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Maisonettes in East London – a quick guide

Maisonettes in East London – a quick guide

There are many reasons why people do and don’t want to move to maisonettes in East London or anywhere else – it’s really a matter of personal preference. In this blog, I’ll look at the pros and cons of maisonettes, as well as highlighting a few things that you should get clarification on before you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]


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