We have big news

The best things come in threes! Well, here are our THREE big announcements. New Director New brand New Websites So, here goes…. Meet our new Director We are thrilled to announce that Richard Stacey MRICS has joined our team at Director level.   Richard previously held the position of Director at Brendons and Buntings Surveyors working in Leasehold reform, Compulsory Purchase …

If Dan was in charge…

In the first of our ‘If I were in charge’ blog posts, our Director Dan Knowles shares what he’d do if he were in charge of the country. As with the posts from other team members to follow, there will be 2 Property related proposals and 2 other proposals. Stamp duty – switch who pays At the end of 1991, …

ACTON HOMELESS CONCERN £4,000

Pictured are Ian Breen, Centre Manager for Acton Homeless Concern along with our Director, Dan Knowles and Senior Surveyor Natasha Lamptey. Natasha lives on the nearby South Acton estate and nominated the charity. Dan Said “having been homeless myself, I empathise with those who have little to turn to and admire the work of Ian and his colleagues as they …

GRENFELL TOWER £4,000

On 14th June 2017, there was a horrific and devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, a high rise Council block on the Lancaster West Estate within the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Some estimates have put the death toll at over 100. On 21st June 2017, we donated £4,000 to the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation who are raising funds for a …

YORK ROAD PROJECT £3,000

In April 2016, Dan Knowles presented Cath Stamper, Chief Executive of York Road Project, with a cheque for £3,000. Cath told us, “Four computers and a printer are now in place and will make a huge difference.  Now that The Prop is open, we have the space a security to provide an area dedicated to IT use and it will …

DISABILITY RECREATION UNITY MOVEMENT (DRUM) £2,250

Disability Recreation Unity Movement (DRUM), is a local charity in Watford, which provides a range of affordable, innovative and high-quality day activities for adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities. Some of the daily activities and creative crafts include ceramics, yoga, tai chi, gardening singing and dancing. They cater for a large number of attendees each day, ages ranging from 25-95 …

HILLINGDON FOOD BANK £500

Hillingdon Food Bank help the growing number of people who live below the poverty line, which now affects 1 in 5 of us.Their manager Vine-Daniels said “The Hillingdon food bank relies on donations to keep hunger off the streets of our community. This donation will go a long way to put smiles on the faces of a lot of families …

KISHARON £1,500

Kisharon is a local charity predominantly based in Hendon, Golders Green and Stamford Hill. The provide aid, education and jobs to children and young adults with special needs. Their vision is that people with learning difficulties will live in a world where they have the same opportunities as their mainstream peers. Kisharon was founded in 1976 to provide an education …

NORTH LONDON HOSPICE £1,000

North London Hospice, established in 1984 provides those with potentially life-limiting illnesses with 24-hour physical, emotional and spiritual care. They encourage their patients to live life to the fullest, despite whatever ailments they may have. Our Graduate Surveyor, Adam Newman, was given the opportunity to choose a charity to support during 2018. In December, along with our Director Dan Knowles, …

REGENERATE £2,000

‘Regenerate’ provide support to the youth of Roehampton and surrounding areas. One of their centres is based in the heart of the Alton Estate in Roehampton, which is undergoing Regeneration and which we are involved with. With local authority funding for youth work across London being heavily cut in recent years, the work that organisations like Regenerate do is hugely needed. …

PACE £1,750

PACE Charitable Trust is a voluntary organisation which promotes the inclusion and participation of young disabled people in sports, leisure and social activities. Since its establishment in 2004, PACE has gone from strength to strength in the delivery of competitive sport programmes, with the aim of enabling their members to improve their confidence, communication and physical and social skills, empowering them …

INTRODUCING 3 YEAR TENANCIES

The Government are currently looking at increasing the minimum term for tenancy agreements to be three years. Research suggests that 81% of tenants have agreements for 6 or 12 months whilst the average tenant remains at a property for 4 years. The justification is clear. It can be very difficult for tenants to uproot their lives if their Landlord evicts …