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Our tips to help reduce allergies around your home

Our tips to help reduce allergies around your home

Allergies come in a variety of shapes, sizes and types, but one thing that is the same for all allergies is that they can have an impact on your life.

You can face allergies whilst out and about, whilst at work and even whilst you are at home.

You might not have much control over whether or not you come across your triggers whilst you are at work and out in the wider world, but there are things that you can do to ...

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th  every year and this annual celebration has been around for more than a century to the early 1900s.

It 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. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage ...

Pancake Day 2019

Pancake Day 2019

Where does Pancake Day come from?

Shrove Tuesday AKA Pancake Day is your perfect excuse to eat pancakes all day in the name of the annual holiday, but where does the famous day originate from?

Shrove Tuesday falls 47 days before Easter Sunday every year so the date changes, but it will always fall between February 3rd and March 9th, and is the traditional feast day before the ...

5  steps to a great property photograph

5 steps to a great property photograph

Taking great property photos is an art. To nail it, there are a few things you should experiment with, from lighting to focus and equipment to creativity.

Of course, knowing your camera's functions inside out is the foundation for any great photography - property or otherwise. But when you're focusing on an interiors shot, what you need to know and do gets a little more specific. Here are 5 steps that make up the very best ...

The top things to do in East London

The top things to do in East London

 

Whether or not you’re a Londoner, it’s pretty agreeable that London is a magical place and is home to many beautiful landmarks and areas. It’s hard to reject the pull of the city and you’ll often find yourself visiting over and over if you don’t already live here. Home of our office, East London, has a multitude of places to visit, and this is your guide to them:

 

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How do School Holidays vary across Europe?

How do School Holidays vary across Europe?

There is a huge disparity in the length of school holidays and difference in dates around Europe. It seems that each Country’s Government determines the dates and duration of school holidays.

It is interesting to see how some countries have very long summer breaks and almost no other holidays, while other countries spread their breaks more evenly through the year.

For instance, while Italy and France are ...

5 Ways to Secure Your New Home

5 Ways to Secure Your New Home

Burglars strike every forty- seconds here in the UK in an attempt to break into your home, so home security should be a top priority in making your home as safe and secure as possible as a homeowner or occupier. Here are 5 recommendations on how you can help improve and protect your home.

 

 

1.Lock the Windows

Doors and windows are the most common entry points for burglars. Unfortunately, ...

Valentine's day February 14th

Valentine's day February 14th

Valentine’s day: the holiday of love

Valentine’s day: when love is celebrated annually on the 14th February with pampering, gifts and open shows of affection. We all know the international holiday of love, but do you know where the affectionate tradition originated from?  

There are many stories of who St. Valentine was and how ...

The Role of an Estate Agent in Italy!

The Role of an Estate Agent in Italy!

Agenti Immobiliari (Italian Estate Agents) are qualified and registered with the local Chamber of Commerce (Camera di Commercio) in full compliance with Italian law.  The legislation is intended to not only guarantee the professional qualification of the Estate Agents but to also ensure the agents hold compulsory indemnity insurance in the best interest of the client. Should the agents not be registered, they could be ...

Is Brexit Impacting on the London Property Market

Is Brexit Impacting on the London Property Market

THE BREXIT deadline of 29 March is fast approaching, and home owners are beginning to worry how leaving the European Union will have an impact on house prices. 

Although Brexit does play a factor, in reality, markets have slowed in London as of late, simply because of the exorbitant prices. Sales were a bit sluggish because fewer people could afford the high prices, and with recent tax changes that were in effect if you ...

Chinese New Year 2019: Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year 2019: Year of the Pig

History and traditions:

Chinese New Year is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese (or Lunar) calendar. The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year.

Lunar New Year, day 1 of China’s lunar calendar, is within a day of the second new moon before the spring equinox moon phase ...

Crossrail Delays Impacting on London Property Market

Crossrail Delays Impacting on London Property Market

There are a number of factors that impact on property prices with aspects like school catchment areas and transport availability affecting prices. In London, the importance of transport on property prices has been seen alongside the Crossrail project.

In statistics provided by Property Planner, house prices around all of the 40 stations that lie on the Elizabeth Line, due to open in December of 2019, have increased by at least ...

Understanding the Complexities of HMOs and Licensing

Understanding the Complexities of HMOs and Licensing

The Government first introduced The Mandatory Licensing in 2006 as part of their commitment to improve the standards in the private rented sector, with the aim to raise the bench mark of poor quality and badly managed properties.

The Mandatory HMO Scheme originally only applied to properties that were three or more storeys and that were occupied by five or more people making up two or more ...

Veganuary - why have so many gone vegan for January?

Why have so many gone vegan for January

So, first things first. What exactly is Veganuary?    

Launched in the UK in January 2014, Veganuary (pronounced vee-GAN-uary) is a global charity that encourages people to try a vegan diet for January. The campaign is focused on changing public attitudes whilst providing all the necessary information and support required to transition to veganism ...

Lack Of Supply Impacting On UK House Prices

January is often a slow and miserable month for many people. The after-effects of the festive period leaves many of us beginning the New Year looking to improve our health and our finances. With the weather being mainly grim as well, it is easy to see why most people look to get through the opening month of the year and then start afresh in February. However, according to figures provided by Nationwide, the UK property market was ...

Would First Dibs Policy Help Buyers In London?

There is no denying that many people are unhappy with aspects of the London property market. There is a sizable volume of people who cannot afford to buy property in London, and this group of people want prices to fall or more assistance to be provided to them to help them buy a home. There are also people who are concerned about London house prices falling and what this would mean to them.

You'll also find that many people are ...

