How to make your property more energy efficient
From 1 April 2018, private rented properties need to have an energy efficiency rating of at least an E on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC...View Full Details
Top tips for selling your house
Late spring and early summer is the perfect time to think about selling your house. Property usually moves more quickly during these months, with t...View Full Details
Successfully Let: 23 Charlotte Road
Stirling Ackroyd acting on behalf of a Private Landlord are pleased to announce that Vagabond, the award-winning wine bar and merchant, have leased...View Full Details
Finding tenants and beating Brexit
Brexit definitely creates uncertainty in the property market. But what does this uncertainty mean? Well unless you absolutely have to move, you jus...View Full Details
Landlords forced to join a redress scheme
Letting Agents have been required to join a government consumer redress scheme since October 2014. There are currently two redress schemes in the U...View Full Details
Finding the perfect rental property
Whether you’re a seasoned tenant or looking for your first property, finding a home to rent is an exciting time. But there’s a lot of think about b...View Full Details
How to manage a rental property
As a landlord, you’ll want to enjoy a consistent and reliable income from your rental property by making sure your tenants want to stay after a fix...View Full Details
A tenant’s guide to renting
A tenant's guide to renting: Moving into a new home is an exciting time for any tenant. You’ll have found the perfect property and be ready to put ...View Full Details
Investing in commercial or residential property – where d...
Investing in commercial or residential property – where do I start? On the face of it, letting commercial and residential property might seem quite...View Full Details
Nick Dunning Associates completes on acquisition of Caddi...
Nick Dunning Associates completes on acquisition of Caddington Blue. Fresh off the back of several acquisitions in 2018, including the MyLondonHome...View Full Details
What is landlord licensing?
Every private residential landlord should know that their property might require a licence from the local authority. Although licensing only applie...View Full Details
The benefits of buying a new build property
Now is a great time to buy a new build home. A recent survey found that 90% (1) of new home buyers would buy a new build property again and over 83...View Full Details
First-time landlord? Top tips for letting property
Whether you’re thinking of purchasing a buy-to-let property as an investment or considering letting an existing house, you’ll need to know about th...View Full Details
What is residential surveying?
In this blog, we’re going to focus on one area: residential surveying. Anyone buying or selling their property will probably need to use a surveyor...View Full Details
Tenancy deposit protection (TDP) explained
As of April 2007, new laws meant landlords needed to change the way they treated deposit money taken from a tenant. Tenancy deposit legislation was...View Full Details
How to find commercial property
Although buying or renting commercial property includes a lot of the same principles as the residential market, it requires a specialist understand...View Full Details
How to sell your house – top tips for moving home in 2019
Selling a property can be a stressful process. There’s a lot to remember, including sorting your finances and marketing your home in the best possi...View Full Details
Your guide to buy-to-let property
Regardless of whether you are looking to become a first-time landlord or want to expand your property portfolio, we can provide you with all of the...View Full Details
Landlords: are you up-to-date with legislation?
Landlords letting residential property need to make sure they stay up-to-date with a huge amount of legislation. Laws are changing all the time, so...View Full Details
Investment in London commercial property remains strong
The demand for commercial property in the UK remains high, particularly in London, despite the uncertain political and financial climate driven, pr...View Full Details
Maintenance tips for landlords in the winter
The winter is here and with the freezing temperatures, wet days and dark nights, comes a string of potential issues for properties, including burst...View Full Details
House prices rise in November
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...View Full Details
How Help-to-Buy can help you
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...View Full Details
Tips for tenants: How to find your ideal rental property
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...View Full Details
House prices rise at fastest rate in almost a year, says ...
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...View Full Details
What factors to consider when purchasing commercial property
Purchasing commercial property can be a shrewd move for businesses looking to make savings on property leases. With such leases typically being bet...View Full Details
How landlords fared in the 2018 Autumn Budget
Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget with confidence this month, stating it would “open a new chapter in our country’s economic future.”View Full Details
Recently Let: Victoria House
Recently Let: Victoria House. Stirling Ackroyd acting on behalf of The Estate Office Shoreditch are pleased to announce that Blue Raincoat Music ha...View Full Details
Open Plan Floors or Self Contained Building
Welcome to the Stirling Ackroyd Commercial blog where you will find our thoughts, findings, current opportunities and hopefully some interesting re...View Full Details
Stirling Ackroyd Acquire Bridge Estates - Landlord Inform...
