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Assistance available for first time buyers

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The thought of buying your first property can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. Luckily there is a range of options available to aid first time buyers wanting to get their foot on the property ladder. A first-time buyer is defined as an individual...

Registering Your Property for the 1st Time if Unregistered Title

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We all know that when purchasing a property you want it to be a smooth and stress free experience. Buying a property which has not been registered with the Land Registry can cause huge headaches and delays in a property...

House Hunting? Some Early Prep Could Speed up the Process

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The conveyancing process in the UK can be frustratingly slow for those keen to get moving. But it's not all about waiting for the paperwork to be sorted by the solicitors: the house buyer and seller can both do a lot in advance to speed up the...

Why Manchester Should be on Your Radar for Property Transactions

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Following an analysis by the HomeOwners Alliance, it has been revealed that Manchester property sales are three times faster than London. The free EstateAgent4ME tool tracks the speed of the property market, providing homeowners with a greater...

Are First Time Buyers Going to Benefit from the Budget?

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Ahead of next week's budget, there is pressure on the Chancellor to cut stamp duty for first time buyers with accusations that it is suffocating the housing market. A report from the London School of Economics said that stamp duty for an average-priced...

Help us help you! Important things to tell your conveyancer

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As conveyancers, we want to make your house-move hassle free and as smooth as possible. When you first instruct us, we will ask you all sorts of questions about the property. We’re not being nosey – we just need to understand every aspect of...

The alternative route to becoming a lawyer

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... and why it helps to have a supportive employer! This week we profile Sarah Major, a key member of our residential property team who specialises in conveyancing. When the recession hit the UK in 2007 and 2008, I was working for a national house...

Pearson's on-going support for Action Oldham

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Our support for Action Oldham is on a bit of a roll at the moment. As I write, we are just a few pounds away from reaching our £1000 target in our #zipwire challenge. Karen Piontek, Ian Wolstenhulme, Jade Hegarty, Rosie Aldcroft and Marie Pauley are...

Help for house hunters over the bank holiday

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May day bank holiday is here again! Whatever the weather, the extra day’s break from routine will encourage many people to get out there and do some serious house hunting. If you are new to the process of buying and selling a property, we have lots of...

Solicitors Welcome Government Plans to Speed Up Conveyancing

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The Government says it is looking to modernise the home-buying process to improve and speed up the whole process. These include a pre-contract financial commitment ‘which would be forfeit should the seller, without warning, raise the price or pull out...

Help To Buy ISA Gets Thumbs Up From Pearson Property Lawyers

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First time buyers are being encouraged to take up the Government’s Help to Buy ISA and Pearson’s property expert, Sarah Major, says she welcomes the move to encourage people onto the property market. “ January was a busy month for us with...

We Will Check Out Flood Reports Before You Buy A House

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As homeowners in the North West continue to mop up after the recent floods and keep a keener eye on weather forecasts we must also turn our attention to how it affects the long term property market. For those at risk recent weather events emphasise the...

INSIGHT: Christmas, Twixtmas and New Year House Moves

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Moving house in the New Year might be your 2016 resolution, but Christmas, Twixtmas and New Year are popular times to search for new houses. Last year there were 500,000 visits to online estate agents Rightmove on Christmas Day and 1.3 million on...

Moving House Does Not Have to Stress You Out

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Moving house comes at the top of the most stressful things to do in life, according to a recent poll, ahead of divorce and starting a new job. Based on adults who have moved within the past three years, the E.ON research found that...