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Spring Property Moves

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Spring is always a busy time for making changes, it’s when houses go on the market with daffodils in the garden and a range of bank holidays to take advantage of a long weekend to unpack. At Pearson Solicitors we have a new...

Recent Poll finds support for 100% Mortgages

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RECENT POLL FINDS SUPPORT for 100% MORTGAGES Considerable support for 100% mortgages has been shown in a recent YouGov report showing that some 48% think that reintroduction of 100% mortgages is a good idea. 100% mortgages let people buy homes without...

Were you recommended the best solicitor for your house move?

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A job well done is the best way to please clients, according to property lawyer, Victoria Marshall. Choosing a conveyancer for your house move is a big decision and in a recent survey our clients reported high levels of satisfaction and...

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...

Moving home? The importance of an experienced solicitor

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Buying your first property, or even simply moving from one home to another can be stressful, especially as for most of us, it could well be the most expensive purchase we make. It’s important that you choose the right solicitor to take the stress...

Property fraud is on the rise

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Property fraud is where fraudsters try to ‘steal’ your property by pretending to be you and selling or mortgaging your property and leaving you to pick up the pieces. It mainly affects residential and commercial landlords. You will...

Spring is here - bringing out the daffodils ... and the house hunters!

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The daffodils are blooming, the days are getting longer and spring is officially here. Traditionally, this time of year sees a pick-up in the housing market as more people start to get serious about finding their new home. If you’re house hunting...

How to Make Home Buying and Selling Cheaper, Faster and Less Stressful

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The Law Society has responded to the Government’s proposals on how to improve the home buying process. In its formal response, which is broadly supportive of the proposals, The Law Society has made various recommendations. While it agrees...

New Legislation Planned to Deal with Leasehold Properties

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The government has announced a package of measures to crack down on unfair leasehold payments and high ground rents. Setting out the proposals in a written statement made on 21 December, Mr Sajid Javid, London's Lord Mayor, said that: "It is clear...

Christmas Dinner and a Spot of House Hunting after Pud?

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A recent article in The Times* reported a record rise in "festive browsing" on house hunting sites such Rightmove, Zoopla and OntheMarket. If you're thinking of moving house, the Christmas period is an ideal time to start searching for your...

Scrapping of Stamp Duty Welcomed by First Time Buyers

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Following today's Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond has abolished stamp duty with immediate effect for all first time buyers, recognising that house prices are increasingly out of reach for many and in a bid to put an end to the UK housing crisis. Mr...

Government Acts to Improve Home Buying Process

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The government has launched a consultation into making the home buying process cheaper, faster and less stressful for those involved. Government consultation During the consultation process, the government wants to hear...

The UK drops in the buy-to-let rankings

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The UK has fallen ten places in the rankings of Europe’s best countries for property investment. The list is created by payments firm,WorldFirst, which ranks the average available yields on buy-to-let investments measured by rent as a percentage of...

Is it Better to Fix Your Mortgage Now?

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With the imminent rise in interest rates, those thinking of re-mortgaging need to act now to get the best deal as many lenders are removing their lowest priced products off the shelves. The reason for the rise in interest rates is that it is costing lenders...

Another example of property fraud ... and some tips if you are thinking of equity release

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A recent fraud case has highlighted how important it is to take legal advice before releasing equity from your property*. Edwin McLaren and his wife Lorraine were found guilty of property frauds that came to a total of £1.6 million. The police inquiry...

House prices to slump in 2017?

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Recent figures suggest that house prices are set to slow during 2017. Property prices grew by 5.7% in the year to the end of January, slower than the annual growth of 6.5% in the previous month. In January, the average UK home was valued at £220,260....

Victoria's conveyancing blog: I'm on the move - to Ashton!

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I’ve got exciting news… I’m moving to our newly refurbished, Ashton offices to develop Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisor's conveyancing services. From 13 March, I’ll be based in Henry Square Chambers on Old Street....

Buy to Let Properties, A Pension, Portfolio or Headache?

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Your Invitation to our latest Seminar Property for Profit, a Pension or a Headache? Where: Denton Golf Club - Manchester Road, Denton, Manchester, M34 2GG When: March 15th - 10am -11.45am RSVP:...

A word about online forums

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Free guidance from online forums might not be the reliable legal advice you expected. It never ceases to amaze me that people place their trust in online forums when they need advice about a legal issue! I suppose I should have started...

An increase in fraud in conveyancing transactions

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An increasing number of home purchasers are being conned out of their money towards the end of the conveyancing transaction. Cyber criminals pose as solicitors or banks and email house purchasers requesting account details. The purchaser, believing the...

Conveyancer's blog - tips if you're thinking of buying or selling your home over Christmas

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As Christmas edges nearer and the year draws to a close, we're all busy buying presents and sorting the house for Christmas. But, once the turkey is eaten and the family starts to relax, many people start to consider finding a new home. Maybe,...

Conveyancing Blog: some tips (and a little bit of help) for first-time buyers

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I have much sympathy with first-time buyers: most will have spent years saving for a deposit and hours deliberating on whether to take this huge step into home ownership. I can well remember getting my first mortgage offer: I was excited about being able to...

How long does it take to sell a house these days?

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A recent study has found that the average house in the UK now takes 91 days to sell. The figure is cited in the ‘City Rate of Sale’ report conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) and the Post Office, which examines the...

Charity begins in Oldham thanks to kind hearted Solicitors

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The first charity cheque was presented to Action Oldham Fund managed by Action Together this week as part of a charity initiative with Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers. The year-long charity event begins and ends in...

A conveyancer's blog - what it's really like to move house

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Victoria Marshall is one of our conveyancing team. In Autumn 2016, she shared her own experiences of moving house. By blogging about some of the issues and niggles that arose after she made an offer on her new house, Victoria gave...

Local Housing Market buoyant after Brexit

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A national estate agency has recently completed analysis of the UK housing market post Brexit and says the outlook is positive The analysis, which is based on a daily sample of over 500,000 actual properties for sale in the UK over the...

INSIGHT: Saddleworth Makes It To Top Spot In Homes Survey

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The North West is the top spot for families in a recent North v South survey, with one area on our doorsteps, Delph, Saddleworth, making it to the top five places in the UK to have a family. The Family Friendliness Index, by Property Detetective.Com, looked...

North West is buy-to-let hotspot

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Property investors are looking North according to HSBC and Manchester is top of the list when it comes to buy-to-let investments. Pearson’s advise many buy-to-let landlords as they build up property portfolios. Commenting on...