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SEPTEMBER 2019

Property NEWS

Plan ahead

for some winter sun PAGE 12

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Create the perfect home office

Social media – Keeping children safe

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Light up your home with these top picks

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Editor’s Letter Welcome to the September issue!

Decorating your home on a budget

If you’re like us, you may be wondering just where the summer has gone! The kids are back at school, the nights are already drawing in, and we’re already well on our way towards the backend of 2019. But fear not! There’s plenty inside this issue to help take your mind off the pending arrival of autumn; from decorating your home on a budget (so you can save those pennies for, dare we say, Christmas), to creating the perfect home office, and top tips on keeping the kids safe on social media. Inside we also give inspiration on lighting up your home – whether it be with quirky lampshades or practical lights. But if you’re not quite ready to resign yourself to the fact that summer is all but a distant memory, then grab yourself a last-minute getaway! We give a run-down of the best places to visit. As ever, we hope you enjoy reading and we look forward to sharing more articles with you next time. Linda McKeown Editor

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Freecycle sites If you really feel that upcycling is not for you, but want to keep your budget to a minimum, scour online sites which offer a range of items, such as storage, tables and chairs, for free! Sites such as www.freecycle.org/browse/UK are great and work on the premise that having taken advantage of your freebie, that you do the same for something that you no longer require. Membership is free, and everything posted must be free, legal and appropriate for all ages. The Freecycle Network® is made up of 5,000+ groups with over 9 million members across the globe. It’s a nonprofit movement of people who give – and get – items for free in their own towns, which helps keep good stuff out of landfills. And if you do have a creative streak, freecycle sites are ideal if you’re on the hunt for something to transform and give a new lease of life to!

Upcycle If you’re on a budget or just can’t quite get rid of furniture, simply because you want to create a new look – upcycling could be the answer. You can find so much inspiration on the likes of Pinterest, which show how easy it can be to change a tired and dated piece of furniture into something new. For example, sanding down a pine chest of drawers and then painting it to your new colour scheme is relatively easy and cheap to do. Add some new handles, and they will be transformed. There is so much information out there on the internet to guide you through, step by step. So, get searching and release your creativity!


Freecycle sites are ideal if you’re on the hunt for something to transform and give a new lease of life to

Do it yourself Commonly known as DIY! If you want to help keep costs down further and you’re handy with a hammer, then carrying out home improvements yourself could be the answer.

Charity shop Second hand doesn’t have to mean settling for second best. Sometimes the best finds can be discovered in a charity shop! Hunt out where to find charity shops in your area that have household items on offer, such as British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research. Not only could you find the perfect item for your home, you’ll be supporting a great cause along the way!

Remember though: always consult the professionals when it comes to knocking down walls, installing plumbing or new electrics. Statistics compiled by NHS Digital show that during 12 months from March 2017, 4,831 admissions to NHS hospitals in England were made as a result of injuries from drills and other power tools, while from the same period, 6,489 admissions were made from falls from a ladder!

Auctions Always consult the professionals when it comes to knocking down walls, installing plumbing or new electrics

Online auctions, like eBay, have become increasingly popular for grabbing a bargain. Search for items available in your area to avoid large postage charges for heavier items. Alternatively, why not attend a locally held auction to help give you inspiration? Be aware of any commission that you may need to pay to the auction house on any winning bids. Some great bargains are to be had if you’re willing to look and wait for the right pieces to come along – and at the right price!

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With growing numbers of people regularly working from home, it’s important to get the environment just right for doing so

Choose the right space With 40% of Brits now working from home each week, it’s clear to see why: with the benefits from doing so ranging from saving money on the commute, to being in for deliveries and the school run.

perfect environment so that your productivity isn’t impacted. An uncomfortable and incorrectly positioned chair can lead to repeated shuffling to get comfortable, leading to distraction and a lack of desire to lock yourself away in your office and get the job done!

But what should you consider when converting a room into a home office? Choosing the right space is the first important decision to make. It’s not just about fitting into any space; you will, after all be spending most of your working day in there!

The same ethos applies to your desk. Work out how much space you need. Is it just a laptop you need the space for, or will you be using it to organise paperwork? Whatever your needs, ensure you have a desk that is up for the job.

