base in the National Press

Here at base, we like to hit the headlines, whether it’s for winning awards, or being called upon to share our expert knowledge of the property industry. Below you can read articles about us or quoting us. If you are a journalist who would like to speak to a member of the base team, please get in touch!

This is Money - Call for radical reform to business rates

Base property specialists’ co-director An Deckers was invited to give her opinion on business rates for a recent article featured on ThisisMoney.co.uk . The article looked at possible reforms to business rates, which many hope will help to relieve the strain on independent...


The Times - 10 Things You Need to Know about Buy-To-Let

base property specialists ' co-director  Kristjan Byfield  was invited by The Times to give his thoughts about buy-to-let investment in a recent article about the ten things you need to know about buy-to-let. Kristjan believes that while buy-to-let properties are...


Daily Mail - Investors opt for buy-to-let

The Daily Mail has asked us to comment on the increase of investors choosing buy-to-let as a pension plan. Director of base property specialists Kristjan Byfield believes that it makes sense for investors to opt for buying-to-let as their pension as it offers a much better...


Mortgage Solutions - Buy-to-let lending grows to 13.4%

We have been asked by Mortgage Solutions.co.uk for our opinion on the latest property news, with Kristjan giving his views on the rapid growth of lending in the buy-to-let sector over the last year. Most recent figures show that around 13% of mortgage lending is represented by...


My Finances - Repossession figures stable in Q1

My Finances have asked us to comment on their article concerning the latest figures for buy-to-let property repossessions. Kristjan Byfield, director of Base Property Specialists believes that although there are positive signs of stable repossession levels this first quarter...


The Guardian - Best practice exchange: Efficiency

We're pleased to have contributed once more to The Guardian's Small Business Network Best Practice Exchange , having written about our use of cloud-based software for their Efficiency Hub : We've started using a cloud-based software, specifically designed for our industry...


The Telegraph - Buy-to-Let investments on the rise

We were quoted by The Telegraph  in their Mortgages section, regarding the rise in Buy-to-Let investments: Kristjan Byfield, director of sales and letting agents Base Property Specialists, a London-based agency, said: "In much of the country, buy-to-let has become the...


The Telegraph - How to become a buy-to-let landlord

The Telegraph  has an article on  How to become a buy-to-let landlord and boost your pension with property  on the Your Money blog , which quotes us: One solution is to consider cheaper properties, such as flats above shops or ex-council accommodation...


The Guardian Best Practice Exchange: Cashflow

We're pleased to have been featured once again in The Guardian's  Best Practice Exchange on the Small Business Network , where Kristjan Byfield talks about the issue of cashflow: Working in lettings and management requires particular attention to cashflow. It's easy to...


Daily Mail / This is Money - House prices up £1,100

Kristjan was quoted in The Daily Mail and on the  This is Money website: Kristjan Byfield, director of estate agents, Base Property Specialists , said: ‘The property market is hardly fluid, but it's hanging in there. The collapse many predicted has failed to...


The Daily Express - Demand for £1 million homes soars

The Daily Express  turned to us for insights on the property market as they reported on the growing demand for £1million plus homes: Kristjan Byfield, director of estate agents, Base Property Specialists said: "The property market is hardly fluid, but it's hanging in...


Mortgage Solutions - House prices rise

Mortgage Solutions quoted us on the rising house prices over the last year: Kristjan Byfield, director of Base Property Specialists , added: "The property market is hardly fluid, but it's hanging in there. The collapse many predicted has failed to materialise. "What we are...


The Guardian - Winning new business

We're pleased to have been featured in The Guardian's Best Practice Exchange in the newspaper's small business network section. In it, Kristjan explains how we have promoted ourselves through independent review sites: "The significant aspect of review sites is that, in large...


Loving Dalston - Hackney property prices still surge upwards

LovingDalston.co.uk once again asked us to comment on the latest property news, with Kristjan giving his views of the rising Hackney property prices : Asked about the Hackney property market, Kristjan Byfield, a founder of Shoreditch letting agent Base Property Specialists...


www.lovingdalston.co.uk - Shakespeare Tower

  We were quoted on www.lovingdalston.co.uk sharing our views of the new plans to build a high-rise tower at Shoreditch Shakespeare site:   IS THIS a skyscraper I see before me, Shakespeare might have wondered, as a skyscraper is due to rise up where his plays were...


Wharf Property - ESTAS success

Base Property Specialists were quoted in Wharf Property regarding our ESTAS success : THE co- founder of base said his team were “overwhelmed” to be named the best letting agent in North London recently. Company director Kristjan Byfield said “Our Ambition...


www.cityam.com - House Prices

We were quoted in www.cityam.com concerning London’s changing property prices: Whether the property bulls are proved right or wrong, there’s one thing everyone can agree on – when it comes to property prices, location matters. Kristjan Byfield of Base...


The Guardian - Halifax figures

We were quoted in The Guardian  regarding the March spike in house prices according to Halifax’s latest figures: Kristjan Byfield of London estate agents Base Property Specialists , said: "The mad spike in March was a combination of extremely low sales volumes still...


ThisIsMoney.co.uk - House Prices Up

We were quoted on ThisIsMoney.co.uk  concerning the latest property figures from Halifax: Kristjan Byfield, director of sales and letting agents Base Property Specialists , said: 'The mad spike in March was a combination of extremely low sales volumes still skewing the...


Wharf Property - "You'll never see me in a shiny suit"

We were quoted in Wharf Property  discussing our different approach from our industry rivals. It’s mid- afternoon and Kristjan Byfield has just returned from showing a Dutch couple round a flat in Hackney. He’s not a typical estate agent. “You’ll...


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