Damp: What causes it & how to treat it.

Do you have damp issues in your property? Here’s some handy tips on how you can get rid of these problems… Damp is a common problem with properties across the UK and must be dealt with both quickly and effectively to ensure that the property is not affected further...


Mile End: Surprisingly convenient.

The East End is not only a hub of history, culture & diversity; it is also home to various restaurants & quirky bars. Every corner reveals an independent shop, café or studio. Below are just a handful of reasons why we love Mile End, and why you should too&hellip...


New Studio on the Block: Claybrook

  As the infamous saying goes ‘Earth without art is just eh’. Claybrook, the latest studio on Curtain Road, sure puts the ‘art’ into ‘earth’ perfectly in their stunning range of tiles. Shoreditch really is the ideal base for a studio as...


The state of broadband and mobile broadband coverage in London

  Of all the places in Britain you would expect to have genuinely superfast broadband, London is it. But you would be surprised at just how many boroughs still struggle to achieve decent speeds.   If you live near King’s Cross, you can enjoy gigabit speeds...


Tips To Reduce Condensation From The Experts At Peter Cox

  Take Steps to Prevent Condensation Problems   We are all desperate to avoid damp problems in our properties. Alongside being potentially costly and time consuming to treat, it is well recognised that any evidence of damp is a major factor that deters potential home...


How to choose the right Shoreditch estate agent

When selling your Shoreditch home, getting the right estate agent will ensure the property sells quickly and for the right price. The process of selling will also be as smooth and hassle-free as possible. How do you choose the right Shoreditch estate agent, though? Here are our...


7 Reasons to Live in Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green is something of a unicorn. It represents something many Londoners don’t even believe exists; an affordable area in East London with strong transport links to the city, and a plethora of restaurants, bars and recreation spaces. The area, situated in the heart...


What is LEN and why does it matter to Shoreditch?

  Great Eastern Street has a new resident. You may have noticed a leafy green structure, rising vertically from a flowerbed with the bright blue lettering etching out the characters ‘LEN’. This is the latest government initiative focussed on reducing carbon...


The best places to watch the World Cup in East London

It’s that time again, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is underway, with all its euphoria and heartbreak. Fortunately, for residents of East London, you don’t have to miss a single match. The east of the capital is awash with places showing all the action. Here are the top...


The most common maintenance issue: Mould.

  Being a tenant means there is a small proportion of maintenance that is your responsibility. This brief guide will give useful tips for the most common maintenance issue of all – mould. Mould is caused by condensation (moist air). This can occur in any property and...


What are the Latest Property Trends in Shoreditch?

Naysayers have been prophesying the end of the Shoreditch property boom since 2016. They frequently point to Mayfair as an example of where Shoreditch is headed, with its stagnant property prices and exorbitant prices appealing to only the ultra-rich. However, Shoreditch...


10 Shoreditch Fixtures the Locals Love

  Shoreditch has emerged as one of the only places in London to rival Soho for its vibrant and dazzling atmosphere. The bar and restaurant scenes are thriving, as locals and visitors alike are spoilt for choice with the array of culinary, retail and thirst-quenching...


Referencing: How much of my history should I share?

Referencing checks can be a daunting aspet of the property letting process when you’re unsure whether your credit history will suffice or your previous landlord will cooperate. It can also be hard to decide what to be upfront about and what to keep to yourself. Though these...


A guide to being a landlord in Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green is an area that offers authentic east-end London character, accentuated by modern developments. The mix of affordable property prices compared to similar London locations and the appeal of the area make Bethnal Green an excellent choice for landlords and investors...


A brief history of house price growth in Shoreditch

You don’t have to look very far to find stories about house price growth in London. In fact, you don’t have to look very far to find information on house price growth in Hackney either. Both are favoured topics of conversation and debate in the mainstream media and at...


How Will Crossrail Change the East London Property Market?

Residents of East London have been watching Crossrail plans take shape since 2009. Now, as the project crawls towards fruition, the question on everyone’s lips is, how will it affect the East London property market? “The Crossrail effect” has been banded around...


5 reasons why Shoreditch is an awesome place to rent.

Fun Quirks At every corner you’re guaranteed to find a unique quirk of Shoreditch. That’s right: Cat Cafés, hidden Michelin starred gems, pop-ups & posters of surrounding events. You can do almost anything you think might be a fun idea. Take it up a...


Working towards achieving asking price in 6 simple steps

You always want to achieve the best price you can for a property, but in the current challenging market conditions in London it is imperative you do everything you can to ensure the property is presented in the best possible way. Here are some tips from base, one of Shoreditch's...


What have you done today to make you feel proud?

As a boutique independent letting agent in the heart of Shoreditch, nothing gives us satisfaction like praiseworthy client feedback. This week we are proud to have helped a tenant with a smooth transition into his new home. Unbeknown to Base, this particular client has his own...


What makes a great tenant?

Choosing the right tenant for your Shoreditch or East London property is not an easy task. Your property might be the largest and most important financial asset you’ll ever have, so you should entrust it to a tenant who will look after it as if it were their own. A quality...


Our 2018 Property Predictions for Shoreditch

In 2016, analysts predicted that the Shoreditch property “gold rush” was over. They thought the region would suffer the same fate as Mayfair, with stalling property prices and ultra-high asking prices pushing prospective buyers away.   The following year showed...


5 Reasons to Invest in Old Street Property

Old Street, one of the many spots in London that combine an incredibly rich past with the exciting possibilities of the future, is home to Silicon Roundabout and the city’s most vibrant tech start up scene.   It’s long been the place to invest in the new wave...


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