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Home Tech

Gadgets

The latest gadgets to turn your current house into a future home. From stunning televisions to cocktail makers...

Finance

Property Market

The Bitter Pill - Nobody could argue how resilient the Property Market has remained despite challenges it has faced over the period of the Global Pandemic.

Who's the fairest of them all?

Lifestyle

Tate Modern presents a rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. With the exhibition extended to June 2023, these inspired immersive household mirrors are an interior designer's secret weapon.

Q1/22 Buyers Guide

For Buyers

We’re all about the tortoises, not the hares. When the lockdown started to ease, there’s a good chance that if it wasn’t you rushing to pick up your perfect home with increased acreage inside and outside, and a healthy saving on stamp duty, then you knew someone who was.

Power of the Curve

Interior

Horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines are most commonly used in construction and interior design. Interestingly, by default, we tend to gravitate towards straight lines and shy away from more curvy elements.

Maximising your Taxes

For Landlords

A reality check: The Landlord Dream of a property that requires minimal upkeep and slowly appreciates in value while you pay off the mortgage and earn a little sweetener every month takes work. And while we can’t help you with your tenants, we can offer a whistle-stop guide to managing your money (and specifically your taxes) as a landlord.

Network of Architecture Soprabolzano, Italy

Architecture

NOA* Network of Architecture has completed the AEON wellness hotel. The new 3,157 square metre resort is set on a large meadow in Soprabolzano, surrounded by trees and rolling mountain views.

Finding Balance

Property Market

It’s been a rollercoaster, and it’s not quite done yet. The pandemic (and subsequent stamp duty holiday) combined over the last two years to create a totally unique property market both in London and the rest of the UK.

Brik Magazine Q1/22

Books

The distorting lens of the pandemic has led to a more interesting property market. How will it stack up this year?

0% Lettings Offer (Expires April 2022)

For Landlords

Take advantage of our limited lettings offer. Instruct us to let your property before the end of March 2022 and we'll waive the first 6 months of fees. Simple T&C's apply.

The calm after the storm

Property Market

Following the recent general election, the only certainty at this moment is that everything is uncertain, with plenty of new housing policies potentially set to be introduced, leaving buyers and sellers across the country with lots of important questions to ask about the state of the UK property market, amid a cloud of Brexit uncertainty.

Casa Pillagua Barranco

Architecture

Pillagua Barranco is a project of three detached houses located in the warm valley of Cumbaya, near Quito. The long terrain where the houses are located is characterized by a steep slope. The greatest potential of the land is precisely the view it has towards the small and intimate valley of Pillagua, as well as towards its green surroundings.

Biophilic Design

Interior

Biophilic Design - Never hear of it? Well you aren’t the only one. Without many of us realising it a slow revolution has been taking place at home and at work. Centring on the ideal that our spaces inside should reflect the great outdoors to improve people’s lives.

ON THE RISE

For Landlords

New year, new challenges, new opportunities. In London’s rental market, those challenges and opportunities revolve around a combination of Government legislation, which may have led to a lack of supply in the market, and ultimately, the price increases that comes with it. Some of the legislation which we think could be contributing to an unsettled market include the following:

Best Buy

For Buyers

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled, was convincing buyers to go for a property based on the finish of a newly installed kitchen. Okay: we may have paraphrased that a bit, but the sentiment’s true.

The Selling Equation

For Owners

Introducing the The Parento Principal, also known as the 80/20 rule, or the law of the vital few. The law states that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. It’s used in sports (20% of the exercises and habits have 80% of the impact and the trainee), health and safety (20% of the hazards account for 80% of the injuries), and business (0% of sales come from 20% of clients). And now we’re applying it to selling your property. Let us explain.

Which Way Is Up?

Books

Back in 2012-14 the London property market went interstellar with massive price rises. However with the uncertainty of Brexit that has loomed omnipresent, many people are wondering which way is up?

Uncertainty, a never ending issue for Brexit Britain

Property Market

It has now been more than three years since the UK voted to leave the EU, and Brexit continues to dominate the headlines. Indeed, the process is actually getting longer. Initially the deadline for Brexit was March 29. That date was then changed to April 12, then to October 31. If Britain fails to agree a Brexit deal by October 31, then ‘no-deal’ is the default option. Britain will automatically leave on that date unless the government changes the date again, subject to consent from EU leaders, or revokes the Article 50 process.

Duplex De Waterkant

Architecture

This duplex apartment is part of the Mirage Development in De Waterkant, a trendy suburb located in the heart of Cape Town. ARRCC was given the brief to create a sanctuary for slickers and to create a space that captures ‘urban chic,’ combining contemporary living with high design.

Handles, knobs and locks

Interior

Door knobs no longer have to be boring!

Get Shorty

For Landlords

Remember that long hot summer of 2012, when the whole country came together to celebrate the Olympic Games in London, and a few canny homeowners in the capital made an absolute killing renting out their property to ticketholders from all over the world? Simpler times.

What's the real price; no really?

For Buyers

It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned purchasing professional, there’s no getting around it; buying a property is expensive. And if and when you do find a property you like, it’s important to remember the number at the bottom of the listing should be treated as a starting point.

Home Tech Q4 '19

Gadgets

Technology has made a lot of things redundant: high street travel agents, DVD players, doing a ‘big shop’ at the weekends... And with the advent of smart locks on our homes, we can now consign great big bunches of keys to the technological history books, too. Here are five of the best keyless entry systems.

Up, Up and Away

For Owners

How to sell your home for the highest value.