Tips for landlords to keep your properties occupied...

Tips for landlords to keep your properties occupied...

With a few tricks, great relationships, and some handy tips, you can make sure that your property is always making you a great profit yield. Here’s how:   Use long term contracts &... Read More

How easy is it to switch agents during a tenancy?

How easy is it to switch agents during a tenancy?

You must check your notice period   Before you get too excited about the prospect of switching agents, check your notice period. You should have a contract with an agent, and the terms of b... Read More

Making the most of your exterior space

Making the most of your exterior space

There’s been a real highlight on open spaces recently and many buyers have it at the top of their ‘need’ lists. So, when you’re putting together your budget for moving, don&rsq... Read More

Tips on moving home for first time parents

Tips on moving home for first time parents

Help is at hand. We are pleased to say we have helped many first-time parents move home; and we have picked up some tips along the way. Here are tips on moving home for first-time parents… &... Read More

Leasehold v Freehold - differences and considerations

Leasehold v Freehold - differences and considerations

What is a freehold?   With a freehold, the property owner owns the property, and the land the property is built on, outright. The buyer of freehold is responsible for maintaining the land a... Read More

The threat of Japanese Knotweed to your home

The threat of Japanese Knotweed to your home

Japanese Knotweed is certainly invasive – and pervasive. The plant spreads extremely quickly and the smallest pieces of cut stem can take root, making the plant very difficult to kill off. ... Read More

Successfully timing a purchase and a sale

Successfully timing a purchase and a sale

In an ideal world, you’d sell your home the minute you put it on the market and then have all the time you need to find your next dream home while your buyers wait patiently until you’re r... Read More

How to help your child get on the property ladder

How to help your child get on the property ladder

Hundreds of thousands of first-time buyers are turning to the ‘bank of mum and dad’ this year to help get a foot on the property ladder – including older children who have long since... Read More

Increasing your Kerb appeal for summer

Increasing your Kerb appeal for summer

Most homebuyers often make up their minds by assessing the exterior of a house, and often you find prospective buyers doing drive-bys before they even consider a viewing. This shows that Kerb appeal p... Read More

When is the best time of year to sell?

When is the best time of year to sell?

There is so much to think about when moving to a new house. Where to look, what to look for, communities, schools, work, travel… the list is endless!   When selling your house, it is... Read More

The fastest way to pay off your mortgage

The fastest way to pay off your mortgage

Being mortgage free faster is something many of us only dream of, but it may be easier to do than you think and can save you thousands of pounds. Take a look at our tips to see if you could pay off yo... Read More

What are the most popular things people look for in a new home?

What are the most popular things people look for in a new home?

If you're thinking of selling your home, it helps to know exactly what most buyers are looking for when they walk through the door. So we've looked at the top must-haves listed by would-be buy... Read More

Will buying a home ever become easier in the UK?

Will buying a home ever become easier in the UK?

While we have been through many ups and downs in terms of the property market in the last few years, there are always good times to buy a home in the UK. Yet the process continues to be a long struggl... Read More

Shared Ownership vs. Help to Buy

Shared Ownership vs. Help to Buy

These are two schemes that are aimed at helping people get onto the property ladder. They are available to those that would not otherwise be able to purchase a house on the open market. However, many ... Read More

Should I Move or Improve?

Should I Move or Improve?

When it comes to deciding whether you should improve your existing home or take the next step in moving, this decision can sometimes be a difficult one to make. It is something that a lot of homeowner... Read More

Refresh Your Home for Spring

Refresh Your Home for Spring

As we look to put the long winter months behind us and hope for slightly warmer weather and less rain, it is a good idea to refresh your home ready for the new season. As spring is the season of growt... Read More

Why Renting is Better than Buying for Some People

Why Renting is Better than Buying for Some People

When it comes to finding somewhere to live there is always a decision to be made about renting versus buying. Obviously, most people want to own their own home at some point, however, for some people ... Read More

What makes your ideal forever home?

What makes your ideal forever home?

At Outlook Property, we know that people searching for property often have a picture in their mind of their ideal home and have certain criteria that must be ticked off the list before an offer is mad... Read More

The best local amenities to look for to boost your home value

The best local amenities to look for to boost your home value

A home’s value can be determined by several obvious factors like the square footage, layout, condition, age, etc. However, there are other factors that may not be so obvious, but still influence... Read More

How to inject urban gardening trends into your city home

How to inject urban gardening trends into your city home

With many city dwellers looking for solutions to climate change, urban gardening is becoming the new eco-friendly way to add a touch of nature to city spaces.   You do not have to live in t... Read More

What’s on guide: February

What’s on guide: February

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and a... Read More

How to make a rental property feel like home

How to make a rental property feel like home

Though you may not own the space, chances are you’ll want to make your leased abode feel like home so put your own stamp on the place with this easy advice.   Renting a home is a real... Read More

Improvements you can take with you

Improvements you can take with you

We all know that home improvements often increase the value or saleability of your home, but whilst most improvements enhance a property, they generally stay with it when it is sold.   Howe... Read More

Your box room could become the ultimate sanctuary

Your box room could become the ultimate sanctuary

Here’s how you can make the most of that small bedroom and turn it into a spacious sanctuary.   In every home, there’s likely to be a bedroom that is smaller than the rest. Thes... Read More

What’s on guide: January

What’s on guide: January

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and a... Read More

The difference between value and marketability

The difference between value and marketability

One of the first distinctions that you need to determine when placing your home on the market is the difference between its actual value and its current marketability.  Several aspects determine ... Read More

Adding value to your home during the holidays

Adding value to your home during the holidays

The holidays are the perfect time to raise your home value, especially if you’re thinking of selling. Christmas time is here, everyone’s excited and many people have a long stretch of time... Read More

Christmas present ideas for new homebuyers!

