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Ruminations on Long Term Lets


Should You Be Considering Long Term Letting Agreements? by Ashley Clements, MNAEA MARLA As a landlord, are you weighing up the prospect of a long term tenancy? A long term tenancy might be just the ticket - but this is rarely the advice I would give to our landlord…

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Property Licensing: Higher standards in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush


Why Has H&F Council introduced Property Licensing for Landlords? In an attempt to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords, Hammersmith and Fulham Council have made property licensing mandatory throughout the borough. "We're determined to protect renters," says…

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Buy To Let Landlords pocket over £250k


Buy To Let Landlords in London Make Huge Profits in 2017 The average buy-to-let landlord made a jaw-dropping £253,981 selling their London property in 2017 - almost three times as much as those selling buy to let properties outside the capital. Approximately 96% of…

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Chiswick Timeline Project supports local schools and libraries


Read on for an update from Chiswick Timeline Project Coordinator Karen Liebreich regarding the success of the educational book and art trail that accompanied the Timeline's launch...   "The book that accompanied the launch of the new mural at Turnham Green, The…

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ESTAS Shortlist Success!


Horton and Garton Shortlisted For Best Estate Agent London West Horton and Garton's two offices have both been shortlisted for prestigious ESTAS awards, in association with property search portal Zoopla. Our West London Estate Agents are shortlisted within the London…

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Diary of an Estate Agent: Managing March Madness


Diary of an Estate Agent Ashley Clements, West London Lettings Manager Monday Our weekly planning session morphs into a lettings quiz - low scorer washes up the coffee cups. This starts the day with with a fun energy but also imparts some key legislation updates to the…

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Controversial or celebratory: our candid update on Council Tax changes


Horton and Garton cover three boroughs so depending on your postcode you might be celebrating or sighing in reaction to the changes to your council tax. Here's the update from King Street and Turnham Green Terrace...H&F Council Tax Remains The Third Lowest In The…

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8 Things I Love About Agents
By John Horton MNAEA MARLA


How To Be A Good Estate Agent and How To Spot One If you’ve had a wonderful experience with an estate agent or you know someone who has then you might pinch yourself and ask, "Is this really possible?" The answer is an emphatic YES. Great career estate agents are out…

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Record breaking prices in Brackenbury Village by John Horton MNAEA MARLA


Brackenbury Village Property Sale Exceeds Expectations I'll set the scene: the bleak English midwinter is upon us; it's January in West London. Most agents will tell you this is their quietest time of the year... phones are dead, inboxes are empty. (To be honest, I…

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Diary of an Estate Agent – A Flying Start


Diary of an Estate Agent John Horton, Horton and Garton Monday I love Mondays… especially after a previously busy weekend in the office. I knew today would be a good one as I could smell the hops from Fuller's Brewery on the walk to work. I'm not superstitious but when…

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