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June 29, 2017

No Hyde-ing from these views

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North Row, London, W1K

We are delighted to be marketing this superb three bedroom apartment to rent, which offers wonderful views across Hyde Park. The property is located on the sixth floor and provides an opportunity to live centrally, whilst making the most of all of the facilities available in this wonderful Royal Park, which is one of eight across the capital. Whether you love to swim in open water, play tennis or ride horses, Hyde Park, with its 350 acres of open space, provides a phlethora of activities for you to enjoy with family and friends – the perfect antedote to busy city living.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, or would like to arrange a viewing, please get in touch with camillafoulger@jackson-stops.com or blairefletcher@jackson-stops.com in our Mayfair Lettings’ team, or call them on 020 7664 6644, they would be delighted to be of assistance.

June 27, 2017

What home means to me

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Seaside, Hastings

In the next of our series of what home means to us, Amelia Redington, who heads up our Residential Corporate Services department, describes her childhood home and how it has inspired her family’s way of living to this day:

I was fortunate enough to spend most of my childhood in East Sussex, where I grew up with my two brothers. I have very happy memories of the flat we lived in, which was above a bakery in the old town of Hastings…mainly because it allowed me to spend pretty much every day on the beach, which was within close walking distance.

In my first year after university I worked hard to buy a one bedroom flat in Raynes Park with my boyfriend. The property had a south facing garden and we stayed there for six happy years until we traded up to a house with three bedrooms in the same area; we also decided to keep our flat as an investment during that time. After my boyfriend and I were married with our two young children we loved the area for its family-friendly facilities, which include a great library, coffee shops and the all-important Waitrose.

Recently we moved to New Malden for a particularly well-regarded primary school and we are all really enjoying the area, with all that it has to offer. However, I have always missed the sea, which was such an important aspect of my childhood, and water has always been a continual theme in all of the outdoor spaces I have lived in since leaving Hastings. Everywhere we have lived, we have spent a lot of time creating a garden environment which can be used as much as any other room in the house. We have also put artificial grass down outside our current house so we can use the area all year round, and we have a large pond in the garden, which takes me back to living near to the sea.

My husband and I hope to retire to the seaside later on in life, but for now we are happily settled where we are and are thoroughly enjoying family life in our current home.

June 15, 2017

All About Adam

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Adam Lockett, Associate Director

We are delighted that Adam Lockett has joined our Jackson-Stops & Staff Wimbledon team and will be heading up our established Lettings department in the Village.
Adam brings over thirteen years of experience to the role and has worked extensively within the west and south west London lettings market; he loves the wide range of architectural styles that Wimbledon provides, as well as the village feel of the area, with its easy access to beautiful green spaces. During his spare time, Adam is kept busy by his two year old daughter, but he also enjoys reading, country walks, and a game of golf when time allows. In his own words, ‘I’m loving being here in Wimbledon and I’m starting to realise just how much this wonderful part of the world has to offer to people looking to live here. I’m fortunate to be heading up a fantastic team who have been making me feel at home already. I can’t wait to get stuck into the role and am looking forward to speaking to as many of our landlords as possible within the next few weeks.’

Antoinette Wise, Bethany Archer, Adam Lockett, Sophie Metcalfe


Jackson-Stops & Staff aims to provide a seamless, professional service to you at all times. We work to ensure that you are kept fully updated on the numerous legislative changes within the industry, keeping you fully informed and keeping both you and your property protected.
Our  dedicated Property Management department prides itself on the personal, tailored service it provides to landlords, taking the stress out of all day-to-day tenancy matters.
Do get in touch if you would like to discuss this for your own property or portfolio.

Adam can be contacted on 020 8947 7351 or adamlockett@jackson-stops.com. Alternatively, please do pop into the office for a coffee next time you are passing.

