Category Archives: Dawns Blog

Why should you live in Canary Wharf?

Canary Wharf is a vibrant hotspot with its sleek tower blocks dominating the city’s skyline and infectious atmosphere; there really is no place in London quite like it. On arrival at the tube station the escalators transport you into the … Continue reading

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Shared Ownership – the Pros and Cons

Property ownership has become increasing more difficult over the last couple of decades and what was once seen as a given by the older generations amongst us now seems like an impossible dream for the eager twenty and thirty somethings … Continue reading

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Catering to tenants demands

Q.  Every time I have a tenant change at my rental investment property it seems that the new tenants want something added or removed in terms of furniture and large expensive essentials. Quite frankly I am sick of taking stuff … Continue reading

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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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