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September Edition Issue 7

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Southgate County School

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AnthonyWebb Your Personal Palmers Green Estate Agent


welcome On behalf of Anthony Webb Estate Agents, I would like to extend to you a very warm welcome to the September edition of the community magazine, Palmers Green LIFE. This month Palmers Green LIFE welcomes Kiri Constantinou and Diane from Baskervilles to our regular writing team. Kiri will be giving us all hairdressing tips from his salon The Fabulous Hair Company and Diane will be writing a blog from the busy kitchen of Baskervilles Tea Shop as well as giving us one of her secret cake recipes each month. We also welcome our guest writer Keith Cunningham who writes a piece about Albert Simmons, the builder of the Hazelwood Park Estate. The summer of 2013 has been a good one for not only the decent weather. July and August have been the busiest summer months we have seen in many years in the property market. Both the sales and letting departments have been extremely busy and with September now here it is only going to get busier. Call Anthony Webb so that we can come round and discuss the best way to market your property.

Some of our happy customers can be seen in Successful Moves page. This month, Past Times remembers when Southgate County School was first opened in 1910. Some of you may remember the school as Lower Minchenden or maybe some of you may live there now in the luxury apartments of Corrib Court. Would you like to be a guest writer for Palmers Green LIFE? If so contact me at tonyourris@palmersgreenlife.co.uk or call me on 020 8882 7888.

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Contents

Tony Ourris Director tonyourris@anthonywebb.co.uk

Martin McKelvey Manager martin@anthonywebb.co.uk

Nick Fitzsimons Sales & Lettings Negotiator nick@anthonywebb.co.uk

Susan Babaie Sales & Lettings Negotiator susan@anthonywebb.co.uk

Anthony Webb

John Constantine Sales & Lettings Negotiator john@anthonywebb.co.uk

Panayiota Kyriakides Administrator

The Team

Anthony Georgiou Admin Assistant

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Welcome ................................................2 Past Times in Palmers Green by Tony Ourris ........................................3 Look after your Hair by Kiri Constantinou ..............................4 Hazelwood Schools News by Ellie Sales ..........................................4 Palmers Green Jewel in the North by Sue Beard ..........................................5 The Hazelwood Park Estate by Keith Cunningham .............................6 Baskervilles Tea Shop Blog .....................7 Palmerston Crescent For Sale ..............8 Powys Lane For Sale ............................9 Stonard Road For Sale .......................10 Devonshire Road For Sale ..................11 Anthony Webb Showcase ............12 & 13 Anthony Webb’s Successful Moves ......14 Fine Dining in Palmers Green ...............15 MS Auctions.........................................16 Best Dressed Windows by Julia Sondack ..................................17 Mintern Close To Let ..........................18 Osborne Road To Let ..........................19 Belgrave Close To Let .........................20 Derwent Road To Let...........................21 Property Matters by John Constantine ............................22 Ask a Local Lawyer by Fariz Uvais ........23

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Past Times in Palmers Green ... At the start of the new century, the 1902 Education Act allowed county councils to establish new grammer schools. Middlesex County Council decided that the Southgate area needed a school. A boys school was initially opened in a temporary building (Broomfield House) in 1907 and a temporary girls school opened at Avondale Hall in Hoppers Road. Whilst the new school was growing the county planners went in search for a permanent location for the school. A site was found in Fox Lane that was considered a suitable location. The site, which was part of Clappers Green Farm, was near the growing population that the school served which meant that most could easily get to the school. The area was also very well served with public transport facilities due to Palmers Green Station and the frequent Metropolitan Electric trams that ran along Green Lanes from Wood Green to Enfield. Clappers Green Farm was owned by the Walker family. The farm spanned between Fox Lane and Dog and Duck Lane (now Bourne Hill). The farm saw its last harvest in 1908 before it was put up for sale by auction (much to the annoyance of the Fox Lane residents). It seems that the site of the school had already been earmarked by Middlesex County Council as it does not appear within the auction catalogue as one of the available plots.

