Residential Land https://www.residentialland.com/blog Fri, 04 Sep 2020 10:48:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.14 Homes with outside space and tranquil views https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/08/homes-outside-space-tranquil-views/ Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:11:31 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=61874 -->searches for homes with gardens or shared outside space have skyrocketed.]]> -->

Lockdown and social distancing have prompted many of us to imagine how wonderful it would be to have our own garden, balcony, or terrace. As Anna White of Homes & Property notes, online searches for homes with gardens or shared outside space have skyrocketed during quarantine.

With many of us spending more time at home than ever before, the dream of having outside space is on the rise. The new normal – a blended life of working from home, staying alert and staying safe, and heading less frequently social venues – is enticing some of us to rethink our choices and look for a dwelling which offers us a more comfortable and enjoyable living space. Equally, some of us are searching for ways to make the most of the outdoor space which we already have. Read on to discover our tips and tricks for fully enjoying your outside space.

The benefits of having your own outdoor space

Whether you are a busy family, professional or a new student in town you can enjoy the many benefits of having your own outside space.Having a beautiful garden or balcony allows you to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, whilst staying safe and practising social distancing. It also expands the space of your home and connects you with nature. Imagine stepping out to your private space to relax, read a book, meditate, or simply enjoy a refreshing drink alone or with friends in the summer heat. The privilege is palpable!

How to make full use of your outside space – whether large or small

There are numerous ways you can make the most of your private outside space. As design expert Terri Williams suggests, a great way to start is by making your space multi-functional. For example, a spacious dining table may be perfect for both dining al fresco and working outdoors on your laptop. Equally you can remove clutter and mount a wall mirror to create the feeling of a larger and brighter space.

To create a charming and restorative evening atmosphere, consider adding gentle solar-powered mood lighting and accessorising your space with objects such as fragranced candles, fruit bowls, water features and decorative statues. Finally, if your outdoor space does not have natural greenery, try enhancing it with plants and colourful flowers. You could also try out a biophilic design by covering a full outdoor wall with different plants to create a an eye-catching “green wall”, bringing you closer to nature. If high-maintenance plants sound like too much work or you simply do not have green fingers, artificial plants can make for an easier and more durable option.

A multi-functional private outdoor space

A Residential Land apartment in Garden House featuring a multi-functional private outdoor space perfect for working from home, entertaining, al fresco dining, and relaxing

For somewhat more compact outdoor areas such as inner-city balconies, you will most likely want to make the most of the space at hand. You might like to include a chic coffee table and comfortable chairs paired with wall-mounted lights and small-to-medium-sized potted plants. Keep in mind that regardless of the size of your outdoor space, it will be good idea to have thick, warm rugs at hand for when the winter approaches in London.

a modern balcony with beautiful waterfront views

A Residential Land apartment at Palace Wharf featuring a modern balcony with beautiful waterfront views

If you do not have your own private outdoor space but you do have access to shared outdoor areas, there are still many ways to enjoy being in the outdoors, from private training sessions to picnics with family and friends. For example, private garden squares can provide a tranquil oasis to retreat to in the middle of the city. You can also enjoy the privilege of the delightful greenery without having to worry about doing any gardening or maintenance works yourself.

private residents-only garden square

Residential Land’s Garden House offers a beautiful and private residents-only garden square

Looking for a home with outdoor space?

If you are searching for a new London home with outside space, take a look at our property listings on the Residential Land website. You can also call a member of our helpful lettings team on +44 (0)20 7408 5155 or drop us an email on enquiries@residentialland.com , and we will be happy to help you find your dream property in London!

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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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K9 Friends https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2019/12/k9-friends/ Tue, 17 Dec 2019 09:01:56 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=60354 -->K9 Friends has been in operation since 1989 and their main aim has always been to rescue and rehome abandoned dogs. ]]> -->

K9 Friends has been in operation since 1989 and their main aim has always been to rescue and rehome abandoned dogs. It is a volunteer run organisation that take in dogs and care for them until new homes can be found. They also provide animals with veterinary care where needed as well as provide care advice to new owners.

This wonderful charity and its work have been supported by many well-known people over the years, who love animals and feel that this particular cause is close to their hearts. Recently Simon Cowell attended The K9 friends charity auction and auctioned off four hospitality tickets for next year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent Final at a lot of £10,000 and four One Direction tickets for a lot of £4,000.

Simon explained that he was an animal lover and said: “Anyone who looks after animals will go to heaven.”
He also promised to match funds raised out of his own pocket.

Residential Land and Mr Ritchie are proud to be able to support this wonderful cause that saves and protects our ‘best friends’.

Are you ready to adopt a dog? Or maybe you would like to foster a dog? There are lots of different and exciting ways to get involved with this organisation. Please click here to find out more.

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UNICEF Summer Gala at Porto Cervo, Sardinia https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2019/10/unicef-summer-gala-porto-cervo-sardinia/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:46:58 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=60304 -->Another wonderful star-studded event attended by socialites and A-listers in order to raise money for a good cause. This time Luisa ViaRoma teamed up with UNICEF to host the UNICEF Summer Gala at Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The open air event started with some delicious cocktails followed by Italian Dinner and some world class entertainment by […]]]> -->

Another wonderful star-studded event attended by socialites and A-listers in order to raise money for a good cause. This time Luisa ViaRoma teamed up with UNICEF to host the UNICEF Summer Gala at Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

The open air event started with some delicious cocktails followed by Italian Dinner and some world class entertainment by Popstar Ellie Goulding.

There were a number of high profile auction lots, with enthusiastic bidders very happy with their winnings. Items on the list consisted of a painting by Damien Hirst, one-off holiday experiences to the Maldives and the Himalayas and a personal vineyard tour with Andrea Bocelli. Millions of euros were raised on the night.

Residential Land has been supporting UNICEF and it’s work for many years and will continue its support in the years ahead as we truly believe that giving back is important.

UNICEF is in 190 different countries across the globe, working tirelessly to put the most vulnerable and excluded children first. The Summer Gala helps raise awareness about the life-saving work of UNICEF, reaching new audiences and gathering funds to aid the continuation of their outstanding work. If you would like to donate, please click here

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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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Heart Cells foundation https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2019/07/heart-cells-foundation/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:27:53 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=60204 Heart Cells Foundation is renowned for creating a new field of medicine in the 21st Century.They are revolutionizing the practice of medicine using a person’s own Stem Cells to repair their heart. Their goal is to make this treatment available to everyone around the world. Having made 1st and 2nd phases a success they are now working on the phase 3 funding the Compassionate Treatment Programme headed by Professor Anthony Mathur at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

The Foundation has been raising money through various events throughout the year. These include Annual Gala Film and Dinner, Annual Golf day, private screening and afternoon tea and some more. All of them were a great success.

The charity has been praised by the press and patients that have received the treatment. Please click here to read about patients revealing how they felt after receiving the treatment and how much it changed their life.

Residential land is proud to be part of this wonderful journey and will continue its support through the future phases.

If you would like to find out about the Heart foundation or donate towards the funding of Compassionate Treatment Programme please visit their website here.

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