If you’re able, choose a room that has some natural light coming in and that will be big enough to accommodate a desk, chair and storage – depending on your needs, of course.

Kit it out

Create the perfect environment As you will be spending a good deal of time working in your chosen room, it’s vital that you create the

OK, so you know what you need: now time to kit out your office. With the boom of internet shopping, you no longer need to rely on a trip to Ikea to get the office furniture you need. It’s always a good starting point but why not try the likes of www.wayfair.co.uk, www.officefurnitureonline.co.uk or www.ryman.co.uk to name but a few.

Again, work out what you need before you buy so you don’t end up buying more than needed (or you can actually fit in the room!).

Get connected If your broadband speed isn’t up to scratch it can be frustrating. Employers are likely to call you back into the office if your speed can’t handle the work you need to do. Alternatively, if you use Skype for business, a poor broadband speed could seriously hinder any meetings you have planned, with your call falling out and poor quality pictures for meetings. Slow broadband speed is a big turn off. Luckily rural countryside areas are finally catching up with inner-city speeds. Comparison websites such as Uswitch and Compare the Market will show you the best deals and estimated speeds in your area in minutes.

40% of Brits now work from home each week with the benefits from doing so ranging from saving money on the commute, to being in for deliveries and the school run”


It’s vital that you create the perfect environment so that your productivity isn’t impacted

Not only do you need a fast broadband speed, but you also want one that is consistently good from morning to evening.

Storage delights Keep it tidy and keep it simple! There are plenty of storage solutions out there for your home office space. And if floor space is limited, utilise wall space instead with bookcases or wall storage.

Our

top picks! Rutland Wooden Large Wall Mounted Shelving Unit In White Ideal for any home office – and available in oak too. £69.95 // www.furnitureinfashion.net Arran Fabric Swivel Chair - Grey A modern take on the classic tub chair combining both style and versatility £133.20 // www.officefurnitureonline.co.uk Corona Grey 5 Tier Narrow Shelving Unit Offering a combination of quality and style for your home office. Approx. Dimensions Barker Desk (mm) H 1670 W 470 A quirky desk D 350 with inbuilt £119.99 // storage cubes! www.ryman.co.uk £166.99 // www.wayfair. 5 co.uk


Keep your kids

Our children are growing up with technology as the norm and not just a treat, but how can you keep them safe online? 6

online

With Smartphones being as powerful as some laptops, everything you can do on a tablet is now accessible on a smartphone


If your child has a smartphone, set up parental controls so they cannot order any apps you don’t want them to have

In this technological age, where kids are surrounded by tablets, smartphones and YouTube, it is hard to know what is safe and what isn’t for your children. Most children already have a favourite YouTuber, play Fortnite or ROBLOX online with their friends and can surf through the web faster than most of their parents.

Smartphones

Here are some top tips for staying savvy and keeping your kids’ safe online.

If your child has a smartphone, set up parental controls so they cannot order any apps you don’t want them to have, and to stop them accidentally ordering from any in-game pop-ups.

Social media and YouTube

Social media is full of scare stories such as MOMO, (which turned out to be an elaborate hoax) which spread like wildfire through school playgrounds. This doesn’t make it any less scary for your children as their wild imaginations push things to the limit. The problem with social media is that fake news stories, like MOMO, get shared and go viral. Even if your child isn’t on social media, they will then find out about something viral through YouTubers and YouTube. There is a YouTube kids app with parental controls which can help limit what your child is watching. However, if you let your child watch YouTube, you can turn off the search settings, so they only watch videos pre-approved by you. Alternatively, remove YouTube altogether and set up a child’s profile for Netflix.

Computer consoles

With the release of Fortnite, the gaming world changed overnight. Suddenly, regardless of what console your child has, they can play online against their friends and strangers in a huge openworld environment. This brings up its own problems; strangers talking to your kids during the game, excessive time spent playing games etc. However, with Nintendo Switch’s capability to set parental controls and the ability to set play time limits, this is no longer a problem. Both the Xbox One and PS4 also have child safety settings. These range from content settings for YouTube and other apps, to a password to power-up the console. The beauty of this is that your child can’t get up in the middle of the night and turn on their console without a password.

