The Outlet Blog

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 22 Apr 2016 - 00:04 AM

With spring here it’s time to brighten up your home using accessories in beautiful refreshing colours. By bringing the outside in without the chill that still lingers this time of year, you’ll feel uplifted and your home will look fabulous. So, here are our top picks to help you style your property beautifully for the season. The best bit is they are all less than £75 too so they won’t break the bank. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 18 Dec 2015 - 11:35 AM

Using a professional property management company like Outlet can mean all the worries, stress and drama of being a landlord are lifted from your shoulders. Just imagine - no more chasing rent payments, no more calls at 7am about the hot water… we could go on. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 30 Oct 2015 - 11:28 AM

As well as helping people sell, buy, let and manage properties, we also like to help you make the most of spending time at home. So this year, if you’re planning on staying in for a spooky Halloween weekend, we’ve found some cheap and gruesome goods you can get for some ghoulish and ghostly goings-on. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 15 Oct 2015 - 15:45 PM

If you have kids or you’re just one big kid, Halloween is huge these days having been adopted as one of our traditions from the US. It’s a great excuse to have some fun with your family or flatmates, carve a pumpkin, decorate and even dress up if that floats your boat. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 18 Sep 2015 - 10:43 AM

It’s a ‘small space special’ this month, as we enlist the help of interior designers to pass on advice for creating the illusion of more room in your home. Of course, you could just move somewhere bigger and we know just where to look. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Wed 09 Sep 2015 - 10:42 AM

When you rent a flat in London with others or even if you live alone, finding a space where you can chill is really important. Here are four things we think helps make any room less stressful and more serene. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 03 Sep 2015 - 10:07 AM

Life in London can be great but it can also get a bit cosy. So making the most of the small spaces in your home is an art form. Fortunately, we’ve enlisted the help of some interiors experts to explain how you can create the illusion of space in the tiniest of rooms. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 06 Aug 2015 - 09:50 AM

If you’re renting, on a budget, are a landlord, or you simply want to spruce up your London flat in four simple steps, we’ve got just the items for you. Check out our tips below on quickly turning your pad into a palace. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 30 Jun 2015 - 11:18 AM

The sun is shining (most of the time) so it’s a great opportunity to get outside and make the most of what London has to offer. It’s also a time when people start thinking about getting out and searching for somewhere new to live. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 26 Jun 2015 - 11:03 AM

It’s mid-summer so time to slap on the Factor 30, Ray Bans and spend the afternoon outside. If you’re looking for somewhere nice for a little afternoon or evening drinking with a view, give these a try. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Sun 14 Jun 2015 - 23:33 PM

As the well-known phrase goes – you only get one chance to make a good first impression. When it comes to viewing properties, that could mean the difference between a ‘yes we’ll take it’ or a ‘hell no’. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:52 PM

Space in London homes is a bit of a luxury for most of us. That’s why we’re helping you make the most of the rooms you have with some clever furniture solutions. If however you simply can’t take it anymore and want to upsize, we can help with that too. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 26 May 2015 - 11:29 AM

Living in London can be awesome – you’ve got the nightlife, the theatres, the shops and the big parks offering wide-open space. It can be a different story when you’re at home though, as property square footage is at a premium in the capital. So if you’re flat or house is less than palatial, you might find it hard to keep all the things you love organised and tidy. Here are a few helpful pieces of furniture that manage to look quite cool as we... Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 11 May 2015 - 11:53 AM

We’ve all heard of ‘putting our stamp’ on our home. It basically means making it all about us and decorating it with the things we love. Well now, thanks to the amazing selection of interiors websites, you can take property personalisation to the next level – by adding your own initials. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 23 Apr 2015 - 23:31 PM

If you’re in a shared flat or just very busy, cleaning can be a nightmare. Even if you have a rota, there are still spots that an everyday spritz won’t take care of. So take some tips from our blog on the secret dirty areas you never thought about and keep your landlord, partner or your flatmates happy. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 23 Apr 2015 - 22:20 PM

It’s time for spring cleaning, so why not take the opportunity to have a good clear out of unwanted junk. All those magazines you gather, the boxes you get when you order online and even cloths can all look unsightly and just gather dust. So we thought we’d be helpful and offer a few ideas for the ultimate de-clutter. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 16 Apr 2015 - 23:53 PM

