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Successfully leased: Trinity


On behalf of Boultbee London and City Innovations, our commercial team are proud to announce that we have now successfully leased all four floors a...

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Right to Rent Checks - Explained


As of February 2016, all landlords need to make sure they check that a prospective tenant is legally able to rent their property. The scheme aims t...

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How to find the best place to live


Before you start looking for a new home, it’s important to find the right area. Moving house is a big decision, so doing your research upfront coul...

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How to find a letting agent


If you’re a landlord or tenant, you’ll probably need to work with a reliable letting agent. But not all letting agents are the same.

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Tenant Fees Act (2019): What Landlords Need to Know


The Tenant Fees Act will come into force on 1st June 2019. At the centre of the new legislatoin is a ban on Tenant fees, including admin and agency...

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A focus on Clapton and Hackney


Hackney and Clapton are both at the heart of East London’s trendy residential district. Countless cafes, bars, restaurants and shops have sprung up...

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What is Client Money Protection (CMP)?


Legislation in the private-rented sector is changing all the time. One of the most important new laws is compulsory Client Money Protection (CMP).

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New Arts School - Hackney


On behalf of a private landlord Stirling Ackroyd have successfully let the ground floor retail unit along with the first and second floor commercia...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Stirling Ackroyd Landlord Statements


Landlord, we have made some exciting changes to the monthly statement you receive.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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What is conveyancing?


Buying a home is likely to be the biggest purchase most of us will ever make, so it’s no surprise that you’ll need to appoint a lawyer to help. You...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tenant advice - winter property preparation


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


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


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 ...


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


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 


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


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


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...


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...


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


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


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


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Celebrating Success at Stirling Ackroyd


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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 ...

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Latest figures show house price growth in June


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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Electrical Safety


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...


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


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...


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...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ?


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


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...


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...


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


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


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


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


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...


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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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


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?


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


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?


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


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...


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

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Coming Soon: Wharf Studios


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...


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...


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


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


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


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...


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

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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.

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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...

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Denia Office Opening


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.


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...


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...


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


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


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


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


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


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...


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


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?


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


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


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

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Scoff Spot: Albion


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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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...

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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...

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Stirling Ackroyd's East London Property Seminar


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

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