Do you need an energy (efficiency) boost?

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As the weather (hopefully) warms up and the “Beast from the East” becomes a distant memory it is easy to forget how cold our homes and workplaces can be when it’s freezing outside. However, from April 2018, there are new regulations affecting both residential and commercial properties. Before marketing a property for sale or rent […]

Experienced Residential Conveyancer

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We are looking for an experienced residential conveyancer to join our growing property team. Ideally someone with qualifications who would work full time but we are prepared to be flexible if the right candidate comes forward. We can offer excellent pay, good prospects and first rate working conditions. This is a fun place to work!

Auctions – a great way to buy or sell property but only with proper advice!

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Buying and selling property at auction is always popular and does have a lot going for it. Whether you are a buyer or a seller you avoid all the issues to do with “chains” and you either secure a deal or don’t on the day itself. Whether it’s a one bedroom flat or a city […]

Thinking of taking on a new commercial lease ? Here are some points to consider ….

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Often the first thing we as solicitors see when instructed on a new commercial letting for a tenant are the already agreed “Heads of Terms”, being the starting point for the basis of the legal documentation.  Unsurprisingly, these can often be heavily landlord biased and therefore it is always advisable to engage your solicitor early […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax Changes – First Time Buyer’s Relief

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Following the recent budget announcement, if you, and anyone else you’re buying with, are first time buyers of a residential property you can now claim relief on purchases: made on or after 22 November 2017 where the purchase price is no more than £500,000 You will pay: 0% on the first £300,000 5% on the remainder […]

Broken Chain

Breaking up is hard to do……

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Many commercial leases contain break clauses allowing a landlord or a tenant to choose to end their lease early. A break may arise on specified dates or it may be exercisable at any time provided that the party exercising the break gives a minimum amount of notice. Exercising a break sounds simple enough but, in […]

Greedy man

Protect your property from Fraud -NOW

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Property fraud is where someone pretends to be the owner of a property and effectively steals that property by taking the actual owners identity and either selling or mortgaging the property without the true owner’s knowledge. They pocket the money and disappear leaving the true owner to face the consequences. This type of fraud is […]

Fountain pen, pocket watch on a last will and testament.

Why probate?

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  Reports about the controversial plans to increase probate application fees payable after death have hit the headlines recently. They had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales and critics have called this a tax on death. The general election has put paid […]