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Why move from London to Hertfordshire?

Why move from London to Hertfordshire?

Over the twenty years I’ve worked in the South East property market, I’ve noticed a strong trend in people moving both into and out of London. London’s an amazing city, but there comes a time in many people’s lives when they want a larger place to live, maybe with some outdoor space too. This might […]

Why buy property in an East London skyscraper?

Why buy property in an East London skyscraper?

I can’t help but feel excited at the new buildings springing up all over East London. The capital’s skyline has changed so much over the last ten years, with new tall office buildings springing up in the City, and residential and mixed-use developments arriving across the East End. Living in a tall building isn’t for […]

What tenants should expect from a property inspection

What tenants should expect from a property inspection

If you’re new to renting, you might be surprised to hear that your home is going to be inspected every six months. In fact, property inspections are a standard procedure listed in the tenancy agreement. They’re a great way of keeping communication open between landlords, tenants and estate agents. They protect the interests of landlords […]

Kingsland Road, Hackney – a new office for Dockleys

Kingsland Road, Hackney – a new office for Dockleys

Exciting times are ahead for Dockleys as we move to our new office on Kingsland Road in the London Borough of Hackney. Why move to Hackney? Everyone wants to live in Hackney. (Even the people who say they don’t secretly do.) It’s easy to see why: it combines a great location with a great atmosphere. […]

I’m self-employed – will I ever be able to own property?

I’m self-employed – will I ever be able to own property?

It’s a common misconception that lenders won’t give mortgages to people who are self-employed. In fact, that’s not strictly true. Many lenders will consider lending to self-employed borrowers – you could be closer to owning property than you think. I’m not a mortgage broker so everything in this blog is based on my own experience. […]

Selling a leasehold property – what you need to know

Selling a leasehold property – what you need to know

If you own leasehold property and want to sell it, it’s important to understand about leases before you start. In this blog, I run through the key things you need to know about selling leasehold property What’s the difference between freehold and leasehold? If you’re lucky enough to own freehold property, it’s all yours until […]


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