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How Best to Show Your Home and Sell It

Published: 15/06/2018   Last Updated: 15/06/2018 11:38:29   Tags: How To Videos

With the assistance of a professional team of former BBC and Channel 4 filmmakers, Ellisons have created 6 short films giving expert advice on anyone looking to get ahead in the property market.

For more information
Call 020 8944 9494

First-time buyers save £5,000 on Stamp Duty in Budget statement


Published: 24/11/2017   Last Updated: 24/11/2017 14:36:21   Tags: First-Time Buyers Stamp Duty Autumn Statement 2017

First-time buyers save £5,000 on Stamp Duty in Budget statement

The Chancellor announced in the recent 2017 Autumn Budget that first-time buyers will pay zero stamp duty on the first £300,000 of any home that costs up to £500,000, with immediate effect.

The requirement to pay stamp duty is triggered when you complete the purchase of a property. If you’ve already exchanged prior to 22 November but not completed, you’ll qualify under the new system. First-time buyers of properties in London up to £500k will now save £5,000 on stamp duty. First-time buyers who are buying properties costing up to £300,000 will have no stamp duty to pay, again saving £5,000. The new stamp duty rates are as follows:

Up to £300,000 purchase price: 0% stamp duty

£300,000.01 to £500,000: 5% (on that portion of the purchase price)

The key thing is whether or not you actually qualify as a first-time buyer. There are strict rules around this. If you’ve owned a property previously but have sold and don’t currently own, you’re not going to benefit. You also don’t count as a first-time buyer if you’ve owned a major share of a property in the past, and that property doesn’t have to be a home, it could be land. It also doesn’t have to be in the UK. If you’ve owned any property anywhere in the world, you won’t qualify for the tax relief either. However, you will qualify if you’ve only ever owned commercial property such as a shop, office or other commercial building. If you’re buying together with a partner, family member or friend, you’ll both have to meet these criteria otherwise stamp duty will be payable at normal rates.

Time is Running Out – Does your property pass the Energy Efficiency minimum requirements?


Published: 03/11/2017   Last Updated: 03/11/2017 12:04:27   Author: Denise Wheatley    Tags: EPC Rating

From 1st April 2018, you won’t be able to rent out your property on a new tenancy in England and Wales (renewed tenancies included, and all existing tenancies from 1st April 2020), unless it  passes on the Energy Performance Certificate as a minimum of an E grading. Over one million dwellings in England and Wales would not currently pass the new rules, and could face huge fines.

As of 1st April 2018 It will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum E rating, unless there is an applicable exemption. A civil penalty of up to £4,000 will be imposed for breaches.

The 2018 rules only apply to new or renewed tenancies, but in 2020, the same rules will apply to all tenancies. After April 2018, if your minimum term ends and you fall below a band E, your only option if you have not upgraded your property will be to go into a statutory periodic tenancy. From 2020, even this is no longer an option, so the time to act is now!

What Should I Do If My Rental Property Has an EPC that Is Lower than an E Rating?

If your last EPC rating was below an E, the first thing to do is to get an up-to-date EPC carried out if you have done improvements on the property since the last assessment, even small changes such as energy efficient light bulbs may help bring it up a grade.

If the property’s new EPC rating is still below an E, then you will need to make efficiency improvements to boost your rating before you let it out or renew your contract.

Your EPC report will have a list of recommended measures for improving your property’s energy efficiency performance. You will need to carry out enough of these measures to improve your score to above an E rating. After the energy efficiency changes have been made to the property, you will then need to get another EPC to show the new energy rating.

If your property is managed by Ellisons, do contact our property management team who can help you arrange any upgrades that may be necessary in plenty of time!

For more information on how we can arrange your EPC immediately, call 0208 944 8626.

London Property Spotlight: John Innes and Merton Park


Published: 03/11/2017   Last Updated: 03/11/2017 12:03:20   Author: Denise Wheatley    Tags: London Property Spotlight

How Merton was transformed from a sleepy village to a burgeoning London suburb.

Merton, or more specifically Merton Park, owes its existence to John Innes, a 19th Century businessman, philanthropist and property developer. But who was John Innes, and how did he shape the Merton we know today?

Grand beginnings: The Innes family

John Innes was born in Hampstead in 1829, in what was then a village in the historic county of Middlesex. His family had grown wealthy from imported sugar and rum from their plantations in the West Indies. By the time John was born, however, the Innes’ had sold their interests in the Americas and become leading proponents of the anti-slavery campaign.

In 1864, having enjoyed a number of years as a Wine Merchant in the City of London, John Innes formed the City of London Real Property Company with his brother. London, like today, was on the rise and its population was quickly expanding beyond its historic bounds. Noticing this trend, John purchased farm land in Merton to create the Merton Park Estate Company - and through ownership of the Manor Farm (and accompanying Lordship) soon picked up the nickname of ‘the Squire of Merton’.

A sign of the times: Merton rises as a garden suburb

With Wimbledon developing quickly to his North, Innes began converting the arable land into residential housing under the guidance of architect H G Quartermain. Between 1870 and 1904, Merton Park was transformed into a garden suburb - taking the concept from nearby Chiswick’s Bedford Park. Wide tree-lined avenues accompanied a variety of semi-detached housing styles and the holly hedges that still permeate the area today. To cement the area as South-West London’s newest suburb, Innes renamed the local railway station as Merton Park in 1887.

Innes’ Merton legacy

But it was as a philanthropist that John Innes’ legacy was cemented. In the 1890’s he established Rutlish School for the education of the poor in the grounds of his Manor House south of Watery lane, and designated the remainder to be converted into a public park for the residents of Morden and Merton. His home and wealth was left to establish a horticultural institute that still bears his name today.

As the oldest independent Estate and Lettings Agent in Merton, at Ellisons we’re incredibly interested in the area’s architectural history, and in how the recent past shaped the area we live in today. This knowledge allows us to achieve the best results for those buying, letting, selling or renting in Merton Park and South West London.

To find our more about property in your area of South West London, or to hear more about Ellisons sales and lettings service, contact one of our team today.

Lettings forecast for 2017 and review of last year!


Published: 05/01/2017   Last Updated: 08/01/2017 15:00:28   Author: Sean Purtill    Tags: 2017 2016 Lettings Forecast And Report

Across the UK most commentators predict 2017 will see an increase in demand for rental properties, well maintained properties in London could see growth of up to 3%. The new year is off to a flying start and we have noted a substantial upsurge in tenant registrations since the end of December and beginning of January.  To meet the demand we need more property, we are offering Landlords very competitive rates to Let their property in January.
Overall 2016 has been a record breaking year with more properties being let than ever before.
Despite the changes in Lettings to Landlords with amendment to taxation and stamp duty, the Lettings Market remains a highly favourable investment for many people.
With interest rates being historically low, the return on investment compared to banks is excellent.  In addition, a recent Rightmove commissioned report states that property prices in London will increase by 32.5% over the next five years!
Whilst monthly rents have remained stable over the last 12 months, tenants are looking to remain in a property for longer periods than before.
Ellisons Lettings and Management have won more customer service awards in 2016 as voted by the general public.  Our fifth office, which we opened in Colliers Wood in March 2016, now gives us coverage in Wimbledon, Morden, Raynes Park, Colliers Wood, Tooting and Earlsfield.
The key to Ellisons’ success is our straight forward approach, speedy marketing, consistent feedback and high profile advertising on Rightmove and Zoopla.  Ellisons is ARLA registered and members of the Tenants Deposit Scheme.
As a special offer for Landlords, all properties let with Ellisons in January, February and March 2017, will benefit from a 50% reduction in a Rental Protection Policy, protecting landlords against loss of rent and legal fees.
Please contact our experienced Lettings team 020 8944 8626 or to find out how you can achieve the most from on your investment and receive essential advise on renting your property.

The Buy-to-let market is still a good investment


Published: 28/11/2016   Last Updated: 01/12/2016 14:21:07   Author: Ellisons Lettings Team    Tags:

Property advice for buy to let landlords
The business of getting a buy-to-let mortgage can take time and needs careful research. Once the preparation is done though, there is no doubt that it will pay off.
Ellisons Lettings Manager Jenny Narloch, “There is only one way house prices can travel in the decades ahead. I believe property is always a sound investment, think about how capital values rise and rents increase long term and it becomes a no brainer."
The UK is moving towards a stage when young people simply commit or resign themselves to being lifelong tenants. Lifelong tenants are going to need lifelong landlords, who treat renting out their properties as a profession, not as a hobby.
The key thing is to work out who is your most likely tenant is, and present your property accordingly. Young professionals need a blank canvas, so that they can add their own character. They need furniture too, whereas families are going to bring their own. They will, however, expect it to be more than just basic. It should be well presented, in good decorative order and clean.
"Many people live in homes where thousands of pounds worth of equity sits locked up,” says Managing Director of Ellisons Sean Purtill. “Yet instead of buying a rental property, they invest in stocks and shares over which they have absolutely no control. Far less of a gamble, is to dip your toe in the lettings market. "
Choose a good local agent that is ARLA registered, they will offer you accurate advice on rental returns and look after you and your investment professionally.  Be wary of online managing agents, you need to ask if there is any level of tenant care, given they are dealing with properties and maintenance nationally or internationally!
For further information please contact Jenny Narloch at Ellisons Lettings for investment advice 020 8944 8626 and independent mortgage advisor Rick Patel about the excellent 'buy to let' rates on the market 020 8944 9494.

Attention Landlords!


