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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.


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,...

Top tips for moving house

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Buying or selling a house can be a stressful time, it is important to choose the right legal team to act for you. Here are our top tips on how to make your house move go as smoothly as possible.  Find the right conveyancer The conveyancing association...

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...

Retired renters leaving the property ladder

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This was first published in the Wigan Observer, 27th August 2013 Property column by Tom Bridge, managing partner of residential conveyancing  at Stephensons Solicitors LLP The number of first time buyers rushing to join the property ladder is at...

Speeding up the house-buying process

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Recently there has been an issue that is slowing the house-buying process and making buying a home costlier than it should be. When clients of ours want to buy a leasehold property (e.g. part of a block of flats), we must, as part of the process, seek...

Budget brings aspiration for the nation

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For existing home owners and those with dreams of becoming home owners one day, the Budget 2013 provided some welcome relief to what is often an uphill struggle to find the hefty deposit now needed to get on, or move up, the housing ladder. In his Budget...

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