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Nicola Heard | Managing Director N.Heard © 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 defined 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 effort 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 Welcome to the local Oliver Jaques property and lifestyle magazine… 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, offer a wide-range of competitive services that include, sales, lettings, property management, financial 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 qualified 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 tailor-made services to all our clients, both new and established. We firmly believe that with our expertise and passion combined with the old-fashioned 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 find 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 stamp duty increase at the end of March, it is no surprise to have seen a sharp increase in the number of rental properties available at the start of 2017.  Demand from tenants will remain typically strong, especially 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 inflated prices offered 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. On a personal note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients over the last 30 years for all their support. Oliver Jaques look forward to being part of your local community for many more years to come. Here’s to another successful 30 years! Here’s to another successful 30 years!


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