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Unhappy with your letting agent ? 17 August 2022

Unhappy with your letting agent?

Find out how you can switch to Able Estates.

Letting agents are perhaps a lot like banks, once you sign up, you often don"t change to another because it"s to much hassle? When the agent is entwined with referencing, insurances, legal paperwork, and the tenancy, it"s easier to leave things as they are isn"t it?

This leads to landlords being tied to an agent they"re unhappy with – whatever the issue, most landlords will put up with a lot before they willingly put themselves through the drama of switching agents.... Read More

Thamesmead Balloon Flying High.... 16 August 2022

Local stories to be transformed into hot air balloon for Thamesmead

M+R, a collaboration between artists Neil Musson and Jono Retallick, have been chosen by a judging panel which includes local residents as the winner of our Thamesmead Open art competition.... Read More

Add value to your home before selling... 16 August 2022

Your home will almost certainly be more attractive to buyers with some general sprucing up and cleaning - small things can make a surprising difference.

10 quicker wins for adding value before selling.

1. REDECORATE.

Redecorating is the most popular home improvement and adding a lick of paint can be done at a relatively low cost.... Read More

Thamesmead Festival 2022. 15 August 2022

Don"t miss out on this Great event.

This year"s event will see the return of its three main stages – the Park Stage, up on the hill, hosted by Fusion; the Southmere Stage on Southmere Square, hosted by BBC radio DJ Jumoké Fashola and the more informal Unplugged Stage among the leafy trees in Southmere Park, which will be hosted by comedian and film maker Riordan Tyson.... Read More

Leasehold changes take effect. 28 June 2022

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 takes effect on 30 June 2022, ending ground rent for most new long residential leases granted for properties in England and Wales.

Estate Agents should be aware of the impact on affected properties bought and sold from this date, with only a peppercorn ground rent being legal on new residential leases established after the commencement of the Act.... Read More

Lesnes Abbey Woods open air theatre. 28 June 2022

From Thursday 4 August until Sunday 14 August the beautiful Lesnes Abbey ruins will be transformed into an open-air theatre for a hilarious family-friendly production of ‘Ally in Wonderland!"

Local resident and Les Miserables star Nancy Sullivan has successfully raised funds to help bring top quality, professional and accessible theatre back to the Borough"s residents.... Read More

First cost of living payments coming in July. 23 June 2022

The UK Government has announced the first instalment of the new cost of living payment will be given to households receiving income-related benefits from 14 July 2022, with a further instalment in the Autumn.

More than 8 million households across England, Scotland and Wales will receive a total of £650 which will be tax-free, will not count towards the benefit cap, and will not have any impact on existing benefit awards.... Read More

Night Markets in Bexleyheath from 24th June. 23 June 2022

Get your weekend off to the perfect start this summer by visiting one of Bexleyheath"s night markets starting from Friday 24 June.

Five market events will take place on the last Friday of each month on the following dates: 24 June, 29 July, 26 August, 30 September and 28 October.... Read More

Lights, Camera, Action ! 23 June 2022

New Thamesmead film studios approved.

Proposals for a new film studio in Thamesmead have been approved by Greenwich Council"s Planning Board this week.

Indie Zero are part of a plan to open at Nathan Way at a site containing a warehouse being used as a church.... Read More

Thank you. 13 June 2022

Always nice to get a Pat on the back. Read More

Elizabeth Line Bus 13 June 2022

It was good to see this Bus down at Abbey Wood.
Below are just a few of the journey times from the Elizabeth Line at Abbey Wood.
Canary Wharf – 11 minutes.
Liverpool Street – 18 minutes.
Tottenham Court Road – 23 minutes.
Paddington – 28 minutes. Read More

10 Storey development on site of Abbey Wood pub set for approval. 19 May 2022

Bexley councillors are poised to approve a 10- Storey block of flats on the site of the old Harrow Inn pub, two months after their counterparts in Greenwich approved a five - Storey development across the road.

Members of Bexley"s planning committee will vote on whether to allow the housing association Peabody to build 66 flats on the corner of Abbey Road and Knee Hill.... Read More