Art of the matter! Brixton’s open-air arts fair set to be a big draw…

Art of the matter! Brixton’s open-air arts fair set to be a big draw…

Artists and art-lovers are set flock to London’s largest annual open-air contemporary arts fair being held in Brixton this summer. And when none other than the Evening Standard lists the…

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Trendy spot with super-cool vibes? Head to Battersea Power station…

Trendy spot with super-cool vibes? Head to Battersea Power station…

It's a big project. Scrap that - it's a massive project. Indeed, it has been described as one of the “most ambitious urban regeneration projects on the planet”. All at an e…

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How Brixton helped to shape the Van Gogh we love today…

How Brixton helped to shape the Van Gogh we love today…

it's no secret that Brixton has a rich and colourful history, festooned with important cultural landmarks that illuminate the past and indeed have contributed massively to the present; the…

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How planned Battersea Power Station ‘green bridge’ is crossing the divide…

How planned Battersea Power Station ‘green bridge’ is crossing the divide…

While the bickering may not reach Brexit proportions, those who are following the Battersea Power Station "green bridge" developments closely are in for a long, protracted affair befor…

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Brixton, centre of the universe for vegan cheese lovers!

Brixton, centre of the universe for vegan cheese lovers!

Vegans are flocking to Brixton to snap up artisan cheeses all made from plant-based sources at Britain’s first entirely vegan cheesemonger. La Fauxmagerie in Brixton Village, just hal…

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London through a Lens – four films shot in Brixton

London through a Lens – four films shot in Brixton

Brixton has been a hot destination for filmmakers for quite a while, with stars including Johnny Depp, Cara Delevigne, Billy Bob Thornton and James Cordon all having filmed on location in the …

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Should I have a pet clause in the tenancy agreement?

Should I have a pet clause in the tenancy agreement?

It can prove a divisive issue, keeping pets in rental properties. Naturally, animal-lovers would relish the chance to have a furry friend in their home. Tenants even have the support of pol…

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New Brixton brew celebrates the EU's Four Freedoms

New Brixton brew celebrates the EU's Four Freedoms

A new beer which celebrates the European Single Market has been created by Brixton’s Clarkshaws Brewery after a group of pro-EU south Londoners turned to the brewery for help. The ind…

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Open House London gives us a glimpse inside Battersea's hidden architectural gems

Open House London gives us a glimpse inside Battersea's hidden architectural gems

A recent event, Open House London, has given us a glimpse inside some of Battersea’s architectural gems – buildings which are usually closed to the public. Open House London, wh…

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A brief history of Battersea

A brief history of Battersea

Battersea is a vibrant area, with beautiful houses, green spaces and great schools. It's no wonder that so many people are looking to live and work in the area. The incredible regeneration…

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4 steps to protect a tenant's deposit

4 steps to protect a tenant's deposit

By law, landlords are required to place a tenant’s deposit in a government-backed tenancy deposit protection scheme within 30 days. If you fail to do so, you may be ordered by the cou…

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Yardie, Idris Elba’s directorial debut, brings Brixton into focus

Yardie, Idris Elba’s directorial debut, brings Brixton into focus

Movie icon Idris Elba has gone behind the camera for the first time with his directorial debut, Yardie, and the Londoner's efforts have been praised, with one critic suggesting the flick i…

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Battersea Arts Centre; the phoenix from the flames…

Battersea Arts Centre; the phoenix from the flames…

Like the proverbial phoenix from the flames, the Grand Hall has risen again, and the doors are open once more, with evidence of the blaze retained should anyone forget what happened back in 20…

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Brixton talent on display at this month’s Design Trial

Brixton talent on display at this month’s Design Trial

The Brixton Design Trial will spring to life later this month, when over 70 local artists, makers and organisations will come together in what is being described as a ‘creative community…

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Investing in Property: New Build vs. Conversion Flat

Investing in Property: New Build vs. Conversion Flat

The price of a new build property is often much higher than that of an existing property. You may be wondering, then, if the premium on a new build flat is worth it. What are the pros and c…

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Welcome to Battersea’s Plantation Wharf

Welcome to Battersea’s Plantation Wharf

Dannii Minogue, a mysterious hermit and highly desirable homes…welcome to Battersea’s Plantation Wharf It isn't beyond the realms of possibility that if you'd taken a st…

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5 budget planning tips for buying a property

5 budget planning tips for buying a property

The average deposit for a first-time buyer in the capital currently stands at around £90,000. That's not an inconsiderable sum by any stretch of the imagination. If you want to buy a …

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Foodies ready to flock to Battersea Park for tasty festival

Foodies ready to flock to Battersea Park for tasty festival

Fun-lovin' festival-goers with an appetite for fine food are preparing to treat their taste buds at a three-day gourmet jamboree in Battersea Park. Organisers of the keenly anticipated …

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My new Battersea home was love at first sight, says rock royalty Sting

My new Battersea home was love at first sight, says rock royalty Sting

Have you spotted superstar musician Gordon Sumner popping into a Battersea High Street newsagent to pick up a morning paper yet? What do you mean you've never heard of Mr Sumner? Okay, …

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How Battersea has helped shape this wonderful World Cup

How Battersea has helped shape this wonderful World Cup

England expects that every man will do his duty! That was the battle cry from a signal sent by vice admiral Horatio Nelson from HMS Victory ahead of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. And it …

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Rapport Festival 2018 returns to Brixton for second year

Rapport Festival 2018 returns to Brixton for second year

Rapport Festival returns to Brixton this month, with a jam-packed schedule of live music, cinema, theatre, talks and debates and visual art with a focus on the stories of artists from the Afri…

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Have property apps made things easier for buyers and sellers?

Have property apps made things easier for buyers and sellers?

A nationwide property survey commissioned by Vivo revealed that people consider selling a house to be the most stressful life event. You might be able to guess what people think the second mos…

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How Brixton has helped shape struggle of Windrush generation

How Brixton has helped shape struggle of Windrush generation

The simple yet hugely impactful sentence served as a poignant reminder of a lifetime's struggle. The speaker, who gave his name only as Trevor, stood before hundreds who had gathered in Br…

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First impressions: 5 ways to improve your property's facade

First impressions: 5 ways to improve your property's facade

The old adage 'you never get a second chance to make a first impression' still rings true. And for an investor with a property to let, it is most certainly true.  There's l…

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Congregate Brixton 2018: Festival celebrating cultural diversity returns

Congregate Brixton 2018: Festival celebrating cultural diversity returns

Congregate Brixton, a local community festival which celebrates the arts and the diversity of Brixton, is set to return this year.   The day-long event is free to attend and will …

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3 questions flat buyers in Brixton and Battersea must ask

3 questions flat buyers in Brixton and Battersea must ask

Many property purchasers set their sights on buying a flat in Battersea and Brixton because both areas have excellent transport links, Ofsted-rated local schools and a wealth of green, open sp…

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4 tips for buying a mansion block apartment

4 tips for buying a mansion block apartment

Mansion block apartments have proved enduringly popular. With their stunning red-brick Victorian or post-Victorian exteriors, grand marbled hallways, elegant architectural proportions and envi…

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Extent of Battersea Power Station's transformation into major retail destination revealed

Extent of Battersea Power Station's transformation into major retail destination revealed

Developers have revealed plans of how Battersea Power Station will look and be laid out once it opens, and the stage is set for it to become the 'third largest retail destination in centra…

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Selling and buying? Why it's best to use the same solicitor

Selling and buying? Why it's best to use the same solicitor

Selling a property and buying a property simultaneously is a common situation to be in, as most people need to sell one property to finance the purchase of another. The property buying and sel…

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New retailers announced for Battersea Power Station

New retailers announced for Battersea Power Station

Six new retailers are due to open in Circus West Village, part of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, later this year.  Circus West Village is set to gain an independent cinema,…

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Famous faces: who's called Brixton home?

