How to buy property in London by Ask the Experts

This event is back by popular demand. We have put together an expert panel of property experts to help answer all your questions. 

Do you fall into one of these categories? 

• Those, who are planning to buy their first property soon

• Those who bought their first property some time ago and now need to move 

• Those who believe they will never be able to get on to the property ladder

The common link between them is the unanswered questions they have.  Bearing that in mind we decided to put together an event for Interesting Listeners during which you will be able to get all your questions answered.  We will have an expert panel available: a Solicitor, a Property Finder and a Mortgage Advisor. 

All our experts work with people just like you on an everyday basis and they know what is happening in the market and able to answer on a wide variety of areas, such as; 

What’s involved in buying a property?

What do lenders do when making a decision about lending money?

What affects a lender’s decisions?

What exactly do you need to do before applying for a mortgage?

How can you ensure you can afford your mortgage and never get behind with the monthly payments?

What is the real cost of buying a property?

What are the hidden costs of being a homeowner?

How and where to look for your ideal home?

How can you get the best price from an estate agent?

What is happening with the property market at the moment?

What are the pitfalls to watch for when buying a property?

What is involved in the process of buying a property?

How can you budget in such a way that you always have money left at the end of the month? 


Our Experts:

Lina Bourdon, MD of City & Country Financial Services

“I joined the Financial Services industry in 2006 and saw it through both the good and bad times. Throughout my work as a Financial Professional I have met, spoken and provided my services to hundreds of clients which have led me to discover something very interesting and powerful about people and their finances:

People don’t actually have financial goals and objectives - they have life plans and dreams which require financial solutions so those plans and dreams can be achieved.

In City & Country Financial Services we believe that our job is to learn and to discover our clients` goals, plans and inspirations and help them make their dreams come true using Financial Planning tools, solutions and strategies.When selecting a mortgage there are many things to consider. For example, the three-year fixed deal you saw advertised may have an attractive rate, but if the upfront fees are too high it could prove comparatively expensive over the mortgage term.

And cost isn’t the only consideration. Flexibility matters too if your income is irregular or if you may need to move in the near future

Of course there’s plenty of information out there, but not all of it is reliable, and not much of it will relate to your specific circumstances

As whole of market mortgage advisers, we explain how each loan relates to our clients` particular needs and preferences. We’ll then search the whole marketplace for a deal that best matches their situation and needs. We work closely with all parties involved – from estate agents and valuers to solicitors and lenders – to make sure that everything goes smoothly and as hassle free as a home buying process can be!” 

David Coleman Conveyancing Executive Real Estate For Rooks Rider Solicitors

David Coleman Conveyancing Executive Real Estate For Rooks Rider Solicitors LLP
David has over 20 years experience in conducting residential property sales, purchases and re-mortgages as well as lease extensions,  freehold enfranchisement and he once had to draft a lease for an aeroplane.  

He works with Rooks Rider Solicitors who have the added expertise of a renown Tax Department as well as that of Wills, Probate, Property Litigation and Employment  Law specialists.  David deals solely with residential property and specialises in leasehold properties in London.  

He  has the reputation for being able to resolve problems rather than to walk away from them so if the property that you really must buy has a difficulty that makes it almost unmarketable, he should be able to give you the choice as to how you can proceed when others tell you not to.   

He regards each property as different and each client’s needs as different.  No two transactions are the same nor are they treated as such.  He acts for first time buyers, professional or overseas property investors and large PLCs, and those looking for a specialist when moving home or  investing in residential property. 

He dislikes the recent trend to commoditise property and the reliance on computer software to deal with the conveyancing process but nevertheless embraces the use of technology to carry out his job speedily and efficiently in the best interests of the client 


David Tillyer is the Founder and Managing Director of Easy Property Solutions

He brought a number of BMV properties at this time with the view to hold long term.In 2010 David sold most of his portfolio now holding a key number of high yielding investments.

Over the years David has sourced 100s of properties for his own portfolio includingmany investors. EPS was setup in 2011 to work with a number of key JV partnersand investor. EPS now sources 100s of properties through out the UK for its growingnumber of investors.

David has a successful back ground as a Head Hunter and Business Coach.However, Property has always been his passion. Over the past 10 years David has bought and sold properties in the UK and Europe. He now owns and manages his own portfolio of properties in the UK. He is an entrepreneur with specialist skills insourcing the most profitable property deals. David is working with JV Partners and acquiring new property investing. If you are looking for a good JV Sourcing partner he is the best.

Easy Property Solutions is the Leading Investor Property Portal and a key tool forevery serious investor.

David Tillyer is the Founder and Managing Director of Easy Property Solutions (UK)Ltd or EPS the Leading Investor Property Portal.


Do you know other First Time Buyers and Property Buyers? Invite them to our event, let’s get everyone’s questions answered!

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  • Shalini

    The meetup wasn't really about buying property in London, so much as about buying property anywhere in the UK. Given the title of the talk I was expecting more tips on how to specifically buy in the London market, which is very fast, competitive, aggressive and difficult. The information was of course applicable to buying in London, but I didn't think that there was much which would give you an edge.

    1 · May 3

    • Lina B.

      Good point, noted and will be taken into account for the future events - if we are invited again! :) On a serious note - your feedback is valuable, needed and much appreciated as only knowing it we can deliver more value next time

      1 · May 3

    • Jonny

      Re investing, this sound ideal. Looks like I missed a great talk!