The age you give your child a smartphone is up to you as the parent. Some parents give them out at an early age because their child gets the bus to school, others because they’re tired of getting theirs taken off them every evening! With Smartphones being as powerful as some laptops, everything you can do on a tablet is now accessible on a smartphone.

With technology constantly changing, it is time to accept that not giving your children technology could hold them back in their school, and later in their careers. However, as with everything, there are some simple fixes to help keep your child safe while online.

Strangers online

As children, and long before technology, we were warned about the dangers of talking to strangers when we were out playing. The same applies to your children online now. As parents it’s good to talk to your child at an early age about what to do if a stranger tries to talk to them online. You want your child to have the confidence to come to you if someone does try talking to them: • Tell your child not to respond: If your child responds to the stranger then that person has the chance to manipulate or talk to your child and convince them not to tell you about them. • Explain that they haven’t done anything wrong: If your child is worried about getting disciplined, they are more likely NOT to tell you if a stranger does try to talk to them; so, make sure they know that you won’t be angry. • Try to get a username: If your child understands the reasons for your concern, they may be able to get the username of the stranger. Using this username, you can then report the stranger to authorities. • Remove the specific game or app: Unfortunately, some games and apps are more accessible for people trying to contact your child. Simply remove these games and apps from your child’s console, tablet or smartphone. And tell your child the truth: don’t make up a story that the app or game no longer works as this will more than likely make them want to play it without your knowledge.

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KEEPING AN EYE ON YO U R C H I L D ’ S EYESIGHT

In the modern age of technology, caring for your child’s eyesight has never been so pertinent With kids and teens age 8 to 18 spending an average of more than seven hours a day looking at screens, it’s recommended that parents should limit screen time for kids to a maximum of just two hours per day. For younger children, age 3 and 4, the World Health Organization says that this should fall to just one hour a day. In fact, a 2010 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 8 to 18-year-old children devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes to entertainment media – every day. That equates to more than 53 hours per week! With children constantly growing, their eyes are prone to long-term damage, which is why it’s key that their eyesight is taken care of from an early age.

School time

Children can have an eyesight test at any age. However, most will have their eyes examined when they first start school. The great thing is, that they don’t need to be able to read. There are many ways in which your child’s eyes can be tested when they can’t yet read or understand letters of the alphabet – mainly by using images. If your child's vision is not checked at school, simply take them to your local opticians for an eye examination – it’s free!

Screen time

A potentially harmful light source for children is BlueViolet light, which comes from a plethora of sources such as sunlight, fluorescent and LED lights and screens, flat screen TVS, computers and smartphones. And just why isn’t it good for our eyes? Quite simply, our eyes are not equipped to filter out this light – and a child’s eyes are even more vulnerable. Too much screen time can result in eyestrain – symptoms can include burning, itchy, or tired eyes, headaches, fatigue and blurred vision.

Children may not always realise they have a problem with their vision, so it’s important that they have regular checks

Spotting a problem

Children may not always realise they have a problem with their vision, so it’s important that they have regular checks so that any potential issues can be flagged up and treated accordingly. Signs to look out for include: • eyes not pointing in the same direction • complaining of headaches or eye strain • problems reading i.e. holding books close to their face to read • problems with hand-eye co-ordination • being unusually clumsy • regularly rubbing their eyes • sitting too close to the TV If you have any concerns about your child's vision, visit your GP or go to an optician.

Did you know? Free NHS sight tests are available for children under 16 and for young people under 19 in full-time education. Just pop to your local optician to make an appointment.