Famous faces: who's called Brixton home?

London's streets are awash with blue plaques, each commemorating the life or work of a person of note. The blue plaque scheme has been in place for well over a hundred years. These commemo…

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Digital conveyancing plans for Land Registry approved

Digital conveyancing plans for Land Registry approved

Plans to digitise some of the services HM Land Registry offers to its customers will start to be rolled out this year as it looks to simplify the registration and conveyancing process.  …

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How to jazz up a small outside space

How to jazz up a small outside space

Prospective tenants will rarely rent a property on the basis of its outside space, but a shabby, unkempt exterior will make them think that the inside will be equally neglected. By improving t…

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5 end of tenancy cleaning tips

5 end of tenancy cleaning tips

There's always a lot to think about and organise when moving home, not least the end of tenancy cleaning. Funds can be deducted from the deposit if tenants fail to leave the property in…

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Rent rises predicted in 2017, according to majority of letting agents

Rent rises predicted in 2017, according to majority of letting agents

80% of letting agents expect rent rises in 2017 when a proposed ban on letting agents' fees comes into force.  Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in November's Autumn Statemen…

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London's next low emission bus zone will be in Brixton

London's next low emission bus zone will be in Brixton

Cleaner air is coming to Brixton with the announcement that London's second low emission bus zone will be in this part of South London.  Launched by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the ne…

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3 clever storage solutions for buy-to-let properties

3 clever storage solutions for buy-to-let properties

Storage space is always valuable. Ample storage can encourage tenants to choose your property over another. If the provision for storage in your rental properties is rather thin on the ground,…

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Autumn Budget 2017: little good news for landlords but first-time buyers receive a boost

Autumn Budget 2017: little good news for landlords but first-time buyers receive a boost

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget speech on 22nd November, and there was some good news for most first-time buyers but precious little news for landlords.  However,…

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Where to go for Christmas Day dinner and New Year's Eve in Brixton

Where to go for Christmas Day dinner and New Year's Eve in Brixton

Many pubs and restaurants are once again opening their doors on Christmas Day to rustle up a traditional feast for hungry punters. If you're planning to eat out in Brixton on December 2…

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Top tips for buying your first home in Brixton

Top tips for buying your first home in Brixton

Brixton is the place to be. It has excellent transport links, markets and shops to die for, trendy street food, independent cinema, theatre, live entertainment, pubs, restaurants - and even a …

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Battersea Power Station's new River Bus service opens to public

Battersea Power Station's new River Bus service opens to public

Battersea Power Station is now linked to the Thames River Bus after the service was extended to include the development. The new River Bus service launched at Battersea Power Station on 1st…

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Why landlords in Brixton and Battersea need a reserve fund 

Why landlords in Brixton and Battersea need a reserve fund 

Landlords in Brixton and Battersea should be financially prepared for all eventualities. You never know when an emergency might arise with one of your rental properties, whether that be boiler…

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Fireworks events to light up sky over Brockwell Park & Battersea Park

Fireworks events to light up sky over Brockwell Park & Battersea Park

Lambeth Fireworks and Westworth Kemp have announced this year's firework display at Brockwell Park, and it's set to be a spectacular event for all who attend.  This year's …

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How energy efficient is your buy-to-let property?

How energy efficient is your buy-to-let property?

Energy efficiency is no longer an optional extra for landlords. From April 2018, it will be illegal to rent out property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of less than ‘…

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 55% of tenants remain in a property for five years or more

 55% of tenants remain in a property for five years or more

55% of tenants in the private rented sector remain in the same property for five years or more, showing that most tenants stay put in the longer term and choose not to move around.  …

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4 ways for buyers to cut costs and save money

4 ways for buyers to cut costs and save money

You're buying a house. You're buying a house in Battersea or Brixton. So far, so good. But as you doubtless know, buying a house doesn't just mean putting down a deposit. Buyi…

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Landlords advised to keep up to date with law changes

Landlords advised to keep up to date with law changes

Private landlords are being advised to be aware of changes to legislation affecting the buy-to-let sector, thereby avoiding the risk of receiving a fine.   According to new resear…

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Our guide to 'Right to Rent'

Our guide to 'Right to Rent'

You own a property. You want to let it. Someone turns up and says they want to rent it. At first glance, that’s it. Job done. Surely you have the right to rent your property to anyone yo…

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Looking for capital growth? Invest near to cycle lanes

Looking for capital growth? Invest near to cycle lanes

An increasing number of people are leaving the Tube and train behind to hop on bikes to commute to work, and buy-to-let investors should take note.   With car parking spaces always har…

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Meet me in Battersea Park: what to see and do

Meet me in Battersea Park: what to see and do

Does any other park in London compare to Battersea when one considers the variety of attractions on offer? We'd say no. But then, admittedly, we're a little biased.  There'…

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59% landlords still smiling, as buy-to-let confidence remains

59% landlords still smiling, as buy-to-let confidence remains

The buy-to-let market is still viewed positively by over half of landlords, regardless of the changes rolled out across the sector. According to a new poll from Knight Knox, 59% of landlord…

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Battersea by night: where to enjoy a drink with friends

Battersea by night: where to enjoy a drink with friends

As Battersea estate agents, we are often asked by people thinking of moving here what the place has to offer. They know about all the regeneration work taking place around Nine Elms and the Ba…

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Property market fluctuations fail to knock landlord positivity

Property market fluctuations fail to knock landlord positivity

Almost a third of private landlords remain positive about the property market, despite Brexit and recent tax changes, according to a new survey from Direct Line for Business.   The ins…

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Battersea Park retains Green Flag Award status

Battersea Park retains Green Flag Award status

Battersea Park has retained its Green Flag Award status, the benchmark standard for public parks and green spaces in the UK.  The park, a 200 acre area at Battersea on the south bank o…

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Are long-term tenants more demanding than short-term tenants?

Are long-term tenants more demanding than short-term tenants?

American film maker F. C. Rabbath talked recently about a project he is working on in which those who run the world decide they’ve had enough of human difference and create a new race of…

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Limited companies borrow more than individual landlords

Limited companies borrow more than individual landlords

The majority of buy-to-let lending went to 'company landlords' for the first time in the second quarter of this year.    Buy-to-let lending tends to be concentrated around…

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Top tips for accidental landlords in Brixton and Battersea

Top tips for accidental landlords in Brixton and Battersea

A slower sales market can often lead to a rise in the number of 'accidental' landlords. Some people inherit a property which they don't intend to live in, while others let a proper…

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Queen's Speech confirms letting fees ban for tenants

Queen's Speech confirms letting fees ban for tenants

A proposed ban on letting agents' fees for tenants will go ahead after being confirmed in The Queen's Speech.  The government first announced its intentions to place a ban on t…

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What the rates hike might mean for Brixton's small businesses

What the rates hike might mean for Brixton's small businesses

The rise in business rates has hit London particularly hard, and it isn’t difficult to understand why. Business rates were last set in 2010, and the basis for these rates was the rent le…

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Battersea Power Station takes shape as iconic chimneys are restored

Battersea Power Station takes shape as iconic chimneys are restored

Battersea Power Station's four chimneys are being restored to their former glory three years after they were dismantled. Battersea's most iconic building and the surrounding area is…