Published: 03/11/2016   Last Updated: 04/11/2016 09:23:22   Author: Sean Purtill    Tags:

There is no excuse for anyone in our industry to ignore regulations, at Ellisons Lettings we are fully versed on important new regulations such as:
Since October 2015, it has been mandatory for a smoke alarm to be installed on every floor of a rental property where someone is living, partially living or is deemed as a habitable area. Bathrooms, for example, are viewed as habitable areas.
Landlords or their managing agents must also fit Carbon Monoxide alarms in rooms with a solid fuel-burning appliance, including wood burners and open fires.  Our most common queries regarding these regulations are the required location and type of alarm as well as when they need to be tested.
In 2014, the British Standards Institution introduced a new set of safety requirements, aiming to address child safety risks posed by blinds and curtains.  The requirements mean that any blind which is installed with cords and chains has to have breakaway connectors and cord and chain safety retainers.
The cords and chains must also be maintained at a minimum 1.5 metres from floor level.
All new blinds or curtain tracks which are fitted by a professional must now pass the new standard, meeting the necessary safety requirements and test methods.  If an accident involving a non-compliant blind or curtain track takes place in a rental property, the landlord could face prosecution from Trading Standards.
Our Lettings Manager Jenny Narloch comments, our Lettings team take their role very seriously and want to give the best advice to our landlords. We are qualified members of ARLA, Association of residential lettings agents, we make it our business to ensure that Landlords are informed on all legal requirements before Letting their property.  Our Property Management department is also on hand to action whatever needs to be done to make sure the property is compliant and ready for when tenants move in.
For further information about Landlords legal requirements required to Let your property, please contact our friendly team 020 8944 8628 or 

Ellisons takes gold and silver in the 2016 allAgents property awards


Published: 01/11/2016   Last Updated: 02/11/2016 09:14:53   Author: Sean Purtill    Tags:

Ellisons has been recognised as the best estate agent in South-West London and second best estate agent in London overall for customer service in the allAgents property awards!

Our ambition to provide a superior sales experience and exemplary customer service has seen us rewarded by the general public in the UK’s largest award scheme for estate and lettings agents. The awards don’t cost a penny to enter and reward property companies based on reviews from real house buyers, renters, tenants, and landlords. This means that we have been chosen based on the brilliant feedback from our scores of satisfied customers!

Sean Purtill, Managing Director of Ellisons, said:

‘We place customer service at the heart of everything we do at Ellisons Estate Agents. It’s one of the many qualities that makes buying, selling or letting a property with us unique. We’re thrilled that our teams have been recognised for all their hard work, and we would like to say a huge thank you to all our wonderful customers for providing such positive feedback.’ 

Celebrate an explosive Bonfire Night with Ellisons


Published: 01/11/2016   Last Updated: 02/11/2016 08:52:39   Tags:

Ellisons Estate Agents helps to bring a sparkle to Bonfire Night at two community events, just seven miles from the spot where Guy Fawkes’ plot was foiled 411 years ago! 

Ellisons is proud to support and work with our local community in South-West London throughout the year. We’re always excited as the nights begin to draw in, and this November is no different. This Guy Fawkes night we’ll be supporting worthy local causes once more, and sponsoring two of Wimbledon’s most-anticipated firework celebrations at the Priory School and South Park Gardens. 

On Friday 4th November, we’ll be lending our support to The Priory’s evening of fireworks, fun, and food. The Priory is a CofE School on Queen’s Road, and the evening will provide a bonfire and firework spectacular, accompanied by numerous stalls, bars, evening entertainment and even a ‘penny for the Guy’!

Continuing the weekend’s festivities on Saturday 5th November, Ellisons will be sparkling once more at the acclaimed South Park Garden’s firework event. South Park Gardens is a much-loved park in Wimbledon. The park was opened in 1901, and since being restored to its former Victorian glory in 2009 it has become one of Merton’s – and indeed London’s – most exciting Autumn events.

We hope all our friends, customers, and partners can join us and help South-West London celebrate with a ban this fireworks night!

Event details

The Priory School

6pm onwards
Adults: £8. Children (over 4): £4. Family ticket: £20
The Priory School Wimbledon
Queens Road Wimbledon, SW19 8LX


South Park Gardens 
4:45pm – 7pm
Tickets sold out!
South Park Gardens
Wimbledon, SW19 8QW

London Property Spotlight: The St Helier Estate Morden


Published: 10/09/2016   Last Updated: 15/09/2016 08:43:45   Author: Sean Purtill    Tags:

Residents of South-West London will undoubtedly have heard of The St Helier Estate. In its time it has been pioneering and, more recently, increasingly desirable. But what is the story behind one of interwar Britain’s most iconic housing developments?

World War 1 and the Garden City Movement

In the wake of World War 1, conflict-damaged London was in dire need of a housing solution. Londoners began to reject the dingy, dirty and often dangerous living conditions offered by the Victorian and Georgian housing in London’s core, and the housing authorities came to accept that they were no longer fit for purpose, and that a new solution was required.

The decision was made to begin building large ‘garden’ and ‘cottage’ estates as ‘urban overspill’ around the capital’s periphery. Based on the ideas of Ebeneezer Howard, London’s Garden Estates looked to retain the arable and rural essence of the land upon which they were built and improve the lives (physically, mentally and recreationally) of their new residents.

The St Helier Estate - a community for the future

Built between 1928 and 1936, St Helier became the London County Council’s developments (after the Becontree-Dagenham estate) and among the largest housing projects in Europe - with 9,000 houses and flats and over 40,000 residents. The estate was named after Lady St Helier, an Alderman of the LCC since 1910, in recognition of her lifetime contribution to assisting the poor.

St Helier attempted to improve the day-to-day life of its residents, and the LCC intended it to function effectively as a self-contained community. To this end, they provided all the amenities a modern 1930’s family would demand - including 18 schools, the 2,000-seater Gaumont cinema, seven churches, a number of pubs and the iconic St Helier hospital (where Prime Minister John Major was born).

St Helier as a cottage estate

St Helier was one such estate modelled on Howard’s experimental ‘garden cities’ at Welwyn and Letchworth. Split between Merton and Sutton, landscape architect Edward Prentice Mawson took further inspiration from John Innes’ work at nearby Merton Park, and focused on retaining the natural elements of the arable land upon which the estate was built. Roads were named after rural monastic locations in England and Wales, as the land had historically been in the ownership of the Abbey of Westminster.

Extraordinarily for an estate of its time, and in stark contrast to the deteriorating inner-city dwellings the residents were leaving, recreational parks, sports grounds and open space made up 130 of the estate’s 825 acres. Grass verges were placed along leafy cul-de-sacs, while houses were constructed with different materials and in various styles to add variety and authenticity to the development.

As the oldest independent Estate and Lettings Agent in Merton, at Ellisons we’re incredibly interested in the area’s architectural history, and in how the recent past shaped the area we live in today. This knowledge allows us to achieve the best results for those buying, letting, selling or renting in Merton Park and South West London.

To find our more about property in your area of South West London, or to hear more about Ellisons sales and lettings service, contact one of our team today.

London Property Spotlight: John Innes and Merton Park


Published: 07/09/2016   Last Updated: 15/09/2016 08:42:55   Author: Sean Purtill    Tags:

How Merton was transformed from a sleepy village to a burgeoning London suburb.

Merton, or more specifically Merton Park, owes its existence to John Innes, a 19th Century businessman, philanthropist and property developer. But who was John Innes, and how did he shape the Merton we know today?

Grand beginnings: The Innes family

John Innes was born in Hampstead in 1829, in what was then a village in the historic county of Middlesex. His family had grown wealthy from imported sugar and rum from their plantations in the West Indies. By the time John was born, however, the Innes’ had sold their interests in the Americas and become leading proponents of the anti-slavery campaign.

In 1864, having enjoyed a number of years as a Wine Merchant in the City of London, John Innes formed the City of London Real Property Company with his brother. London, like today, was on the rise and its population was quickly expanding beyond its historic bounds. Noticing this trend, John purchased farm land in Merton to create the Merton Park Estate Company - and through ownership of the Manor Farm (and accompanying Lordship) soon picked up the nickname of ‘the Squire of Merton’.

A sign of the times: Merton rises as a garden suburb

With Wimbledon developing quickly to his North, Innes began converting the arable land into residential housing under the guidance of architect H G Quartermain. Between 1870 and 1904, Merton Park was transformed into a garden suburb - taking the concept from nearby Chiswick’s Bedford Park. Wide tree-lined avenues accompanied a variety of semi-detached housing styles and the holly hedges that still permeate the area today. To cement the area as South-West London’s newest suburb, Innes renamed the local railway station as Merton Park in 1887.

Innes’ Merton legacy

But it was as a philanthropist that John Innes’ legacy was cemented. In the 1890’s he established Rutlish School for the education of the poor in the grounds of his Manor House south of Watery lane, and designated the remainder to be converted into a public park for the residents of Morden and Merton. His home and wealth was left to establish a horticultural institute that still bears his name today.

As the oldest independent Estate and Lettings Agent in Merton, at Ellisons we’re incredibly interested in the area’s architectural history, and in how the recent past shaped the area we live in today. This knowledge allows us to achieve the best results for those buying, letting, selling or renting in Merton Park and South West London.

To find our more about property in your area of South West London, or to hear more about Ellisons sales and lettings service, contact one of our team today.

Boost your London property’s value with Ellisons’ top five garden improvements


Published: 28/06/2016   Last Updated: 29/06/2016 16:44:56   Author: Denise Wheatley    Tags: Gardens, Sales, Home Improvements

Plant the seeds for success this summer and reap the rewards when the time comes to move on.

As South-West London Estate Agents for over 25 years, we know what prospective buyers are looking for when it comes to finding their perfect property. Kitchens can be changed, walls knocked down and bathrooms given a new lease of life - but garden improvements are often forgotten as a way to drastically increase your home’s value.

With this in mind, here are Ellisons’ 5 top tips to make your outdoor space stand out to potential buyers.