It’s traditionally the time of year for a good spring clean at home. Time to open the shutters and windows and give the your flat or house the once-over with the pledge and duster. So here’s some advice on what you don’t want to miss if your having a thorough clean at home. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 13 Feb 2015 - 12:32 PM

Finding a flatmate or tenant is a bit like dating. There are usually a few nerves before meeting someone new, you lie about your love of The Only Way is Essex just to impress them, and it ends in tears after a massive fall-out over who ate all the cheese (just kidding about the last bit). If you’re looking for the perfect match, we have plenty of options at Outlet.co.uk so click here to find ‘the one’. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 13 Feb 2015 - 12:23 PM

Valentine’s Day – there are those who love it and those who loathe it with all their might. But if you are in a relationship, chances are one member of the partnership you’re in will be getting all lovey dovey. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 03 Feb 2015 - 15:32 PM

After the excesses of the holiday season, we all make pacts with ourselves to get back in shape in the New Year. However, only a handful of us ever keep up the resolutions. The ideal way to make sure you stick to your promises is to get fit with your flatmates – who else is in a better position to rumble you for sneaking a KitKat out of the fridge? Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Tue 03 Feb 2015 - 10:42 AM

No matter how much you love and adore your flatmates, there is one thing that never fails to be slightly complicated, and that is shared possessions. Whether it’s buying items together, or simply sharing the stuff you already own, is it truly worth the hassle? Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Wed 28 Jan 2015 - 14:17 PM

Let’s face it, no-one really loves cleaning their house or flat, do they? And even if you are one of those Bree Van De Kamp types (Desperate Housewives) then you might still like to know the order you can clean your home to make the maximum bacteria-bashing impact in the least amount of time. That’s why we recruited the help of a professional cleaner to tell us how to get the dirty job done in a flash. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Tue 20 Jan 2015 - 09:27 AM

If, like us, you love the warmth and depth of Marsala and all the other shades and tones within that colour, then you’re likely to want to deck your home out with wine hues. Stay on-trend and create a cosy home by introducing Marsala in the following ways. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Wed 14 Jan 2015 - 10:42 AM

If you’ve given up the drink this January, whether for charity, or just for a health kick, we know it’s not always easy. Those who are fighting the urge to pour a lovely glass of red may find these mocktail recipes the perfect solution to quenching your thirst and treating yourself after a hectic day. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Tue 06 Jan 2015 - 16:12 PM

The New Year is the perfect time for a new start, and if you’ve decided to move home then you should consider going the whole hog and de-cluttering your life too. You may not keep all your resolutions, but if you throw away some of the junk in your life, you can definitely feel a bit less guilty about that second chocolate orange. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 23 Dec 2014 - 09:03 AM

It’s almost time for the big day. Hope you’ve got your gifts sorted and that you’ve been nice this year. We’re about to wrap up for Christmas but we’ll be back before you know it to help you find flats, flatmates, flatshares and tenants in London. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 23 Dec 2014 - 08:01 AM

Despite the fact it can be a stressful, crazy time of year, there’s something about the sound of the Muppets Christmas Carol that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Here’s our pick of some of this year’s best TV. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Mon 22 Dec 2014 - 15:32 PM

What better way to welcome in the New Year than getting all your loved ones together and holding a fabulous party. As we enter into 2015 with gusto, you can be the belle of the ball by hosting your very own New Year’s Eve party. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Wed 17 Dec 2014 - 17:13 PM

Christmas is a time most of us associate with friends and families coming together to celebrate, but it can also be a great opportunity to get a little closer to your flatmates, especially if you don’t know each other too well. Who knows, take a few of our tips for festive fun and by the time New Year’s rolls around, you might just be firm friends as well as flatmates. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 16 Dec 2014 - 13:29 PM

Moving in the winter isn’t easy. With dark evenings and cold weather, we’d all rather be snuggled up on the sofa than carrying one up a flight of stairs. But, those coming to the end of their tenancy, or who are desperate to get away from a dodgy living arrangement, have no choice but to move during the winter months. If your winter calendar includes moving house as well as Christmas parties and New Year’s kisses, then check out our tips below... Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Fri 05 Dec 2014 - 16:20 PM

Living in London is great all year round, but being in a hub of culture and events is even more exciting in the run-up to Christmas. We’ve picked our top events happening in the capital this winter to help you decide how best to get into the Christmas spirit. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Thu 04 Dec 2014 - 11:50 AM