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Top 3 co-working spaces for freelancers in Brixton

Top 3 co-working spaces for freelancers in Brixton

The number of co-working spaces in London is on the rise. Freelancers, startup entrepreneurs, self-employed professionals, SMEs, and even employees from companies with actual offices are frequ…

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69% of landlords have a good relationship with their tenants

69% of landlords have a good relationship with their tenants

69% of landlords say they have a good relationship with their tenants, while 33% say they are good friends. The results of a survey carried out by Direct Line for Business, which asked ques…

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Owner-occupier or long-term tenant. How the Brixton and Battersea property market is changing – and why

Owner-occupier or long-term tenant. How the Brixton and Battersea property market is changing – and why

London’s rental market is changing. It’s too early as yet to say whether this will become a national trend or whether it will be largely confined to the capital, but in London it&#…

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Expense of moving home underestimated most by London buyers

Expense of moving home underestimated most by London buyers

The majority of house buyers in London underestimate the amount it costs to move house, according to new research from Post Office Money.  The average cost for home buyers in London wh…

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What might the letting fees ban really mean for tenants?

What might the letting fees ban really mean for tenants?

What might the letting fees ban mean for tenants in England? What we really mean by this question is: will the planned letting agent fees ban for tenants lead to rent rises? Will landlords hav…

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Official consultation process begins on lettings fee ban for tenants

Official consultation process begins on lettings fee ban for tenants

A consultation on the ban on letting agents' fees for tenants has been launched as the government aims to cut a fair deal for renters. The government hopes the ban on letting fees will …

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How investors can reduce their Capital Gains Tax bill

How investors can reduce their Capital Gains Tax bill

Paying tax is an obligation. Paying more tax than you have to is unnecessary. Buy-to-let landlords may feel they have been singled out by the government of late, and it’s hard not to hav…

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Landlords resort to mixed property investing to beat tax hikes

Landlords resort to mixed property investing to beat tax hikes

Tax changes introduced this month are encouraging landlords towards mixed-use property in an attempt to minimise damage to their profits.  As of April 2017, buy-to-let investors in Bri…

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What the tax changes mean for second home buyers in Battersea and Brixton

What the tax changes mean for second home buyers in Battersea and Brixton

If you plan on buying a second this year, either as a holiday home or as a property to let out, there are many things to consider. If you have capital, and you want to pour that capital into s…

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From Gasworks to Mayfair: the Rise of Nine Elms

From Gasworks to Mayfair: the Rise of Nine Elms

Why the development of Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station are good for all residents Nine Elms is traditionally thought of as an industrial area. Battersea Power Station is nearby, it ha…

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No mention of property in Spring Budget

No mention of property in Spring Budget

The property market was not even mentioned in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Budget, let alone the words many in the industry were hoping to hear: 'stamp duty reform'.   …

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Tax changes increase appeal of commercial loans for landlords

Tax changes increase appeal of commercial loans for landlords

The number of landlords planning to use commercial loans has increased by 9% since the tax changes were announced, according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA).   …

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The best coffee houses in Brixton

The best coffee houses in Brixton

Brixton's fortunes have changed in recent years. It's morphed into a foodie mecca, and now locals and visitors alike flock to this part of London in search of something tasty to eat. …

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Tax changes could lead to rent hikes

Tax changes could lead to rent hikes

Rents could increase by as much as 30% as a result of tax changes to the buy-to-let sector, according to a leading economist.  Professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College Lond…

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How to make the most of your buy-to-let investment property

How to make the most of your buy-to-let investment property

Why choosing a letting agent may be your best investment decision Buy-to-let is a little more problematic now than it has been previously. We’ve seen a number of changes: Stamp …

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Tunnelling for Northern Line extension gets underway in March

Tunnelling for Northern Line extension gets underway in March

Tunnelling work for the Northern Line extension begins next month, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced. The extension of the line between Kennington and Battersea, via Nine Elms, is se…

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Fancy a stroll? Our guide to parks in and around Brixton

Fancy a stroll? Our guide to parks in and around Brixton

The best way to explore any city is on foot. London is a sprawl of a city, so don't expect to be able to see much of it in the space of a day. Rather, pick a part of the capital, and walk …

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Number of first-time buyers at highest levels since 2007

Number of first-time buyers at highest levels since 2007

There were more first-time buyers in 2016 than in any other year since 2007, according to Halifax.  2007 saw 359,900 people buy their first property, while in 2016, 335,750 people clim…

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Fun days out for families in Brixton

Fun days out for families in Brixton

You don’t need to live in Brixton to have a great time there Looking for a family day out in London? Perhaps you've already crossed many of the sights off your list? There's t…

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Street market is key appeal for Brixton property buyers

Street market is key appeal for Brixton property buyers

London street markets have become a magnet for property buyers, and the same is true of those looking to buy in Brixton.  Brixton has changed rapidly in recent years, but a street…

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Trinity Arms: we take a look at the newly-refurbished Brixton pub

Trinity Arms: we take a look at the newly-refurbished Brixton pub

In 2016, The Trinity Arms closed for a portion of the summer for refurbishment work. The pub’s owners put out a statement for the attention of their regulars: ‘bear with us –…

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Turn your kitchen into a hub of creativity

Turn your kitchen into a hub of creativity

The menus on offer from MasterChef winner Tim Anderson at his Brixton restaurant Nanban plus the Indochina cuisine served up by The Banana Tree in Battersea are helping make London one of the …

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House price increases in London linked to 'hipster hotspots'

House price increases in London linked to 'hipster hotspots'

Hipsters and young professionals are behind house price rises in certain parts of the capital. According to research from property listings website Zoopla, so-called 'hipster hotspots&#…

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Our look back at the 2016 property market

Our look back at the 2016 property market

What's happened generally? The extra 3% stamp duty surcharge for buy-to-let investors and purchasers of second homes came into effect in April this year. The first three months of the y…

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Corpus Christi Catholic School Christmas Fair

Corpus Christi Catholic School Christmas Fair

Eden Harper is proud to be sponsoring the Corpus Christi Catholic School Christmas Fair this year. The fair will be held this Saturday 3rd December from 12pm - 4pm at Corpus Christi Catho…

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Autumn Statement delivers a blow for buy-to-let landlords

Autumn Statement delivers a blow for buy-to-let landlords

The Chancellor doesn't plan to reduce or abolish the 3% stamp duty surcharge for investment properties nor lower stamp duty rates for properties priced over £1.5 million, in a blow to…

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5 reasons to list your home in November

5 reasons to list your home in November

Christmas promises to be a wonderful time for anyone selling property in Battersea or Brixton.  While spring and summer are the busiest times for home hunters, it’…

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House price increase in Brixton down to good restaurants

House price increase in Brixton down to good restaurants

House price rises in Brixton have increased in line with a rise in the number of destinations offering great food.  This trend is not unusual in the parts of London which are undergoin…

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Chancellor urged to help buyers in Battersea and Brixton

Chancellor urged to help buyers in Battersea and Brixton

Pressure is mounting on Chancellor Philip Hammond to give property buyers in Batterseaand Brixton a further boost by announcing a change to stamp duty rates in his first Autumn …

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How the Land Registry keeps track of property sales

How the Land Registry keeps track of property sales

Property buyers and sellers in Battersea and Brixton will benefit from the government’s decision to put its planned privatisation of the Land Registry on hold. The…

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The best Christmas party venues in Battersea and Brixton

