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Co-sharing rooms lets

Co-sharing rooms lets

Renting in London can be an expensive business - and the costs for tenants just keep on rising. In April 2019, it was 1.9% more expensive to rent in London than during the same period the year before. The average rent in the capital is now £1,617 a month. That figure is more than 70% higher than the rest of the UK - and that's before you take into account the cost of choosing ...

Islington Square Development

Islington Square Development - London's New Neighbourhood

Islington is one of London's most popular boroughs. Since 2011, the local population here has increased by 11%, and 3% annual increases are expected between now and 2029. If you've ever spent any time in Islington this probably won't come as much of a surprise. Cosmopolitan and ridiculously well populated with eateries and amenities - yet with a ...

Best Parks in Islington

Best Parks in Islington

London is a city of a surprisingly large number of green spaces. As letting agents in Hackney, Islington and Shoreditch we have a pretty good idea of where to go for greenery in these areas, whether you're looking to sit and contemplate life or get active. Islington may seem like a part of London that's all about urban life but, no matter what your park preferences are, you'll find a ...

Storeys proudly sponsors local schools

Storeys proudly sponsors local schools

Being a local letting agent in Hackney, at Storeys we are pretty proud of our East London community. It's in this part of the city where you'll find many of the most exciting and innovative projects, creative ideas and up and coming ventures in areas such as food or design. It's also a fantastically family friendly location and home to some great schools - among them ...

Are you a Hackney landlord? there’s never been a better time to switch letting agents

Are you a Hackney landlord? there's never been a better time to switch letting agents

Let's be honest, not all letting agents are made equal are they. And when you add in the complexity of the tenant fee ban and the increased fees that this could generate for landlords it becomes even more important to make sure you have the right professional support. If you're a London landlord looking for a letting ...

Storeys - specialists in large PRS developments in London

Storeys - specialists in large PRS developments in London

Storeys specialise in letting large PRS (Private Rented Sector) developments - we are a Hackney letting agent with specific expertise in this burgeoning market. The PRS is now the second largest housing tenure in England and development is ongoing in locations across London, including in Islington, Hackney and Shoreditch. Negotiating the process of ...

What's going on in Hackney this summer?

What's going on in Hackney this summer?

We're a local business and our heart will always be in East London - as a letting agent in Hackney we're always interested in what's going on around us. And summer is a fantastic time to be in this part of London. Whether you already live here and you're looking for events to fill up your diary, or you're considering a move, Hackney in summer 2019 is the place to ...

Future: PropTech

Future: PropTech

Technology and lettings go hand in hand as far as we're concerned at Storeys. Any opportunity to improve service and create a better experience for the landlords and tenants that we work with is worth investigating. And so we were excited to discover Future: PropTech last week - an event that is all about driving innovation and evolution in the property industry.

On the ...

What not to do in-between tenancies

What not to do in-between tenancies

Untenanted properties can be frustrating for landlords. Not only do they create a sense of unease about future income but they also tend to feel like a lost opportunity to generate a return on investment. As a result, it's often tempting to focus on other things in-between tenancies and avoid thinking about it. However, the reality is that this is a time of ...

Communication is key - especially in lettings

Communication is key - especially in lettings

Great landlord and tenant relationships don't tend to just spring up overnight. They require some nurturing ‐ and fundamental to that is the need for positive (and plentiful) communication. Most of us have experienced a situation in which communication broke down at some point, whether that's business or personal. Poor communication is often ...

Letting Agents in Hackney

Storeys ‐ The agency of the future?

According to one of our clients that's exactly what we are! New (to us) landlord Petra described her experience of Storeys as “personable, always reachable, and team players who love what they do.” She said “Storeys stood out as estate agents of the future,” which left us pretty pleased ‐ as a hybrid agent with an eye on ...

How many photos should you use to generate the best leads?

How many photos should you use to generate the best leads?

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” as the saying goes. But, when it comes to generating leads from property listings is one enough? Or even six or seven? Given the wealth of technology now available to facilitate better photography ‐ and the myriad of options for locations to post your images ‐ how many photos should you ...