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 ...View Full Details
Report shows commercial property transactions in London h...
Report shows commercial property transactions in London have more than doubled in three years Commercial property transactions in the UK capital...View Full Details
Stirling Ackroyd acquires Bridge Estates
Strling Ackroyd’s expansion continues as it acquires Bridge Estates, its third acquisition of the year Stirling Ackroyd continues its expansion ...View Full Details
My London Home to rebrand as Stirling Ackroyd
Stirling Ackroyd continues growth momentum with acquisition of Lourdes. The lettings book of My London Home which was acquired by Stirling Ackroyd ...View Full Details
Own an HMO property? Here’s your guide to new October 201...
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 ...View Full Details
The importance of accurate valuations when selling property
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...View Full Details
Asking prices jump to a record high for the third month i...
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...View Full Details
Five buy-to-let investment tips
Despite crackdowns on buy-to-let associated tax, bricks and mortar is still considered an attractive investment for many. With mortgage rates conti...View Full Details
Our Rent and Legal Protection
Even the best tenants can have a change in circumstances, examples include redundancy, relationship breakdown and ill heath, leaving them unable to...View Full Details
Meet the team: Director of Property Management, Charlie Bray
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...View Full Details
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)
All properties on the rental market must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC provides potential tenants with an estimate of the c...View Full Details
Now's a great time to invest in buy-to-let: Five-year fix...
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...View Full Details
Stirling Ackroyd relaunches new homes division
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...View Full Details
Why early spring is a good time to put your home on the m...
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.View Full Details
Can millennials really save for deposits by giving up the...
The word deposit isn’t exactly the favourite word of many property buyers, particularly first-time buyers.Â Data suggestsÂ that potential first-tim...View Full Details
Lettings fee ban not to be implemented until May 2019
In November 2017, theÂ government announcedÂ its proposal to ban letting agents from levying fees on tenants. A draft bill introduced to Parliament...View Full Details
Budget 2017 - What it means for the property market
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...View Full Details
Pro-Working: The evolution of Co-Working
TheÂ Co-WorkingÂ movement started in around 2005 in San Francisco, based around the concept of brining the office structure to the freelancing comm...View Full Details
The Interest Rate Rise & The Property Market
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...View Full Details
Stirling Ackroyd Changes Ownership
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...View Full Details
Shoreditch Design Triangle 2017
Stirling Ackroyd has been at the heart of the Shoreditch community since the 1980s and such, is proud to be a sponsor of theÂ Shoreditch Design Tri...View Full Details
How much is it going to cost to move ?
As investing in buy-to-let properties has become increasingly expensive, property investors are looking at commercial properties instead, particula...View Full Details
Launch of Hoxton Radio Property Show Partnership
Here at Stirling Ackroyd, we love getting involved in community activities. FromÂ Clerkenwell Design WeekÂ and theÂ Shoreditch Design TriangleÂ to ...View Full Details
Beating the Competition in the thriving North East London...
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...View Full Details
Seven things to do if you're starting out as a buy-to-let...
The government may have recently increased the costs for some landlords by reducing the allowances that they can claim against their tax bills, but...View Full Details
What you need to know as a First Time Buyer
The time has finally come: you’ve found the areas you’re interested in, you’ve pinned your home dÃ©cor boards on Pinterest and you’re ready to get ...View Full Details
Perks of living in East London
Home to students, artists and bankers alike, East London is a thriving city hub offering restaurants, pubs, parks and plenty of cultural pursuits. ...View Full Details
What to consider when renting with a friend
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...View Full Details
Clerkenwell Design Week - Importance of community and the...
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...View Full Details
THE POSITIVES OF USING A TRADITIONAL AGENT
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 ...View Full Details
What to do during Clerkenwell Design Week
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...View Full Details
What does Article 50 mean for the London Property market?
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...View Full Details
Stirling Ackroyd interviews London developer Henry Smith
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...View Full Details
How much are business rates going to rise?
Millions of UK companies face significant business rate increases from April 1st after the government recently re-evaluated the rateable value of t...View Full Details
Coming Soon: Wharf Studios
Brand new, 45,000 sq ft of industrial style office spaceÂ available in suites ranging from 3,700 - 44,000 sq ft. Set in one of London's most cre...View Full Details
Online Agents - are they really the future?
