Category Archives: Dawns Blog

Dealing with demanding tenants

Q.  New tenants moved into my rental apartment twelve months ago and they have been happy so far with everything which has prompted them to renew the contract. However, following the renewal they asked for a few new additions to … Continue reading

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Investing for Dummies

Q.  My grandmother has left me a large inheritance and I have decided to invest it in property. I want to buy somewhere close to work but I have only been in London for the past nine months and really … Continue reading

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Can I trust the seller?

Q. I’m buying a property that I have had my eye on for a while and to be perfectly honest the seller has messed me around previously. My agent had agreed a sale a couple of months ago when the … Continue reading

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Help! I forgot to register my tenant’s deposit

Q.  Can you please help? I am a private Landlord with a few investments and have always been quite happy to Let and Manage the properties myself until now. However, I have found myself in quite a predicament. One of … Continue reading

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Can I trust this seller?

Q.  I fell in love with a property to buy a couple of months back, made an offer and was just to the point of it being accepted when the seller decided to change his mind at the last minute. … Continue reading

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I am new to the country – how can I secure a rental with no references?

Q.  I have just arrived from overseas and attempted to rent an apartment but given I am only on a short-term contract with my new employers for two months initially and my girlfriend does not have a job yet our … Continue reading

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How do I price my property?

This week I want to focus on the topic of setting the price when you decide to bring your property to the market and this applies equally to both sales and rentals properties. Naturally we all think we have the … Continue reading

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Lots of viewings and low offers but nothing acceptable: what is going on?

Q.  I have been marketing my home for sales for the past six months but have still not managed to have one acceptable offer come through. I have had lots of viewings and plenty of ridiculously low offers but still … Continue reading

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Do I really need to provide all this personal info when making an offer?

Q.  I have just made an offer on a property that I am keen to purchase but the agent has asked for me to firstly provide proof of my deposit and produce and Agreement in Principle from my Lender before … Continue reading

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How will the new EPC legislation effect me as a Landlord?

Q.  I recently heard that there is going to be some new government legislation surrounding EPC’s sometime soon which could affect Landlords like myself with respect to their rental portfolios. I am not absolutely clear on how this will impact … Continue reading

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