The best Christmas party venues in Battersea and Brixton

It may be days before the Affordable Arts Fair arrives back at Battersea Park, weeks until the annual fireworks display takes place on 5 November (this year’s ticket-only event is hosted…

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Cheaper mortgages for energy-efficient homeowners in Brixton and Battersea

Cheaper mortgages for energy-efficient homeowners in Brixton and Battersea

The European Energy Efficiency Mortgage initiative, launched by a consortium led by the European Mortgage Federation and European Covered Bond Council, aims to create a standardised “ene…

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Apple in Battersea Power Station move

Apple in Battersea Power Station move

Apple has announced plans to create a new London headquarters at Battersea Power Station The iPhone and iPad maker will move 1400 staff from eight sites around the capital into wh…

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Extending the ownership of flats in Brixton and Battersea

Extending the ownership of flats in Brixton and Battersea

The popularity of both Brixton and Battersea among young professionals, growing families and even students helps explain why the majority of property sales in both areas are flats. With dem…

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Open House in Brixton and Battersea

Open House in Brixton and Battersea

Brixton and Battersea residents are being offered the opportunity to take part in what is billed as the world’s largest showcase of architecture and design. The 24th Open House London…

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Your guide to leasehold homes in Brixton and Battersea

Your guide to leasehold homes in Brixton and Battersea

Why is the average sold price of semi-detached houses in Brixton over £1m, yet flats for sale in that cultural melting pot that has been described as one of London’s coolest places …

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The lowdown on what a homebuyers survey involves

The lowdown on what a homebuyers survey involves

One of the most common questions put to Eden Harper’s property sales professionals in both Brixton and Battersea is: What type of property condition report should I ask my surveyor to pr…

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Property values up 55%

Property values up 55%

The value of homes in Brixton and Battersea are significantly higher than the London average, according to research by Lloyds Bank that reveals property prices in the capital have shot up by 5…

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4 food and drink events in or near Brixton and Battersea

4 food and drink events in or near Brixton and Battersea

The residents of Battersea and Brixton have some of London’s most talked-about restaurants on their doorstep. From the mismatched chandeliers – not to mention the homemade cod a…

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New food festival offers taste of Brixton

New food festival offers taste of Brixton

Brixton’s independent food businesses are joining forces to promote the area’s exciting and diverse culinary offerings at a new festival that will take place in September. The f…

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4 ways property management gives landlords reassurance

4 ways property management gives landlords reassurance

Our management or rent collection service offers landlords reassurance The rising value of residential property in Battersea, Brixton and many other areas of London presents landlords who l…

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Country pursuits with an urban vibe in Brockwell Park

Country pursuits with an urban vibe in Brockwell Park

The Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July to celebrate the very best of the city and countryside.   Now in its 42nd year, the show has all th…

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10 outdoor swimming pools in reach of Brixton and Battersea

10 outdoor swimming pools in reach of Brixton and Battersea

While the time of year you decide to sell a property in Brixton or Battersea has little effect on its value, we acknowledge that buyers become more active in the summer months as warm days and…

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England beat Germany in Euro 2016 property battle

England beat Germany in Euro 2016 property battle

With just 9 days to go before the European Football Championships kick-off in France, new research reveals England will be semi-finalists – if the outcome of the tournament was decided o…

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Beware the five-year rule when selling Right To Buy property

Beware the five-year rule when selling Right To Buy property

When can I sell my Right To Buy property? The owner of every home in Wandsworth and Lambeth purchased from a social housing provider under RTB legislation introduced in the 1980s has the optio…

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Get wet and go wild in Battersea Park

Get wet and go wild in Battersea Park

Battersea Park will become London’s first family-friendly aqua obstacle course on Sunday 7 August when Splash Fest opens. Organised by lifesaving charity, the Royal National Lifeboat …

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For Sale boards drum up interest in your home

For Sale boards drum up interest in your home

Eden Harper maximises the exposure of every property we offer for sale or rent in Brixton and Battersea by listing their details on both Zoopla and Rightmove – the two most viewed proper…

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Homeowners benefit from Leicester City’s Premier League triumph

Homeowners benefit from Leicester City’s Premier League triumph

What has an unlikely sporting triumph got to do with property values in Brixton and Battersea? More than you could imagine. It has been calculated that newly-crowned Premier League champion…

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New stress test for landlords in Brixton and Battersea

New stress test for landlords in Brixton and Battersea

Both our Battersea & Brixton offices have benefitted from growth in the buy-to-let (BTL) market, with many investors finding properties through us and then renting them out with Eden Harpe…

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Brixton Pound cash machine opens

Brixton Pound cash machine opens

Early versions of Brixton’s own currency featuring an image of David Bowie are selling for four-an-a-half times their face value. Brixton Pound notes with a face value of £10 hav…

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How will Brexit affect property prices in Battersea and Brixton?

How will Brexit affect property prices in Battersea and Brixton?

It’s official! Battersea and Brixton residents live in the city the world’s largest travel website has named number one destination on earth. The top rating on TripAdvisor was a…

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London property values up 13.5%

London property values up 13.5%

Property prices rose by more than 14% in both Battersea and Brixton in the 12 months to February, according to the latest official data. Property values climbed 14.4% in Battersea and 14.2%…

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How long does it take to sell a house in Brixton and Battersea?

How long does it take to sell a house in Brixton and Battersea?

Many factors dictate the time it takes to sell a property in Brixton and Battersea. These include the type of property, the current state of the market, whether it is a leasehold or freehol…

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What taxes do I pay when I sell a rental property in Battersea and Brixton?

What taxes do I pay when I sell a rental property in Battersea and Brixton?

The rental market in both Battersea and Brixton continues to grow in strength. But government measures to tax the income landlords can make from rental property has led to Eden Harper receivin…

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How much stamp duty will I pay in Battersea and Brixton?

How much stamp duty will I pay in Battersea and Brixton?

Government attempts to cash in on the popularity of buy-to-let investments will not restrict the availability of good quality rental properties in Battersea and Brixton.    Chance…

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What the Budget means for landlords in Brixton and Battersea

What the Budget means for landlords in Brixton and Battersea

Landlords in Brixton and Battersea have been dealt a blow by Chancellor George Osborne’s latest Budget. And a new savings scheme for homebuyers will do little to make buying a home in…

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How can I improve my EPC rating?

How can I improve my EPC rating?

A hangover from legislation introduced when the average price of a home in Brixton was under £400,000 is giving everybody involved in the buying, selling, letting or renting of property a…

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Tributes to Bowie on show at Affordable Art Fair

Tributes to Bowie on show at Affordable Art Fair

Space Oddity singer David Bowie, who was born in Stansfield Road in Brixton, will be will be remembered at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea. The singer, whose death from cancer at the a…

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How much does it cost to sell a property in Battersea?

How much does it cost to sell a property in Battersea?

