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Can You Buy Your Parents’ House for Under Market Value?

You can buy your parents’ house for under market value. However, there may be some tax implications, as well as some other potential pitfalls. You need to be aware of[...]

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Why Use a Conveyancing Solicitor When Buying a Property?

A conveyancing solicitor or licenced conveyancer can identify any potential problems with your property purchase. This includes boundary issues, access rights, issues with the lease and even fraud. This gives[...]

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Buying a House as Joint Tenants vs Tenants in Common

In England and Wales, when you buy a property with someone else, you either buy as joint tenants or as tenants in common. There are significant differences between the two,[...]

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What Searches Do I Need When Buying a Property?

When buying a property, the basic searches you need are Land Registry searches, local authority searches, environmental searches and water authority searches. Your solicitor may also recommend some additional searches,[...]

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10 Step Guide to Buying a Residential Property

Are you buying a property? If so, take a look at our 10 step guide to buying a residential property in England and Wales. Conveyancing process for buyers Every conveyancing[...]

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Do solar panels affect the value of your home?

Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular , providing environmental and financial benefits, but homeowners should not rush to install. If you are thinking about it, there are two basic packages[...]

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What Does A Conveyancer Actually Do?

What does a conveyancer actually do? You probably already knew the role an estate agent plays in selling and buying property – marketing and advertising the property, accepting and mediating[...]

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A Guide to The 2016 Stamp Duty Tax Increase

As part of the recent Autumn Budget Review, the Government announced that from April 2016 there would be an additional 3% Stamp Duty Tax on all Buy-To-Let purchases over £40,000. Considering[...]

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What Is Exchange Of Contracts?

What is exchange of contracts? Exchange of contracts refers to the legal process of handing over the signed contract documentation relating to a house sale/purchase. During exchange, you solicitor will[...]

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