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Wed 20 Jun 2018
The latest sculpture by artist Christo, named The London Mastaba, is now floating in the middle of The Serpentine in Hyde Park. It is free to see and will remain in position until 23rd September 2018.
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Tue 19 Jun 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for JUNE that we have selected.
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Market Comment
Thu 14 Jun 2018
An enormously international crowd makes a beeline for Paddington, says Danielle Thirsk, lettings manager at Plaza Estates, with around 90 percent hailing from overseas.
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Mon 11 Jun 2018
Your essential information for buying, selling or letting property in central London?
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Mon 11 Jun 2018
Living near Hyde Park is no doubt something most of us would enjoy, but the pleasure Hyde Park and its trees give us has been confirmed. According to the arboricultural consultancy Treeconomics, the trees in Hyde Park 'an amenity asset value of £173 million'.
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Market Comment
Mon 4 Jun 2018
We are pleased to report, compared to this time last year, there is a 17% increase in properties coming to the market.
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Mon 4 Jun 2018
Homes sold over the last three months in prime London areas have seen prices rise by 3.2% when compared with the same period last year, and this applies to properties priced at £2million or more, according to data from LonRes.
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Market Comment
Mon 4 Jun 2018
Demand generally has picked up since the May bank holidays. Our register of available properties has recently seen a boost so we are well placed to be able to offer a varied selection of lovely properties to tenants.
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Thu 31 May 2018
Which house survey should I have? Discover why a house survey is important and which one is the best for your property.
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Tue 29 May 2018
Buying a property in Bayswater? Or buying a property with a view to letting it out? This article offers insight on Bayswater, W2, and what the area has to offer.
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Fri 25 May 2018
MAY HOT PROPERTIES
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Tue 15 May 2018
What makes mews properties in central London so appealing? This article looks at why mews properties continue to be popular, and why they offer more than a prime location in the capital.
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Tue 8 May 2018
London claims 57% of million-pound houses sales in 2017, as million-pound house sale numbers peaked in UK last year.
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Thu 3 May 2018
Keen to learn more about the Edgware Road? Discover four little-known facts about the history of this road in central London.
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Mon 30 Apr 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for April that we have selected.
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Mon 23 Apr 2018
Paddington is benefiting from Crossrail redevelopment and ongoing regeneration, which should enhance the area's appeal as a major residential destination. When the Elizabeth Line opens, Paddington will boast excellent transport links to other parts of London and beyond.
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Thu 19 Apr 2018
More landlords are choosing to hold their properties within a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to minimise the impact of buy-to-let tax changes, while choosing to invest more in HMO properties.
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Tue 17 Apr 2018
Are you a landlord looking to attract corporate tenants? Here are ways landlords can attract lucrative and responsible corporate tenants.
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Tue 10 Apr 2018
Find out what there is to see and do, and what events are happening in central London this Spring in April and May 2018.
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Mon 9 Apr 2018
The UK's most expensive flat currently up for sale is in Knightsbridge, while according to Zoopla, 22% of flats priced at £1 million or more are in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
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Wed 4 Apr 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for March that we have selected.
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Market Comment
Thu 29 Mar 2018
SPRING 2018 Market Comment
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Mon 12 Mar 2018
"Properties that we have sold this year have been correctly priced and those which have remained on the market where vendors are still holding out for a price based on their expectation."
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Mon 12 Mar 2018
"A number of our clients have taken the opportunity during the quieter winter months to upgrade their properties and we are project managing their refurbishments"
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Thu 8 Mar 2018
Landlords are being reminded that by April 1st 2018 they will need to make sure their rental properties achieve at least an EPC rating of 'E' if they are to let them for new tenancies.
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Mon 5 Mar 2018
What are the pros and cons of basement conversions? This article looks at the positives and negatives of basement conversions and how popular they are among homeowners in central London.
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Wed 28 Feb 2018
Cases of damp are common in the private rented sector. But for the information of tenants and landlords, how do you spot it, and how should it be dealt with?
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Thu 22 Feb 2018
The National Landlords Association (NLA) is urging the government to support more the role which landlords and the wider private rented sector plays in the housing industry.
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Thu 22 Feb 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for February that we have selected.
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Mon 12 Feb 2018
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has thrown its support behind two legal challenges to the government's Right to Rent scheme. If these challenges are successful, the scheme could be reversed.
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Thu 8 Feb 2018
If you're planning to rent or buy a penthouse, here are a few things to consider before you do.
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Mon 5 Feb 2018
This article looks at what landlords can do to meet the growing expectations of their tenants.
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Thu 1 Feb 2018
This article looks at rising asking rents in London, which rose in the last three months of 2017, a 1.2% increase on the same time the previous year. This is due to rental demand and fewer properties to let.
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Tue 23 Jan 2018
Market Comments - Winter 2018 by Plaza Estates
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Market Comment
Mon 22 Jan 2018
The demand for rental property increased significantly with large flats and houses letting as well as the smaller one and two bedroom flats
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Mon 22 Jan 2018
The encouraging increase in business during the last quarter of 2017 and the already favourable activity in 2018 means the forecast for this year is much brighter.
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Wed 17 Jan 2018
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties for the start of 2018 that we have selected.
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Mon 8 Jan 2018
London's safe haven status continues, as data from the London Central Portfolio reveals investor activity from overseas buyers in the prime market was strong in the year 2016-17.
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Thu 21 Dec 2017
Central London Property experts Plaza Estates located in Knightsbridge and Marble Arch and established in 1972.
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Thu 21 Dec 2017
Everyone at Plaza Estates would like to wish you Happy Holidays
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Wed 20 Dec 2017
Estate agent Plaza Estates offers seven tips on how to renovate a period property in central London.
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Mon 18 Dec 2017
Rental growth has returned to the prime central London market, as demand for smaller rental properties continues.
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Fri 15 Dec 2017
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties that we have selected.
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Thu 14 Dec 2017
Why sell or let a property through Plaza Estates? This article explains what the benefits are of selling or letting your property through this central London estate agent.
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
Knightsbridge tube station is currently undergoing renovation work and will be step-free by 2020.
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Mon 4 Dec 2017
Estate agent Plaza Estates explains the different property taxes you pay when buying a property to live in or let.
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Mon 27 Nov 2017
The Autumn Budget mainly focused on housebuilding and stamp duty breaks for first-time buyers, but there was some good news for landlords.
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Thu 23 Nov 2017
This article explains why it pays to sometimes spend a little more for a good property solicitor when selling.
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Plaza Estates Magazine Ads
Mon 20 Nov 2017
We invite you to view some of the special and well-priced properties that we have selected.
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Social Media Posts
Thu 16 Nov 2017
Successfully recommend a new Tenant or Landlord to Plaza Estates and receive £100 or an equivalent Selfridges voucher*
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Contributors
Danielle Thirsk Blogger
Lettings Manager (Marble Arch)
Lettings Manager (Marble Arch)
After graduating from Loughborough University I felt the bright lights of London calling me. Looking for work where I would be dealing with people and no two days were going to be the same, estate agency seemed the perfect fit. After beginning as a sales negotiator in the Battersea and Clapham area of South West London, I quickly realised that I had found the job that was going to become my career. Three successful years later, the challenge of Prime Central London called. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to answer it with Plaza Estates, a well-established, family-run business that instantly made me feel welcome. I am honoured to have been internally recruited to the post of Lettings Manager. My focus is always on relationships, be that nurturing those that are already well-established, or investing whatever it takes to build strong, enduring new ones. Complete client satisfaction is my goal and I welcome the opportunity to provide any assistance you may require.
Anthony Irving Blogger
Sales Manager (Marble Arch)
I joined Plaza Estates in August 2007 having started in Estate Agency from the age of seventeen, working in the West London area. I had always wanted to work in Prime Central London and when the opportunity arose at Plaza Estates I jumped at the chance. Starting as a sales negotiator I quickly adapted to working in such a wonderful and diverse area, meeting clients and buyers from all over the world. In 2013 I became the sales manager. Going the extra mile to provide the best possible service is something I strongly believe in and I am always happy to be of assistance in any way I can.
Fiona Guthrie Blogger
Lettings Director