We’ve all been there. You come home from work, all you want to do is quickly cook yourself something to eat, then veg out in front of the TV for a bit. Sadly, your inconsiderate flatmate seems almost maliciously determined to ruin your humble plans. Not only have they used all of your kitchen stuff and not washed it up, now they’re crashed out on the sofa watching the TV, both of which you bought and paid for! If this sounds familiar then it’s... Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 28 Nov 2014 - 10:50 AM

It’s the time of year when we’re all getting ready for the festive season, whether it’s shopping for gifts, planning social events or making things all Christmassy at home. If your distracted by finding a property or a new flatmate before you can get into the seasonal spirit, we can help. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 28 Nov 2014 - 09:25 AM

However you’re spending the holiday season, if you want to give your pad a little facelift before the uncles, nieces, brothers, neighbours and the rest descend upon you on 25 December, here are some tips. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Thu 30 Oct 2014 - 12:17 PM

The hectic process of moving house can make even the most organised of individuals forget things. Though a forgotten saucepan might just mean an extra trip to Ikea or TK Maxx, there are some other things that if forgotten could lead to a harder hit to finances and your social life. As a helpful reminder so that you don’t go forgetting anything during your move, we’ve put together a short-but-sweet list of common things that are often forgot... Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Wed 29 Oct 2014 - 23:27 PM

Even though it means summer sun and lazy Sundays in the park are a distant memory, there is something lovely about autumn. Staying at home, cranking the heating up, rounding up your flatmates for a movie night and getting cosy are just some of the plus points. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Wed 29 Oct 2014 - 22:09 PM

With summer sun and lazy afternoons in the park behind us, it’s time to curl up, put on a good film with your flatmates and get comfortable on the sofa. To help you, we’ve selected a few of the coolest cushions around. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 28 Oct 2014 - 11:22 AM

As Halloween draws near and our minds turn to all things supernatural, it’s understandable if you start to get a little jumpy. Our homes ought to be a place of refuge from such fears, but when we hear a bump in the night, however rational we might be, it’s easy for our imagination to jump to something sinister. Of course, most likely it’s just your flatmate, drunk again, stumbling up the stairs, but whether the things disturbing you are mythic... Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Wed 22 Oct 2014 - 12:59 PM

Halloween is a great time to bond with flatmates, especially for those who are up for a bit of a fright and a bit of a laugh. Ditch the scary movies and hiding behind the sofa and try some of these on October 31st. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 14 Oct 2014 - 11:40 AM

Your pet might find the packing process bundles of fun as they get to explore boxes and play around with bubble wrap and string, but your actual moving day can incite a very different response. Relocating can be incredibly stressful for dogs, cats, and any other animal but there are some ways that you can help reduce stress and anxiety. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Thu 09 Oct 2014 - 11:58 AM

When you’re looking for a new flatmate or roomie to share a property in London, it can be a bit daunting. What do you put on your online advert that says ‘a pleasure to live with’ rather than ‘is a screaming psycho when it comes to the remote’. You’ve not only got to give away personal information about the way you live, but you’ve also got to subtly lay a few ground rules. No pet tarantulas, for example. Here are a few tips you might not have... Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 30 Sep 2014 - 00:41 AM

If you’re a regular reader of The Outlist, you probably know we like to do things the sensational way rather than the standard way at Outlet. That’s why we launched Better Living this month – a brand new website that helps you live life to the max. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 29 Sep 2014 - 23:46 PM

We've picked out five of London's coolest streets. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 13:42 PM

If there’s one thing better than a well put together cocktail, it’s a well put together cocktail served up with a strong measure of exclusivity. While the bars on this list are something of an open secret (they all have websites after all) they’re still a lot less well-known than your average drinking hole and all have wonderfully clandestine atmospheres for you to revel in. So read on for our tops picks of London’s secret cocktail scene. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Fri 19 Sep 2014 - 17:14 PM

It’s love. You want to be with each other every second of every day. What’s the next step? Move in together, of course. It sounds like a dream on paper, but it’s not always as seamless as it should be. There are lot of things you need to consider before you take the step, and a few things you need to keep doing after moving day to keep the peace too. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 09 Sep 2014 - 15:01 PM

Nights out on the town are brilliant ways to get to know your flatmates, but what about when you don’t fancy going out? With plenty of good drama, comedy, and light entertainment gracing the small screen this autumn, chilling out with your flatmates and watching some quality telly is the new nightlife. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Fri 05 Sep 2014 - 15:27 PM

