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*New partnership* with London Serviced Apartments
16th May 2018
*New partnership* with London Serviced Apartments
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with London Serviced Apartments who were established in 1999. They work with 300+ expertly curated and vetted independent serviced apartments and short term lets in London and over 1,400 private homes serviced
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Canada Water Masterplan Update - May 2018
14th May 2018
Canada Water Masterplan Update - May 2018
Located in the London Borough of Southwark, Canada Water is a historic former working dock within the Surrey Quays area. The area itself saw a program of regeneration, redevelopment and investment concurrent to the expansion of the Jubilee Line in 1999.
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Will Bethnal Green become the new go to destination?
9th May 2018
Can Bethnal Green rival Shoreditch as a new go-to destination?
With its abundance of old-school pubs and established cafes, coupled with proposed re-invigoration and redevelopment, Bethnal Green aspires to compete with it’s historically more affluent neighbours.
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Emigrating to Australia, Queensland and the Gold Coast
8th May 2018
Emigrating to Australia, Queensland and the Gold Coast
Emigrating to another country is a decision of great magnitude, moving to another continent, on the other side of the world amplifies the considerations to be made. Australia is a popular destination, Queensland and the Gold Coast have obvious appeal.
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The Award for Top Negotiator of the Month goes to...
2nd May 2018
The Award for Top Negotiator of the Month goes to...
It goes without saying that all our staff worked hard in April and the overall results from the team were excellent, there were strong performances from many. For the second time this year though, one of the team has been awarded back to back awards!
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Free Property Valuations and Market Appraisals May 2018
28th April 2018
Free Property Valuations and Market Appraisals
Summer weather officially started slowly this year, however, May often marks the start of a warmer season. Starting with a Bank Holiday weekend celebrating May Day, we’ll see our neighbours tending their now blooming window boxes and gardens..
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A brief focus on Surrey Quays – Where old meets new.
17th April 2018
A brief focus on Surrey Quays
A brief focus on Surrey Quays – Where old meets new. As the name suggests, Surrey Quays has docklands and riverside connections and is home to one of the largest marinas in London.
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Landlord Update - Expected changes to the Licensing and Regulation of HMOs
16th April 2018
Licensing and Regulation of HMOs
There are several changes expected in October 2018 in relation to licensing Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and we sought expert opinion from Paul Luukas at SCS Law in relation to this.
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Free Property Valuations and Market Appraisals April 2018
12th April 2018
Free Property Valuations and Market Appraisals
Q1 seemed to fly past in a heartbeat with strong flurries of activity that at times were accompanied by flurries of snow! The “Beast of the East” weather system we experienced is thankfully now a distant memory.
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Market Rumours - Does rumoured 'Corbyn Clause' have precedent?
10th April 2018
Does rumoured 'Corbyn Clause' have precedent?
An 8th February article that featured on Metropolis speculated over an unusual rumour concerning a “Corbyn Clause”. The clause, an alleged caveat for offers made by an international business searching for approx 40,000 sq ft of office space.
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There are numerous Social Media Channels you can follow us on
5th April 2018
Follow our Social Media Channels
Our Social Media Team maintain, moderate and promote the business on a variety of social media channels enabling you to keep up to date with our news and activities.
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International Property of the Week - Venetian Isles, St Petersburg, Florida
5th April 2018
International Property of the Week
Our #INTERNATIONALPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK is in St Petersburg, Florida. There are stunning bay views, the property has 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms and 2,570 SQ FT of accommodation for $1,275,000
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The Award for Top Negotiator of the Month goes to...
4th April 2018
The Award for Top Negotiator of the Month goes to...
The end of March is also the end of Q1 which has flown by with flurries of activity and at times flurries of snow! Our Top Negotiator of the Month for March has been won by Harry Neil who fought off tough competition from his colleagues to claim the prize
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Build to Rent Apartments in Wembley and Ilford
3rd April 2018
Build to Rent Apartments in Wembley and Ilford
Build to Rent properties are specifically designed for renting rather than for sale. We are currently marketing apartments in both Pioneer Point, Ilford & Alto, Wembley, where residents get more than just chic, modern apartments.
