It’s Nicer with an ISA

Buying in London definitely seems like the impossible dream, however last weekend, whilst at David’s brothers wedding, amongst family members who live in 3 bedroom homes, surrounded by friends with children and adults doing all these grown-up things – we thought that it might be time to get our shit together. We’re sure pretty much…

Read More

The London quandry…

Having experienced the cramped and claustrophobic conditions that come with sharing a studio when Mark lived in Walthamstow, the thought of renting a studio flat gets us less than excited. However, we couldn’t help but spot this quirky and cosy studio space on Dalebury Road. Living in the roof space of a property is quite…

Read More

Three’s a crowd, six is a freak show

Walking past local curry house The Cardamon Club in Tooting we notice a poster in the window. It’s a flat, so naturally, eyes peeled we investigate further. It’s a three (generously sized) double bedroom flat located above the Indian takeaway. We ask for further information and find that it’s a newly refurbished, furnished, two storey…

Read More

Keeping our eyes on the prize

As we’re looking at our provisional room date in September, we can’t really start looking for our flat just yet. However, we think it’s a good idea to keep one eye on the property market – the rent prices in the Balham and Tooting area in particular. Imagine our dismay at seeing recent headlines such…

Read More

Whites and brights

As we’ve expanded our search for a flat South, towards Tooting Broadway, we spotted this quaint two-bedroom terraced house on Lessingham Avenue. Just a five minute walk to both Tooting Bec and Broadway stations, the flat is still in our perfect location in this South London bubble! The large kitchen in this property is made…

Read More

Fishing for a winner

With money on our mind, we were eager to see what we could get if we expanded our radius nearer towards Tooting Broadway. We had not really considered this side of the area because we don’t know it all too well and because the Balham side is just that little bit closer to work. Having…

Read More

The Holy Trinity…

Ever since Mark moved into his current house in Trinity Road, we’ve loved the area. Handy for the tube, with plenty going on and a good sense of community (not to mention a great local pub!). We spotted this amazing split-level flat on Rightmove, which is actually just along the street from Mark’s current flat.…

Read More

Converting to Victorian…

Controversial as it may be, we actually spotted a Victorian conversion flat outside of Du Cane Court that we really loved. Sticking to the SW17 postcode, this find is quite a quick walk to Tooting Bec Station – ideal for commuting. We also love this flat for its proximity to Tooting Bec Common. With its…

Read More

Fourth Floor Find

We recently spotted another ideal apartment in our favourite apartment building, Du Cane Court. This fourth floor flat would give us a great view, while not making the move in process too hard! We love that the building has a 24-hour porter – what else would you expect from this Art Deco slice of history.…

Read More

Dreaming of Du Cane Court

A stone’s throw from Balham Tube Station, Du Cane Court really is the dream for us. An eight floor Art Deco apartment block, the building has been a feature of South London since it opened in 1937. The building’s distinctive shape meant it was used as a navigational landmark for German pilots during the Second…

Read More