Just moved out of home? Moving to London and into a flatshare or new property? Constantly burning your dinner? Well, take it from us, nothing could be as scary as a trip to the giant Swedish furniture store that is Ikea, especially if you’ve never been. Here are a few tips for getting out of the maze with your sanity in tact. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Thu 04 Sep 2014 - 11:33 AM

For theatre-lovers, there’s no denying one of London’s major attractions is the delightful diversity of top quality shows you can see in the city’s wonderful West End. But with most of the big venues full of revivals, adaptations of successful films and shows that have been running so long they ought to have calves of steel by now, where on Earth can you go to see something original? Well, never fear, if you’re willing to check out some of the... Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Wed 03 Sep 2014 - 17:10 PM

When days are spent dashing around London, life can feel a little bit hectic making a night spent on the sofa feel like it’s just what the doctor ordered. From pampering sessions to a movie fest, we’ve come up with some great ideas for those evenings where all you want to do is relax and put your feet up with your flatmates. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Tue 02 Sep 2014 - 16:01 PM

Socialising with your flatmates can be easy, and can even be done without leaving your home. Eating a meal as a group is a lovely way to bring you all together at the end of a hard day. So instead of heading out for a night on the tiles, why not grab a couple of bottles of pinot grigio and channel Jamie Oliver in the kitchen by trying out these delicious meal ideas. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 02 Sep 2014 - 11:58 AM

You’ve found the perfect tenant (using our website, or course), arranged a move-in date, made all the safety checks and got the house ready for rental, so what do you do now? Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Mon 01 Sep 2014 - 09:26 AM

They don’t make it easy for us, do they? The information you need to know is spread across the internet so thinly that you’d almost think they didn’t WANT you to pay it. Unfortunately, it’s a compulsory tax, so we’ve tried to put the facts together as simply as possible to help you understand what you need to pay. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 10:50 AM

Vintage style is a trend that will never go out of fashion, making it perfect for infinitely chic clothing and ideal for interior design. You can easily style up your flatshare by adding some vintage or retro items and can give it a unique twist by getting creative with what you buy. Here are some of our favourite ways to give your home the vintage feel. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 19 Aug 2014 - 14:50 PM

Do you find yourself longing to live the highlife like Jamie and Binky? Do you wonder where all these stylish bars and restaurants with no one else in them actually are? Or maybe you just like to create dramatic pauses and awkward silences with your own friends. Whatever your reason, if you want to go hang out with the Chelsea set, here are some of the places where they love to sip their Sancerre. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 20:07 PM

All this lovely weather has meant non-stop activity on Outlet.co.uk, with people taking the opportunity to get outside, meet new people and see new properties. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 19:14 PM

Whether you live in London or not, you can probably appreciate the capital’s limitless talent when it comes to design, creativity and sophistication. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 05 Aug 2014 - 15:56 PM

We all know London is eye-wateringly expensive, but with so many jobs and fabulous things to do, it’s pretty hard to beat. However, is it worth bankrupting yourself to be right at the heart of things in Zone 1, or is it better to live a little further out, save some pennies and learn to embrace the commute? Our guide to some of the best places to live in Zones 1, 2 and 3 might just help you decide. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Thu 31 Jul 2014 - 10:28 AM

Summer is the perfect time for a day out in central London exploring the latest art exhibition or museum curation. There’s plenty of brilliant, must-see exhibits on at the moment, and with so many to choose from it can be tough to know where to go. We’d recommend that you take a trip to the following: Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Wed 23 Jul 2014 - 10:27 AM

There are a few options out there when it comes to stylish yet affordable home accessories. H&M has a range and earlier this year even Asda launched a ‘Home’ range for its brand George. So of course it was only a matter of time before Tesco got its act together and released some new lines for every room in the house, and their all rather cool. Here are some of our favourites. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Tue 22 Jul 2014 - 15:19 PM

It frequently features at the top of the ‘world’s best city’ lists. But we don’t need those to tell us that London is probably the greatest place on planet earth. Here's why. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Thu 17 Jul 2014 - 17:38 PM

Short term accommodation can fulfil any number of functions, from filling the gap between permanent properties to acting as a homey alternative to a hotel. Sometimes you might be on a very tight schedule, in which case the key to avoiding hidden costs and stresses is - DON’T PANIC. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Tue 15 Jul 2014 - 10:34 AM

