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British Property Awards Winners 2017

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Published: 09/08/2017   Last Updated: 10/08/2017 09:41:04   Tags:

For the second year running Moretons have won the highly coveted gold award for the best agent in Westminster at the annual British Property Awards. Agents in Westminster were judged on 25 criteria including detailed analysis on how we conduct our business and interact with our clients. We are delighted to have won the award for the 2nd year running and have our excellent customer service, expertise and hard work acknowledged. If you would like to know more about our services please do not hesitate to contact a member of our winning team.

The Crabtree Group

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Published: 14/03/2013   Last Updated: 14/03/2013 12:47:30   Tags:

The Crabtree Group is now fully operational, providing an array of services in the way of property management, sales and lettings, lease extensions and major works. Crabtree Law LLP, led by James Naylor, has also been set-up supplying a fixed-fee service to clients, both those who are already clients of the group and those who want a stand-alone legal service.
 
The Crabtree Group is the trading name for Crabtree Property Holdings. Crabtree opened its doors in the early 1980’s offering property management services and became a group in May 2008 following the acquisition of Moretons. Crabtree Property Holdings Limited is the holding company of Crabtree PM Limited, Crabtree Corporate Services Limited, Crabtree Property Investments Limited, Moretons Property Services Limited and Regents Property Consultants Limited.
 
Group Chairman, Terry White, said “The owners of Crabtree PM Limited, the original part of the group, saw the benefit in being able to offer clients a full range of residential property solutions. We have worked towards that by setting up the various other companies over time and we now believe that we can deal with virtually anything that a residential property owner would require. Although each company is run independently, having all companies under a group structure ensures that the client receives an efficient and cost effective range of services.”
 
Crabtree’s mission is to be recognised as the market leader in property services. The Crabtree Group is underpinned by setting the highest standards in the quality of service to our clients by communication, accountability, honesty, reliability and innovation.
 
For more information on the Crabtree Group please visit www.crabtreegroup.co.uk or call us on 020 8371 7070.

Guide to Chelsea

Published: 04/01/2013   Last Updated: 09/09/2013 16:33:36   Tags: Areaguide

Guide to Pimlico

Published: 14/11/2012   Last Updated: 15/11/2012 11:42:33   Tags: Areaguide

Regency Apartments

Published: 14/11/2012   Last Updated: 15/11/2012 13:50:14   Tags: Areaguide

It's Spooky how good Moretons are.......

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Published: 31/10/2012   Last Updated: 14/11/2012 10:05:17   Tags:

Don't be frightened, listen to what people are saying and pop in to our office in Rochester Row SW1 or call us for a free market appraisal on 020 7932 0101 if you are thinking of selling or letting any time soon.

 Happy Halloween!!

Help a London child campaign

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Published: 14/01/2010   Last Updated: 14/01/2010 16:53:17   Tags:

We did it, thank you to everyone who help helped out over the festive period as we managed to raise £1,115.00.  This has been a huge success and we plan to make it even bigger in 2010 and raise more money.

200th Anniversary of Vincent Square

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Last Updated: 29/06/2010 16:34:17   Tags:

In order to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Vincent Square, the Vincent Square Residents Association (VSRA) have commissioned a plaque of Dean William Vincent to be placed on Vincent Square.

Moretons are pleased to assist in raising  monies needed for this plaque by donating up to 20% of  all new sales and lettings fees for VSRA members from now until 1st November 2010 to the Vincent Square Residents Association.

So if you are thinking of selling or letting your property and to support your local community, call us now on 020 7932 0101.

For more information on VSRA or becoming a member visit
www.vincentsq-residents.org.uk

A day in the life of a Moretons negotiator...........Runner up!

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Last Updated: 19/01/2011 11:02:37   Tags:

