Category Archives: Dawns Blog

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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Why haven’t I secured a sale?

Q.  My property has been on the market for well over six months now and it’s still not sold. My agent keeps telling me it’s the price but I think he’s wrong even though we have had multiple lower offers … Continue reading

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How much should I spend on my refurb?

Q.  I have just bought my first investment property which I am very excited about, but a few colleagues are saying I am going way over the top with the renovations and the furniture considering it is a rental property. … Continue reading

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Can I take someones place in their tenancy?

Q.  My friend’s flatmate wants to move out and I intend to move in and take his place. We have spoken to the agent managing the property and they have agreed this with the landlord, but they obviously need to … Continue reading

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Why are my references taking so long?

Q.  I am trying to rent a property and the reference agency that the estate agent is using seem to be taking forever to complete the process which has now resulted in a delay in my moving in. I keep … Continue reading

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House Vs Apartment

Q.  Can I seek your opinion on whether it’s more sensible to buy a house or an apartment? I’m a first-time buyer and it seems when I ask around my circle the apartment versus the house camp are equally divided. … Continue reading

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Co-tenants – who is entitled to the deposit?

Q.  My wife and I have been renting a property for the last couple of years but sadly our relationship has broken down and we are divorcing. I moved out of the property a few months ago leaving my ex … Continue reading

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Renovation rules

Q.  I am carrying out renovations on my property, a Leasehold and have just been told by the building surveyor acting for the Landlords of the development that I will need to get a ‘Schedule of Condition’ carried out for … Continue reading

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Do I need planning consent for my refurb?

Q.  I have just completed on a leasehold property situated on a very nice residential development and have plans to completely gut the place and start again, to include the removal of some non-load bearing stud walls. Given I am … Continue reading

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