6 Reasons To Live in Shoreditch

Shoreditch is well-known for many things- brilliant coffee shops, quirky pop-ups, street art & award-winning bars & eateries. It is no secret that Shoreditch has become a somewhat legendary hub of creatives. Needless to say, Shoreditch is a far cry from where it was some...


Landlords: What Attracts & Keeps Long Term Tenants?

Whether you are a well seasoned landlord or a total newbie, it can be hard to know your best route to securing good, long term tenants. Any landlord with a large portfolio, or a single property landlord, will know there is always an element of tenants coming and going over the...


Supplier Spotlight- Insights Into LeadPro's Journey

We spoke to Sam, founder of PropertyTechnology to get some insight into how LeadPro developed over time. For those who don’t know, LeadPro is a pre-qualifying tool that allows applicants to fill in their own search criteria. Thus, agents are able to utilise this information...


4 Tips To Increase The Chances Of Selling Your London Home

When you decide to sell your home, there are a number of factors that should be considered in order to do this in the most efficient way possible. Failing to consider the following tips could be a key factor as to why your property has not generated any genuine interest. So, let&...


Tenants: Acing A Summer Property Search

In London, the months of late July- end of September are the busiest of the year for rentals. With students coming and going particularly in these months, the market seems to have naturally ebbed and flowed this way. This is a great time of year for tenants as you will have a...


Meet the team: Getting to know Terence, Head of Property Management.

Terence is our Head of Property Management and first port of call for any maintenance related questions. With a career spanning almost 20 years, he is our office ‘wise owl’. Day to day you will find Terence ensuring the smooth running of property upkeep, inspections...


Landlords: 5 Reasons a Full Management Service Is For You

As a landlord you’ll be aware that there are lots of things to consider when renting out a property, especially with so much legislation affecting lettings. As a landlord it is your responsibility to ensure your tenants are well cared for and safe. When you are a self...


Our Top 4 Tips For First Time Renters in London

When you look for a property to rent it is not always easy, especially when you’re not familiar with the process. Whilst some of the steps in order to rent a property can seem overwhelming at first, it is a lot easier when you know how. Don't worry- almost everyone was once...


Bow: Historically Rich

Strolling through Bow now, you’ll see a mixture of buildings & cultures, both old and new, but this is a far cry from where it was some years ago. Bow has an interesting past full of poverty, protest and radical politics. This is one of the main reasons that made it a...


Our Favourite Places In East London- As Chosen By The Team.

East London is one of the most exciting parts of the capital, widely known for areas such as Shoreditch, Spitalfields & Brick Lane. What is it about these areas that are so desirable? Well, Shoreditch hosts a hub of creatives by day and some of London's most fashionable...


From Manchester to London: Meet office 'newbie' Tristan!

Continuing the getting to know the team trend, we have interviewed  our newest addition, Tristan. Tristan has been with base since mid September and mainly deals with utilities, inspections, creating video content & showing us all how to really use a spreadsheet (yikes...


Renting Near The Best Primary Schools in Shoreditch

If you are a family thinking of setting up home in Shoreditch, you will want to find out everything you can about the best local schools. Below is more information about four of the best schools in Shoreditch, performance details and where to search for a nearby property. 1...


An Important Update For Landlords: New Guidelines On COVID-19.

The government's announcement to ease lockdown restrictions has caught many agents off-guard. Reading some of the coverage of this matter over the last 24-48 hours you'd be forgiven for believing that it's 'back to business as usual' for the property sector- but that is far from...


An Important Update For Tenants: New Guidelines On COVID-19.

The government's announcement to ease lockdown restrictions has caught many agents off-guard. Reading some of the coverage of this matter over the last 24-48 hours you'd be forgiven for believing that it's 'back to business as usual' for the property sector- but that is far from...


Landlords: What Attracts Long Term Tenants?

Whether you are a well seasoned landlord or a total newbie, it can be hard to know your best route to securing good, long term tenants. Any landlord with a large portfolio, or a single property landlord, will know there is always an element of tenants coming and going over the...