June 13, 2017

A Word From Tim Firth, Weybridge Sales

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Tim Firth, Director of Sales

Tim Firth, Director of our Weybridge office, takes a look the local property market and explains how wider events can affect decisions, but how there are certain things that never change:

With the general election now out of the way, Tim Firth, Director of Sales at our Weybridge office, explains why some fundamental rules of the housing market never change, whatever the political climate:

  • Firstly the residential housing market is fuelled by confidence and political instability such as an election or a referendum takes the confidence out of the market and we all become much more cautious about spending money.
  • Reducing your price to encourage a sale during the build up to the election will likely dampen the effect and you might be better advised waiting until confidence returns after the election.
  • Making sure your property is presented by your agent in the best possible light from the day after the election result. Seasonal photography, social media, premium listings on the web portals etc.
  • The housing statistics that appear in the National Press are often out of date and the real way to understand what is happening on the property coalface is talk to your agent, they can see what is happening that day and that week and advise accordingly
  • It does not matter how many properties your agent has For Sale it matters how many they have Under Offer, there is a big difference!

We are here to help, we want to help, we have experience aplenty and lots of local knowledge, we work for our sellers and are candid and open in our feedback. We have many testimonials and we work for a Nationally respected Brand. If you are thinking of selling or would like some advice we are here to help.

June 12, 2017

For an agent you can trust, look for the ARLA Propertymark logo

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Are you somebody looking to rent a property? Perhaps you are a Landlord looking to let out your valuable asset? If so, then you will want to work with an agency with membership to ARLA Propertymark.

Renting or letting a property can seem like a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time and you are unsure of the process and all that it involves, so it’s vital you work with an agent you can trust. Large sums of money, as well as a fair amount of time and paperwork are involved. It’s important, therefore, that you feel you are in safe hands with somebody who can steer you through the maze of ongoing legislation and legalities surrounding the industry.


If you look at the Jackson-Stops & Staff window displays across our London network of branches you will see this sign displayed:

This differentiates us from other agents who are not members, because we are:

  • Backed by the Propertymark Client Money Protection scheme
  • Experienced and trained professionals required to undertake regular training
  • Kept up-to-date with complex legislative changes and best practice
  • Adhering to a nationally recognised Code of Practice
  • Submitting independently audited accounts to Propertymark annually
  • Members of an independent redress scheme
  • Fully compliant with Professional indemnity insurance


So, you can walk into our offices and be confident in the knowledge that we will guide and advise you in the most professional direction, which not only benefits you and the property, but also protects you and your money. Do get in touch to find out more, or to discuss your own property requirements, we would be delighted to help.

June 9, 2017

Horse Traffic!

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Georgina Clarke, who heads up our Pimlico Lettings team, was delighted to take in this spectacular sight yesterday, whilst out and about near Eaton Square. The horses were probably being exercised from nearby Wellington Barracks and made a wonderful break from the normal flow of traffic within the area.


Flower Power in TW11

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Semi-Detached House for sale Victoria Road, Teddington, TW11

Has all the recent coverage of Chelsea Flower Show left you feeling inspired and determined to put your green fingers to good use in your very own garden space this year? 

If you’re looking for an event a little more low key and local to Teddington, why not visit the eleven finalist gardens being opened to the public on Sunday 11th June, as part of the annual Teddington in Flower community event. The gardens are situated in a range of locations in and around

Terraced House to rent Cambridge Road, Teddington, TW11

Teddington, including Somerset Road and Victoria Road. If your visit to Victoria Road leaves you feeling you would like to spend more time in your own garden in that location, we at Jackson-Stops & Staff have the perfect property for you. We are currently marketing a beautiful family house to let, which features the perfect garden for families and those who enjoy entertaining alike.  We also have a characterful cottage available to let on Cambridge Road, which provides the perfect garden for children to play in, and for those lovely evening BBQs throughout the summer months.

Whilst focusing on all things green, we are just a short while away from the start of this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show, which runs from 4-9th July. The event is hugely popular with both local residents and those from further afield and promises to showcase the finest in all the latest gardening and horticultural trends.

Do get in touch with our Jackson-Stops & Staff Lettings team to discuss all of your property requirements, we would be delighted to help.


June 2, 2017

Another tough day at the office…

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Office with a view…

Well, it was a particularly tough few days in the office last week for Annabel Smith, who heads up our Jackson-Stops & Staff International department. Annabel was given the arduous task of visiting some of our agents in Ibiza and had to ‘endure’ these views from her desk during the time she was there! In all seriousness, Annabel’s week was packed with appointments, as she met with a number of agents we work with to secure a range of stunning properties for our clients who are looking for their dream home abroad.


