How to maintain a chimney and fireplace

How to maintain a chimney and fireplace

Find out how to maintain fireplaces and chimneys in older homes to keep them working safely and efficiently.   Cosy and comforting, an original fireplace alight with burning coals or logs i... Read More

Keep your Victorian home looking fresh

Keep your Victorian home looking fresh

Victorian homes are wonderfully unique, full of character and open to a world of interior design possibilities. Well-built and usually full of lofty ceilings and large rooms, they are the dream home f... Read More

“Best agent in South Woodford” at the AllAgents awards!

“Best agent in South Woodford” at the AllAgents awards!

We’re so proud to announce that we’ve been given yet another award to top off a wonderful 2019 so far.   We wholeheartedly believe in the power of recommendation and therefore ... Read More

Buy the home you love

Buy the home you love

Purchasing a property is a long-term investment. On average, depending on the phase of the market and external influences, it can take around five years to see real returns on a property investment. A... Read More

Is there a difference between value and marketability?

Is there a difference between value and marketability?

One of the first distinctions that you need to determine when placing your home on the market is the difference between its actual value and its current marketability.  Several aspects determine ... Read More

How to delve into the history of your home

How to delve into the history of your home

However long you have lived in your home, unless you were the person to build it, it’s going to have a history. Finding out what the history behind your house is can really make you feel part of... Read More

What’s on guide: October

What’s on guide: October

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and a... Read More

A spotlight on Woodford…

A spotlight on Woodford…

With Epping Forest a stones’ throw away, ample green space, and tonnes of character, Woodford offers a quiet respite from the busyness of central London – yet for commuters, it’s a s... Read More

Is your property Georgian, Victorian, or Edwardian?

Is your property Georgian, Victorian, or Edwardian?

If you are wondering, 'How old is my house?' or ‘What era is my house?’ we are here to help!   Here we’ll go through the most common era properties – plus we... Read More

Section 21 changes: what landlords need to know…

Section 21 changes: what landlords need to know…

“No-fault evictions” are expected to soon be a thing of the past, after former Prime Minister Theresa May promised to “protect tenants from unethical behaviour” by abolishing S... Read More

What’s on guide: September

What’s on guide: September

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and a... Read More

Steps to take BEFORE you get an agent round...

Steps to take BEFORE you get an agent round...

So you’re selling your home, and you’re not quite sure how to go about it. Before you instruct your estate agent, there are a number of steps that you can take to ensure a quick, smooth pr... Read More

What do tenants really want from a rental property?

What do tenants really want from a rental property?

Most landlords and rental property owners have no idea what tenants really want. In a study, 84 per cent of tenants indicated their desire to meet the house owner prior to moving in yet only 46 percen... Read More

What are the top reasons people are moving home this summer?

What are the top reasons people are moving home this summer?

As a property seller, it’s interesting to know the most common reasons for people moving home so you can tailor your strategy accordingly.   With this in mind, research from AA Mortga... Read More

What’s on guide: August

What’s on guide: August

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and a... Read More

5 ways to improve your rental yields

5 ways to improve your rental yields

Landlords are told to consider rental yields before they invest in property. The higher the rental yield, the more opportunity you have to enjoy significant returns on your investment. However, if you... Read More

Targeting your ideal buyer!

Targeting your ideal buyer!

It is natural vendors focus on their own needs and expectations when selling their house. However, time spent focusing on who the buyer is, and what they want or need when buying property will make a ... Read More

The benefits of property video tours

The benefits of property video tours

In a competitive marketplace, vendors need to help buyers make a decision, and they must give buyers what they want. This is as relevant for vendors selling a house as it is for a dealer selling a car... Read More

How to get a bigger home without moving

How to get a bigger home without moving

If your living space is small, it’s sometimes hard to de-clutter and see your home’s potential. Smart colour choices, storage and clever furniture arrangements are easy ways to create the ... Read More

Successfully sponsoring Oakdale school's summer and winter fetes!

Successfully sponsoring Oakdale school's summer and winter fetes!

