Residential Land https://www.residentialland.com/blog Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:20:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.14 Tenant Testimonial: Renting in Paddington https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/06/tenant-testimonial-renting-paddington-5/ Tue, 09 Jun 2020 14:36:18 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=59684

You have been wonderful and it was a pleasure dealing with you throughout the process of moving in. Thanks for all the help. I look forward to enjoying the summer at the flat until I move to my new place.

R.S

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A Guide to Contactless Viewings https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/04/guide-contactless-viewings/ Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:29:03 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=58844 -->In this current climate, contactless viewings are being used by many applicants to secure our properties to rent. ]]> -->

In this current climate, contactless viewings are being used by many applicants to secure our properties to rent.

As we are the Landlord, dealing with us directly will allow for a much more comfortable and streamlined process, as we know our apartments better than anyone.

We have put together a simple guide for you, which you can download below.

 

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Helping children in Malawi to receive education https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/03/helping-children-in-malawi-to-receive-education/ Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:43:29 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=59734 -->The charity’s focus is for the betterment of the community at large and Residential Land are proud to support the Nora Docherty Foundation, recently donating £50,000]]> -->

In 2007 a school was opened in the small villlage of Chiluzi, Dedza in the central region of Malawi. Starting with 750 pupils and 8 teachers, today the school has expanded to 2,500 pupils and 25 teachers.

Early on the sustainability of the project was at risk due to environmental and economic difficulties (drought, crop failure) affecting the project, meaning the foundation needed to obtain formal charitable status. This meant a need for a donor base and an increase in financial resources needed for the project. Charitable status was achieved in August 2015 and the Nora Docherty Charitable Foundation was born.

The school provides a nursery, primary and secondary education. In 2017 the charity also opened a local health clinic for Midwifes and a First aid centre which is available to the whole community. The school curriculum teaches pupils English, Maths, Chichewa (the Language of Malawi), Social and Religious Studies, Primary Sciences and Art and life skills.

The charity’s focus is for the betterment of the community at large and Residential Land are proud to support the Nora Docherty Foundation, recently donating £50,000.

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Donation of £50,000 to Mail Force’s PPE campaign https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/03/donation-50000-mail-forces-ppe-campaign/ Mon, 09 Mar 2020 13:46:36 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=59804 -->Residential Land and its founder Bruce Ritchie has pledged the money towards Mail Force’s PPE campaign]]> -->

Residential Land and its founder Bruce Ritchie has pledged the money towards Mail Force’s PPE campaign. Mr Richie’s family has kindly donated £50k towards the campaign in order to show his support to those risking their safety on the Covid-19 frontline.

The main aim of the campaign is to fund essential equipment needed by care and NHS workers. The campaign has been supported by many well-known people such as Tetra Pak, Julia Rausing, Sir Brian Souter and has been an absolute success. It has raised over £10 million in first 7 weeks after the launch.
‘We are very happy to help’ said Mr Ritchie to Daily Mail. Not only he was stricken with the virus and suffered its effects for 2 weeks himself, Bruce Ritchie has also a close family member working at the NHS frontline, who told him about the shortage of PPE equipment for care workers and encouraged to be part of this wonderful cause.

Here at Residential Land we are proud to be able to help and support causes that matter. If you would like to make a donation to Mail Force Charity PPE Campaign click here.

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Luxury Living in London https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2019/12/luxury-living-london/ Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:31:49 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=58794 -->London is the beating heart of international luxury living.]]> -->

London is the beating heart of international luxury living according to Knight Frank’s City Wealth Index, taking the top spot from New York.

The Wealth Index analyses numbers for many of the world’s leading cities to generate detailed insights to guide investors on global urban powerhouses and showcase what matters most to the world’s most influential people.

Based on the Index’s main criteria of wealth, investment and lifestyle, London is in prime position with 4,944 Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) based in the city, the largest concentration in the world and a figure which has increased by 582 over the last five years.

London’s attraction to the super-rich is rooted in its variety of luxurious lifestyle. The capital boasts 76 five-star hotels including iconic classics such as Claridge’s which is the embodiment of classic English luxury in the heart of Mayfair, and The Ritz, a landmark on Piccadilly which oozes opulent style.

There is also modern five-star luxury such as Shangri-La, located on floor 34 – 55 at the Shard, London’s tallest building, offering unparalleled views across the city, and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, perfectly placed between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, the newly refurbished hotel boasts a world-famous spa and the two-Michelin starred restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.

