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HERE in Hammersmith, there is a happy ending to the rather unhappy stand-off between residents and developers over the Hammersmith Grove NCP car park site. Five years ago, the scheme was an ambitious glass ‘armadillo’ ready to put Hammersmith on the architectural map…

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Get estate agents on board – or name and shame!


Many years ago, popular protest saw residents in Hammersmith, West Kensington and Fulham pressure the local authority into creating areas where estate agents couldn’t put up advertising boards. Now, fed-up residents of Hammersmith Grove are asking the council to widen…

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The world is flats


Good to see the Government once-again backing the hard-working people of the borough buy their council flats. On April 21, the Right-to-Buy roadshow comes to the H&F Advice Centre at 145 King Street and offers any council tenants the chance to secure a £75,000. The…

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New development preserves spirit of Oxford v Cambridge boat race


HAMMERSMITH Bridge is the best vantage point to watch the annual Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race. It is the strategic point where the crews are in their rhythm and try to pull away from the other boat. When you head down to secure your spot next Saturday to watch the Dark…

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Popping a cork for Westfield


IT WON’T be long until Horton and Garton pop a cork and celebrate five years of trading in Hammersmith. While we caught the tale end of the 2007 property price boom and felt the drag of recession ever since, I did have one incredible piece of luck – which was opening…

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Closing Stamp Duty loophole will help local buyers


What exactly does a ton of bricks feel like? Any West London homeowner who dodged paying stamp duty by purchasing their house through a company is about to find out, according to the Chancellor George Osborne. And it could hurt. In Wednesday’s budget, the Chancellor…

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Lease and Thank You


TIME is money. That’s the short story when it comes to buying a leasehold property in west London - and it’s also where a good estate agent can help you avoid making a costly mistake! The majority of flats in London are ‘leasehold’ – meaning that although you own the…

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Honey! I shrunk the house


GROWING families and children take up space. You will notice how your priorities about how and where you live change when little ones arrive. I should know. With a two boys under the age of five on my hands there came a time when we outgrew our living space. So finding…

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There has never been a better time to own a property in Shepherds Bush


Over the past few decades, that has not always been the case as the area tended to be harder hit by recessions than other parts of west London. Until now. The difference? Shopping of course! Westfield’s arrival in White City has completely changed the perception of W12…

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Here at Horton and Garton, we have spent a lot of time and effort supporting Queens Park Rangers


and their sterling work in the community. So every year when Wolves come to town, I look on with divided loyalties. On match day, I took the office on a guided tour of Loftus Road, before settling down to watch the mighty Wolves pick up a handy three points. As they…

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