      May 9

  • Rose

    Due to the topic, I expected more information about how to buy a property in London.

    1 · May 5

    • Lina B.

      Rose, you commented twice so obviously we did not give you what you expected - and I do want you to have your questions answered. Please email me all your questions to [masked] and I will come back to you with all information.

      1 · May 5

  • Edita

    I found this talk very informative even the topic was quite wide. Many things got covered: changes in mortgage rules, alternative financing options for buy to let, matters that should be considered from the legal side. Many questions got answered from the audience, so overall a well organised, interesting event.

    May 5

  • Rose

    I agree with shalini and Jenny. I think the title "how to buy a property in London" was a bit misleading because I was under the impression that the focus was going to be based on less challenging ways of going about buying a property in London. I think some of the information was useful though, such as the best geographical areas to buy in London.

    May 3

  • Parsefal

    Thank you Matt for an interesting talk, the team who spoke gave a really good presentation, and I would use their services and advice.

    May 3

    • Parsefal

      Thanks David, I was at the talk, and have your details and will keep up with your

      May 3

    • Parsefal

      wok and advice... Thanks

      May 3

  • Goha

    I would expect more details but i understand that there was not enough time.

    April 29

    • Lina B.

      You always can get in touch with us directly if you need more information or have questions Goha [masked]

      May 3

  • David J. Tillyer Property M.

    Hi Parsefal, I'm the property Investor from the talk. If I can be of any help please email me at [masked] or visit my website www.easypropertysolutions.co.uk

    May 3

  • Chris

    It was good but I think it was clear from some of the questions that it would have been useful to have had a lawyer specialising in conveyancing on the panel as well.

    April 29

    • Lina B.

      Chris, David Coleman is a solicitor who specialises in conveyancing. Or do you mean a surveyor - a person who does property valuation and full structural surveys?

      April 29

    • Chris

      I meant that there were legal questions coming up that I didn't feel the people at the front had adequate knowledge to answer. For instance the question about inheritance. Now that is not a conveyancing question - so maybe it was an accountant that was missing.

      I understand it's a tricky balance and in a 2 hour seminar, you can't cover all the bases.

      April 29

  • Matt K.

    What a great night! The video will be online shortly at http://www.interestingtalks.co.uk/ask-the-experts-business

    April 29

  • David J. Tillyer Property M.

    It was a great meeting last night I was very happy to see so many people interested in Property. FOr further info please go to www.easypropertysolutions.co.uk

    April 29

  • Lina B.

    Great event tonight and such a great audience! Thanks for all your questions!

    April 28

  • Diane

    really useful - picked up lots of tips on the practical side of buying a property plus David's talk has given a few things to think about on the investing side of things!

    1 · April 28

  • Sow Yong, W.

    Something came up so I won't be able to make it :(

    April 28

  • katja

    I won't b able to make it there till 7pm hope that's ok

    April 28

  • geri

    Hi matt, i wont be able to attend again which im gutted as i was looking forward to going will the speaker be providing any handouts? If so are you or anyone else attending able to send me it electronically...i am hoping to attend half day property event end of month though...matt are you able to give my ticket to someone on waitlist?

    April 28

  • Goha

    is there a possibility to attend the talk today? Maybe there is a waiting list ?

    April 28

    • Jessie H.

      Dear Goha,I just cancelled my ticket with Matt.See ,it might become available .best regards

      1 · April 28

    • Goha

      I just reserved the place, thank you for letting me know.

      April 28

  • Mitle P.

    Hi Matt,
    Will not be able to make it tonight in the end so my place is going spare!
    Sorry for the late notice but it will be difficult for me to get home now the tube strike has been confirmed!
    Until next time .
    Mitle

    April 28

  • Rachael *

    Hi Matt, I'm not able to make it sorry!

    April 28

  • Jo H.

    Hi Matt, can you confirm if this talk will now be starting earlier due to the tube strike? (As noticed your message below). Thanks

    April 27

    • Matt K.

      It will be starting at 7 as per usual. We are likely to not have a break and instead finish at 8:30.

      April 27

    • Jo H.

      Great! Thanks

      April 27

  • Matt K.

    1 · April 25

  • Matt K.

    Also make sure you check out the day workshop about first time buyers. Places are strictly limited for this. Also it only costs £30!!! http://www.meetup.com/Interesting-Talks-London/events/178542752/

    1 · April 24

  • Matt K.

    At this event there is going to be a lot of q&a. To ensure your question gets answered you can leave it here or email it to me directly at Matt at interestingtalks dot co dot uk.

    April 24

  • Matt K.

    Hey guys. The tube strike is due to start at 9pm on the evening of this event. If the strikes go ahead then we may look at starting the event 30 minutes earlier or something along those lines. This event will be going ahead regardless of tube strikes. Matt

    April 18

    • Lina B.

      It certainly will as we are not going to cancel it!

      April 19

  • Mary L.

    I am a bit confused about the time for this talk. One thing I saw said 6 p.m. for a 6:30 start, another says 6:30 for 7:00 pm start and another email shows 7:30. Please let me know the start time. Thanks.

    April 17

    • Matt K.

      The doors open at 6:30. The talk is 7-9.

      April 17

    • Mary L.

      Thanks for confirming.

      April 18

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