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Maintenance tips for landlords in the winter

12/12/18

The winter is here and with the freezing temperatures, wet days and dark nights, comes a string of potential issues for properties, including burst...

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House prices rise in November

07/12/18

House prices in England enjoyed growth in November edging up by 0.3% to an average of £214.044. The latest Nationwide Property Index shows that pro...

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Tenant advice - winter property preparation

05/12/18

With the temperatures dropping, here are a few handy hints and tips to get yourself and your property ready for the winter.

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How Help-to-Buy can help you

03/12/18

Launched in England in April 2013, the Government Help-to-Buy Scheme assists first-time buyers to get on the property ladder by substantially lower...

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Tips for tenants: How to find your ideal rental property

26/11/18

As most properties available to rent are now listed online, it’s easy to find your ideal rental home, right? Not necessary. Browsing over glossy ph...

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House prices rise at fastest rate in almost a year, says ...

19/11/18

House prices in the UK have increased to their highest rate in almost a year, accelerating at an annual rate of 3.7 per cent a year. This was the f...

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What factors to consider when purchasing commercial property

12/11/18

Purchasing commercial property can be a shrewd move for businesses looking to make savings on property leases. With such leases typically being bet...

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How landlords fared in the 2018 Autumn Budget 

12/11/18

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget with confidence this month, stating it would “open a new chapter in our country’s economic future.”

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Recently Let: Victoria House

02/11/18

Recently Let: Victoria House. Stirling Ackroyd acting on behalf of The Estate Office Shoreditch are pleased to announce that Blue Raincoat Music ha...

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Open Plan Floors or Self Contained Building

01/11/18

Welcome to the Stirling Ackroyd Commercial blog where you will find our thoughts, findings, current opportunities and hopefully some interesting re...

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Stirling Ackroyd Acquire Bridge Estates - Landlord Inform...

24/10/18

We are delighted to be able to announce that Bridge Estates has been acquired by Stirling Ackroyd which forms part of Nick Dunning Associates. At ...

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Report shows commercial property transactions in London h...

18/10/18

Report shows commercial property transactions in London have more than doubled in three years Commercial property transactions in the UK capital...

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Stirling Ackroyd acquires Bridge Estates

17/10/18

Strling Ackroyd’s expansion continues as it acquires Bridge Estates, its third acquisition of the year Stirling Ackroyd continues its expansion ...

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My London Home to rebrand as Stirling Ackroyd

11/09/18

Stirling Ackroyd continues growth momentum with acquisition of Lourdes. The lettings book of My London Home which was acquired by Stirling Ackroyd ...

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Industry leading training and development

24/08/18

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Celebrating Success at Stirling Ackroyd

17/08/18

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Own an HMO property? Here’s your guide to new October 201...

27/07/18

If you own a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), you need to ensure you meet all of your legal obligations. From October 2018, new rules will come ...

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Latest figures show house price growth in June

20/07/18

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The importance of accurate valuations when selling property

13/07/18

When selling a property, naturally the homeowner wants to get the best possible price they can for their property. However, if a house is valued to...

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Asking prices jump to a record high for the third month i...

04/07/18

Asking prices of newly marketed property in Britain hit a record high in June, jumping for the third consecutive month. Data from the property sear...

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Five buy-to-let investment tips

15/06/18

Despite crackdowns on buy-to-let associated tax, bricks and mortar is still considered an attractive investment for many. With mortgage rates conti...

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Our Rent and Legal Protection

30/05/18

Even the best tenants can have a change in circumstances, examples include redundancy, relationship breakdown and ill heath, leaving them unable to...

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Meet the team: Director of Property Management, Charlie Bray

15/05/18

About Charlie: I started my career in property 10 years ago as an office junior for a successful independent agency. After being there for a year a...

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

19/04/18

All properties on the rental market must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC provides potential tenants with an estimate of the c...

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Electrical Safety

17/04/18

In the UK there is no specific legal requirement to obtain certification for the electrical appliances in a rental property, with the exception of ...

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Now's a great time to invest in buy-to-let: Five-year fix...

06/04/18

At last there’s some good news for landlords! Buy-to-let (BTL) borrowers who are taking out a new BTL mortgage or are coming to the end of an exist...