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Light up

YOUR HOME Whether you’re after a modern, cosy or quirky feel to a room, choosing the right light source is vital for achieving the desired look you want

Monkey Table Lamp This quirky table lamp base features a monkey holding a light bulb. Ideal for adding a retro style to any room in your home. £57.99 www.wayfair.co.uk

Pluto Floor Lamp The Pluto floor lamp by Swoon has a minimalistic yet mesmerising design that brings a hint of geometric charm to your room. £129 www.very.co.uk

Lucide Oris 4 Light Bar Ceiling Pendant We think that this hanging light would be ideal for any dining room. Robust and sturdy, it’s also adjustable in height, so you can choose at what height it hangs below the ceiling. £205.99 www.lighting-direct.co.uk

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Next Isla Ombre Easy Fit Pendant 100% glass, this smoke-plated crackle-effect pendant is ideal for those wanting to make a quick replacement of an existing pendant light. £25 www.next.co.uk

Chicago Floor Lamp Bring vintage Hollywood to your home with this studio set inspired floor lamp. The diffuser reflects the light back into the shade, creating a warm, illuminating effect. Perfect!

Mini Gaston in Brass Meet the pint-sized version of Loaf’s everpopular Gaston lamp. With a vintage brass finish and pewter details, we think this ‘mini’ light might be one of our favourites!

£199 www.made.com

£75 https://loaf.com

Mirrored Glass Pentagon Ceiling Light Made from mirrored glass, light shines through the distressed accents in the glass to create a warm, glowing effect when switched on, while it appears as a multi-faceted mirror when switched off. £195 www.johnlewis.com

Elements Harley Ochre Table Lamp This Elements table lamp is presented with a stylish tripod base and completed with an Ochre interlocking shade design – perfect for adding a focal point to any room. £32 www.dunelm.com

Antique Silver Palm Leaf Table Lamp Simply stunning! Made from iron with an antiqued silver leaf finish, this fabulous Palm Leaf Table Lamp is very on trend and casts amazing shadows when lit! £195 www.oliveandsage.co.uk

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Catch some sun

this winter! With the summer holidays already a distant memory, it’s time to get excited about some winter sun. We look at the best places to go

Fly a little further to get the sunshine you crave in the winter months, and you won’t be disappointed. There are some great destinations to pick from – whether you are looking for a classic beach-style holiday or something a bit more luxurious; there is something to suit all budgets.

The Canary Islands The number one winter sun destination! This group of seven islands has something for everyone, and with temperatures around 20c throughout the winter months and a flight time of under five hours, it’s easy to see why they’re so popular. The most well-known islands are Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife. If you want a large resort with masses to keep the family busy, then look no further than Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria. It is a resort which has something for everyone, whether you are looking for lavish meals out, family fun at a theme park, buggy racing on the dunes, a day at the beach or dolphin and whale spotting on the sea, plus much more. The beach stretches for miles and there is a wide range of accommodation on offer from simple self-catering apartments through to an allinclusive 5* boutique hotel. Try the Papas Arrugadas, the local dish of wrinkly salted potatoes with Mojo sauce.

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Check before you travel Some of our suggested destinations are further afield than you may usually travel during the summer holidays. Always check if a VISA is required. You can check on the gov.uk website for all travel requirements for certain countries. It will also include up-to-date information regarding weather warnings and extra travel advice.

Madeira

Mexico

Florida

Madeira is an archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean to the southwest of Portugal. 400 miles north of the Canary Islands, this stunning island is where the Portuguese global football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was born.

A longer flight than the Canary Islands or Madeira, but well worth it. At around 12 hours flight time, Mexico is a great choice for couples and families with older children. It is well known and loved for its hospitable people, love of spicy foods and its cultural history.

No winter sunshine holiday list would be complete without the US state of Florida. Famous for its amusement parks including the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, the state of Florida is one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world! With so much to see and do, you will need longer than a week here. The Walt Disney World Resort alone has four theme parks, two water parks, four golf courses and thirty-six hotels to choose from!

The capital, Funchal, is located on the south coast of the island and is a haven for culture seekers. With an average high temperature of 21c in December, this beautiful island is a great place to soak up some sunshine and culture over the winter. Madeira is a mountainous island with stunning flora and fauna with high volcanic peaks, making it perfect for hiking and walking. On the northern slopes of Madeira Island, the valleys contain native forests which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fancy something relaxing after exploring? Why not sunbathe on one of the stunning beaches and take in the culture and local food in the evening. Explore the North of the island with its natural parks, waterfalls and wild horses.

