The wheels keep on turning

Followers of our blog will no doubt be able to cast their minds…

Football's coming home...

... maybe, possibly, probably not. By this time tomorrow, we…

3 more weeks...

... yes, I know, England beating the team ranked 112th in the…

Who asks these questions?

Regular followers of the blog will already know that I have strong…

Here we go again.....

So the war of words has begun; no, not The Donald and Messrs…

Will it spoil their Easter break?

Well that very much depends upon to whom you are referring. …

Countrywide...chaos

While it was interesting to read that Countrywide-one of the…

Don't let fact get in the way of a good story...

Many years ago, when I had still had hair (on my head), the world…

Legislating yourself out of the game...

An announcement last weekend from Secretary of State for Housing,…

Agent X?

Or Agent Not-at-all, if technology continues its onward march…

For a price, they could have The Chesh...

Following last week's blog on property price predictions including…

Here we go again...

Along with the 'New Year, New Me' bollocks brigade (think Davina,…

Park up the sequins...

The past few months have served as a reminder of what a results…

Calm down chaps...

Well a fairly eventful week on a number of fronts, not least…

All is not as it seems...

...Part 1. Last week in Wales, a major news item almost slipped…

Back to public service...

It was with a teary eye that I bid farewell to Tatiana and her…

The 7 questions you SHOULD always ask your letting agent

All through my career potential landlords have always started…

It's a win-win situation....

Or not, if Saturday's article  in the Daily Telegraph is to…

Who gets to wear the moneybelt?

So millions of us stayed up to listen or watch the big event…

Colour Blind?

Geoffrey, George, Zippy and Bungle. A disparate bunch (was anyone…

A picture paints a thousand words...

Back in the day when I got my first job in estate agency some…

Things are not quite what they seem...

This week brought the annual pilgrimage to SW19 and the world's…

What are you going to do about it then?

This weekend saw a rare occurrence in the natural world; worthy…

A missed opportunity

As I spend my last day on the Balearic Islands contemplating…

Everything has a value

Having had plenty of time to consider the state of the nation…

"Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?"

"That depends a good deal on where you want to go". So said the…

Come now, John-Boy....

As dawn broke earlier this week over another bank holiday morning-if…

Handbags at Dawn

The war of words has begun, accompanied by much posturing and…

A quarter down and some things never change...

The end of the first quarter of 2017 has dragged itself heroically…

Well that was a waste of ink...

An article recently published in Which? magazine will not be…

Who wants to go and live in Spain?

A recent few days on the Iberian peninsula gave me much cause…

Grand Partner earns place at Cheltenham

Father and son Thoms and Danny Mullins teamed up at Leopardstown…

The truth is out there...

Life as an estate agent can be a challenging one, not least because…

The clue is in the title: 'service industry'

Bob Monkhouse once said, "People used to laugh at me when I said…

"You're terminated. Get to the chopper"

So speaks Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new host of The Celebrity…

Remind me, we are in 2017?

I appreciate that our bank balance and credit card statements…

Well, that didn't quite go as planned...

As 2016 bumps along to the end of a long and sometimes fairly…

Tony Blair now working as an estate agent...

...actually, I lie, it's Cherie. Has the Chesh finally lost his…

Questions, questions...

Well, the past week has thrown up a number of 'let me tell you'…

"Prediction is very difficult...

...especially about the future" As a Nobel prize winning physicist,…

Questions, questions...

Are the lady dancers on Strictly Come Prancing really wearing…

"Get out of my dreams....

...and into my car" That was the line that we gave the ladies…

Cheshire & Co – The “Pet Friendly” Letting Agent

Finding a property to rent when you own a pet can be very difficult…

If I could turn back time...

...cue the mental picture of me prancing about a battleship with…

There's a first for everything...

...well at least since King John of Magna Carta fame was strutting…

“We also sell houses...”

  Obviously. One would like to think that the clue is in…

“We also sell washing machines...”

My weekend was spent in Londinium to celebrate my birthday (no…

It takes all sorts...

