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Gazundering – what it is and how to avoid it

Gazundering – what it is and how to avoid it

When a buyer has their offer accepted, but lowers it before the sale is completed, it is called gazundering. It’s a rotten practice and unfair to the seller but, unfortunately, gazundering is perfectly legal. In this blog, I look at why gazundering happens and what you can do to avoid it. Why does gazundering happen? […]

Do I need to let my property through an estate agent?

Do I need to let my property through an estate agent?

This is a question that many new landlords ask themselves. Certainly, there is no legal requirement to let your property through an estate agent. Knowing that there will be fees to pay for the estate agent’s services, some landlords choose to go it alone. But in reality, this is usually false economy. Letting a property […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why work for Dockleys?

Why work for Dockleys?

I set up Dockleys as an East London estate agency in 2017, selling and letting residential and commercial property. Since then, it’s gone from strength to strength, meaning that I have to recruit people to help me! I’ve got some great team members already and I hope to find even more. Here’s why you might […]

Marketing property in East London? Here’s why social media is an important part of the plan…

Marketing property in East London? Here’s why social media is an important part of the plan…

When I was first selling property a decade or so ago, internet property searches were in their infancy and social media hadn’t even been invented. But times have changed, and like many East London estate agents, I’m finding that social media is a great tool for selling property. Here’s why…. Social media is a cost-effective […]

Dockleys goes to Cannes for the MIPIM 2019 property expo

Dockleys goes to Cannes for the MIPIM 2019 property expo

March 2019 will see the thirtieth MIPIM conference in Cannes. MIPIM is the property market’s major international exhibition, with over three thousand exhibitors and countless visitors. Who is going to MIPIM 2019? This year, the big attraction is the opening address from Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the UN. Exhibitors include a company that […]

Why buy new-build property in East London?

Why buy new-build property in East London?

Dockleys have been working with a number of developers recently to sell new build property in East London. There are many reasons why newly built houses and flats appeal to buyers, from practical matters like brand new boilers to more emotional ones like being the very first person to live there. In this blog, I’ll […]


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