Property for sale Saline Point, Cap Estate, St. Lucia

Annabel works on behalf of a large number of clients, each of whom has their own special ‘wish list’ of what they are looking for. Their search might have started after they fell in love with a particular country after visiting on holiday, or it could be that a young, growing family is looking for the perfect bolthole during the holidays. The latter scenario is most often the case for those clients looking for a home in easily accessible places such as Spain and the Algarve; for those searching in Italy, our International department is the most prolific agent in the country, with representatives across 17 of the 20 regions. It’s this level of local, ‘on the ground’ knowledge that is crucial when people are making such an important decision and Annabel is always happy to accompany clients to places to conduct a thorough search of the area they are interested in. We also help clients who are looking for property further afield, such as the Caribbean and the USA.

Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss your own requirements with Annabel, who would be delighted to help you to find your dream property in the sunshine.


May 31, 2017

London’s oldest bridge…

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Built around 1175, and thought to be named because of the noise of horse’s hooves as they walked across it, little known Clattern Bridge crosses the River Hogsmill, which is a tributary of the Thames, in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon-Thames.  It’s one of the oldest intact bridges in England and is a scheduled Ancient Monument.

Detached House for sale Cotswold Close, Kingston upon Thames, KT2

Interestingly, the stream in John Millais’s famous painting of Hamlet’s Ophelia is actually the Hogsmill, and the history books tell us that ‘Scolds’ (troublesome and angry women who broke the public peace by habitually arguing and quarrelling with their neighbours) were ducked at the bridge using a cucking stool.  This was still happening as late as 1745 when the landlady of The Queen’s Head was ducked before a large crowd!

Located just 2 miles away from this impressive bridge and 0.2 miles from Richmond Park is this large, six bedroom detached house, perfect for an extended or growing family.

Do contact Jackson-Stops & Staff in Wimbledon Village and we’d be delighted to arrange a viewing for you.


May 25, 2017

Playing at Playwam

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We are delighted to be sponsoring Playwam Preschool’s Summer Fair once again this year, which is taking place from 11am – 1.00pm on June 17th.

The Fair is being held at Colville Court Gardens on Park Road, Teddington, and guarantees plenty of fun for all the family…there will be pony rides for the children, Little Kickers, a selection of traditional games, and a bouncy castle.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite from all of the activities, you can enjoy coffee and cake, as well as a selection of food cooked on the BBQ.

Do pop along and support this fantastic local event in Teddington, we hope to see you there!


May 17, 2017

Proud Sponsors of Cleves School PTA Fete in the Field Event

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After some concerns about rain clouds and the possibility of showers, the Cleves School PTA needn’t have worried; instead, their hard work was rewarded with clear skies and smiling faces at their annual Fete in the Field event, which took place yesterday afternoon. Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Weybridge office is proud sponsor of this fantastic PTA and all of the fundraising events that they run. Yesterday was a chance for the school children, parents, teachers, and members of the local community to congregate together and enjoy the numerous stalls, the bouncy castle, live music, steel pans, the BBQ, and delicious home-baked cakes produced by pupils of the school. We leant our support at the drinks bar and are looking forward to hearing how much that stall, and all the others, managed to raise for the PTA during the event. Preparations are already well underway for the biggest event in the PTA’s calendar, their annual Ball, which will follow the theme of James Bond and is taking place in June at Mercedes Benz World in Brooklands, Weybridge. Members of our team are looking forward to attending on the evening and running some fun games to entertain parents and raise further funds for the PTA.

May 15, 2017

Cake in (Christian) Aid of a good cause

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Emma’s Brownies!

Our very own domestic goddess, aka Emma Biddle, of our associated commercial services’ company, JSS Egerton, was busy whipping up a feast of delicious Brownies and coffee cake in her kitchen over the weekend, ahead of Christian Aid Week, which began yesterday, 14th May 2017 and runs through until 20th May 2017.

Our Well in Mozambique

Christian Aid is a charity which is close to our heart at Jackson-Stops & Staff; we have long been associated with their good works by providing AquAid water coolers for our staff and clients in our offices; AquAid, which raises money to provide clean and safe drinking water to remote communities in Africa, is Christian Aid’s biggest corporate partner and has raised over £2 million for Christian Aid’s water projects around the world, to date.