As with everything in life there are things we love to do and those we don’t.  Waking up to go to work and having to travel on an over-crowded London underground at 8am in the morning is undeniably one of my - and I am guessing at least 50% of London’s population - less favoured activities.  That said, arriving at our Moretons office makes the morning “cattle-commute” all worth it in the end…
Moretons may be a small office but there is never a lack of excitement and activity.  After arriving in the office in a race against time, the initial exchange of good mornings and the now routine friendly natter over a cup of coffee makes a good and positive start in the world of Real Estate. 
I, as everyone else at Moretons take my role very seriously.  I believe that passion for people, relationship building, and the drive to please and excel at service provision is what makes us the success story that we are. 
My role is that of lettings negotiator and I love the diversity and involvement it demands.  As lettings negotiator there are three main aspects to consider:
1. the landlord
2. the tenant
3. the market 
In the first instance it is very important to understand the relationship between the 3 points above.  Landlords need tenants and tenants need properties.  Without properties there wouldn’t be a landlord or tenant.  A change in any of the above has a great impact on the other as you can imagine.  The key factor in my case is to keep analysing the market and communicate and most importantly act on every change and development in the market. 
1.  The landlord
The landlord needs to understand how much his property is worth and so it is up to me to consult and in some cases even re-educate the landlord on real term property values and movement.  Not only the price but also the decoration plays a key part in successfully letting a property.  Feeding the landlord a bitter “your property needs a re-vamp” pill is never fun but always in their best interests.  The truth is not always beautiful but at Moretons it’s not about clouding the sky pink if it really is grey and so far has always achieved the best outcome = a happy landlord.  In addition to decoration, a property that is priced too high will price itself out of the market and worse still, make other properties look more attractive to the tenant.  This is one reason why we at Moretons speak to our landlords at least once a week.  It gives us the opportunities to not only advise and feedback comments from viewings, it allows us to build a relationship with the landlord who we are ultimately trying to provide the best possible service to.
2. The tenant
In the 2nd instance there is the potential tenant who is in need of finding a new home.  It is my job as lettings negotiator to listen, dissect and understand the requirements of potential tenants and match these to the properties that are available on the market.  In many cases tenants don’t understand the relationship between their needs and the market and so it is up to me to best advise them on the reality of “what is out there” versus expectations.  This is only possible by walking in the tenants shoes.  What I would need in their case, what would I expect, what would I compromise on if this was me…  The personal touch, going the extra mile...little factors such as having children stairs could be a problem or being from a warmer climate and needing lots of natural light, or being new to the city (might not know which areas are best suited…) make all the difference…
Once expectations and requirements have been discussed and put in check I will arrange a viewing of all properties that are best suited to the potential tenant.  It is very important to me not to waist anyone’s time – which is another reason I ensure to know as much as possible about the ideal property, location and even little things such as life style and hobbies. 
3. The market
The dictionary definition of the market place is as follows:  the world of commercial activity where goods and services are traded or bought and sold. 
The market place in the world of lettings is the place where negotiations between landlords and tenants take place.  This task can be a very easy one – depending on how well the negotiator has communicated and kept the landlord and tenant in the know about fluctuations and developments “on the street”.  I would like to believe that Moretons have achieved a good way of making this an easy place to operate.  The way we have achieved this is by communicating factually and honestly to both landlords and tenants about “what the word on the street is”. 
In addition to the above we have to remember that without competition there would be no market.  At Moretons we acknowledge that there is competition but we don’t see this as a threat – we chose to work with it.  Building a good working relationship with other agents means that we expand the market place of our own properties allowing our landlords to find tenants via other avenues than our own.  It also allows us to serve potential tenants better (if necessary) by providing a wider range of properties, increasing the success rate for both parties.
In addition to the above we work very closely with the sales team as any sale may bring with it a new landlord – a landlord that needs a tenant.  It is a never ending cycle of seemingly the same but no day and no deal is ever the same!
Team work is written in capital letters at Moretons and I believe that it is this attitude, the motivation to excel and provide the best and most effective service both internally and  our customers is what makes us the enthusiastic and winning team that we are.
We rock!

A day in the life of a Moretons negotiator...........Winner!

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Last Updated: 17/12/2009 14:22:13   Tags:

I park up nearby the office at some under used underground concrete jungle, after shimmying through the capitals rush hour traffic avoiding all the tackles in my way. Strolling into the office, the clean lines of the laminate lead me to my gleaming glass desk, my large chair calling out to be warmed and occupied which I dully do. After fighting with space and technology the screen usually flickers on followed soon after by a flow offers for all sorts through the spam filter, and  .........the enquiries .... the applicants and occasionally ...... a valuation. Once browsing through all Microsoft Outlook has to offer my day proceeds normally at a canter. I call some enthusiastic potential purchasers and vendors, conveyancing with solicitors who are often very difficult to reach. I pop up to the surface to take air before diving again into the daily flow of activities, looking at marketing laterally, looking at our methodology and psychology, generating instructions which leads to leads. All shapes and sizes and forms and types resulting in that hard earned rush and thrill of gluing a move. There is a warm comforting human feeling to securing a move, the vendors and purchasers are usually thrilled, in itself rewarding.  Most humans are decent and if you are a people person then the career is suited. Seeing wonderful architect, historic London, the most exquisite interior designs to some grottos less fit for Elf's let alone Santa; which helps take away the predictability from the profession and keep us on our toes like a nimble ballerina along with drive, ambition, pride and self motivation all characteristics fuelling plenty of moves in a year that did not want to move. As another filled day draws in to its close like the dark of night, I part the office knowing that day will never be repeated so surveying that I did not waste it, my head flitting with ideas, I flee with Parliament, Big Ben and London Eye waving in my rear view mirror.

