Can Brexit frustrate a lease?

July 29, 2019

While Brexit may be frustrating for many people, whether it can frustrate a lease has recently been reviewed by the High Court. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is the European Union (EU) agency responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the EU. In 2014 it took out a 25 year […]

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Can My Local Conveyancing Solicitor Help With Conveyancing Overseas?

July 25, 2019

There has been a rather large boom in the number of residents that are choosing to purchase property overseas. Considering recent exchange rates and factors such as Brexit in the UK, homeowners are looking to cut their losses and travel further to find their perfect home. Property overseas for a relatively moderate-sized family can be […]

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Why Is Trespassing an Offence More Serious Than You Think?

May 8, 2019

When you think of criminal offences, trespassing usually doesn’t make the top of the list. It is one of those acts that are not regarded as high-profile cases. However, the law doesn’t treat such offences lightly even if the person who has been caught trespassing has not been aware that they are committing a criminal […]

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Solving Disputes over Commercial Property Ownership

February 21, 2019

Although you try your best to avoid them, issues can occur whilst being a business owner without warning. Most of these disputes can be rather unique and not necessarily straightforward to deal with, especially with regards to commercial property. What’s most important when these problems arise, however, is that they are dealt with efficiently in […]

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5 ways to increase your chances of getting on the property ladder

January 28, 2019

The property ladder feels like a climb many are unable to tackle in the UK. The amount we need to save is larger than ever before, with Halifax estimating that the average deposit has doubled in the past 10 years, however, it’s not impossible to get on the property ladder. Schemes such as Help to […]

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First time buyers: How to get on the property ladder

June 15, 2018

Contribution sharing tips for first buyers on how to get onto the property ladder in the UK.   Buying your very first home can be both an exciting and daunting experience. With so many factors to consider, each as important as one another, it’s no surprise that it can be a challenge for many. However, there […]

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5 Potential Problems That Commercial Tenants Could Face 

June 13, 2018

This contribution is based on commercial property law and practice in England & Wales and generally. Renting commercial property for the first time is a big step for any business, not only because of the big financial commitment you’re making. With a large number of regulations and clauses in the lease, it can be easy […]

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Buy to Let mortgages – Practical advice following Bank of England interest rate rise

November 21, 2017

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates. What does this mean for buy-to-let? Can landlords mitigate the interest rate hike? Is now the time to remortgage? Portico London estate agents ask finance experts, Capricorn Financial, for their advice, plus their thoughts on the best buy-to-let […]

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How to compare the best mortgage rates following BoE increasing base rate

November 21, 2017

The Bank of England recently increased its base rate for the first time in a decade. This historic interest rate rise to 0.5% may have been expected – but it has raised lots of questions, nonetheless. What does the rise mean for mortgages? Is now the right time to fix? What does it mean for first-time […]

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5 Things Buy-to-Let Landlords need to know going into 2018

October 23, 2017

New regulations, tax changes and tighter lending rules are changing the buy-to-let market.  In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that landlords are clued up on their obligations and seriously savvy about minimising overheads. Portico have revealed 5 things that landlords or potential investors need to know as we head into 2018 – […]

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