Christmas present ideas for new homebuyers!

Whether it’s decorations in shops or the sudden appearance of Christmas trees around your high-street the most festive time of year is nearly here.   Which means you’re going to... Read More

What’s on guide: December

What’s on guide: December

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and a... Read More

Your ultimate guide to London's Winter Wonderland...

Your ultimate guide to London's Winter Wonderland...

Get lost in Christmas markets, festive bars and snowy grottos at London’s epic Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.   Nothing says Christmas in London quite like Winter Wonderland in Hyde ... Read More

Prepare your home for a winter sale

Prepare your home for a winter sale

It may not seem like the perfect time, but moving house is often prioritised in the New Year, so you might be surprised by the strength of demand come January and February. Property websites are often... Read More

Should you sell first or buy first?

Should you sell first or buy first?

It’s the classic conundrum for anyone looking to move home – should you sell first or buy first?   Both options come with an element of risk. If you sell first and can’t f... Read More

What’s on guide: November

What’s on guide: November

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a roundup of this month’s hottest happenings in and ar... Read More

Home-Buying Advice for Your 30s, 40s, and 50s

Home-Buying Advice for Your 30s, 40s, and 50s

Owning property is a big commitment at any age, but each age comes with different requirements. A home that might have been perfect for you in your 30s might be completely wrong for you when you&rsquo... Read More

An interesting insight into the private rental sector

An interesting insight into the private rental sector

The private rental sector (PRS) is in a state of constant flux – so it’s really important that landlords are clued up on the market for the best possible chance of success.   Wi... Read More

What’s on guide: October

What’s on guide: October

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and a... Read More

The signs that you’ve found your next home

The signs that you’ve found your next home

Whether it’s your first or tenth time on the property hunt, the market can always appear quite daunting.   You’ll view plenty of properties that might not be exactly what you wa... Read More

18 reasons why London is the world's best city to live in

18 reasons why London is the world's best city to live in

As the weather makes its first step into autumn, we probably don’t need to tell you that London is a beautiful place to live. Golden leaves fill the parks and streets, coffee shops start selling... Read More

Helping tenants feel stable is beneficial to everyone

Helping tenants feel stable is beneficial to everyone

For a tenant renting a property, the situation can make them feel insecure; there is a certain amount of security that owning a property can bring that renting just can’t.   As such, ... Read More

What’s on guide: September

What’s on guide: September

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and a... Read More

6 simple hacks to help your house move go smoothly

6 simple hacks to help your house move go smoothly

If you are moving house this year and starting to think about all the packing and work that needs to take place, try not to worry about it and get too stressed out. The anticipation and excitement inv... Read More

Benefits of using a mortgage broker

Benefits of using a mortgage broker

It’s the age-old question that many people ask when purchasing a property, should I use a broker to arrange my mortgage?   Last year, 70% of people who moved home or remortgaged used ... Read More

Improve your chances of selling by promoting the local area!

Improve your chances of selling by promoting the local area!

When you place your home on the market, there will be critical features or elements you need to draw to the attention of prospective buyers. If your house has a lot of storage space, this is a feature... Read More

Section 21 changes: What Landlords need to know!

Section 21 changes: What Landlords need to know!

“No-fault evictions” are expected to soon be a thing of the past, after Prime Minister Theresa May promised to “protect tenants from unethical behaviour” by abolishing Section ... Read More

The Regeneration of the London Docklands…

The Regeneration of the London Docklands…

As cities look to grow and support their population, some expand outwards, while others redevelop areas within. The Docklands were once the literal port of call for every successful city, and while th... Read More

How to increase your rental yield by 10%

How to increase your rental yield by 10%

Have you bought a property to let, and now want to increase the rental yield to maximise your profits? You should consider a range of immediate actions and long-term strategies. Here are some easy met... Read More

Fantastic beaches within 2 hours of the capital!

Fantastic beaches within 2 hours of the capital!

