Tips for saving for a deposit when you’re buying property in London

29 January 2018

Saving for a deposit to buy a house in Hayes or anywhere else in London can seem like a daunting prospect, but by choosing a savings account with a good rate of interest, you will impress mortgage lenders and gradually build up the right amount of money.

Read on for more ideas on how to save money for a house deposit.

Trends in the London property market – which areas offer the best return?

26 January 2018

A CBRE study has shown that the prime central London property market is slower at the moment, with the real growth taking place in some of London’s outer boroughs. Southwark, Camden, Islington, Hackney and Newham are all areas expected to see at least 30% growth over the next decade.

Why invest in property in Royal Docks, East London?

23 January 2018

Royal Docks is a thriving area of East London, generating a great deal of interest from investors and tenants alike. Location, transport links and high quality developments make the area increasingly popular, with the result that the Royal Docks housing market has grown substantially since 2011.

Selling houses in London – should you choose the agent with cheapest fees?

19 January 2018

Most people selling property in London and the rest of the UK choose their estate agent carefully, and usually base their decision on the agent’s fees and valuation.

Some estate agents are trying to undercut the competition by offering staggeringly low rates, sometimes as low as 0.05%. While this rate seems attractive, it can often be a false economy that leaves sellers seriously out of pocket.

Why London house sales fall through, and how to make sure yours doesn’t

16 January 2018

Many people buying and selling property in London and the rest of the UK worry about the possibility of their house transaction falling through.

The main causes of sales falling through are survey results and long chains, but these issues can usually be avoided if you choose an experienced estate agent and you’re prepared to compromise on minor issues.