From estate agent fees to EPCs, Eden Harper explains some of the key costs you'll need to budget for when selling a home in Battersea.  It is no wonder residential property in Batt…

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It’s great talking up Brixton property but better to listen

It’s great talking up Brixton property but better to listen

US thought leader Bryant H McGill says that one of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.   Here at Eden Harper, we learn more about your p…

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Asking prices up as demand for homes hits fresh high

Asking prices up as demand for homes hits fresh high

The asking price of homes coming on to market have jumped 2.9% to hit a new record. The average asking price of a property in London is now over £600,000 and a record £299,287 for…

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Brixton literary agency promotes exchange of create ideas

Brixton literary agency promotes exchange of create ideas

A literary management company and arts consultancy dedicated to building the careers of bestselling authors and creative leaders in their fields has opened new premises in Atlantic Road. Ti…

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New home sites cannot rival Brixton’s sense of community

New home sites cannot rival Brixton’s sense of community

It is estimated that London needs at least 50,000 new homes to be built every year if the capital is to provide the housing its current population of 8.6 million needs.   And if the de…

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World mourns death of Brixton legend David Bowie

World mourns death of Brixton legend David Bowie

Eden Harper would like to join the many stars from the world of entertainment in paying tribute to music genius and former Brixton resident David Bowie, whose death from cancer was announced e…

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4 Battersea restaurants to visit on Valentine's Day

4 Battersea restaurants to visit on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is one of the most popular days for dining out all year. Restaurants can expect their tables to be busy, and they can expect those tables to be occupied with couples. Eatin…

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2015: A year to remember

2015: A year to remember

Before we wish Eden Harper’s vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants a very happy festive period, we’d like to take this chance to look back on a very successful 2015.   Whi…

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House prices set to hit record highs in 2016

House prices set to hit record highs in 2016

The value of homes in the UK are due to rise £46 a day throughout 2016. The prediction follows the release of a report by property website Rightmove showing average asking prices e…

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How will the local property market perform in 2016?

How will the local property market perform in 2016?

As estate agents with our finger on the pulse of the Battersea and Brixton property market, this is the time of year when we are often asked whether the value of homes in this part of London w…

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Brixton, what's on this week?

Brixton, what's on this week?

Founding members of the Madchester music scene, up-and-coming magicians, grime and garage heavyweights plus Britain’s own first lady of dance music are among the entertainment on offer w…

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Tenants to pay for government attack on landlords

Tenants to pay for government attack on landlords

Buy-to-let investors who will have to pay the 3% hike in stamp duty announced by Chancellor George Osborne this week can offset the higher purchase costs against Capital Gains Tax. In his c…

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Why it pays to rent a home in Brixton

Why it pays to rent a home in Brixton

Two pieces of recent research shed light on why demand for rental property in Brixton is outstripping supply.  As letting agents in Brixton and Battersea, Eden Harper is working with l…

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Hot properties in Brixton

Hot properties in Brixton

Whether you are looking to rent an open-plan apartment with a mezzanine floor, a studio flat in a development with a residents-only swimming pool or buy a three-bed family home, Eden Harper…

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Work on new town hall to start in New Year

Work on new town hall to start in New Year

When Brixton Town Hall reopens in late 2017, a £135m project to transform the Grade II-listed building and turn nearby Olive Morris House, Hambrook House and Ivor House into 194 new homes…

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Get ready for a Royal Night Out in Battersea Park

Get ready for a Royal Night Out in Battersea Park

Tickets are still available for this year’s annual fireworks display in Battersea Park. The event on Saturday 7 November will have a Royal Night Out theme after Battersea Park provide…

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The best Halloween events in Brixton

The best Halloween events in Brixton

Don’t look now, but there’s something standing just behind you… No! Don’t turn round. Just keep reading, act naturally, pretend it isn’t there and isn’t mak…

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Property market hotter than summer of 76

Property market hotter than summer of 76

Estate agents will remember the summer of 2015 in the same way that meteorologists still talk about 1976 when Brits basked in the hottest summer average temperature since records began. Sin…

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Brixton Rec to gain listed status?

Brixton Rec to gain listed status?

A volunteer group is aiming to safeguard the future of Brixton Recreation Centre by applying to give the community facility listed building status. Brixton Rec Users Group is considering th…

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Five-star reviews are good for you, trust us

Five-star reviews are good for you, trust us

Who doesn’t like a little praise now and again? Here at Eden Harper, we work hard to ensure our clients receive the best possible service and their property dreams come true. Whether you…

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BAC plans new theatre space

BAC plans new theatre space

A production is being developed for a new theatre space at the heart of Battersea Arts Centre’s old town hall. The Little Bulb Theatre Company has been commissioned to work on a show …

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New Brixton venue is top of the pop-ups

New Brixton venue is top of the pop-ups

Call it Brixton’s hottest new foodie destination. Call it a container community with a conscience. Just don’t call POP Brixton the new Boxpark (the pop-up mall in east London that …

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What’s on in Brixton

What’s on in Brixton

The Hart Work exhibition launches at Upstairs at the Ritzy on 1 September and runs until 5 October. The gallery of images and text, which is free to visit, was created by a group of …

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Art at heart of bid to boost Brixton’s economy

Art at heart of bid to boost Brixton’s economy

The walls of the former Bon Marche department store will be covered by 10 jumbo canvases next month when the London Design Trail makes its way to Brixton. The Brixton Design Trail, which ru…

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London to get 100,000 new riverside homes

London to get 100,000 new riverside homes

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that 100,000 new homes will be built on the Thames waterfront by 2020.   And London’s new riverside residents will be expected to commute…

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How to keep your children entertained this summer

How to keep your children entertained this summer

With an ever-increasing number of young families setting up home in Battersea, parents in this corner of south-west London have particular reason to be grateful that the weather this summer ha…

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Battersea dogs get teeth into Queen's Club's balls

Battersea dogs get teeth into Queen's Club's balls

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s plea for old tennis balls has been answered by the organisers of one of London’s top tournaments. The Queen’s Club, which hosts the Aegon …

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New £5 note for Brixton

New £5 note for Brixton

A special edition £5 note designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller has been launched. But the psychedelic paper money can only be spent in Brixton. The new Brixton &#…

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Backlash from the property sector over Chancellor's cutting of buy-to-let tax relief

Backlash from the property sector over Chancellor's cutting of buy-to-let tax relief

Leading property experts have criticised George Osborne after he announced in last week's Budget that tax relief for buy-to-let landlords will be slashed.  The relief will be cut f…

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Upgrade digital skills in Brixton

Upgrade digital skills in Brixton

The digital sector is growing faster than London’s economy as a whole and will continue to for the next decade or so, according to research.  Data from global forecaster Oxford E…

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A look at Bon Marche's fascinating history

A look at Bon Marche's fascinating history

News and listings site Brixton Buzz has released an intriguing photo blog about Bon Marche: the department store in Brixton. Bon Marche opened in the area in 1877 - and was founded by Mr Ja…

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Designs for new park in Battersea unveiled

Designs for new park in Battersea unveiled

Impressive designs for Battersea Power Station's new six-acre pubic park have been unveiled.  The latest images show that the park, which was designed by LDA Design, will include e…

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Battersea animal charity in tennis ball appeal

Battersea animal charity in tennis ball appeal

Tennis fans buying new equipment in preparation for Wimbledon are being asked to donate their old balls to Battersea Cats & Dogs Home. The call for old and new tennis balls comes after …

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Eden Harper announces support for Brixton Windmill's Flour Power Fund

Eden Harper announces support for Brixton Windmill's Flour Power Fund

Eden Harper is delighted to be supporting Brixton Windmill's 'Flour Power Fund', which is looking to raise money in a bid to get the windmill grinding again by 2016 - its 200th ann…

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Price of a London home will top £1m by 2030

Price of a London home will top £1m by 2030

The average London property will set buyers back more than £1m by 2030, according to new analysis that reveals the capital’s population will increase to 11 million in that time. …

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Property market gets its mojo back

Property market gets its mojo back

The feel-good factor has returned to the property market in Battersea and Brixton following the Conservative Party’s surprise victory in the general election. David Cameron’s re…

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Conservative victory will benefit property market

