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News Archive for 2019

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 ...

Why have so many gone vegan for January

Veganuary - 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 ...