FAQ's

I Don’t Have Any Income, Can I Get A Mortgage?

I don’t have any income, can I get a mortgage? I don’t have any income, can I get a mortgage? If you have an income, you are far more likely to get a mortgage. However, this doesn’t mean if you are unemployed you cannot get a mortgage. It will, however, be much harder, so check […]

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Do You Pay Tax When You Sell A House?

Do you pay tax when you sell a house? Do you pay tax when you sell a house? You will not pay Capital Gains Tax when you sell, if you meet all of the following: You have one home and you have lived in it as your main home the whole time You have not […]

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Can a Company Buy a Property?

Can a company buy a property? Can a company buy a property? If you are a contractor or a business owner, you may have considered buying property through your business. However, you first have to look at the advantages and disadvantages and seek professional guidance  – we are always happy to offer impartial advice, to […]

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What is Right to Rent?

.We answer an important question ‘What is Right to Rent?’ ‘What is Right to Rent?’ Right to Rent places restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing rented accommodations in England. This is done by making all adult occupants prove that they are in the UK legally before they are granted a tenancy. This can be checked by […]

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What to do if you have a loss of Water Supply In London?

What to do if you have a loss of Water Supply In London? By Greater London Properties Information from Thames Water If you are experiencing problems with your water supply, please consider the following questions. This will enable you to identify if there is a problem with our water or your pipework. Is your inside […]

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How do I replace halogen light bulbs?

How do I replace halogen light bulbs? By Greater London Properties   It is the tenant’s responsibility to change the bulbs in your property. Normal and halogen bulbs can be purchased from most hardware shops. Halogen bulbs usually come in two types; GU10 and G9 (or bi-pin). Both have two pins, but the GU10 screws […]

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Is my landlord responsible for pest control?

Is my landlord responsible for pest control? By Greater London Properties  It is a tenant’s responsibility to carry out pest control and to prevent the likelihood of mice entering a property. Traps and bait can be bought from most household stores and supermarkets and are very reasonably priced. If pest control does become a major […]

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What do I do if I have a Pipe Leak?

What do I do if I have a Pipe Leak? By Greater London Properties  Place a dish or bowl underneath the leak. Pull back any carpets and lay down newspapers or towels to absorb any dampness. When pipes burst 1    Turn off the water supply – turn off the main stopcock (diagram to the right).  […]

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What do I do if I smell Gas?

What do I do if I smell Gas?  By Greater London Properties  If you can smell gas, here is what to do. –          Open the doors and windows to get rid of the gas –          Check to see if the gas has been left on unlit or the pilot light has gone out.  If so, […]

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How To Turn Off Your Electricity

How To Turn Off Your Electricity By Greater London Properties  If you need to turn off all electricity (e.g. because of water penetration), use the main ON/OFF switch on the electricity consumer unit (fuse box). Checking your fuse box Modern electric circuits are fitted with a circuit breaker fuse system. If a fault develops, a […]

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