Oakdale Primary School recently had their summer fete and we’re proud to have sponsored it and the school for so many years (including both their summer and winter fetes) with an incredible... Read More

What’s on guide: July

What’s on guide: July

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and a... Read More

5 of the best places to take dad in South Woodford this Father's Day

5 of the best places to take dad in South Woodford this Father's Day

Claybury Park If Dad likes to be active and enjoys nature, consider a trip to Claybury Park, maintained by the Woodland Trust. Less than a 15-minute drive from South Woodford, take in the fresh air... Read More

What’s on guide: June

What’s on guide: June

What? Big Summer Festival Where? Haven House Children's Hospice, High Road, Woodford Green When? Saturday 29th June Spend the afternoon relaxing with your family and friends in the beauti... Read More

Why our landlords don’t have to worry about the tenant fee ban…

Why our landlords don’t have to worry about the tenant fee ban…

With many letting agents passing on the fees by raising their prices, charging landlords, and even suggesting a higher rent on the property, our landlords never have to worry about the changing legisl... Read More

Top Tips For A Healthier BBQ and how you can use this to sell your home

Top Tips For A Healthier BBQ and how you can use this to sell your home

The heat is coming, BBQ covers are being thrown off, and the grills finally cleaned! Having your BBQ out, clean, and giving the impression of “ready to use” is the ideal way to stage your ... Read More

We've won the British Property Award for the 3rd year running!

We've won the British Property Award for the 3rd year running!

We’ve built a long-term reputation for valuing, selling and letting all nature of property and are, without question, considered leaders in the field of Estate Agency dealing with properties thr... Read More

Places to take the kids for May half term holiday

Places to take the kids for May half term holiday

We’ve made it a little easier by putting together our favourite children’s activities in the area – you could do one for every day of the holiday!   What? Creative Biscuit... Read More

Retirement Planning: Growing Your Property Portfolio

Retirement Planning: Growing Your Property Portfolio

There are many different ways to prepare for retirement and grow a “nest egg” of opportunity for enjoying our post-work lifestyle. One fantastic way to do so is by investing. One great poo... Read More

The best local Easter Sunday roasts!

The best local Easter Sunday roasts!

What we do find is that when a lot of people move to the area, they go and hunt for a good roast too, which means that we’ve gone out and done some investigating to see what’s on offer in ... Read More

The best local amenities in South Woodford

The best local amenities in South Woodford

Of course, if you’re someone who is considering moving to a new area and you want to find out more about the different types of facilities which are available, you can struggle even more. To try... Read More

The buying and selling tips you need to know before you relocate

The buying and selling tips you need to know before you relocate

1. Sell First Ideally, you should sell your current home first in order to have all your financial resources available to purchase your next home. You want to avoid waiting until the closing on you... Read More

Why Staging Your Home Matters

Why Staging Your Home Matters

Staging is a wonderful way of making sure a property buyer is impressed from the first instance. It has everything to do with presenting it in the best light possible. In a study, 39 percent of agents... Read More

10 Fantastic FREE Things to do in London this Easter

10 Fantastic FREE Things to do in London this Easter

With so many family friendly and exciting excursions in London there’s something for everyone on or before Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019 and after. Actually, you don't need to spend money ... Read More

Could London be getting its own Disneyland?

Could London be getting its own Disneyland?

Get set for the biggest thing to happen to London since the Olympics. Children all over London (and likely adults too) are getting excited at the prospect of our very own Disneyland style themepark! ... Read More

Why we will always support local, independent businesses in our community...

Why we will always support local, independent businesses in our community...

But have you ever stopped to consider why this is the case and why it is important that we support and encourage owner run small businesses to set up shop in our local area, and spend money there to h... Read More

Feng Shui: A Beginners Guide

Feng Shui: A Beginners Guide

The principles of opposites, yin and yang and the elements of fire, earth, water, wind and metal combine to create a set of principles that help with interior designing including colour and furniture ... Read More

Most romantic spots for Valentine’s Day in the area

Most romantic spots for Valentine’s Day in the area

If you are in the South Woodford area here are some of the most romantic spots for Valentine’s Day this year.   Valentine’s Park   Well, it had to be the first choice... Read More

Thanks to all our customers in 2018, we’ve ended up top of the leadership board!

Thanks to all our customers in 2018, we’ve ended up top of the leadership board!

With your help, and prioritising customer service above all else, we’ve finished 2018 with the most sales agreed in the area!   While 2018 was a tough year for the housing market, we&... Read More

Which amenities will guarantee your home sale?

Which amenities will guarantee your home sale?