As the UK basks in glorious sunshine this is the perfect time to escape the city and head out to a sandy beach, eat an ice cream and go for a paddle. Here are 5 brilliant beaches all within around two... Read More

What’s on guide: July

What’s on guide: July

What? Movies on the River Where? Tower Millennium Pier, Tower Hill When? July 9th 2019 - August 3rd 2019 Can you imagine watching a movie under the stars on the top deck of a boat after ... Read More

Upgrade your recycling with upcycling

Upgrade your recycling with upcycling

Upcycling is the new buzzword for recycling and repurposing. Instead of shelling out money for a new expensive piece make the most of what you have, or go bargain hunting in charity shops and make you... Read More

Landlords, find out how to survive this year's law changes

Landlords, find out how to survive this year's law changes

Research law changes Not all law changes will affect every landlord in the country. You should take time to research the new laws and amendments and consider if it will affect your property. You ma... Read More

Going green in a technological London with smart benches

Going green in a technological London with smart benches

More and more public spaces are creating technology hubs which usually include a charging station for your iPhone or Samsung, alongside an outlet to charge your laptop. Places like international airpo... Read More

The Tenant Fee Ban  - What landlords need to know

The Tenant Fee Ban - What landlords need to know

The Tenant Fees Act, in force from 1st June 2019, means that charging tenants most letting fees is banned. The aim is to provide pricing clarity for tenants, with no hidden fees. The Act will affect l... Read More

What’s on guide: June

What’s on guide: June

What? Festival of Football Where? The Book Club, Shoreditch When? Saturday June 1st 2019 - Tuesday July 9th 2019 Organised by ace women’s team Goal Digggers FC, the festival is all abou... Read More

Simple tips for a stress free moving day

Simple tips for a stress free moving day

When you are packing your items to take with you, you need to review what you actually need to take. There is a need to declutter when you move home and if there are things you don’t need in you... Read More

Which colours can boost the value of your home?

Which colours can boost the value of your home?

First impressions are everything when selling your home. While a buyer may ask about maintenance, the condition of appliances and local amenities, these factors can pale in comparison to the feeling a... Read More

Has selling your home become stagnant?

Has selling your home become stagnant?

We can only imagine how confused you are about the situation, but can we stress that decreasing the price of your property is not the only solution when the process of selling your home has become sta... Read More

What’s on guide: May

What’s on guide: May

What? A Booming Bank Holiday Where? Royal Gunpowder Mills, London When? Saturday May 4th 2019 - Monday May 6th 2019 If you think nothing says 'Bank Holiday Weekend' like cannon fire a... Read More

Putting The Personal Touch Back Into Estate Agency

Putting The Personal Touch Back Into Estate Agency

However, it’s important to find a team that’s able to provide an added personal touch. This doesn’t just mean updating you every so often when it’s convenient for them, it mean... Read More

The advantages of experience in lettings

The advantages of experience in lettings

So, why exactly should you choose an experienced agent for letting? Well, aside from the obvious reasons of ensuring you’re paying a fair price, your tenants are going to be well screened and al... Read More

What’s on guide: April

What’s on guide: April

What? London Marathon Where? Various London locations, London When? Sunday April 28th 2019 Join the crowds of spectators lining the 26.2 mile route of the world-famous London Marathon and che... Read More

Bringing spring into your Home décor!

Bringing spring into your Home décor!

The nights are finally getting lighter, which means spring is finally on its way, so throw open your windows, and let your home reflect the changing season.   Spring is the perfect time to ... Read More

Finding a Trustworthy Home Repairman

Finding a Trustworthy Home Repairman

However, with a few simple tips, you could avoid not only a huge bill, but also working with rogue handymen. Here are a number of tips to help you find a trustworthy repairman you can expect to do a w... Read More

Buying a house on your own – what you need to know

Buying a house on your own – what you need to know

This is especially true if you are planning on getting a house on your own.   It’s a little unfair and some would even argue outdated that many people assume that buying a house or ap... Read More

What’s on guide: March

What’s on guide: March

What? St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival Where? Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square When? Friday March 15th - Sunday March 17th London's Irish community heads to Trafalgar Square to ... Read More

Keeping your 2019 resolutions going through March

Keeping your 2019 resolutions going through March

Research shows that 80 per cent of resolutions made by New Year fail terribly by February.  It might feel like people naturally make New Year resolutions to fail but that’s really not the r... Read More

Why go for a specialist Agent for your Property Management?

Why go for a specialist Agent for your Property Management?

But the reality of investing in properties and handling tenants mean you probably should think about a specialist agent.   Working with an experienced and reliable management company makes... Read More

Valentine’s Date Nights for Staying In

Valentine’s Date Nights for Staying In

Valentine is arguably one of the most awaited days in the romantic calendar. People expect to be spoiled by the one they love. An exceptional way of celebrating Valentine is to stay in and cherish eve... Read More

What’s on guide: February

What’s on guide: February

What? Valentine’s Dog Walk Where? Hampstead Heath, Dartmouth Park When? Sunday February 10th Show your pooch how much you love them by taking your furry pal on a Valentine’s walk ... Read More

Renovation ideas to make your home value soar in 2019!

Renovation ideas to make your home value soar in 2019!

