The Winkworth Blog

  • What will happen to the property market if Britain left the EU?

    Crystal-ball gazing is an uncertain art, but what will happen if Britain decides to make a speedy EU exit?   With the recent problems with Greece and the EU, thoughts are inevitably turning to Britain’s own position. If it did vote to leave the EU in the forthcoming in-out referendum, what might be the consequences for the British housing market? There are so many ifs... Continue Reading
  • Are you getting the most from your rental investment?

    Are you getting the most from your rental investment? Are you achieving the best return on your rental? When was the last time you had a rental review? More importantly, when did you invest some of your return back into your property? Now isn't the time to be complacent about your rental. It's competitive out there. There are loads of properties of a high standard... Continue Reading
  • Top 10 dream homes to rent

    In the ripe and heady days of summer, find your heart’s desire with a home to rent in some of Britain’s best hot spots Renting a property gives you the chance to live in a dream home without a huge commitment. It also presents an opportunity to get to know the local area, the shops and importantly the neighbours. Here are ten flats and houses... Continue Reading
  • It's hip to be square

    Each one is different and each one is rich in history. They have been graced by the rich and famous for decades and are located in some of our most desirable postcodes. Who could resist the allure of a garden square property' London's garden squares are among the unsung glories of the capital, rich in architectural and social history. They are beautiful and are surrounded... Continue Reading
  • Best cities to live in outside London

    It’s not all about London. Big or small, our great cities all have their own history, unique attractions, identities and stories to tell. Here we pick 10 cities to live in outside the Big Smoke. Continue Reading
  • Top 10 tiny homes for sale

    Our pick of the smallest homes around the UK from a Dutch Barge and thatched cottages, to properties with potential. The best things come in small packages. Compact, bijou, cosy, easily managed homes. Here we have 10 of our littlest properties on the market, but they are perfectly formed. Continue Reading
  • Live in an old brewery, an officers' mess or a tower house: 10 of the most unusual properties for sale in the UK and abroad

    Everybody loves a back story, so if your house was once a school, or a coach house, or even a water mill, you'll be streets ahead in dinner party one-up-manship. Here is a selection of homes for sale that used to be something else in a previous life. Meet the converters. Click here to start the search for a conversion or click here to find... Continue Reading
  • Take a tour of Sardinia's pyramid house

    A futuristic home fit for a pharaoh or a Bond fan, is for sale on the island of Sardinia. It even comes with a chic retreat - perfect for Miss Moneypenny.   It looks like a set in a James Bond movie and, in this instance, appearances are not totally deceptive. The scenes in Spectre, the latest Bond movie, to be released this autumn, were... Continue Reading
  • Your lettings check list - from check in to check out.

    Anyone tempted to dip their toes into the buy-to-let sector, has probably been even more inclined to do so this summer than for years. Even after the cut in mortgage interest relief on buy-to-let homes announced in the Budget, the financial equation looks enticing. House prices continue to rise. Interest rates remain at an all-time low. Inflation has fallen from 0.1 per cent to 0... Continue Reading
  • QUIZ: How well do you know the royal palaces?

    The general election may be hogging the news, but for Royalists, only one event matters this spring – the impending birth of William’s and Kate’s second child. How well do you know the royal palaces' Take our quiz to find out. // Continue Reading
  • Buying mistakes to avoid

    On the face of it, searching for your ideal home has never been easier. You can do most of the preliminary spadework online. But if you are not careful, you can find yourself going around in circles and screaming at the computer screen. Here are ten mistakes to avoid if you want the process to be as stress-free as possible.   1. Don't waste your... Continue Reading
  • Top 10 trophy homes

    For some it's a French chateau, for others it an Italianate villa and for those who prefer the good life, a quintessential country cottage ticks all the boxes.   Here are 10 homes for sale that won't fail to impress. If money was no object, a trophy mansion is the answer. They are some of our best properties on the market from Paris to the... Continue Reading