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Last Updated: 09/11/2015 13:57:39   Tags:

Another new testimonial

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Last Updated: 16/10/2015 12:41:41   Tags:

Award winners

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Last Updated: 30/08/2016 15:03:40   Tags:

Moretons are proud to have won 'The British Property Awards' gold award for Westminster. Agents in Westminster were judged on 25 criteria and we are delighted to have come out on top.

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Last Updated: 04/12/2015 15:21:08   Tags:

Last night at the News On The Block Awards Moretons gained industry recognition by  picking up the Highly Commended award for Lettings Management Team of the year. Our clients regularly tells us how excellent our team is www.moretons.co.uk/testimonials but it's nice to hear it from our peers too.

Blog Competition

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Last Updated: 16/12/2009 16:12:39   Tags:

To make the festive times even more fun at Moretons we decided to hold a blog competition at our Rochester Row office.  The blogs would be titled A day in the life of a Moretons employee and were judged by a panel resembling the X-Factor panel.  The winning blogs are as follows, please take a look and see exactly what we do here in SW1.

Bloom with Moretons....

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Last Updated: 26/05/2010 15:46:26   Tags:

For those of you who are lucky enough to stroll along Rochester Row on a regular basis and in particular, those of you who pay attention to the superb properties for sale in our window, may have seen the wonderful array of flowers that are on display. This is of course invoked by the current occurrences at the Chelsea Flower show. The beautiful arrangements on show were provided by The Olive Branch on Warwick Way. Every few weeks Moretons will fashion our window display into a currently suitable theme so watch this (window) space.

Charity award winners

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Last Updated: 02/06/2015 14:09:34   Tags:

Moretons together with The Crabtree Property Group have been recognised for the 2014 charity partnership with The Lullaby Trust taking the small business accolade at the 2015 National Business Charity Awards.

The ceremony took place on Tuesday 19th May 2015 at The Brewery, London EC1Y with a host of companies from across the UK, vying for 17 awards. The Crabtree Group were winners in the national small business category celebrating the accomplishment of raising over £33,000 for The Lullaby Trust. A series of events took place around three main challenges – a 62 mile walk, 10,000 ft sky dive and Fun Day comprising a 5km, 10km and children’s run alongside a series of stalls – a feat underlined by employee engagement across the full work force.

The Group decided to mark the 30th anniversary of the business by raising £30,000 for The Lullaby Trust. To raise over £33,000 is a phenomenal achievement that saw every member of staff play a part in reaching this ambitious amount. We would like to thank our colleagues, friends, family, clients and a number of companies that sponsored the Fun Day as well as getting involved in some of the activities directly.

Ben Hopkinson, Managing Director, said "I am delighted to have been part of this worthy cause and to raise such an amount of money is simply incredible."

Haiti Appeal - Grand Total....

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Last Updated: 05/02/2010 17:08:13   Tags:

Following a week of frantic fundraising within the Crabtree Group including raffles, dress down day & a charity football match vs Seddons solicitors and many generous contributions from our contractors, clients and staff, we have raised a staggering amount of money for the unfortunate people of Haiti.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their donations for this worthy cause....

 

GRAND TOTAL RAISED..............£2,750!!

 

Help a London Child Christmas Campaign

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Last Updated: 11/12/2009 10:00:01   Tags:

Every year Moretons gives something to charity over the festive period. We held a competition in our office on Rochester Row to decide how best to do this. The winner came up with the idea to donate a hamper to five residential blocks in SW1. The hamper is to be raffled off to the residents with all proceeds going to our chosen charity Help a London Child. 

We have now delivered to our first block is SW1 which is Westminster Green. As you can see Nigel the building manager was delighted to be part of this great charity and is looking forward to selling as many tickets as possible and raising lots of money.

Help a London Child Christmas Campaign

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Last Updated: 16/12/2009 15:51:11   Tags:

Every year Moretons gives something to charity over the festive period. We held a competition in our office on Rochester Row to decide how best to do this. The winner came up with the idea to donate a hamper to five residential blocks in SW1. The hamper is to be raffled off to the residents with all proceeds going to our chosen charity Help a London Child. 

We have now delivered to our second block is SW1 which is Artillery Mansions. As you can see Alex the porter was delighted to be part of this great charity and is looking forward to selling as many tickets as possible and raising lots of money.

How do you rate Moretons?