Selling Your Home? Know What Buyers Need To Find

If you are planning on selling your home, there are many things that you can do to improve your chances of a quick and efficient sale. Calling on the services of an experienced local estate agent makes sense and at Unico Property Group, we are always happy to help. However, if you are looking to promote your home in the most effective manner, you need to know what buyers are looking for and how you can appeal to them. This guide will help ...

What is the acceptable deposit for tenants in London?

Buying property is expensive and there is a considerable amount of focus on the initial costs of buying a house. Many prospective first-time buyers have been boosted by the removal of stamp duty costs when the property costs less than £300,000 but of course, this is not too helpful for buyers in London. The cost of deposit is a major factor to consider when buying property but thankfully there is a growing range of support systems ...

London Landlord Jailed For Illegal Letting

Acting as a landlord can be highly lucrative but there are also many risks and challenges to face in the rental sector. Many new landlords have been left surprised at the volume of administrative tasks they have to complete and with the number of regulatory issues that they must comply with. There is an increasing number of penalties and punishments that may be imposed on landlords who fail to comply with industry standards, but there are ...

Did East London Dominate Home Sales In 2017?

The changing nature of the East End of London would lead many people to believe that this part of London was thriving. With many parts of the West of the capital being classed as overpriced, with the market faltering, it stands to reason that the East is the area that is on the rise, and this feeling has been corroborated by research undertaken by Dexters and Stirling Ackroyd New Homes. The study shows that when it comes to sales of new ...

Lack Of Supply Impacting UK House Prices

January is often a slow and miserable month for many people. The after-effects of the festive period leaves many of us beginning the New Year looking to improve our health and our finances. With the weather being mainly grim as well, it is easy to see why most people look to get through the opening month of the year and then start afresh in February. However, according to figures provided by Nationwide, the UK property market was ...

Would First Dibs Policy Help Buyers In London?

There is no denying that many people are unhappy with aspects of the London property market. There is a sizable volume of people who cannot afford to buy property in London, and this group of people want prices to fall or more assistance to be provided to them to help them buy a home. There are also people who are concerned about London house prices falling and what this would mean to them.

You'll also find that many people are ...

London: First Time Buyer Hotspots

While there is a lot of doom and gloom when it comes to property market predictions for 2018, there are some causes for optimism. This is definitely the case for first time buyers. There is hope that the removal of stamp duty and the reduction in stamp duty for purchases of up to £500,000 will galvanise more first time buyers into getting onto the property ladder. There has also been a greater level of interest in the Help To Buy ...

The Boxing Day Bounce: Be Prepared And Sell Your Home

There are many different reasons to look forward to the festive period. Having the chance to spend quality time with loved ones and friends is always a good thing and yes, if you like receiving presents; this is a fantastic time of year. However, for many people, the days between Christmas Day and going back to work in New Year is the most pleasing aspect of this time of year.

Some people have no greater ambition that ploughing ...

Why You Should Choose Unico Property Group As Your Agent

We know that there are many estate agents to choose from in East London but not all estate agents are the same. We are sure that all of the estate agents say this but at Unico Property Group, we are pleased to provide you with a list of reasons why you should choose Unico Property Group as your agent. We will run through some of the most important reasons on this page but if you are near our office at 595 Roman Road in Bow, pop in and see ...

Is Golden Age of London Property Over?

There has been a consistency to the reporting of how prices have been behaving in the London property market of late and many different media outlets seem to be saying that the "golden age of London property" is over. Naturally, this raises many questions and issues amongst a lot of people. You will have people who will question whether London has been enjoying a golden age at all. There will also be people who believe that there is ...

Why Your Estate Agent Should Be A Member Of ARLA, NAEA

With so many estate agents to choose from, it can be a difficult challenge knowing who to choose. There are many things to consider when looking for an estate agent, but there is a simple way of finding an estate agent you can trust. It is always good to find an agent that is a member of a professional body and this is why ARLA and NAEA are so important when you need to find your ideal agent.

ARLA Propertymark

ARLA ...

Bow and Bethnal Green: Property Prices, Values and Rental Yields

No matter where you are looking to move in the property market, it is important that you give the decision some proper thought and research. Even if you are looking to buy or invest in an area that you know quite well, there is a need to review the financial aspect of a deal. Areas like Bow and Bethnal Green are highly attractive and appealing but if you’re looking to make a smart decision, you will want to consider the latest property ...

The best East London Markets that you NEED to visit

There's no better way to experience the culture, history and tradition in London than to visit one of its markets; here's your guide to the best ones in East London. (You absolutely need to visit them at least once!)

OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET
Where? Spitalfields
When? 10am-5pm, seven days a week
About: Old Spitalfields Market is a lively indoor market where you find ...

Your Guide to Market History in Roman Road E3

Roman Road Market is situated on the oldest known trade route in Britain, and is still going strong from unofficially opening in 1843. That's right; the famous market was illegal when it first started, but fought many attempts to close it down.

It became an established market a whole 45 years later in 1888 and was reported as one of the great market streets in London. At the heart of Bow, this market has always been famous for ...

Agency fees ban at Autumn Statement 2016

Several consumer groups welcome the ban on agency letting fees, but the Scottish example indicates that landlords might simply increase rents.

Much has been written in the press about the recent promise by the government to ban agency letting fees. The move, introduced by the chancellor, Philip Hammond, in his 2016 Autumn Financial Statement, aims at helping "jam" (Just About Managing) families, a group for which there is no ...

Heathrow - yes or no?

The race for a new runway has finally been halted, as a decision has been made to expand Heathrow airport. Heathrow has been given the go ahead for a third runway; however we may not have confirmation until 2017/18. There will now be a statutory public consultation process before a final decision is made and put to MPs next year.

If all goes to plan, the planning process should be over by 2020; meaning we can expect to be ...



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