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Our residential conveyancing solicitors 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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The process of transferring the equity in a property

Natalie Penman
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What is a transfer of equity, and do you need a solicitor? The conveyancing process for transferring equity in England and Wales involves the legal transfer of ownership or shares in a property from one party to another. This is typically done when...

Ban on new leasehold houses

Gary Jackson
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The introduction of a ban on new leasehold houses would be a welcome step forward, however the feeling is that these changes simply don’t go far enough. A tentative shuffle in the right direction rather than a giant leap. Currently around 1% of new...

The conveyancing process - what happens when you buy a property?

Rebecca Fletcher
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Buying a property can often be an exciting time. From house-hunting online to arranging those all-important viewings with the estate agent. But what happens once your offer has been accepted, and at what point will you get the keys to your new home? ...

What is stamp duty and what do the recent changes mean for prospective home owners?

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Stamp duty has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent years when it comes to homes and the property market. But what is stamp duty, will the recent changes help or hinder prospective home-owners, and is there actually a stamp involved? History ...

Are boiler documents really that important when buying or selling a property?

Natalie Waddington
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It is a regular enquiry that you will see solicitors raise when purchasing a property:  ‘When was the boiler installed and please provide an up to date gas service record’ . However why do we ask this question and why do we insist on it...

Support for first time buyers

Kimberley Parr
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With the cost of living increase being at an all-time high (at its highest rate in 40 years) stepping on the property ladder as a first time buyer may seem more daunting than ever. For many first buyers, it is possible they will pay less in monthly...

Government plans on right to buy

David Baybut
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Housing associations are already under considerable pressure to try and meet the shortages in housing stock. They face additional challenges with targets on net zero and remedial action following the Grenfell tragedy. This policy will not help fix the lack...

New Buying and Selling Property Information Form aims to improve selling process

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Earlier this year it was announced that a new Buying and Selling Property Information Form (BASPI) is in development. The form will contain all the information needed to sell a property in one place, improving the selling process and making transactions...

Top tips for a stress free house move

Natalie Bradley
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Buying or selling a house can be a stressful time and there can be several things that can cause the process to be delayed. Here are our top tips on how to make your house move go as smoothly as possible. Find the right conveyancer Your conveyancing...

What are the stamp duty changes and how will they affect me?

Natalie Bradley
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Last year, the government introduced a stamp duty holiday in an attempt to keep the property market moving through the lockdown. The changes meant that some homebuyers were able to to benefit from a £500,000 tax-free threshold, up from £125,000...

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