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...View Full Details
Valentines in East London
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...View Full Details
Things to do this January
As weÂ 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...View Full Details
Hubs Tracker: Government must cut stamp duty
George Osborn's reforms crippling west London property market, with former Chancellor's own Notting Hill postcode one of the hardest hitView Full Details
Business Rating Revaluation
The business rate is a property tax levied annually by Central Government on the occupier of every commercial property throughout England and Wales...View Full Details
Three Reasons Why The London Property Market Isn't Slowin...
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...View Full Details
London Hubs Tracker: Top 10 emerging financial hubs outsi...
London’s financial map is changing as new hubs emerge in East, South and North West London, in the latest London Hubs Tracker.View Full Details
Current Lettings Market Conditions
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...View Full Details
East London's Best Rooftop Bars
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...View Full Details
Deals Done: Brick Lane, Retail Space
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...View Full Details
Deals done: Whitechapel High Street, Retail Space
Stirling Ackroyd's retail team have recently sold a 900 sq ft coffee shop in prime Whitechapel to the British multinational coffeehouse, Costa Coffee.View Full Details
Southend Office Launch
We are proud to announce the opening of our Southend office, focusing on both residential and commercial property within Southend and the surroundi...View Full Details
Scoff Spot: Granger & Co.
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 ...View Full Details
Stirling Ackroyd interviews the Managing Director of Hotp...
Stirling Ackroyd got in touch with the Managing Director of Hotpod Yoga, Max Henderson, to discover more about their innovative yoga concept and ho...View Full Details
London Hubs Tracker: Property slowdown a myth for majorit...
Majority of London market sees 8.2% annualised property price growth, even as top quarter sees 2.4% annualised fall Traditional top quarter accoun...View Full Details
New Homes Stall In Face Of Looming London Elections
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...View Full Details
7 Best Coffee Shops in Shoreditch
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 ...View Full Details
Case Study: Aldersgate Street
This month Stirling Ackroyd have launched this outstanding, one-of-a-kind converted apartment to the market. Located in the Grade II listed Barbica...View Full Details
Land Registry’s House Price Index Report Update
According to the Land Registry’s House Price index report, released yesterday, based on information up to 28thÂ Feb 2016, property prices in London...View Full Details
Scoff Spot: Macellaio RC
Exmouth Market has always been one of our favourite spots in London. Lined with independent cafes, beautiful boutiques and exciting restaurants thi...View Full Details
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by Internationa...
Have you ever wondered what London looks like through the eyes of an international photographer? A brand new photography exhibition, curated by ico...View Full Details
5 Beautifully Designed Villas in Ibiza
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...View Full Details
Spring Budget 2016: How Will It Affect The Property Market?
Chancellor of the Exchequer,Â George Osborne, annouced the 2016 Spring Budget this week. Here are some of the key points on how it's going to affec...View Full Details
Introducing Stirling Ackroyd Legal
Our long anticipated legal arm has now launched! Stirling Ackroyd Legal are boutique property solicitors offering expert adviceÂ on a personal a...View Full Details
Boris Successor Faces 22% London Housing Deficit
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...View Full Details
Geraldine Tan Talks About The Rise of The Interior Blogger
As part of our latest issue of Circa, we had a chat with London Interior Blogger Geraldine Tan (owner of award winning blogÂ Little Big Bell) about...View Full Details
Scoff Spot: Wright Brothers
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...View Full Details
'Half a million zone' spreads to half of London
Property prices reaching beyond half a million pounds have now spread to the majority of London neighbourhoods, according to new analysis from Stir...View Full Details
Stations Around Stratford Are Rezoned
To keep up with the capital moving eastwards, TFL have rezoned seven stations around Stratford, saving commuters hundreds of pounds every year.View Full Details
Planning pushes London further behind new homes aims
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...View Full Details
Commercial Space Thrives in Shoreditch
For those considering starting their own business, Shoreditch has become an ideal place to buy into commercial space. Stirling Ackroyd got in touch...View Full Details
Homeless Charity Crisis Opens First Shop
Homeless charity Crisis have opened their first London shop on Mare Street in Hackney. Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people th...View Full Details
Clerkenwell Becomes HotSpot For Cash Buyers
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...View Full Details