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We can help with your remortgage to utilise cash from your property

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Raising money on your bricks and mortar is something our property team regularly advises upon, a recent survey shows that homeowners are remortgaging and the main reasons are; raising money to invest in buy-to-let properties, home improvements and to...

Conveyancing Solicitor warns of Japanese Knotweed ahead of the Stamp Duty Deadline

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In the rush to meet March 31 Stamp Duty deadline homebuyers are being warned not to rush ahead assuming the property they are buying is not affected by Japanese Knotweed. Whilst viewing properties during the winter months it is easy to focus on the...

Government set to revamp Leasehold costs

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Revised legislation of the current leasehold system in England is set to limit the cost of extending a lease which in turn will help people with short leases worried about the large costs involved. It is believed these new government proposals could affect...

Move Quickly in 2021 and Make the Most of the Stamp Duty Holiday

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Homeowners are urged to get house sales agreed, to get moving and to get conveyancing solicitors instructed as soon as possible in the New Year to save money on stamp duty. The biggest rush on this Christmas is not the supermarket or the shops, it’s...

Can a House Move be Completed before Christmas?

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Can we be in for Christmas? That’s the question most home movers ask from autumn onwards as property solicitors see a flurry of activity with clients hoping to buy and sell in time for the holidays. The weeks leading up to Christmas are crucial for...

Stamp duty's been slashed! Is it worth buying a holiday home?

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On 8 July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a cut to stamp duty that could save holiday home buyers up to £15,000 if they complete the purchase before 31 March 2021. The government raised the threshold on stamp duty to £500,000, in a move to...

What happens to your mortgage if there are negative interest rates?

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With the Bank of England’s base rate being at an historic low of 0.1%, there is talk that we will soon see negative interest rates. In the past, Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, had not been in favour of such a step but has admitted...

Conveyancing gets a speedy update

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The process of buying a house is changing gradually during 2020 as the more traditional conveyancing systems make way for electronic communication, artificial intelligence-based processing and digital registration services. The Land Registry has...

Corona Clauses and the process of buying a house

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It was a strange sight this spring and early summer with ‘FOR SALE’ boards not popping up all over and estate agents' offices closed. Many buyers dreaming of more outside space, or spotting the ideal house on daily walks turned to...

Stamp Duty Land Tax Changes

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The whole property industry waited with bated breath to hear Rishi Sunak’s Spring statement yesterday. Lots of speculation suggested a change in Stamp Duty Land Tax but exactly what that change was to be was waited in anticipation! No Stamp...

The effects of Covid-19 on the housing market

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The coronavirus pandemic will have long term implications for all aspects of the residential housing market. As restrictions are gradually lifted, the sector is starting to operate again, albeit under social distancing measures. But with the Chancellor...

It's Time to Get Moving House Again

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It’s been a tough few months for everyone, but if you were about to move from a second floor flat to a house with a garden and it was postponed in lockdown it may have been a frustrating few months. Now the property market is back in business and we...