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Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

Wimbledon thanks key workers

Wimbledon thanks key workers for serving an ace

Wimbledon’s All England Lawn Tennis Club has found a new way of thanking essential workers for their extraordinary efforts during the Covid-19 crisis. In an initiative called “Rally Together”, 80 staff from NHS hospitals, London Ambulance Service and Transport for London were invited to take part in tennis coaching on the hallowed courts, usually reserved … Continue reading "Wimbledon thanks key workers for serving an ace"


From blue doors to burning sage, moving day traditions around the world

It is often said that moving house is among the big stresses of modern life. But what if you could ease the strain by making sure you have luck on your side? For centuries people around the world have followed moving day superstitions, aimed at warding off evil spirits and ensuring happiness and prosperity in … Continue reading "From blue doors to burning sage, moving day traditions around the world"


Guide to Investing in UK Commercial Property

Commercial property is increasingly attracting the eye of investors who are interested in solid returns and losing faith in the volatility of the equities market.  Traditionally, most property investors have looked to the residential market to provide them with a good investment – however, many got into problems in 2008 when the recession struck.


Slimmed down Wimbledon BookFest announced for September

Wimbledon’s much-loved annual BookFest will run again this year – in a slightly different form. The 2020 festival, entitled Last Days of Summer, will take place on 12 and 13 September from an open marquee on the common. Events will also be digitally streamed so that no-one misses out. Festival director, Fiona Razvi announced the … Continue reading "Slimmed down Wimbledon BookFest announced for September"


Stamp duty holiday – what does it mean in cash terms?

In his summer statement, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on property transactions of under £500,000, which complete before 31 March next year. The zero rate is also payable on the first £500,000 of more expensive properties. The news has led to a flurry of interest in the housing market, with some … Continue reading "Stamp duty holiday – what does it mean in cash terms?"

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Conveyancing – Can you do it yourself or should use a solicitor?

If you’re planning a house move, it is essential to factor in the extra costs. Alongside stamp duty, legal fees can be a significant addition to the cost of buying a property. But is there a way to cut these costs? What is conveyancing? Known as conveyancing, the legal process involved in a house sale … Continue reading "Conveyancing – Can you do it yourself or should use a solicitor?"