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26 Jun 2020

DON’T TURN YOUR SWIMMING POOL INTO A HOT TUB – LESSONS FROM A LUXURY PROPERTY MANAGER

On one occasion we were called to a client’s property, after they’d had a new 20- metre residential indoor swimming installed at their home.
The swimming pool was full of green algae which was growing and collecting in the pool, making it unusable and very unwelcoming to the client and their young family.

17 Jun 2020

‘RETREAT TO THE COUNTRY’ – HERE TO STAY OR A LOCKDOWN TREND?

Spending more time at home over the recent weeks has never been more important, so it’s hardly surprising that there has been a vast leap in demand for countryside living, with rural second properties and metropolitan homes with outside spaces becoming more sought after.

03 Jun 2020

FIVE REASONS WHY YOUR HOME NEEDS TO BE SERVICED

We all know the value and utmost importance of regular servicing from cars and motorcycles to private jets and super yachts. This is completely necessary to keep them in good working condition, prevent problems arising and ensure they are safe to operate. Homes, particularly luxury residences, should be cared for in the same way. Here are our 5 reasons why prime estates need dedicated maintenance.

26 May 2020

MEASURES WE’RE TAKING

The UK outlook and property landscape is starting to change, as the measures imposed to control the coronavirus crisis are being eased.
Over the past two weeks some restrictions have been lifted gradually, giving us hope of moving onto the next stage of recovery. Properties will begin to re-open, so if you require the best possible advice on how to manage them as effectively as possible, we are only a phone call away.

19 May 2020

PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN

As measures are starting to become eased and the return to metropolitan areas are looking more likely, is your London residence ready for your return?

Like the rest of the nation, we’re looking forward to the lockdown restrictions easing in line with the Government’s strategy. After announcements over the past week, engineers, builders and construction workers are all being encouraged to actively return to work providing that social distancing measures and other protocols are upheld.

16 Apr 2020
london prime property market, luxury london property, london property, somerset estates

LONDON’S PRIME PROPERTY MARKET DURING CORONAVIRUS PEAK

Across the globe, we are all experiencing the rapid acceleration of the coronavirus outbreak.

Whether your UK home is your main residency, second home or a pied-à-terre, we’re taking a look at how the luxury property market is adapting in the wake of covid-19 and the predicted situation in the aftermath of the crisis.

12 Mar 2020
property management, london property, somerset estates

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Our Property Management Provides Complete Peace of Mind. 

At Somerset Estates, we provide a personal service for clients’ individual needs and lifestyles. Our service is tailored to each client’s requirements, giving them complete peace of mind and assurance that everything is looked after to the highest standards.

12 Mar 2020
household management, london property, somerset estates

HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Our Household Management is Personal

At Somerset Estates, we provide a bespoke service for our clients’ varied needs and lifestyles. Our service is tailored to each client’s personal requirements, giving complete peace of mind and assurance that everything is looked after to the highest standards.

02 Mar 2020

CASE STUDY – OUR RESPONSE TO AN ELECTRICAL FAULT

Last year, whilst one of our clients was out of residency their penthouse experienced an electrical surge which caused a significant amount of damage to various electrical appliances within the property, including numerous audio-visual items, fan coil units, lighting equipment and white goods.