Whether you are looking to go on an adventure in the southern jungles or want to explore the snow-capped volcanoes in its northern deserts, Mexico won’t leave you disappointed. With its long coastline and crystalclear sea, take some time out soaking up the rays on one of Mexico’s many beaches. Explore some of its history and culture with a visit to Chichen Itza, the famous Mayan site that is now one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The capital, Mexico City, is known for its ancient canals, art and culture as much as for the sumptuous smells and tastes of its street food. Avoid travelling in September as this is Mexico’s hurricane season.

Florida is also home to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center where the Apollo flights were launched. The Florida Reef is also the only living coral barrier reef in the United States and has a plethora of stunning marine life which you can visit at one of the National Parks. For sport, Florida offers a great chance to see one of the USA’s main sports firsthand: Florida has three NFL teams, two NBA teams and two MLB teams. Pre-book your tickets online to avoid queues during the busy season.

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Champions Preview League 2019/20

The usual heavyweights from across the continent such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and PSG will hope to stop the resurgence of English teams this year

Can Europe’s heavyweight’s stop the dominance of English teams in the Champions League? Last season, English teams ruled with the first all-English final for over a decade ending with Liverpool winning their sixth Champions League title. Let's have a look at five clubs we believe could go the whole way this year:

Manchester City

Juventus

Quite possibly one of the greatest teams ever created, Pep Guardiola’s Citizens will hope to claim the elusive trophy they crave so much. The addition of Rodri from Atletico Madrid and an upgrade in full back in Cancelo could be the final pieces of the puzzle. A settled team full of world-class talent, with a substitutes bench that would make the first-eleven at most other clubs, will this be the year Guardiola gets his tactics right in Europe?

The Bianconeri haven't lifted the Champions League since the 1995/96 season, when a trio of Gianluca Vialli, Del Piero and Fabrizio Ravanelli shot them to glory. With Ronaldo defying his years and an influx of genuinely world-class players in Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Matthijs de Ligt arriving this summer, will Maurizio Sarri be able to rebuild his reputation after his troubled time at Stamford Bridge last season?

Paris Saint-Germain

Atletico Madrid

Atletico may have lost three of their most well-loved players in Griezmann, Rodri and Godin, however, they have spent the money wisely; securing the talent of Joao Felix, in attack, from Benfica for £113,000,000 and Kieran Trippier, in defence, for £20,000,000 plus five other players who will join the likes of Saul, Morata, Diego Costa and last year's big signing, Thomas Lemar, in Madrid. With Barcelona and Real Madrid rebuilding their squads, this could be the year Diego Simeone's men take advantage in Europe and at home.

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Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund may have only won the Champions League once in their history, however, last year they were only two points from winning the Bundesliga and have spent more wisely over the summer than their biggest rivals, Bayern Munich. Snapping up two of the hottest players in Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt, securing the services of their old captain, Hummels, and keeping hold of Jadon Sancho, shows a manager with a plan. With perfectionist Lucien Favre at the helm, this could be the year they add a second Champions League title to their shelf.

After a quiet summer compared to their usual spending sprees, is PSG turning into a settled team? Arguably one of the most talented teams in Europe on paper, Thomas Tuchel has struggled to get the consistency required to turn PSG into genuine Champions League contenders. With Neymar angling for a move back to Spain, it falls on the young shoulders of Kylian Mbappe and the ageing Edinson Cavani to lead them to glory. Backed up by an old-school, no-nonsense, central midfielder in Ander Herrera, this could be their year


B e n e f i t s of using a letting agent to look after your rental property

If you have a buy-to-let property or are looking to invest in one, you will want a letting agent to do all the hard work for you when it comes to letting it! A buy-to-let property is a great way to invest your hard-earned money. Property investment has never been more popular and with a rise in people renting and the actual cost of renting going up, creating a property portfolio is a great stream of passive income. But, once you have exchanged and completed on the property and invested money and time in the standard of the accommodation, where and how do you find a suitable tenant who will look after your property?