Southgate County School

The site for the school cost the County Council £5,758 including fencing. The school was built by Wood Green builders Messrs. Mattock Bros. at a cost of £13,493. You may have realised that these are the same builders that built Hazelwood School as mentioned in the July issue of Palmers Green LIFE. The new school, which was completed in 1910, had the most up to date facilities. Every room had gas lighting and as well as being heated by a state of the art low-pressure heating system. The school had a grand opening by Alderman Col. H. F. Bowles (later Sir Henry Bowles) on 17th September 1910. The school, led by the Headmaster Mr Alfred Thomas Warren, accepted both boys and girls from the beginning. The school building continued to serve the ever expanding suburb’s needs for many years but in the 1950’s discussions started about the need to expand the school. Middlesex County Council decided that the school needed a completely new building as it was felt that the current building in Fox Lane could not be upgraded. The county council also decided that a new site was required for the new building. The county had grounds in Cockfosters and as many new homes had sprung up in the locality due to the tube line expansion to Cockfosters it was felt that this would be an ideal location for the new building. Work started in 1959 and the school moved out of Fox Lane in 1960.

Fox Lane Clappers Green Farm c.1905

In 1960 the Fox Lane building was taken over by Southgate School’s old rival to become Lower Minchenden School. You may notice that the school sign that was erected at the front of the school has Minchenden incorrectly spelt. In 1984 the school merged with Arnos School in Wilmer Way Southgate and was renamed as Broomfield. The Fox Lane site was sold to developers which subsequently converted the school into flats. The main building is now called Corrib Court and the old caretaker’s building is called Menlow Lodge both of which are now Grade II listed. The grounds behind the school now comprise of a block of flats for the elderly called Everard Court and 39 houses within a road now called Crothall Close. School c.1910

Corrib Court

School sign 1967

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Look after your Hair by Kiri

Brief about me

• Kiri C onstantin ou • Lived in Palmers I hope everyone enjoyed the summer as much as I did. I have owned a salon Green fo over r in Palmers Green for 16 years and have been a hairdresser for over 30 years. • W 40 years. ent to a I am currently an educator and platform artist for Paul Mitchell and I am and seco local junior/prim ary ndary s • Creat passionate for my craft and the industry that allows me to work in it. ive Direc chool. tor for F haircom abulous Ok enough of the boring stuff, let’s talk hair. The seasonal changes in 300ml salon professional • Over pany. 30 years in hairdr weather have a dramatic effect on hair, be it cold wet winters or hot shampoo. With the high essing. dry summers. Each of the seasons can leave you hair feeling lifeless street product, a 50ml application and fragile and in need of some TLC. The best place to start to maintain is standard to clean hair where with the professional your hair is in your local salon with one of the many professional product a 10ml application was all that was required to clean the hair products they will have on offer. I can hear you saying that can be to the same standard. expensive and that it's cheaper to pop in your local supermarket and Using 50ml per application, the average high street hair shampoo pick up off the shelf products. Yes cheaper it is but better it is not! Let provides approximately 6 applications per 300ml bottle. With just 10ml me explain, if looking after your hair is a top priority, if you pride used per application, the professional salon hair shampoo gives you yourself on having clean and healthy looking hair, then using quality around 30 applications per 300ml bottle. Doing a little math, the cost hair care products (i.e. shampoo and conditioner) is a must. However, per applications are 32p for the cheap high street shampoo, and 33p when it comes to getting the best value for money should you buy for the salon professional shampoo. professional salon hair care products or would cheap high street hair Conclusion: although cheap hair care products initially seem a care products be just as good? better deal and provide more value, in reality there is virtually no High street products seem much more affordable and therefore difference in price when it comes to the economics of professional giving you better value for money because of the low cost of high salon hair care products. Your local hairdresser will consult you on how street hair products. Branded premium salon products can appear your hair feels they will diagnose the quality and condition of your hair pricey with the average 300ml shampoo bottle priced at 5 times the and prescribe the correct treatment and procedure needed and give cost (£10) of a regular high street shampoo (£2). you a maintenance package to continue looking after your hair once On just this kind of price comparison alone, it appears that the cheap you have left the salon. high street hair products are the winners as you are getting 5 times as And? When you include the much higher quality ingredients, the much product for the same cost, or the same amount of product for 1/5 greater effectiveness and visual results, and the deeper and more the price of the salon professional hair care products. thorough cleansing and conditioning of salon hair care products, However... when you carry out a closer inspection of the differences buying cheaper high street hair products in favour of salon hair between cheap hair products and professional salon hair products, do products is a complete false economy. cheap hair care products really provide the better value for money, or If you have any questions please email me at is buying cheap hair products a false economy? Let's take a closer kc@fabuloushaircompany.com and I’ll get back to soon as possible. look... Why not like our facebook page and be entered in our monthly Let us test the high street and the professional hair care products to competition to be in with a chance of winning 1 of 10 Paul Mitchell in see which are the best value for money. salon Awapuhi Wild Ginger keratin treatments. Just go to our website We tested a 300ml bottle of shampoo from the high street and a and www.fabuloushaircompany.com click the facebook icon to like.

