conveyancing solicitors

Relaxation of Planning Permission for Extensions

August 13, 2013

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) Amendment 2013 came into effect on 30th May 2013.  For a period of three years, between 30th May 2013 and 30th May 2016, homeowners may be able to build bigger single storey rear extensions onto their properties under the permitted development rules i.e. they would not […]

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Government Revise Home Extensions

April 17, 2013

The government are changing the bill for extending permitted development rights as many Tories voted against the plans. The bill to make it easier for people to add extensions to their home has caused controversy so is being revised. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles is looking to extend permitted […]

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Why you need a lawyer to move home

February 13, 2013

Guest post explaining why you need a lawyer to move home. Buying and selling property is one of the most common transactions that in the UK, but it is also one of the biggest financial deals most of us will ever be involved in. As with any transaction that includes large amounts of money there […]

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House price fall may help first time buyers

December 12, 2012

Guest post from NGL Solicitors, specialist conveyancing solicitors in Glasgow and Hamilton in Scotland.  The most recent figures from Registers of Scotland reveal a 2.3% drop in the average price of a house in Scotland, leading to hopes that the drop may help first time buyers. The statistics, which cover the second quarter of 2012, […]

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Ways To Check Your Conveyancer Is Legitimate

November 22, 2012

Buying and selling a property is a stressful process, therefore trusting a conveyancer may be difficult, however there are a few useful ways to check if your conveyancer is safe to use which will hopefully give you peace of mind. What is a conveyancer? First of all, it is worth understanding what a conveyancer does […]

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Conveyancing firms were concerned about being removed from a lenders panel according to a study

November 10, 2012

According to a research conducted by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) the biggest risk faced by conveyancing solicitors and firms was being removed from a lender panel. The findings have emerged after the regulator had visited to 100 firms over the summer most of who were members of at least one lender panel, said SRA […]

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Tenants of a social housing contemplating legal action against their landlords

November 8, 2012

After waiting for two months for their landlord to repair their leaking roof three angry tenants at three flats in Spalding have rounded on him. The heavy overnight rains since last Tuesday and Wednesday caused major damage to walls, ceilings, carpets and a fire alarm system for three flats in Market place run by social […]

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Recent court decisions putting administrators and landlords both to losses in the case of insolvent companies

October 9, 2012

Trade bodies for the insolvency and commercial property sectors, R3 and the British Property Federation (BPF) have called on the government to overturn the controversial court decision that prevents rent owed to a landlord before the appointment of administrators from being counted as expense of the administration. They said that in April the decision, in […]

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