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Everything you need to know about living in Wembley Park

Not so long ago, a visit to Wembley meant that you were either attending an important football match or a must-see concert. This is because of Wembley Stadium’s history of hosting defining moments like the World Cup Finals and huge memorable concerts such as Live Aid back in 1985. As the most recent Euro 2020 …

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Can my employer force me back to the office after lockdown?

Despite the government “roadmap” which has encouraged businesses to implement home-working arrangements wherever possible, the law does not currently oblige employers to grant permanent work-from-home status to employees after the UK pandemic restrictions are lifted. As long as appropriate precautions are in place (i.e. distancing, sanitiser, screens etc), your employer can insist that you return …

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Welcome back Wimbledon Championships 2021

Marc von Grundherr, Director at Benham and Reeves reports from outside the All-England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, a venue that has hosted some of the most breath-taking moments in sport. It’s a place where legends are created as each year during the Championships, the world’s elite players compete for what is arguably the greatest grand …

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Lockdown lift-off: 7 things to do as Hampstead re-opens

As the UK emerges from the health pandemic, Londoners are already taking advantage of their regained freedoms and what better place to start than in Hampstead. The affluent, family-friendly NW3 postcode has always offered an attractive mix of outdoor pursuits, good eating and cultural must-sees, so here are seven events in the area which indicate …

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Best Riverside Rentals in London

Apart from being London’s two-thousand-year-old commercial lifeline, the River Thames forms a large part of its instantly recognisable cultural and historical backdrop, being the site of many iconic landmarks. It comes as no surprise then, that much like the banks of the Seine in Paris or along New York’s Hudson River, riverside apartments to rent …

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Top ten iconic London buildings being turned into homes

When does a brand become a legend? Many heritage products were conceived in the aftermath of the industrial revolution, with British goods having access to ready-made markets throughout a vast empire. Grandiose London headquarters became almost as iconic as the brands they sold, but in the mid-20th Century many were demolished or fell into neglect.

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Ten reasons to make your home in Hampstead

For those who take comfort in knowing that most of life’s pleasures can be enjoyed within a short stroll from their front door, Hampstead is the ideal neighbourhood. Culture, beauty and well-being fill its historic streets, intriguing shops and cosy eateries. It’s no surprise that virtually anyone who appreciates beautiful surroundings will naturally gravitate towards …

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Commuter housing hotspot set to boom in Slough

On the rise Although only a three mile walk from the pomp and pageantry of Windsor Castle, Slough has been somewhat overlooked down the years, a fact that is probably due to a misplaced prejudice about its industrial past. However, the beginning of the 21st Century has seen the Thames Valley grow into a modern …

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Rental investment hotspot, Colindale Gardens

Here, we are on-site at Colindale Gardens: the latest chapter in a North West London’s regeneration success story that continues to attract property investors. From here, our Head of China Desk, Sasha Chen shares up-to-the -minute information on how this new development typifies the resilience of London’s property market as a whole.

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5 Reasons to live in Shoreditch

Shoreditch has traded post-industrial neglect for a quirky creativity that makes setting up home here the ultimate lifestyle choice, but what makes the neighbourhood so cool for homeowners and renters alike? Here are five reasons: Commercial history The streets of Shoreditch are where traditional East End entrepreneurship mingles with cutting-edge technology and an openness to …

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What are tenancy fees?

A. The Tenant Fees Act 2019 states that lettings agents and landlords are no longer allowed to charge tenants for reference and credit checks as well as the preparation of legal documents such as a tenancy agreement. The Tenants Fee Act 2019 has made such charges illegal and after a twelve month transition period, came …

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What repairs are landlords responsible for in a rental property?

A. Most of the landlord’s responsibilities should be clearly documented in the tenancy agreement and this will include repairs to: The structure and exterior of your home, including walls, roof, foundations, drains, guttering and external pipes, windows and external doors. The structure and interior of your home, including basins, sinks, baths, toilets and their pipework, …

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