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Palmers Green Jewel in the North

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War in the air over Cuffley Suzanne Beard of Palmers Green Jewel in the North tells the story of the Cuffley airship This morning you may perchance have been propelled to work by the Captain William Leefe Robinson VC, a familiar sight on the Great Northern Route. The Class 313 train was named in 2010 in honour of a young pilot, the first to bring down an enemy airship during London’s first - and now often forgotten - blitz. H G Wells had predicted the use of airships in warfare as early as 1907 in his novel War in the Air. However, the potential threat from above was not initially regarded as serious. With the outbreak of the First World War, all that was about to change.

On 19 January 1915 at 6.40pm a young man at Ingham in Norfolk spotted what at first appeared to be two stars out to sea moving towards land. The craft went their separate ways about an hour later over the lighthouse at Happisburgh, dropping bombs on Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn and Sheringham; nine people were killed and several more injured. Britain already had its airships, but the sight of the slow moving giants with their low, grumbling propellers, must have been truly terrifying. The invading airships were unwieldy to fly and highly flammable but they were also initially very difficult to shoot down. Their sheer bulk meant that a bullet puncture was insignificant – ordinary machine gun pellets were ineffective. They could fly at high altitude, way above the capabilities of aeroplanes. But Zeppelins were also prone to being blown off course, and frequent errors in navigation meant that pilots often claimed hits for targets they had in fact been nowhere near. Over the coming year, towns in eastern England were frequently hit, either in error, or by airships jettisoning their bombs for the journey home. The Kaiser’s initial policy had been to avoid civilian casualties, but first by accident and later by design, civilian casualties from air raids mounted. On the night of the 3th September 1916, the Germans launched their biggest raid on London, consisting of what is variously reported as 13 or 16 ships, mostly (but not all) Zeppelins. One non Zeppelin craft, a wooden-framed Shutte Lanze SL11, approached London snaking round from the North. Having dropped bombs on Finsbury and Victoria Park, the SL11 was picked out by searchlights over Alexandra Palace, and moving north to escape the beam was spotted by 21 year old Robinson, who had already been in air combat for more than two hours that night. His BE2C by-plane was fast running out of fuel. The spectacle that ensued was visible for miles around and must have been clearly visible in Palmers Green. After several unsuccessful sallies, Robinson dived at the thin end of the aircraft and strafed the ship with machine gun fire. SL11 burst into flames with a flash which was said to be visible as far away as Cambridge, and fell to the ground in a hill top beet field behind the Plough in Cuffley. Though it was 2.30 in the morning, ‘The sky was

red’, said the famous travel writer Norman Lewis in an unpublished autobiography, ‘as bright as day’. For weeks, thousands of people poured to Cuffley to visit the site. Lewis’s family were horrified to see the very young men of the German crew laid out in death in the little church at Cuffley prior to being taken to Potters Bar for burial. Robinson became a national hero and was widely reported to have shot down a Zeppelin even though the authorities knew from the beginning that this was not the case, possibly because news of the downing of a Zeppelin was thought to be more effective in raising public morale. The remains of SL11 were put on display at the Honourable Artillery Company in Moorgate (coincidentally now the frequent destination for the train in Robinson’s memory), though by the time SL11 reached London a good deal had already been pilfered for souvenirs. Robinson went on to serve in France before being captured, brought down by a wingman of the Red Baron. He made several escape attempts and survived the war, only to become a victim of the Spanish flu epidemic just a few days after the war ended in 1918.

