Let’s Spend the [Byte] Night Together

Over the last 20 or so years I reckon that I have probably dealt with about 4000 cases helping people to buy their dream home and owners of small and medium-sized family enterprises find the perfect accommodation for their business. It, therefore, came as a bit of a shock when I recently read that homelessness […]

This Scepter’d Isle

“Talking shop” is a pejorative term, although from time-to-time you can’t help wondering whether a little more “jaw jawing” between our political servants and a little less ill-considered action might not have been a more appropriate response to Brexit. However, it is what it is. Having said that, David Davis seems a jolly sort – […]

The sky’s the limit for property investors

Mike Frisby, is a successful property investor and developer, who also runs the Regent’s Park chapter of the Property Investors Network. He has put together his top tips for investing in houses of multiple occupancy (HMO), which we’re delighted to share with you. Mike has further tips that he will be sharing with you in […]

The ghosts of retail past

Simon Turton of Opera Public Relations considers how re-imagined town centres could help to provide much-needed housing and would create reinvigorated urban spaces that are once again a pleasure to visit.     When my parents married in the early 1960s just about everything they needed — from sardines to screwdrivers and from lightbulbs to […]

Candles in the wind

By the time I had completed the London Legal Walk on Monday 22 May, to raise funds for those who don’t have access to the legal system, a dreadful event was unfolding at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts are with the families and friends that lost loved ones or who have been injured in the […]

Right of light: don’t be left in the dark

With the increasingly popular trend for extensions and home improvements — rather than incurring the (sometimes prohibitive) costs of moving home — comes the increased risk of affecting or otherwise impacting on a neighbouring property’s right of light. In this article, Rachel Ellison a senior paralegal at solicitors BTMK, considers a number of issues including: […]

Continental Drift

Now that Article 50 has finally been triggered, consultant solicitor, Tony Houghton, examines the likely impact in the commercial property field.   Some tenants may wish to relocate from UK Plc and walk away from their leasehold obligations, either by service of a tenant’s “break” clause on notice or allowing the lease of their shop […]

Heads in the Cloud?

In a fast-changing IT landscape, I’m pleased that cloud architect and technology consultant, Steve Ash of Virtual Logic, has agreed to shed some light on the cloud and what it can mean for your business now and in the future.   When we were asked to contribute an insider’s view of ‘the cloud’ to a […]

Strut Your Stuff in the Year of the Rooster

It may be a little late to wish all the best for 2017 and we’re four months on from the Islamic and Jewish new years (both fall towards the end of September), but I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a healthy, prosperous and interesting Chinese new year to all, which is […]

Gimme shelter… please

It’s interesting to see that a central London property previously owned by a former Rolling Stone is currently on the market for well over £2,000,000. If the celebrity association helps in the search for a buyer then all well and good. But, it’s also interesting to read that whilst the number of those who are […]