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Stirling Ackroyd relaunches new homes division

28/03/18

Stirling Ackroyd has relaunched its new homes division and appointed a new in-house team of experts to grow the operation with sole use of the Stir...

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Why early spring is a good time to put your home on the m...

09/03/18

When’s the best time to put a property on the market? Some argue early spring is one of the optimum times of the year to put a home up for sale.

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Can millennials really save for deposits by giving up the...

20/02/18

The word deposit isn’t exactly the favourite word of many property buyers, particularly first-time buyers. Data suggests that potential first-tim...

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Lettings fee ban not to be implemented until May 2019

25/01/18

In November 2017, the government announced its proposal to ban letting agents from levying fees on tenants. A draft bill introduced to Parliament...

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Budget 2017 - What it means for the property market

23/11/17

There has been much discussion around the contents of the Annual Budget and what it will mean for us all. What it specifically means for each perso...

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Pro-Working: The evolution of Co-Working

22/11/17

The Co-Working movement started in around 2005 in San Francisco, based around the concept of brining the office structure to the freelancing comm...

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The Interest Rate Rise & The Property Market

29/09/17

Following the first Bank of England (BOE) interest rate rise in a decade, adding 0.25% to make a 0.5% base rate, there has been much speculation ar...

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Stirling Ackroyd Changes Ownership

28/09/17

We are happy to confirm that we have been acquired by Nick Dunning Associates, a firm led by experienced senior ex-agency staff, who will invest in...

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Shoreditch Design Triangle 2017

19/09/17

Stirling Ackroyd has been at the heart of the Shoreditch community since the 1980s and such, is proud to be a sponsor of the Shoreditch Design Tri...

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How much is it going to cost to move ?

23/08/17

As investing in buy-to-let properties has become increasingly expensive, property investors are looking at commercial properties instead, particula...

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Launch of Hoxton Radio Property Show Partnership

29/07/17

Here at Stirling Ackroyd, we love getting involved in community activities. From Clerkenwell Design Week and the Shoreditch Design Triangle to ...

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Beating the Competition in the thriving North East London...

07/07/17

As North East London thrives, so does its property market, with the average rental value currently standing at £1,427, 58.4% higher than the rest o...

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Seven things to do if you're starting out as a buy-to-let...

29/06/17

The government may have recently increased the costs for some landlords by reducing the allowances that they can claim against their tax bills, but...

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What you need to know as a First Time Buyer

19/06/17

The time has finally come: you’ve found the areas you’re interested in, you’ve pinned your home décor boards on Pinterest and you’re ready to get ...

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Perks of living in East London

15/06/17

Home to students, artists and bankers alike, East London is a thriving city hub offering restaurants, pubs, parks and plenty of cultural pursuits. ...

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Landlord Guide: How to lessen void periods in your property

08/06/17

We share our top tips for landlords to help ensure they are experiencing less void periods in their properties

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What to consider when renting with a friend

31/05/17

You've decided to look for a new place to rent and happily enough your friends are also on the hunt for a new home. With the knowledge that your co...

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Clerkenwell Design Week - Importance of community and the...

26/05/17

Forming relationships with the community and local business is pivotal to what we do at Stirling Ackroyd. Networking and being 'in-the-know' with t...

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THE POSITIVES OF USING A TRADITIONAL AGENT

22/05/17

There is very little the internet can’t do. In business and in leisure, everything starts with a click – whether that’s for planning, for research ...

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What to do during Clerkenwell Design Week

24/04/17

Clerkenwell is a creative hub with more design businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. In its eighth year, Cler...

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What does Article 50 mean for the London Property market?

12/04/17

Since Theresa Mary triggered Article 50 on March 29th it’s fair to say the country has experience a fair amount of turmoil. However, contrary to wh...

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Stirling Ackroyd interviews London developer Henry Smith

11/04/17

Stirling Ackroyd interviewed one of London’s leading developers, Henry Smith of Aitch Group, who has been integral to the changing skyline of the E...

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How much are business rates going to rise?

04/04/17

Millions of UK companies face significant business rate increases from April 1st after the government recently re-evaluated the rateable value of t...