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Albert Frederick Simmons builder of The Hazelwood Park Estate

Most residents of Palmers Green will know that the housing we see today is primarily a product of the late Victorian/Edwardian expansion of London following the Great Northern railway line from Kings Cross. Prior to that period the land was either farmed or occupied by large villa estates. Thus today you will often see properties as being on the Lodge or Lakes estate. However there is one estate the name of which seems to have gone out of fashion, indeed I know of some estate agents who do not even recognise it:-

HAZELWOOD PARK ESTATE This estate was the product of one man Albert Frederick Simmons, architect, developer and builder. He was born in 1873 the son of a decorator/house painter in Bethnal Green. Albert purchased part of the Hazelwood Farm to the west of the New River between Hedge Lane in the north, Lightcliffe Road in the west and Hazelwood Lane. Albert, some times with his brother-inlaw, had built many houses in the Palmers Green area but this was going to be his biggest development of 215 houses over the period of 1905 to 1910. His market was the upper working and middle classes seeking to buy, £525 freehold, £365 leasehold and ground rent £6 10shillings or rent £32 per annum. All the properties offered one or two reception rooms, a dining room, kitchen/scullery, 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and toilets in and out. All factors which remain desirable today for owner occupation or conversion into two flats although the electric bells (servants) would hardly be required. The first houses were in Osborne Road and Lightcliffe Road. As he expanded into Park Avenue, Kingsley Road and New River Crescent he improved the quality of the properties by slightly larger dimensions and better quality fittings. The major features one can see are the differing architectural frontages of the houses; the roof apex, the window bays and the style and glass of front doors whilst behind they were basically the same as other properties in the road. Albert’s greatest work is The Gables, 87 New River Crescent. It was striking with white stucco mouldings and various period styles of architecture. It was built in 1906 as a wedding gift to his bride. It originally had a larger plot which included a detached garage in the same style as the house (who had a car in those days thus there are so few garages on this estate) and a tennis court. These two features have been done away with by post war building. The house continues

to be owned by the family and occupied by a grandson. Albert Simmons died in 1914 but there remains one other legacy beside the numerous sewer drain covers which bear his name; Hazelwood Lawn Tennis Club now in Winchmore Hill. Stemming from tennis at The Gables Albert rented out a strip of his land alongside the New River for grass courts and a bowling green enabling the club to be formed of which he became the first president. Keith Cunningham Edmonton Hundred Historical Society

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Baskervilles Tea Shop Blog

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We have had a great summer although the really high temperatures didn’t mix well with tea and cake. Scones however stayed a firm favourite; we had lots of celebration Afternoon Teas and Tea Parties keeping us on our toes. Mathilde our new manager started and settled in well, giving me some time off. Normal life may resume and I may have to learn to relax again! As we head to September the Baskervilles Team are busy getting ready for the autumn. Lots of new events for children, a great craft evening on Thursdays where people can learn to sew, crochet or just come along with their own craft project and have tea, cake and a natter. Another film night on the 20th September with Talkies looks to be fun, with a pre-film supper and a sip of wine to help the evening along. We are busy planning for our first wedding reception at the shop, very exciting and a little daunting. Our thoughts also turn to new cakes for the autumn and how to make use of lovely seasonal foods. One of my favourites is Pear and Polenta. Lovely and moist with warm cinnamon. This cake can be adapted easily for a gluten/wheat free option. Hope to see you soon. Diane from Baskervilles

