In The Press

Press coverage

Our property experts are often asked to share their extensive knowledge in the press. Below are some of our most recent mentions.

05 October 2018

Make a (successful) move to the country (The Times)

“Some villages can look glorious, but a lovely pub doesn’t mean there are other mums who you will want to be friends with. Our village has a WhatsApp group that is a lifeline — if you need a child’s costume at the last minute we message each other and the group comes up trumps. When we were looking to move we viewed a house in another village where there were a lot of older residents. If we had moved there I wonder if we would have lasted,” she says.

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28 September 2018

Prepare for the rental revolution (The Times)

“We had one buyer interested in an £8 million house, which needed the best part of £1 million to do it up. With stamp duty on top, he was looking at spending more than £10 million,” says Guy Meacock, a director of Prime Purchase, a property buying agency. “Instead, they rented a turnkey house in the area where they wanted to be.”

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25 July 2018

Iconic streets: Westbourne Grove (London Magazine)

Guy Meacock, director of Savills’ buying agency Prime Purchase, calls it – along with Ledbury Road, which runs across it – “the retail mecca of Notting Hill”.

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13 July 2018

How to deal with ravers next door (The Times)

Boundary disputes can be complex. Charlie Wells, the managing director of Prime Purchase, a property buying agency, says: “Many people don’t know that if your land has a ditch with a hedge on the other side, the ditch is your neighbour’s ditch — even if it is on your land. There are instances where neighbours pipe the ditch and turf over it, which is land theft.”

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