A buy-to-let property is a great way to invest your hard-earned money

Looking after your property throughout a tenancy. Once a tenant is in the property, do you want them calling you for any maintenance issues? Throughout the tenancy, we can be the port-of-call for any maintenance problems that may arise and we will take care of property inspections and report back with our findings. We can also take care of the end-oftenancy inspection and report back the condition of the property. We will always make sure that you, as the landlord, and the tenant receive the highest possible service. There can be a murky area in private renting without a letting agent, however, if you use a reputable letting agent such as us, we aim to make the process clear and simple – creating a win-win for you and the tenant, just the way it should be! Owning a buy-to-let property and managing it yourself can be time-consuming, however with an established and trusted letting agent, like us, on your side we can do all the hard work (for a small fee) while you simply collect on your investment.

We will find you the right tenant for your property. Some tenants feel uneasy about renting with no estate agent involved: an estate agent gives the tenant that extra security they feel they need when renting a property, especially if they have a family and children in the property. A reliable and professional letting agent, like us, can take a lot of the hassle out of finding suitable tenants and marketing your property. We will offer you professional photos, marketing on property portals and a ready-made database of prospective tenants for your property. As an established letting agent, we will take care of everything for you from the EPC, through to viewings, gathering feedback and taking care of the referencing process. We will also make sure you are keeping within the law, especially after recent changes. Our lettings team will also ensure that the deposit is securely and legally kept in an official government-backed tenancy deposit scheme and that all the paperwork is safe and secure covering both you as the landlord and the tenant.

For more information about buying a rental property, through to managing it and everything in-between, please talk to one of our friendly team in the office today

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Meet our team Bow Office

Robert Burgess

Senior Property Consultant Robert recently joined the Butler and Stag team. However, he isn’t new to the property industry or the Directors, who he knows well and has worked alongside in previous years. Being a lifelong resident of East London and with 14 years’ experience in the London property market, ensures that Rob can use his inside knowledge of the local area to sell the perfect property to his clients. Rob has a keen interest in cars, travel, and his best bud Coco the Boxer dog, who can always be seen walking with him around the parks of east London. 

Aidan Kitchen Property Consultant

Aidan joined Butler & Stag back in March 2017, coming from a background in digital marketing which helped him quickly transfer his client service skills. With the whitest teeth in the company, Aidan did consider a career in modelling but was swiftly told he had the perfect face for radio and decided to focus his energy on becoming the best estate agent in East London instead.Based at the Roman Road office in Bow, Aidan loves his food and will often be found trying out the various food stalls and deli’s on Roman Road Market.

Lily Ward

Property Consultant

Michael Woolley Director

Michael set up Butler & Stag with best mate Neil Leahy back in 2012 and they now have three offices, with plans to continue their expansion. Michael loves his sport and was once fairly handy at football, rugby and cricket, whilst he also passed out for the Marines many moons ago. Based at the Roman Road office in the East End, this is an area Michael has great affinity with, having worked in the East End and City fringe markets throughout his career in agency. He is currently a member of the East End Trades Guild and works closely with the Roman Road Trust. Anything East End related, Michael is your man!

Lily joined Butler & Stag back in March 2017 as a property manager for the Roman Road office.  Lily has excelled in her role and become a valued member of the team, most recently dabbling in the selling and letting of properties, to which she has taken like a duck to water. So much so, Lily will be assuming her role as a fully-fledged property consultant in the coming months. Away from the office Lily is an East London girl through and through and will often be found gallivanting around Shoreditch on a Saturday night.

Casey Monaghan Property Manager

Casey was made in ‘East London’, she lives in E4, previously worked in E17 and now works, lives and breathes in our E3 Bow office. Casey brings her vibrant personality and customer care knowledge to the very front of our office utilizing the skills she has acquired as a Sales Negotiator in E17 and moreover her previous International Compliance experience. She now embodies those skills and further adds substantial value to the office as our Property Manager/Office Co-Ordinator.

Amy Mack

Property Manager Amy was born and raised in Essex, but started her career in property working in Hertfordshire. Always having a big ambition to work in London, Amy now manages the Shoreditch rental portfolio. Working in the vibrant Shoreditch area, is definitely compatible with her enthusiastic nature and her partiality for a cocktail or two!

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Forming part of this glorious four storey, bay fronted Victorian residence and set within the much sought after Tredegar Square conservation area is this two bedroom split level garden flat.

