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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Social media â€“ Keeping children safe
Create the perfect home office
Light up your home with these top picks
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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’s to make an appointment.
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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
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!
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
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.
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 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.
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:
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?
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.
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 receives 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 â€“ 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
Giving you peace of mind every time Our innovative approach to marketing, together with our unrivalled customer care, makes us the right choice to market your property and guide you through your move
Whether youâ€™re looking to sell or put your property up for rental, when you choose to market your property with Daniel Adams, you can be confident that weâ€™ll ensure that everything goes smoothly.
Selling your property A leading independent agent covering all East London and West Essex, the name Daniel Adams is synonymous with trust, excellence and integrity. With decades of experience, specialising in all aspects of residential property, our friendly, enthusiastic and professional service ensures that our clients continually return to sell and buy through us. We also recognise the importance of marketing, so your property will be advertised on the major online property portals, our website and social media sites, as well as traditional placement in our window display. Exclusively to us in our area, your property will receive its very own FREE microsite showcasing a property video, OFSTED reports, and a property brochure. Sharing your personalised website across the social networks widens
the audience for your property, to find the right buyer and increasing the chances of a quicker sale. Our qualified database of home buyers will be notified of your property coming to market on their dedicated search websites where they can book viewings and offer feedback. Quite simply we endeavour to sell your home for the best price, in the shortest possible time, providing you an outstanding service, with a personal and friendly approach.
Letting your property When it comes to letting, as Daniel Adams are members of certified accreditations, you can have peace of mind that your property is in safe hands as we ensure you are fully compliant with your landlord duties. We offer a comprehensive range of services for you to choose from including areas such as Tenant Introduction, Rent Collection, Gas Safety Checks, in-depth Inventory reports, Deposit registration, insurance-based Rent Guarantee and Legal cover policies. As with selling, when you choose to let through us, your property will be advertised
on the major online property portals, our website and social media sites, as well as traditional placement in our prominent window display.
The power of social media Your property will also receive its very own FREE property website showcasing a property video, OFSTED reports, and property brochures; something that we are proud to say is exclusive to Daniel Adams in our area. In addition, our qualified database of tenants will also be notified of your property coming to market on their dedicated search websites where they can book viewings and offer feedback. All our tenants are fully referenced and vetted, making sure the highest of standards are met to find the right tenant for you. By sharing your personalised websites with family and friends across the social networks you will be widening the audience to find the right buyer or tenant for your property, increasing the chances of a quicker sale or rental.
When you choose to market your property with Daniel Adams, you can be confident that we’ll ensure that everything goes smoothly
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Meet The Team.... Neal Lacy
Director - FNAEA CPEA I started estate agency in the early 1990’s where I became a negotiator of the year three years running. I quickly progressed through the ranks becoming a branch manager, and from 2003 worked as an area manager in Surrey for the same independent estate agent. During this time I joined the National Association of estate agents and passed the CPEA in estate agency becoming a fellow member in this organisation. I felt the real personal service was fading out of agency so became a Director in Daniel Adams Estate Agents. Here we pride ourselves in high levels of customer service, attract the most suitable buyer and achieve the highest possible price. We are not looking for the first buyer, we are looking for the best buyer. We listen to people’s timescales and needs before matching then to your property. With bags of energy and enthusiasm I look forward to delivering our promise “experts in helping your move”
Lorraine Byles Director - MNAEA
Hello, my name is Lorraine Byles. I have been in estate agency since 1986 and worked at all levels of estate agency with one well known estate agent. My roles included; Branch Secretary, Branch Co-Ordinator, Sales Negotiator, Assistant Branch Manager and Branch Manager where I enjoyed a number of successful years. I have worked the Coulsdon market for the past 12 years and have gained a wealth of experience in the local area. I am a director in Daniel Adams and a full member of the National Association of Estate Agents and proud to be accredited with the Ombudsman and OFT. I now run a very successful Lettings business within the corporation and strive for new business daily. I personally oversee all aspects of the Lettings business and we continue to grow. I maintain professionalism and will continue to develop in order to be able to ensure you as a seller benefit from my experience. With over 20 years experience in sales, marketing and co-ordinating I hope to be able to make your move as stress free as possible.
