Fond Memories

My daughter was clearing the loft recently and found a couple of old photo albums. One was full of random snaps from a stint in Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland back in the mid 1980’s. I was 19 and three years into an army career at this point and as much as that particular location would send chills down most peoples spine, … Read More

Latest Completion – HMO Conversion

Today was a completion of a facility we often refer to as ‘bread and butter’. For many years, properties suitable (in location and size) to convert to HMO’s have been regular transactions and recently there has certainly been an increase in appetite from property investors to explore this market, or extend their current portfolio. This example, in Hayes, UB3, was … Read More

Spear’s 500 2021

Pleased to be featured as ‘recommended’ in this years Spear’s 500 listing in the category of Property Advisers. I’ve managed to retain the listing for around 5 years now and as something I don’t enter, subscribe to or pay for, it’s nice to be considered as one of the UK’s top 500 within my profession. Does anyone take notice – … Read More

I’ve Had The Jab!

As soon as it was announced my age group were opened to vaccination, I was on the booking site in a flash! Appointment made three days ago and only had to travel a couple of miles. Have to say, it was very well organised with marshalls to greet you in the car park, directing over to the entrance, temperature check, … Read More

Site Visit – Alsager

Where? Alsager is a small village with the closest main town being Crewe. The subject of tonights visit is just outside in Day Green, essentially a small rural hamlet. The most famous neighbour being Denise Coates, boss of Bet365. I was blessed with good weather and a nice drive along some pretty clear B roads. This former farmhouse sits in … Read More

Site Visit – Sudbury

Otherwise known as blooming miles away! An early start for a 6am set off on a 4 hour journey by car to get to the site on time. The lender carries out a site visit, together with their in-house property consultant, which means no external valuer and no delays. The scheme consists of one detached house and for the client, … Read More

89 Square Feet!

Saw this on Rightmove today and just had to share it! Right opposite Harrods department store and offered with a Westminster parking permit and a 168 year lease, this tiny studio (11’2″ x 8’6″) has been in the news before, having been covered by the BBC, CNN and many more publications as one of the smallest flats in the UK. … Read More

The Difference 8 Weeks Makes…

So, 8 weeks ago we collected Enzo from his mum and he instantly became part of our family.. A pure bred blue Italian Greyhound, we’d been on the lookout for what seemed like ages and then, by chance, we received details of a fairly local breeder. Now lockdown has brought out the worst in some people and puppy farms, ludicrous … Read More

A Day At The Architects

So, today we’re at the architects office to thrash out the finer details on the barn restoration. It’s a big old lump at over 3,000 sqft and has full detailed planning consent to create a large comfortable family home. In addition to the planning approval, as the property is Grade II Listed, permission had to be sought in order to … Read More

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity by celebrating women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.  Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women’s achievements … Read More