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Alex Neil Estate Agents Easter Opening Hours 2018
29th March 2018
Alex Neil Easter Opening Hours
HAPPY EASTER! We'd be happy to assist your moving requirements and you contact us during the Easter period to organise valuation and viewing appointments along with any customer service requirements, we are always happy to be of service!
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Award Winning Bermondsey & Award Winning Alex Neil
22nd March 2018
Bermondsey – Wins The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2018
Bermondsey has been named by The Sunday Times as the best place to live in London in their 2018 guide! A fabulous accolade and we appreciate why it was chosen because we’ve been selling, letting and managing property in the area since 1984.
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Hello Spring! Free Property Valuations and Market Appraisals.
19th March 2018
Hello Spring! Free Property Valuations & Market Appraisals.
Spring is traditionally a popular time of year to market and sell or let property. Lighter early mornings and evenings, more pleasant weather conditions are good ingredients for property presentation and viewing inspections.
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*New partnership* with Docklands Mortgage Broker Bennison Brown
14th March 2018
*New partnership* with Docklands Mortgage Broker
We are delighted to announce a new partnership for mortgages and protection with fellow Docklands business, Bennison Brown. They are a quality focused broker and provide expert mortgage and protection advice.
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Our partners for furniture are pleased to introduce LOFT London!
8th March 2018
Introducing LOFT London!
We checked in with our partners for furniture LOFT and they were pleased to update us regarding their new warehouse and design studio that recently opened in West London. Follow the link for more information..
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The award for Top Negotiator of the Month goes to...
1st March 2018
The award for Top Negotiator of the Month goes to...
There is a healthy competitive spirit within our offices but there can be only one outright winner of this individual prize. Furthermore, Pietro and a number of other team members were awarded with something else..
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30 Years of Canary Wharf – Local Impact Report
27th February 2018
30 Years of Canary Wharf – Local Impact Report
30 years of Canary Wharf Group and 34 years of Alex Neil Estate Agents in Docklands, South East and East London. During the last 30 years, Canary Wharf Group have masterminded the evolution of the Canary Wharf estate...
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Build to Rent (B2R) - Would you like to know more?
21st February 2018
Build to Rent (B2R)
As the name suggests, Build to Rent properties are specifically designed for renting rather than for sale. hey are commonly owned by institutional investment companies and managed with a service driven culture by specialist providers...
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Relaxing beach and metropolitan lifestyle in Florida?
9th February 2018
Relaxing beach and metropolitan lifestyle in Florida?
We are over the moon to be working with Sally Bauscher from Smith & Associates, she can provide everything you need to know about the property market in Florida....
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Reduce Tenant Turnovers - make your property feel like a home
5th February 2018
Make your property feel like a home
LOFT share useful advice with us for landlords on how to: "turn short-term lets into long-term tenants..The trick is to retain your good renters for the long haul. You want them to feel like your property isn’t just a house it’s a home...."
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Thinking of emigrating or retiring to the Gold Coast?
4th February 2018
Thinking of emigrating to the Gold Coast?
We are delighted to be working with Andrew Colley who can provide expert advice about property on the Gold Coast. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a qualified understanding of real estate requirements....
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The award for Top Negotiator of the Month goes to...
1st February 2018
The award for Top Negotiator of the Month goes to...
As January draws to an end, the winner of Top Negotiator of the month has been awarded. There is a healthy competitive spirit within our offices but there can be only one outright winner of this prize...
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You've purchased your new home, is it time to upgrade security?
30th January 2018
You've purchased your home, is it time to upgrade security?
Having made what is likely to be one of your largest ever purchases it will be worth considering some additional expense for your peace of mind. Our partner Locksmith provides considerations and explanation..
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Landlord Update - New How to Rent Guide Published in January 2018
25th January 2018
SCS Law - Landlord Updates!
Current landlord legislation is both topical and transitional for with action required by lettings agents and landlords who manage their own tenancies. We sought expert opinion from Paul Luukas at SCS Law...
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Here are five useful tips to prepare for moving in
19th January 2018
Preparing for moving in day
We’ve checked in with our partner Pickfords who shed some light on how to make the move into your new home a bit easier...
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Free Property Valuation and Market Appraisals
12th January 2018
Free Property Valuation and Market Appraisals
Are you curious about market conditions and the current sales or lettings value of your property?
