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WHAT DO BUYERS WANT? FIVE FUNDAMENTAL FACTORS THAT TURN VIEWINGS INTO SALES

We've all had that sense of all-consuming joy when finding the home of our dreams, and what a feeling it is! Excitement, anticipation and nerves all rolled into a single moment, and much of it unquantifiable.

Written by: Vince Laurella

IN WITH THE OLD: SEVEN REASONS WHY PERIOD HOMES ARE PERFECT FOR MODERN LIVING

It’s no secret round these parts that we love a good period property: so much so that we’ve made them our speciality. There’s a huge variety of Victorian and Edwardian homes in Leyton, Leytonstone and Forest Gate, from purpose-built maisonettes, to terraces big and small as well as large detached villas. And with their interiors made more interesting by the creativity of their owners, every property brings an element of surprise.

Written by: Vince Laurella

PROFESSIONAL PRIDE: WHY BEING AN ESTATE AGENT IS A REAL PRIVILEGE

Have you ever listed all the things you love about your work? It’s an illuminating exercise in clarifying all the reasons you do what you do. For some people, it can even be the catalyst for a change of career.

Written by: Vince Laurella

INCREASE YOUR YIELD: BETTER BUSINESS TIPS FOR LOCAL LANDLORDS

Is your rental property working as hard as it could for you? As a landlord, you'll want to ensure that your investment is performing well and continues to make good business sense throughout the time you own it.

Written by: Vince Laurella

BEHIND THE SCENES: WHAT DOES AN ESTATE AGENT DO FOR YOUR MONEY?

“Put it on the Internet and wait for the phone to ring”. That’s perhaps how many people see an estate agent’s life, and there’s undoubtedly some mystery around precisely what agents do beyond putting a property on the market and showing people around.

Written by: Vince Laurella

DEPOSIT DISPUTES: WHY DO SO MANY LANDLORDS LOSE?

Ending up in a dispute at the end of a tenancy is one of the least inviting prospects of being a landlord, and thankfully most tenancies end perfectly amicably. But when they do end in disagreement, many landlords manage to lose their claim, leading them to feel that the system is weighted against them.

Written by: Vince Laurella

TIMING YOUR MOVE: HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT MOMENT TO SELL

Have you ever wondered how to pick the perfect time to sell your home? It’s probably the question we’re asked the most when talking to people about their move.

Written by: Vince Laurella

BUILD A PORTFOLIO OF POPULAR & PROFITABLE LETTINGS

Do you think it’s impossible to be popular AND profitable as a landlord? Perhaps you feel that one cancels out the other; that it’s a choice between hard-nosed business and being nice, but that the two are fundamentally incompatible?

Written by: Vince Laurella

WARM WELCOMES: TURN COLD VIEWERS INTO HOT BUYERS

There are still two months of winter before spring hits on March 21st, so if you’re selling your home in the chilly season, it’s essential to extend the warmest of welcomes to potential buyers when they visit.

Written by: Vince Laurella

PROS OR CONS: IS A MANAGING AGENT WORTH YOUR MONEY?

It takes a certain character to be a managing agent: the job has a reputation as a thankless task with days full of complaints, emergencies, breakdowns and hassle. And if we’re honest, rarely does anyone call with news that everything’s just fine.

Written by: Vince Laurella

VALUING HERITAGE

The history of Victorian & Edwardian homes is sadly absent from most property marketing, but the stories of streets add value and interest that we purposely research, capture and portray.

UNDERSTANDING DESIGN

Our descriptions replace corny sales language with insightful & evocative commentary to resonate with people who share an appreciation of beauty, modern materials and period architecture.

OPEN & ETHICAL

Approachability, authenticity and maturity are the very foundations of our business, with a culture of intelligence and respect that sits deliberately apart from typical estate agency stereotypes.

UNCOMMONLY EFFECTIVE

Against sobering national figures that 60% of homes don't sell with the first agent and that 33% of sales fall through, we sell 95% of our listings with more than 90% reaching completion.

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Fees

Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent


Security Deposit Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000


Rent - The agreed monthly rent


Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT


Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses


Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue


Replacement keys - Limited to the reasonable costs of replacement


Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract


Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details - Money Shield 59788387


Property Redress Scheme Membership details - TPO SALES AND LETTINGS Membership No: D13794


Please call us on 020 8539 9544 for further information.