For a brief period of time your agent is going to have a forensic knowledge of your personal affairs. You will need to trust that individual with the workings of your finances and your personal arrangements and he or she in turn must trust you. Your buying agent needs to know whatContinue Reading

I’m putting together a series provisionally entitled “How the other half lives” reviewing the best homes for sale and to let. If you have something unique, probably priced over £5m and that has an interesting back-story then do please let me know. Email hclp@me.comContinue Reading

Every so often it is helpful to have a short list of what I am retained to look for, it reminds me if no one else! Estate agents send details of what they have that might be of interest, home owners often contact me directly to ask if I haveContinue Reading

You want to find the perfect house from the nations 24m homes – 780k of which are on the open market each listed on one or more of the 10+ biggest websites like Rightmove and Zoopla and most of which marketed by the counties 17,000 estate agents. Then add the 200k more propertiesContinue Reading

Scotland has dominated the news cycle for the past two weeks but it’s not been the only subject making the news. I’ve been able to contribute to articles in the new-look FT, the Daily Telegraph & Guardian as well as soundbites for both BBC radio and tv.    Continue Reading

The first six months of the year have been pretty manic with buyers asking me to look in London, in the home counties, in the Cotswolds, the Channel Islands and in Italy. I bid for something most weeks and usually acquired at least one property a month. Below you will find aContinue Reading

Many thanks to the team in Knight Frank’s country department in Baker Street who helped ensure a smooth and successful sale to their £6.5m home to my client last week. Now all I need to find is what to do with ten head of deer!Continue Reading

A trip to the Gherkin to chat to Joel Hills about asking prices, sale prices and the market in general. Asking prices up +6.9% pa – says Rightmove Sale prices up +4.3% pa – says Land Registry Rents up +2.4% – says HomeLet. I suspect that the low growth inContinue Reading