A recent report revealed that living near certain amenities could really affect your home’s value.  Research suggests that having a leading supermarket near your home can seriously boost it... Read More

Home organisation for the New Year

Home organisation for the New Year

We can show you how tackling your home organisation could be the new year refresh that you need, so take a look through our top tips for sorting out your home and getting it underway in the best way p... Read More

Beginning of the year sale - is it a good idea?

Beginning of the year sale - is it a good idea?

Rightmove reported that over 1 and half million people visited their website between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day alone!   This means anyone selling a property shouldn’t take their fo... Read More

What’s on guide: January

What’s on guide: January

What? The 39 Steps - by John Buchan Where? Theydon Bois Village Hall When? 10th – 12th January 2019 Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and y... Read More

The ultimate 2019 trends for your kitchen and bathroom tiles

The ultimate 2019 trends for your kitchen and bathroom tiles

But interior trends tend to move slower and often ‘micro’ trends then become elements of larger trends. For example, the explosion of copper in interiors came from mixing metals in the Ind... Read More

Should I decorate my house before selling it?

Should I decorate my house before selling it?

Let’s go a little more in-depth and consider the important things you need to think about:   What does your home look like?   This is the most important thing to consider ... Read More

Noisy neighbours – how to deal with the problem before it gets worse

Noisy neighbours – how to deal with the problem before it gets worse

You could also be a landlord with tenants who are experiencing problems with noisy neighbours. So, whether it's yourself who is having the trouble or you’re acting on behalf of someone else,... Read More

Top tips on preparing for a mortgage appointment

Top tips on preparing for a mortgage appointment

Think ahead – and get your finances in order         Think about your monthly outgoings. It could affect your chances of being offered a mo... Read More

The top 20 features that will sell your home

The top 20 features that will sell your home

Which makes new research by GoCompare Home Insurance all the more valuable, revealing – as it does – a list of the top 20 must-have property features for the nation's buyers.  ... Read More

Jargon Buster: gazumping

Jargon Buster: gazumping

What does gazumping mean? Well, we’ll tell you….   A:  In England and Wales a buyer’s offer is not legally binding even after acceptance of the offer by the seller, ... Read More

Makeover your hallway to give the best first impression

Makeover your hallway to give the best first impression

Maybe.  But they also help form a buyer’s first impression when they walk through the door to your property for a viewing.  So how do you make the best possible first impression? ... Read More

Sponsorship for Oakdale School’s Christmas fayre!

Sponsorship for Oakdale School’s Christmas fayre!

Everyone is welcome at the fayre! There will be lots of craft, gift and toy stalls to kick start your Christmas shopping. They will also have Santa's Grotto, creative Biscuit mobile workshop, and ... Read More

Neil King, founder of an award winning agency shares his secrets on new property TV show

Neil King, founder of an award winning agency shares his secrets on new property TV show

Neil King has been taking the estate agency industry by storm, as founder and director of his award winning and area-leading agency, which has grown to become one of the top agencies in the UK in the ... Read More

How do you find out how long a lease is left on a leasehold property?

How do you find out how long a lease is left on a leasehold property?

Some buyers can be confused about how to find this information out, but it’s actually very easy to find out how long a lease is left on a property…   Option 1:   &nbs... Read More

What to do if you are not happy with your agent

What to do if you are not happy with your agent

We all hate feeling trapped and there is nothing worse than feeling that you HAVE to do something, even when you really don’t want to. Letting or renting a house is no different but once you&rsq... Read More

9 reasons renting is amazing for a landlord

9 reasons renting is amazing for a landlord

If you have a property and haven’t decided what you’re going to do with it, you may want to consider letting it. Aside from the financial benefits, renting out a property can have a great ... Read More

A guide to a successful property let (landlord)

A guide to a successful property let (landlord)

Being a landlord doesn’t have to result in fraught relationships, horror story rentals or unlimited amount of stress. Instead, being a landlord can be a hugely rewarding job and with a few steps... Read More

Letting agreements explained

Letting agreements explained

The property world can be confusing but once you get your head around the different policies and terms, it really doesn’t have to be. We’re always asked about the different tenancy agreeme... Read More

Common pitfalls of letting a home and how to avoid them

Common pitfalls of letting a home and how to avoid them

Being a landlord is not as easy as people think. Whilst there are numerous benefits, the stresses of managing tenants and properties can be a minefield. There are various things that can go wrong so w... Read More

