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A Christmas Carol

30.11.2020

So, as we head towards the turn of a truly unusual year and we peer through the glass darkly at the wreckage of 2020, our thoughts must surely turn to the Druids? To the Druids? Yes, to the Druids,...

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Agents can continue to operate during lockdown

10.11.2020

It has been confirmed that property viewings and home moves in England can still take place during the second lockdown, which begins on 5th November and will continue for at least four weeks. Under...

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A life unexamined…

21.10.2020

A life unexamined, is a life not worth living…so said the Father of Western Philosophy, Socrates. And I, for one, wholeheartedly agree with Soc The Greek. And so, the other day, I was examining m...

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That was Summer Jim, but not as we know it…

10.09.2020

So said Leonard “Bones” McCoy, ship’s doctor, to James T. Kirk ship’s captain, Star Ship Enterprise, stardate 23275…(T stood for Tiberius, the classical imperi...

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Come on down!

24.07.2020

The Price is Right! Come on down! So sayeth those jacks of all (Light Entertainment) trades and those masters of none, Lord Leslie of Crowther and Sir Bruce Forsythe…those Titans of a Televisual ...

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In conversation: Patrick Rampton

10.07.2020

Patrick Rampton, of Rampton Baseley speaks with The Leaders Council in April. The full article can be found READ MORE

The return of the bid

10.07.2020

This past six weeks has seen the (un)welcome return (depending on which side of the selling fence you reside) of our old friend the sealed bid. As has been noted recently in these missives, the loc...

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Market Update 28.05.2020

10.07.2020

No, this is not about one of London’s (some might say the nation’s) most influential 60s rock bands. It’s about hoses. Hoses and economics. And Kinks. So, please bear with me, as we ta...

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“It’s not dead, it’s merely restin’…”

07.05.2020

The Riddle of the Resting Parrot. As we head gingerly towards the (dare I say it?)  end of lockdown as we currently know it, we feel it appropriate to share our recent findings on Agency in the Ti...

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Boris Johnson Ate My Hamster!

17.01.2020

Boris Johnson Ate My Hamster! Well he didn’t really, not actually, but my brother was at Oxford with him and he has a few stories to tell (but that’s for another, potentially l...

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There’s lies, damn lies and then there’s statistics; let me explain

26.11.2019

So, I recently got an email, from a “leading” international agent which has a few local offices. In it they kindly informed me that my house’s value had dropped by 7.8% since the last market pea...

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This is a market update!

02.10.2019

STOP! I only want 126 seconds of your life (that’s how long it took me to re-read this), and these could be seconds well spent. This is……. a market update! So, we enter a new season...

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