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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 […]

14Sep 2016

Buying a house is more than likely going to be the biggest financial commitment you are going to make in your life. When you are in a position to put in an offer for a property you’re probably going to be excited and already thinking about how you are going to decorate it, what the […]

17Aug 2016

For many homeowners, that dead space in the loft is a perfect way to add an extra room to a property and also increase the eventual sale value. For growing families in particular, the option of moving home when a new baby arrives is often not viable or desirable. Spending money on a loft conversion […]

15Jul 2016

Buying your first house can seem a pretty daunting prospect. It’s the biggest investment and financial transaction that most of us undertake during a lifetime. You need to be certain, first of all, that it’s the option for you and there a number of issues to get in place, including that all-important deposit. Getting the […]

15Jun 2016

With the rise of online sites such as Zoopla and Yopa, much has been said about whether high street estate agents are relevant in this day and age. After all, you can go on a property site, browse all the details of a house and make an offer without even going to see a professional […]

17May 2016

If you are buying a second home from now on or are a buy-to-let landlord looking at a new property, this April has seen a significant change in stamp duty. For any additional residential property you buy there is a 3% surcharge which means you are going to have to pay more. Stamp duty on […]

12Apr 2016

While you could go to your local estate agent and get them to handle your new house purchase like everyone else, another option is to go to a property auction. It’s not a method of house purchasing that is risk free, however. You should carefully consider the pros and cons before taking part and you […]

17Mar 2016

April 2016 will see a rise in stamp duty that could affect both buy-to-let landlords and second home purchasers who will now have to pay more. This applies to those who live in England and Wales and was introduced by Chancellor George Osbourne in his Autumn statement last year. Largely seen as negative move by […]

23Feb 2016

If you have bought a Leasehold flat then depending on the term of the Lease you will, at some point, need to extend it. Once your lease falls below 80 years not only does the value  of your property begin to drop it becomes more expensive to extend the Lease.  This is because of the […]