Once upon a time, housewarming parties were all about literally warming up your new house, with guests bringing firewood to help get all the home fires burning. Thanks to the miracle of central heating, this is no longer strictly necessary, but moving into a new place is still the perfect excuse for a good old shindig. But how do you celebrate a new home if setting fires is off the table? Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Thu 10 Jul 2014 - 16:57 PM

Whether you are into healthy living or sweet treats, there is something utterly lovely about wandering through a fresh food market. And in London, you’re not short of high quality, organic or just deliciously tempting options. Here are a few of our faves. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Tue 08 Jul 2014 - 15:58 PM

Unless you’re a financial masochist, you’d probably like to reduce your energy bills. The good news is you should be able to do just that, while also helping the environment. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 08 Jul 2014 - 11:51 AM

The sun is shining, Wimbledon was spectacular and we just celebrated another fun pride weekend here in Soho. So it’s no surprise we’re seeing plenty of movement at Outlet.co.uk Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 08 Jul 2014 - 11:41 AM

Whether it’s a giant bookcase you’ve got or one solitary shelf in your bedroom, don’t settle for anything less than sensational. Yes they are useful, but your shelves can be transformed from functional to fabulous in a flash. Here’s how. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Wed 02 Jul 2014 - 15:52 PM

The sun is out, and you can’t stand the thought of having beans on toast in front of the telly again. A garden party is definitely on the cards. You can grab some sausages and a disposable BBQ no problem, but you need to put a bit more last-minute-sparkle into it to make a party that will amount to much more than just having your tea outside. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Wed 02 Jul 2014 - 15:07 PM

Welcoming a new housemate – always a bit awkward. So how do you make them feel at home in your home? Here are a few ways you can break the ice with a newcomer and avoid a frosty flatmate reception. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Thu 26 Jun 2014 - 11:49 AM

Renting a property in London means you’re not often blessed with vast amounts of space and finding a home for all your bits and bobs is tricky. It’s especially difficult in shared flats or houses, so to avoid a meltdown over the growing pile of Shortlist magazines by the sofa, here’s a quick guide to making even the most modest of homes feel bigger and better. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 24 Jun 2014 - 13:24 PM

Moving in with a bunch of strangers or welcoming a new flatmate into your current property can be a bit scary. Even if you had plenty of applicants, a thorough selection process and a couple of meetings, you never really know what someone is like until long after they’ve unpacked their Spice Girls CDs. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Wed 18 Jun 2014 - 11:23 AM

Viewing properties can be a stressful time. With a ten minute slot and the next hopeful waiting in the wings, you can easily forget to ask the right questions and wind up in the house from hell if you’re not careful. So we’ve come up with these tips and questions to get you primed and ready to find your dream house and more importantly your dream housemates. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Mon 16 Jun 2014 - 16:41 PM

Living in house shares would be a doddle if houses only cleaned themselves. It’s always the thing that starts arguments, but by following this simple guide you can easily introduce a cleaning rota with minimal drama [back up plan included] Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Wed 11 Jun 2014 - 14:48 PM

It can be a difficult decision to share the house you’ve spent the last few years scrimping and saving for. You’ve probably exorcized your inner Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and you’ll be damned if some resurrection of Kevin and Perry is going to even breath anywhere near your interior stylings! But fear not, we've created this guide to sharing your communal spaces without ripping your hair out. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Thu 05 Jun 2014 - 10:49 AM

As the summer sun is starting to grace the city and our moods are beginning to rise, perhaps it’s time to spruce up your abode and get it feeling fresh and clean again. June is the perfect time to get your mind focused on decoration, so why not take the time to add a little bit of summer to your home. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Thu 05 Jun 2014 - 10:04 AM

Moving house is an expensive time with the ‘man with a van’ making friends with your banker and your procrastinating side making friends with the barman. But there are loads of ways you can do it for free, you just have to be inventive. So take a look at our top tips for pinching those pennies whilst moving. Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Fri 30 May 2014 - 14:43 PM

If you’ve been staring at the blank walls of your apartment for a while, yearning for that perfect artwork to point your discerning pout at, then get yourself down to Hampstead for The Affordable Art Fair this June. As the name suggests this art fair is for those of us without a Saatchi budget, so you won’t need to rob a bank, just raid your savings! Read more

Posted by Michelle Jones on Fri 30 May 2014 - 14:41 PM

We all know how much of a nightmare packing for a move can be, especially when you’ve got hoards of stuff to transport across a busy London! That’s why we’ve come up with some handy packing tips that although may not necessarily reduce the amount of clothes in your closet, will definitely help make the move to your swanky new pad a little bit easier. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 29 May 2014 - 18:27 PM