Emma is raising funds for Christian Aid Week by asking colleagues to donate money for a delicious sugary treat; do pop in to donate and grab a delicious bite if you are passing by our Mayfair office on Curzon Street, we would be delighted to see you…though you had better be quick, they are going like hot cakes!


May 10, 2017

The sky’s the limit in Pimlico!

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Our Pimlico Lettings Director, Georgina Clarke, took to the skies at the weekend with her partner, Steve, and got a wonderful bird’s eye view of Pimlico and Westminster. Georgina and Steve went up in a helicopter and flew down the line of the Thames from Elstree, which gave Georgina a whole new perspective of the area in which she has worked for twelve years.







A highlight for Steve was taking a turn at the controls, which he found to be an incredible experience. We hope you enjoy the photos, which show Pimlico and Westminster in all their glory. If the beauty of the architecture, influenced predominantly by Thomas Cubitt, has whetted your appetite and you would like to find a perfect property to rent, please do get in touch with our Lettings team at our newly refurbished Pimlico office on Sussex Street, we would be delighted to be of service.



May 8, 2017

What home means to me

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Emma’s Family Home

In the next blog in our series, Emma Biddle, a surveyor with our associated company, JSS Egerton, tells us what her childhood home means to her…

In December of last year, my parents moved out of my childhood home, so writing about ‘what home means to me’ has taken on a particular poignancy in recent months. They had lived there for thirty six years and I had called it home for thirty two of those years. I have so many happy memories of the house…too many to list…and, as you can imagine, I was very sad to say goodbye. However, the new owners are a young family with two little boys who I know will have the best time growing up there and will enjoy plenty of adventures. My happy memories will be with me for life; playing rounders in the garden, building camps in the wood, collecting honey from our bees whilst wearing my PJs…the list goes on!

I was very fortunate to be able to buy a flat in London in 2012. This became known as “London Home” rather than my parents’ house, which was “Kent Home”. I suppose that I call home somewhere I love to be and treat it as if it is my own… I have been known to say to family members “shall we go home?” when I actually mean their house, not mine!

I remember completing on the purchase of my flat, running out of work to collect the keys, looking around the flat and then rushing back to work with a big grin on my face. As you can imagine I did not have a very productive afternoon! I moved in the very next day (feeling a little delicate after a celebratory tipple the previous evening, which was a bit of a struggle) and this mainly involved loading and unloading multiple Ikea bags of clothes; I had been staying with a friend nearby and it was not worth putting things in my car to drive 100 metres, so I walked it all round there. I even got stuck in the lift at one point.

By the time I moved in, all my grandparents had passed away and Mum and Dad’s garage had been storing lots of gems from their houses which they had set aside for the time I would move out of home. I also did the mandatory trip to Ikea to buy anything I was missing – a sofa, a kitchen table and some kitchen bits. It was so nice to have all my things around me and to begin creating a home of my own. My family helped me paint the flat and I would come home from work to do a bit more DIY for about six weeks after I moved in. I finally put the paintbrush down when the Olympics started and instead used my step ladder to see over the crowds as the cycle road race went down the road!

When I started looking to buy I had two criteria; two bedrooms and a garden. I looked at lots of flats but none of them felt quite right. One weekend I went to stay with my sister and on Saturday night after a glass of wine or two we settled down on the sofa to trawl Rightmove once again. Helen spotted my flat and persuaded me to look at it when I returned to London. It did not have a garden, though, which did not fit my criteria and so I was not particularly keen! However, the flat had two bedrooms of decent sizes, rather than one of them being a large cupboard, and there was plenty of living space. Although it did not have a garden it did have a green view over allotments. I walked in, looked out of the sitting room window and knew this was the flat for me.

My own experience of buying a property has shown how it can be well worth looking outside a set list of ‘must haves’ and being open to other opportunities. I love owning my own property at this stage of my life and have been creating many happy memories there with friends and family since I moved in.

April 28, 2017

Fit for a King!

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Kingston Lane, Teddington

If you’re in search of a bit of cultural enrichment for you and the family this Bank Holiday weekend, then you need look no further than historical Hampton Court Palacewhich was of course once home to King Henry VIII. 

