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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.

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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?"

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Wimbledon: “As un-Londonish as if it were a hundred miles out”

There’s no tennis this year, but as Wimbledon Village emerges from lockdown, Country Life magazine has been delving into the area’s history to discover more about its enduring appeal. Wimbledon has come a long way over the past five centuries. Formerly an estate, ownership of the area has passed between various historical luminaries. They include … Continue reading "Wimbledon: “As un-Londonish as if it were a hundred miles out”"

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Give your home security a back-to-work makeover

As the nation emerges from lockdown, improving your home security could be a good last-minute DIY task before returning to work. With large numbers of the population home during the day, burglaries fell by 37% during the first four weeks of lockdown. As people begin returning to work, homeowners are urged to be aware of … Continue reading "Give your home security a back-to-work makeover"

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Millions resume their property search as lockdown measures are eased

London estate agents saw “phones ringing off the hook”, and record numbers of enquiries in the 48-hours after property viewings restarted in England. A large increase in new instructions and valuations has also been reported. It is believed that more than 450,000 house sales were put on hold when the government introduced its coronavirus restrictions … Continue reading "Millions resume their property search as lockdown measures are eased"

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Art SOS – Wimbledon Art Fair goes online and supports the NHS

Art SOS – Wimbledon Art Fair goes online and supports the NHS

A well-established art fair will go online for the first time in its 20-year history. Wimbledon Art Fair, organised by Wimbledon Art Studios, will open to the public from 14 to 17 May, showcasing powerful works by more than 100 artists. The fair aims to give art lovers everywhere the opportunity to invest in affordable … Continue reading "Art SOS – Wimbledon Art Fair goes online and supports the NHS"

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Get your legal affairs in order during lockdown, sellers advised

People looking to move home shouldn’t wait to begin their preparations, according to lawyers. As Chris Salmon of Quittance Legal Services explains, those serious about selling can instruct a solicitor, in spite of the continuing lockdown and before they have found a buyer.   “If a seller has instructed their solicitor weeks earlier, not only will much of the paperwork … Continue reading "Get your legal affairs in order during lockdown, sellers advised"

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