Are you sure you want to delete your account?
You have indicated you do not agree to our terms of use, do you wish to delete your account?
Login
person
lock_outline
Why not sign up?

You will also be registered for the agent to contact you via other means you provide, with information relevant to your property search.

Register
There was an error creating your account, please try again. If the problem persists, please contact us and we will investigate.
Password does not match


How would you like to be contacted?

Ideas To Help During COVID-19 

 We are collating helpful articles for our community during the current lockdown, ranging from local supermarket opening times to free home workouts and activities.



Latest Guidance On Moving House

For all tiers/ alert levels in England, the government advice regarding moving house remains the same - you can still move home if you’re in a very high alert level area. Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work and people looking to move home can continue to undertake viewings. Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing and wearing a face covering.

If you are have decided on or are thinking about moving then please contact us for guidance/ advice.


read article

Record Demand In The Property Market

Since the property market has reopened we have seen an impressive recovery and our agents are busier than ever.

Currently property views on our website are hitting over 100,000 per month, our listings on Rightmove are hitting over 671,000 views per month and our listings on Zoopla are hitting over 211,000 views per month.  This seems to be reflected across the market with the average asking price of properties being listed for sale is up by an average of 1.9 percent compared to March, pre-lockdown.

See below to read more about the property market mini boom;

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jul/20/britain-housing-market-post-lockdown-mini-boom

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/property/1297274/property-uk-housing-market-rightmove-house-sales-lockdown-england


read article

Eat Out Help Out Scheme Find Participating Restaurants In Your Area

To find local restaurants participating in the 'help out eat out' scheme follow the below link; 

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-out-to-help-out/find-a-restaurant/?_ga=2.139723441.348956890.1595851309-1642137175.1579008811 



read article

Stamp Duty Holiday

Residential Rates on purchases from 8 July 2020 to 31 March 2021

If you purchase a residential property between 8 July 2020 to 31 March 2021, you only start to pay SDLT on the amount that you pay for the property above £500,000. These rates apply whether you are buying your first home or have owned property before.

You can use the table to work out the SDLT due:

Property or lease premium or transfer valueSDLT rate
Up to £500,000Zero
The next £425,000 (the portion from £500,001 to £925,000)5%
The next £575,000 (the portion from £925,001 to £1.5 million)10%
The remaining amount (the portion above £1.5 million)12%
From 8 July 2020 to 31 March 2021 the special rules for first time buyers are replaced by the reduced rates set out above.

Use the SDLT calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay.

Higher rates for additional properties

The 3% higher rate for purchases of additional dwellings applies on top of revised standard rates above for the period 8 July 2020 to 31 March 2021.

The following rates apply:

Property or lease premium or transfer valueSDLT rate
Up to £500,0003%
The next £425,000 (the portion from £500,001 to £925,000)8%
The next £575,000 (the portion from £925,001 to £1.5 million)13%
The remaining amount (the portion above £1.5 million)15%
read article

How to film your property for a virtual viewing

Due to the current lockdown, virtual viewings have become a vital part of keeping the property market moving. We have gathered some helpful tips on how to film your property for a virtual viewing.

  • Try and film your video in the highest possible resolution for your device
  • Landscape videos look better as you can get more in the shot
  • Ensure you have cleaned the house, made the bed and there are no distracting items lying around
  • Plan your route so you can move through the property easily and in a logical order
  • Focus on areas of the house you love or are a particular selling point
  • If you are not explaining key feature of the property put the volume on mute
  • Do as many takes as you like, the better quality of the video, the more interest the property will get
  • Film during the day instead of at night
  • Keep the camera steady, try and avoid jolting and going to quickly
  • Make sure you include any external areas such as parking spaces, garages, garden etc.
  • Avoid filming anything which may be a security risk e.g. your door number
read article

50 Free Activities You Can Do In Lockdown

Having now been in lockdown for eight weeks, you may be running out of activities to do from home. The below article by future learn lists 50 free and fun activities for all ages that can be done from home.  

https://www.futurelearn.com/info/blog/50-free-things-you-can-do-during-lockdown



read article

Hygiene Optimised

We are continuing to update all of our ‘COVID-19 Latest’ webpages providing resources which we hope are helpful to all. During the lockdown so far, we have offered guidance and reassurance to over 6,000 people locally. We have and always will believe in empowering our clients and customers.