We’d all like more money for our property when it comes to selling but for the majority of us, it seems like a lot of hard work! However you may be surprised just how it easy it could be. We&rsq... Read More

5 things under £50 that really will help you sell your property

5 things under £50 that really will help you sell your property

1.  Fill up your ‘dead space’ – cost £0-30 Have a look at your photographs. Are there any blank walls, or areas of floor that are empty or unattractive? Just adding a p... Read More

Tips for finding a new doctor’s surgery when you move home

Tips for finding a new doctor’s surgery when you move home

When it comes to finding a new doctor’s surgery, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind. We’re going to be sharing our top tips for making sure that you can find the surgery you ne... Read More

How to avoid the mistakes every new home buyer makes

How to avoid the mistakes every new home buyer makes

Buying a home is a long process and will require a lot of research; you don’t simply show up have a look around and then sign something and transfer the money.   There is a lot of wor... Read More

Colour trends for 2019

Colour trends for 2019

Whether you’re focusing on one room or the entire house, it’s helpful to know which colours are popular with others. There are a number of colour trends expected for 2019, many of which ha... Read More

Mortgage saving tips for the New Year

Mortgage saving tips for the New Year

If you’ve been planning to start saving for a mortgage then now is a good time to get things in place. You might even be able to make a head start on 2019 by saving up a little before the year i... Read More

5 NY Resolutions for selling your home in 2019

5 NY Resolutions for selling your home in 2019

For many this could be buying or selling a home, a popular activity in the first few months of the year as major life decisions like moving jobs are made or interest in a property that was piqued over... Read More

Top tips on preparing for a mortgage appointment

Top tips on preparing for a mortgage appointment

Think ahead – and get your finances in order         Think about your monthly outgoings. It could affect your chances of being offered a mo... Read More

The top 20 features that will sell your home

The top 20 features that will sell your home

Which makes new research by GoCompare Home Insurance all the more valuable, revealing – as it does – a list of the top 20 must-have property features for the nation's buyers.  ... Read More

The tricks to bleeding your radiator and ensuring a warm winter ahead!

The tricks to bleeding your radiator and ensuring a warm winter ahead!

Step 1: Turn your heating on   Remember to wait until your radiators are fully heated as you need to build up the pressure inside the radiator to be able to force the air out.   ... Read More

Top tips on preparing for a mortgage appointment

Top tips on preparing for a mortgage appointment

Think ahead – and get your finances in order         Think about your monthly outgoings. It could affect your chances of being offered a mo... Read More

The top 20 features that will sell your home

The top 20 features that will sell your home

Which makes new research by GoCompare Home Insurance all the more valuable, revealing – as it does – a list of the top 20 must-have property features for the nation's buyers.  ... Read More

How much should you save up before looking for your dream property?

How much should you save up before looking for your dream property?

I think that is something everyone is going to know before they even start saving, but how much do you really need to save before you can go out and start looking?   Your mortgage deposit ... Read More

How many viewings does the average buyer go on? The answer may surprise you!

How many viewings does the average buyer go on? The answer may surprise you!

As ever, we like to keep sellers up to date with the latest home-buying news. After all, if you can understand the mindset, motivations and desires of prospective buyers, you can better tailor your sa... Read More

Don’t wait until the New Year to tick moving home off your resolutions!

Don’t wait until the New Year to tick moving home off your resolutions!

But just because Christmas and the New Year are approaching that doesn’t mean it’s too late! You can still find and move into your new home before 2019. You’ll have to act quickly bu... Read More

The ultimate guide to moving home in bad weather

The ultimate guide to moving home in bad weather

At first, you might not really take the weather into consideration much, after all your belongings will be in a moving truck or similar vehicle. But that isn’t exactly true- after all they have ... Read More

Cosy décor ideas to snuggle down to!

Cosy décor ideas to snuggle down to!

There are plenty of ways you can do that and they don’t all involve turning your heating up or sitting in front of your fire. You can do much more than just that and best of all making your ... Read More

Simple and non permanent tips to decorate a rental like you own it

Simple and non permanent tips to decorate a rental like you own it

Here are some high-impact (but low cost) ways you can bring temporary personality and style to your home...   You don't have to accept your kitchen counters as-is Unsightly old count... Read More

9 things I wish I’d known about decorating a first home

9 things I wish I’d known about decorating a first home

1. Buy your big pieces of furniture second-hand: This is not just about saving money, it's also about how your style will change as you learn what you like and don't like. Don't spend a lo... Read More

What happens after your offer has been accepted?

What happens after your offer has been accepted?

Finding the house of your dreams is an exciting process. Finally discovering the abode that ticks all your boxes is like striking a goldmine, but if your dream house is someone else’s version of... Read More

How to get a great first night’s sleep in your new home

How to get a great first night’s sleep in your new home

Needless to say, moving house is an incredibly stressful process. This tension, in addition to the sudden change in environment, can make it very difficult to drift off at night. However, there are ce... Read More

A quarter of tenants would pay more rent to live with their pet

A quarter of tenants would pay more rent to live with their pet

Recent research from Your Move has revealed that a dog really can be considered a man’s best friend, with tenants happy to pay more rent each month to live with their pet than for any other &lsq... Read More

The benefits of having a listing agent

The benefits of having a listing agent

There’s no doubt that selling your house is a big task in itself. You’re faced with the fairly considerable job of trying to put your house onto the market to get it bought. To try and mak... Read More

How To Manage Stress During The Selling Process

How To Manage Stress During The Selling Process

Selling your home can be a stressful endeavour. It’s often fraught with complications and problems, and this can inevitably wind up being an issue for people to deal with. It’s easy to get... Read More

