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Our residential conveyancing team comment on related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01616 966 229.

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House moves to resume

Natalie Bradley
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After 7 weeks of restrictions, it was announced yesterday, that from Wednesday 13th May house moves can resume if the ‘step by step guidance’ outlined by the Housing Secretary is followed. The public have been told that moving home...

Did you take advantage of the Help to Buy equity loan? Are you about to start paying interest?

Natalie Waddington
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In April 2013 the UK government released a scheme that would help first time buyers and home movers onto the property ladder by making homes more affordable. The scheme allows buyers to purchase a property with the assistance of the equity loan which...

Eight reasons why you might want to purchase the freehold of your property

Natalie Bradley
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There are an estimated 4 million leasehold properties in the UK. As long as eligibility criteria are met, legislation makes it possible to buy your freehold. With a flat you are buying a share of the freehold and 50% of the other tenants would need to...

How can first time buyers get onto the property ladder amid rising house prices?

Natalie Bradley
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The latest house price data compiled by the Land Registry, showed an average annual house price increase of 2.2% in December, with all regions of the UK experiencing an uplift. The surge in house prices over the last few months can often be frustrating...

Homebuyers and owners warned that Japanese Knotwood is spreading as a result of flooding

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In December last year it was reported that England had had its fifth wettest autumn on record. Following these reports prospective buyers are being warned to be extra vigilant when looking to purchase a property that is close to a watercourse or has...

Have you protected your home against fraudsters?

Rebecca Fletcher
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The ongoing fight against fraud is often at the forefront of our minds when it comes to banking, credit cards and, more recently, cybercrime. However, we don’t always think about property fraud and how criminals have sold or mortgaged properties...

Caveat emptor - just more legal jargon to confuse a house buyer?

Lisa Morgan
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Simply put, no. Whilst the phrase itself does derive from Latin origins, that is as flamboyant as it gets and it translates to “let the buyer beware”.  It applies to all property transactions, which are contractual agreements....

Help to Buy ISA programme will come to an end next month

Kim Parr
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First time buyers are being urged to take advantage of the government’s Help To Buy ISA (HTB) programme which will come to an end on the 30 th of November 2019. No new HTB ISA accounts will be opened after this date, and so with just over...

Is the conveyancing process different when buying a home through the help to buy scheme?

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‘I am buying my first home through the HTB scheme and I wondered if the conveyancing was any different to the normal conveyancing process when buying on the open market’ So is it complicated? Will it delay things? Questions that we at...

More affordable homes needed to help first-time buyers

David Baybut
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Thousands of first-time buyers have been helped by the stamp duty exemption, according to new figures  – but a drastic increase in affordable housing is still essential to help many more people get a foot on the property ladder. The...

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