Juliet Sear’s list of customers reads like a copy of Who’s Who. They have included everyone from Kate Moss and Matt Lucas to Bryan Adams, and Mary Chateris. But the rising baking star has kept her feet firmly on the ground. We caught up with her between bakes to talk about her inspirations, hot new trends, and her culinary creations.Read More
The London housing market has changed beyond recognition over the past 65 years. It has moved on from the grey post-war era to the thriving, thrusting, metropolis of today. But one thing that has not changed are its properties.
This month, one of the best homes in our 65 year history has come on the market.Read More
The London property market does not operate in a bubble and, as we know from long experience, events thousands of miles away can have an impact in the capital.
It is too early to judge how the sharp drop in the Chinese stock market on Black Monday – closely followed by the devaluation of the yuan – will affect property prices in central London.Read More
For Leonora Beaubois, founder of L&B interiors, the perfect home is simple, it would have a big eat-in kitchen for the family to gather around and a master bedroom with the perfect bed.
How did you get started?
I was working at Christie’s, but really wanted to have my own business and follow in my grandfather’s footsteps. So L&B was born and that was almost 10 years ago.Read More
Being a landlord, doesn’t need to be all about fixing broken pipes. Choose an agent who acts fast, knows the area and has good local contacts.
A good managing agent is worth their weight in gold. They deal with problems as soon as they arise, whether it’s a fire alarm sounding in the night or arranging a plumber to deal with that exhausted washing machine. Landlords need an agent who will look after their tenants and leave the landlords to live their lives. Here are 10 tips on how to choose the best managing agent.Read More
As the rental revolution continues to gather pace across Britain, Steve Cook, head of lettings at Henry & James, offers a practical guide on how to improve your property search.
Looking to rent in London? The renewed confidence in the property market since the election has certainly filtered through to the rental sector. But, as with buying property, you need to do your homework. Steve Cook, head of lettings at Henry & James, with ten years’ experience in the field, shares his top tips for families on how to find the best properties.Read More
From references to repairs, and pets to painting, there is a lot to consider when renting your next flat. Here are 10 things to remember before signing on the dotted line.
1. Question time
When viewing a property, don’t just take a quick look at everything and scuttle off. Quiz the landlord or agent, so you are equipped with everything you need to make a decision later. Check the heating and how much it will cost to run per month. Ask what is included: for example, white goods, curtains, light bulbs and rubbish bins. Is the property being let furnished or unfurnished? How much is the council tax per year?