What can go wrong in conveyancing?

February 26, 2016

This new contribution is based on conveyancing legal practice in the UK including warnings on what could go wrong. Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property from one owner to another. It sounds simple, but there are many things that can crop up along the way that can extend or totally disrupt the process- […]

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How to Choose the Right Removals Company

February 25, 2016

Relocating or moving home is all about choices and decisions – choosing the right time, deciding on the ideal property in the most suitable area and at the right price! And of course it doesn’t stop there, financial and legal decisions continue right up until moving day itself, including how to achieve the move in […]

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Upcoming CPD Seminars for Property Lawyers (Commercial & Residential)

December 3, 2015

Looking for extra CPD hours? Needing to top up your team’s knowledge and expertise? These residential and commercial property seminars may be of particular interest to you: Leasehold Enfranchisement – 2016 Annual Conference London, 17 March 2016 A Guide to Client Reporting in Real Estate Transactions London, 1 February 2016 Manchester, 17 February 2016 Birmingham, […]

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Over 50% of leaseholders unaware of the rules on leaseholds – and it could cost them thousands!

November 19, 2015

A recent survey has shown property owners in the UK have a ‘shocking’ lack of understanding of the rules of leaseholds, due primarily to bad conveyancing advice. Research from law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp claims leaseholders don’t know nearly enough about how leases work, the rules on extension of leases and most disturbingly, the consequences […]

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The Hidden Legacy of Mining and Mineral Extraction in the UK

October 9, 2015

The history of Great Britain is built upon the foundations of local mineral extraction. Valuable commodities such as coal, stone and metallic minerals have been extracted from beneath our feet for millennia and it is the often hidden legacy of this industry that can cause problems for the ever-growing UK property market today. When you […]

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Are Landlords Unprepared for the Deregulation Act?

October 8, 2015

The Deregulation Act 2015, which has recently come into force, introduces a number of changes affecting private sector landlords. The act has been introduced as a response to the ever growing private rental sector, and concerns about ‘revenge evictions’ – where a landlord will attempt to evict when a tenant inquires about repairs. Shelter and […]

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What you need to know about property investment

September 29, 2015

Property has helped many people fund a fantastic lifestyle. The shortage of properties has led to house prices shooting up dramatically over the years. The popularity of property investment is perhaps linked to the fact that many people see getting into property as a way of making a great deal of money for very little, […]

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Buying a Property in England & Wales – A Guide to the Process

August 27, 2015

Buying a property can be a daunting experience especially if you are a first time buyer but once the process is broken down into steps it can seem a lot less stressful. Finding a property is the first big step to buying a house, you need to ensure that the house you have your heart […]

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Surging UK house prices spell challenging times for aspiring homeowners

August 11, 2015

House prices in England and Wales have soared to all time highs, surpassing previous records at the peak of the 2007 property boom, according to figures released from the Land Registry. The average cost of a property rose sharply by 1.1% to £181,619 in June and witnessed increases of as much as 5.4% per annum. […]

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What is the True Cost of Buying a House?

June 22, 2015

If you’ve decided it’s time to get onto the property ladder and have begun budgeting for a house, don’t be caught in the trap of thinking it is just the deposit you need to save for. There are a number of other costs that you need to factor into your calculations that you may not […]

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