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Avoid Tenancy Void Periods - Ensure Your Property Stands Out!
11th January 2018
Ensure Your Property Stands Out!
Our Partners "LOFT" advise that presenting a property with a great interior can help landlords reduce void periods..
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Looking for ways to beat the January blues? We have 5 helpful tips
8th January 2018
Beat the January blues with 5 helpful tips
We’re all feeling it.. the season of celebrations are over, the weather is miserable and although it’s #newyearnewme the post-Christmas blues are kicking in. We’ve therefore come up with five useful tips…
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Dubai Investment - Azizi Developments Chairman's Message
2nd January 2018
Dubai Investment - Azizi Developments Chairman's Message
High return on investment: During the first quarter of 2017, Dubai recorded a sharp rise in the value of real estate transactions. The real estate authority reported AED77 billion (US$20.9 billion) worth of deals in the first three months of the year...
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Should you market your property this January?
1st January 2018
Marketing your property this January?
Will you be selling or letting your property in 2018? Are you curious about market conditions and the current value of your property?
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Furnishing guide for Landlords looking to attract young professional tenants
21st December 2017
Guide for Landlords looking to attract professional tenants
Our Partners LOFT Interiors provide professional furniture solutions and offer advice on how landlords need to be in tune with the furnishing aspirations some young professionals may desire for the property they choose to rent..
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Alex Neil Christmas Opening Hours December 2017 & January 2018
20th December 2017
Alex Neil Christmas Opening Hours
We look forward to assisting your moving requirements, contact us during the festive period to organise valuation and viewing appointments along with any customer service requirements, we are always happy to be of service!
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You've purchased your new home, is it time to upgrade security?
19th December 2017
You've purchased your new home, time to upgrade security?
Having made what is likely to be one of your largest ever purchases it will be worth considering some additional expense for your peace of mind. Our partner Locksmith provides considerations and explanation..
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*Attention property investors* new residential opportunities
19th December 2017
Exciting investment opportunities in Bootle and Merseyside.
Exciting opportunities to invest from £85,000 in Bootle and from £99,130 in The Wirral where you can receive 7% assured rent for 2 Years...
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Interested in investing abroad? Take a look at Dubai
18th December 2017
Exciting new investment opportunities in Dubai
*Invest from £95,000 in brand new developments* boasting French Mediterranean design perspective and modern architecture to create the ideal place for modern community living...
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The allAgents 2017 Best Estate Agent in London
18th December 2017
The allAgents 2017 Best Estate Agent in London
We are looking forward to 2018 and we approach it holding the award for Best Estate Agent in London (plus many more...) Our team members are prepared and committed to making 2018 even more successful!
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Thinking of investing in a place in the sun? Cape Verde could be perfect for you
7th December 2017
Cape Verde, an investment opportunity in the sun?
*Invest from £10,000 in brand new developments* boasting luxurious properties in one of the world’s fastest-growing tourism markets...
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Conveyancing, five frequently asked questions
6th December 2017
Conveyancing, five frequently asked questions
Legal matters like conveyancing can be complex and involve unfamiliar jargon, raising questions a plenty..
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Should I market my property before or after Christmas?
1st December 2017
Should I market my property before or after Christmas?
Will you be selling or letting your property in 2018? Are you curious about market conditions and the current value of your property?
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*New partnership announcement* with SCS Law - Landlord Solicitors!
30th November 2017
New partnership announcement with SCS Law!
We are delighted to have partnered with SCS Law who provide customers with specialist legal advice, case management and court representation for reasonable prices.
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Home Insurance at Christmas, the unexpected can happen..
28th November 2017
Home Insurance at Christmas, the unexpected can happen..
Christmas preparations are under way and our partner for Home Insurance recommend ensuring that your home is always wrapped up with cover, the unexpected can happen..
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*New partnership* with KwikSweep - Domestic Rubbish Removals
28th November 2017
*New partnership* with KwikSweep - Domestic Rubbish Removals
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with KwikSweep! KwikSweep will ensure that your waste is disposed of in the right way and sort out any recyclables possible.
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Will Crossrail be bringing you to work this time next year?
24th November 2017
Will Crossrail be bringing you to work this time next year?
With the development of Crossrail on track to make journeys up to five times quicker and a prediction of 200 million passengers a year, where will people choose to live?
