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Havering History: Upminster through time

Located on the outskirts of Havering, Upminster is one of the wealthier areas of the borough and home to over 25,000 people. Today it is known as a suburban town but its history tells a story of a shift from a rural village known for agriculture to a garden suburb of...

Who should you notify when moving home?

In all the chaos and excitement of moving home, there's probably at least one important person or organisation you're forgetting to tell that you're moving. We've compiled a checklist to help you avoid being one of those people who forget about it until it's become a...

6 Things Your Estate Agent Should Be Doing To Sell Your Home

Have you ever asked yourself “What should my estate agent be doing?”. It’s a question that is no doubt on your mind when it comes to paying them, so how should they be helping you? Your estate agent is your property expert - they should be doing everything they can to...

Havering Roundup – June 2017

At Chalk Street we want to ensure we can cater to all forms of buyers and sellers. Our roundup this month includes properties that are perfect for families, investors, and first-time buyers. Last week we published an article about how well connected Havering is, so...

Havering History: Hornchurch through time

Home to over 60,000 people, Hornchurch boasts a rich history going back to the Roman times, with indications it may have even been occupied before that. Over the centuries, Hornchurch has changed its face again and again, yet the iconic St Andrews Church, from which...

How well connected is Havering?

Havering is one of the few London boroughs that have seen a strong rise in house prices in the last 12 months. Located on the outskirts of London, just inside the M25, it is one of the few goldilocks zone of London right now - not too expensive and not too...

Five reasons why your home may not be selling

It can be highly frustrating to be selling a property that is attracting no interest. This can lead to the big question of 'why isn't my house selling? Is it too expensive? Too badly decorated?'. There may be a number of reasons why your property isn't budging. It may...