1. Tidy and prune

Ensure that your garden is tidy, clean and cared for before opening your house for viewings. This can involve clearing your garden of old furniture, decluttering the shed, mowing the lawn and weeding your flowerbeds. These changes are cheap, do not require a professional, and will assure buyers that the house has been cared for in your ownership. 

2. Add foliage

Trees, flowers and bushes bring nature into an urban garden. Plant life creates a pleasing and private outdoor environment, and also provides a haven for local wildlife (which is great for the little ones)! We strongly recommend planting native species that are in keeping with the local area - local varieties are often cheaper to buy and nearly always easier to maintain.

3. Shine your sales light

Garden lighting is one of the most sought after and easy to install garden features. Lights allow potential buyers to imagine themselves entertaining friends and family outdoors, while also providing a great safeguard against night time accidents and any enterprising burglars!

4. Step out in style

The first step out of your house is one of the first and most effective garden improvements to consider. Patios and decking give any garden another dimension and provide entertainment that is practical to use throughout the year. Adding terraced flowerbeds in areas of your garden with steep gradients is also a good way to increase the variety of colours and textures present while controlling water run-off and erosion.

5. Pave the way for success

Off-road parking at the top of the ‘want’ list for many of our buyers, meaning underused front gardens offer a brilliant opportunity to increase your property’s value. A 2014 survey by Move Us found that a parking space can add up to 10% to the sale price, which makes sense when you consider that street parking permits can run into the thousands of pounds for a growing family. Choose tasteful brick that is in-keeping with the local architecture and add flowerbeds or potted plants to guarantee a strong first impression.

To discuss how to get your house or garden into the best shape before you choose to sell, call or email the Ellisons sales team in your area today.

Landlords take note, looking good is tax deductible.


Published: 23/05/2016   Last Updated: 29/06/2016 11:07:03   Author: Jenny Narloch    Tags:

It is the busiest time of the year for the London rental market, and small changes can make all the difference when it comes to securing high-value tenancies.


Rachel Hanniquet-Brooking, a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (Arla), recently commented:  

“We’re definitely seeing a turn to the European model where renting is the norm, and for many people a deliberate choice. Landlords need to maintain and invest in their properties in order to see rent increases but some expect them to go up as standard. Tenants nowadays will move out and go and get somewhere else if the property they’re renting is not up to it. We’re in a complaint culture now; as Brits we used to shy away from it – now we demand better for our money."

As one of London’s leading lettings agent, Ellisons knows that it is vital to have your property looking its best when the market begins to flood at this time of year. 

Deduct fees, furniture and fridges

Rental yield is the all important value for London landlords, and too few realise that improving their property need not damage their bottom line - and in fact it can improve it. 

Buy-to-let landlords have always been able to deduct the cost of repairs from their taxable income, says Hartley Fowler Accountants. Since April 2016, however, they have also been able to deduct the costs of replacing furnishings within the property.  Carpets, curtains and white goods are included within this category, so there’s no excuse for not sprucing up your property to raise its value and generate greater year-on-year income. Better still, letting and management fees are deductible, as are legal costs and ground rent. 

Rachel continues: "A good Lettings agents will emphasise to landlords the importance of maintenance and of getting a professional to manage their property. A lot of people still think they can buy a property in London, rent it out and sit back and make some easy money. People are entertaining at home more now so they want nicer and bigger places to do it in. The home has become really important.” 

To benefit from the professionalism of an ARLA qualified Lettings agency and get the best advice on how to maximise the rental value on your property, please contact our experienced Lettings Manager Jenny Narloch today 020 8944 8626 or


How will 'Brexit' impact London property? The inside track on what happens next.


Published: 22/05/2016   Last Updated: 29/06/2016 11:11:34   Author: Sean Purtill    Tags:

 Sean Purtill, Director and Owner of Ellisons, talks ‘Brexit’ and the potential impact on London property after the referendum.

With the June referendum almost upon us, it’s clear that almost every aspect of London life stands to change if the British people choose to leave the EU. For the millions of property owners and renters in the capital, the impact of ‘Brexit’ on their most valuable asset is a hugely important consideration.

As South-West London estate agents for 25 years, Ellisons has its fair share of experience when it comes to a fluctuating property market. We’ve guided our clients through elections, referendums and recessions, so it’s important that we are here to guide them through this most important of events - whether we leave or remain within the EU.

In or out - the property debate.

The National Associated of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA), in conjunction with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), have recently produced a report into the potential repercussions of ‘Brexit’ on the UK property market. The report states that London’s average house price would rise from an average of £536,000 in 2016, to £599,200 (by 11.8%) in 2018 if we remain, compared to 591,700 (by 10.4%) if we leave. This is predicated upon falling demand for buy-to-let properties as the demand for private accommodation from non-EU UK residents eases. CEBR’s analysis also shows that 17% of overseas buyers in London’s prime property market are non-UK EU residents, an important point as London has become a choice location for overseas buyers who contribute to the capital’s consistently strong market.

Despite this, the fact that around 1/5 of investors are live within the EU does not mean that the EU has been the primary motivation for investment in the UK market. London has a lot more than EU membership to offer buyers, and property is in demand due to both cultural richness and financial security. The 80% of foreign buyers not privy to EU benefits will continue to buy for the same reasons that we choose to live here; a stable property market, an honest and effective legal system, a multi-faceted and vibrant culture, world leading schools, universities and amenities. We have no reason to believe EU residents will not continue to do so too.

Politics aside, house prices are still set to rise by a minimum of 10% over the next two years (at least according to the research). What is potentially bad news for local and overseas investors is good news for tenants and first-time buyers - who stand to move closer to jumping onto the property ladder.

Pre-referendum slow down, post-referendum rush.

Years of experience have shown us that the London market generally slows prior to big political decisions. Buyers are keen to postpone their property decisions until the political stall has been set out, preferring not to deal with theoretical eventualities. We should not forget that a significant portion of demand was taken out of the market in advance of the stamp duty changes - further slowing London’s pre-referendum property activity.

Claims of interest rate rises and falling prices pushing mortgages into negative equity should also be considered carefully. Economists have already pointed out that the Bank of England will ensure any rate increase will be incremental, and that lenders are required to test applicants ability to deal with a 3% interest rise prior to agreeing to any deal.

Here to guide you, whatever the outcome.

As with the NAEA and Arla, Ellisons is not backing either campaign. The truth is that however much we model, predict and analyse, it is impossible to know exactly what would happen if ‘Brexit’ comes to pass. As an estate and lettings agent it’s vital to remain up to date with the various possibilities, and to give our vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants the best possible advice, before and after the referendum.

We do know, however, that London is and always will be a magnet for property investment and a brilliant city to live in. There are always concerns before big decisions but at Ellisons we have every faith that the capital will continue to flourish, whatever the outcome on June 23rd.

Our new home makes it easier to find yours


Published: 22/03/2016   Last Updated: 24/05/2016 13:44:23   Tags: Estate Agents Wimbledon, Estate Agents Colliers Wood,

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Ellisons website.  It has been designed to showcase our properties with great photography and super easy to navigate details, that provide a wealth of information for our customers.  The site is responsive to any screen size, mobile phone, tablet, laptop or PC.  Built with a rocket fast property search facility, coupled with professional guides to advise you on the process of Selling, Buying, Lettings or Renting a property. I think you will find an on-line experience that gets swift and fruitful results.  Check us out

Colliers Wood - London's Next Property Hot Spot


Published: 21/03/2016   Last Updated: 31/03/2016 16:02:12   Tags: Estate Agents Colliers Wood, Regeneration Of Colliers Wood, New Build Developments

Colliers Wood is embarking on a multi million pound journey of regeneration with huge investment pouring in from developers and central government.

Over 500 new properties will be built in exciting developments over the next 18 months.  A new piazza in the centre of the town will transform the area.


Colliers Wood, which benefits from attractive parks and the River Wandle, also has the Northern Line Underground Station,  which has plans to be a 24 hour service, connecting you within 20 minutes to Waterloo Station.


Sean Purtill, Managing Director of Ellisons Estate Agents, who are opening a new office in a great location next to the tube station on the 1st March said “this is the beginning of a real transformation and will improve the quality of living for people in the area”

The area fits in perfectly with their other offices in Wimbledon, Morden and Raynes Park.


The new Ellisons Colliers Wood office will offer sales and lettings as well as financial services, conveyancing, land and new homes.


Harrie Vischjager, the Branch Manager, stated “we are all really excited and look forward to offering our award winning customer services to everyone in Colliers Wood”.


For property advice in Colliers Wood phone 0208 544 0518.

Buy To Let Investments - Still Great For The Long Term Investor


Published: 20/03/2016   Last Updated: 07/04/2016 13:09:47   Tags: Buy To Let, Estate Agents Wimbledon, Estate Agents Colliers Wood

With the recent announcement of 3% increases to the stamp duty rates payable on new buy to let purchases and second properties, landlords are going to have to pay a higher amount on stamp duty from this April.  For example the tax bill on a buy to let worth £250,000 is currently £2,500, but from April this increases to £10,000.

Value of second   Current stamp   Stamp duty from     Increase in

      property                  duty             1st April 2016            Tax


     £150,000                  £500                    £5,000          +£4,500
     £250,000                  £2,500                 £10,000        +£7,500
     £350,000                  £7,500                 £18,000        +10,500
     £450,000                  £12,500               £26,000        +£13,500

Landlords looking at the long term will realise buy to let is still the way to go for a good investment.  Rents are still strong with void periods rare and recently, properties in the Merton area have been increasing in price.
Ellisons sales records show in the last 5 years properties (property prices) have increased by an average of 40%. 


With this trend most likely to continue, the sound investor will know, that although the initial outlay to purchase is higher, with anticipated capital growth taken into account, the extra stamp duty will definitely be worth while!


For further advice on buy to let contact our lettings department on 0208 944 8626.

Overseas Landlords - Do You Know Your Responsibilities?