With the lockdown easing hopefully in sight, we continue to build our practices around being the safest property services company in South East London. We are already Cyber Essential certified and now we are documenting comprehensive best practices to fulfil our ‘HYGIENE OPTIMISED – SAFELY BACK TO WORK’ campaign.
The exactly polices will be issued when the lockdown has eased.



read article

Volunteer for your local community

There are so many amazing fund-raising and volunteering charities currently in place for COVID-19. The uptake of people wanting to help has been incredible and it shines a light on the fantastic spirit of the UK.

The Nhs & land army are just two of the fantastic causes that you can get involved in. Some of the Pedder employees have been volunteering via Lewisham Local. Lewisham Local offers help to vulnerable people in the community by providing volunteers who help with;

  • Telephone befriending
  • Delivering leaflets
  • Delivering food
If you are interested in getting involved, you are able to register via the below link

https://www.lewishamlocal.com/volunteer-to-help/


read article

RUN FOR HEROES

The Pedder Group employees have been getting involved in run for heroes!

Run for heroes is a fantastic fundraiser which centers around people getting their daily exercise while raising money for our Nhs.

The idea of the challenge is;

  • You run / walk 5k 
  • You donate £5 via the run for heroes just giving page 
  • You nominate 5 friends (or in our case colleagues) to take part in the run for heroes challenge 

If you are able to, please get involved in this fantastic challenge. They have nearly hit their target of 3.5 million! 


https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=RunForHeroes&pageUrl=5




read article

Local COVID-19 Aid Groups

We have collated some COVID-19 community aid groups. If you or someone you know needs help from their local community during the COVID-19 outbreak, there are people on these forums ready to help. We will keep adding links to this page as and when we find more.

Brixton/Lambeth Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/214918153220011/

Streatham Covid 19 Mutual Aid: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140380257352080/

West Norwood Mutual Aid: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DRcax9U97izFqduUJNS7hQ

Lewisham Covid 19 Mutual Aid: https://www.facebook.com/groups/906156979855211/

Brockley Ilovese4 Self-isolation assistance: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Selfisolation/

Brockley COVID support; https://chat.whatsapp.com/BRZksqTruF9LT9s7GbLTdT

Forest Hill Mutual Aid Groups: https://bit.ly/ForestHillMutualAid (direct link to neighbourhood groups: google.com/maps

Southwark Mutual Aid Covid-19: https://www.facebook.com/groups/833177740485170/

Bellenden Road SE15 (Peckham): https://www.facebook.com/groups/bellendenbiglunch/

Peckham and Camberwell SE15: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2089446081290216/

read article

Food Delivery Services Running in South East London

FOOD DELIVERY (CUPBOARD / LARDER)

PANTRY 

The Cheeseboard, Greenwich
 Free local delivery of cheese, beer and wine and some dry foods (olive oil, crackers, fruit purees and chutneys) to SE3, SE7, SE8, SE10 and SE13. Order online at cheese-board.co.uk or call 020 8305 0401

Capo Caccia Fine, East Dulwich
 A range of artisan Sardinian food like organic pecorino, matured goat cheese, blue cheese, smoked ricotta, pasta, olive oil, honey, carasau bread, bottarga and gluten-free salami available for delivery or collection from 10 Tyrrell Road. Order online from capocaccia.co.uk

Cocotte Catering, East Dulwich
 A small local catering company providing delivery or collection of home-cooked nutritious meals, breakfast staples, soups, freezable dinners, healthy side dishes fresh vegetables & cupboard staples. Email for menu and orders info@cocottecatering.co.uk