10 questions every landlord wants answered

10 questions every landlord wants answered

Questions, Questions, Questions – we all have them but often they don’t get answered. Being a landlord is a huge responsibility and can be very stressful and confusing. There are probably ... Read More

8 mistakes landlords make and how to avoid them

8 mistakes landlords make and how to avoid them

Being a landlord has many benefits but the stress cannot be denied and often managing tenants can be a minefield. There are various things that can go wrong but with a little knowledge and preparation... Read More

8 tips for getting the most out of letting your property

8 tips for getting the most out of letting your property

Renting out a property isn’t as easy as most people think. After all, you’ve got to understand the responsibility involved and you are probably holding down a full-time job as well. Howeve... Read More

6-step guide to being a good landlord

6-step guide to being a good landlord

There doesn’t have to be a huge divide between tenant and landlord and having a good relationship not only means you’ll have less stress and hassle but it is also much easier than you thin... Read More

How to find a good dentist when you move into a new area

How to find a good dentist when you move into a new area

Here is a checklist to consider when looking for the right dentist and dental practice:   1. A good atmosphere   Every single patient, whatever the reason they decide to visit th... Read More

5 hard-to-kill houseplants for low light apartments

5 hard-to-kill houseplants for low light apartments

While all plants do need light to survive, if you know which plants to buy you can keep them thriving even in low light spaces. The easiest way to determine what will do well is to look to the plan... Read More

Top 10 tips for buying an investment property

Top 10 tips for buying an investment property

1. Calculate your yield                 A rental yield tells you how much of an annual return you are likely to get ... Read More

5 ways to insulate your windows for winter

5 ways to insulate your windows for winter

According to the weather reports, we’re in for our coldest winter in a decade with up to 4 months of snow! Now is the best time to prepare to combat that cold, so we put together this mini-guide... Read More

Do I need a floor plan?

Do I need a floor plan?

Did you know back in the 1930’s home sellers often had floor plans of their homes? Many people think they are a recent addition to property details. I used to think the same.   ... Read More

Should I buy a leasehold house?

Should I buy a leasehold house?

It’s a legitimate question for someone who wants to buy a home, so let’s discuss what a leasehold property is first. With a leasehold property, the leaseholder owns the property for the le... Read More

5 reasons why September is a great month to sell your home

5 reasons why September is a great month to sell your home

Many people believe that Spring is the best to put your home up for sale. It is true that the housing market tends to slow down during the school holidays as families have other priorities. P... Read More

Should you rent or buy a property?

Should you rent or buy a property?

There are pros and cons to both, which is why it can be a difficult to decision. Whether you’re moving to a brand new city or you’re simply moving a mile away, renting is often... Read More

Buyers reveal list of top-20 must-haves

Buyers reveal list of top-20 must-haves

Top 20 'must-have' property features: Central heating 69% Double glazing 68% A garden 65% Secure doors and windows 61% Driveway or dedicated parking space 54% Plenty of elect... Read More

Sellers- would you buy your own house?

Sellers- would you buy your own house?

Contrary to the general advice of placing your property on the market before you start looking, we had already seen a house we liked. Hurriedly, we put the house on the market at a sensible price and ... Read More

What should you take into account when moving your family?

What should you take into account when moving your family?

One thing that might lead your decision is whether or not the new property is close enough to your choice of school. But other things include the room for growth within the property, the local area an... Read More

Summer craft ideas for the kids

Summer craft ideas for the kids

With summer holiday upon us, you’ll want the kids to stay outdoors and breath in that fresh air. However, thinking of fun activities for all ages to enjoy is more difficult than you may think. W... Read More

Letting Out Property: What Do I Need to Know?

Letting Out Property: What Do I Need to Know?

With a whole host of landlord laws and regulations, tenants’ rights, and the complications of contracts, it can be difficult to know where to start – which is why we’ve put together ... Read More

"Why isn't my home selling?"

In our extensive experience, there are two major reasons why your home wouldn’t sell. These two reasons cover about 90% of unsold houses on the market, and they’re an easy fix.  ... Read More

A guide for renting to students

A guide for renting to students

You will need to learn how to deal with a different variety of people as well as ensuring that you correctly maintain the property. When you are a landlord of a property that houses students there ... Read More

When does your new house become a home?