What is a hybrid letting agent?

What is a hybrid letting agent?

The auto world has gone mad for the hybrid car - and financial investors love their hybrid products - but what about the property sector? The hybrid letting agent follows the same principles as those behind a Tesla Model S or a Volkswagen Golf GTE: harvesting the still-relevant elements of something outdated and combining it with the innovative to create a better result. Whether ...

Furnished Vs Unfurnished

London's rentals market is booming right now. It's a great time to be a landlord for those who understand how to optimise the investment of London rentals. The furnished vs. unfurnished debate has a central part to play in this - where do tenant preferences lie in terms of furniture and, if you're going to furnish a property, how do you spend to get the best results?

What do tenants really want?

This ...

Reposit - Storeys now offer a deposit replacement for tenants

Security deposits are an essential part of the renting process. But they can be tough to find and may represent an obstacle for tenants who don't have lots of financial resources. That's why Storeys is offering a deposit replacement scheme that is designed to make it easier to get a foot in the door of your ideal rental home - Reposit.

Tenants and security deposits

The security deposit has been a pain ...

Airbnb and Short term demand in Hackney

Airbnb is often held up as a poster child for the gig economy but it has become a disruptor in the London property market too. The demand for short term lets in areas such as Hackney has increased significantly, resulting in a boom in listings on sites like Airbnb. Overall, Airbnb listings in London rose from 18,436 in 2015 to 74,153 in 2018. The Borough of Hackney alone saw an increase of 154%. So, what does this mean for the London ...

How to secure a tenant quickly in a tenants market. Supply Vs Demand

Finding London tenants, quickly

Being proactive is crucial. In a tenant's market, there is more leverage for those looking for properties than those who are letting. So, the emphasis is on landlords to be proactive. That means responding swiftly to contact requests, providing information and arranging viewings quickly, and being able to process all the key stages involved (e.g. referencing and producing ...



Services

Residential lettings
We pride ourselves on being genuine industry experts, providing a positive experience, from enquiry to after care. Storeys focuses exclusively on lettings, and we value properties, we don’t just list them. Knowledge and innovation mean we can be competitive on costs while also delivering an individually tailored service.
Property management
Storeys is a bespoke offering based on the fundamental principle of value for money – we want happy customers. Paperless tech and eSigning deliver efficiency and convenience, no high street office minimises costs. The result is a streamlined service nimble enough to tailor what we do to suit your needs.
Valuation
Aesthetics, natural light, building quality, and overall finish – these aren’t ‘extras’ in a Storeys valuation, they’re as much a part of the process as size, condition and location. We look at individual property potential, not generic criteria. Factors like space for modern living arrangements, such as flexible working, are incorporated too. Our valuations are all the more accurate and successful for it. There is a perfect tenant for every property if you know how to find them.
Short-term lettings
Providing value for tenants and continuity for landlords, Storeys short-term lets run from 4 weeks to 6 months. We work with major London relocation teams and a global contacts network to match international tenants to perfect London properties.
Vacant property Management
We can manage your vacant property in-between tenancies or refurbishment, giving you peace of mind that the property is being looked after and inspected on a regular basis.
Superior Marketing
There is just no comparison between static photos and VR when it comes to property marketing. VR allows tenants to do a virtual walk around and get a realistic feel for the property - their expectations are grounded in reality, and properly managed. This makes VR a very effective tool, not just for generating interest and viewings but also converting those to offers. That’s why we partner with VRPM to create a virtual reality perspective for every property we handle.
Airbnb Management
We can manage your Airbnb account and make sure each booking runs smoothly, keys are always available for handover and the property is ready for the next occupation. This can run very well alongside our short-term corporate letting service.
Rent Protection
If your tenant defaults on the rent, Storeys have you covered. We also cover your legal expsenses and pay you rental income if your property is vacant whilst we remarket for new tenants. Don’t worry Storeys have your back.*ask a member of the team for more info. This service is included for every Storeys managed property.