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Breaking a sweat

28/02/17

As we enter the early stages of marathon season, we caught up with the Assistant Lettings Manager of our Shoreditch branch, Kristian Sullings to di...

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Sixty Seconds With...

23/02/17

We caught up with the newly appointed Sales Manager of the Shoreditch branch, Matthew Powell...

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Coming Soon: Wharf Studios

20/02/17

Brand new, 45,000 sq ft of industrial style office space  available in suites ranging from 3,700 - 44,000 sq ft. Set in one of London's most cre...

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Online Agents - are they really the future?

17/02/17

If you’re like us, then over the last few cold winter months you’ve opted for a night in with the latest TV drama rather than taking full advantage...

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Valentines in East London

13/02/17

As the holiday of love fast approaches, we’ve searched far and wide for the best places around East London and the City fringes to take those lucky...

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Moving Office in 2017

16/01/17

Are you as a company considering a move? Looking for a larger office to expand into or perhaps you want to downsize? What about trying a new locati...

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Things to do this January

09/01/17

As we bid farewell to the holiday season once again for another year (far too quickly if you ask us) we’ve got our heads together and listed a few...

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Hubs Tracker: Government must cut stamp duty

25/11/16

George Osborn's reforms crippling west London property market, with former Chancellor's own Notting Hill postcode one of the hardest hit

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Business Rating Revaluation

28/10/16

The business rate is a property tax levied annually by Central Government on the occupier of every commercial property throughout England and Wales...

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Photographing Your Home

18/10/16

When it comes to marketing your home, one of the first things your future buyer or tenant will see are the photographs we take.

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Three Reasons Why The London Property Market Isn't Slowin...

05/10/16

For most of us in London 'Brexit' was something that was never really on the cards. It came as a genuine shock to all of us in the industry and thr...

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London Hubs Tracker: Top 10 emerging financial hubs outsi...

27/09/16

London’s financial map is changing as new hubs emerge in East, South and North West London, in the latest London Hubs Tracker.

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Current Lettings Market Conditions

19/08/16

The London rental property market continues to flourish with the traditional summer market heating up nicely. Since the turn of the year we have se...

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East London's Best Rooftop Bars

19/07/16

There's no place quite like London in the summer, long walks along Southbank, barbeques in London Fields, sunbathing in Hyde Park and not to mentio...

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Deals Done: Brick Lane, Retail Space

05/07/16

Podere di Pomaio: Improving the world, one bottle at a time Stirling Ackroyd is proud to announce the rental agreement of a prime rental unit on...

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Brexit update - Euro buyers grabbing £26,000 discounts on...

23/06/16

London house prices now €33,200 cheaper for Eurozone buyers

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Deals done: Whitechapel High Street, Retail Space

15/06/16

Stirling Ackroyd's retail team have recently sold a 900 sq ft coffee shop in prime Whitechapel to the British multinational coffeehouse, Costa Coffee.

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Southend Office Launch

15/06/16

We are proud to announce the opening of our Southend office, focusing on both residential and commercial property within Southend and the surroundi...

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Denia Office Opening

15/06/16

For over a decade, Stirling Ackroyd have been operating overseas with our first branch opening in Ibiza. Proving a success Stirling then took to ma...

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Scoff Spot: Granger & Co.

08/06/16

It's that time of month again when we venture out around the City and Fringes to sample the delights that the capital has to offer, and so, whilst ...

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Stirling Ackroyd interviews the Managing Director of Hotp...

17/05/16

Stirling Ackroyd got in touch with the Managing Director of Hotpod Yoga, Max Henderson, to discover more about their innovative yoga concept and ho...

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London Hubs Tracker: Property slowdown a myth for majorit...

17/05/16

Majority of London market sees 8.2% annualised property price growth, even as top quarter sees 2.4% annualised fall Traditional top quarter accoun...

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New Homes Stall In Face Of Looming London Elections

05/05/16

As London braces for mayoral elections, approvals for new homes dropped by 64% from the same point a year ago, as just 4,320 homes across the capit...

