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Success at the Firs Farm Wetlands Festival

Wednesday, 17th August 2016

Categories: Miscellaneous
Congratulations to Mrs Coleman who guessed closest to the 'Number of keys in a jar' at the Firs Farm Wetlands Festival last month. She collected her Champagne yesterday and posed for a lovely photo with our very own Chloe Cordwell, Property Manager. We wish her a very happy anniversary and hope she enjoys her family holiday.

Charlotte Delph

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A Royal Property Overview

Thursday, 21st April 2016

Categories: Miscellaneous Property Prices Sales
The Queen (and the country) celebrates her 90th birthday today, 21st April. During the period since her birth in 1926 the UK has undergone incredible changes, not least in terms of property. From the rollercoaster ups and downs of interest rates, to the meteoric rise of purchase prices, the last 90 years have changed the way we buy, sell, view and finance our properties.

Tony Ryan

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Peter Barry appoint Charlotte Delph to lead lettings expansion

Friday, 6th November 2015

Categories: Lettings Miscellaneous Property Management
Leading sales and lettings agents Peter Barry are delighted to announce the appointment of Charlotte Delph MARLA as Manager of their lettings department in Winchmore Hill. Charlotte who is a qualified member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA), leads the lettings and management team after working for several years in a North West London agency. Charlotte joins Peter Barry at an exciting time as the business is growing both its sales and lettings operations alongside its rapidly expanding surveying and professional services operations.

Justin Burns

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The Hidden Costs of Renovation

Wednesday, 21st May 2014

Categories: Miscellaneous Sales
Move or improve? It’s the eternal question facing homeowners who are looking for more space but don’t necessarily want to entertain the thought of moving. If you already live in your dream location, your kids are settled in the local school, and the thought of another round of stamp duty, conveyancing fees and packing boxes fills you with dread, extending might seem like the obvious solution.

Kris White

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To Green Deal or Not To Green Deal

Tuesday, 11th March 2014

Categories: Miscellaneous
Whilst many of your LENT sacrifices will consist of kicking the smoking habit, or drinking less – how about considering a resolution within your property that could potentially help save the planet? Over the next few months I will guide you through the latest government initiatives, as well as Peter Barry’s own useful tips on keeping your home eco-friendly.

Katy Huke

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London Marathon - Kris White

Wednesday, 8th May 2013

Categories: Miscellaneous
Every year on a crisp and often sunny Sunday morning in April, you turn on the TV to find that over 36,000 people are running the London Marathon for various charities. Sitting on the comfy sofa, you say "I could do that!" These had been my exact thoughts too for many years thinking that it was something that I would love to do for a good cause. My mother passed away from cancer when I was just 15 and had been very well looked after by the North London Hospice within the last few months of her life. With this in mind, I was keen to contact the hospice to offer to run for them and raise money for a self funded local charity close to my heart. As a family, we had raised money for the hospice in previous years but this was the first time that I could give back personally.

Peter Barry

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How to Protect your Property from Squatters

Tuesday, 12th June 2012

Categories: Miscellaneous
Whilst unauthorised occupation of a property is a criminal act, it can be surprisingly difficult to remove genuine squatters once they have established themselves in a house or flat. Certain criteria have to be met and proof must be sought that the squatters have no legal claim to the property – this all takes time.

Peter Barry

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Should I avoid getting in a Chain?

Thursday, 15th December 2011

Categories: Miscellaneous Sales Selling Tips
Finding yourself in a long chain is every buyer and seller’s worst nightmare but it’s often an unavoidable scenario. However, there are certain ways to minimise risk or to ensure that the chain you’re in keeps moving towards completion.

Peter Barry

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Eaton Park Road – London’s Friendliest Street?

Thursday, 15th October 2009

Categories: Miscellaneous
Eaton Park Road in Palmers Green was this week declared to be London’s friendliest street by the BBC Radio London breakfast show . To mark the event the show’s presenters, Paul Ross & Jo Good, broadcast Thursday morning’s show live from a double decker bus parked on the street.

Peter Barry

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