Published: 18/03/2016   Last Updated: 07/04/2016 13:10:21   Tags: Landlord Responsibilities, Letting Agents, Estate Agents Wimbledon

A large proportion of Ellison's Landlords currently reside overseas.
As nice as it is being away and forgetting about all the rain and cold here in London don’t forget about your responsibilities as a landlord!

• Is your property compliant with working Smoke alarms on each floor and Carbon monoxide Detectors; can you prove this? Alarms are now compulsory as of the 1st October 2015.

• Does your buildings insurance require regular property inspections? Ellisons do regular property inspections as part of the standard management service.

• Is your Gas Safety certificate valid? Don’t forget this needs to be done annually.

• Have you completed the NRL1 form? Tenants or Lettings Agents have a responsibility to deduct basic rate tax from any rent paid to non resident landlords.  If you wish to receive gross rental income whilst you are non resident you should submit the form to HMRC and don’t forget to do your annual tax return.

• Are you aware of the right to rent act (immigration checks)? Landlords can be fined up to £3000 per occupier if they don’t have evidence of valid immigration status of their tenants.

Ellisons can let and manage your property and take care of all the above so that you can relax knowing your property is in safe hands and carry on enjoying the sunshine.


Call Jenny Narloch on 0208 944 8626 for more information.

Morden Prices Rise By 50% In 5 Years!


Published: 17/03/2016   Last Updated: 31/03/2016 16:19:20   Tags: Estate Agents Morden, House Prices Rise,

Ellisons Estate Agents have been selling property in Morden for the last 27 years and as an area it has seen great change over that time both in size and price.


Over the last 5 years property prices have risen in Morden by as much as 50%.  As neighbouring area’s like Wimbledon and Raynes Park have become more and more expensive, buyers have been forced to move further out in order to get more space for their money.


As a result demand for property in morden has risen dramatically to an extent when in 2014/2015 it was not uncommon to have 30 buyers viewing one property on an Open Day resulting in numerous offers being put forward.

With demand constantly outweighing supply prices have been forced upwards and purchasers who bought from us within the last 5 years have been reaping the rewards with many coming back to Ellison's in 2015 to help them make the most of the rise in equity.


Mr and Mrs E bought their 2 bedroom house through us in Darley Gardens in May 2012 for £249,950 and last November we helped them sell for £375,000 a rise of 50% in just over 3 years.


Mr M bought his one bed flat in Buttermere Close in September 2013 for £174,950 and last November we helped him achieve a sale price of £240,000 a rise of 37% in 3 years.


Mrs O bought her 3 bedroom town house in Schoolgate Drive in June 2010 for £315,000 and last September we helped her sell for a record £455,000 a rise of 44% in 5 years.


With further investment and development planned for the town centre Morden is sure to continue rising for years to come.


If you would like to know how much your home has increased by, please call 0208 543 1166.

Beautiful Gardens Add Real Value!


Published: 20/07/2015   Last Updated: 07/04/2016 13:12:12   Tags: Estate Agents Wimbledon, Selling Your Home,

With spring approaching, gardens will again be a major feature of desirability and price when selling a property.

Victorian and Edwardian properties in Wimbledon SW19 and Raynes Park SW20 generally have gardens extending up to 50-60'.  An attractive garden can come in many forms, modern city style, country cottage or utilitarian with plenty of grass for the kids and a patio.  Mixing a modern garden with a period house really works but what is most important is that it's clean and well kept!

Properties in Morden and Merton Park have larger gardens often extending to 100' or more.  These gardens can be more expansive and even divided up into separate areas with a completely different feel to each zone.

Karl Martin, Manage of Ellisons Wimbledon branch states "Gardens can not only make a difference to a house selling quickly, but also achieving  up to £20,000 more than a similar house!"

Get those gardening gloves on!

‘Our Merton’ School Art Competition

Published: 06/06/2014   Last Updated: 06/06/2014 16:20:52   Tags:

Congratulations to our deserving winners, Lois age 7 from The Priory C of E Primary School Primary School and Laura age 12 from The Ursuline  High School.


Thank you to all that attended the Final of Our Merton School Art Competition 2014 at Cannizaro House, it was a wonderful evening celebrating Ellisons 25th Anniversary and the winners of the school art competition.


Click here to see photos from the Prize Giving, the winners and the runners up!



Lack of Properties Causing The Market To Heat Up!


Published: 08/05/2013   Last Updated: 08/05/2013 16:17:02   Tags:

Prices in Wimbledon, Raynes Park and Morden have seen strong increases over the last four months.  Low mortgage rates, a shortage of housing stock and grater numbers of first time buyers

Raynes Park, Wimbledon and Morden Sales offices have seen an increase in prices in all areas for properties over the last four months.

The economy is still far from upbeat as a whole but London and its suburbs are often at odds with the rest of the country.  This is currently the case with housing.

Low mortgage rates, a shortage of housing stock available and greater numbers of potential buyers including first time buyers are the reason.

Hopefully this will settle down and more people will realise that they can not only sell their property within a short period of time but also achieve a good market price.

“I cannot see things changing much over the next 12-18 months but I do hope that more stock becomes available in London to meet the demand as no one wants to see another housing price explosion” says Sean Purtill M.D. of Ellisons.

Piers Morgan worked at Ellisons!!


Published: 07/05/2013   Last Updated: 08/05/2013 17:15:30   Tags: Newsletter

Where did it all go wrong Piers?
Piers Morgan started working as a journalist in Ellisons Wimbledon Offices in 1985 when the Wimbledon News was situated at 13 Queens Road Wimbledon.  Not so sure he’d make the grade as one of our quality negotiators though!!

Morden Hall Park is a little treasure says Mary McCartney


Published: 06/05/2013   Last Updated: 08/05/2013 17:15:56   Tags: Newsletter

Paul McCartney’s daughter Mary, a celebrated photographer describes Morden Hall Park as a “Little Treasure”   The national trust park is hugely important and allows children to enjoy ‘pooh sticks and wading and splashing in the stream’

She said: "I wandered around watching everyone relaxing and enjoying the park - walking their dogs, family picnics, and grandparents and grandchildren relaxing together.

"Lots of people have special places that evoke happy memories so I think it’s great that the National Trust is encouraging people to share their love and give these places the importance they deserve."

Boris Johnson States The Facts


Published: 05/05/2013   Last Updated: 12/07/2013 09:57:17   Tags:

Boris Johnson obviously thought there were a few votes in it for him when he described Ellisons Estate Agents as “Fantastic and wished them every success”!  Politicians giving praise to estate agents! There should be a law against it!!

Boris Johnson Mayor of London states Ellisons are fantastic estate agents and wishes us every possible success.  What a great validation!

How to get Wimbledon Tennis Tickets!!


Published: 04/05/2013   Last Updated: 16/05/2013 13:45:31   Tags: Newsletter

Year after year I get asked for tickets for the tennis. People think that because we work in Wimbledon we must have special access for tickets to Centre Court!! Well unfortunately we don't but here are the best ways to get tickets.
  1. 1. Public Ballot - closing date the 31st of December each year and 1 application per house.
  2. 2. British Tennis Members who are members of the LTA clubs including David Lloyd and Virgin also have a ballot.
  3. 3. British Tennis Members second ballot for returned tickets from the initial ballot.
  4. 4. The Queue - buy tickets on the day of play. One queue outside Gate 3 turnstiles. Tickets are sold on the basis of one ticket per person and payment by cash. The queue for late entry starts after 5pm.
  5. 5. Hospitality Tickets: Keith Prowse tel 0845 126 9800 or Sportworld 0208 971 -2966
  6. 6. Ground Admission Tickets gives access to unreserved seating and standing on Courts 3-19.
  7. 7. On line daily ticket sales - several hundred Centre Court and No 3. Court tickets are sold online on the day before play via
  8. 8. Resale of used tickets: People who leave the grounds early are asked to put unwanted tickets in special red boxes and these are resold to waiting people. Good time to go is after 5.30pm

Enjoy the Tennis Sean Purtill

Ellisons pay homage to Lichtenstein


Published: 01/05/2013   Last Updated: 24/11/2017 11:46:55   Tags:

Ellisons are well known for their creative advertising campaign's, this month we pay homage to one of the best American artists of the twentieth century, Roy Lichtenstein 1923 - 1997, renowned for his works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand painted Benday dots.

We have worked closely with our creative advertising agency to produce an eye catching and distinctive advert in tribute to Lichtenstein, who is enjoying a popular revival at the moment with an exhibition showing at The Tate Modern until 27th May.   With his famous works such as Whaam! and Oh, Jeff ... I Love You, Too.. But... - plus his lesser known sculptures.

Ellisons wanted to combine a standout visual advert with their success of a recent Saturday open-house,  where a new property for sale in Raynes Park attracted nineteen viewings within three hours and produced five offers and a Sale by Monday. 

Denise Wheatley, Project Manager at Ellisons comments; "Estate Agents are often labelled with predictable, old fashioned ideas of advertising.  Ellisons have always pushed the boundaries in advertising and won awards for innovation.  We invest heavily in new media, for example we were one of the first South London Agencies to have a mobile app for our website, it lifts our profile as does our presence on Twitter and Facebook and greatly benefits our customers and their properties.  We saw the advantages of linking our advertising campaign with a subject that is a current talking point, Lichtenstein's appeal is massive and is one of the top trending art topics on Twitter and Facebook at the moment."

A recent New York Southeby's auction of post-war and contemporary art saw Lichtenstein's 'Sleeping Girl' painted in 1964 sold for £27.8 million.

