In these menacing days of identity theft, scams, phishing and other data-related crime, it makes sense to ensure that your home office is a safe place and that you aren’t inadvertently dangling temptation before the eyes of the baddies. Our personal details are increasingly finding their way into the hands of fraudsters, so it’s time that everyone availed themselves of some privacy tips. If you have a study/office in your London home, then giving it a thorough safety overhaul can spare you from grief and anguish farther down the line.
Are you about to let a London property for the first time? Maybe you did it once before, had a long break, and are coming back to the process again. In fact, even if you have lots of experience, it never hurts to remind yourself of some of the most important aspects of maintaining a rental property and making it work on your behalf. It’s sometimes an arduous and unsettling experience, but by keeping an eye on certain factors, you can at least ensure it maximises its profitability.
So much of the available online advice is geared to downsizing in London that something gets overlooked – the fact that in order to downsize one must have, at some point or another, upsized. And because upsizing appears to lack the complications of its opposite (e.g. having to get rid of excess belongings etc.), it’s assumed that those who are poised on the cusp of it are not in need of guidance. But our experience suggests that nothing could be farther from the truth and that when we’re at the upsizing part of the arc of life, we’re most definitely in need of a steady hand, good counsel and some wise tips to help us pull it off successfully. On the surface, what could be nicer than ascending the London property ladder, acquiring a garden, a spare bedroom, larger rooms and more storage? Well, it’s not all plain sailing and it needs thoughtful consideration. Fortunately, there are just a few key things to bear in mind whether you’re about to upsize or merely considering it.