We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This year we will be continuing the Gateway tradition and making our annual donation to a local charity close to our hearts; HARP.
HARP is a leading Southend charity who provides vital services to help people overcome homelessness.
2019 has been another busy year for the Gateway Group. We look back at the UK market over the last 12 months.
The UK property market and political landscape were inextricably linked throughout 2019, with Brexit uncertainty yet again dictating performance. We learned which UK cities had recorded the fasted rise in rents and where to find the top ten property hotpots in the country, including the town of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, which came out on top with an average rise of £33,875, according to property website Zoopla.
Gateway Today will be back in 2020. Until then, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at the Gateway Group.
One of the flagship properties in our management portfolio is the Grade II listed, former Denham Film Studios in Buckinghamshire. In its heyday, Hollywood directors and Oscar-winning actors frequented the place. As well as notable movies being made at Denham, the studios recorded many much-loved film scores.
Today, a community of residents enjoy life at the landmark site. Art-Deco inspired apartments come complete with the restored Studios’ cinema, once attended by the likes of Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg (among illustrious others). Notable features also include a cocktail bar (inspired by the original Actors’ Bar), elegant garden squares and landscaped grounds.
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Team members across our regional offices had more than their usual sparkle on national Christmas Jumper Day. We were delighted to get all festive at work to support Macmillan, a charity close to our hearts.
We never knew our people had such style! From Fair Isle knits to seasonal prints and a lot of glitter and glam in between, who said Christmas jumpers had to be cheesy? Or cringe-worthy? Thanks to everyone at Gateway for taking part with such élan and spirit on Friday 13 December and raising £500 for a great cause.
Amidst all the novelty wear, a few (too many) seasonal jokes were shared. This was among the property related crackers: Why does Santa have three gardens? So he can ‘ho, ho, ho!’
Private estates are increasingly more common throughout the country, largely because local authorities lack the resources to adopt and maintain new amenities. Our free Gateway customer guide explains more.
On some private estates, you’ll find freehold houses or a mix of freehold houses and leasehold flats. Here, each homeowner contributes to the upkeep of the communal areas, so everyone on the estate can continue to enjoy them. For freehold homeowners, this will be through an estate rentcharge.
Our latest factsheet covers:
– where to look in your deed of transfer for rentcharge details
– what is meant by communal areas (or parts)
– the role of a managing agent, such as ourselves
– some typical freeholder restrictions
– health and safety, accounting and insurance matters.
If we’re managing your private estate and you have any questions, just get in touch.