How to take the stress out of moving house

Moving to a new home is widely recognised as one of the most stressful things that you’ll ever do. That’s why, to give you a hand and lessen the stress, we’ve put together a list of our favourite tools and ideas to help you out in your move.

De Beauvoir residents reunited with sentimental family memorabilia

The Benyon Estate has reunited a family – whose members, over five generations, have been tenants of the Estate for around 100 years – with some hugely sentimental memorabilia after it was discovered during a refurbishment. Jean Burns, 86, a former...

The Haphazard Gardener: The Blessings of Trees

With the winter solstice and Christmas past us and the New Year welcomed in, I should be pouring over spring catalogues allowing my dreams to run riot. I should be contemplating the ever-lengthening days snugly curled up in my armchair at the window, pencilling...

Swift action for our feathered friends

Swift nesting season is approaching and the Benyon Estate has been working with Hackney Swifts Group to ensure that when the birds return from Africa in May to nest, they have a safe place to do so.

How to child-proof your rental home

Whether you are expecting a baby or your bundle of joy has just arrived, it is time to ensure your home is as safe for your child as it can be.

How to find the perfect rental property

Trying to find a new home can be tricky, with lots of factors to consider before you make your decision. Here’s our advice on how to find a home that suits you.

Using energy meters in your rental home

With the growth of renewables as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels, the dangers of climate change and the impact of global warming, there is a need for all of us to be more energy efficient.

New Year’s resolutions to improve the community

In the New Year we all start thinking about how we can improve our lives and the area that we live in. Hackney and De Beauvoir Town are vibrant communities and there are many ways you can connect with, support and contribute to it.

How social media can bring the Hackney community to you

Moving to a new country, a new area or new part of town can be daunting, but thanks to social media now offering real-time information at our fingertips, you can start to become part of your new community before you’ve stepped out of the front door. Following your...

Celebrating more than 25 years in De Beauvoir Town

Long-standing residents of The Benyon Estate were invited to a festive afternoon tea to celebrate the huge part that they play in the community. Tenants who have lived on the Estate for 25 years or more, enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea at De Beauvoir Block on...

Christmas in a house share; festive fun with flatmates

Many people spend their Christmas with their family or friends ‘back home’ which might mean long hours in traffic or long waits at the airport, spending large sums of money and taking some days off work. For those of you opting to stay at home, here are our tips for festive fun with your flatmates.

Ten top tips for tenants’ festive safety

With the holiday season approaching we’re all getting excited and ready to celebrate. We all want our houses to be cosy, beautifully decorated and festive. However, there are some rules we all should follow – Yule love our festive safety tips!

Christmas Competition T&Cs

  Terms and conditions This promotion is open to UK residents (excluding Scotland and Channel Islands). Internet access is required. To enter: Reply to the competition question on the main Facebook page using a comment below the competition post. Submit your...

Meeting the new teams at the De Beauvoir Block

Business tenants at the new De Beauvoir Block have enjoyed an exclusive opening party (Thursday November 23rd 2017) with some of Hackney’s most up-and-coming creative firms. The borough of Hackney reportedly has more creative people than any other local authority area...

The Story of the De Beauvoir Deli

In 2009, lifelong De Beauvoir Town resident, Harry Davies, 35, gave up his job in production management to provide his community with a shop selling quality, fine food and coffee. The De Beauvoir Deli Company, 98 Southgate Road, became a stalwart of De Beauvoir Town....

Before and After De Beauvoir Road Refurbishment

Number 78 De Beauvoir Road, built circa 1840, has survived two world wars and been called home by tenants including, most recently, Charles Dickens’ great great granddaughter, sculptor Sophie Dickens. This year, a new lease of life was injected into the Grade II...