My tenants have left my rental property suddenly, leaving a car in the garage.  Can I keep the car?

Unfortunately not.  There are laws governing what a landlord should do if the tenant vacates a property and leaves some of their belongings behind.  Any property left behind by a tenant still belongs to them and if possible, the landlord should always try to return it.  If the landlord disposes of the goods and it …

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What happens if my landlord’s property is repossessed? Can the mortgage lender evict me?

If this happens, it is usually because the landlord has mortgage arrears or they have rented the property without the lender’s permission. What happens next depends on what type of tenancy agreement you have.

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What’s on in London – March 2020

Thanks to social media, there is seemingly no reason to feel disconnected with the source of our inspiration or the people that make it happen. Artists like those exhibiting at the Only Art Fair are putting all their work out on Pinterest, while media savvy footballers directly tweet their feelings about every win, loss or …

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What’s on in London – February 2020

Raising awareness has become a big driver of many London events. The rise of social media has made it even easier to gain exposure for a race, festival or show that galvanises the public’s imagination. Fun runs or catwalk shows that support cancer research, children’s issues or ethical trade are just some we always welcome …

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10 steps you need to take when considering a mortgage

More than a decade of low interest rates may have lulled some of us into a sense of false security, but current mortgage lenders are starting to ask some tough questions. Following on from guidelines set by the Financial Conduct Authority, borrowers will have to prove that they not only have the resources necessary to …

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Top Ten Rental Hacks

Renting a property in London needn’t be a shot in the dark. You have rights and it pays to familiarise yourself with them as much as possible. Here are 10 legal stepping stones to a happy outcome.

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Five Green Strategies to Give Your Home A Healthy Boost

We’ve all seen those lifestyle TV programmes where design geeks create jaw-dropping eco-palaces from scratch, using an “innovative mix of natural products and space-age technology”. Unlimited budgets and design expertise aside, there are a number of less drastic changes that we mere mortals can make in order create a greener home and a safer future.

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What’s on in London – January 2020

Lighting up the Capital’s night sky isn’t just for festive ocasions and with the fog clearing around Brexit, there’s plenty to feel optimistic about. From Chiswick to Chinatown, you’ll find plenty of artistic uses of technology as London gives space to innovative installations and dazzling displays. It’s also a time to get out and about, …

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What’s on in London – December 2019

Maintaining and strengthening relationships are as important as success and prosperity. And in a large metropolis Like London, this can get overlooked during busy times. That’s why old Yuletide traditions like candlelit vigils and Christmas carol singing should go hand in hand with hi-tech secular alternatives. It’s also why London, with its history and innovations, …

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What’s on in London – November 2019

Even the prospect of a winter general election will do little to dampen Londoner’s spirits as they look forward to the Christmas season. The lights are going up, skating rinks are open and the West End is full of exciting shopping opportunities and entertainment options. Food and drink events are a great way to get …

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The London Help to Buy Scheme – taking the first step on the property ladder in London

Buying your first home in London is often believed to be beyond the reach of many young professionals – and it certainly isn’t easy. But a sluggish property market, softening house prices, low mortgage interest rates, discounts from developers and the London Help to Buy scheme – mean that this could be the best opportunity …

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What’s on in London – October 2019

London, with its unfamiliar playing surface and relative lack of media coverage for American Football has proved to be a tough place to get results in and that’s before you factor in our capricious weather (four seasons in one day, what’s that about?). The weather won’t worry lovers of German festivals as they tend to …

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