November Newsletter


Published: 30/11/2012   Last Updated: 08/05/2013 17:26:07   Tags: Newsletter

Our November Newsletter saw the staff at the Wimbledon Office ditching their razors and growing beards in aid of MOVEMBER!!! To check out these moustachioed estate agents or a look  back at South Park Gardens and Priory School fireworks extravaganza...Click here

October Newsletter


Published: 31/10/2012   Last Updated: 08/05/2013 17:16:18   Tags: Newsletter

Our October Newsletter celebrates 20 years employment with Ellisons for Steve Pither, highlights the huge demand for period properties in Wimbledon requiring refurbishment, features the Turkish Bath that were below Wimbledon Theatre and beats the drum for our new Lettings Department in Raynes HERE to read MORE!



Last Updated: 04/09/2014 17:04:40   Tags:

More properties are available for buyers than any time in the last 3 years according to a new report by the National Association of Estate Agents.

Less buyers have been reported looking since April 2014 and in July 2014 two-thirds of homes were sold for less than their asking price!

The increasing supply of housing stock available for sale is excellent for buyers as their choice is greater. More supply also means that house price increases will slow and this makes affordability better. 

With interest rates at a historic low and looking set to remain low for a good period of time, it seems a great time to buy!

A Luxury night's stay at Cannizaro House when you sell with Ellisons


Last Updated: 10/06/2014 15:03:22   Tags:

When you've got a busy move the next day, the last thing you want is to stay in an empty house or to be surrounded by packing boxes. That's why you deserve a relaxing night's stay in the beautiful surroundings of Cannizaro House and its famed grounds.
Simply sell your home through us and we'll treat you to a calming night in Cannizaro House Hotel followed by a delicious breakfast on the patio. A perfect stress-free start to one of the most important days in your life!
Reserve your property valuation now- call 020 8944 9494.
*Terms and conditions apply. To view the full terms and conditions of this offer please visit


As 2013 draws to a close


Last Updated: 19/12/2013 15:02:50   Tags:

As 2013 comes to a close we reflect on this past year. We are honoured that our Modern office (SM4) and Raynes Park office (SW20) were awarded Gold Medals for Customer Experience for Estate Agents. And our Lettings team was short listed for best Lettings Agent in London by The Sunday Times. The accolades and acknowledgement is rewarding, but providing a superior Customer Experience for our Vendors and Buyers makes all the hard work of 2013 worthwhile.  But as with 2013, 2014 brings the challenge of low supply of homes and rising prices, so we will have to relay on the experience we have gained in 25 years of service to continue to provide the best experience for Buyers and Vendors in the New Year. Thank you to all our staff, buyers, vendors, tenants and landlords for making 2013 a year to remember.

Better Choice For Buyers As Market Re-adjusts


Last Updated: 07/10/2014 14:14:43   Tags:

After a quiet two months of July and August where the Scottish Referendum, talk of interest rate increases and a lack of buyers halted price increases in London, the Autumn market has sparked into life with buyers returning and more properties available.
Pricing at the correct level is essential for an early sale and the feeding frenzy of open days that occurred in February and March due to a lack of properties has disappeared.
Mortgage rates are still historically low with some great fixed rates available, so in many areas it is cheaper to buy than to rent!

Calypso music, steel bands and tempting food stalls


Last Updated: 17/02/2016 12:06:56   Tags:

The streets of West London come alive every August Bank Holiday weekend as London celebrates Europe's biggest street festival – the Notting Hill Carnival. First held in 1964 as an offshoot of the Trinidad Carnival, the Notting Hill Carnival has remained true to its Caribbean roots, bringing a spirit of diversity to London. When the Notting Hill Carnival first started around 500 people attended. Today it attracts hundreds of thousands to London, and continues to grow in popularity. It’s Europe’s biggest street party, where the vibrant sights, sounds and delectable smells of west London’s multicultural community are celebrated by a million-plus happy revellers on the bank holiday weekend.

Can you increase the value of your home by up to 100%


Last Updated: 04/07/2013 15:39:57   Tags:

Ellisons are expanding their Land and New Homes Department as demand for land has gone through the roof.

For the last 25 years Ellisons have been advising clients in the sale of their house, land or commercial premises to developers whose aim is to achieve planning for a development scheme.

Developers are prepared to pay well in excess of what a property may be worth, often well in excess of 25% and occasionally even up to 100% of the existing value.

It’s not easy, it does take time and it requires an experienced land agent to steer you clear of all the pitfalls.

Ellisons have appointed Rob Smith as Land & New Homes Manager. He has over 12 years experience in advising clients on land matters and previously was a planning officer for a London Borough. 

If you think you have land, commercial premises or a large garden which would benefit from development then contact Rob on 0208 944 9911.

Celestial Fireworks Wow Stargazers


Last Updated: 14/08/2013 15:08:48   Tags:

The Perseids meteor shower, which reached its peak on Monday night, occurs when the Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet. The tiny fragments of ice and dust - they range in size from a grain of sand to around as big as a pea - hit the Earth's atmosphere at some 60km/s (134,000 mph). Most of the Swift-Tuttle comet debris is more than 1,000 years old, according to a NASA description. If you missed this years peak, don’t worry, the shower is visible from mid-July each year.

Christmas comes to Raynes Park


Last Updated: 26/11/2013 13:29:21   Tags: Newsletter

On 28th November at 3.30pm the Christmas lights are being switched on in Raynes Park town centre. There will be Carol singers, a Christmas tree and various stalls offering free mulled wine and mince pies. Santa’s Grotto awaits the little ones at the Waitrose entrance. Ellisons will be offering a glass of champagne and chocolates to all who pop in to their office at 7 Station Buildings Coombe Lane on the day.

Climbing to the Top!!!


Last Updated: 17/06/2014 18:02:32   Tags:

Thanks to our amazing customers we are climbing to the top of the Top 100 Rated Firms in the UK. Currently ranked in the Top 50 in the UK, we are looking to continue to build off this success. And we want to thank all of our loyal customers for giving us such great reviews.

Easter Egg Hunt South Park Gardens


Last Updated: 20/03/2015 14:04:38   Tags:

We are proud to sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt at South Park Gardens again this year, taking place 29th March at 3pm.

Be on the look out for the giant chocolate bunny in the raffle to help raise money for on-going projects and community work at South Park Gardens.

Ellisons Pay Homage to Lichtenstein


Last Updated: 04/07/2013 16:59:27   Tags:

Our eye catching adverts have been produced in close working relationship with a creative agency.

Lichtenstein has just finished exhibiting in London at the Tate Modern and some of his most famous works included ‘whaam’ and ‘Oh, Jeff...I love you, Too...But...’

A recent Sotheby’s New York auction saw Lichtenstein ‘Sleeping Girl’ painted in 1964 sell for £27.8 million. Wow!

Ellisons enjoy pushing the boundaries for advertising and have won awards for innovation.  Look out for our new adverts in the coming weeks.  

Ellisons Celebrates 25 years in 2014


Last Updated: 07/01/2014 14:06:14   Tags: Newsletter

Ellisons Estate Agents are celebrating 2014 with a “My Merton” Arts Competition open to all school children in the London Borough of Merton. The two winning categories, one for Junior schools and one for High schools will receive £4,000 each for their school! The winning individuals will also win a iPad mini and a day out at Chessington World of Adventures respectively. Sean Purtill M.D of Ellisons believes that there will be some fantastic art produced and an exhibition of the best will be held at Cannizaro House. Watch this space!

Ellisons go into the film business!


Last Updated: 16/05/2013 14:34:06   Tags:

Watch out Mr. Spielberg and you too Mr. Tarantino. Ellisons have started making short movies!!

With the assistance of a professional team of former BBC and Channel 4  filmmakers, Ellisons have created 6 short films giving expert advice on anyone looking to get ahead in the property market.

The first film in the series is "How To Sell Your Home And Get The Best Price".  The next film which can be viewed on or by typing Ellisons Home News into Youtube is "How To Buy To Let And Make It Pay"

The six videos are to be released on a month by month basis until June.  Unfortunately we have been overlooked by the Baftas and The Oscars due to the fact we missed the deadline for 2013 so we expect the call in 2014!  Hollywood Here we come?


To watch "How to buy to let and make it pay" - Press Here

Ellisons speaks to Sky News


Last Updated: 16/09/2013 16:13:37   Tags:

Sky News correspondent Tom Parmenter interviewed Steve Pither, Ellisons Associate Director on Friday, live for Sky News about R.I.C.S stating that the Government cap house price inflation to 5% per annum!


We suggested to Sky that it was an unworkable policy and that the government should concentrate on increasing the supply of property to the market.  Reduce stamp duty and do away with the excessive taxes of the local Authorities which stop developers from building new homes.


More supply will satisfy demand and ease price increases naturally!

Ellisons Sponsor Local Firework Events at South Park Gardens & The Priory Primary School


Last Updated: 11/10/2013 12:09:39   Tags:

Ellisons are proud to help raise much needed funds for the Priory Primary School, Queens Road, Wimbledon by Sponsoring their Fireworks & Barbeque Event on Friday 8th November.  Gates open at 6pm and you can buy your tickets on the door, £16 for a family of 2 adults and 3 children, or Adults £6 and Children £3.

Ellisons will also lend their support by sponsoring South Park Gardens, Wimbledon annual Fireworks & Bonfire Display, Saturday 9th November, starting at 4:45pm. Ticket prices, £25 for a family of 2 adults and 3 children, or Adults £9 and Children £3 are available at Always a big hit with the local families, get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

Ellisons Sponsor South Park Gardens Easter Egg Hunt!


Last Updated: 16/05/2013 14:29:25   Tags: Newsletter

Come along to this year's South Park Gardens SW19 Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Ellisons.  It takes place at 3pm on Sunday 24th March.

The day is always a sell out event so be sure to get there early to buy a ticket before you start your search for chocolate prizes amongst the flower beds and shrubs in the Garden. 
The giant Easter Bunny is a popular attraction for the younger children, delighting in saying hello to all the excited little faces.

