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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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How the new SDLT rates may effect single-home owners

Are you planning on moving home after March 2016? Don’t let the new Stamp Duty Land Tax changes make your move more expensive than necessary.  If you’re a single home[...]

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