Dear Readers, Unbeknownst to many, if you are the director or an officer of a residents’ association, you have a director’s liability and need to have Professional Indemnity Insurance, often referred to as PLI. This is even more important for those who have...


 Dear Readers, Crossrail work is well underway, picking up speed in the Docklands with the tunnel shafts nearing completion. A recent study by GVA asserts that the impact on property values along the route will be extraordinary, which is exciting news for residential and...


 Dear Readers, The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations have been in place for decades now, but new landlords, estate agents and letting agents aren’t always aware of the requirements and how they apply. The Regulations apply to certain furniture...


 Dear Readers, At the end of October, the FSA announced further restrictions on mortgage lending, which will take effect in April 2014. For potential homeowners and existing homeowners alike, this is further discouraging news at a time when lending restrictions need to...


Last week I discussed the plethora of sales boards indiscriminately displayed by some agents. Today I want to talk about ‘board wars’. This is the black hat practise of estate agents engaging in a marketing battle over sales boards through frank sabotage and ‘...


Today I want to talk about a pet peeve of mine that I need to speak up about. It involves estate agents that slather the area with unsightly sales boards advertising their properties for sale or let. On its face, it might not seem like something to jump upon the soapbox about, so...


There is a lot of misleading talk about ‘demand’ in the property market currently. As estate agents, we don’t mean to mislead when we talk about demand for property; we simply speak to multiple definitions. I want to take the opportunity to discuss what exactly...


Last week I opened the discussion about how landlords can start out right with their tenants by building a trusting relationship. Today I would like to discuss another way to build up that relationship: Rules and Regulations. Property owners and managers usually hand off a copy...


 Date: Saturday 13th October 2012  Time: 10am until 1pm Venue: Colin Bibra Estate Agents  44 The Mall, Ealing, London  W5 3TJ  The clinic is FREE   Booking is Essential - RSVP TODAY! PROPERTY FINANCING: In a tough economy   In...


I would like to start a lengthy discussion about how landlords can start out on the right foot with their tenants by building a trusting relationship filled with mutual respect. For this column, I would like to address the issue of creating a welcome pack for your tenants. It...


 While insurance on property is not required, it is a must-have for protecting your asset. If the property is mortgaged, your lender often requires it as a condition of lending. But there are certain times when full coverage on your property is unnecessary, for example, when...


Many families are in the early stages of considering estate planning for the future, seeking out some type of stable investment that achieves better return on investment than currently low interest rates provide on investments. Here, I recommend property investment to achieve a...


Please click the link below to see the details on our upcoming Seminar on 1st August at 5.30 at Ealing Golf Club. http://templatev2.rt-sb.net/agents/36057/cmp/pdf/SeminarFlyerDisrepairClaims.pdf  ...


The Best of Ealing in conjunction with Colin Bibra, Prince Evans Solicitors and Modern Day Marketing invite you to network with local businesses on Thursday 31st May 6.30pm to 9pm at Ealing Golf Club Perivale Lane, Greenford UB6 8TS Join us to meet with local business...


Thank you to everyone who has already booked a place on our next property seminar that's taking place on Wednesday 16th May at Ealing Golf Club. We've still got a few places left so if you'd like to attend please make sure you book a place as soon as possible.   Just to...