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Last Updated: 16/03/2011 15:21:37   Tags:

Continuing our search for the perfect Customer Service we are currently conducting a Survey of all our Vendors, tenants, landlords and purchasers to find out how we’re doing and see if there is anything we can do to improve our service.  If you have recently used our products or services and would like to take part in our survey please click on the link below….


http://www.smart-survey.co.uk/v.asp?i=33040zwkqp

Instant Chat

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Last Updated: 27/07/2011 17:28:28   Tags:

Recent market research shows that customers searching for property, struggle to get information quickly from Estate Agents.  We have activated an INSTANT CHAT ICON on our site which is NOW LIVE.  If you log on and have a question, you will get an INSTANT ANSWER.


PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CLICK AND HAVE A CHAT WITH US

Jolanta Sobus Joins Moretons

Last Updated: 17/03/2014 14:55:26   Tags: Jolanta Sobus Joins Moretons

Moretons are delighted to announce the arrival of Jolanta Sobus who joins as Lettings Consultant in our Chelsea office.

Jola joins with a number of years’ experience managing private properties in Chelsea and boasts a wealth of knowledge in Chelsea, Belgravia and Knightsbridge.

Ben Hopkinson, Managing Director at Moretons, said “We are delighted to welcome Jola to Moretons. Jola has substantial knowledge of the area with great enthusiasm. I very much look forward to working alongside Jola and I’m sure there are exciting times ahead.”

Jola takes over from Daniela Villiger and will be based at our Chelsea office. Jola may be contacted directly on 020 7581 6387. Welcome aboard, Jola.

Just Let in St Georges Square, SW1

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Last Updated: 12/10/2015 17:23:45   Tags:

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Last Updated: 26/01/2016 16:19:27   Tags:

Moretons have recently sold this one bedroom property in Greycoat Gardens.  If you would like more information, register your details or find out how much your property is worth please contact us on 02 7932 0101

London Olympics 2012

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Last Updated: 26/07/2012 11:03:28   Tags:

Moretons – Helping you find your very own Olympic Village in Westminster, Pimlico and Chelsea.

Love Property, Love Moretons!

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Last Updated: 09/02/2012 11:37:31   Tags:

Passionate about Property, Love property Love Moretons. We would like to take the opportunity to wish our clients and friends a very Happy Valentines Day! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any property needs or requirements whether; Sales, Lettings or Management on 020 7921 0101

Metro Advert

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Last Updated: 19/01/2012 16:30:24   Tags: Metro, Advert

At Moretons we believe our customers do our talking and that’s why we have decided to take out an advert in the London Metro to let everyone know how good we really are. On the 19th January 2012 if you turn to the property page you will find our advert, over the last 2 years we have received a staggering amount of testimonials so we thought we should show off a little. If you would like to see more of our testimonials please click on to the About Us page.

Millbank Estate, SW1

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Last Updated: 19/08/2015 10:35:56   Tags: Gainsborough House, SW1

We have recently agreed the sale of this delightful one bedroom apartment on the Millbank Estate. Moretons have been selling and letting in the estate for three decades and are perfectly position to provide you with the care and assistance required when selling or letting your apartment.

Moretons Announce Partnership With Love Digital TV

Last Updated: 21/05/2014 16:31:19   Tags: Moretons Announce Partnership With Love Digital TV

Moretons is delighted to announce our partnership with Love Digital TV. The link-up offers savings to Moretons clients and staff on all Sky TV, broadband & calls packages. To celebrate the partnership, Moretons have secured an exclusive half price Sky TV offer for 12 months.


Love Digital TV are the official partners of Sky TV in London and the South of England. With over 15 years’ experience we have proudly provided over half a million customers with Sky TV. This week we will set up 5000 homes with their perfect Sky TV package and complete hundreds of phone and broadband orders.

This exclusive offer is only available for a limited time so make sure you do not miss out. The offer provides the following:


• Half Price Sky TV for 12 months
• Free Standard Installation
• Free WIFI enabled Sky + HD Box
• On Demand
• 100s of Box Sets
• Catch Up TV
• HD and 3D Services


To take advantage please contact Love Digital TV on 020 8760 7664 or visit www.lovedigitaltv.co.uk/moretons and quote ‘MORETONS.’

Moretons coffee cups......

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Last Updated: 01/07/2011 12:00:04   Tags:

In our continued drive to look outside the box with marketing ideas we have designed and produced take-away coffee cups for our local friendly coffee shops in Westminster, St James and Pimlico.  So if you are buying yourself a cup of coffee in the local area then the chances are you will be drinking out of of a Moretons coffee cup.  The idea behind this is to increase our exposure throughout SW1 and make sure that if you are Selling or Letting your property with Moretons then you can guarantee those tenants or purchasers will know about us and in turn your property . If you are thinking of Letting, Renting, Selling or purchasing make sure you contact Moretons.

