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New member of our Commercial Division - Robert Cockayne

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Published: 22/03/2017   Last Updated: 22/03/2017 16:56:15   Author: Laura Fairman    Tags: Commercial Property Sale Let

Peter James Estates are pleased to announce the expansion of their successful Commercial Property department, with the addition of a highly experienced Commercial Consultant – Robert Cockayne.

Robert, who has a comprehensive background specialising in the public house, restaurant, retail and office markets, has recently joined the team following a successful term at a well-known national competitor.

Robert is a resident of Kent and also studied Law at the University of Kent, is an Associate of the RICS and Fellow of the Association of Valuers of Licensed Property (AVLP), and is therefore able to provide a degree of expertise which others in the industry cannot. His experience and knowledge of the South East London area which Robert brings will be invaluable to landlords and tenants throughout the region.

Commercial Director Jim Power commented: “I am thrilled to have Robert join our team and am sure that his enthusiasm and passion for commercial property, when combined with his extensive knowledge of the local markets will be of great benefit to all of our clients, old and new.”

Peter James are one of the few completely independent estate agents operating in South London. With unrivalled knowledge of the local area offering a complete service including sales, lettings and property management from their offices in Sidcup, Blackheath, Lee and New Cross with a fifth office opening in April 2017 in Brockley.

For commercial advice with selling, leasing or valuing your commercial property, please get in touch with Robert and the team.

For more information contact Peter James Estates on 020 8463 1555 or robert.cockayne@peterjamesestates.co.uk.

Do you have a commercial property?

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Published: 17/02/2017   Last Updated: 17/02/2017 15:55:59   Tags: Commercial, Property, Sale, Let

If you have a commercial property you would like to sell or let, we can help you!

Peter James have a skilled team with a wealth of knowledge waiting to work with you. We are here to advise both freeholders and leaseholders on commercial property of any kind.

We provide marketing advice for owners who want to sell a freehold interest in any type of commercial property and we have numerous buyers financially qualified, registered and actively looking.

We have recently completed on a number of transactions where we have matched buyers to sellers and have completed within weeks.

This service is available to landlords who are looking for reliable tenants. We are experienced in negotiating new leases and achieving the best rental incomes, coupled with terms that suit your requirements, again within record timescales.

We pride ourselves in the fact that we have a history of being able to dispose of commercial property albeit for sale or for rent in a timescale and in accordance with terms that suit you. Whether a seller or landlord, you can rely on Peter James to introduce the perfect client that meets your needs.

Call James Power, Commercial Director personally on 020 8463 1555 and read our latest Focus Magazine click here.

How much is your's worth? Property prices have risen!

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Published: 07/02/2017   Last Updated: 10/02/2017 09:59:21   Tags: Property, Property Prices

In the last four year, property prices in London have risen by approximately 53% according to Land Registry.

Find out how much your property is worth by calling your local property experts...Lee 020 8318 2555 Blackheath 020 8858 2555 or New Cross 020 7732 7777 #lee #newcross #blackheath #property #valuation #propertyprices 

 

Are you looking for a career in sales?

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Published: 01/11/2016   Last Updated: 01/11/2016 09:29:31   Tags: Sales-Negotiator-Position

Peter James specialise in Residential Sales and Lettings, Property Management, Commercial, Land & New Homes, along with Block Management and Financial Services.
 
We are one of the few completely independent estate agents operating in South London. The Directors have a hands-on approach in the day-to-day running of the business which ensures that all of our clients needs are met and exceeded. We are passionate about property, the clients we serve and the areas in which we operate.

We are currently recruiting for a Sales Negotiator in our Lee office.  We need a self-motivated, well presented, confident team player with great customer service and communication skills. A good telephone manner and a full driving license are essential.

Whilst industry experience would be desirable, you can still apply if you've never worked in the industry before as full training will be given.

Salary dependent on experience. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
 
To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to hr@peterjamesestates.co.uk

Spotlight on Brockley

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Published: 14/09/2016   Last Updated: 14/09/2016 11:32:55   Tags:

Gentrification is the new buzz word when describing many of London’s suburbs nowadays and the word can easily be mentioned when debating Brockley. However, the transformation in the area has been steady and rooted, for instance  to the delight of it’s  residents, Brockley has not succumbed to an impersonal coffee chain, and to the contrary you  can soak up the community spirit in one of many independently owned businesses in Brockley & surrounding areas.
Nestled between Camberwell College of Arts and Goldsmith’s University, the area attracts a lot of creative residents who fit perfectly in an area known for its quirky laid back vibe. The London Overground connection is an obvious appeal to City workers who can travel into Shoreditch High Street,  Highbury & Islington and to London Bridge in a mere 12-16 minutes. Whilst Crofton Park station has Thameslink services to Blackfriars (22 minutes) and St Pancras (32 minutes) and with Brockley station being in Zone 2, residents can save money on their travel.
Once home from work, Brockley has fantastic leisure options at your disposal. The Rivoli ballroom on Brockley Road has welcomed Florence + The Machine, The White Stripes, Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher in recent years. Brockley Open Studios is a summer showcase where local artists open their doors to the public and you can take in fabulous views from Hilly Fields Park and Telegraph Hill Park nearby.
To satisfy appetites, Indian restaurant Babur voted London’s ‘best Indian restaurant’ in 2013, is always a good choice as well as Brockley’s Rock serving traditional fish and chips. Several trendy delis and cafes have opened up the area such as Arlo and Moe which offers fresh produce and The Brockley Orchard have a fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.
Jam Circus attracts local parents in the day and transforms in the evening into a bar with live music and to take in a show, residents can take a stroll to The Brockley Jack for a diverse programme of theatre, comedy and even poetry.
There are some great schools in the area, Brockley Primary School, John Stainer Community Primary School, St. Mary Magdalen R.C School and Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College are just a few of the decent schools in the area. Ofsted reports are available on our website.
Properties in the area are dominated by two conservation areas. The Brockley conservation area has Victorian houses which range from large detached properties on wide, tree-lined roads such as Tressilian Road, Breaskspears Road and Wickham Road to smaller terrace cottages around Hilly Fields Park. St Johns conservation area is far more self-contained, with streets very similar.

School fetes were a great success

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Published: 14/09/2016   Last Updated: 14/09/2016 11:44:39   Tags:

The Fete at St Winifred's was a great success! We were very happy to have taken part and it was great to see some new and familiar faces this summer. Here's some of the photos we took of the day. Well done again to all the pupils who competed and congratulations to all the winners!

Peter James sponsors of St Winifred's and Sherington Primary Schools

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Published: 17/06/2016   Last Updated: 14/09/2016 16:46:36   Tags: School Sponosorship Property Estate Agent Blackheath Lee

To celebrate this year's summer fetes at both schools we have asked the pupils to compete in a fun competition by drawing their 'fantasy home'.

All images will be displayed in our office window displays at Lee and Blackheath from the 17th June and displayed on Facebook.

The image with the most 'likes' on Facebook will receive a prize on the day of the fete.

Both fetes will be on the 2nd July from 12 - 3pm and all proceeds raised on the day will go to each respective school.

The pictures for each category are displayed in our photos as albums. Like and share your favourite pictures. Competition closes on the 30th June. Good luck to everyone. https://www.facebook.com/PeterJamesEstateAgents/

Where to buy a property in London in 2016?

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Published: 21/01/2016   Last Updated: 21/01/2016 10:57:38   Tags: Buy Property Southlondon

We love South-east London!
South-east London is climbing the property ladder fast, thanks to quick overland rail links to the centre and good-value property prices. We get the lowdown on the up-and-coming areas where buyer's budgets can stretch up to twice as far.

http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/buying/new-homes/where-to-buy-a-property-in-london-in-2016-the-southeast-london-homes-hotspots-to-watch-a98271.html

Last One Remaining at Woodland Mews

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Published: 26/11/2015   Last Updated: 26/11/2015 14:39:28   Tags: Lewisham Property

The last property remaining at Woodland Mews is arguably the best unit. This detached house with front and back gardens, allocated parking, luxury fitted kitchens with Bosch appliances, two bathrooms and designated bicycle storage is built around a central landscaped communal garden creating a tranquil place to live. Woodland Mews is less than 10 minutes walk to 4 different stations; Lewisham mainline, Lewisham DLR, St Johns mainline and Elverson Road DLR.

 

This beautiful home is priced at £595,000. To view call 020 7732 7777.

Luxury Greenwich Living at The Old Pound Apartments

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Published: 02/10/2015   Last Updated: 02/10/2015 14:27:00   Tags: Greenwich Apartments The Old Pound Luxury

A brand new development of luxury 2 bedroom apartments finished to an outstanding standard. Features include secure allocated car parking spaces and bike racks. Two ground floor apartments have beautiful decked and landscaped gardens while the upper floor apartments have good sized balconies with storage cupboards. All apartments have 2 bathrooms, 2 double bedrooms and 22 ft open plan reception rooms. Further marks of quality include Amtico flooring in the hall and reception rooms, double glazing and entry systems. The apartments are conveniently located for easy access to Westcombe Park station. Greenwich town centre and the O2 are nearby.