Pear and Polenta Cake Ingredients 500g Pears – any type but not over ripe 300g caster sugar 150g plain flour (can use a gluten/wheat free alternative) 1 tsp. Bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon 155g ground polenta 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 125g butter 250g natural yoghurt A handful of chopped walnuts (optional) • Heat your oven to gas mark 4 or 180°C • Line a 9in (23cm) deep round cake tin or use a cake liner. I cheat and use a mixer and find it works really well. You just have to make sure the beater catches all the ingredients form the bottom of the bowl. • Cream the butter and sugar. Mix eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl – add slowly to creamed mixture • Add all dry ingredients and the yoghurt. Mix to smooth consistency. Finally add the chopped pears, slowly and don’t over mix. Add mixture to tin, smooth and bake for between 40 mins – 1 hour until skewer comes clean. The time will depend on the softness of the fruit used. Cool in the tin. Sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar to serve. Serving Suggestions: This is lovely on its own but also great warmed with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream.

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Fine Dining

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2013 has been a busy year so far for Anthony Webb so we decided that we all needed to have a night out to let our hair down. I had been recommended a pop-up restaurant set within someones home in Palmers Green so I made the booking. The New River Restaurant is not an ordinary restaurant. The Sutton family open the front door of their family home every Friday and Saturday evening for up to 10 guests by private reservation. Jason Sutton (pictured) is a TV writer by day and a passionate cook by night. He started the restaurant as a way of helping his son Fabian to finance his trip to Borneo with Winchmore School. They began by inviting friends and family for dinner and the response was so positive that they decided to set up a website and open it to members of the public. Jason built on the restaurant with the headline “Specialising in slow cooked food and everyday ingredients cooked differently in a very relaxed atmosphere and also at affordable prices”. Everything served is from scratch, including bread, pastry, mayonnaise and even crackers.

already open and we were greeted by the whole family. We were shown through to the back half of the house and as it was a warm evening we decided to sit in the garden for pre-dinner drinks and warm spiced nuts, quickly followed our first starter of tomato crisps and basil dressing which were absolutly amazing. Jason then brought out the pork loin which had been slow roasting in the oven for us to see before he cut it up.

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We were then shown inside to the dining area. This area is completley open plan with the large, elegant, and professional looking kitchen has the ambience of a classy restaurant, where the guests can see their food being prepared and be able to talk to their hosts. The second starter was served to our table, pea mousse which just melted in our mouths. Then it was time for the main part of our dining experience, the slow roast pork loin which was cooked to perfection. The dessert was poached peach with an orange tuile followed by home made truffles. The Anthony Webb team highly recommend the New River Restaurant for an unforgettable fine dining experience. www.newriverrestaurant.com

Once we booked Jason came down to our office to talk to us to see what kind of food we liked and did not like. After about half an hour Jason had enough information to create Anthony Webb’s personal fine dining experience. The night had finally come so armed with a couple of bottles of wine we walked up the front path of the Sutton family home in New River Cresecent. The door was

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MS Auctions are proud to have begun their association with Anthony Webb Estate Agents. The MS Auctions team together with Anthony Webb Director Tony Ourris will be working together to bring to Anthony Webb Clients the full property auction service whether you would like to be seller or buyer for a strong, local regional and national knowledge and UK wide coverage, state of the art marketing materials coupled with a high profile auction catalogue. Our auction team, which is backed by over 20 years experience and an award winning property website, will guarantee you the best one to one service in the auction market. We guarantee to visit your property and give you a full auction appraisal, this service comes completely free and will be undertaken by one of our dedicated auction valuers. If you would like free, impartial advice on whether your property is suitable for auction, please do not hesitate to either contact Tony at the Palmers Green office on 020 8882 7888 or Edward (Auctioneer at MS Auctions) on 07971 033276. Our Next auction is to take place on the 14th October 2013 at Kensington town Hall at 12 o'clock.