Moretons continue their green policy.....

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Last Updated: 11/08/2010 10:35:38   Tags:

Moretons continue their green policy by issuing their staff with keys for the new bike hire service. The staff at Moretons will be safely whizzing around on property visits in SW1 on the greenest transport possible. The Moretons economical car will still be used in SW1 but where possible we will be supporting the initiative and using the bikes.

Moretons continue their support for the Household Cavalry in 2015.

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Last Updated: 16/01/2015 12:47:00   Tags:

Moretons will again support the Household Cavalry during 2015. We are delighted to support such a worthy cause and be regarded as a friend of the regiment.

Moretons goes Festive....

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Last Updated: 08/12/2010 11:12:48   Tags:

Moretons will be closed from Thursday 23rd December 2010 and will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2011. 

We would like to wish you a Wonderful Christmas & a Happy Prosperous New  Year.

Should you need any property services, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7932 0101.

Moretons signs Nell Gwynn House agreement

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Last Updated: 19/01/2011 15:06:30   Tags:

Moretons have signed an official agreement with Nell Gwynn House, SW3 to become their preferred agent.  We are justly proud of this exclusive deal with one of the most sought after developments in Chelsea only moments from the Kings Road with great transport links, restaurants and shopping facilities. Nell Gwynn House is home to some of the best studios, one and two bedroom apartments in central London so if you're looking for an apartment to rent or buy please contact the agent of choice Moretons.

Moretons is Carbon Neutral

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Last Updated: 11/05/2011 09:24:43   Tags:

We have some very encouraging news as Moretons have become, we believe the first, Carbon Neutral estate agents in Central London!

At Moretons we have been pushing for greener ways for three years now, but as well as pushing on with our strong green policy we have also become Carbon Neutral and hopefully leading the way within our Industry.

Moretons is very environmentally aware and is proud to have a firm green policy.

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Last Updated: 29/07/2009 16:43:59   Tags:

Moretons is very environmentally aware and is proud to have a firm green policy. This ranges from fair trade teas and coffees, to recycled papers, cards and loo paper. Our marketing is done with a similar methodology taking the recycled materials in consideration with all our marketing. The majority of our viewings are done on foot which allows us to converse and further learn peoples needs while saving on the over use of motor cars although when a car is used for viewing the Moretons Motor is a low emission environmentally conscious car.

Moretons launch all new site for 2009 with the latest features. Continuing our commitment to providing...

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Last Updated: 29/07/2009 16:44:38   Tags:

The long awaited new Moretons website is now live, the production of the site has been delayed due to our attention to detail and us wanting to bring you the most up to date and user friendly site, we hope you like it.

Moretons New App.....

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Last Updated: 08/06/2011 15:26:38   Tags:

Did you know you can download the NEW Moretons App from the App store, please click here download it.

Moretons new look!

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Last Updated: 03/07/2012 16:49:34   Tags:

Moretons freshens up the office with a bright new coat of paint in preparation for a busy summer.

Moretons new motor

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Last Updated: 29/07/2009 16:44:20   Tags:

The Moretons car is an environmentally friendly little transporter for zipping around SW1 to all valuations and viewings. Keep an eye out for the fun Fiat, the Moretons motor, one of the busiest little cars in Rochester Row.

Moretons Proudly Support The Household Cavalry

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Last Updated: 15/04/2014 14:06:26   Tags:

Moretons Property Services Ltd have made a donation towards The Household Cavalry and are delighted to support such a worthy cause. Moretons are now recorded as a friend of the Regiment. The Household Cavalry maintain a world-famous tradition dating back to 1660.

The Household Cavalry consists of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals. They are the oldest and most senior regiments in the British Army and are split between two different units equipped to perform two different roles. For more information, please click here.

Ben Hopkinson, Moretons Managing Director, said "We are delighted to support such a great cause and proud to be associated with The Household Cavalry. The Household Cavalry have a rich history and tradition and it’s an honour to be associated with them."


Moretons have been involved in charitable activities for a number of years, supporting a range of causes. Moretons also form part of the Crabtree 30 celebrations celebrating 30 years of the Crabtree Property Group. As a result, we are attempting to raise £30,000 for The Lullaby Trust. For more information please visit www.justgiving.com/company/crabtree30

Moretons Shortlisted At The 2014 Property Management Awards

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Last Updated: 13/11/2014 17:25:14   Tags:

Moretons have been shortlisted in the ‘Lettings Management Team of the Year’ category at the News on the Block awards. We are delighted to have been nominated for this award in recognition of our continued commitment to customer service and client focus.  The awards evening will take place on Thursday 4th December 2014.