  After a great month at Cheshire & Co, I allowed myself…

“You say tomato , I say tomaeto”

  This week at Cheshire & Co I was almost encouraged…

I’ll be wearing a raincoat and carrying a paper open on the crossword page...

Yesterday morning having completed my Olympic training session…

“Dancing the Salsa, would Ed Balls and his partner please take to the floor”

Not a line that I ever thought that I would be writing nor one…

The original NP property blogger posts again

“Our Survey said..” More often than not, it was “Eh-uhhh”…

The Original NP property blogger is back

Plus Ca Change... ...acknowledged through gritted teeth…

Who was kidding who?

This week saw fun and games in the world of property portals,…

Fiddling the figures...

This week, the press has featured a number of articles detailing…

It isn't 'do as I say...

...it is 'do as I f%^*&ing tell you'. As offered as a piece…

For hire...

Hackney carriage drivers, barristers at law, ladies (and gentlemen…

Carry on Stampeding...

Further to last week's 'word of the week' that was in vogue with…

"... we should move expeditiously but not in a stampede.."

So said the 15 times re-elected Republican senator, Henry Hyde.…

Carry on as you were...

Yesterday was either April Fools' Day if following the Gregorian…

"Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one" Mark Twain

As I recline this evening on the chaise longue at Cheshire Towers-indulging…

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.

As the Easter Bunny limbers up for his annual exertions with…

Buy-to let; the end is nigh...maybe...possibly...

'Could', 'may well' and 'possibly'; all suggestives and in the…

To avoid disappointment, lower expectations.

On Friday night I spent 4 hours in Cardiff that were 4 hours…

Exit, brexit...

Or that should perhaps read,"I don't really want to go there…

Does Size Matter?

Well they always say that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous…

It's all a matter of perspective...

This week has yet again shown that events and their effects can…

House sales and baked beans all the same ... apparently

B.O.G.O.F No, that isn’t a variant on the ‘Go forth and…

Disappointing, but not surprising…”

So another year begins with great expectations and hopes of a…

If all other resolutions have been broken...

Alongside the deluge of guidance/direction/admonishments that…

"You're only as good as your last...

...game/winner/hit/performance..." So goes the old adage, advising…

"We are all doomed..." possibly...maybe...

So would utter Senna the Soothsayer to Frankie Howerd's Lurcio…

The politics of envy…

The Government’s attempt to annihilate the buy to let market…

Good news is no news...

A recent article in The Guardian left me somewhat slack jawed…

Post Summer Review

Having returned from my vacation (get me, all transatlantic and…

The headline doesn't always tell the story...

Some headlines of last week did leave even The Chesh-the most…

Raising some awkward questions...

Last week's report on BBC News did not do anything to improve…

Three is a magic number...

A report this week stated that sex is good for you three times…

Putting the right foot forward...

Well, that's it all over then.  The Rugby World Cup that is.…

A whole new experience...

In a week that saw Wales undertaking victory celebrations as…

Is it now easier to remove a tenant?

Well, possibly. That should not be interpreted as agents wanting…

Not a great week to be called Jeremy...

.. be it Vine (tries hard but can't get those hips to work),…

Dear Jeremy...

Today saw the property news, (invariably sequestered somewhere…

She's back

The pulchritudinous Ms Beeney graced the pages of the property…

"The truth is incontrovertible...ignorance may deride it...

...but in the end , there it is ..."  So spoke a certain Winston…

For every action, there is a reaction....

With tomorrow's Bank Holiday comes the end of the summer.  Cue…

Who exactly decides whether to buy or not to buy?

To paraphrase the former resident of Stratford-upon-Avon, that…

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance"

Alas, for Major General 'Uncle John' Sedgwick, a Confederate…

Let the silly season commence...

August has long been regarded as the silly season in the media,…

Who actually is the protection protecting?

Those who know me will be aware of my intense dislike for self-regulatory…

One does wonder...

...why a landlord needs the services of a lettings agent.  What…

Why do people hate us so much...

.... other than an inherent dislike of people who have it all;…

If it ain't broke...

Whilst partaking this week in a brief sojourn in Spain, I found…