It's a safe assumption it will be raining when you read this. But it’s not going to last forever, so we’re planning a summer to remember with ideas for the garden and London’s best open air cinemas. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 29 May 2014 - 09:45 AM

You know what it’s like here in the UK. We spend the whole of spring getting flooded and then as soon as the sun comes out for a day or two there’s a mad dash to the shops for summer stuff. Well, we thought we’d help you plan ahead with a few items you can take to the garden or the park, when summer finally arrives Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 29 Apr 2014 - 10:18 AM

Things have really stepped up a gear in the property game this month and we’ve got an abundance of lovely flatmates and landlords all looking for their perfect match on Outlet.co.uk. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 25 Mar 2014 - 12:54 PM

I love the fact that spring means it’s time to get outside again. The burst of sunlight through the curtain, the smell of cut grass and the blossom on the trees, it’s all screaming “time to get moving!” For many people, this time of year means moving literally - a fresh start. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 14 Feb 2014 - 14:07 PM

At least we’ve sent you our love on Valentine’s Day even if no one else has (yet). Speaking of love, have you seen the rooms, properties and people on Outlet.co.uk of late? They’re all absolutely gorgeous and just waiting for someone awesome like you. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 14 Feb 2014 - 11:35 AM

Wondering whether you should take the leap and sell your property? Outlet experts reckon now is the time and have some insider’s advice to share. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 14 Feb 2014 - 08:45 AM

If you think you’ve overstretched yourself with rent payments, fallen into debt or your circumstances have changed and you can no longer afford it, don’t panic. Here are a few tips to help you through. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 23 Dec 2013 - 11:49 AM

Whether you’ve used Outlet this year or you simply enjoy the occasional email from us, We’d like to say a big thank you. We hope you have a merry Christmas and a bloomin’ brilliant 2014. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 22 Nov 2013 - 11:10 AM

There’s nothing nicer on a cold winter’s day than closing the door, popping the kettle on and putting on a good film. At Outlet, we like to make sure you can curl up on the sofa in a great home and, if you live with someone else, enjoy your downtime with a great housemate. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 22 Nov 2013 - 10:09 AM

It’s time to batten down the hatches, turn the heating up and put on one of those films that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 18 Oct 2013 - 10:49 AM

If you’ve been thinking about moving or you need to find a new flatmate, there’s still time before the wintery, Christmassy chaos begins. At Outlet, there’s plenty of choice so get in quick before it’s time to batten down the hatches and get cosy. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 17 Oct 2013 - 22:41 PM

Spruce your bathroom up with these few simple ideas and you’ll be a little happier about spending your time there in the mornings. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 16 Sep 2013 - 23:42 PM

September’s a bittersweet month. The endless evenings are over, but we can look forward to curling up on the sofa soon. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 16 Sep 2013 - 22:13 PM

Simple home accessories, whether it be cushions, cups or clocks, are a great way to put your own personal stamp on your home. They mean you can add colour and spruce up the place without spending too much cash, no matter how long you’ll be living there. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 20 Aug 2013 - 11:47 AM

We know there are more fun things to do in the summer than look for a new home or a tenant. So it’s great that Outlet’s speedy service ensures normal life can resume as soon as possible and you can head outside. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 20 Aug 2013 - 11:00 AM

Renting a home has a number of benefits. The downside, however, can be living with other people’s style (or lack of it as the case may be) when it comes to décor. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 19 Jul 2013 - 10:45 AM

There’s nothing like a little sun to make you want to get outside and throw some sausages on the barbie. If the warm weather has inspired you to look for a home with outdoor space then there are tonnes of properties up for grabs at Outlet.co.uk. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 19 Jul 2013 - 09:58 AM

Burnt the toast? Left the milk in the fridge until it’s passed its best? Don’t look at us like that, you know you’ve done it. Well worry not. We’ve found some great ways to keep your kitchen smelling like a summer’s day, no matter how much mess you make. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 17 Jun 2013 - 02:04 AM

Living with other people or finding tenants isn’t always plain sailing. Our job at Outlet is to help you find the perfect match as quickly as possible, but our commitment to your happiness doesn’t end when you’ve moved in. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 17 Jun 2013 - 00:52 AM

