Deposit dramas

Q.  My tenants have just moved out and left my property in a dreadful state, not only have they not cleaned the apartment, but they have also left behind various pieces of old furniture that I now have to try and arrange to have removed. I am now in a battle with them with respect…

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. They have both given me excellent reasons for buying one over the other. Obviously from…

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 the apartment beneath me? Shopping around I understand that a surveyor can charge anything from…