Conservative victory will benefit property market

The Conservative Party’s general election victory not only lifts the threat of a mansion tax being imposed on the owners of homes worth £2m or more, it looks set to allow parents to…

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Battersea summer news and events roundup

Battersea summer news and events roundup

South West London is one of the best places to live in London. Ok, this is just our opinion – and of course we’re slightly biased – but we’ve good reason for thinkin…

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Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park

Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park

Find unique finishing touches for your home when the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park from 21 to 26 April The three-times-a-year event launched in 1985 and no…

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Fundraisers pull out stops to restore Battersea Arts Centre after fire

Fundraisers pull out stops to restore Battersea Arts Centre after fire

Battersea Arts Centre has been handed a £1m renovation grant after fire ripped through the venue in March destroying about 30% of the first and second floors of the property, including th…

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Superrich individuals battle with institutional investors for commercial property

Superrich individuals battle with institutional investors for commercial property

Purchasing top-notch commercial properties in London is more competitive than ever with superrich individuals prepared to pay hundreds of millions for single office buildings. Prior to the …

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More London homeowners join golden postcode club

More London homeowners join golden postcode club

The number of UK postcode areas where property prices average more than £500,000 increased 20% last year to reach 172. And 21 postcode areas have an average property price of more than…

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Younger borrowers cash in on rising property values

Younger borrowers cash in on rising property values

An increasing younger borrowers are turning to lifetime mortgages after the Mortgage Market Review made it harder for them to secure lending. The Spring 2015 Equity Release Market Report fr…

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First-time buyers gain cash help from government

First-time buyers gain cash help from government

Chancellor George Osborne used his final Budget Day speech on Wednesday to introduce a savings scheme that will reward first-time home buyers with a £50 bonus from the government for ever…

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Building on Battersea Power Station’s architectural heritage

Building on Battersea Power Station’s architectural heritage

Everything you need to know about Battersea Power Station The regeneration of Battersea took a giant step forward in late 2014 when the third phase of development at Battersea Power Station…

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Battersea’s historic lodge gains listed building status

Battersea’s historic lodge gains listed building status

Here at Eden Harper, we're always keen to demonstrate our support for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.   We think they do an incredible job and we admire the hard work that the…

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Carney considers base rate cut

Carney considers base rate cut

The Bank of England's base rate could fall below its historic low figure of 0.5%, governor Mark Carney has hinted. It was widely believed that interest rates would go up rather than dow…

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Why Battersea Park is drawing the crowds

Why Battersea Park is drawing the crowds

Battersea Park has something for everyone. Whether you're into sports, culture, the arts or wildlife, this beautiful open space is the perfect place to enjoy a great day out.   Her…

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Eden Harper supports Battersea Dogs & Cats Home campaign

Eden Harper supports Battersea Dogs & Cats Home campaign

World-famous animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has launched a crackdown on the cruel practice of backstreet dog breeding. The Home’s chief executive Claire Horton says the…

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Lambeth residents face 1.99% council tax rise

Lambeth residents face 1.99% council tax rise

Lambeth residents will see their council tax bills rise by 1.99% in 2015/16 as the local authority bids to reduce its deficit by £1.8m. It's the first council tax rise in six years…

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Which political cat do YOU want to be Purr Minister?

Which political cat do YOU want to be Purr Minister?

Cat-owning MP's have teamed up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and put their political pussycats up as prospective 'Purr Minister' aspirants. Their pets will launch their ow…

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Are YOU prepared for the new stamp duty thresholds?

Are YOU prepared for the new stamp duty thresholds?

We recently wrote about how stamp duty reform topped the agenda for home owners in the UK according to a survey. As if almost by magic, Chancellor George Osborne then announced a …

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A year in property

A year in property

2015 is almost upon us and is likely to be an incredibly eventful year in property. What with a General Election on the cards, a potential mansion tax on the horizon and many other property…

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Where to find the best Christmas trees

Where to find the best Christmas trees

Are you leaving it late to put up your Christmas tree? Or is the tree in your living room not looking its best?   For anybody still hunting for a Christmas tree, this article by Brixto…

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Will minimum space standards price people out of the market?

Will minimum space standards price people out of the market?

A proposal to introduce minimum space standards for new-build homes that has won government support could push up the price of starter homes in Brixton and Battersea to even higher levels. …

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Stamp duty reform top of agenda for homeowners

Stamp duty reform top of agenda for homeowners

Stamp duty reform is the most important issue for those looking to move home, with nearly a third of those surveyed wanting the tax to be scrapped.    Over a third want the govern…

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Battersea Northern Line extension set to go-ahead

Battersea Northern Line extension set to go-ahead

The extension of the Northern Line to Battersea has been approved and construction is set to start in spring 2015, with the aim to open the line by 2020. The total cost is expected to be up…

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A look at how Brixton has transformed over the years

A look at how Brixton has transformed over the years

If you'd have asked someone 10 years ago what they thought of Brixton, they'd probably have mentioned drugs, parties and young, cool people. And of course Brixton still has that vibe&#…

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Ritzy staff win battle to keep jobs

Ritzy staff win battle to keep jobs

Staff at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton have won their campaign to save up to 34 of 93 positions that were under threat.  The owner of the south London cinema warned that the jobs were on…

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Celebrate the story of Guy Fawkes at Battersea Park

Celebrate the story of Guy Fawkes at Battersea Park

Whether you call it Bonfire Night, Fireworks' Night or Guy Fawkes' Night, this British tradition dates back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to …

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Get yourself along to the Battersea Park Poppy Run this Friday

Get yourself along to the Battersea Park Poppy Run this Friday

The Poppy Run is a popular national event that all the community can take part in. This is the 5k run's third year and aims to raise money and awareness for the Royal British Legion –…

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Halloween Fancy Dress to Impress

Halloween Fancy Dress to Impress

Have you got your hands on a ticket for one of the many hot Halloween parties that are taking place in Brixton at the end of the month? Wherever you're celebrating the annual fest of trick…

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Prices continue to boom in London rising by near three percent in August

Prices continue to boom in London rising by near three percent in August

House prices continued to rise in August, with the Land Register confirming that the average UK home hit £177,824 – an increase of one percent over the month - or £1,761. Th…

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How the Scotland vote could affect London

How the Scotland vote could affect London

We’ve had a dramatic few weeks – but finally the results are in and the Scottish have voted to stay part of the Union, with 55-45 percent in favour (roughly). We’re quite hap…

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Could a “Yes” vote in the Scottish referendum further boost London property prices?

Could a “Yes” vote in the Scottish referendum further boost London property prices?

If the Scottish people vote for independence on the 18th of September, property prices could boom, Rightmove has said in its monthly house price survey. In the event of a “Yes” …

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Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair

Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair

Held three times a year, the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair is a specialist event for those looking for very unusual English and European antiques and is London’s most popular eve…

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Our pick of the best restaurants in Battersea

Our pick of the best restaurants in Battersea

Battersea is popular for a reason. The local parks, shops, good schools and eating and drinking establishments make it highly sought-after with those looking to buy a spacious property for goo…

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Where Wandsworth and Lambeth sit in table of UK house prices

Where Wandsworth and Lambeth sit in table of UK house prices

UK house prices are an ever-popular topic of conversation, particularly in Battersea and Brixton where property values have grown by more than 10% each year for the past five years. Go back…

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Five AWESOME Brixton music events you must not miss!

Five AWESOME Brixton music events you must not miss!