Staging Tips And Tricks For A Home Seller

Staging Tips And Tricks For A Home Seller

If you want to get your home sold fast, then the game is on. It takes a particular set of characteristics and attributes to make sure that you’ve people flocking to your home. However, it’... Read More

What to avoid- The biggest mistakes people make when selling their home…

What to avoid- The biggest mistakes people make when selling their home…

Mistakes on the little things aren’t a big deal. But for big things like prepping your home, making repairs, or pricing, you’ll want to do everything right.   With that in mind,... Read More

Amazing lighting ideas for your home

Amazing lighting ideas for your home

It’s simple and very no-thrills in the majority of cases which is a real shame because lighting can be used to great effect.   You can literally transform the look and feel of a room ... Read More

Great ideas for your housewarming party

Great ideas for your housewarming party

Because it’s highly likely you’ve just moved into a new house and that means you can start planning a celebratory housewarming party. But before you start making plans and inviting friends... Read More

5 things that can reduce the value of your property

5 things that can reduce the value of your property

After all, things can change without much warning can’t they?  You might find yourself needing a bigger property and will have no choice but to sell your home only to find that its value... Read More

8 Ways To Give Your Spare Room The WOW Factor!

8 Ways To Give Your Spare Room The WOW Factor!

It’s that storage room that you’ll eventually get around to doing something with or that spare bedroom without a bed or if we’re being a bit more honest that junk room that we just d... Read More

How do I get the best value for money when selling my home?

How do I get the best value for money when selling my home?

From flat rate online agents to traditional, involved and invested agents, really researching your best option is vital before making the decision. The real question we find most people asking is: ... Read More

The Two Home Hot Spots

The Two Home Hot Spots

When it comes to selling your home, we all often face the dilemma of whether you spend money on a home you are moving out of, or face the worry that not spending some money on your property may affect... Read More

Keeping your property safe this summer

Keeping your property safe this summer

With the finer weather finally here, many of us are likely to spend more time socialising or relaxing in the garden, or away from home altogether on a seasonal break or weekend away. However... Read More

Make the most of your property viewing

Make the most of your property viewing

With the August Bank Holiday approaching, it’s likely that house hunters will want to use the long weekend to explore new properties. But to ensure that buyers get the most out of their visit, w... Read More

Preparing a property to let

Preparing a property to let

Preparing a property in an effective way prior to making it available to rent can help landlords to secure a quality tenant and a great rental return. Finishing a home to rent in an appealing way, wit... Read More

When does your new house become a home?

When does your new house become a home?

The in-depth research of UK homebuyers, found that it takes an average of 4 months for a new house to feel like home and that Brits aren’t the quickest when it comes to unpacking, taking an aver... Read More

Garden party galore

Garden party galore

From barbeques to bank holiday, there’s nothing like a true British summer. This year, make the most of the weather and host the ultimate garden party with Bridgman’s selection of incredib... Read More

Colourful kitchens this summer

Colourful kitchens this summer

If you’re thinking of whether or not to update your colour home’s colour scheme this summer, the kitchen can be a good place to introduce vivid colours and interesting designs - both on th... Read More

Buy for less with these top tips

Buy for less with these top tips

Finding and acquiring the right home can be highly stressful and time-consuming, as well as full of pitfalls that may not be apparent until well after the property is bought. Choosing the right e... Read More

"Do I need an online valuation?"

You may have noticed we now offer an instant online valuation for your home. There are so many benefits to completing this online, but there are some occasions when you need a valuation in person as w... Read More

Protect your property this summer

Protect your property this summer

Hurrah! Holiday season is here again, but if you or your tenant is due to be jetting away, or your property is currently empty, there’s a number of things you need to take into consideration tha... Read More

The wonders of parquet

The wonders of parquet

There's no denying it, there's something rather special about parquet wood flooring. Radiating elegance and sophistication, it can't help but get noticed. Once eye-wateringly expensive, in... Read More

Top tips for downsizing

Top tips for downsizing

For those nearing retirement, it's common to consider downsizing as a way to free up some extra cash and move to a more manageable property. Nevertheless, many people can still be put off by the s... Read More

“Why isn’t my home selling?”

“Why isn’t my home selling?”

In our extensive experience, there are two major reasons why your home wouldn’t sell. These two reasons cover about 90% of unsold houses on the market, and they’re an easy fix.  ... Read More

Top tips for a healthier BBQ

Top tips for a healthier BBQ

The summer BBQ can be heavy on fat and calories but there are easy ways to create a healthier BBQ feast without scrimping on taste.  Try these simple tips from The Yorkshire Dietitian Vanessa Qua... Read More

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

Although one of the most underestimated design tools, lighting can have a transformational effect on the interior concept, changing the mood or feel of a room in the blink of a switch. With the right ... Read More

Interior design tips to help sell

Interior design tips to help sell

With the winter weather (hopefully) soon to give way to better weather, it's time for many home owners to focus their energies on selling up. A clean, tidy and uncluttered home is key to making... Read More

Virtual reality to help you sell!

