Category Archives: Dawns Blog

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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Can my father pass his share of the property to me?

Q.  I have a property in the UK that I own 50% of as the co-owner and my father owns the other 50% and he now wants to pass his 50% equity share in the asset to me, this is … Continue reading

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Can my tenant use his deposit as the final months rent?

Q.  My tenant is vacating at the end of the month and his rent was due a week ago and he has still not paid. When I contacted him to draw this to his attention he boldly announced that I … Continue reading

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Is it the landlords responsibility to remove pests?

Q.  My tenant has just reported that they have discovered a moth infestation in their apartment and are demanding that I call out pest control. This is very strange as I was living in the apartment prior to the tenant … Continue reading

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How do I get around tenancy references?

Q.  I recently took six months out from work to do some travelling and I have just arrived back in London and need to find a place to rent and find a job of course. I have found a place … Continue reading

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Shall I sell up or hold on to my second property?

Q. I have just exchanged on a larger family home and was considering renting my current apartment. However, having crunched the numbers and considering the mortgage, service charges and any future maintenance issues along with tax and agency fees etc … Continue reading

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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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