 

This year has seen the introduction of a voting process to assist the 3 judges when selecting the winner in each category. To vote for Moretons please visit http://www.propertymanagementawards.co.uk/  and follow the on-screen instructions.


We will announce the results as soon as possible. Watch this space.

Moretons Shortlisted in 2 Categories at The Negotiator Awards

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Last Updated: 16/09/2015 09:39:21   Tags: Moretons Shortlisted In 2 Categories At The Negotiator Awards

Moretons have been shortlisted in 2 categories ahead of the 2015 Negotiator Awards.

As a forward-thinking, innovative company, we are delighted to be shortlisted in the Innovator of the Year field. Moretons have also been listed among the finalists in the Small Lettings Agency of the Year (1-3 branches) category.
The ceremony takes place on 3rd November 2015 at the London Hilton on Park Lane and will be hosted by TV impressionist and comedian, Alistair McGowan.

To view the full shortlist, please click here. http://www.thenegotiatorawards.co.uk/shortlist-2015/

Moretons to the mountains........!

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Last Updated: 29/07/2009 16:43:36   Tags:

On the 25th of July 9 walkers, 4 support crew and two mini vans will attempt to complete the 2009 British Red Cross Three Peaks Challenge which requires the walkers to climb and descend the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. We are taking part in an organised event, with a number of other teams, in order to raise much needed funding for the British Red Cross. Our challenge will begin at 4.10 pm on Saturday 25th July at the bottom of Ben Nevis and will hopefully end at the bottom of Mount Snowdon before 4.10 on Sunday afternoon. Between Scotland and Wales we will be stopping off in the Lake District to climb the notorious Scafell Pike.

This is a tough physical challenge which requires a great deal of preparation and training for all those taking part. There is a huge amount of organisational and fundraising work required and although there are only 9 walkers and 4 support crew there are many, many others currently involved in promoting our challenge and actively fundraising. 

The walkers are: Ben Hopkinson, Riaan Kruger, Tom Lewis, Magda Sztukowska, Donna Cairns, Patrick Conlon, John Ward, David Goldberg and Robert Robertson.

The support crew are: Elaine Thatcher, Bella Mutevelian, James Adamson and Chris Henman. It is the job of the support crew to get the walkers to the bottom of all three mountains in the quickest possible time (and to bring them home again) and to ensure they are properly kitted out and sustained for the three climbs.

We will attempt the challenge in two teams with representatives from Moretons and our sister company Crabtree Property Management Limited. We intend to keep all interested parties updated, throughout the challenge via our blog (more details later).

In 2008 a team from Crabtree attempted this challenge but only managed to complete two of the three mountains due to injuries. This experience combined with the enthusiasm of the Moretons participants will hopefully see the completion of the challenge this year.


If you are interested in sponsoring us please visit our fundraising page www.justgiving.com/crabtree2009

 www.crabtreeproperty.co.uk

 

Mortgage News - September 2009

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Last Updated: 18/09/2009 09:31:06   Tags:

Great news with regards to overall lending – this came in at £16 billion in July which is an improvement on the £12.7 billion recorded in June.  As I’m sure you have seen, there are more first time buyers coming into the market, with August showing a 36% increase which is a very positive indicator of the recovery of market.  We have seen an increase in the number of Agreement in Principle’s issued too over the past few months which as you know are essential if a client is about to make an offer on a property.

Popular deals this week include:

  *     1 year fixed rates – these start at 3.79% (APR 3.10%) for clients with 40% deposit, and after the fixed rate period the rate defaults onto a flexible tracker deal where clients can overpay and borrow back.  This is a very flexible product and one popular with clients who earn bonus and want to overpay.

*     The 4.99% First Time Buyer deal available to 85% (APR 4.10%).  This has no tie in period, and allows clients the option to switch to a fixed rate at any time, great for those clients with only 15% deposit.  Available to £500,000.

*     2 year fixed rates are still hovering around 3.95% for those with 40% deposit, and 4.18% for those with 25% deposit.

*     3 year fixed rates are still hovering around 4.29% for those with 40% deposit and 4.78% for those with 25% deposit

*     For clients who need to borrow £1m plus, the private banks are still offering competitive rates starting at 3.99%

Mount Kilimanjaro in 6 days!

