Author Archives: Dawn Sandoval

Help! I think I rented through a dodgy agent!

Q.  I have just rented a property from an agent that I am now beginning to have concerns about. Having already moved in I now feel anxious that he doesn’t seem to be regulated at all as I still don’t … Continue reading

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Houses with ground rent?

Q.  I recently reserved a brand new house from a developer and it should complete in the spring. I particularly decided on a house as I am currently in a Leasehold flat and the service charge and ground rent are … Continue reading

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My chain has fallen apart – what now!?

Q.  I am in the process of selling and upscaling to a larger home and have found myself involved in a chain. At first I wasn’t too concerned but five months in and the person at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Additional Licensing Scheme coming to Tower Hamlets

News broke last week that from the 1st of April 2019, Tower Hamlets Council will be introducing an ‘Additional’ licensing scheme for multi-occupied premises under the provisions within the Housing Act 2004. This Additional Licensing Scheme will cover the whole … Continue reading

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Stamp duty on a second home.. is it worth it?

Q.  I am exploring purchasing a buy to let property for investment, but I am not really sure I quite understand the stamp duty land tax implications for second homes, I want to be sure I recognise what I am … Continue reading

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Should I really invest?

Q.  I would really love to get involved in the Buy to Let market especially given the impact Brexit has had on the sales market. There seems to be so many bargains around right now with prices lower than I … Continue reading

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Are company lets worth it?

Q.  My agent has just contacted me with an offer on my rental flat but its from a company not an individual and they are making all sorts of demands like an option to renew for three years as well … Continue reading

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Dawn on current market conditions

This week I want to talk about the current sales market conditions. Obviously, we have been on a downturn for a couple of years now with house prices slowly declining since Brexit hit. I’m delighted that Vendors have now got … Continue reading

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Deposit dramas

Q.  My tenants have just moved out and left my property in a dreadful state, not only have they not cleaned the apartment, but they have also left behind various pieces of old furniture that I now have to try … Continue reading

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Is purchasing a parking space really worth it?

Q.  I am purchasing a brand new property off plan and although I don’t have a car myself I am wondering if it’s worth paying the extra fifty thousand pounds for a parking space as I intend to rent the … Continue reading

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