Dinner is one of 69 Michelin-starred restaurants in London, making it one of the highest ranked cities in the world for fine dining. In 2019 the eponymous Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea earned the maximum three Michelin stars, joining a prestigious array of fine dining establishments in London including Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Hyde Park, and The Araki in Mayfair.

London’s gastronomic credentials extend beyond three-Michelin starred restaurants with a selection of international cuisine at institutions such as A. Wong in Victoria for refined Chinese cooking, Gymkhana in Mayfair with an ever-popular Indian menu, Aquavit in Piccadilly Circus offering all-day Nordic dining, and Le Gavroche for French plates by the legendary chef Michel Roux Jr.

UHNWIs are also attracted to London’s exceptional education establishments. The capital is home to some of the best universities in the world such as Imperial College London, University College London and King’s College London, as well as exceptional primary and secondary schools including St Paul’s, Godolphin & Latymer and Westminster School.

Alongside London’s luxurious lifestyle offering, the capital’s real estate is an attractive investment for UHNWIs. There is an array of choice for investors to consider such as the refined neighbourhoods of Mayfair and Belgravia which comprise stunning Georgian architecture and serene private gardens squares, Bayswater with its unique grand white-stucco townhouses, through to Fulham in South West London which comprises former industrial buildings converted in high quality homes on the River Thames.

Isabelle Yan, Head of Sales – Asia Pacific, Residential Land, said:

“London is a vibrant city in which to live and work with its exception selection of fine dining restaurants and five-star hotels to tranquil green spaces and beautiful heritage buildings. Our residential portfolio is located in some of the finest neighbourhoods in the capital which make the perfect base from which to explore this exceptional city.”

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EJAF’S FIRST-EVER MIDSUMMER PARTY RAISES €5.5 MILLION https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2019/07/ejafs-first-ever-midsummer-party-raises-e5-5-million/ Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:33:37 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=59904 -->24th July 2019 was a very special day for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). Over €5.5 million were raised at their first-ever Midsummer Party in the South of France]]> -->

24th July 2019 was a very special day for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). Over €5.5 million were raised at their first-ever Midsummer Party in the South of France. The money raised at the event will be used to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, supporting services, and advocacy programs across the globe.

The star-studded evening was held at Johnny Pigozzi’s beautiful Villa Dorane at the end of Cap d’Antibes. Guests were enjoying cocktail reception and a sumptuous Provençal dinner with beautiful music provided by Stjepan Hauser of 2Cellos. After the dinner guests were invited to the auction in order to raise money for the charity.

After the auction Chris Martin of Coldplay thrilled guests with an amazing performance of “Sky Full of Stars,” “Yellow,” and “Everglow.”

The evening was an absolute success. ‘It’s because of the consistent support and kindness of so many people in this room that we are able to commit the Elton John AIDS Foundation to real partnerships with world leaders that can make a future without AIDS.” Elton John thanked to all the guests.

Residential Land and Bruce Ritchie have been supporting Elton John’s foundation for many years and now proudly took a position of the Event chair. “This is a great cause and we are proud to be able to help thousands of people over the years” said Mr Ritchie after the event.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation was established in 1992 and is one of the leading independent AIDS organisations in the world. The Foundation’s mission is simple: to be a powerful force in the end to the AIDS epidemic…. If you would like to find out more about the foundation or donate please click here

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Our 2019 comprehensive guide to Wimbledon https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2019/06/2019-comprehensive-guide-wimbledon/ Thu, 27 Jun 2019 15:20:17 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=56584 -->Steeped in tradition and regarded by many as the most prestigious sporting event in the British social calendar.]]> -->

Once a year, London plays host to the oldest tennis tournament in the world: Wimbledon – or, to give it its full title: The Championships, Wimbledon.

Steeped in tradition and regarded by many as the most prestigious sporting event in the British social calendar, attending this historic sporting event comes highly recommended.

Here’s our rundown of everything you need to know about this exclusive and quintessentially British tournament, which starts Monday 1st July 2019 through to Sunday 14th July 2019.

Five fun facts about Wimbledon

  1. Wimbledon is the only tennis Grand Slam event in the world to be played on grass. The courts are sown with 100% perennial ryegrass.
  2. Wimbledon is the world’s oldest tennis tournament dating back to 1877.
  3. The tournament’s name comes from its location – Wimbledon, a district of southwest London.
  4. During the tournament over 50,000 tennis balls are used.
  5. Tennis balls at Wimbledon were originally white but, in 1986, they were replaced with the yellow balls used today – it’s believed this was so they’d be more visible on TV.

