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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? […]

Things to do in Shoreditch – Dennis Severs’ House

Things to do in Shoreditch – Dennis Severs’ House

One of East London’s best kept secrets is the curious world contained within Dennis Severs’ House. This is one East End house I will never have on my books – indeed, it should be preserved for the nation and is currently in the care of Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust. Severs, an artist, bought 18 Folgate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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