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18Jun 2015

It was one of the most divisive policies of the coalition Government in the last parliament and has caused untold pages of newspaper copy pointing at its inherent unfairness. The bedroom tax is seen by many as an attack on the disadvantaged and most vulnerable in our country whilst others have pointed to the fact […]

19May 2015

It has been one of the major election issues for people in London and the surrounding Home Counties, particularly those trying to get onto the housing market for the first time. Surging prices mean that the average cost of a terraced house in Essex is in excess of £214,000 and one bedroom flats are going […]

18Apr 2015

For anyone buying a house it can be a stressful time and understanding the rules and every little transaction can often be confusing, particularly if it is your first time. One of the more bemusing charges that you will likely incur is stamp duty land tax which is applied on any property purchase over £125,000 […]

08May 2011

In March 2010 the Chancellor brought in an exemption on stamp duty for first time buyers on properties up to the value of £250,000. Indications are that this exemption will end in March 2012 so for first time buyers it is essential that completion of their property purchase takes place by March 2012 otherwise they […]

16Apr 2011
The Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Certificate “EPC” It is the responsibility of the Selling Agent (or the Seller on a private sale) to produce this on sale and is indeed a legal requirement. Remember, when you have purchased a property, and completion has taken place ensure that you have kept a copy of the EPC as it […]