Supplier Spotlight - Checking in with Harry, founder of LDN Inventories.

The suppliers you choose can be the difference between being a good letting agent or an exceptional letting agent. If you want to provide a high quality, seamless service, you need suppliers who mirror your values. After all, these will be the people indirectly representing your...


Meet The Team: The One And Only, Admin Hero... Steve Akl!

After the popularity of our blog about our co-founder, An, we have decided to continue this trend for the rest of the team. It can be nice to get to know the person behind an email domain, right?  After much convincing (and chasing *cough* only a year *cough*), we have...


Spitalfields: The Weird & The Wonderful

Spitalfields was very rural until the Great Fire of London. By 1666, traders had started to operate beyond the city gates. In more recent history, we know it as a place for social disturbance and culture. Naturally, the area became home for different cultures & immigrants...


Our Top 4 Affordable Places To Rent In East London.

It is no secret that living in London is costly. When you need to find a more affordable place to live, it can be hard to determine which areas are the most affordable. Being an East London agent, we thought it would be helpful to write a brief guide on the best affordable places...


New Landlords: 3 Ways To Make Your Rental Property More Attractive.

For new landlords, the first venture into renting out your property can be quite daunting. Many factors come into play when assessing the correct rental guideline which in essence will be the key to securing tenants. Whilst the situation & size of your property will play a...


base property specialists: The path to a multi-award winning agency.

Base started in 2004 when An & Kristjan set out, determined to deliver an entirely new experience for Landlords and tenants. Having worked together in an agency where the business’ interests always came before its landlords and tenants were treated like an inconvenience...


5 Things You Can Do To Keep Yourself Sane During Isolation.

If, like many of us, you are already struggling to occupy your time during isolation, you will need some fresh ideas to keep yourself (and others) entertained. Below we have listed 5 of the coolest things you (or your family) can do from the comfort of your own home.   ...


Important Update: A Revised Update To Our Tenants.

In light of last night’s announcement by the PM and very clear instructions issued to our industry today, please be advised that for the next 3 weeks (at least) we are operating on an ‘essential only’ basis.   For total clarity, this means as follows: &...


Important Update: A Message To Our Landlords.

In light of last night’s announcement, base will be operating an ‘essential- only service’ operation for the next 3 weeks- and beyond if mandated.   To be clear, what this means is as follows:   We will continue to process rental payments and...


Important update: A message from Kristjan on procedures.

  Here’s our latest update to all of our lovely tenants as we do our best to navigate these times and keep you informed as best we can!   As the crisis deepens and a lockdown of some description becomes increasingly likely we continue to monitor the...


Shoreditch: 5 of our favourite independent businesses.

In this uncertain economic time, it is without a doubt always the small and independent businesses that seem to suffer the most. Base is a small, independently run lettings agency in Shoreditch, so we can really appreciate the grit, hard work and determination it takes to make a...


A message from Sprint Innovations: Keep Calm & Carry On!

Across London we are witnessing changes of attitude ahead of the COVID19 outbreak. Whilst some have gone out in force to panic buy, stock up on toilet roll or pasta, some have had to resume their usual duties as key workers, and most of us are fortunate enough to work from home...


Coronavirus: Working around the pandemic.

In just a few short weeks of Coronavirus officially impacting the UK, we are already seeing many businesses forcibly adapting & making changes to their everyday operations. Sadly, for some businesses these contingency plans include reduced opening hours, letting staff members...


East London Letting Agents: A basic guide for landlords.

Choosing the correct letting agent for your needs can often be a stressful & lengthy process. With a market over saturated in options, how on earth do you make sense of who actually does what they say ? Well, if one thing is for sure- there is always room for the best. But...


Shoreditch: A Buy-to-let Guide

Since the early ‘00s Shoreditch has become one of the coolest places to live in London. The east London district has been transformed over the past two decades, offering lots of new property developments, business zones and nightlife right on your doorstep. Our Shoreditch...


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