Brixton is well known for its great vibe, street life, eclectic markets and of course its music events. The home of famous clubs such as The Fridge and the O2 Academy, its where everyone who&#…

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Get yourself along to Brixton Splash Festival This Sunday!

Get yourself along to Brixton Splash Festival This Sunday!

The Brixton Splash Festival pays tribute to Brixton and its multicultural community. Now in its ninth year, the festival is free and open from midday to 7pm on the first Sunday in August. E…

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Best pubs and bars in Brixton Village

Best pubs and bars in Brixton Village

Brixton Village is known for its eclectic, vibrant atmosphere and is fast becoming the place for budget eating and drinking in South London.  Here’s our quick guide to the best d…

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Photos of the luxury Battersea Power Station apartment have been released

Photos of the luxury Battersea Power Station apartment have been released

There are just a few of the 254 apartments left in London’s Battersea Power Station – and now investors can get a peek at what their money has bought. The Power House is the fir…

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Close up: The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Close up: The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

When one thinks of Battersea, Battersea Dogs Home immediately springs to mind (well, actually it’s Battersea Dogs and Cats Home but for some reason the cats always seems to get…

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£300 million apartment block set to replace fine art warehouse in South London

£300 million apartment block set to replace fine art warehouse in South London

A warehouse which has stored masterpieces by famous artists such as Picasso and Klimt will soon be knocked down and turned into a £300 million apartment block. Wandsworth councillors h…

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Homes in Battersea and Brixton remain hot property

Homes in Battersea and Brixton remain hot property

As Britain decides whether to remain in the EU or not, politicians, business leaders and the media would have you believe that the once-in-a-lifetime referendum will have a long-term impact on…

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Kelly Hoppen tells first-time buyers to “quickly” get on the housing ladder

Kelly Hoppen tells first-time buyers to “quickly” get on the housing ladder

In an interview with The Metro newspaper, Kelly Hoppen, famed for designing many high profile residential and commercial projects globally; said she thinks that those new to property buyin…

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A history of Windrush Square

A history of Windrush Square

Brixton is famous for its large multi-ethnic community, vibrant street markets and culturally enriching atmosphere. A large percentage of the population are of African and Caribbean descent. L…

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95 percent of Phase 2 Battersea Power Station homes sold

95 percent of Phase 2 Battersea Power Station homes sold

Some 95 percent of the 254 homes in Phase 2 of the Battersea Power Station project have been sold within the first week of sales. The news is perhaps unsurprising, as just a few m…

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A close up of Brixton Academy

A close up of Brixton Academy

The Brixton Academy is famous for hosting an array of incredible rock acts since it opened in 1983. Officially known as the O2 Academy, Brixton, it’s become one of the UK’s le…

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Three bed properties make you £729 a day, say statistics

Three bed properties make you £729 a day, say statistics

Three bedroom properties in popular parts of Central London are earning nearly eight times the median salary for Londoners. Statistics show that three beds rose £729 per day during 201…

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A close up of Battersea Arts Centre

A close up of Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea is fast becoming one of the most sought-after locations south of the river to live. With the ongoing regeneration of the area, plus excellent transport links; Battersea has a variety…

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London House Prices at 20 percent above 2007 peak

London House Prices at 20 percent above 2007 peak

House prices in London have grown at almost two times the rate of the UK average since January. In the first quarter, average house prices boomed to £362,699. This was an 18.2 percent …

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Why Brixton is the place of choice for young Londoners

Why Brixton is the place of choice for young Londoners

During the past 30 years, Brixton has seen a revolution in terms of how it’s viewed by property buyers. Its vibrance and energy has seen it transform into the place of choice for young L…

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Budget 2014: Osborne announces new house building scheme

Budget 2014: Osborne announces new house building scheme

George Osborne has pledge half a billion pounds of finance to small house building firms and extended the Help to Buy scheme until 2020, in a bid to get Britain building. The chancellorR…

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Battersea Park Events

Battersea Park Events

Situated on the south side of the Thames, Battersea Park truly caters for everyone. With a lake for boating; ponds; art at the Pump House Gallery; there’s also sport at the Millennium Ar…

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Phase Two of Battersea Station development announced for May

Phase Two of Battersea Station development announced for May

Phase Two of the famous Battersea Station development will be launched in May and interest in the homes is strong, with those interested in snapping up a property being advised to register. …

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Asking prices for UK homes rise at highest rate in seven years

Asking prices for UK homes rise at highest rate in seven years

Property website Rightmove has said that UK asking prices for homes rose at the quickest pace in more than six years over the past 12 months, regardless of a huge rise in new listings coming o…

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Why you shouldn’t miss out on this year’s Affordable Art Fair

Why you shouldn’t miss out on this year’s Affordable Art Fair

It’s that time of year again - yes, The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea is back. The UK capital’s friendliest affordable art fair hosted at Battersea Park welcomes thousands of ar…

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Battersea Gas Tower demolition to make way for new homes

Battersea Gas Tower demolition to make way for new homes

Work is underway to demolish Battersea Park’s massive blue gasholder which has been in existence for some 80 years. The move is set to create new homes, shops and business space for sale…

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Average property in London to hit £600,000 in four years

Average property in London to hit £600,000 in four years

London property prices have increased at more than double the rate of the rest of the UK during the past year. The average house price in the UK capital is set to hit £600,000 in four yea…

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Make sure YOU don't get caught out when interest rates rise later this year

Make sure YOU don't get caught out when interest rates rise later this year

New research has shown that households with the national average mortgage of £180,000, would struggle to meet repayments if interest rates were to rise by just 0.25%. The data was rele…

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Five best restaurants in Battersea

Five best restaurants in Battersea

It’s 2014 and time to treat yourself in the cold dreary month of January. What better place than a lovely restaurant in Battersea? From Italian to French to Chinese restaurants in Batter…

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Interview with Emma Hopkinson – Battersea’s Lettings Manager extraordinaire...

Interview with Emma Hopkinson – Battersea’s Lettings Manager extraordinaire...

Emma Hopkinson never planned to be an estate agent. But now she’s hooked! We spoke to her about the industry and why she loves working for Eden Harper... What do you like best about y…

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London comes out top for overseas property investors

London comes out top for overseas property investors

London is the favourite city for overseas property investors, a study has found. The UK capital even beat last year’s winner, New York. The survey, released by the Association of Fore…

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Best places to shop for Christmas in Battersea

Best places to shop for Christmas in Battersea

Battersea is a massively popular and bustling area situated between two commons, in fact this is the place to be over the Christmas period – you can start looking for properties today by…

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Great ideas for Christmas shopping in Brixton

Great ideas for Christmas shopping in Brixton

Ok it’s that time of the year again. Yep, get your credit card out; you’re going shopping! And not for yourself either, for the mass of nieces, cousins, uncles, children etc you ma…

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It’s confirmed: Foreign buyers WILL have to pay Capital Gains Tax

It’s confirmed: Foreign buyers WILL have to pay Capital Gains Tax

Hooray! It's that time of year again. No, we're not talking about Christmas time, although of course that looms largely in our minds. Yes, Chancellor George Osborne got his Santa hat o…

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4 excellent Christmas party venues in Battersea

4 excellent Christmas party venues in Battersea

Christmas is here and it's time to organise your Christmas party. Stressful? Certainly. Fun? Most definitely! Overall, the Yuletide knees-up is a fantastic chance to sit back, relax and bo…

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Things to do in Brixton

Things to do in Brixton

From a celebration of Caribbean culture to a gig featuring a selection of female-fronted bands, Brixton has an eclectic mix of events going on this week. Tonight (Monday 16 November) an exh…

