attention to our outdoor spaces. Although this may seem late to discover gardening, it may be a consequence of the fact that people are not able to get on the property ladder until their late thirties. Researchers took an in depth look into our gardening [...]

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May 6th 2017

Can you remember a time when young children played together in traffic-free Chiswick streets? Such a common sight is forgotten by some and unknown to many. However a new initiative sees roads in Hounslow and Ealing closed to traffic for up to three hours a week as part of a nationwide drive to bring back [...]

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Apr 29th 2017

Some homeowners do not know who is responsible for advising on the physical condition of a property prior to purchase according to the latest research. They are also unclear as to the purpose of a mortgage lender’s property valuation report, suggesting a need for greater clarity within the home-buying process. Whose job is it anyway? [...]

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Apr 22nd 2017

A new Insight paper analyses the profile of London house price growth by price segment with commentary on the current outlook. Inflation is examined across ten price bands covering the cheapest to most expensive properties. The timing and scale of price growth has been far from uniform providing important context looking ahead to the prospects [...]

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Apr 18th 2017

Finding student accommodation can be tough, which is why the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has created a guide to renting to make university life a little easier. Before you start looking there are three key decisions to consider. Firstly, decide what you can afford before you start house hunting. Remember to budget for [...]

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Apr 12th 2017

The Royal Horticultural Society is campaigning to trace our historic mulberry trees. Some of London’s oldest trees will be coming under the spotlight thanks to a new campaign supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The initiative, run by The Conservation Foundation’s Morus Londinium will unravel the intriguing stories of London’s mulberry tree heritage. According to Old Chiswick Protection Society there [...]

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Harper Finn buy-to-let
Apr 7th 2017

This week marks the start of the implementation of Section 24 of the Finance Act 2015 (No. 2), which will affect UK landlords with personally owed mortgages. Announced in July 2015, the legislation will restrict mortgage interest tax relief for individuals renting out residential property and follows a raft of measures aimed at controlling the unprecedented growth of the buy [...]

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Mar 25th 2017

How do you find the best internet provider for Chiswick, or the best internet package? With so many options on the market (over 100 deals for West London) it can seem a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. Many people use comparison sites such as uSwitch and MoneySuperMarket to source cheaper energy providers [...]

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