If the thought of living in the local area takes your fancy, why not arrange a viewing of this wonderful property we are marketing to Let through our Teddington office at the moment. Like the Palace, the property provides spacious accommodation, which includes five bedrooms, as well as a contemporary interior which is truly fit for a King! Located in Kingston Lane in nearby Teddington, the property is available to rent for £5,700 per calendar month (fees apply). Do get in touch with our Lettings team to arrange a viewing.


April 21, 2017

What home means to me

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Camilla Molyneux, Lettings Manager

In the first of a series of posts from our team about what home means to them, Camilla Molyneux, who heads up our Mayfair Lettings department, tells us how moving home frequently as she grew up has given her some useful skills to pass on to clients in her current role.   

As a child we moved house a lot so I learnt from a young age to see a house only as bricks and mortar. With this is mind one of our family mantras was – and still is – ‘home is where the heart is’ and that it is family and friends that makes the home, not the structure of the house itself. This outlook has meant that I have grown up with a resourceful and pragmatic approach when working with new spaces and I am able to create a home quickly.  Even now I still love the well versed process of packing and unpacking boxes and the exciting challenge of creating a new home. This has proven to be really useful in my role in Lettings, as I enjoy helping others to create a visual image of how a space can be used in the shorter term. It’s always extremely satisfying to be able to help somebody picture themselves moving happily into a new space and creating a happy environment in which to spend time.

If you would like to discuss your Letting requirements with Camilla, please do get in touch, she would be delighted to be of service.


April 7, 2017

Wimbledon Village is named as one of the best villages to live in Britain by The Sunday Times.

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Wimbledon Village has long been attracting families, young professionals and many celebrities such as June Whitfield, the actress and Darcy Bussell, the former ballerina, who can now be seen as a judge on the hugely popular show, Strictly Come Dancing.

With over 1,000 acres of Wimbledon Common to explore (where you might just spot a “Womble”), an abundance of good schools and the charming High Street lined with boutiques, chic shops, restaurants and traditional pubs, the Village has started to attract increasing numbers of international buyers in recent years. It’s no surprise when you consider that Waterloo Station is just 17 minutes away by train. Quite simply, Wimbledon Village offers the perfect balance of town and country living.

As well as hosting the most famous tennis championships in the world every year, the Village also hosts one of London’s largest free outdoor events. The annual Wimbledon Guild Village Fair on Wimbledon Common is a landmark in the local social calendar and attracts more than 35,000 people to Wimbledon Common each summer.

Wimbledon Village really is a great place to be…but don’t just take our word for it…iconic brand, The Ivy Café, clearly agreed with us when they decided to open their newest restaurant in the Village last year, bringing a touch of glamour to the Village.

Church Road, Wimbledon Village

If you’d like to live in one of the best Villages in Britain why not pay a visit to our branch and we’d be delighted to show you what we have on offer. We are currently marketing this delightful maisonette in the heart of Wimbledon Village, just a stone’s throw away from all the action.

This is just one of a range of properties on offer, please do register with us so we can stay in touch and help you make the perfect move.

April 6, 2017

Love them or loathe them….

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Whether you love them or loathe them, one thing that London is not short of is foxes. We captured this image of an urban fox curled up on one of our property boards this morning, looking very cosy and comfortable. You may think that our logo depicts a fox, but it is in fact a wolf holding a chopper in its mouth. We are often asked by our clients about the meaning behind our logo, with its distinctive image that is affectionately referred by staff as the ‘dog and chopper’. In fact, the logo is taken from the Jackson-Stops’ family crest and depicts a wolf carrying an axe. The coat of arms is a modern one and was created in the late 1920s or early 1930s, commissioned by our company founder, Herbert Jackson-Stops.

Do you know the meaning behind the symbols?

BATTLE AXE: symbolises the execution of military duty

WOLF: reward of perseverance and hard work

…and duty to clients, perseverance and hard work are all values that we hold dear at Jackson-Stops & Staff to the present day!