General Store, Peckham
 Click here for a list of goods available (updated daily). Delivery to SE15, SE5 & SE22, collection from Bellenden Road also available. Call 02074594480 or see generalsto.re
Jarr Market, Herne Hill

 This zero-waste shop is trialling delivery within a two-mile radius on dry foods, grains, spices, some sweet treats and even toiletries and cleaning products. There’s a 1kg limit on any one product and a 5kg limit total for deliveries. See Facebook page for how to order facebook.com/jarrmarket and jarrmarket.co.uk for further information

Luca’s Kitchen & Bakery, East Dulwich
 Wine and sweet treats like Bakewell tart and vegan cakes available to order for local delivery via Facebook messenger. Minimum order £25. Check Facebook for the menu
facebook.com/LucasKitchenAndBakery

GREENGROCERS


Smith & Brock
 Fresh fruit, vegetables and diary produce for local delivery. Delivery time is currently 5-7 days due to high demand. Or online at knock-knock-groceries.com or email knockknock@smithandbrock.com

Volcano Coffee, Brixton

 Next-day local delivery (if ordered before 3pm) on coffee as well as fresh bread, milk, eggs, fruit and veg. Order online at volcano-coffee-works-grocery.squarespace.com, call 07855742212 or email cafe@volcanocoffeeworks.com. Get 10% off with code TENTENTEN. Also offering donation deliveries to Kings College Hospital.

The Creaky Shed, Greenwich

 Fruit, veg and mixed boxes delivered to your house, available by phone 0208 269 0333 or email jason@thecreakyshed.co.uk (email preferred). From £10. Details online at thecreakyshed.co.uk

The Very Green Grocer, Ladywell
 Fruit boxes, veg boxes, mixed boxes and bespoke boxes available to order online with free delivery across south east London, Dartford and Bromley. From £8, contactless deliveries possible. Order online at theverygreengrocer.co.uk

Mix & Blend

 Fresh fruit and veg available for delivery across south London. £7 per bag and for every five bags of fruit & veg sold, they will donate a bag of food to local food banks. Some groceries also available. Order online at mixandblendcatering.co.uk. Email info@mixandblend-london.com for a payment link or pay by contactless on delivery.

RESTAURANTS & CAFES OFFERING COLLECTION & DELIVERY

Babur, Forest Hill
 Offering a home delivery service – choose from Babur to Go, a traditional Indian takeaway, or Babur’s Premium Restaurant Delivery, serving food from the restaurant menu. Available seven days a week in the evening. Order online at babur.info

Aneto Cafe, East Dulwich

 Offering dry goods, baked goods, fresh fruit, veg and dairy produce for delivery or collection from 57-60 East Dulwich Road, also available on Deliveroo. See facebook.com/Anetocafedulwich for goods available and prices

Artusi, Peckham
 Delivering anywhere in between the south circular and the river on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Check Instagram regularly for updated order forms. Currently fulfilling 40 orders per delivery day

Brown & Green Cafe, Crystal Palace
 Pick up and delivery (within a one-mile radius of B&G Life, Crystal Palace Park) is available between 9am & 3pm. Choose from brekkies, cakes, sarnies, jacket potatoes, snacks, coffee, home baking goodies and even isolation kits of basic groceries. Order online at brownandgreencafe.com

BOnA Sourdoigh Pizza, Forest Hill
 Available for delivery or collection from 25 Dartmouth Road. Call 020 8616 4620 or order via Deliveroo. See bona-sourdough.co.uk
Four Hundred Rabbits, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, West Norwood & Nunhead
 Pre-order online for collection or find them on Deliveroo (please keep the phone lines free for NHS and key care workers – that’s how they get their £5 pizzas)

Chubby Dumpling, Peckham

 Selling frozen dumplings for cooking at home. Email chubbydumplinguk@gmail.com for orders and they will send you a menu. Collection from Peckham or delivery for £3. More at chubbydumpling.co.uk


La Tartiflette, Herne Hill / West Norwood

 Tartiflette, made of caramelised onions, smoked bacon, garlic, cream, potatoes and Reblochon cheese (veggie option available) delivered for free to SE24 or SE27. Phone Jean Pierre on 07702422668 or see hernehill.direct/la-tartiflette