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Set within one of East London’s historical conservation areas is this spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment - Spanning 800 sq/ft, the apartment provides generous living accommodation throughout.

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A beautifully presented and very well cared for apartment set on the 11th floor of this popular modern development with views across Regent’s Canal. Full width balcony and allocated underground parking.

A larger than average and wellpresented two bedroom third floor apartment with off-street parking, set within this popular purpose built development on Tredegar Road.

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Meet our team

Sam Smith

Shoreditch Office

Property Consultant Sam started his career at Butler and Stag after leaving Tottenham Hotspur Football Club where he played as a youth from age 7 to 18. Starting his career with Butler and Stag as a Property Consultant has lead him to achieve well in both sales and lettings with his competitive edge within the industry.

Lewis Hughes Property Consultant

Lewis started his career with Butler and Stag in the Summer of 2018. Lewis loves his boxing which he competed at National Level as well as his cooking which he compares himself to Gordan Ramsey. An Essex boy with family originating from East London. If you need any assistance whether Sales or Lettings Lewis is the right Man to speak to.

Nick Karamanlis Office Partner

Nick is a branch partner who has been involved in thousands of sales and lets in the East end and City fringe market since switching careers back in 2005. Due to a bad experience when buying he believed early on that the process should be more transparent and customer focused.

Lydia Hellen Office Coordinator

Lydia recently the joined our Theydon Bois office as an administrator. She has a friendly and out-going personality and is quickly gaining experience within our fast growing company. Following in the footsteps of her successful property developer dad, Lydia has a keen interest in the industry and strong ambitions to progress. With a largely PR and hospitality focused background and she is already showing excellent customer services attributes. A local girl, Lydia was born and raised in Chingford. Away from the office she enjoys socialising with her large group of friends, spending time with her family and keeping fit.

He is a huge family man with two very “spirited” young boys who keep him busy. He loves his skiing and football; both playing (on the rare occasions he’s not injured) and watching his boys play for their local teams.

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Shoreditch 020 7613 5550 Bow 020 8102 1236 Theydon Bois 01992 667 666 CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION VALUATION

Baches Street London N1 £5,000 PCM

Finished to an extremely high standard throughout, this newly built and truly stunning five storey house offers versatile living accommodation moments from Old Street station.

Amhurst Road Hackney London E8

£600,000 A larger than average two bedroom garden conversion arranged over the lower ground floor of this wonderful four storey Victorian house.

Sir George’s Residence 4 Gunthorpe Street Spitalfields London E1

£525,000 A stunning first floor one bedroom apartment set within this beautifully maintained gated period townhouse conversion set off the beaten track just seconds from Aldgate East.

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Crossway Dalston London n16 £625,000 - £850,000

A newly-built three bedroom freehold house finished to a high specification contemporary standard, nestled between Stoke Newington and Dalston.

Verdigris Apartments 31 Old Bethnal Green Shoreditch London E2

Greatorex Street Aldgate London E1

£525,000

£425,000

A well-presented two bedroom modern apartment set on the third floor of Carillon Court, a gated development off fashionable Brick Lane.

A beautifully presented one bedroom apartment set on the fourth floor of this popular modern development, situated just moments from Columbia Road Flower Market.

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Shoreditch 020 7613 5550 Bow 020 8102 1236 Theydon Bois 01992 667 666 CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION VALUATION

Meet our team Theydon Office

Tony Game Office Manager

Raised in Loughton and residing in Buckhurst Hill, Tony’s has an intimate knowledge of West Essex which proves an invaluable asset when selling properties within the area. A respected and well known figure within the local property industry, Tony has years of experience running residential sales departments.Tony’s clients respect his hardworking approach and refreshingly honest opinion, even when it isn’t what they want to hear!Tony is a big sports fan following Arsenal Football Club and representing Spurs Academy in his playing days. Socially, Tony can often be found enjoying a beer ‘or five’ in his local The Three Colt’s and after work in The Queen Victoria.

