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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.


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

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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

Kimberley 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...

Nine steps for a stress free house move

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Moving house is notorious for being one of the most stressful experiences you can go through; the effort that goes into it, along with it being a huge life change, can feel incredibly overwhelming. That said, with some careful planning and preparation,...

Is there a catch with Help to Buy ISAs?

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At Stephensons, we provide expert legal advice to a wide array of individuals who are looking to take advantage of the Help to Buy scheme to get a mortgage on a new property. Would-be homeowners can also to take advantage of a Help to Buy ISA to get on...

Help to Buy ISAs explained

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In late 2015, the government launched the Help to Buy ISA scheme, which will provide house-hunters with a boost toward their cash deposit if they are able to meet a suitable level of saving. As experts in residential conveyancing , we regularly help...

Rent to own - too good to be true?

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With warnings that in just five years’ time only one in five people under the age of 35 will be able to buy their own home, it’s no wonder that politicians are making their future housing plans key to pulling in voters in the run up to...

A done deal? Not quite...

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This first appeared in the Wigan Observer on June 24th 2014. Picture the scene: you put an offer in for your dream house and the seller accepts it, the house is now yours – subject to the legal completion of course. But for an increasingly growing...

Will help to buy help?

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This was first published in the Wigan Observer on the 29th October 2013 The second phase of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme launched this month. It’s been brought in three months earlier than previously planned and is aimed at speeding up...

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