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July Auction Results - £6.5m raised and counting...

Despite soaring temperatures, the auction room was busy yet there was mixed bidding with some lots selling well and other, which were typical investment lots, not quite reaching reserve.


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Hackney Wick: Fish Island | Summer 2018 Updates

Hackney Wick: Fish Island is a prime place to be and visit in east London. With its local culture and history as a borough, there is no shortage of places...


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Shift In The Retail Climate A Look At CVAs

Retailers and restaurateurs are reeling from the trading conditions that have battered the sector in recent times. Well-known brands including New Look, Mothercare, Byron Burger and more recently House of Fraser,...


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Pilot Scheme for Unopposed London Business Lease Renewals

Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (1954 Act), a tenant occupying premises for business purposes has a statutory right to renew their lease, unless it is excluded from the provisions...


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Business Spotlight - Luggage Hero

LuggageHero is a platform that works in partnership with businesses to store luggage. Founded in Denmark in 2016, LuggageHero arrived in London in March 2017 followed by New York in December of...


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HW: FI - Places to be and see

Hackney Wick: Fish Island is a prime place to be and visit in east London. With its local culture and history as a borough, there is no shortage of places...


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Misrepresentation On The Importance In Providing Reliable Information

In the recent case First Tower Trustees Ltd and another v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd (2017) dealt with a case brought by a commercial tenant who claimed for misrepresentation.


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May Auction raises over £8.6m

Our sale on the 22nd of May raised over £8.6m from a busy room where there was confident bidding on the majority of lots.


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Unopposed Business Lease Renewals Pilot Scheme & The Role Of The Expert

The First Tier Tribunal’s pilot scheme for unopposed business lease renewals came into force on 1st January 2018 and is expected to last for one year.


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New Plans for Industrial Land in North & North East London

The Mayor of London’s extensive Draft New London Plan signalled his determination to ‘get London building.’


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Cracking The Charity Code

It sets out a range of standards and measures for charities to comply with and while it is not compulsory, it does outline the general law and regulations applicable to...


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Strettons’ spring auction raised a healthy £8¼m.

We saw good demand for the traditional auction stock, including three vacant flats in Clapton E5 for improvement sold on behalf of Newlon Housing Trust for £880,000 against a guide...


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Leasehold Reform: Past, Present & Future

“What is the point of leasehold properties?”


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Planning For Affordability

In December 2017, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published his Draft New London Plan, a comprehensive document designed to build a city fit for the future for all Londoners and is underpinned with the concept of 'Good Growth'.


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91% Sold at February Auction

Highest price of the day was for a vacant house in Notting Hill, W11, which sold for £1.77m off a guide of £1.45m-£1.5m and other residential sales included a house...


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2018 Energy Performance Certificate Changes

As part of the UK Government’s commitment to cut carbon dioxide emissions, in accordance with Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards 2015 (MEES), the following changes will take place starting in the...


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We're Going to MIPIM 2018

The world's leading property market is just around the corner, and Strettons’ Agency and Development Consultancy Teams are looking forward to another year.


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A New Plan For London

In December 2017, The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published his Draft London Plan. This 500-page document sets out the strategic policies which will guide development in the capital until...


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The Role of Build to Rent in London’s Housing Market

In the December edition of the NxNE newsletter in partnership with Belgrave Communications, we discuss build to rent and its effect on the London Housing Market.


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Strettons Announce Outstanding Success Rate in APC Qualification

We are delighted that since 2015, 13 out of 13 of our graduates have achieved a remarkable 100% success rate in the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), the training scheme graduates need to complete on the job to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor.


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Olympic Legacy and Stratford’s Transformation

Many areas of London have undergone significant change over the last decade, and one golden example is Stratford. London made a prime candidate for the games due to its redevelopment potential and legacy the Olympics would leave. 


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Hackney Wick: Fish Island - Places to be & see

Hackney Wick: Fish Island is a prime place to be and visit in east London. With its local culture and history as a borough, there is no shortage of places...


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Making the most of industrial space demand

The industrial property industry has seen the current shortage of industrial or warehouse properties within M25, and in light of this, we continue to see an increase in occupiers looking...


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Top tips for passing the RICS APC

When someone mentions Heathrow, most people think of a holiday, unless you’re a Chartered Surveyor. There is no denying, the APC process is gruelling, and you will never forget the...


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£12.5M raised at strong Autumn auction

The first half of our property auction started well with the sale of a block of three flats in Aldgate E1 on behalf of Newlon Housing Trust fetching £1.24m off...


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Hackney Wick: Fish Island - Issue 1 Autumn 2017

Hackney Wick: Fish Island, east London's newest hotspot is full of changes and developments. Read our new series to learn more. 


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Tottenham Hale: Opportunities, upcoming schemes & property demand

In the September edition of the NxNE newsletter in partnership with Belgrave Communications, we explore the regeneration of Tottenham Hale.


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Ground rent investments - following the maze

For many years, Strettons have been selling freehold ‘ground rent’ investments by auction, where all or both of the units in purpose-built blocks, converted houses or in purpose-built pairs of...


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Affordable housing in London

With property prices rising faster than wages, the issue of providing affordable homes in the capital is one that remains to be resolved. Lack of clarity on definitions, the range of options and the potential for schemes to be undermined by developers could weaken the good intentions of the London boroughs to meet their challenging targets of providing affordable homes in their areas.


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Crossrail impact on north and northeast London

In the June North by Northeast newsletter, we explore the suspected effects of Crossrail on London's outer boroughs.


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Industrial market update

Demand remains strong, with online retail and residential development fuels industrial space shortage in London. Occupier demand has remained steady for industrial property, particularly throughout outer London and the Home Counties...


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Residential demand in Redbridge

In the April edition of the NxNE newsletter, we explore the demand for new housing in Redbridge.


March Results

Buyers Spring to Action at March Sale

Our 27th March auction brought a good turnout of bidders with brisk competition to produce an 88% success rate. 


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High Demand for Haringey

In the March North by Northeast newsletter, we cover the demand for Haringey property in light of the regeneration of the area and comparative cost, particularly in other frequently sought...


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Announcing Our Rebrand

Over the last 85 years, we’ve seen the markets we work in undergo significant change. As a London based business with national coverage, we are proud to have contributed to...


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Deciding to Sell at Auction

Deciding whether to sell by public auction or private treaty is ultimately about what is right for the seller. Auction, however, does provide a higher degree of certainty which can be very appealing, especially if time is a factor in the sale as once the gavel falls a legal and binding contract is made with completion...


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Purchasing your home's freehold is easier than you think

Leasehold property owners often find themselves in dispute with their freeholders, over everything from where the cheapest insurance has been obtained to the quality of the management.


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Industrial Acquires 152K SqFt in Essex

Company to move into new premises in largest deal completed....


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Strettons' 2016 Year in Review

Our 85th year has been an exciting year of consolidation and then rapid growth in all areas of the business.


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Auction Sales Stay on Track in December

Strettons’ end of year sale on 13th December. Overall, we raised close to £7m, higher than our December 2015 auction.


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Langdon Charity Employer of the Year

A charity which helps adults with learning disabilities to lead independent lives through securing employment has named Strettons as its 2016 Employer of the Year.