Welcome to Our Patch

from John Horton

David Bowie had it right. It’s all about Changes. And here, at Horton and Garton, we’re doing our best to keep up with the never-ending array of political and financial changes that we’re all adjusting to in West London.

Such as the changing skyline. From Westfield through to Hammersmith Broadway and Chiswick High Road, it shows that the area is evolving. Most importantly, our patch of West London remains a popular first destination for buyers and tenants. Find details on six major new schemes on pages 4-5 of Our Patch magazine (issue 14).

Another big change is for landlords and renters. Whether it’s nationally or locally, the rules are changing. And to keep you informed, we’ve spoken to the local expert from Hammersmith & Fulham Council for a full explanation of the changes. See pages 20-21.

There is also some good news for leaseholders now that the Government has confirmed its offer to fund the Leasehold Advisory Service, which offers free independent advice. We’ve also included our predictions

for the local sales and lettings markets in Chiswick, Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Brook Green. See pages 24-25.

Given all of these changes, there has never been a more important time to seek the professional and experienced guidance of local property experts. So if you are buying, selling or renting in this difficult marketplace,

please pop in to the office or give us a call. I guarantee we can offer helpful, genuine and honest service.