Who are the top seeds in this year’s tournament?

2019 Seeds: Gentlemen’s Singles

The reigning champion of the grass-court Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic will be the top seed for the sixth time. Fan favourite and eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is seeded second, with last year’s semi-finalist and two-time Wimbledon champion, Rafael Nadal making up the top three.

2018 finalist, Kevin Anderson is seeded fourth, followed by Dominic Thiem seeded fifth.

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Roger Federer
  3. Rafael Nadal
  4. Kevin Anderson
  5. Dominic Thiem

2019 Seeds: Ladies’ Singles

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty is placed at the summit for the Wimbledon Championships 2019, followed by Japan’s, Naomi Osaka as seed two. Karolína Plíšková and Kiki Bertens are seeded third and fourth respectively. The reigning champion, Angelique Kerber takes the fifth seed spot. Last years finalist and seven-time champion, Serena Williams is seeded 11th.

  1. Ashleigh Barty
  2. Naomi Osaka
  3. Karolína Plíšková
  4. Kiki Bertens
  5. Angelique Kerber

A royal event

Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors and Royal patronage. By tradition, players were required to bow or curtsy to members of the Royal family seated in the Royal Box upon entering or leaving Centre Court. However, in 2003, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent took a more modern view to the special event, by adapting this requirement to only bowing or curtsying when The Queen and Prince of Wales are in attendance.

An established menu

Wimbledon is famous for strawberries and cream, with roughly 28,000 kilos of strawberries and 9,000 litres of cream eaten during the Wimbledon Championships, which makes up approximately 166,000 portions.

It is believed that the famous winning combination was served at the first ever Wimbledon tournament in 1877 and has gone from strength to strength.

Historians have suggested that the combination of strawberries and cream dates back as far as the 1500s and Tudor England.

Game, set and match

Matches can go on for hours and hours – and sometimes even days! The longest ever Wimbledon match was at the 2010 tournament, where John Isner of the United States was triumphant against Frances Nicolas Mahut. The match lasted an impressive 11 hours and five minutes. A rethink of the format took place after last years tournament and a final set tie-break at 12-12 will be introduced at this year’s tournament.

When are the Finals?

The Ladies’ Singles Final will be played on Saturday 13th July, with the Gentlemen’s Singles Final the following day on Sunday 14th July.

Prize money

The prize pot for the tournament is believed to have increased this year with the winner of the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s competitions, each receiving £2.35 million – up from £2.25 million in 2018.

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London South Bank – A brief history https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2019/04/london-south-bank-brief-history/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:51:48 +0000 http://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=56424 -->South Bank is an area of incredible history, architecture, culture and regeneration. For centuries, this iconic location has grown and developed from humble beginnings to something spectular.]]> -->

About the South Bank

South Bank is an area of incredible history, architecture, culture and regeneration. Originally isolated and defined by the Thames, for centuries this riverside location developed in a very different way from the affluent north bank.

The South Bank regeneration stretches from Shad Thames in the east to Battersea Power Station in the west and continues to evolve with galleries, cafés, markets, restaurants, new landmarks and property developments. For centuries, this iconic location has grown and developed from humble beginnings to something spectacular.

A brief history

The South Bank of the River Thames was once a marshland, accessible only by ferrymen and their boats. The area grew and developed as the Industrial Revolution took place in the early 1800s which saw construction of industrial wharves, tanneries, waterworks and leadworks.

Fast forward 150 years, and the South Bank’s appearance drastically developed. In 1951, six years after the end of the second world war, the Festival of Britain lifted the nation’s spirits with a celebration of science, technology and architecture in the area. This injected life into the South Bank of the river, giving it a modern upgrade from its industrial past.

The ‘South Bank’ as we know today was born.

In recent years, London’s South Bank has been brought to life by significant commercial and retail developments. The South Bank has come to life with arts, culture, food markets, green spaces and views along the River Thames and has become one of the most renowned areas of the capital, appreciated by both locals and tourists. Landmarks such as Tate Modern, the London Eye and Shakespeare’s Globe attract visitors from around the world.

The Residence – Thornes House

Residential Land has taken a giant step into becoming an important part of London South Bank’s future.

Thornes House, situated in The Residence development, is the latest member of Residential Land’s exclusive portfolio of luxury property. Located in the riverside community of Nine Elms in South-West London, Thornes House will be part of a 561-acre vibrant riverside district. Nine Elms is one of London’s last remaining industrial districts, and is the final piece of South Bank to undergo a total transformation estimated to have cost more than £15 billion.