When does your new house become a home?

The in-depth research of UK homebuyers, found that it takes an average of 4 months for a new house to feel like home and that Brits aren’t the quickest when it comes to unpacking, taking an aver... Read More

Garden party galore

Garden party galore

From barbeques to bank holiday, there’s nothing like a true British summer. This year, make the most of the weather and host the ultimate garden party with Bridgman’s selection of incredib... Read More

Colourful kitchens this summer

Colourful kitchens this summer

If you’re thinking of whether or not to update your colour home’s colour scheme this summer, the kitchen can be a good place to introduce vivid colours and interesting designs - both on th... Read More

Buy for less with these top tips

Buy for less with these top tips

Finding and acquiring the right home can be highly stressful and time-consuming, as well as full of pitfalls that may not be apparent until well after the property is bought. Choosing the right e... Read More

Ensure you don’t miss a thing; A useful checklist when searching for an estate agent.

Ensure you don’t miss a thing; A useful checklist when searching for an estate agent.

With the different types of agents out there, offering different packages and promises, how can you be sure which one is right for you? Fret no more, because we’ve created the ultimate checklist... Read More

Protect your property this summer

Protect your property this summer

Hurrah! Holiday season is here again, but if you or your tenant is due to be jetting away, or your property is currently empty, there’s a number of things you need to take into consideration tha... Read More

The wonders of parquet

The wonders of parquet

There's no denying it, there's something rather special about parquet wood flooring. Radiating elegance and sophistication, it can't help but get noticed. Once eye-wateringly expensive, in... Read More

Top tips for downsizing

Top tips for downsizing

For those nearing retirement, it's common to consider downsizing as a way to free up some extra cash and move to a more manageable property. Nevertheless, many people can still be put off by the s... Read More

Top tips for a healthier BBQ

Top tips for a healthier BBQ

The summer BBQ can be heavy on fat and calories but there are easy ways to create a healthier BBQ feast without scrimping on taste.  Try these simple tips from The Yorkshire Dietitian Vanessa Qua... Read More

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

Although one of the most underestimated design tools, lighting can have a transformational effect on the interior concept, changing the mood or feel of a room in the blink of a switch. With the right ... Read More

Interior design tips to help sell

Interior design tips to help sell

With the winter weather (hopefully) soon to give way to better weather, it's time for many home owners to focus their energies on selling up. A clean, tidy and uncluttered home is key to making... Read More

Stay in the know- even if you’re not selling yet!

Stay in the know- even if you’re not selling yet!

Are you looking to sell your home in the near future, yet aren’t quite at the stage of getting a home valuation going? Do you want to sell your home but have no idea what market you’re ste... Read More

Preparing your home for summer

Preparing your home for summer

Before you can get out and enjoy the brighter weather coming our way in a few months, there are a number of jobs that need completing around your home during spring. From garden work, cupboard prep an... Read More

Decluttering tips for your spring wardrobe

Decluttering tips for your spring wardrobe

Is your closet becoming a little too cluttered? Winter coats, sizable shoe collections and plenty of rarely worn items can all take up valuable space in your closet, making it cramped and cluttered by... Read More

Affordable art deco

Affordable art deco

Art Deco style is characterised by rich colours, bold geometry, and decadent detail work. Dating back to Paris in the early 20th century it was isolated to society’s elite. Having reached the he... Read More

The results are in on our data savvy selling!

The results are in on our data savvy selling!

We’ve tallied the latest results from January and found that we managed to sell 99% of the homes that went on sale with us! This is a wonderful result that comes from hard work and our methods i... Read More

Top tips for moving with children

Top tips for moving with children

It’s commonly known that the most frequently-occurring accidents happen in the home, and the last thing you want is for them to happen part-way through your move! With a little extra care and at... Read More

Spread the love

Spread the love

As we head into February, the next big holiday is on people's minds: Valentine's Day. Whether you love it or hate, you'll be surrounded by all things heart-shaped, pink and red for the nex... Read More

A wonderful working space

A wonderful working space

A recent survey revealed home working is up by a fifth compared to a decade ago, so whether you currently abide by these statistics or fancy trying it out, now is the perfect time to refresh your spar... Read More

Find out how you and your child can benefit from Neil King Residential’s sponsorship of Oakdale School.

