The Gumtree Blog

Spruce up your garden this summer

Wednesday 24 July 2019, by

When the sun’s out, there is nothing better than having a good chill out in your garden. Whether it’s a BBQ with your neighbours or a spot of Sunday gardening that you fancy – Gumtree’s got the kit you need, for a fraction of the price. The best part is, you needn’t look any further …read more

These London creatives furthered their craft with the help of Gumtree

Wednesday 19 June 2019, by

At Gumtree, we’re always surprised at the wonders that our local communities have to offer – on our site you can find everything from top-of-the-range trumpets to vintage cameras to music lessons.  So, we set out looking for a storyteller to dig a bit deeper into the spirit of what Gumtree offers their community – and we looked no further …read more

The motherhood’s good: find the items you need just up your street

Monday 29 April 2019, by

At Gumtree, we understand that when you’re expecting, there’s a whole lot to prepare for – often with limited time and money. Cue our community of savvy mums, who’ve listed over 150,000 affordable baby and kids’ items on our site – from doll’s houses to cots. Using our location settings, you can find the perfect …read more

Celebrating Gumtree’s local community winners

Monday 8 April 2019, by

Here at Gumtree, we like nothing better than neighbours clubbing together to make their community a better place for all. That’s why we teamed up with Heart FM to give local groups and clubs the chance to win cash for their community. We’re proud to announce that 25 deserving community groups have now received their …read more

How much do you have in common with your neighbours?

Friday 22 March 2019, by

Over 80% of people recently said their community was a place where neighbours from different backgrounds get on well together. What’s more, the Gov UK survey found that 73% have a chat with their neighbours at least once a month. Sometimes it can feel like our hectic modern lives get in the way of community …read more

The Neighbourhood’s Good

Wednesday 16 January 2019, by

When was the last time you really interacted with your neighbours? In the increasingly fast-paced, disillusioned and atomised world we live in – community spirit is dwindling. We live metres apart from people, yet we feel worlds away. Everyday transactions are becoming increasingly impersonal, and the notion of shopping locally is dying out. Here at …read more

Find your Christmas essentials on the Gumtree BHF store

Wednesday 19 December 2018, by

Christmas time is a time we focus on being with loved ones, and before the relatives descend from far afield, have you thought about whether your home is ready? The gifts may be wrapped and the food order placed, but have you enough room at your table this year? Extra chairs and dining options are …read more

5 ways to prepare for a new tenancy

Thursday 13 December 2018, by

Like any good business owner knows, a successful operation involves a happy customer and vendor alike. It’s important that you cover your bases so you can start your relationship with your tenants in a positive way and see it through in good faith for the duration of their tenancy. Take advantage of the time before …read more

Improve your property ad with these top tips

Thursday 13 December 2018, by

When it comes to the business of new homes, the property industry can be daunting for landlords and tenants alike. A standout listing that’s complimentary yet honest is the best way to ensure the property hunting process is as seamless as possible. Below, we’ve rounded up a few top tips that should help you get …read more

Read these 5 tips before becoming a landlord

Thursday 13 December 2018, by

If you’re a property owner with room to spare, becoming a landlord for the first time may seem like a straightforward way to make a profit. Like any job, however, it’s not without its set of responsibilities – some protected by law – that should be taken seriously. In order to follow the rules and …read more