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Last Updated: 21/10/2010 17:25:53   Tags:

After a lot of training and waking up each morning with a new injury, Ben Hopkinson (Director of Moretons) began his journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the 7th October 2010 to support Macmillan Cancer Support (http://www.justgiving.com/Ben-Hopkinson) & The Stroke Association (http://www.justgiving.com/Ben-Hopkinson0). Thankfully Ben didn’t suffer from the dreaded altitude sickness and completed his challenge in 6 days.


We would like to congratulate Ben for completing this immense challenge and reaching his target sponsorship!  The just giving sites are still open, so if you wish to sponsor Ben for his great efforts, please use the links above.

New members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA)

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 17:18:45   Tags:

Moretons have recently become fully bonded members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). This means we are now members of Property Ombudsman - Sales & Lettings, Arla, Property Guild and FCA.

At Moretons we believe it is important for Estate Agents to belong to a re-dress scheme and governing bodies, which is why we have taken the opportunity to add the NAEA.

Office Refurbishment

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Last Updated: 29/07/2009 16:44:29   Tags:

Moretons just finished a complete refurbishment of our new welcoming, bright office, with a client liaising area away from the hustle and bustle of the desk/phone area. A lot of thought went into making a work friendly, productive, user friendly, modern and contemporary  estate agency office for  Westminster and SW1.

Raised over £20,000 for SENSE

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Last Updated: 25/01/2013 15:55:28   Tags:

Over the last two years Moretons, along with the other companies within the Crabtree Group, have raised over £20,000 for SENSE, the charity dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of deaf blind children and adults.


The majority of the money raised has come through taking part in the Ridgewalk; a 24 hour 52 mile endurance walk that takes place around the Oxfordshire and Wiltshire borders.  Money has also been raised through raffles, cake sales, quiz nights and individual donations. We are very proud to support the work of this excellent charity and, earlier this month, our efforts were recognised by SENSE when they invited a representative of The Crabtree Group to attend a lunch with HRH Princess Anne. One of our Moretons Directors, Rob Robertson, attended the event and represented all of the staff who had worked hard to raise such a substantial amount of money. The lunch was attended by other fundraisers and partners in the charities work including David Stone, the double medal winning Para-Olympian.


The work with SENSE is just part of Moretons and The Crabtree Group’s commitment to support local and national charities and to ensure that we maintain our clear vision of social and moral responsibility.


If you would like to find out more about SENSE and/or make a donation please visit them at www.sense.org.uk

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Last Updated: 05/11/2015 15:34:57   Tags:

At Moretons we constantly receive new testimonials so we thought we would add them to our news feed - To see more please visit http://www.moretons.co.uk/testimonials

Recent Testimonial

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Last Updated: 13/10/2015 09:54:22   Tags:

At Moretons we constantly receive new testimonials so we thought we would add them to our news feed - To see more please visit http://www.moretons.co.uk/testimonials

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Last Updated: 13/10/2015 10:02:42   Tags:

Recently Let

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Last Updated: 01/08/2016 15:55:31   Tags: Recently Let

Moretons have recently let one bedroom apartment at 56 Vincent Square, SW1.  If you are considering letting your property in SW1 or the surrounding area, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Last Updated: 13/10/2015 10:00:26   Tags:

Recently Let in Ashley Gardens, SW1

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Last Updated: 18/08/2015 15:09:39   Tags: Ashley Gardens

Moretons have recently let this stunning 4 bedroom apartment in Ashley Gardens, SW1.  We're specialists in our area and provide a meticulous service for our Landlords and Tenants. If you're thinking of letting out your apartment or looking for a new home please contact the SW1 experts on 020 7932 0101

Recently Let

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Last Updated: 01/08/2016 15:54:10   Tags: Recently Let

Moretons have recently let this stunning two bedroom apartment in The Atrium, SW1.  If you are considering letting your property in The Atrium or surrounding area, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Recently Let

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Last Updated: 18/08/2015 15:00:34   Tags: Recently Let

Moretons have recently let two, three bedroom apartments in Victoria Place, SW1.  We're specialists in our area and provide a meticulous service for our Landlords and Tenants. If you're thinking of letting out your apartment or looking for a new home please contact the SW1 experts on 020 7932 0101

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Last Updated: 13/10/2015 10:06:18   Tags:

Recently Sold

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Last Updated: 18/08/2015 16:54:32   Tags: Vincent Square, SW1

Moretons have recently sold this spacious one bedroom apartment in the ever popular Atrium building on Vincent Square. If you would like to know more details please do not hesitate to contact us.