Find out how you and your child can benefit from Neil King Residential’s sponsorship of Oakdale School.

As a local business, we have a responsibility to the community in which we operate and one of the most enjoyable parts of our job is meeting our neighbours and getting involved with local events. A... Read More

New year, new home

New year, new home

If you’re anything like us, you made 2018 a fresh start, with new goals and new plans in place! There are so many people out there who have added “Find our dream home” to their New Y... Read More

The Purr-fect design

The Purr-fect design

Stacey Sibley, Creative Director of leading interior designers Alexander James Interior Design, offers her top tips for transforming your home into a 'purrfect' sanctuary for your four-le... Read More

The cosiest month yet

The cosiest month yet

January and February can be freezing but if you’re dreading the cold weather, you're not alone. Nearly half of Brits admit to feeling low during the dark evenings so to help the nation see t... Read More

It’s time to dress up

It’s time to dress up

With the dark nights and cold days, often we can’t wait to get back into bed. This January, take your bedroom from boring to beautiful with these styling tips from Jackie McLoughlin at British b... Read More

‘Tis the season for giving back

‘Tis the season for giving back

The holidays are a time for generosity, reflection and giving back, and here at Neil King Residential, it’s something we take seriously by giving back regularly to our local children and communi... Read More

CGI takes on Britain's dream home in a series of stunning photos, but how close is it to your daydream?

CGI takes on Britain's dream home in a series of stunning photos, but how close is it to your daydream?

Two fifths of us covet a custom-built house, but what would it look like? GoCompare Mortgages has revealed the features most in demand for ‘Britain’s ideal home*’. Working with Marc ... Read More

10 beautiful baubles guaranteed to make your tree shine this Christmas

10 beautiful baubles guaranteed to make your tree shine this Christmas

Glass Beaded Bauble £5.00 – Next. Classy and fabulous – there isn’t a better way to describe this beautiful bauble. We love the elegant colour, which would look perfect agai... Read More

Hello Winter! Magical uses for your outdoor space this Christmas season

Hello Winter! Magical uses for your outdoor space this Christmas season

Sure, gardens are glorious in the summer when your planters are in full bloom and you’re soaking up the sunshine but when the mercury drops, you might be less inclined to spend time outdoors. Wh... Read More

We’ve got a secret!

We’ve got a secret!

We are honoured to be able to showcase our client’s properties using the latest cutting edge design and technology. Our 360° virtual property tours use up to date innovative systems to captu... Read More

Doing some DIY this weekend? Take a look at this advice...

Doing some DIY this weekend? Take a look at this advice...

DIY. Often beginning with the age-old question of ‘how hard can it be’ and resulting in multiple disputes and often more problems than you started with. We’re all guilty of getting c... Read More

Not getting a good nights sleep? Use this simple design advice to create a perfect slumber.

Not getting a good nights sleep? Use this simple design advice to create a perfect slumber.

Whether you’re the type of person who requires a solid 8 hours or can happily get on with your day with limited shut eye, it cannot be denied that being in bed is great! A good night’s sle... Read More

Kate Beavis, a vintage/mid-century style expert gives us her advice when it comes to design.

Kate Beavis, a vintage/mid-century style expert gives us her advice when it comes to design.

Ever feel like modern furniture isn’t made to last anymore and that pandering to faddish homeware trends is just money down the drain? Vintage furniture and homeware can often be more costly tha... Read More

Do you want an agent that LOVES and UNDERSTANDS the local area? We've got the answers...

Do you want an agent that LOVES and UNDERSTANDS the local area? We've got the answers...

At Neil King Residential, we are REAL people providing a REAL service with a deep local knowledge and wealth of experience. Serving the property market since 1984, Neil King explains: “Our ai... Read More

How to make a rental property feel like home

How to make a rental property feel like home

Renting a home is a reality for most of us at some point in our lives. Strict landlords and lengthy, written contracts can mean that the renter must play by a plethora of rules or risk losing their de... Read More

Everything you need to know before starting a kitchen renovation

Everything you need to know before starting a kitchen renovation

The funds are in place, your inspiration is flowing and you’ve been dreaming about your new kitchen for months, maybe even years. Yet, stop what you’re doing! Before you start to rip out y... Read More

Update your interior this October with this easy guide

Update your interior this October with this easy guide

If you’re thinking of redecorating this month, it can be difficult to know where to begin. From what room to start in, whether or not to buy that new piece of furniture or what colour palette wo... Read More

Want to know what makes us so special?