Take a tour of the impressive Thornes House development.

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Residential Land recommends: Easter Weekend in London 2019 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2019/04/residential-land-recommends-easter-weekend-london-2019/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:34:42 +0000 http://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=56294 -->A well-deserved four day weekend is on the horizon, and with weather in London this weekend expected to eclipse holiday hotspots across Europe, this Easter holiday is gearing up to be a good one. ]]> -->

A well-deserved four day weekend is on the horizon, and with weather in London this weekend expected to eclipse holiday hotspots across Europe, this Easter holiday is gearing up to be a good one.

The options are endless when it comes to how you should spend your first bank holiday of the year in London. From Easter-egg hunts, iconic London bottomless brunches, delicious Easter Sunday lunches and a plethora of beer gardens across the capital, there’s so much to fit into the long weekend.

Easter egg hunt

GoBoat – Merchant Square

GoBoat London is the only self-drive, powered boating experience in central London. The mission of GoBoat London is to make the canal waters accessible to all those who live in and visit London.

This Easter, GoBoat is hosting an Egg Hunt for all bookings made during the Easter school holidays. You and your group of up to eight people will be provided with a map to help you spot the giant Easter Eggs along the canal. To claim your prize simply photograph as many as you can, there are 12 to find.

Brunch

Piano works – West End

With four glorious days off work, the long Easter weekend is the perfect time to indulge in a boozy bottomless brunch.

For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works, London’s only non-stop live audience requested venue. Both the West End and Farringdon branches are hosting a Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch on a number of bank holidays throughout the year, starting with Easter Sunday on 21st April. For £50, guests can enjoy two courses of brunch classics washed down with bottomless Aperol Spritz, Bloody Mary’s, Italian pink sparkling wine, prosecco or mocktails. Dishes include eggs Florentine, Royale and Benedict, pancakes, and waffles.

Special mentions:

Big Easy, multiple locations

Bad Egg, The City

Easter Sunday Roast

The Bobbin – Clapham

Tucked away in a quiet residential street north of Clapham Common, this charming, understated gastropub does a cracking roast dinner within the cosy confines of its cute duck-egg blue bar and dining room. Choose from a slab of slow-roasted pork belly with homemade apple sauce and crackling, half a roast corn-fed chicken with bread sauce or the pièce de résistance: roast sirloin of beef with creamy horseradish and Yorkshire pud – plus all the trimmings. Starters and desserts take inspiration from Italy and France, with occasional Brit intruders such as apple crumble.

Special mentions:

Blacklock City, Aldgate

Hawksmoor Seven Dials, Covent Garden

Beer Garden

The Prince – West Brompton

The creme-de-la-creme of beer gardens, The Prince in West Kensington. Part swanky bar, part glorified trellis, The Prince plays host to a variety of street food vendors eager to provide you with the perfect accompaniment to your chosen tipple. No need to panic if there’s a drop of rain either, as the garden has a retractable roof keeping the sunshine in and the rain out.

The Prince also offers their own take on a boozy brunch, with two sittings at 12pm and 2:30pm, with bottomless bubbles and bloody marys for £20

Special mentions:

The Ship, Wandsworth

Pergola, Paddington

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Coming Soon – Indulgent Living in SW8 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2019/02/coming-soon-indulgent-living-sw8/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:27:40 +0000 http://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=55194 -->Thornes House, situated in The Residence development, is the latest member of Residential Land’s exclusive portfolio of luxury property.]]> -->

A new, elegant Manhattan loft-style development is set to take SW8 by storm. Thornes House, situated in The Residence development, is the latest member of Residential Land’s exclusive portfolio of luxury property.

With one, two and three-bedroom apartments available to rent, Thornes House is gearing up to be one of the most extravagant developments in South-West London.

Attention to detail is at the forefront of Residential Land’s core values. Architects and interior designers have combined to make Thornes House one of the most elegant properties on the market.

The missing piece in the puzzle

Located in the riverside community of Nine Elms in South-West London, Thornes House will be part of a 561-acre vibrant riverside district. Nine Elms is one of London’s last remaining industrial districts, and is the final piece of South Bank to undergo a total transformation estimated to have cost more than £15 billion.

Nine Elms is part of an iconic neighbourhood, currently home to distinctive landmarks such as the renowned Battersea Power Station and the U.S. Embassy.

Coming soon…

Take a sneak peak at Thornes House below, and see why we’re so excited.

 

 

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