Preparing for Christmas in St. John’s Wood

Preparing for Christmas in St. John’s Wood

December is upon us and it’s time to get into the festive spirit. With fairy lights twinkling along St. John’s Wood High Street, NW8 is ready for the big holiday but are you? …

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 Celebrating a fab anniversary in St John’s Wood

Celebrating a fab anniversary in St John’s Wood

St. John’s Wood is internationally synonymous with The Beatles and a very special anniversary has just passed – 50 years since the band’s 12th studio album, entitled Abbey Ro…

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Consider an open house event

Consider an open house event

If you are thinking about selling a property you own and would like a different take on marketing, an open house might be the perfect solution. Originating in the US and Australia, these one o…

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Start a love affair with listed properties

Start a love affair with listed properties

If you are a history lover, an architectural buff or favour quirky characteristics, purchasing a listed property is probably high on your ‘must do’ list. There are, however, many t…

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25 years of this successful House Sales partnership at Behr and Butchoff

25 years of this successful House Sales partnership at Behr and Butchoff

October 2019 sees a special milestone in Behr & Butchoff’s history, as our dynamic sales duo of Neville Serlui and Paul Bennett celebrate 25 years of working together. It is more tha…

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 Landlords: new EPC standards are looming

Landlords: new EPC standards are looming

If you are a landlord with lets in progress, you need to be aware that, as of 1st April 2020, all properties in the private rental sector will need to meet new energy standards, as documented …

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Giving your property global appeal

Giving your property global appeal

With sterling on the back foot, moving to the UK from foreign shores is at its most achievable for many years. St John’s Wood and the surrounding areas have an unrivalled reputation for …

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Make your next home a mansion block

Make your next home a mansion block

Of all the property types that have stood the test of time, London’s mansion blocks are up there with the best. Although these imposing, typically red brick buildings date back to the Vi…

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The international school of thought

The international school of thought

St. John’s Wood and the surrounding areas are synonymous with international schools - it’s a real pocket of exemplary education designed especially for global families. The most no…

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Guardians of St John’s Wood

Guardians of St John’s Wood

Dating back to the 13th century, St John’s Wood is stepped in history and with much of the neighbourhood covered by a conservation area, the St John’s Wood Society is a respected a…

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The Power of a porter

The Power of a porter

While the concept of having a porter might sound like something from Jeeves & Wooster or the novel Porterhouse Blue, an ‘at your service’ attendant is still a real asset in tod…

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A landlord’s guide to furnishing a let

A landlord’s guide to furnishing a let

A frequent landlord dilemma involves furniture – should the property be offered furnished or unfurnished?  For starters, there are no right or wrong answers. At Behr & Butchoff,…

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Alfresco hotspots in St. John’s Wood

Alfresco hotspots in St. John’s Wood

With some warm sunshine still left in summer, it’s a great time to drink and dine alfresco in the city. St. John’s Wood has a plethora of outside eating and drinking options, and t…

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The value of a view

The value of a view

Living in London means we are blessed with some of the best views in the world. The capital’s skyline is unique - dotted with iconic landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites, with the m…

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By royal appointment: the legacy of Nash and Burton

By royal appointment: the legacy of Nash and Burton

Stroll along the streets around Regent’s Park and there will be an air of familiarity. The neat Regency villa-style houses and palatial neoclassical terraces constructed of Portland ston…

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 Take advantage of sterling’s slide

Take advantage of sterling’s slide

The prime Central London property market is enjoying a snap renaissance, resulting in high volumes of international business keeping the Behr & Butchoff team on its toes. We are experienci…

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Trend watch: families renting in London

Trend watch: families renting in London

When you think of London lets, it’s easy to think of Millennials and city professionals renting either small studios or one-bedroom apartments. The West End and surrounding areas, howeve…

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Your guide to Little Venice

Your guide to Little Venice

Known for being one of the ‘prettiest locations’ in London, it’s no surprise that properties in Little Venice are highly sought after. In fact, a home in Little Venice is lik…

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Living near a Tube station is good news for property values

Living near a Tube station is good news for property values

With our office based in St. John’s Wood, we are frequent users of our local Tube station. This year sees the 40th birthday of the immensely popular Jubilee line, which stretched across …

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Howzat! Property with a sporting chance

Howzat! Property with a sporting chance

With the summer sports season in full swing, our minds have turned back to research that shows living near a sports stadium can potentially add thousands of pounds to your home’s value. …

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Historical Hampstead bath and wash house for sale

Historical Hampstead bath and wash house for sale

Behr & Butchoff is delighted to bring a unique and historic Grade II listed property to the London market. This architecturally important building in Hampstead Village’s Flask Walk w…

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Bold & brand new : rare apartments to rent in NW3

Bold & brand new : rare apartments to rent in NW3

An exceptional and rather rare opportunity to rent a stunning, bespoke apartment in one of London’s premier residential areas presents itself via Behr & Butchoff. We are pleased to o…

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Green with Envy - homes with gardens are lifting the London market

Green with Envy - homes with gardens are lifting the London market

Having access to a private garden in Central London is proving to be a prize asset, with homes that have outdoor spaces commanding attention - especially with the height of summer just around …

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2019 at Behr&Butchoff

2019 at Behr&Butchoff

We've started the year with some positive sales and letting activity and, despite all the media doom and gloom, have embarked on making some real changes here at B&B. We have just com…

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St John's Wood, London NW8

St John's Wood, London NW8

Apart from the fact that NW8 is home to the world renowned home of cricket, Lords Cricket Ground, it is a microcosm of all things British. With its elegant buildings, boutique coffee shops, th…

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Compliments of the Season to all!

Compliments of the Season to all!

Compliments of the Season to all. This year we have had our office window hand painted by the wonderful Alessandra Tortone. We thought that the soldiers, London scene and the snowscape made a…

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New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will be law on 1 April 2018. Landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties in England and Wales won’t be able to rent …

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