Virtual reality to help you sell!

It’s sometimes difficult for buyers to schedule in property viewings around work, kids and busy social lives. But now, using Outlook Property’s virtual technology, not only can buyers view... Read More

Preparing your home for summer

Preparing your home for summer

Before you can get out and enjoy the brighter weather coming our way in a few months, there are a number of jobs that need completing around your home during spring. From garden work, cupboard prep an... Read More

Decluttering tips for your spring wardrobe

Decluttering tips for your spring wardrobe

Is your closet becoming a little too cluttered? Winter coats, sizable shoe collections and plenty of rarely worn items can all take up valuable space in your closet, making it cramped and cluttered by... Read More

Common pitfalls of letting a home and how to avoid them

Common pitfalls of letting a home and how to avoid them

Being a landlord is not as easy as people think. Whilst there are numerous benefits, the stresses of managing tenants and properties can be a minefield. There are various things that can go wron... Read More

8 mistakes landlords make and how to avoid them

8 mistakes landlords make and how to avoid them

Being a landlord has many benefits but the stress cannot be denied and often managing tenants can be a minefield. There are various things that can go wrong but with a little knowledge and prepa... Read More

6 step guide to being a good landlord

6 step guide to being a good landlord

There doesn’t have to be a huge divide between tenant and landlord and having a good relationship not only means you’ll have less stress and hassle but it is also much easier than yo... Read More

A guide to a successful property let

A guide to a successful property let

Being a landlord doesn’t have to result in fraught relationships, horror story rentals or unlimited amount of stress. Instead, being a landlord can be a hugely rewarding job and with a few... Read More

8 tips for getting the most out of letting your home

8 tips for getting the most out of letting your home

Renting out a property isn’t as easy as most people think. After all, you’ve got to understand the responsibility involved and you are probably holding down a full-time job as well. ... Read More

10 Questions every landlord wants answered

10 Questions every landlord wants answered

Questions, Questions, Questions – we all have them but often they don’t get answered. Being a landlord is a huge responsibility and can be very stressful and confusing. There are pro... Read More

9 reasons renting is amazing for a landlord

9 reasons renting is amazing for a landlord

If you have a property and haven’t decided what you’re going to do with it, you may want to consider letting it. Aside from the financial benefits, renting out a property can have a ... Read More

Letting agreements explained

Letting agreements explained

The property world can be confusing but once you get your head around the different policies and terms, it really doesn’t have to be. We’re always asked about the different tenancy a... Read More

What to do if you're not happy with your agent

What to do if you're not happy with your agent

We all hate feeling trapped and there is nothing worse than feeling that you HAVE to do something, even when you really don’t want to. Selling or buying a house is no different but once yo... Read More

Estate agent myths debunked

Estate agent myths debunked

Estate agents - some people love them, some people hate them! In a world that is Internet led, it is important to remember that not everything you read on the web is true. Myth 1: All estate ... Read More

Is your agent performing?

Is your agent performing?

The process of selling your property can be very stressful and every week it seems like there are new things to do and remember, deadlines to meet and documents to sign. On top of all of this, t... Read More

How NOT to sell a house

How NOT to sell a house

Selling your home can be one of the most stressful periods of life as well as time-consuming. Everyone is desperate for a quick, hassle-free sale but with the possibility of strangers criticisin... Read More

The most common pitfalls when it comes to selling and how to avoid them

The most common pitfalls when it comes to selling and how to avoid them

Making a mistake when it comes to selling your home could cost you a lot – either breaking a sale or resulting in selling at a lower price than you deserve. Don’t fall into any of th... Read More

A homeowners guide to a successful property viewing

A homeowners guide to a successful property viewing

You’ve finally decided to pluck up the courage and sell your family home, the ‘For Sale’ board is outside and the potential buyers have begun knocking at the door. There are a ... Read More

10 questions every seller wants answered

10 questions every seller wants answered

Home buying comes with a number of different questions that you want answering yet there is no reason why home sellers won’t also have unanswered thoughts running around their head. Whilst... Read More

6 home selling myths debunked

6 home selling myths debunked

As you go through life, you’ll find that people are always there to give their advice and opinion – whether it is asked for or not. Selling your home is no different and you’ll... Read More

8 tips for getting the most out of selling your home

8 tips for getting the most out of selling your home

The road to selling can be long and daunting but getting the most out of your property is easier than you think. First impressions count Nothing is more important than a first impression s... Read More

7 essential secrets you need to know if you're thinking of selling

7 essential secrets you need to know if you're thinking of selling

Lots of people wrongly assume that selling a house is easy and doesn’t take any preparation – after all that’s what you’re paying the estate agents for, isn’t it? W... Read More

10 questions every buyer wants answered

10 questions every buyer wants answered

Questions, Questions, Questions – we all have them but often they don’t get answered. Buying a home is scary, stressful and confusing all at the same time, which in turn means hundre... Read More

Look who's moving - celebrity hotspots

Look who's moving - celebrity hotspots

We all like to be nosy, right? Well, what’s better than knowing where our favourite celebs call home – now we just wish we could live like them… You may think that most A-l... Read More

Rent or buy?

