Buying

Buying a Property in 2023: What You Need to Know

Buying a new home is a big step that comes with lots of considerations. Finding the right property in a good location at a price you’re willing to pay isn’t always easy and can take time. But when you finally move into your new place to start the next chapter of your life, all the hard work is worth it. Here are some factors to consider if you’re thinking about buying in 2023. Shifting...

Thinking about Downsizing? Here are Five Things to Consider

The number of downsizers active in the housing market has skyrocketed in recent months*, and is it any wonder? With steep hikes in energy bills, interest rates and inflation, many people feeling the squeeze are rethinking how – and where – they want to live. Downsizers are often stereotyped as empty nesters flying the coop to enjoy retirement. But due to economic issues, a wider variety of...

Practical Tips for Buyers Relying on the Bank of Mum and Dad

Every year, the Bank of Mum and Dad comes to the rescue by helping tens of thousands of first-time buyers get on the housing ladder. Last year alone, 46% of first-time buyers received financial help from their parents to purchase a property, with £8.8 billion changing hands (source: Savills). But for parents planning to assist their offspring, or children hoping to get a helping hand, there are a...

What You Need to Know if You’re Buying Your First London Home

If you’re thinking about buying your first home, congratulations! You’re about to experience a huge life moment and finally have somewhere to call your own. The first-time buyer journey is exciting, scary, overwhelming… it’s basically all the emotions. So, what can you expect? In this quick read, we take you through some of the initial steps of buying your first home. Money matters Whether...

Understanding the Building Safety Act 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA 2022) is an extensive piece of legislation. It includes the following provisions: Potential limitation of a flat owner’s liability towards building safety remediation costs. Requirements for the registration of all buildings more than 18 metres in height or more than seven storeys on a national register. Creation of a Building Safety Regulator with...

Buying a London Property? You Need a Mortgage Broker – and Here’s Why

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or looking to remortgage your property, getting a good mortgage deal is probably top on your list of priorities.    You could lose hours scrolling through comparison sites, frantically searching for high street lenders’ deals, and trying to find your latest payslips. Or you could do the sensible thing and get a professional’s help.    In this quick read,...

Mortgage Advice

Mortgage Advice Reliable and Personalised Mortgage Advice from our Partner, Capricorn FinancialAt MyLondonHome, we are dedicated to offering you comprehensive services to help you successfully navigate your property journey in Central London. While we specialise in helping you find your perfect home, we understand that arranging the right mortgage is an essential part of the process. That's...

How London Landlords Can Manage and Minimise Void Periods

All landlords must contend with void periods – they’re an inevitable part of having a buy-to-let.  So, it’s wise to budget for the costs associated with void periods and take precautions to stop them dragging on.  That’s because when your property is empty, not only will you be missing out on rent, but you’ll also have to cover the mortgage and utility bills (you’ll need...

Why Now Is the Right Time to Buy Property in Central London

If 2023 was the year you were going to buy a new home, it’s fair to say that the gloomy news headlines might have you rethinking things a bit. Is it the right time to buy? Should you rent instead? Should you move in with your nearest and dearest and hope they don’t mind?  It’s a tricky one. But when the housing market is rockier than a Bon Jovi concert, you might feel more apprehensive than...

Reduce Your Energy Bills And Boost The Value Of Your London Property

Energy is a hot topic. From price hikes to conserving energy, every day there seems to be a new thing to think about. And now, research has shown that being more energy efficient could even bump up the value of your home. Boiler company BOXT found that increasing the EPC rating of your home to C or above could boost your house price by 23%. So, if you’re thinking about selling your property, you may...

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