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Chelsea: A Brief Guide to the Area's History

Chelsea is a hugely desirable and affluent residential area in London. Its southern boundary stops at the River Thames, where the frontage runs along Chelsea Embankment from Chelsea Bridge to Cheyne Walk and Chelsea Harbour. The eastern boundary is now considered to be Sloane Street and Chelsea Bridge Road and it includes parts of Belgravia and Sloane Square. Its northern...

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The Mistakes of First-Time Landlords

More people than ever now find themselves in the unenviable position of being accidental landlords. The recent economic turbulence following the banking crisis of 2008 has helped to create a stagnant property market in most of the UK. Even in parts of London, there are people who are forced to rent out their homes rather than risk selling them on...

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Preparing To Sell - A Quick Guide To Speeding Up The Process

In the current economic climate, it's helpful to do everything you can to make it easier to sell your home. There are various steps that you can take to facilitate the process and make your home even more attractive to a potential buyer. Firstly, consider your reason for selling. It might be because you wish to dispose of a property...

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The Many Attractions of Earls Court

Earls Court is a popular area of central London which is within close walking distance of Holland Park, Kensington High Street, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, the Imperial College, the Royal Albert Hall and the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum. Many thousands of visitors head to the area each year and the primary draw is...

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Offset Mortgage Holders Warned About Overpayments

Borrowers with flexible offset mortgages are being warned not to make overpayments, as lenders are tightening up their rules and preventing them from borrowing the money back in the future. Before the credit crunch, these offset mortgages became extremely popular as exciting new products that paved the way for greater flexibility and lower costs for those borrowers who wished to...

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Chelsea's Creative Past - A Colony of Artists

Today, Chelsea is largely known for its high-value and hugely desirable properties and wealthy residents as well as Chelsea Football Club and Chelsea Flower Show. But another thing that it has always been known for is its creative past and associations with bohemia and artists. Chelsea was once London's famed bohemian quarter and a hugely popular haunt for radicals, artists,...

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