South Park Gardens was originally laid out in 1900 in the Beaux - Arts style, an architectural philosophy pioneered in Paris.  It was opened in 1901.

South Park Gardens is a much loved and well used park in Wimbledon within the South Park Gardens conservation area.  Locals consider the gardens a "great secret gem" where community spirit, open green space and friendly neighbourhood blend together.

The gardens have given a real sense of pride in the area and people genuinely love living here.  It's a very special place indeed!

We hope to see you there!

Ellisons Win Double Gold For Customer Service


Last Updated: 09/01/2014 17:24:13   Tags:

Ellisons Morden and Raynes Park offices have both won gold awards for Customer Experience in 2013 voted by the general public.


"The All Agents accolade shows our commitment to customer service excellence and our passion in dealing in property", says Sean Purtill M.D. of Ellisons. "Out of the many awards we have won over the years, this is perhaps the most significant as our customers have voted for us. Thank you"



Essential Advice For Buy To Let Investors


Last Updated: 07/10/2014 14:57:42   Tags:

If you are looking for a buy to let property, here are some helpful tips our Letting’s teams have for you.
- Buy in a desirable location. Capital growth will always be better.
- Where are the nearest transport links? Ideally no more than a fifteen minute walk to tube/British Rail Station.
- Look for as many double rooms as possible – single rooms will limit your market.
- Keep it neutral, you may enjoy the orange patterned wall paper in the living room but your tenants will not.
- What are your costs and what is your rental yield.
- Are you going to be an overseas landlord? We advise the completion and necessity of the NRL forms.
- Employ us as your managing agent. We will advise you, support you and make progress with your investment.
- The better the quality of your property the better the tenant!

Fern & her dog took a minute to speak about Ellisons Estate Agents 

Last Updated: 19/08/2013 16:50:40   Tags: Video Testimonial

A great client testimonial from Fern speaking about buying and selling through Ellisons Estate Agents in Wimbledon.

For more information

call 020 8944 9494

Great time to buy property?


Last Updated: 14/08/2013 15:08:19   Tags:

The New Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney stated he will keep interest rates at 0.5% until the unemployment rate falls below the threshold of 7%, which is expected to take another three years, while raising its growth forecasts for this year and next. This boost to the economy could help raise property prices, which will hopefully open up more stock. This is good news for property owners and for property buyers, knowing that interest rates may not change for another three years.  

House price results – Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Morden 2012!


Last Updated: 06/02/2013 14:24:24   Tags:

All these areas have bucked the national trend and benefitted from strong prices increases during the year.

Wimbledon prices rise from  9% - 18%
Raynes Park prices rise from 13% - 16%
Morden  prices rise by 7% - 12%
Rental values increased by 6-10%

Sean Purtill, Managing Director, of Ellisons says "that Merton is proving very popular with buyers and a shortage of good quality properties in all price ranges has underpinned higher than average growth. This is expected to continue in 2013".

How investing in property can benefit YOU!!


Last Updated: 10/02/2015 13:27:54   Tags:

With the stock market ever changing, investing in property is a higher security option for your hard earned money. The benefit to you the investor is higher security than some other investment options. Most consumers receive very low rates for their savings which makes it difficult to build your wealth. Not to mention investment choices can be complicated, lack transparency and often times involve high risk. Real estate has typically provided returns over and above the rate of inflation. This is important as it can protect your capital from the erosive effects of rising prices
With property, there are two main potential ways to make a return:
• Rent – you can earn an income by letting out property to tenants.
• Selling for a profit – if you buy property and later sell it at a higher price.
Property prices and demand for rentals can – and does – go up and down. That’s why direct and indirect property investments are for the long term. If you’re willing to wait, you can ride out the losses in a slow housing market and earn profits again when times are better.

Contact us today for a free evaluation 020 8944 9494 or email


How to Buy to Let and Make it Pay by Ellisons Estate Agents

Last Updated: 26/11/2013 13:17:53   Tags: How To Videos

With the assistance of a professional team of former BBC and Channel 4 filmmakers, Ellisons have created 6 short films giving expert advice on anyone looking to get ahead in the property market.

For more information
Call 020 8944 9494

How To Buy Your First Property

Last Updated: 26/11/2013 13:20:42   Tags: How To Videos

With the assistance of a professional team of former BBC and Channel 4 filmmakers, Ellisons have created 6 short films giving expert advice on anyone looking to get ahead in the property market.

For more information
Call 020 8944 9494

How to Choose the Right Estate Agent by Ellisons Estate Agents

Last Updated: 26/11/2013 13:15:15   Tags: How To Videos

With the assistance of a professional team of former BBC and Channel 4 filmmakers, Ellisons have created 6 short films giving expert advice on anyone looking to get ahead in the property market.

For more information
Call 020 8944 9494

How to Sell Your Home and Get the Best Price


Last Updated: 24/09/2015 09:56:09   Tags:

Kerb appeal!  Tidy the front garden, mow the lawn, clean the windows, repaint the front door if required and polish the fittings!
De-clutter!  It will make your home feel more spacious and light.
Spring clean, particularly the kitchen and bathroom.
Let there be light, open curtains and put good lighting on to create a warm spacious effect.
Music helps create a relaxed atmosphere for a viewer.

Keep pets out of the way when viewings take place.  Not everyone is an animal lover.

The above points won’t cost a fortune but may make a difference of thousands of pounds on your sale.

How to Sell Your Home and Get the Best Price

Last Updated: 26/11/2013 13:22:36   Tags: How To Videos

With the assistance of a professional team of former BBC and Channel 4 filmmakers, Ellisons have created 6 short films giving expert advice on anyone looking to get ahead in the property market.

For more information
Call 020 8944 9494

Important Information for Landlords!


Last Updated: 24/09/2015 15:57:22   Tags:

New Government Legislation regarding Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

A new law was passed on 17th September, which states from the 1st October 2015 all Landlords will have to ensure that a smoke alarm is fitted on every floor of their property where there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation.  You are also required to install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room where a solid fuel is burnt, such as wood, coal or biomass, e.g. open fires.  It does not include gas, oil or LPG.

Landlords or Managing Agents will have to ensure that the alarms work at the start of each new tenancy.  During the tenancy it is a tenant’s responsibility, as per their tenancy agreement to ensure the alarms work by testing them on a recommended monthly basis and changing the batteries if applicable.  However should the alarms become faulty during the tenancy landlords are responsible for replacing them.

It will be necessary to confirm that the existing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in current working order, replace the detector if faulty or install where they are without.

Improving Your Rental and Capital Value


Last Updated: 20/03/2015 16:05:13   Tags:

Depending on when you have bought your property investment most landlords have seen excellent growth in rental returns over the last 4-5 years.  With superb mortgage rates available on buy-to let properties it would be quite normal to see a healthy profit at the end of each years accounts.  However, since the fall in values in 2008-2009 there has also been a strong increase in capital appreciation over the last 6 years.  Some of our clients have invested in their properties by mordernising them, updating kitchens, bathrooms, new decoration and carpeting and have seen excellent increases in their rental income as well as improving the value of their property.  Other landlords have though it is a great time to borrow at low interest rates and extend their property by providing a loft extension giving another bedroom and shower room or a ground floor extension.  In these cases there are void periods when the work takes place but medium to long term there are great rewards.

Wimbledon rental:
Previous rent achieved prior to the work was £1400pcm. The property is quite dated but the Landlord agreed to redecorate throughout to freshen up the property, as well as updated elements in the bathroom. The Landlord is having modern blinds fitted throughout again to give the property a more modern feel. Ellisons have re-let the property for £1,550 pcm.
Before and after photos of bathroom.

January has seen a bounce back in housing prices, according to Halifax.


Last Updated: 06/02/2015 16:01:48   Tags:

After comparing the previous quarter to the last three months ending in January, according to Halifax, January prices increased by 2% compared with December. (The largest rise at the start of the month since 2009)
This coincides with last week’s announcement from the Bank of England reporting that mortgage approvals rose slightly between November and December. Following the release of this data, Halifax has predicted on average house prices across the UK will increase by 3%-5% over the next year.
 If you’re looking to sell this is good news as stagnant house prices may have halted your willingness to place your house on the market. But if you are looking to buy, NOW is the time!! With prices predicted to rise throughout 2015, buy now or pay more later.

Contact us today for a free evaluation 020 8944 9494 or email



Kerb Appeal – Higher Offers & Quicker Sales


Last Updated: 07/10/2014 16:36:35   Tags:

A property's outer appearance, its kerb appeal, is crucial to creating that  first impression of your property. It takes potential buyers no more than a few seconds to decide whether or not they like a house.
Improving the kerb appeal of a house can get someone in a positive frame of mind before they've stepped through the front door, it’s a hugely influential aid in selling your property and will give buyers the impression that you care about your property and it’s been well maintained.
1. The approach to the front door should be swept of leaves, and free from recycling and rubbish bins and boxes.
2. Paint your front door this is the first thing that people are going to look at. For a contemporary look I suggest Farrow & Ball Pigeon No. 25 (see attached photo).
3. Invest in quality door furniture. Spend a little extra to get really good things, try to choose door furniture in keeping with your property; brushed aluminium or chrome is often more desirable and fashionable.  Don’t forget the front gate, make sure it is given a lick of paint or replaced.
4. Good lighting for your front door is vital, not too bright that it becomes a harsh light but a soft glow that will enhance your entrance and be practical when for winter evenings, sensor lighting will add security to your house.
5. Windows can let down a property when they are dirty, so make sure yours are cleaned regularly. Make sure your windows are smartly dressed with nice curtains or shutters which are very of the moment and add a smart and bright look to the front of your property.  They can be sold with your property and often add that desirability factor.
6. Add some greenery.  It can be a potted plant, a trailing creeper, landscaped beds or window boxes. Think about how a touch of something green or colourful can enhance the approach to your front door.  If your neighbour’s garden is letting the look of your property down, offer to tidy it up for them, it shouldn’t take much effort and it will mean that it won’t create a negative impression against your property.