Sarah Chumbley Property Manager

Neil Leahy Director

Neil is the co-owner of Butler & Stag, along with lifetime friend Michael Woolley. A resident of Theydon Bois where we opened our third office in 2017, Neil is extremely passionate about the area and saw a gap in the market to introduce our award services. Under Neil’s supervision, the office has seen accelerated growth and we are now recognised market leaders; it is equally impressive that this has taken just twelve months to achieve. Butler & Stag are also regularly commended for our fund raising initiatives raising tens of thousands of pounds for worthy local causes yearly. Away from the office Neil is a family man, he has a son and a daughter and enjoys spending time with them, along with his wife Claire. Neil also coaches his son’s football team at Buckhurst Hill FC and has overseen the transition of many of their players to professional academies.

Sarah enjoys multiple roles within the company working from our office in Theydon Bois .They include Sales and Lettings administration, Property Management and carrying out viewings for our lettings properties. After four successful years with an independent estate agent in Old Harlow, we were delighted to secure Sarah’s services and she has proved invaluable in the growth and success of our newest office.Sarah thrives on offering a five star customer service experience and regularly receives excellent reviews from our clients and tenants. Away from the office, Sarah is a real home bird and enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

Peter McNicholl Senior Property Consultant

Peter is the most recent addition to the team in Theydon Bois having joined at the start of September. He has over four years’ experience in estate agency and, when given the chance to work at one of the fastest growing estate agencies based in and around London, he felt that it was opportunity he couldn’t miss! Peter was born in East London but moved out to Essex before starting secondary school, so has a great knowledge of all the areas Butler and Stag cover. Outside of work, Peter has a keen interest in music having worked as a DJ for many years before becoming an estate agent. His main hobby though is acting and when he was younger, appeared in films such as ‘Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ and ‘About a Boy’.

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Kendal Avenue Epping CM16 £975,000

A beautifully presented, detached five bedroom house located in a peaceful cul-de-sac in one of the area’s most sought after turnings just a short walk from Epping Station (Central Line) and High Street.

Theydon Park Road Theydon Bois Epping CM16

Morgan Crescent Theydon Bois Epping CM16

£1,500,000

£975,000

A substantial detached residence situated within the sought-after area of Theydon Bois, which is renowned for its charm and possessing a real village community.

An elegant detached family property occupying an enviable position on Morgan Crescent, Theydon Bois, this charming house offers well balanced accommodation and potential to extend STPP.

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Shoreditch 020 7613 5550 Bow 020 8102 1236 Theydon Bois 01992 667 666 CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION VALUATION

Bury Road Sewardstonebury London E4 £2,300,000

A simply stunning and individually designed, detached house spanning over 3898 sq feet/ 362 square metres, enviably positioned in the sought after location of Sewardstonebury, North Chingford.

Priory Cottages Coopersale Lane Theydon Bois Epping CM16

£1,149,995 Discreetly positioned off a country lane in the parish of Theydon Garden yet within close proximity of Theydon Bois is this stunning and beautifully maintained four bedroom family home.

Coppice Row Theydon Bois Epping CM16

£1,900,000 Coppice Lodge is a simply stunning double fronted detached house, designed in Victorian style and finished to an extremely high standard throughout.

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Dont just take our word for it ...

I received an excellent service from Butler & Stag

They were knowledgeable, they were responsive and they were very professional. My experience of interactions with Butler & Stag has been really positive, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else. Mr A Rutter / Vendor

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Butler & Stag were fabulous from start to finish

The level of service from Bulter & Stag I thought was absolutely superb. Ms S Davidek / Buyer

I recieved top quality products that have helped with my property Very good brochures which were high gloss and looked very professional, and the photography was excellent. Mr T Doyle / Vendor

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The quality of the photos was good

the description was very comprehensive. Overall I thought it was a very compelling offering. Mrs C Goldman / Vendor

We really really appreciated the fact that Butler & Stag conducted most of the viewings themselves

so it didn’t mean we had to be there all the time. So we could, in effect, continue with our lives as much as possible and Butler & Stag took that stress away from us. Mr and Mrs Shepherd / Vendors

They were also very prompt at responding

and very relaxed and real when we spoke to them about situations or the kind of feedback we were getting. Ms Y Feussner / Landlord

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