5 Tips For Accidental Landlords

by Rizwan Osman on 8th May 2019

What is an accidental landlord? An accidental landlord is anybody who unexpectedly finds themselves renting out a property. For whatever reason, they’ve become a landlord by accident, and they soon discover that being a landlord is not as simple as doing the dusting, popping up an ad, and pocketing the rent. For example, there are over 150 laws protecting tenants, buildings and landlords Read more…

Easter Opening Hours

by Rizwan Osman on 17th April 2019

We will be closing as usual on 6pm on Thursday 18th April and we will be closed over the Easter weekend. We will reopen again on Tuesday 23rd April at 9:30am. For emergency maintenance requests during this period please call our office number -  020 8767 0022 An automated message will have our emergency number. For all non urgent requests please use our maintenance reporting system Read more…

What steps you should take when selling to a cash buyer

by Rizwan Osman on 1st April 2019

The process of selling property to a cash buyer is usually quicker than selling to a buyer who needs to secure a mortgage before they can purchase a property. With 42% of sales to London landlords now independently financed and requiring no mortgage, here’s how the process works. Which vendors seek cash buyers 1. Vendors who need to sell fast Mortgage lenders must satisfy themselves both Read more…

Six Costs To Consider When Selling Your Property

by Rizwan Osman on 4th March 2019

Selling a property – and possibly buying another property at the same time – is no walk in the park. The financial burden is heavy, and the emotional burden can be equally so. The more you can do to plan ahead and prepare for the sale of your property, the better. Planning and preparation will naturally involve setting aside money to fund the cost of selling a property (and buying another Read more…

3 ways to optimise the value of your rental property

by Rizwan Osman on 8th February 2019

Every landlord wants to get the most out of their rental property, so in this post, we’ll guide you towards optimising your property’s rental value. Rental value is a specific figure that is calculated by the formula: Rental value = ((Weekly rent x 52) ÷ property value) x 100. The optimised rental value is achieved when both the average weekly rent and the value of the property are as Read more…

How To Speed Up The House Selling Process

by Rizwan Osman on 9th January 2019

No property vendor wants the selling process to be long-drawn out and stressful, but in today’s market, where caution is the overriding sentiment, it can be inevitable. And this is true even if you have a desirable property in Tooting to sell. However, there are always things you can do to help speed up the house selling process, and we’ve outlined a few of them below. Choose an active Read more…

Have a Very Merry Christmas

by Rizwan Osman on 21st December 2018

We are closed from Friday 21st December at 18.00 & will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January at 09.30. Everyone at Credential would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Prosperous New Year.  

5 tips to make your Tooting property attractive to prospective buyers or tenants

by Rizwan Osman on 20th December 2018

Tooting is now considered a prime residential property destination. Though property prices have dipped slightly, largely due to uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the aspects which make Tooting such a desirable place to live and work remain intact. If you are planning to sell or let a property in Tooting, it’s important to make the most of it, no matter how appealing it already is. Below, Read more…