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BEST DRESSED WINDOWS By Julia Sondack, Drapemasters Interior Furnishers Julia@drapemasters.co.uk www.drapemasters.co.uk HOW TO ACHIEVE ACCLAIM IN THE BEST DRESSED WINDOWS CATEGORY! So you've decluttered, you're happy with your décor, fixtures and fittings but something is lacking....Aaah it’s the windows… are they naked and without any form of dressing? Are the colours used in the room united? Do you have enough privacy? If not then do read on as here we hope to shed little light on the huge array of products available and their suitability in your various rooms.

Kitchens & Bathrooms We recommend metal venetian blinds as well as roller and pleated blinds in suitable fabrics taking into account the high moisture levels in this room. A chic and sleek look could be simple chrome coloured venetian blinds which tie in all your fittings. A bright and funky look might include a roller blind with a bold retro print which picks out the colours in your units.

Master Bedroom, Lounge & Dining Rooms Generally these are rooms that the most time is spent with your guests and that buyers of your property will form an opinion on as to value of the property. Thus these are the rooms to spend on and create impact.

By enlisting the help of an expert you will not only be able to make the right choice as far as product is concerned, you will also have peace of mind knowing the window dressing will be made and fitted well, ensuring your furnishings achieve maximum potential and longevity. Do contact Drapemasters Interior Furnishers on 020 8360 3082 for design, supply and installation advice. Then all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the new ambience created by your window dressings and relax rest assured that your house is now your complete home!

It is here that sumptuous curtains can be used in Traditional, Classic or Contemporary themes with headings such as swags & tails, pinch or goblet pleat or eyelets.When deciding on style, look at the period of your property and keep the furnishings sympathetic with to create natural flow through your home. Roman blinds also look great in these rooms and can be used under pelmets or on their own, particularly if a vibrant colour or pattern design. For a roman with a twist why not try a cascade blind which keeps its folds of fabric even when fully lowered?

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spacious two double bedroom flat on the ground floor of this purpose built block within easy reach of both Palmers Green mainline station and Southgate's underground station. The flat benefits from a spacious living

Mintern Close Palmers Green, N13

room with parquet floor, a modern fitted kitchen with appliances, a modern

2 bedrooms, living room kitchen, bathroom

bathroom, two good size bedrooms, gas central heating, double glazing and parking facilities. The property is offered furnished and is available from 22nd of September.

ÂŁ1,150 per month

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beautiful two bedroom garden flat to let in this most popular residential turning in the heart of Palmers Green. This spacious ground floor conversion benefits from a spacious living room with laminate floor and

door to garden, a modern kitchen/breakfast room with appliances, a beautiful modern shower room, one double and one single bedroom, gas central heating

Osborne Road Palmers Green, N13 2 bedrooms, living room kitchen, bathroom, garden

and own section of the garden to rear. The property is located within eight minutes walk of Palmers Green's shops, restaurants and mainline station (Moorgate).

ÂŁ1,250 per month

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two double bedroom first floor maisonette situated within walking distance from Oakwood tube station is offered to let. The property, which benefits from two double bedrooms, a living room, a modern

kitchen/diner with appliances, a bathroom, gas central heating and own rear garden, is offered unfurnished and is available now.

Belgrave Close Palmers Green, N13 2 bedrooms, living room kitchen/diner, bathroom, garden

ÂŁ1,200 per month

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ffered to let a spacious one bedroom first floor converted flat set within the ever popular Lakes Estate within walking distance from Palmers Green mainline station, shops and restaurants. The property is located in a quiet

residential turning running between Fox Lane and Aldermans Hill. Benefits include a living room, a kitchen, one double bedroom and a bathroom all refurbished to

Derwent Road Palmers Green, N13 1 double bedroom, living room kitchen, bathroom

a professional standard.

ÂŁ1,100 per month

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Property Matters by John Constantine 10 Tips for first time buyers We more than anyone know finding your first house is an exciting time. Opening the front door to your new home will be one of the happiest and most memorable times of your life, but there are lots of hurdles you need to jump before you reach the finishing line. We’ve given you 10 tips to help you get the best out of the property buying game so that you experience less stress and get a great mortgage deal. The home buying experience is different for everybody, but following our basic tips will ensure you buy your first home with confidence.

