Category Archives: Selling

Homeowners and estate agents get new ‘dating’ website

A new ‘dating’ website aimed specifically at matching UK homeowners and estate agents is now online at

It’s estimated that the UK now has around 800,000 available homes for sale or to rent at any given time and Place on the Market aims to make it easier for owners and estate agents to get together. “We believe the right relationship with your estate agent makes you happy,” says a spokesperson for Place on the Market. “And everyone needs a little happiness during moving home, one of the most stressful periods of your life.” Continue reading

“OnTheMarket – Is it worth the move?”

Today, Monday 26th January 2015 sees the launch of controversial new property portal

Founded by; Savills, Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker, Chestertons, Douglas & Gordon and Glentree Estates this new entrant is their attempt to break the duopoly currently held over estate agents by Zoopla & Rightmove. Continue reading

CIH: Remove stamp duty to help older people downsize

The chancellor should use next month’s budget to make better use of existing homes, increase house building and encourage higher standards of housing.

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) says the government should consider removing stamp duty when older home owners who receive Pension Credit move to smaller properties, which would make downsizing more affordable for older people on low incomes and free up bigger homes for larger families. Continue reading

Estate Agent ‘removes’ one less worry from moving

London estate agent Douglas & Gordon has partnered with storage-by-the-box company,, to offer Londoners a complimentary decluttering service.

Because they know that finding space to keep your things in London can be difficult, Douglas & Gordon are offering clients instructing them as sole agents three months of this service for free. Continue reading

Selling a cherished home? TV company is looking for you

A reputable TV production company is looking to talk to vendors with strong emotional ties to their property for a non-broadcast research project.

Wall to Wall, the production company behind hit series such as Who Do You Think You Are, Child Genius and Long Lost Family, is looking for London or home-counties based homeowners who are about to put their much-loved house or flat on the market – in the hope that it will go to a couple or family who will treat it with the love and respect it deserves.  Continue reading

London kitchens; a thing of the past?

Kitchens are shrinking dramatically in size and prominence in new London homes and conversions, according to the latest research from estate agents Marsh & Parsons.

Falling victim to the changing eating habits of modern-day Londoners, kitchens now account for a smaller proportion of the total living space in new build developments and conversions in the capital than ever before. Continue reading