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10 Interesting facts about the month of February. 01 February 2021

1. The name of February comes from the ancient Roman purification festival of Februarius which took place on February 15.

2. The Anglo-Saxons called it "solmonath" (the month of mud or wet sand).

3. In the French Revolutionary Calendar, introduced in 1793, part of February was included in the month known as Pluviôse (rainy).... Read More

News On The New Help To Buy Scheme 2021 28 January 2021

These are difficult times for anyone hoping to get on the housing ladder. The pandemic has made getting mortgages more onerous, while house prices have been climbing – the average cost of a property in the UK reached a record high last month.
But there may be some hope for first-time buyers in England with the latest version of the government"s help-to-buy scheme, which is aimed solely at them, offering a different level of help depending on where you want to buy.... Read More

Government announces rise in new homes built last year. 28 January 2021

Figures published in January 2021 show a 111 per cent increase in house building in England from July to September 2020 compared with the previous quarter. Data for the same period also show a quarterly rise of 185 per cent more dwellings completed.
The statistics published on the UK Government website show 35,710 houses were started during the third quarter of 2020, while 45,000 homes were completed during this time.... Read More

Winter Weather precautions. 21 January 2021

Here are some tips to reduce the risk of damage to property as areas of the nation are set to see further warnings of more inclement weather to come. Damage caused by the escape of water from frozen pipes and other equipment can be extremely costly in repairs and disruption.... Read More

DLR Extension. 19 January 2021

TFL has secured funding to carry out more work on plans to extend the DLR from Beckton to Thamesmead.

The current proposals are for a new station be built in Beckton, with a bridge over (or tunnel under) the Thames to a new station in Thamesmead.... Read More

Hello October! 06 October 2020

Summer is well and truly over, and the colder weather has arrived.

LANDLORDS we recommend that you get boilers serviced before we get into winter, to try and prevent any expensive breakdowns.

TENANTS please switch on your boiler to ensure it works before its needed 24/7

Property Management 01322 405050 option 1... Read More

Happy Birthday Your Majesty. 21 April 2020

The Queen"s two birthdays:

Why does she celebrate twice in April and June?

Every summer the Mall outside Buckingham Palace is filled with flag-waving, Union Jack-clad merry makers, all gathered to catch a glimpse of the Royal Family as they wave to crowds on the balcony for the Queen"s birthday.... Read More

Coronavirus Updates 20 March 2020

We are working from home and updating/keeping in touch with as many customers we can. If you have queries or need advice please email us:

North Heath sales: paul.servis@ableestates.com

Abbey Wood sales: peter.... Read More


The entire staff at Able Estates wish to send their Thanks & Gratitude to all the keys workers who are working hard to keep this country going. The NHS Staff, Police, Teachers, Retail Workers, Carers, Fire Services, Ambulance crews, to name but a few. Read More

Happy St Patrick`s Day 17 March 2020

🍀 Top of the mornin" to ya 🍀

Following on from yesterday, the office"s have once again been sanitised.

We are open for business, but understand that everyone is worried either about themselves, their children, their parents, and their jobs.... Read More

Coronavirus & Able Estates 16 March 2020

Updated 24th March 2020
Following the announcement from the PM yesterday evening the offices of Able Estates will be closed from Tuesday 24th March. We will however, spend the day getting the phones diverted & connecting up remotely. Please bear with us and we will do our best in the coming days to keep all customers up to date.... Read More

Today`s News - Bank of England Interest Rate Cut 11 March 2020

The Bank of England announced an emergency cut of 0.5 percentage points, so the rate is now the lowest since 2008. A cut in interest rates means good news for borrowers (unless you are already on fixed rate), but not so good news for savers - as it means they"ll earn less on their cash.
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