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Brand new flat for rent in the heart of Brixton

Brand new flat for rent in the heart of Brixton

Eden Harper are delighted to announce they’ve a new flat for rent right next door to Brixton Village. The apartment’s in a brand new development, with a modern feel, ensuite bathro…

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A historical close up – The Ritzy

A historical close up – The Ritzy

This week’s close up is going to examine one of Brixton’s most famous landmarks - yes, it’s The Ritzy! A brilliant local cinema for residents, with the main screen usually sh…

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Queen visits Brixton

Queen visits Brixton

The Queen and Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the Ebony Horse Club stables of Coldharbour Lane in Brixton last week. The community riding centre is a cause that the Duchess has supported f…

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Meet Elizabeth – Our superstar negotiator based in Brixton

Meet Elizabeth – Our superstar negotiator based in Brixton

Great colleagues One thing I like about my job is working with wonderful people - I’m very lucky. Ajaye has lots of experience and I learn a lot from him. He is also the most cheerful…

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New Champagne bar set to open in Brixton

New Champagne bar set to open in Brixton

Brixton’s set to get its first champagne bar as the area moves further towards gentrification. After the estate agents, Foxtons, opened on Brixton road, apparently now a Waitro…

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A historical close up - Brixton Windmill

A historical close up - Brixton Windmill

This week’s close up’s going to take a look at Brixton Windmill. Many people are unaware that this very urban, cool part of London is actually home to rather a magnificent win…

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Five reasons why Brixton Village should become YOUR eating destination

Five reasons why Brixton Village should become YOUR eating destination

If you’re a Londoner, love good food and are always out and about looking for exciting new dishes and ingredients to savour, you’ll probably have already experienced the delights o…

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Our guide to Brixton

Our guide to Brixton

Thinking of moving to Brixton? On the blog today we’re giving you a round-up everything you need to know about the area. The last two years have seen major changes in the area making it …

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Stamp duty in London

Stamp duty in London

Stamp Duty – What are the alternatives? Stamp duty has been in the news a lot recently – and with good reason. It’s been revealed that nine out of ten ho…

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Cheaper mortgages for homeowners in Brixton and Battersea

Cheaper mortgages for homeowners in Brixton and Battersea

The Bank of England has opened the door to lower cost mortgages after cutting its base rate to 0.25%. BoE governor Mark Carney has indicated that home owners in Brixton and Battersea could …

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London tops Euro 2016 property price league

London tops Euro 2016 property price league

England will win the Euro 2016 championships – if the football tournament was decided on the cost of residential property in each of the 24 finalists’ capital cities. At a cost …

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A brief history of Battersea Park

A brief history of Battersea Park

Boasting 200 acres of green space, Battersea Park is well known for hosting events such as The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, as well as for its boating lake and children’s zoo…

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What mayor’s property pledges mean for Battersea and Brixton

What mayor’s property pledges mean for Battersea and Brixton

New mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s pre-election pledge to tackle the capital’s housing crisis was key to his resounding victory. But how will radical policies – such as livi…

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New Brixton theatre gets James Bond’s backing

New Brixton theatre gets James Bond’s backing

Former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan is fronting a drive to raise £2m to complete the funding needed for a new theatre in Brixton. Ovalhouse Theatre is set to relocate from Kennington as pa…

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What’s on in Brixton 25-31 January

What’s on in Brixton 25-31 January

A seven-day celebration of independent music venues throughout the UK starts today at The Windmill Brixton when post-punk regulars Sleaze, Billy Prince Brown and special guests appear in the m…

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A look at what 2015 has in store for the property market

A look at what 2015 has in store for the property market

We've already written about 2014 and the major factors affecting the property market. 2015 is, by all accounts; set to be an equally eventful year. For one thing, there's a genera…

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House Prices Trends 2014

House Prices Trends 2014

It’s been a very interesting year for the housing market. From Help to Buy, to the introduction of Capital Gains Tax on foreign buyers, to the debate over the Mansion Tax - there’s…

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Landlords face income tax trap

Landlords face income tax trap

Landlords with rental homes in Battersea and Brixton could fall into an income tax trap when selling their buy-to-let properties, according to the Law Society.  The warning follows the…

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UK house prices soar in August, according to Nationwide figures

UK house prices soar in August, according to Nationwide figures

Property prices in the UK soared much faster than expected in August, data from Nationwide has shown. The mortgage lender says that prices rose 0.8 percent month-on-month last month in comp…

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Iconic chimney at Battersea Power Station dismantled in first stage of demolition.

Iconic chimney at Battersea Power Station dismantled in first stage of demolition.

The south west chimney at Battersea Power Station is being taken down in the first stage of the demolition of London’s most famous landmarks. The enormous towers have been badly corro…

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Best places to watch the World Cup in Battersea

Best places to watch the World Cup in Battersea

England may be out of the World Cup, but there are still plenty of reasons to watch the football. It’s a great excuse to drink, to check out the crazy football fans and their interesting…

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How landlords in Battersea and Brixton can calculate their yield

How landlords in Battersea and Brixton can calculate their yield

The buy-to-let market in Battersea will continue to provide landlords with healthy returns because tenants value the area’s spacious Victorian homes, riverside apartments, green space an…

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Average value of homes in Lambeth jumps 11.9%

Average value of homes in Lambeth jumps 11.9%

The average value of a home in Lambeth is now £534,304 after rising 11.9% in the 12 months to April. Figures from the Land Registry show that Lambeth recorded the biggest annual rise i…

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Why Battersea is a brilliant place for family days out

Why Battersea is a brilliant place for family days out

Battersea is undergoing a true renaissance at the moment, with the Power Station being redeveloped and the area’s close proximity to fantastic schools, amenities and central lo…

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First-time buyer numbers highest in 12 years

First-time buyer numbers highest in 12 years

The number of first time buyers has recorded a 22 percent annual increase on 2012 - the largest level of growth since 2001. The Halifax First Time Buyer Review said there were some 265,000 …

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Rogue Agents ripping off clients by overcharging for basic services

Rogue Agents ripping off clients by overcharging for basic services

Mystery shopper research carried out by The Happy Tenant Company has discovered that some letting agencies are making massive profits by overcharging for a range of services. The organisation …

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Top architect set to help design Battersea Power Station redevelopment

Top architect set to help design Battersea Power Station redevelopment

Internationally famous architect, Frank Gehry, is set to design residential buildings as part of the £8 billion redevelopment of London’s Battersea Power Station. The 84-year-old Ca…

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Our guide to Battersea

Our guide to Battersea

Here we’ve tried to capture the best bits about Battersea for those of you considering making your home here. We’ve probably only touched on the reasons why but we hope it gives yo…

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Professionals flock to Battersea for the lifestyle and location, says survey

Professionals flock to Battersea for the lifestyle and location, says survey

Career-minded 25 to 44-year olds graduates are most likely to settle down in South West London, according to Lloyds Banking Group. The figures showed that Wimbledon is popular, as is Batter…

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A sneak preview of new Battersea Power Station homes

A sneak preview of new Battersea Power Station homes

A preview of the 254 new homes set to go up for sale at Battersea Power Station has unveiled prices for the first time. They range from £800,000 for a studio apartment to £4 million …

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Will foreign investors have to pay Capital Gains Tax?

Will foreign investors have to pay Capital Gains Tax?

Could foreigners end up being subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? Potentially, under ideas being floated by the Chancellor, George Osborne. Soaring property prices are sparking fears of a hous…

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