Keep it Real Never attempt to borrow more than you can afford to pay back. Whilst that 5 bedroom house with the swimming pool might be the home of your dreams, you won’t think so when you’re struggling to meet the demands from the mortgage company when you miss your first repayment. The good news is that many mortgage lenders have tightened their lending requirements to ensure you don’t bite off more than you can chew.

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Shop Around Once you have found your dream home with us and had an offer accepted it’s time to find a mortgage. In fact, this should be the first thing you consider before you even view properties. Knowing how much you can afford and what your monthly payments will be will prevent nasty shocks later. There are literally thousands of mortgage deals on the market at the same time so it’s important that you research the market as much as you can. You can use mortgage comparison websites or seek the help of a professional mortgage broker.

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Seek Professional Advice Feeling lost and confused is something many people experiencing when looking for a mortgage. You may have been refused a mortgage or told your credit score is low. There is usually a product that is suitable for these situations and a mortgage advisor can give you the lowdown on which product to go for.

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Make Up Your Mind Again, a mortgage advisor can assist you here. Decide whether you want variable or fixed rate payments – it’s all about risk and whether you want the security of fixed payments each month or variable payments which follow the Bank’s interest base rate. Interest rates are very low right now and many mortgage advisors will advise you to fix your mortgage for as long as you can.

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Ask Questions Make sure you understand everything you can about the mortgage application and home buying process. If there is anything you aren’t sure about, ask. As a first-time buyer you aren’t expected to know it all and with a mortgage being a huge financial commitment it makes sense to ask questions before you sign on the dotted line.

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Read the Small Print Boring, we know! However, the small print might contain something that you weren’t aware of or a clause that you need more clarification on.

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Shop Around Again Once you have found the mortgage deal you are happy with, it’s time to shop around again for your home and contents insurance. Building insurance is compulsory when buying a home and you are strongly advised to also take out contents and life insurance policies. Mortgage payment protection might be another option to consider. Mortgage lenders may be able to offer you advice, but they are not insurance specialists and may recommend you seek professional assistance from an expert in that field. Shop around online.

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Keep Focused and Be Happy The trials and tribulations of moving home may stay with you long after you have moved, but once you are in your home and happy with your mortgage payments it’s time to take a big deep breath and think ‘I did it’. Congratulate yourself on jumping through all the buying your first home hoops and enjoy your new home.

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Think About the Future When choosing a mortgage, think about your next likely house move and your next mortgage. This might be the last thing on your mind right now, but it might help you to choose your mortgage and the lender you go with. Find out whether your lender will give you a good deal when you decide to move or whether they save their best deals for first-time buyers.

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All lenders will lend to you based on your income and your outgoings. Don’t be tempted to lie about your income or exaggerate the truth about bonuses. Don’t play down your debt commitments either. The mortgage application process is very thorough and your lender will check everything to verify the truth. It’s so much better and easier to be honest.

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Ask a Local Lawyer by Fariz Uvais Fariz Uvais is a partner in the law firm Harper & Odell and has a consulting office in Palmers Green. Write in and ask your legal questions. Fariz will try and answer your questions in Palmers Green LIFE each month. Send your questions to Harper & Odell, 348 Green Lanes, N13 5TJ or by email to farizu@yahoo.com.

I have been with my partner for 11 years and we have lived together for 8 years. Our mortgage is in his name. You should first contact the mortgage company to request their consent to add your wife to the mortgage. If they agree, then a solicitor or licensed conveyancer will assist you to complete the mortgage companies’ forms to make the necessary changes to include your wife. They will also complete and file the relevant forms with the Land Registry to effect the transfer of the title of the property to the joint names.

Usually you can choose to hold the joint titles as either: • tenants in common; or • joint tenants. The way in which the joint title is held will determine the share of ownership held by each and how each person’s title will pass on his or her death. You should take proper legal advice on these matters before proceeding.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article should not be construed as legal advice and the information is offered for information purposes only. You should always seek advice from an appropriately qualified solicitor on any specific legal enquiry.

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