Rent or buy?

Buying a property is one of the biggest and most stressful decisions of your life. For some it’s the right decision but would you be better off renting? Benefits of owning There are ... Read More

The complete moving home guide

The complete moving home guide

Supposedly up there with divorce and losing a loved one, moving home is said to be one of the most stressful things to do in life. However it doesn’t need to be this way and instead of dre... Read More

A smart home - technology for your home

A smart home - technology for your home

Whether you like it or not, the world is evolving and it was only a matter of time before our homes turned technical. The term ‘smart home’ has been penned, describing a place filled... Read More

6 tips for a successful property viewing

6 tips for a successful property viewing

Your budget is in place, you’ve found your dream area and now it’s time to start viewing properties. Yet do you want a south-facing garden? Is an open-plan kitchen important? What is... Read More

7 tips for planning a budget when buying a home

7 tips for planning a budget when buying a home

Buying a house is one of the most expensive purchases of your life and it’s essential to budget properly or you’ll find yourself in financial distress very quickly. With these 7 easy tip... Read More

10 mistakes first time buyers make

10 mistakes first time buyers make

It's an exciting time - you've had your mortgage application accepted, you're ready to fly the nest and you've starting looking at your dream first home. Yet many people make com... Read More

10 steps to buying a house

10 steps to buying a house

The steps to owning a house may seem complicated at first but owning your dream home is easier than you think. Follow this simple 10-step guide to buying a house and you’ll be well on your... Read More

Sell or Let?

Sell or Let?

When you move home, the decision of what to do with your existing property is a very important one. Most people find that they have to sell their current property, especially if extra money is n... Read More

Want to know about North & East London's upcoming stars? Find out in this interesting guide.

Want to know about North & East London's upcoming stars? Find out in this interesting guide.

Often described as a place of creativity, unique flair and positive change, it is no surprise that East London is home to many exciting, upcoming brands and ventures. Streets that were once filled wit... Read More

What Leyton's team spirit means for the local community

What Leyton's team spirit means for the local community

Often viewed as one of the most important parts of Leyton’s identity, Leyton Orient F.C have fully emerged themselves into the community. Not only does sport bring local people together but also... Read More

Go To Walthamstow

Go To Walthamstow

From Dalston and Hoxton to Leyton and Stratford, there has been no stopping East London’s regeneration in recent years. Towns that were once viewed as ‘end of the line’ destinations ... Read More

East London's creative couple on what they think of the local area and why they chose it as a base

East London's creative couple on what they think of the local area and why they chose it as a base

Husband and wife team, Angus and Heidi Griffin work and live in East London. Having both come from a creative and artistic background, they decided to mix work and play to create their joint business ... Read More

Get your very own high-end home in the East End with this essential guide

Get your very own high-end home in the East End with this essential guide

Interior trends seem to change every month and just as you get your head around one hot design, another one comes around. If you’re looking to update your interior this month, knowing where to s... Read More

Looking to update your home? You've got to visit London's MUST-SEE event!

Looking to update your home? You've got to visit London's MUST-SEE event!

Picture your perfect home – is it a city dwelling, a country abode or a large contemporary space? Whatever you want your self-build, renovation or home improvement project to look like, a day sp... Read More

What's On Guide: September-October

What's On Guide: September-October

What: Forest Gate Community Garden Where: On the corner of Earlham Grove and Sprowston Road, London, E7 9AS When: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday A green space in the heart of Forest Ga... Read More

The Property Outlook – Autumn 2017

The Property Outlook – Autumn 2017

House Prices It’s been a confusing summer for buyers and sellers – are house prices growing, slowing or falling? Media coverage and market commentary sometimes give conflicting messages... Read More

Top tips for the ultimate summer soirée

Top tips for the ultimate summer soirée

Whether the weather agrees or not – summer is here! It may be the season of entertaining and relaxing with friends and family but get-togethers can be intimidating and above all, take a lot of p... Read More

Rent Protection – Do I Really Need it?

Rent Protection – Do I Really Need it?

If you think you don’t need Rent Protection you may want to think again. No matter how robust the reference checks are it will only ever be a snapshot at that time with reasonable expectations t... Read More

Landlords: Find the simple way to save and raise money…

Landlords: Find the simple way to save and raise money…

A lot has changed for landlords in the last few years: local authority licensing schemes, more demanding stress-tests on borrowing, stamp-duty hikes and other tax changes. It all serves to make being ... Read More

East London design - why Henry Marc chose to work in E10

East London design - why Henry Marc chose to work in E10

Henry Marc is a London designer. His creative journey started as an exhibitions designer and sculptor and has now resulted in a sophisticated and unique brand that calls East London, home. Collabor... Read More

Tottenham Hotspur's stadium redevelopment: An update

Tottenham Hotspur's stadium redevelopment: An update

Tottenham’s regeneration is well underway. A destination in its own right, with a rich history, strong community, north London’s best transport links, a successful Premier League club and ... Read More

Go To Stratford

Go To Stratford

There is no denying that regeneration in East London has had a positive impact and Stratford, is just one East End hot spot which is going from strength to strength. As new businesses pop up every ... Read More

