New Smoke Alarm Responsibilities for Landlords

Smoke Alarms Set to be Legally Required in Rental Properties from October

Landlords will be required to supply smoke and carbon monoxide alarms from October this year following a recent announcement by the Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis. Recognising how take-up of fitting the safety appliances has definitely improved already, with now over 90% of homes having items fitted compared to only 8% in 1988, the move is part of public safety measures...

Six Sensational Properties Under Six Million, One Hyde Park

Six Sensational Properties Under Six Million

Today we explore a selection of some of the sensational properties currently for sale in prime London. One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge Residing within the exclusive and world-renowned One Hyde Park development lies this interior designed one bedroom apartment.  Unusually, this apartment is present to the market fully furnished and also comes with an underground car parking space, storage vault and...

Interior Trends: Blues and Botanicals

Interior Trends for 2015: Blues and Botanicals

Last year, the hot colour in the interior design world was blue.  2014 saw all different kinds of blue tones arrive in home furnishing, paints and accessories.  Stylish interpretations for it spanned paring it with whites or grey, or alternatively, contrasting it with orange and mocha tones for a nod to the emerging retro movement, or a further combination sees...

The Tower at Night Time

Luxurious Magazine Explore ‘Luxury’ with Harrods Estates

Harrods Estates Director, Shirley Humphrey was this week invited to discuss all things luxurious this week with Jamie Ndah from Luxurious Magazine. Here we share some of the highlights from their conversation: Shirley, what is your personal definition of luxury?  What luxurious item could you not live without? "Luxury is quality, attention to detail and fantastic design.  My luxury item...

Planning Your Move Guide

New Energy-Efficiency Implications for Landlords

This month the Government announced plans that could require affected Landlords to take action for improving energy efficiency in their homes by 2018. The plans revolve around ensuring improvements are made to the worst insulated homes in order to help reduce the high costs of heating bills for low income and vulnerable tenants. The affected properties will be those that...

Chinese New Year of the Goat 2015

Chinese New Year, 2015 – The Year of the Sheep

This week celebrations will take place across the capital in recognition of Chinese New Year, which this year falls on 19th February.  The 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac calendar is traditionally governed by 12 animals and the turn of each year is said to take on the characteristics of the new ruling animal and marks a time of great...