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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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Tax changes are imminent for the property market in Wales

October 12, 2017

In April 2018, home buyers in Wales will be subject to a new property tax system, deemed financially beneficial for up to 90% of home purchasers. The new tax regime will see the introduction of Land Transaction Tax (LTT), which will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales. Like its predecessor, LTT will […]

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How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 

July 23, 2017

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Sales Director of Portico London estate agents, has spoken out about the possible effects of Brexit on the London housing market, saying, “I don’t think the triggering of Article 50 will affect the property market directly from today. In one sense it removes the uncertainty surrounding when Britain’s withdrawal process from the […]

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First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home

July 14, 2017

The following is a guide from a contributor outlining some things to remember when buying your first home:- Owning a home is embedded in the British psyche as one of our main ambitions. Not for us the bias towards renting held by some of our European counterparts such as Germany; no, we want to possess […]

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6 Top Reasons for Delays in the Conveyancing Process

February 22, 2017

When buying a home, there are a million and one variables that could cause the process to pause and you could find yourself in a lengthier process than you ever imagined. However, there are a few pitfalls that you could easily avoid in order to speed up the process. Thankfully we’ve compiled a few of […]

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Listed Building Buying Guide

January 18, 2017

When you’re considering a property, buying a listed building means inheriting a grand property steeped in history – but it also means having to be aware of the rules, regulations and issues surrounding listed properties. What is a listed building? A listed building gets its name from being on the National Heritage List, which deems […]

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