Category Archives: Dawns Blog

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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New HMO regulations from October 2018

Landlords need to be aware that the government is launching new regulations for HMO’s (Houses of Multiple Occupation) from October 2018. With significant growth in the private rented sector and many landlords converting smaller properties for use as HMO’s the … Continue reading

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How do I ensure I choose a good quality tenant!?

Q.  What do you think I can do to protect myself from dodgy tenants? I’m a first time Landlord and have become increasingly nervous about the thought of allowing someone to rent my home, I’ve seen all the nightmares that … Continue reading

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