Want to know what makes us so special?

We are REAL people giving you a REAL service. All of our staff are on hand to go above and beyond in order to make your transaction with us as smooth as possible and as an 'owner run' busin... Read More

A fantastic guide to relocating with ease

A fantastic guide to relocating with ease

The first step in moving successfully to a new place is research. We are now very lucky that we live in a world with an abundance of information available to us at the touch of a finger. Spend your ev... Read More

Easy ways to update your bathroom for LESS this season

Easy ways to update your bathroom for LESS this season

Do you ever feel like your bathroom's stuck in a time warp? We believe that with a lot of inspiration and a little bit of work, you can easily transform your bathroom into an oasis of tranquillity... Read More

Get your home ready for autumn with this simple advice

Get your home ready for autumn with this simple advice

As we wave goodbye to the summer sunshine, it can be surprising how quickly the nights will start to draw in, turning things chilly and autumnal. This need not be so bad if you spend a little time nes... Read More

The easy and stylish weekend painting project

The easy and stylish weekend painting project

With the August Bank Holiday looming, there isn’t a better time to get decorating. Painting the walls is one of the best ways to update a room and doesn’t have to cost too much. However, w... Read More

Tips for creating ambience at home

Tips for creating ambience at home

Every year trends around the home change and just as you get your head around one design, another one takes centre stage. However whether or not you like to follow the fashion or prefer to use your ow... Read More

Inspiring ideas for outdoor spaces

Inspiring ideas for outdoor spaces

Outdoor spaces are one of the most important areas of a property. After all, they are the first and last area a visitor sees so if you are thinking of selling your home or just want an update this mon... Read More

Property Expert - There's no place like home

Property Expert - There's no place like home

Neil King of Neil King Residential talks to Allison Martin on why South Woodford will always be a popular choice. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Neil King, owner of Neil King estate a... Read More

Introducing The British Property Awards Winner for South Woodford

Introducing The British Property Awards Winner for South Woodford

Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels. Neil King Residential have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards... Read More

Want to know why we're similar to you?

Want to know why we're similar to you?

WE ALL LOVE THAT WINNING FEELING! We are proud to announce that Neil King are Gold Winners of the British Property Awards 2017. If you are looking SELL or LET your property, get in touch with So... Read More

Essential small space organisation tips

Essential small space organisation tips

Small spaces don’t need to lack creativity or design flair and in actual fact can have the biggest character of them all. Begin by taking a good look at all your belongings. Whatever you can liv... Read More

Get your garden summer ready

Get your garden summer ready

Summer is here and thoughts may have turned to alfresco dining and afternoons spent out in the sun. If you haven’t already, it’s time to update your garden, giving the space a well-needed ... Read More

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR AGENT

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR AGENT

We all hate feeling trapped and there is nothing worse than feeling that you HAVE to do something, even when you really don’t want to. Selling or buying a house is no different but once you&rsqu... Read More

The golden rules of renting

The golden rules of renting

So, you’re currently looking to rent a property. You’ve got your deposit ready and have an ideal move in date but relationships between landlords and tenants can be fraught. However, follo... Read More

6 HOME SELLING MYTHS DEBUNKED

6 HOME SELLING MYTHS DEBUNKED

As you go through life, you’ll find that people are always there to give their advice and opinion – whether it is asked for or not. Selling your home is no different and you’ll find ... Read More

How to make any space feel bigger

How to make any space feel bigger

We all want more space in our home but finding it is one of life’s most difficult tasks. Small rooms are a burden yet move into a big house and you’ll find yourself filling it with more it... Read More

Hot interior inspiration for homes this summer

Hot interior inspiration for homes this summer

Flawless finishes, stylish accessories and an understated glam – for homeware this season, you only need to head to one place. What started with a generous friend bringing back gifts from his... Read More

Do you want summer fun for the whole family?

Do you want summer fun for the whole family?

