8 Things Every Landlord Should Know

Whether you’ve just bought your very first property in London or your fifth, being a landlord is a role where you can continually keep learning new things and facing new challenges. Other than keeping abreast of what’s happening in the property market, you also need to ensure that you’re following all the latest rules and requirements for landlords. Here at RIGHT-STEP Real Estate we’ve got...

How To Sell a Home in Need Of Repair in London

Just because your home is a fixer-upper, that doesn’t mean you can’t sell it for a great price. There is a huge market of family DIY-ers and developers that would love to snap up your home and give it a refresh. Here at RIGHT-STEP Real Estate, we can help sell any property, no matter the condition. But if you’re worried about buy-ability, check out these tips on how to sell a home in need of...

Do Home Improvements Really Add Value?

Well, the answer to this question is ….. maybe! Some might, and some are unlikely to. Some may add to the value, but some may be valuable in other ways. So, here, we at RIGHT-STEP Real Estate take a look at whether all home improvements are equal. We have bags of experience in property in and around London, so if you need some expert advice on exactly what could add value to your home, just get in...

5 Ways Landlords Can Increase Their Rental Yield

You’ll probably know this already if you are a landlord, but if you don’t yet, you should get to know it – because rental yield is important! But, what is rental yield and what do you, as a landlord in London need to know about it? Put simply, rental yield is a way to measure the return on your investment. There is your gross yield and your net yield, which are both important, but take...

5 Ways To Add Value To Your London Property

For homeowners in London looking to add value to their property, house extensions and renovations are pretty much guaranteed to do the job. But what if you’re a homeowner without the time and/or budget to invest in a full-blown extension? We often get landlords asking us this very question: how can I add value to my property with minimal effort and a limited budget? So, the team at RIGHT-STEP Real...

How Long Do I Have to Respond to an Offer on my House?

While there isn’t a specific rule about how long UK sellers have to respond to an offer, it’s best to get back to your buyers as quickly as possible. These decisions shouldn’t be rushed. But, for buyers, putting an offer in on a property is an exciting time. The quicker you respond, the easier it is for them to maintain their excitement about buying your home. Plus, if you accept the offer...

7 Home Selling Myths…Busted!

When it comes to selling your home in London, there’s a lot of overwhelming information and old wives tales out there, and it can sometimes be difficult separating the fact from the fiction. Advice often comes from well-meaning friends or family members who are just trying to be helpful, but in reality, they are not property experts! Our team at RIGHT-STEP Real Estate are all experienced property...

5 Tips to Make Your House Look Larger

For many people, buying a bigger house in London or building an extension is an unaffordable dream, but being short of space doesn’t mean you have to feel squashed in your home. Here are 5 tips to help you make your house look larger. 1. Declutter Nothing makes a room feel smaller than unnecessary clutter. Whether it’s paperwork and magazines lying around, or kids’ toys strewn across the...

Chingford

Chingford is a town in east London situated on the edge of Epping Forest and located in the county of Essex. It is just over 8 miles from the centre of London. The town expanded considerably in the late 19th century becoming part of London’s postal district in 1856 and an urban district within the urban conurbation of London in 1894. Chingford takes its name from the River Ching which runs through...

As A Seller, What Do I Need To Know About Capital Gains Tax?

If you’re selling a property in London, you may have heard about Capital Gains Tax and may be wondering whether or not you’re liable to pay it. As experts in property, our team at RIGHT-STEP Real Estate are on hand to give you all the guidance and information you need. Capital Gains Tax – An Overview Capital Gains Tax (or CGT) is taxation on the profits if you sell an asset that has grown in...

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