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7 Best Coffee Shops in Shoreditch

07/04/16

For many, coffee is an essential part of life for those that live and work in the thriving area of Shoreditch. Whether you’re grabbing an espresso ...

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Case Study: Aldersgate Street

06/04/16

This month Stirling Ackroyd have launched this outstanding, one-of-a-kind converted apartment to the market. Located in the Grade II listed Barbica...

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Land Registry’s House Price Index Report Update

31/03/16

According to the Land Registry’s House Price index report, released yesterday, based on information up to 28th Feb 2016, property prices in London...

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Scoff Spot: Macellaio RC

24/03/16

Exmouth Market has always been one of our favourite spots in London. Lined with independent cafes, beautiful boutiques and exciting restaurants thi...

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Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by Internationa...

24/03/16

Have you ever wondered what London looks like through the eyes of an international photographer? A brand new photography exhibition, curated by ico...

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5 Beautifully Designed Villas in Ibiza

22/03/16

Summer is just around the corner and a lot of us are already dreaming of the sunshine, sea and the sand beneath our feet. With it's beautiful count...

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Spring Budget 2016: How Will It Affect The Property Market?

18/03/16

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, annouced the 2016 Spring Budget this week. Here are some of the key points on how it's going to affec...

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Introducing Stirling Ackroyd Legal

15/03/16

Our long anticipated legal arm has now launched! Stirling Ackroyd Legal are boutique property solicitors offering expert advice on a personal a...

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Music Box Development Launch

04/03/16

Stirling Ackroyd is proud to present the launch of Southwark's latest development 'The Music Box'.

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Scoff Spot: Albion

29/02/16

When it comes to finding somewhere to eat, Londoners are spoilt for choice with restaurants from every corner of the world. However when the hustle...

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Boris Successor Faces 22% London Housing Deficit

26/02/16

London's future mayor faces a formidable housing challenge, as the capital enters 2016 more than a fifth behind its new homes aims, according to th...

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Geraldine Tan Talks About The Rise of The Interior Blogger

16/02/16

As part of our latest issue of Circa, we had a chat with London Interior Blogger Geraldine Tan (owner of award winning blog Little Big Bell) about...

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Scoff Spot: Wright Brothers

09/02/16

Nestled between Borough Market and the bridges of London Bridge station, Wright Brothers is a small and intimate place to enjoy some of London’s mo...

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EC1 East Central Launch Show Flat

08/02/16

Stirling Ackroyd are thrilled to annouce the launch of New Homes development East Central's show flat.

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'Half a million zone' spreads to half of London

04/02/16

Property prices reaching beyond half a million pounds have now spread to the majority of London neighbourhoods, according to new analysis from Stir...

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Scoff Spot: Ethos

19/01/16

After many weeks of indulging over the Christmas period, January is the most popular time of year for people to strive to eat healthier. This month...

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Stations Around Stratford Are Rezoned

19/01/16

To keep up with the capital moving eastwards, TFL have rezoned seven stations around Stratford, saving commuters hundreds of pounds every year.

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Best Street Food of 2016

19/01/16

As more and more Street Food venues pop-up over the city, we've chosen our favourite three for 2016...

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Planning pushes London further behind new homes aims

15/01/16

Planning has pushed London’s new homes ambition backwards as Q3 2015 saw last year’s promising start reversed, with just 5,740 new homes in absolut...

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Commercial Space Thrives in Shoreditch

18/11/15

For those considering starting their own business, Shoreditch has become an ideal place to buy into commercial space. Stirling Ackroyd got in touch...

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Bloomsbury Festival 2015

04/11/15

Stirling Ackroyd are proud to be sponsoring the Bloomsbury Festival this month.

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Homeless Charity Crisis Opens First Shop

04/11/15

Homeless charity Crisis have opened their first London shop on Mare Street in Hackney. Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people th...

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Clerkenwell Becomes HotSpot For Cash Buyers

04/11/15

Clerkenwell is attracting a new surge of wealthy Londoners who are prepared to pay for their properties in cash. With nearly 6 out of 10 homes n...

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Stirling Ackroyd's East London Property Seminar

02/11/15

On Wednesday 21st October, Stirling Ackroyd hosted its first East London Property seminar at The Trampery in Old Street.

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