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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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Concern over falling first time buyers

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A recent report that suggests the number of first time buyers is falling concerned me. The research by Rightmove said that 22% of potential buyers are looking to buy their first home in the next year, compared to 31% at the same point last year. ...

Buyer's market as property prices decrease

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Our ‘topsy-turvy’ housing market seems to be continuing after a new survey from RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) showed that house prices are beginning to fall amidst a stalling economy. According to RICS, since July there has been...

Budget brings new hurdles for home owners

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For the second time this year, the Budget delivered surprises and extra tax implications for home owners. For private landlords with buy-to-let properties, the Government’s announcement on Capital Gains Tax meant they could breathe a slight sigh of...

Market boosted as HIPs shown the door

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When Communities Secretary Eric Pickles gave Home Information Packs (HIPs) the red-card last month, most people involved in the property industry – buyers and sellers included – gave a huge sigh of relief. HIPs were...

Creative ways to get on the property ladder

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The lack of funding available for home buyers at the moment means that first time buyers have to be ever more creative in their quest to get on the property ladder.   Some may be able to tap into the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ to get that...

The budgets winners and losers

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The dust may have settled on this year’s Budget but the effects on families and home owners could be felt for a lifetime after major changes were announced to Stamp Duty and the Inheritance Tax threshold.   We all know that the rise and...

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