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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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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...

New Help to Buy scheme set to be introduced from April 2021

Natalie Bradley
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Launched in 2013, the government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme has enabled thousands of people to purchase a new build home with only a small deposit, with up to 20% of the property sale price covered by a government loan, or 40% in London. To...

Why buying or selling a home might take longer than normal

David Baybut
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Under normal circumstances, it is generally accepted that the conveyancing process can take between 6 to 12 weeks to complete, but the process can be complicated by many factors, including now, the pandemic. When it comes to buying or selling a home,...

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...

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