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*New partnership announcement* with Ellis David Insurance Brokers!
22nd November 2017
New partnership with Ellis David Insurance Brokers
We are pleased to have partnered with Ellis David Insurance Brokers who provide customers with independent advice on over 250 insurance products from over 100 insurance companies.
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The Northern Powerhouse investment opportunities
20th November 2017
Property investments in the Northern Powerhouse
We are excited to have partnered with several developments in the Northern regions of England including Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and Bradford. Interest in these cities has expanded and here's why...
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The prestigious 2017 allAgents Awards have now been announced!
2nd November 2017
The 2017 allAgents Awards
allAgents have presented us with the award for Best Estate Agent in London (plus many more...) We are delighted and proud of all our team members for working so hard to deliver excellent customer experiences.
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Alex Neil are now promoting Fairview New Homes developments across London
1st November 2017
Fairview New Homes
We are pleased to be working with Fairview New Homes promoting their brand-new developments. From apartments to houses, in and around London, these stunning new developments are the ideal place to find your new home.
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National Landlord Investment Show Olympia London 7th November 2017
19th October 2017
National Landlord Investment Show
We are proud to be exhibiting at the National Landlord Investment Show this November. Held at Olympia, London this is the UK's Largest Residential Property Investment Exhibition. If our services are instructed prior to Monday 3rd November 2017, your
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What steps can be taken to make selling a home easier?
16th October 2017
How to present your home for selling
These positive steps will be instrumental in helping you attain a successful sale. Ask Alex Neil Estate Agents for professional advice and recommendations to help you achieve top market value.
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Great facts about living and working at Canary Wharf
26th September 2017
Great facts about living and working at Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf and Docklands have been transformed since the disappearance of the old docks some forty years ago, it is now a thriving and exciting place in which to live, work, and play.
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The booming Greenwich property market is continuing at pace, but why?
31st July 2017
The Greenwich property market continues at pace, but why?
Housing prices have risen at the rate of 24% in the past year, compared average with the London average of 13% placing The Royal Borough well ahead of the current trend.
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New developments and growth in Elephant and Castle
19th June 2017
New developments and growth in Elephant and Castle
Collectively there are 15 projects underway and they are part of the major initiative in the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle at this time. Two major projects at the heart of the development are Elephant Park & the Town Centre development.
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How the general election may affect the London property market
5th June 2017
The general election may affect the London property market
With just a few days to go until General Election Day much of the population at large is holding its collective breath wondering what the political landscape will look like on Friday 9th June.
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Proposed Woolwich arts hub to rival London's Southbank
30th May 2017
Proposed Woolwich arts hub to rival London's Southbank
The Riverside at Woolwich is set to become a serious rival to London's Southbank Centre thanks to a massive 40 pound million proposed Arts Hub close to the Crossrail station.
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First time buyers, where to buy in South London?
25th May 2017
First time buyers, where to buy in South London?
Elephant Park is an outstanding brand new development offering an attractive range of modern one, two, three bedroom apartments plus town houses being built in five separate phases. Each apartment features a fully fitted kitchen that includes fitted kitch
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Major investment in East London will boost the entire London economy.
20th April 2017
Investment in East London will boost the London economy.
There will be 15,000 new homes built on brown field land providing accommodation for many of the Cities dwellers. In addition, there will be 8 million square feet of commercial space generating approximately 60,000 new jobs, half as many again as first th
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The possible effects of Brexit on the London Property Market
1st April 2017
The possible effects of Brexit on the London Property Market
It is anticipated that the Capital's Housing Market will be hit hardest by any adverse impact from Brexit, much will depend on the likely outcome of negotiations with regard to the Financial Sector which currently, and historically, does much to reinforc
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Effects of Crossrail to the London property market
1st March 2017
Crossrail and the South East and East London property market
Additional cross rails in London tube give more access to transportation to neighbouring areas outside of London. New infrastructures also signify that the area will have more developments thus the cos of living in these areas will also increase.
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New landlord taxes and how it can affect you
2nd February 2017
New landlord taxes and how it can affect you
Many buy to let landlords were shocked when it was announced that their tax relief for mortgage interest in buy to let properties are going to be slashed starting April this year.
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