 

Prices from £425,000. Call Peter James New Homes on  020 8463 1555.

Woodland Mews - Boutique Gated Development in Lewisham

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Published: 16/09/2015   Last Updated: 07/09/2016 10:49:58   Tags: Apartments Houses Lewisham

The properties in this unique scheme are built around a central landscaped communal garden creating a tranquil place to live. Woodland Mews is less than 10 minutes walk to 4 different stations; Lewisham mainline, Lewisham DLR, St Johns mainline and Elverson Road DLR. The development is perfect for those needing easy access to Canary Wharf, the City and central London. Additional features include off street parking, a designated bicycle storage area, luxury fitted kitchens with Bosch appliances, luxury bathrooms and private gardens. Call New Homes on 020 8463 1555 to view.

Are you ready for the new legislation?

Published: 09/09/2015   Last Updated: 09/09/2015 14:54:39   Tags: Legislation Smoke Alarms

New legislation for Landlords regarding smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are coming into effect on the 1st October2015. We recommend that all of our Landlords start installing these alarms now. Contact propertymanagement@peterjamesestates.co.uk if you would like us to arrange your installation or if you have any questions. Please read our newsletter below.

New Landlord Legislation

Blackheath Standard - The place for savvy buyers

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Published: 20/08/2015   Last Updated: 20/08/2015 11:14:03   Tags: Resident Magazine Blackheath Blackheath Standard Buyers

In this month's Resident Magazine, our branch manager Maria tells us why more purchasers are considering Blackheath Standard over Blackheath Village. Read the article online.
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Peter James Life Magazine - Summer Issue

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Published: 19/08/2015   Last Updated: 19/08/2015 10:22:56   Tags: Properties Rent Buy Magazine

Our new issue of Peter James Life Magazine is out now, featuring the best properties to rent and buy this Summer and also the best gastropubs in the area. Have you picked up your copy yet? If not, read online by clicking here

Old Pound Apartments, Greenwich SE10

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Published: 14/08/2015   Last Updated: 14/08/2015 16:42:58   Tags: Old Pound Apartments, Greenwich SE10

Stunning development of seven new flats, two of which are garden flats, the upper floor properties boast amazing views. They are situated less than five minutes walk from Westcombe Park mainline station. Prices from £445,000 Please contact our Blackheath Standard office on 020 8858 2555

Woodland Mews - The antidote to high rise living!

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Published: 14/08/2015   Last Updated: 14/08/2015 16:51:42   Tags: Woodland Mews, Lewisham SE13

Tranquil gated development of just seven flats and houses – 60% SOLD…!  Prices from £350,000 Please contact our New Cross office on 020 7732 7777

Three New Home Launches on Saturday 20th June

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Published: 17/06/2015   Last Updated: 17/06/2015 09:55:44   Tags: Newhomes, Launch

If you are looking for a new home, come to one or all three new home launches this weekend.

Woodland Mews in Elswick Road, Lewisham, is a fantastic development of just seven properties and a mixture of apartments, semi detached and a detached house. Prices start from only £350,000. Open day 10am-3pm.

Brookmill Road (very close to Woodland Mews) is a unique development of three apartments and two commercial units. Located minutes from Elverson Road DLR and Lewisham station. The stand out apartment is one with a 14ft flat roof terrace. Prices start from just £325,000. Open day 1pm-2.30pm.

The Old Pound Apartments is a brand new development of 7 flats, under 5 minutes from Westcombe Park station. All apartments feature 2 bed 2 bath, 22ft open plan reception area with Amtico flooring and 11ft balconies or gardens. Prices start from £445,000. Open day 10am-11.30am.

 

Contact New Homes for more information 020 8463 1555

20 days until the launch of Woodland Mews

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Published: 01/06/2015   Last Updated: 01/06/2015 11:32:13   Tags: Newhome, Woodlandmews, Lewisham

Only 20 days until the champagne launch of Woodland Mews, a unique gated development of only seven units in the centre of Lewisham. Some features include, allocated parking, private gardens, en-suites and 10 year warranty. Prices start from £350,000. This is one not to be missed. To reserve your place, call Peter James Land & New Homes on 020 8463 1555.

Spring has sprung! Our new Peter James Life Magazine is in branches now!