When I arrived for my interview at Plaza back in 1985, I was immediately struck by the hub of activity - it felt like a City trading floor. Not like the other rather sleepy agents I had also been to see. Plaza was serious about its Lettings Department and did not consider lettings to be 'second fiddle' to sales. I liked that. I trained under a fabulous manager and we opened the Knightsbridge office in October 1985. I became manager 2 years later. The business has grown considerably since then. I have built up the department drawing on experience gained from my previous marketing and advertising background and using my principles of professionalism, service, honesty and hard work. Many clients have been with us for over 20 years and we continue to enjoy trust and respect for each other. Lettings has always been a legal minefield and I work hard to ensure that I am knowledgeable of the changes in the law and able to give sound advice. I was rather chuffed to achieve the top marks in the country for the industry legal exam. The internet has changed our business enormously. The technology we have now is incredible - it's another world compared to the old days. I still believe in my old fashioned principles

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Maurice Shasha
Director

The Property Industry has always and continues to interest me, and after joining Plaza Estates in 2008 I have experienced a market which has taught me alot. In my role advising clients on their purchases (together with our sales teams), managing the refurbishments for them (together with our management and design team), preparing the property for rentals (together with our rentals teams) or sales and being responsible for the Companies digital marketing I have seen the market from various aspects. The market is always changing and it is essential we constantly adapt, which since Plaza Estates was established in 1972 is something the company has always done. We pride ourselves in the personal relationship and service we have and give all our clients and being part of a company which is "big enough to cope and small enough to care" is something I really enjoy.

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Eitan Fox Plaza Estates Director
Sales Director - [email protected]

Sales Director (Knightsbridge)

I started at Plaza Estates in 1986. Eleven years were spent successfully running the Marble Arch office. Subsequently, I was asked to take on the exciting challenge of running the Sales Department in our Knightsbridge office. I have built an experienced team with the ethos that local knowledge, hard work and professional service will always provide success to our clients. With ever changing technology of which Plaza Estates are at the cutting edge of, I have often been asked, with over 30 years in the business, how I retain my enthusiasm? I am delighted to say many of our multi million pound clients are genuinely my friends and I have a great passion for people. My staff and I never forget that this challenging industry ultimately is a 'Peoples Business'. Therefore I would welcome the opportunity to help you with your property needs and hope you will allow our fully equipped and motivated team to provide you with their professional assistance.

Offices at

Marble Arch
29 Edgware Road
London
W2 2JE
f: 020-7258-3090
Knightsbridge
34 Beauchamp Place
London
SW3 1NU
f: 020-7581-7005