It’s a battle that has been raging for decades; who takes charge of the remote control? From sibling rivalry to friends and flatmates, many a war has begun because one person wanted to watch the football while another had to find out what happened in Homeland. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 27 May 2013 - 17:44 PM

This just in – we’re so happy that Outlet4property.com has been voted website of the month by Dezrez, a property industry website and blog. It’s great for us seeing as we just improved our online information services. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 27 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

Whether you’ve just moved out of your parents’ place or you’ve been renting for years, finding somewhere to live and taking on a new tenancy can be daunting. Here are a few things every renter should know. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Tue 21 May 2013 - 17:13 PM

These days it is much tougher to rent a spare room in your property. The competition is huge with many landlords now realising spending only a couple of hundred pounds will attract the right tenant far quicker and prepared to pay slightly a bit more. Read more

Posted by Jane Robathan on Tue 30 Apr 2013 - 13:03 PM

Josh is dusting off his walking boots in support of Stonewall Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Sun 14 Apr 2013 - 17:13 PM

Just when you thought our service couldn’t get any better, we’ve only gone and revamped our website. The new online home of Outlet Property Services is neater and incorporates lots of smart facilities (created by clever people in white coats and glasses) to make searches or sales that much easier. Read more

Posted by Joshua Rafter on Thu 11 Apr 2013 - 18:09 PM

Home sharing has come of age as more and more people share living spaces as their home. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 10:55 AM

Spring is great isn’t it? The Daffodils bloom (eventually) and there are lots of little bunnies around - chocolate ones. It’s also a time when we think about fresh starts. If you’re planning to move on or out now that winter is over, we can help. Read more

Posted by Jane Robathan on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 10:23 AM

Tip-offs and guides to London's affordable pockets Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 12 Feb 2013 - 12:06 PM

For many people, February is all about the perfect match. But we’re not referring to that day when you get loads of chocolates and roses. That makes us a bit nauseas. Instead, we’re talking about finding a new pad or flatmate with whom you can spend the rest of your life. Read more

Posted by Jane Robathan on Thu 07 Feb 2013 - 22:54 PM

We know, we know. We know what's going on... Read more

Posted by Jane Robathan on Tue 05 Feb 2013 - 15:03 PM

Can't sell? Want to move on? You may be joining the newest property trend... Read more

Posted by Jane Robathan on Mon 04 Feb 2013 - 11:31 AM

Are your house mates continually bickering over who owes what? There's a service that may help. Read more

Posted by Jane Robathan on Wed 30 Jan 2013 - 13:17 PM

Allow us to host our property dating service, matching you to suitable housemates! Read more

Posted by Jane Robathan on Fri 25 Jan 2013 - 15:59 PM

Here's what to ask new tenants BEFORE they move in to YOUR lovely property Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Thu 10 Jan 2013 - 11:39 AM

Detox is dull. Let’s talk homes. If one of your goals this January is to lose a few post-Christmas pounds, I’m afraid the best we can do is shout ‘put down that muffin!’ If, however, 2013 will be the year you get a new home, flatmate or tenant, then look no further than Outlet. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 09:36 AM

Our little elves have packed this month’s Outlist with so many treats you’ll think Christmas has come early. Read more

Posted by Jane Robathan on Thu 06 Dec 2012 - 16:13 PM

Are you one of the hundreds-of-thousands trapped in a rental with your ex? Dear God, you need to get out and we can help. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Fri 16 Nov 2012 - 11:28 AM

This is a really busy time of year. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be snowed under with work and preparing for yet another manic festive period. Thankfully, if you also happen to be looking for a home, tenant or flatmate, Outlet makes things nice and easy. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 16 Oct 2012 - 12:27 PM

As much as I hate to admit it, autumn has well and truly arrived. But there’s still plenty of time to find a new home or flatmate before winter sets in. I know this because the clever little geeks who beaver away on our website tell me it’s buzzing with activity! Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 18 Sep 2012 - 11:40 AM

Wow, what a summer it’s been! If, like us, you’re a little gutted the great British celebrations are over, cheer up – Christmas is just around the corner! Just kidding. There’s plenty more to look forward to before that, maybe even a new home for one or two of you? Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 15:19 PM

Has there ever been a better time to live in the UK? People from around the world have tuned into the Olympic Games, which is not only a showcase for our sporting talent but the greatest city on earth. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Tue 10 Jul 2012 - 23:23 PM