Last Updated: 05/06/2014 17:21:21   Tags:

Katie Cullivan, a member of A.R.L.A and a Lettings Negotiator at Ellisons says “The summer months are always the busiest period in the year for lettings and this year is no exception.   With the mortgage market tightening with more in depth lifestyle checks, many people can see the benefits of flexible accommodation.  An assured shorthold tenancy can be from 6 months up to 3 years.  The alternative to buying your own home has become a popular first choice”

Love Wimbledon Christmas Market Winter Wonderland


Last Updated: 26/11/2013 13:28:22   Tags: Newsletter

Wimbledon Town Centre will be celebrating the onset of Christmas with a Winter Christmas Market on Sunday 1st December between 12-6pm.  Britain’s Got Talent Dance Act “Flawless” will be performing. Father Christmas will make an appearance and a spectacular Fireworks Display will occur at 5.15pm. Well worth a visit. See   

Market Update


Last Updated: 04/07/2013 16:44:42   Tags:

Still demand outstrips supply and prices have risen accordingly.  Period properties, Victorian, Edwardian and 1930's are benefitting from multiple offers within a very short period of time, often at the asking price or more.

First time buyers are back on the scene, some with government assisted loans on new homes but the majority with 10% deposit and mortgages with rates of approximately 4%.

Interest rates for buyers with larger deposits say 40% can benefit from rates starting at 1.89%

The rental market is currently at its seasonal high point.  Rents have consistently risen over the last couple of years but are now solid and stable but with excellent yields of around 5%, more than you will achieve in a banks deposit scheme!

Certainly, now is a good time to sell or let a property and it looks set to continue that way for some time.

If you need any property advice contact myself or any of our offices.

Sean Purtill - Managing Director

Merton properties increase from 15%-34%, year on year!


Last Updated: 18/03/2014 16:58:58   Tags:

Lack of properties coming onto the market and a greatly increased number of buyers is pushing up prices in Wimbledon, Raynes Park and Morden. 

Wimbledon has seen price increases from 24% - 30% year on year.

Raynes Park has seen price increase from 24% - 34% from March 2013 to March 2014.

Morden has seen price increases from 15% to 28% year on year.

This increase is not due to the Governments Help To Buy scheme which is beginning to benefit other parts of the country.  It is more a question of supply and demand, low interest rates and a more positive attitude in the general economy.

Hopefully supply will increase and prices will be on more of an even keel.  If you are thinking of selling then please contact your local office for a price update.

Merton Schools Go Art Crazy!


Last Updated: 18/03/2014 17:21:12   Tags:

Over 30 Merton schools have registered for Ellisons 'Our Merton' Art Competition, which has a prize of £8,000 to be shared between a junior and a secondary school in Merton. The interest shown by teachers, parents and schoolchildren has been overwhelming. Denise Wheatley, Project Manager of Ellisons comments, "Entries are beginning to come through and the standard is excellent, our schools have some very talented young artists".


The competition which has support from HRH Prince Charles, The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Stephen Hammond MP for Wimbledon, invites schoolchildren to paint or draw an A4 size picture depicting something about Merton. They should be creative and individual.


The top 25 paintings will be exhibited at a Gala event at the Carnnizaro House, Wimbledon Common with the prizes presented to the winning schools by The Mayor of Merton.


This art competition, which Sean Purtill M.D of Ellisons hopes to become an annual event is supported by Cannizaro House, The Guardian Newspaper group and Hartley Fowler Chartered Accountants. Schools have until the 31st of March to register with

Mike sits down and speaks about buying a home using Ellison Estate Agents in Wimbledon.

Last Updated: 20/07/2015 15:05:07   Tags: Video Testimonial

Mike sits down and speaks about buying a home using Ellison Estate Agents in Wimbledon.

When buying or selling a home, choosing the right Estate Agent is crucial. Reach out to our office to see if we are the right fit for you. 

For more information 

call 020 8944 9494

New Legislation For Landlords To Install Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarms


Last Updated: 20/03/2015 16:33:15   Tags:

Landlords will be required by Law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the properties under measures announced by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis on the 11th March 2015.
The measure is expected to take effect from October 2015.  Currently over 90% of rental properties have a smoke alarm.  The proposed changes to install smoke alarms on every floor of their property and to test them at the start of every tenancy.  Landlords would also need to install carbon monoxide alarms in high risk rooms such as those where a solid fuel heating system is installed.
Those who fail to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms would face sanctions and would face up to a £5,000 civil penalty.

Ellisons can arrange for accredited installation and service of carbon monoxide and smoke alarms.  Please call us if you would like to discuss any aspect of this new ruling.
Lettings 020 8944 8626 or Property Management 020 8545 2184

Now Is A Great Time To Remortgage


Last Updated: 29/09/2015 11:45:41   Tags:

Now is a great time to remortgage!  Interest rates are at their lowest level ever and this coupled with increases in property values over that last few years means that people are often able to obtain significantly lower interest rates and therefore make large savings in their mortgage payments.

Remortgaging is also a cheap way to raise additional finance, whether this is to raise the deposit for another property purchase or carry out home improvements on your current property.

Bank and building societies are very eager to lend and remain very competitive on the deals that they are able to offer.  Now is a perfect time to take advantage of this.



Ellisons are not authorised to provide mortgage advice, we are an approved Introducer Appointed Representative of EasyLife Alliance Ltd. EasyLife Alliance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Availability to mortgage lending is subject to affordability and status, written quotations available upon request. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate some aspects of buy to let mortgages.

Open Days- A Great Success. But Do Them Professionally


Last Updated: 18/03/2014 16:58:53   Tags:

Creating an Open Day is an effective way of achieving an excellent price for your property.  Ellisons have been creating Open Days for over 20 years.  We first saw the idea in the United States and realized it had many benefits.

Some properties will not benefit from an Open Day as special one off visits may be a more exclusive way of achieving a sale at a maximum price.  Make sure your Open Day is professionally organized from start to finish. Try to show the property in its best light, clean, uncluttered and if you have a garden, ensure it’s neat with the lawn cut.

Do not let your agent just advertise your address, time and date.  You need to know who is visiting your home and get feedback from them.  Security is an important aspect of any Open Day and therefore, get your agent to make timed appointments so that only one or two viewers at a time are viewing your home.  You wouldn’t let strangers walk around your home unaccompanied, neither would we!

The main reason why Open Days are successful at the moment is the supply of homes coming into the market cannot meet the current demand from buyers.  Open Days allow all viewers a chance to express their interest.  Ellisons have been organizing professional Open Days for long time and our current success rate is incredible.

To find out more about how we can create the perfect Open Day for your home contact your local office.

“OPEN HOUSE DAYS” – It really works!


Last Updated: 16/05/2013 14:37:24   Tags:

Originally started as a novel way of marketing property by realtors in the United States, Open House Days are now commonplace in the UK.

Ellisons began using 'OPEN DAYS' as a marketing tool over 15 years ago.

Recently with the lack of property available it has proved hugely successful for vendors to achieve a healthy selling price within a short period of time.

A recent open house day in Raynes Park had 19 applicants viewing within a two hour slot; building momentum and heightening the buyers desire to make a decision.
From this open day all interested buyers had an equal opportunity to view and to buy.  The property sold two days after the open day with 4 parties offering and it sold in excess of the asking price!

Our Merton School Art Competition


Last Updated: 31/03/2016 16:24:48   Tags: Our Merton School Art Competition, Chelsea Arts Club, Sponsorship

Our Merton School Art Competition Sponsored by Ellisons Estate Agents

The response has been AMAZING!! Over 2000 paintings were received from 38 schools in Merton. A huge thank you to all the children, teachers and schools for their hard work and participation in the ‘Our Merton’ Art Competition. The quality of the artwork is truly exceptional.


Three judges from the Chelsea Arts Club met this morning at Cannizaro House Hotel in Wimbledon to find the best twenty five entrants. These paintings will be shown on our website from the 9th May.


The two winners will win £8000 for their schools equally divided into £4000 for the Junior School and £4000 for the Senior School. The winners will be announced at a Gala evening at Cannizaro House on the 20th of May.


The judges have stated that it was very difficult to reduce to only 25 as there were so many great paintings.

Over 8 hours, 100 miles of riding, fantastic new medal, a great Sunday!


Last Updated: 14/08/2013 14:26:08   Tags:

On the 4th of August over 50,000 cyclists took to the streets to ride the Olympic race route from London to Surrey and back. Among the 50,000 participants was known fan of Ellisons London Mayor Boris Johnson and the family member of one of our employees Dave Miller. He also completed the Tour of Flanders ride in April of this year.  After over 8 hours and 100 miles through the streets of London, Dave and his son Craig not only completed but conquered the Prudential RideLondon finishing with a smile. 

Paul explains why he is a tenant through Ellisons Estate Agents

Last Updated: 30/03/2016 12:21:19   Tags: Video Testimonial

Long time Tenant Paul sat down to discuss why he choose to work with Ellisons Estate Agents and why he wouldnt use any other agent.

When buying or selling a home, choosing the right Estate Agent is crucial. Reach out to our office to see if we are the right fit for you.

For more information

call 020 8944 9494

Professional Cleaning – Take The Headache Out Of The Checkout!


Last Updated: 20/03/2015 15:28:13   Tags:

We have negotiated special discounted rates for all our clients with a professional cleaning company that specializes in the rental property market.  The advantage of having a professional clean on any property is that at the beginning of a tenancy we put a clause in the agreement that all properties beginning with a professional clean will require the tenants to do the same at the end of the tenancy. 
It makes it easier to Let the next time around and reduces arguments over check out and dilapidations.  A small initial investment ensues the property always has a professional clean.  I highly recommend it!

