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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 […]

Why move to Leytonstone, E11?

Why move to Leytonstone, E11?

As some of you will know, Dockleys is marketing a new development in Leytonstone on behalf of the Heritage Estate Group. Leytonstone is an area that’s becoming increasingly popular with people in their twenties looking to move out of central and inner London. It offers good value for money, as well as a tranquil atmosphere, […]

Self-build in Japan: the Osaka House Project

Self-build in Japan: the Osaka House Project

Don’t worry – I’m still selling and renting property in East London! But a former client of mine has embarked on a very exciting house building project in Osaka, and I’ve been avidly following his blog and reading about all the developments. Tom and I first met in 2010 when he was buying a flat […]

Buy to Let mortgages – an overview

Buy to Let mortgages – an overview

With more people now renting than owning their homes, rental properties are in demand. Not only that, but the London property market continues to grow steadily, making London property a relatively sound investment. If you have the spare capital to put down a deposit on a property other than your home, now could be a […]

Selling property in East London – make the most of your storage unit

Selling property in East London – make the most of your storage unit

The longer we live somewhere, the more stuff we accumulate. Some of it is probably useful, some of it may have strong sentimental value. But when you’re selling your home, an excess of possessions simply becomes clutter. Clutter, however much loved, creates the impression that the property is too small and there’s nowhere to put […]


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