Join in the fun on Saturday 24th June 2017 at Oakdale's Summer Fete sponsored by Neil King. Off the back of the success of their Christmas Event, Oakdale Infant School will be hosting a summer ... Read More

England v Scotland: Everything you need to know about The World Cup Qualifiers

England v Scotland: Everything you need to know about The World Cup Qualifiers

Having been named the Young Player of the Year for the second season in a row, will Dele Alli’s talent shine through and get England to the World Cup? On Saturday 10th June, England and Scotl... Read More

Is your agent performing?

Is your agent performing?

The process of selling your property can be very stressful and every week it seems like there are new things to do and remember, deadlines to meet and documents to sign. On top of all of this, the las... Read More

Estate Agent Agreements Explained

Estate Agent Agreements Explained

The property market is daunting and before you even begin to understand legal fees and the viewing process, you have to get your head around the different types of estate agency agreements. What is th... Read More

Katy Perry's Radio 1 Big Weekend 2017

Katy Perry's Radio 1 Big Weekend 2017

Katy Perry has been revealed as one of the headline acts set to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull. Taking place on 27th-28th May, the UK chart topper will join Little Mix, Kings Of Leon a... Read More

Property market advice from Lynda Clark, a first time buyer expert

Property market advice from Lynda Clark, a first time buyer expert

Lynda Clark is the CEO of the First Time Buyer Group. As well as being editor of First Time Buyer Magazine, she also manages the successful First Time Buyer Home Shows, which run free exhibitions acro... Read More

The essential guide to wet rooms

The essential guide to wet rooms

Nowadays it seems that everyone is looking at different ways to add value to their property and just as you finish one DIY project, the next renovation is waiting. Wet rooms have been increasing in po... Read More

How NOT to sell a house

How NOT to sell a house

Selling your home can be one of the most stressful periods of life as well as time-consuming. Everyone is desperate for a quick, hassle-free sale but with the possibility of strangers criticising your... Read More

7 essential secrets you need to know if you’re thinking of selling

7 essential secrets you need to know if you’re thinking of selling

Lots of people wrongly assume that selling a house is easy and doesn’t take any preparation – after all that’s what you’re paying the estate agents for, isn’t it? Wrong! ... Read More

Tricks to transform your home

Tricks to transform your home

Whether you’ve just moved or are looking for a home pick-me-up, there are some well-known interior design tricks that you can do with minimal effort and cost. Sometimes the smallest... Read More

Lagom your life and home

Lagom your life and home

If 2016 was the year of Hygge then 2017 looks set to be the year of Lagom and we’ve got everything you need to know. Lagom, a Swedish term and pronounced Lar-gom describes a lifestyle, w... Read More

A smart home – technology for your house

A smart home – technology for your house

Whether you like it or not, the world is evolving and it was only a matter of time before our homes turned technical. The term ‘smart home’ has been penned, describing a place filled with Wi-Fi co... Read More

Applying for a mortgage and repairing your credit

Applying for a mortgage and repairing your credit

Mortgages - scary and daunting but with this helpful guide you'll never be confused again and with tips to repair your credit, buying a house just got a little bit easier. Mortgage Lenders W... Read More

Estate agent myths debunked

Estate agent myths debunked

Estate agents - some people love them, some people hate them! In a world that is Internet led, it is important to remember that not everything you read on the web is true. Myth 1: All estate agents... Read More

The most common pitfalls when it comes to selling and how to avoid them

The most common pitfalls when it comes to selling and how to avoid them

Making a mistake when it comes to selling your home could cost you a lot – either breaking a sale or resulting in selling at a lower price than you deserve. Don’t fall into any of these mi... Read More

Rent or buy?

Rent or buy?

Buying a property is one of the biggest and most stressful decisions of your life. For some it’s the right decision but would you be better off renting? Benefits of owning There are a numb... Read More

10 questions every buyer wants answered

10 questions every buyer wants answered

Questions, Questions, Questions – we all have them but often they don’t get answered. Buying a home is scary, stressful and confusing all at the same time, which in turn means hundreds of ... Read More

10 questions every seller wants answered

10 questions every seller wants answered

Home buying comes with a number of different questions that you want answering yet there is no reason why home sellers won’t also have unanswered thoughts running around their head. Whilst the s... Read More

8 tips for getting the most out of selling your home

8 tips for getting the most out of selling your home

The road to selling can be long and daunting but getting the most out of your property is easier than you think. First impressions count Nothing is more important than a first impression so make... Read More