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Published: 12/05/2015   Last Updated: 01/06/2015 11:33:07   Tags: Propertymagazine, Peterjameslife

Our new Peter James Life magazine is out now in our branches showcasing the best properties locally. Pick up your free copy today!

Woodland Mews Launching in June 2015

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Published: 11/05/2015   Last Updated: 01/06/2015 11:33:35   Tags: Woodlandmews, Lewisham, Newhome

Peter James are proud to be the selling agents of a brand new luxury development in the heart of Lewisham which will be launching this June. Located off of Elswick Road and just minutes from Lewisham's excellent transportation into central London via train or the Jubilee line via the DLR, are four flats, two semi detached houses and one impressive detached house. Prices start from £330,000. To register your interest or to find out more information, please contact our New Home Department on 020 8463 1555.

School Sponsorship - Sherington Primary School

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Published: 07/04/2015   Last Updated: 14/09/2016 16:47:20   Tags: School, Sponsorship

In March, our Blackheath Manager, Maria Nocerino was pleased to present Sherington Primary School with a cheque for £1,800 which was used to create The Linnaeus Garden, a new garden for their students. Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins officially opened the garden on the day and helped the children plant a tree. The School's Glee Club performed a song and the children offered their artwork to those involved as thanks. The new garden was built with eco-friendly materials and has fruit and vegetables planted and a pond to attract wildlife.

20 days until the launch of Woodland Mews

Last Updated: 10/03/2017 09:54:20   Tags:

Only 20 days until the champagne launch of Woodland Mews, a unique gated development of only seven units in the centre of Lewisham. Some features include, allocated parking, private gardens, en-suites and 10 year warranty. Prices start from £350,000. This is one not to be missed. To reserve your place, call Peter James Land & New Homes on 020 8463 1555.

Managing your property efficiently

Last Updated: 01/06/2015 11:32:34   Tags: Propertymanagement, Southlondon

Whilst rental prices remain at an all time high in our area and the lettings market is still very buoyant, Landlords are urged to remember the duty of care to their tenants’ health and safety.


Landlords should make regular property visits to inspect for essential repairs and reduce the risk of their tenants being exposed to potentially life threatening hazards.


A recent case saw a landlord in Tottenham, North London, jailed for four months and ordered to pay approximately £2,000 in damages for illegally installing a boiler at his rented property and then repeatedly attempting to fix it himself when the tenants reported a strong smell of gas.


The Defence Premises Act requires Landlords to pay damages to a tenant if they become injured or dies, as a result of a defect which the landlord is responsible for repairing. This extends to paying compensation if tenant’s belongings are destroyed as a result also.


Gary Cole, Branch Manager at Peter James said “We work with Landlords from the initial marketing stage to check that their property meets all the safety requirements.  Our management team then make regular visits to the property and deal with problems quickly and efficiently.”


The most common dangers found in rental properties are un-serviced boilers, bare wiring, damp, mould, broken windows, leaning brick walls and overgrown gardens with concealed barbed wires.


Jack Dixon, Peter James’ Property Manager for the New Cross area has a plan for all of his properties. “I speak to my tenants regularly and encourage them to report any hazards as soon as possible. We also visit each managed property a minimum of three times a year and produce a mid-term inspection report each time, so I can see if there is anything that would be dangerous from this as well as the general condition of the property.


“A 24 hour response is in place for heating, water systems and minor electrical problems and a 72 hour response for kitchen appliances and other items that affect the daily life of a tenant. Our ethos at Peter James is that if we respond quickly to any faults which keeps the tenant happy and paying rent in time which results in a happy Landlord.”


Peter James manages over 500 properties in the Lee, Blackheath and New Cross area. If you have a property in the area which you would like us to manage for you, please contact 020 8463 1550.

Our New Homes, Land and Commercial division has launched

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Last Updated: 01/06/2015 11:32:48   Tags: Land, Newhomes, Commercial

After a very successful 2014, Peter James are proud to announce a new division within the group which will be solely dedicated to New Homes, Land and Commercial properties. Our Director, James Power will be managing the department alongside RICS qualified and marketing affiliate, Scott King.


In the first six weeks of opening, the division has been instructed to sell a great number of commercial properties, one of which has sold in Lee and they have been instructed to market new home sites in Lewisham and Blackheath.


James Power said “We felt it was the right time to launch our new division and we are so pleased with the response we have been getting from our clients. We offer developers a tailor-made new homes marketing service from conception, planning and design, through to marketing and sales and final completion.”


He added; “This is a significant appointment. Peter James can now offer services right across all aspects of the property market - residential, new homes, commercial, land, mortgages and property management.”

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