At Outlet, we’re getting ready to fly the flag for Britain once again, with the Olympics just around the corner. We are even helping people find accommodation during The Games and in this month’s Outlist we’re also giving a nod to some truly great British home accessory designers. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Sat 16 Jun 2012 - 10:11 AM

The sun is shining (when it feels like it) so getting out and about to meet potential roomies or view places is that bit nicer. That’s why there’s a myriad of possibilities on our website right now. Read more

Posted by Matt Arnold on Sat 16 Jun 2012 - 10:03 AM

Looking for a new place to live or a flatmate gets a whole lot more fun this May, as the beautiful boys from Manhunt join the party at our Flatdating event. Read more

Posted by ad tarry on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 13:17 PM

If you're thinking about finding a new place to live, or want to look for a new flatmate, there could be no better time than April. The sun is starting to grace us with its presence (making those viewings across the city a little more pleasant) and it means you could be set up with your new pad or roomie by the summer. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 14:04 PM

Want to know how to meet loads of potential new flatmates in a friendly, social setting? Then read on! Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 12:32 PM

If searching for somewhere new is wearing you down, get proactive and make the room come to you with a 'room wanted' ad. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Thu 15 Mar 2012 - 15:07 PM

Nothing kills a happy home like money issues. Make sure you keep on top of the bills with our guide to money management in a flatshare Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 13 Mar 2012 - 18:34 PM

Thinking of making a quick buck out of your empty room during the Olympic Games this year? Think again. It might end up costing you instead. Read more

Posted by ad tarry on Mon 12 Mar 2012 - 18:20 PM

Spring is all about fresh starts so it's the perfect time of year to search for a perfect new pad. If you're keeping your eyes peeled for a bigger or better flat, or maybe you need to find another flatmate, look no further than Outlet.co.uk. And if you simply want to spruce up the home in which you already live, we can help with that too. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Fri 02 Mar 2012 - 16:45 PM

Considering it's the most effective tool you have for selling yourself or your property, it's surprising how little effort people put into their adverts. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Mon 13 Feb 2012 - 18:42 PM

What's going to push your new flatmate's buttons and what really makes them tick? Ask these five killer questions to get a real insight into their personality. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Mon 13 Feb 2012 - 18:39 PM

There are some questions you should always ask when interviewing for flatmates, but as obvious as this lot may seem, they can get forgotten once you settle down and get chatting. Read more

Posted by ad tarry on Thu 09 Feb 2012 - 18:49 PM

Looking for a love nest for two? Or perhaps you fancy a new bachelor pad with a couple of like-minded singletons? If you're looking for somewhere new to enjoy your coffee and cornflakes in the mornings, check out our latest new pads. We've also got hundreds of potential flatmates to check out like Raphael, below. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Thu 09 Feb 2012 - 16:05 PM

Sometimes circumstances mean you have to end your tenancy sooner than anticipated. Here's our guide on the ins and outs of break clauses and all that jazz. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Wed 08 Feb 2012 - 00:17 AM

With the UK bracing itself for another blast of freezing weather, we've outlined what both tenants and landlords need to do to to keep a rental property ticking over in winter. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 07 Feb 2012 - 14:59 PM

Decorating is a bit of a rental conundrum; how can you make it your own space without laying out too much cash? And what happens when you move out? Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 22:03 PM

Ever wondered what the heck happens to your deposit and how to get it back in the event of a dispute? Well, we're here to demystify you. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 20:47 PM

Mum? Dad? Nester? Wild child? We've all lived with an over-the-top personality at some point. But what category do YOU fit into? Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 20:09 PM

Check out our guide on how to keep a harmonious household - without killing your flatmates. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 20:07 PM

We know, we know. It's hard enough finding the time to even eat these days, let alone look for a new place. So we've cut out the drama and put together a handy guide for you. Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 19:52 PM

Remember, a review shouldn't necessarily mean an increase. Our guide could help you reduce the amount you pay in rent Read more

Posted by ad tarry on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 18:53 PM

I know, January is rubbish. It's grim outside and most of us are abstaining from any fun at all in an attempt to save a few pounds, and lose a few too! To that end we thought we'd help you cheer up your home with some interesting yet affordable little accessories in our Hot List. Also, are you looking for a new place to live or do you have a room to rent out? Check out our flatmate and property pick of the month below. And if you like what yo... Read more

Posted by Kristian Johns on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 13:31 PM

What happens when you take the 'mates' out of flatmates? Here's our guide on how to cope when your shared home is becoming a battleground. Read more