I am employed at Daniel Adams as the Assistant Branch Manager and have gained a wealth of knowledge within the property market during my time here. I am here to make sure your experience selling, buying, or letting a property is as smooth, simple and stress free as possible and to cover all basis of your requirements throughout your experience with Daniel Adams. I believe my professional, spirited and personal approach ensures that you, as our client, will leave happy and satisfied that you have received an above beyond service from myself and the team. Being Lorraine’s daughter I also know that I work alongside a fantastic team of enthusiastic hardworking passionate people who all strive to make sure that we provide the best possible service we can for you.
Hi I’m Sarah, Daniel Adams Property Manager, recruited to help with the lettings business; a thriving and exciting facet of Daniel Adams Estate Agents. With my background of working in the Civil Service, I possess all of the administrational requirements needed to be on point for the lettings business. I also have experience in counselling roles, which I believe makes for a great mix of skills, ensuring both a highly professional and personable experience for our clients. I encountered Daniel Adams approximately ten years ago, when I bought a property in Coulsdon and continued to use them; later selling and now renting my home, which is testament to the excellent service they provide. I have a wealth of knowledge of the area and, as a tenant myself, I have a thorough understanding of the rental process. I appreciate what an exciting opportunity my role is working in such a professional, knowledgeable team that I am proud being part of a business that is at the heart of the community I love.
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Louise Beckwith Sales Negotiator
I recently joined Daniel Adams as a Sales Negotiator. From my first interview it was clear to see what a professional and strong team they were. They work together to make sure that they find the right home for each person, making it as stress free and smooth as possible. They also make sure that the person selling or letting is kept informed at all times regarding their property. I have always worked in Sales, so feel that my bubbly and friendly personality fits in perfectly with the existing team. I’m a professional individual who will always go out of their way to make sure that the client is happy. Having grown up here, I have an in-depth knowledge of the local area. I have also gone through the process of purchasing properties, so I really do understand what an emotional time this can be. I’m excited to be starting my career with Daniel Adams and look forward to meeting you and finding you your perfect home.
Sales Negotiator My name is Alan Moore, I have been in the sales industry for over 17 years and my aim is to match our Properties to the most suitable tenant or buyer. I am here to listen to individuals needs and to offer a professional and enthusiastic approach. I truly believe I have joined a team that go the extra mile and offer excellent customer service unrivalled by other agents. Please feel free to put me to the test.
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The level of service i received from Daniel Adams was amazing. From the day Daniel Adams came through the door to the selling of my home everything went absolutely perfect and very smooth.
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The Avenue, Coulsdon, Surrey £730,000
Starrock Road, Coulsdon, Surrey Asking price £699,950
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A impressive modern style four bedroom detached property in the heart of Coulsdon Town Centre. Built in 2013 this stunning property offers modern living, and spacious accommodation. It offers open plan kitchen, breakfast and living area, four good size bedrooms and three bathrooms, to name just a few benefits. The Avenue is a turning just of the High Street, linking Woodcote Grove Road, and Brighton Road, and is within easy reach of two British Railway Train Stations, Coulsdon High Street, local shops, and schools.
A stunning three bedrooms detached family home, in one of Coulsdon’s most favoured road. This stunning property has been upgraded by its current owners, and offers beautiful accommodation throughout, and with a sweeping driveway and double garage an internal viewing is highly recommended. It benefits from a recently refitted kitchen breakfast room, spacious lounge leading into a large conservatory, triple aspect master bedroom with en-suite shower room, and secluded rear garden are just a few features to mention.
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Chaldon Way, Coulsdon, Surrey ÂŁ599,950
Rookery Mead, Coulsdon, Surrey ÂŁ549,950
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An extended four bedroom semi detached family home, with stunning views across Farthing Downs. This lovely property has been extended by its current owner, and offers very spacious and flexible living accommodation. If you are looking for a property adjoining Farthing Downs that offers stunning views, then this is the property for you. The property is situated next to farthing downs and is within a mile of Coulsdon Town with its shopping and transport facilities.