Lazy Chef, Forest Hill
 Breakfast, brunch or lunch for delivery or collection from 7-8 The Facade, Devonshire Road. Call 020 8699 9454, order via UberEats or pick up from the side window facing Forest Hill station. See lazychefforesthill.com

Park’s Edge, Herne Hill
 95% of Park’s Edge’s dishes are now available to order online from Uber Eats and Deliveroo or call 020 8671 0306 for collection. See parksedgebarandkitchen.com

Rosendale, West Dulwich

 A takeaway menu is available from Monday-Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm. Order over the phone 020 8761 9008 or in person. Collection only. Menu here

Two Spoons, Honor Oak

 Offers brunch, lunch, booze and cakes for delivery and collection from 72 Honor Oak Park. Order online at goodeats.io/TwoSpoons or via Deliveroo

Umana Yana, Dulwich
 Great food from Guyana and the Caribbean including Metagee, Roti, Curry and Guyanese cakes and pastries. order online at umanayana.co.uk email info@umanayana.co.uk or call 020 8671 8227 / 07791908759

Indian Dining Club, West Norwood
 Delivery service open as usual (closed Tuesdays). Order online at indiandiningclub.com
read article

Guidance On Managing Your Money/ Financial Support

You may not be able to control the broader context of COVID-19, but you can manage your reaction to it, and that includes planning. The more you do now to plan your finances will help you feel in more control if you hit uncertain times financially. The below article provides helpful advice on managing your money during this uncertain time

https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en/top-tips/how-to-budget-your-money-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/


read article

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Pandemic

It is crucial that we are looking after ourselves and others during these unusual and difficult times. The below article provides some helpful guidance on how to cope with some of the mental health repercussions that may arise from social distancing and staying at home.

It also provides information on where to get support if you are worried about  your own or a loved ones mental health.


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19

read article

Thank You to Our NHS Heroes

We wanted to say a huge thank you to all the amazing NHS heroes who are working tirelessly for the country. Thank you for your service and care.

 
read article

Helpful Tips For Working From Home

A healthy work-life balance should be adopted now more than ever, so we have collated some tips which will help with home working.

  • Don’t over expose yourself to negative news! Hearing about the negative impact of the virus on a constant loop in the background will only lead to increased anxiety. Turn off news notifications and try to limit this to an update once/twice a day only (just enough to keep you informed). Make sure you only read updates from trusted sources to avoid misinformation, as there’s lots of speculative articles and wrong advice circling the internet.
  • At the end of the day try to ‘clear your mind’ – write your worries/thoughts down in a journal, or speak to someone to share these. Don’t bottle up your anxieties.
  • Focus on getting a good night’s sleep! 
  • Take regular breaks and get some fresh air if you can (always keep in line with the lockdown and social distancing regulations).
  • Create some form of structure to your day. You need to separate your home/working life and know what you will need to get done. Try to stick to a similar routine as before (getting up at the same time, going to bed at the same time) as this will also help you when normality resumes.
  • Ensure you have a clear, clutter-free work space, away from any distractions where possible.
  • Take regular short breaks making sure you are getting time away from your computer screen
  • Make sure you take a break for lunch and ensure you are finding time to eat enough
  • Support your colleagues. Check in with your colleagues regularly and offer to be an arm of support for those you may need it, especially if you have not heard from someone in a while. Swap between video calls and audio calls, send each other quick messages throughout the day, and don’t forget about those colleagues if any, who are furloughed. 
  • At the end of the working day try to distract yourself with things that you enjoy, or do something new that you have been meaning to do for ages – a sense of achievement will help you to stay positive. 
  • Get some exercise where you can, even if it’s just 20-minutes a day

The links below have some great information about ways that you can support your mental health and boost your well-being whilst being confined to your home.


https://mentalhealth-uk.org/blog/6-ways-to-boost-your-wellbeing-while-staying-indoors/

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/
read article