March 29, 2017

All about ARLA

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Tracey Cumming, Head of Lettings

Tracey Cumming, our Group Head of Lettings for Jackson-Stops & Staff London, was delighted to attend this year’s Association of Residential Letting Agents’ (ARLA) Propertymark Conference at London’s ExCel yesterday, along with over 1,000 other delegates and exhibitors.

Among the many hot topics discussed during a content-packed day were Client Money Protection insurance becoming compulsory; the amount of new legislative measures being introduced; the contentious issue of banning letting fees – and its implications for the industry – and, of course, the impact of political uncertainties that continue around the globe.

Take a look at the Property Eye’s round-up of yesterday’s conference for further details. If you have any questions about the topics raised we would be delighted to discuss them with you. Please do contact your local branch to talk to a member of our experienced team, who would be delighted to be of assistance.

March 2, 2017

Introducing Caroline Ormonde, our new Head of Property Management

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Caroline Ormonde, Head of Property Management

We’re delighted to welcome Caroline Ormonde to Jackson-Stops & Staff, as our Head of Property Management. Caroline will be based at our long-established and successful department in Wimbledon Village; read on below to find out more about Caroline and her take on this evolving industry:

  1. What attracted you to this area of the property industry?

Over the years I have found that, like me, most people tend to start working in property management when they realise it draws together a number of their working skills; property managers are generally extremely organised people – this is particularly true of my wonderful new Jackson-Stops’ team – who love arranging and organising their day! They also tend to enjoy working under pressure, which can prove quite useful when considering some of the situations in which we find ourselves, as well as the tight deadlines we frequently need to work to!

  1. Has there been much legislative change for Landlords in recent times?

I have worked in property management since I was eighteen years old, so I have accrued over twenty-three years of experience. When I consider the massive changes we have seen in legislation during those years, I, as a landlord, would never consider trying to manage a property myself. A frustrating aspect of any policy change within the property sector is when the government introduces changes without giving due consideration to how the new rules will be policed.  Inventory clerks now have to be involved to check smoke alarms, CO alarms and blind cords; this means that for us, as agents, we need to update contracts with our contractors to ensure that they are complying with the changes. I was around when HMO’s were first introduced and local Councils had no idea how to process them; we were all on a learning curve at that stage and the rules were changing weekly, Council by Council.  I recall a local Council representative raising the fact that tenants had placed a box of matches just inside the front door. The representative considered this to be a fire risk and asked me what I thought. I replied that I thought it meant the tenants were smoking outside the front door, on the street, my idea of perfect tenants. As professional agents we obviously welcome any legislation that protects landlords and tenants; I’m lucky to have joined a team that understands all of these changes and works incredibly hard every day to ensure our clients are fully compliant with latest legislation.

  1. What should landlords look for when choosing their property management company/agent?

I think the most important thing to consider when choosing a property management agent is the set-up and structure of the department itself. Firstly, you want a property manager with experience, preferably experience that’s been gained within a smaller firm so they have an appreciation of what the other departments do and have an understanding of boilers, heating systems, damp issues and so on. A good property manager is there to look after you and your property, to ensure that any works carried out are actually required, carried out by a professional tradesperson and are priced competitively. Finally, it’s important to build a good working relationship with your property manager, to feel that person is there to support you and that the relationship is based upon trust and respect.

  1. What are the most popular types of rental property for tenants at the moment?

It’s tricky to pinpoint one particular type of property to be honest, we deal with such a huge variety of homes for every type of lifestyle within London. The common theme is that every property can present a different type of challenges, from snagging issues on new-builds to large refurbishments on period properties. All of our property managers have to be experienced in dealing with all types of management; they must be knowledgeable about all aspects of maintenance, from different heating systems to the latest technology in lighting. The department I am heading is constantly updating its contractor database to ensure that we have the best tradespeople available for the job. I’ve realised that I’ve inherited a fantastic little black book of trusted contacts, built up over many years by the team!

  1.  What’s the single most useful piece of information you would give to a private landlord?

The best piece of information I could give to a landlord is that if you are considering managing your own property, always bear in mind that you have to be contactable 24 hours day, 365 days of the year! If you are looking to appoint a managing agent, do make sure you search for one who is very hands on; you do not want to be paying for a call-centre management level of service.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of our property management services with me or a member of our friendly, professional team then please do get in touch, we would be delighted to be of service.




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