The Property Market Overview - Summer 2017

The Property Market Overview - Summer 2017

Spring taught us two things – the UK property market is extremely resilient, but we should always expect a surprise around the corner! After a difficult 2016, property agents could have been ... Read More

Reclaimed and reimagined – East London furniture makers

Reclaimed and reimagined – East London furniture makers

More than just a business, Leyton company thinkFOUND are giving back to the community as they take the furniture industry by storm. In the past few years there has been something of a revolution in... Read More

The E17 Art Trail

The E17 Art Trail

This June, gather your loved ones and head off on a cultural exploration in Walthamstow as one of the biggest events on Waltham Forest’s cultural calendar returns! From 3-18 June 2017, it’... Read More

The Property Market Overview - Spring 2017

The Property Market Overview - Spring 2017

Last year was a challenging one for the property market. It started with a surge in buy-to-let activity as buyers rushed to beat the stamp-duty hike for second homes and investment purchases. Inevitab... Read More

Let's talk leases

Let's talk leases

Buyers and sellers are often unclear about how leases work and what impact they can have on property value. John Williams takes some advice from a local solicitor and looks into some of the most ... Read More

Handmade in Leyton – why British artist Lucie Ellen chose East London to work in

Handmade in Leyton – why British artist Lucie Ellen chose East London to work in

Have you heard the news? There’s a new breed of artist and designer in town using digital, mechanical and handcrafting methods on an artisan scale. Described as ‘making’ we caught up... Read More

Go To Leyton

Go To Leyton

Leyton is another example of the East End’s successful regeneration project. Since hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, Leyton is gaining more attention and with a number of different bars and eateri... Read More

The home interior trend everyone is talking about - Scandinavian inspired interiors

The home interior trend everyone is talking about - Scandinavian inspired interiors

Last year it was all about Hygge - a Danish term used to encourage followers to indulge in cosiness and warmth with the use of luxurious candles, blankets and mounds of rich cakes and coffee. However,... Read More

Home Design Tips from East London's Expert Interior Designer - Michael Northcroft

Home Design Tips from East London's Expert Interior Designer - Michael Northcroft

A British furniture designer and maker with an international reputation for excellence – what began from a love of making furniture as a boy has developed into the largest high quality furniture... Read More

Get a Better Mortgage Deal!

Get a Better Mortgage Deal!

We thought you might like to see the the most up-to-date mortgage deals available through independent Financial Advisors, Flagstone: Mortgage Deals! ... Read More

Could you Save Hundreds of Pounds a Year by Re-Mortgaging?

Could you Save Hundreds of Pounds a Year by Re-Mortgaging?

​ There are thousands of people in the UK paying too much for their mortgage – don’t be one of them! If you don’t have a fixed-term mortgage, or you have a fixed-term which i... Read More

Which Estate Agents do the Public Rate Highest in the UK?

Which Estate Agents do the Public Rate Highest in the UK?

We’ve all heard of Trip Advisor, but have you heard of allAgents.co.uk? It’s the biggest independent review site for Estate and Lettings agents in the UK, and more and more sellers are vis... Read More

Ten Things to do Before you Sell your Home

Ten Things to do Before you Sell your Home

Everyone knows - selling is stressful! Here’s a list of things to do before you put your property on the market to help things go more smoothly: Valuation – If you’re thinking of ... Read More

Top 5 Reasons a Sale Falls Through

Top 5 Reasons a Sale Falls Through

There are many reasons why a buyer might withdraw from a purchase. This is a list of the most common reasons and what can be done to prevent them happening to you:   Unable to secure fin... Read More

Why Don't You Have a Buyer Yet?

Why Don't You Have a Buyer Yet?

Is your agent performing? A successful sale usually means the best possible price in the shortest possible time. There are lots of agents out there that can sell your property, but to ensure the sale ... Read More

Need a Quick Sale? We Can Help!

Need a Quick Sale? We Can Help!

Don’t have time to wait for mortgage lenders, building surveys and longwinded enquiries from solicitors? If you want your property sold in weeks, not months, then Outlook can help. Perhaps yo... Read More

Want an instant valuation of your property?

Want an instant valuation of your property?

When it comes to valuing your property and setting an asking price there are lots of factors to consider. You have the freedom to select your own marketing price so that’s why we offer instant o... Read More

Did you know you have an award winning estate agent on your doorstep?

Did you know you have an award winning estate agent on your doorstep?

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Are you Ready for Moving Day?

Are you Ready for Moving Day?

There’s so much to do before you move home, but our check-list will help you prepare:   Two months before you move Book time off work. Find a new school for your children. ... Read More

The Best Time of Year to Sell your Property

The Best Time of Year to Sell your Property

There are conflicting opinions within the industry about the best time of year to sell a property. If you are thinking about selling you should try to understand the pros and cons of selling at differ... Read More

Confused by the house sale process? There’s no need to be with Outlook’s simple guide

Confused by the house sale process? There’s no need to be with Outlook’s simple guide

You can probably google this and get what you need from various guides that are available, but in brief (and very rough): When to Start Marketing – If you are buyer and selling then you shoul... Read More