Properties Required!! We're Selling Out!


Last Updated: 09/01/2014 17:23:44   Tags:

If you have thought of moving in 2014 now is a good time to ensure yourself of a great price and lots of interest!


Demand is strong and we have had a record breaking year in sales and lettings.


Take advantage of the market or at least get an updated price valuation from our experts. A price update is free!


We look forward to helping you and offering our award winning customer service experience.


If you instruct us in January mention our 25 years Anniversary and receive a discount on our fees!!


Sean Purtill M.D.

Property Prices in Merton rise by up to 27%


Last Updated: 26/11/2013 13:28:59   Tags: Newsletter

The property market is showing signs of strong recovery particularly in London where a shortage of homes coming onto the market and growing demand have been pushing up prices. Low mortgage interest rates and an improving economy with the Governments “Help to Buy Scheme” have also assisted with the increased desire to buy. Merton is one of London’s Borough’s to see a strong surge in prices. Wimbledon has seen price increases of up to 27%, Raynes Park have seen price increases of 22% and Morden price increases of 12% over the last 12 months. Now is a great time to sell. Phone us for an up to date valuation.

Recommend a friend and receive £200 of M&S Vouchers


Last Updated: 16/09/2013 16:13:55   Tags:

With the market being so busy we are in urgent need of more properties to sell and let in all our offices!

So for 1 month starting today if you recommend a friend or indeed you decide to sell or rent a property through Ellisons we will give you £200 worth of Marks and Spencers vouchers upon completion of a sale or let. Terms and conditions apply. 

This is only on new instructions from the 16th September 2013 to the 14th October inclusive.
Contact any of our offices.

Many thanks Sean Purtill

Congratulations Ellisons


Last Updated: 12/07/2013 09:54:39   Tags:

Ellisons have been shortlisted in the Estate Agency of The Year Awards run by the Sunday Times/Times Newspaper as one of London’s best Letting Agents.

This is a real achievement as it is one of the most competitive categories and highlights the success and professionalism of all Ellisons Lettings Department including the management and renewals team led by Manager Nicky Barnes, M.A.R.L.A.

It is the second time that Ellisons Estate Agents have been shortlisted and they have also previously been winners of The Estate Agency of The Year for innovation.

Sean Purtill managing director stated “The lettings team really deserve this accolade.  I will ensure they all celebrate it.” 

South Park Gardens Easter Egg Hunt


Last Updated: 18/03/2014 16:58:43   Tags:

The annual ‘South Park Gardens Easter Egg Hunt’ sponsored by Ellisons Estate Agents takes place on Sunday 13th April, starting at 3pm. 

It is designed for children aged 7 and under.  Tickets are priced at £2 payable on the day, first come first served basis, tickets are limited.

It’s a great day out and all proceeds go to support the upkeep of the South Park Gardens.  Look out for the Easter Bunny, a giant Easter Egg up for raffle and a treasure Easter hunt dotted around the flower beds.  Have a great day!

Steve Pither Retires After 21 Years and Fergus Purtill takes over the reins


Last Updated: 09/01/2014 17:22:44   Tags:

Steve Pither has finally decided to retire after 21 years working for Ellisons Estate Agents. Steve joined the company in 1992 as a senior negotiator based in Wimbledon.


He went on to be the Branch Manager for many successful years before he took up a new challenge as Associate Director of the Ellisons Morden office in 2008.

Steve will be greatly missed by colleagues and clients for his expert knowledge, calmly dispersed and his integrity.

His love of trekking and the Spanish country side is well known. When Steve won the Ellisons Manager of The year Award he opted for walking the hills of Transylvania as opposed to a week in the Caribbean!!


He intends to spend 6 months improving his spoken Spanish and walking amongst the Sierra Nevada. We wish him well.


Fergus Purtill who has been with Ellisons for 6 years has taken over as Branch Manager of the Morden office. So congratulations to him on the promotion! He has been a highly successful estate agent for the company and his clients love dealing with him.


Thank You


Last Updated: 06/02/2014 17:12:29   Tags:

Ellisons recently sponsored fundraising at Holy Trinity Primary School (Effra Road, Wimbledon), to raise money for Children With Cancer & The Association for International Cancer Research. Their Marathon & Quiz Night at the school, raised a total of £2679 for their cause.

It was great to be able to support such a great cause and help to raise those funds. Thank you Holy Trinity for allowing us to take part in your event.



Last Updated: 15/04/2014 17:16:08   Tags:

Your response to the 'Our Merton' Art Competition has been absolutely overwhelming!!

The Housing Market- What Will Happen in 2014


Last Updated: 09/01/2014 17:22:02   Tags:

The housing market is improving with 107,380 property transactions in November 2013, the highest amount since December 2007.


Prices in London and the suburbs saw dramatic rises in 2013 with demand outstripping supply in many areas.


2014 will see a continued strong demand from buyers with low interest rates and an easing of mortgage restrictions.


We do not expect to see such dramatic price increases through out the year as in 2013, but feel that 8% over the year is in accord with many other property indexes.    


The early part of 2014 should see more people deciding that the time is right to move and there is definitely a higher feeling of confidence in the economy.



The Winners of Our Merton School Art Competition 2014 are...


Last Updated: 05/06/2014 17:28:54   Tags:

Thank you to the 36 schools who entered the Ellisons Our Merton Art Competition. Over 2,000 entries of outstanding quality - a truly amazing response!


Both winning schools win £4,000 each and the winning artist wins an iPad mini or a family day at London Zoo.


We hope this encourages all participants to develop their talents and artistic expression. We are now looking forward to the Ellisons Merton School Art Competition in 2015!


To view the shortlisted entries go to

Things  to do in and around  Wimbledon


Last Updated: 16/09/2013 16:13:20   Tags:

1) Merton Abby Mills – Arts and crafts village on the River Wandle with a bustling weekend market, live music, fantastic places to eat and exciting activities for all the family.

2) Cannizaro Park and Wimbledon Common – Beautiful walks in the Cannizaro Park enjoying the sunken gardens, water gardens and collection of rare trees.  Wimbledon Common covers 1100 acres and on a Saturday morning at 9.00am you can join in a 5K run starting at Wimbledon Common Windmill.

3) The polka Theatre and New Wimbledon Theatre - The Polka Theatre features children’s drama, hilarious family shows and adaptations of brilliant stories like “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt”. The New Wimbledon Theatre plays host to many UK touring productions and West End shows.

4) Royal Wimbledon Golf Club – If you are a resident of Merton you are entitled to play at the beautiful Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, the third oldest golf club in England for £35 in the afternoon.  Their normal non member fee is £100.  Check availability and handicap requirements.

Tina raves about buying her home through Ellisons Estate Agents

Last Updated: 19/08/2013 16:51:13   Tags: Video Testimonial

Tina bought her home through Ellisons Estate Agents and shares her experience with our Award Winning staff and specifically our Estate Agent Fergus.

For more information
Call 020 8944 9494  

Top Ten Tips to Make Buyers Love Your Home Ellisons Estate Agents

Last Updated: 26/11/2013 13:13:34   Tags: How To Videos

With the assistance of a professional team of former BBC and Channel 4 filmmakers, Ellisons have created 6 short films giving expert advice on anyone looking to get ahead in the property market.

For more information
Call 020 8944 9494

Unlock the hidden value of your property, increasing the value by 100%


Last Updated: 05/06/2014 17:28:16   Tags:

In some cases we have sold properties to developers for double their market value.
We are acknowledged experts in this field and are able to quickly estimate the potential of land and plan the fastest route to a successful and profitable sale.
Call our specialist development team today on 020 8944 9911 for a no-obligation appraisal.

We Have Expanded The Management Team At Ellisons


Last Updated: 20/03/2015 16:17:58   Tags:

We have expanded the Lettings Management Team in order to provide a better service.  The management team is led by Lisa Rebbitt and she has been joined by Joanne Bateman who is ARLA Qualified and has 23 years experience in Lettings.  She is a great find and will be a huge asset to both you and our company.  Sue Sexton who has been with our company for 12 years is now being assisted by Simone who has been in agency for a of years.  Stephanie who deals in renewals is still ably assisted by Sue Turrell our previous Lettings Manager and who has been with the company for 17 years.  When they are good we try not to let them go!

What are Property Prices in Wimbledon, Morden & Raynes Park doing?


Last Updated: 29/09/2015 11:45:28   Tags:

2015 has seen property prices rise approximately 4-5% over the last eight months.  The marketplace has undoubtedly improved since the election in early May and more applicants are registering to buy.

With interest rates being at their lowest for many years now it is an excellent time to buy.  There is still a shortage of properties to sell across the Merton area and the improving greater economy will give confidence to people considering moving home.

Who is the Lord of the Manor of Wimbledon?


Last Updated: 14/08/2013 14:25:04   Tags:

Seventeen years ago, an anonymous millionaire living in Brazil paid the extraordinary sum of £171,000 to the current 9th Earl Spencer (Brother of Diana, Princess of Wales) for the right to call himself Lord of the Manor of Wimbledon. With the lordship carrying no power, this record breaking sale remains a mystery as to why and who the anonymous Brazilian is!
Being Lord of the Manor will become even more irrelevant in October this year. Nevertheless, the current title holder will still be able to call himself Lord of the Manor of Wimbledon if he chooses. If and when the anonymous Brazilian Lord of the Manor comes forward, will the streets of Wimbledon come alive with Samba dancing and the sounds and sights of Carnival every March? 

Long time Tenant Paul sat down to discuss why he chooses Ellisons

Last Updated: 19/08/2013 16:49:26   Tags: Video Testimonial

Long time Tenant Paul sat down to discuss why he choose to work with Ellisons Estate Agents and why he wouldnt use any other agent.

If you are looking to Let or Rent a flat
Call 020 8944 9494  
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