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17Aug 2017

There’s no doubt that the financial crisis of 2007 sent shock waves through the world. Nowhere was this more evident than in the housing market. The impact on mortgages and their affordability and availability was a big part of this. Banks, trying to overcome huge financial losses, became less willing to lend and Government began […]

17Jul 2017

After last year’s increase in stamp duty for second home buyers, something that certainly hit the buy to let market, things have a been a little quieter on the tax and property front this year. Landlords are still finding their margins being squeezed, however, and there are some important legislative changes that came into effect […]

15Jun 2017

Many of us might have groaned a little when the General Election was announced a couple of weeks ago and sent every MP in the country into campaigning mode. It’s certainly been a tumultuous time when it comes to politics, not just here in the UK. But does an election have any impact on buying […]

15May 2017

The increase in the stamp duty charge for second homes is not only posing potential problems for buy to let landlords and second home buyers but could have implications for couples going through a divorce or separation. In what is undoubtedly a traumatic time in someone’s life, partners looking for a new place to live […]

12Apr 2017

There have been two major changes for home buyers that have had an impact over the last twelve months. The first was the introduction of higher rates of stamp duty for second homes which is particularly important to the buy to let industry and landlords. The second, a little more subtly, is the impact of […]

14Mar 2017

Home buyers often have the unreasonable belief that their property transaction will go through smoothly. When it goes wrong, it’s often tempting to blame the conveyancing solicitor. There are a number of factors that may cause delays or be problematic that mean a property transaction doesn’t go through in time or not at all, and […]

13Feb 2017

The Issue of Rights of Way and Shared Space One of the most common conveyancing issues faced today is the one of the right of way for shared space. The conflict usually arises between the person who owns the land and the individuals who are entitled to use it and have right of way. In […]

30Nov 2016

The biggest buzz amongst conveyancing solicitors in recent times has been the consultation set up by the Law Commission which is due to finish at the end of this month. This is looking at possible improvements to the Land Registration Act 2002 and it could have an impact on conveyancers across the UK. One of […]

17Oct 2016

Conveyancing solicitors got together recently to warn about buyers and sellers using email to manage their transactions. With concerns over possible fraud on the increase, many are pushing for a return to traditional post and fax rather than online options such as email and text. While email is suitable and expedient for getting in touch […]