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Nicola Heard | Managing Director N.Heard Welcome to the local Oliver Jaques property and lifestyle magazine… © iceberg-digital.co.uk; Tel +44 (0) 1992 766 637; Web: www.iceberg-digital.co.uk This magazine is published by iceberg-digital.co.uk, hereinafter referred to as “the publisher”. The publisher retains the right to all ‘work’, hereinafter defi ned as such work is wholly the property of the publisher and may not be copied, quoted or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the publisher. The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher. While every e ort is made to ensure the accuracy of this work, the publisher cannot be held responsible for any misfortune, injury or damages which may arise there from. The publisher reserves the right to revise or reject, in whole or in part, any advertisement or submission without notice and for any reason. All advertisers agree to release the representations of any advertisement herein, including, but not limited to any claim arising from any negligence and/or fault on the part of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for the condition or for the performance of any services advertised in the magazine. All rights are reserved. Produced by www.iceberg-digital.co.uk www.o-j.co.uk For over a quarter of a century, Oliver Jaques has had a long and successful history in South East and East London. Oliver Jaques Estate Agency was formed in London in 1986. Our strategy to establish ourselves in the property market was to put foundations in place, building our company into a respected, trusted and recommended transparent independent agency that it is today. Over the past 30 years, both the property market, and Oliver Jaques have been on the rise. We have continued to prove ourselves to be an established and well respected agency and we continue to grow whilst ensuring our client’s expectations are not only met, but exceeded along the way. We are proud to maintain an expansive and thorough knowledge of the market, and our current team, who between us boast a combined experience of more than 125 years, o er a widerange of competitive services that include, sales, lettings, property management, fi nancial services and development. Having grown up, lived, and worked in Southwark, attending Aylwins Girls’ School on Southwark Park Road before starting out working life at Barclays bank on Tower Bridge Road before moving to Oliver Jaques in 1993, I pride myself on giving back to the local community, using only local qualifi ed tradesman to carry out all aspects of maintenance. I am also immensely proud of our charitable work on behalf of Children with Cancer, the Make-a- Wish Foundation, and Crisis to name just a few. Our 30 years of success stems from reputation and recommendation, and through this, as well as good old fashioned hard work, it has allowed us to expand and provide the same tailormade services to all our clients, both new and established. We fi rmly believe that with our expertise and passion combined with the oldfashioned values of reliability, trustworthiness, and commitment, we can continue to deliver to our clients across South East and East London an unparalleled service for many more years to come. As we all try to wrap our heads around the possibilities thrown up by Brexit, we fi nd ourselves in a changing property market. The initial caution displayed because of the referendum result has given way to hope and anticipation of things to come, and whilst prices have begun to soften slightly due to the uncertainty in the sales market and the recent stamp duty increase it is no surprise to have seen a sharp increase in the number of rental properties available as we enter 2018. Demand from tenants will remain typically strong throughout the year during the traditionally busy summer months, with professional sharers, families, and students alike, competing for the newest developments in the rapidly changing landscape in areas such as Canada Water, Surrey Quays, and Deptford. As we look to the year ahead, expect tenants and buyers from around the world to continue to be lured by one of, if not the, best cities in the world. Life must go on, and we must change and adapt to whatever lies ahead of us. It is important that Landlords and Vendors remain calm and listen to the best advice, rather than siding with the often infl ated prices o ered by agents with the lowest fee, or by online agencies with little or no local knowledge. The best advice and indeed service as a whole, is rarely the cheapest.


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