Recently Sold, Artillery Mansions SW1

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Last Updated: 15/09/2015 16:35:53   Tags: Artillery Mansions, SW1

Recently Sold and Under Offer

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Last Updated: 18/08/2015 16:47:45   Tags: Sold And Under Offer In Nell Gwynn House, SW3

Moretons have recently sold and secured an offer on two apartments in Nell Gwynn House, Chelsea, SW3.  Moretons are specialists in Nell Gwynn House and Chelsea so if you're looking to sell or let your apartment, find a new home or a buy to let investment we're the agent to go to. Please call us on 020 7932 0101 to discuss our services or availability.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2014 17:05:38   Tags: Stamp Duty Land Tax

George Osborne has announced a fairer stamp duty system replacing what he labelled ‘badly designed’ rules, claiming 98% of buyers would pay less under the new scheme.
Stamp duty land tax has to be paid on most purchases of houses, flats and other land and buildings. Buyers pay a fixed percentage on the previous price based on the figures within the attached table.
These changes are effective from Thursday 4th December 2014.
These changes do not mean there is a sudden hike in stamp duty as you pay the difference between thresholds.
However, there will be higher costs on any property transaction over £937,000.
With a significant amount of transactions in Central London being over £937,000 we will have to wait and see what effect this has on the Central London market.

Thank you for your Harvest gifts......

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Last Updated: 13/10/2010 14:56:47   Tags:

The Reverend Phillip Welsh from St. Stephen with St. John Westminster has written to Moretons to Thank everyone involved (staff and clients) for their Harvest gift contributions.

The boxes of goods were presented at the service and the Salvation Army hostel in Great Peter Street is very appreciative of the support.

The Crabtree Crawlers - The Challenge

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Last Updated: 13/02/2013 12:19:04   Tags:

The Challenge:

Brave members of the Crabtree Group (The Crabtree Crawlers) are embarking on a 62 mile walk from London to Brighton which takes place on 25th-26th May 2013 raising money for The North London Hospice.

Training programmes have already begun and the 16 strong team, along with the dependable 5 person support team, are psyching themselves up for the gruelling challenge that lies ahead. The mixed group contains experienced campaigners who are accustomed to a blister or 2 along with complete novices whose sheer enthusiasm possibly outweighs judgement!

The event presents an opportunity to walk or run the demanding 100km course. For further details please visit www.london2brightonchallenge.com

The Cause:

The team are raising money for a local cause in the form of The North London Hospice. The North London Hospice is a charity who help people to live with potentially life-limiting illnesses providing emotional, spiritual and practical support to them, their families, friends and carers. The North London Hospice believe that everyone living in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey should receive palliative care required to minimise their symptoms, maximise their quality of life and to live and die with dignity in the surroundings of their choice. The charity also supports patients relatives, friends and carers allowing them to cope with any difficulties arising from the illness and to recover and rebuild their lives afterwards. Please visit www.northlondonhospice.org/ for additional information.

We would like to thank our fellow colleagues, clients, suppliers and associates in advance. To make a donation please click on the link below to activate our Just Giving page:

www.justgiving.com/crabtreegroup

 

The Crabtree Crawlers.

Follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter:

twitter.com/ccrawlers

www.facebook.com/groups/265197453567381/

We found all the Elephants………now let us find a property for you!

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Last Updated: 14/06/2010 14:26:59   Tags:

Moretons have been following the Elephant Parade around Central London.

The Elephant Parade is a conservation campaign that shines a multi-coloured spotlight on the urgent crisis faced by the endangered Asian elephant. See over 250 brightly painted life-size elephants located over central London this summer.

Each decorated by a different artist or celebrity, the elephants brighten and beautify the city, enhancing every park, street corner and building they grace. Running from May to July 2010, this is London’s biggest outdoor art event on record.

See the Elephant Parade herd at the official viewing days at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on the 25th, 26th and 28th June. From 10am to 7pm admission is free and open to the public.

Visit www.elephantparadelondon.org for more information.

Wimbledon is not the only place to find a good service......

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Last Updated: 15/06/2011 14:30:02   Tags:

.......Here at the new Moretons we take enormous pride in providing the 'best service' possible for all our clients. To our vendors and landlord's we achieve optimum and often record prices with regular feedback and updates; to our applicants we listen to all their needs and try to find their perfect match. For 'total professionalism' and the 'best service' to all who embrace the Moretons experience, don't settle for less call us now on 020 7932 0101.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter......

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Last Updated: 12/04/2011 14:37:50   Tags:

Although Easter is without doubt the busiest time of the year in sales and also extremely busy for lettings, we want to take time out to wish all our clients and friends a very Happy Easter! If there is anything we can do to help with your property, come to us, as your local agent we can offer a broad range of top professional property services. 
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