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Does the agent really need to reference a new flatmate?

Q.  I have been renting my apartment for the last two years and I have just spoken to my agent to let them know that my boyfriend would like to move in so they can check if the Landlord is … Continue reading

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How do I choose between buyers?

Q.  Help! I have two offers on my property and I have no idea what to do. The first offer is from an acquaintance that I have known for some time already lives on the development and I know is … Continue reading

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How should I refurbish my purchase?

I often get asked by investors or home buyers for advice with respect to renovations within their investments and homes with regards to the most lucrative improvements? Should we make the kitchen open plan or keep it separate? Should we … Continue reading

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Should I convert my loft?

Q.  I am thinking of converting the loft in my house to add another bedroom but wondering how easy this is with respect to getting planning permission, and will it result in my home being worth money in the future … Continue reading

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Showers vs. bath?

Q.  I’m currently refurbishing my one-bedroom apartment and have decided to remove the bath and replace it with a double shower instead. Given I intend to rent the property at some point in the future I was wondering if this … Continue reading

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Should I furnish my buy-to-let?

Q.  I have just invested in my first Buy to Let venture and beginning to get the property ready for my first tenant. It’s a brand-new property so needs everything except the white goods. A few friends have suggested I … Continue reading

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Does my estate agent really need all this personal information?

Q.  I am in the process of renting an apartment and am completely overwhelmed with how much personal information the Estate Agent is asking me to disclose. Apparently before they will even start the referencing process I must go to … Continue reading

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Do I need tenants insurance?

Q.  I am starting my first job in September and currently navigating finding a suitable rental. A few friends have recommended I also take out tenant’s insurance, is this really necessary and if so what would it cover? A. Entering … Continue reading

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Does my conveyancer need to be in the local area to my purchaser?

When purchasing a property and sourcing a solicitor I cannot even begin to share how important it is that you find one that is local to the area that you are buying in. Different regions, cities and areas experience a … Continue reading

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How do the new EPC rules affect me as a Landlord?

Q.  I have just heard that the government is changing the rules on the minimum allowance rating of an EPC from next year and that this could impact me as a landlord; can you explain what the proposal is and … Continue reading

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