Beautiful executive 4 bedroom detached home with Drive and Parking. This well presented home offers light bright accommodation and nestles nicely amongst similar modern homes at the ever popular Netherne On the Hill. Set in approximately 180 acres of land, Netherne on the Hill is a thriving community and offers a delightful combination of countryside living and modern convenience.
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Woodplace Lane, Coulsdon, Surrey ÂŁ535,000
Woodlands Grove, Coulsdon, Surrey ÂŁ525,000
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A three bedroom semi detached property situated in the Very popular Dutch Village. This lovely property is offered to the market offering great scope and potential, and an internal viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the accommodation available. There has also been planning permission for a ground floor extension granted.
A spacious 4 bedroom chalet style semi, occupying an elevated position and sizeable corner plot with detached garage and drive. This much loved family home, having been extended, offers well planned versatile living accommodation throughout. Located on the West side of Coulsdon occupying an elevated corner plot with views. Woodmansterne station is the closest. Recreational grounds close by. Coulsdon is a bustling town with a further 2 mainline railway stations. The high street offers as array of individual shops and restaurants. Major supermarkets, Aldi and Waitrose with Tesco Express store. A choice of popular restaurants to choose.
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Rickman Hill, Coulsdon, Surrey ÂŁ440,000
Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey ÂŁ399,950
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Spacious 3 bedroom family semi with parking, large garden and no forward chain! This much loved 3 bedroom home is now ready to sell, Owner is vacating, and offers no forward chain. Wonderfully located with views across the park, a tranquil setting yet close to local amenities. Woodmansterne Station is the closest to commute from. A choice of well performing local Primary schools, and middle schools.
An extended three bedroom cottage style property in the heart of Coulsdon Town. This lovely property has been extended on the ground floor by its current owner, and now offers larger than average accommodation. Its boasts a lovely open plan kitchen with two velux windows, dining room, and doors leading onto private rear garden. The front windows have replacement sash windows. There is also a double garage with rear access and additional parking. An internal viewing is highly recommended.
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Beechwood Avenue, Coulsdon, Surrey ÂŁ289,950
Brighton Road, Hooley, Coulsdon, Surrey ÂŁ265,000
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**CHAIN FREE** Super ground floor 2 bedroomed maisonette with direct access to private garden. Having been the subject of modern refurbishment including full re-wire by the current owners. Beechwood Avenue is a popular road located on the west side of Coulsdon, it runs between Grove Lane and Whitethorn Avenue and is fantastically located for Primary and Secondary Schools around the Coulsdon area. It is within just half a mile from Woodmansterne Station and within 1.2 miles of Coulsdon South Station, both offering direct link to London Mainline Stations.
A stunning two bedroom ground floor apartment with en-suite to master bedroom and spacious living area. This modern property has been upgraded by its current owners and is offered to the market in good decorative order throughout. It benefits from a newly refitted kitchen, and family bathroom, redecoration throughout, and new carpets. The Sycamores is a modern development situate just off the Brighton Road, and is within easy reach of local shops and public transport leading into Coulsdon with two British Rail train stations.
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Lynwood Avenue, Coulsdon, Surrey Best offers over £265,000
Godstone Road, Purley, Surrey £275,000
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Ground floor 2 bedroom spacious maisonette with own large garden forms 1 of 4 properties occupying an elevated position overlooking West of Coulsdon. Much loved for over 60 years this home is now offered for sale with No forward chain! Located on the West side of Coulsdon, in Cul-De-Sac position, local hopper bus offers public transport to Coulsdon Town, and surrounding areas. Woodmansterne station the closest station. Coulsdon Town offers a bustling High Street with an array of individual shops, restaurants and major Supermarkets.
We are delighted to present this charming Edwardian style, generously sized two bedroom, first floor apartment with great potential to further extend into a sizeable loft (STPP). The property comes with off street parking and benefits from being conveniently located just 5-10 minutes’ walk from Purley train station. This home would suit a first time buyer, professional couple, and commuters with great links to central London, the south coast and Gatwick Airport alike. Immediately available, the property is in remarkable condition throughout having undergone a full external and internal renovation.
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