The Sussexes and the Right to Buy

The Sussexes and the Right to Buy

So the Sussexes are leaving their jobs as royalty, to become financially independent and splitting their time between North America and the UK  but apparently they are keeping their home at Frogmore Cottage https://sussexroyal.com/about/. Refurbished at the taxpayers expense at a whopping £2.4m  fro...

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Leasehold Reform: Will it Be Worth the Wait?

Leasehold Reform: Will it Be Worth the Wait?

Leasehold Reform: Will it Be Worth the Wait? How do you feel about leasehold property? If you’ve bought or sold a property with this sort of ownership, or if you work in conveyancing, you’re probably rolling your eyes right about now. If you’ve never had anything to do with one, you may well be wond...

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A Cheery-but-Realistic Guide to Your Festive Transaction

A Cheery-but-Realistic Guide to Your Festive Transaction

A Cheery-but-Realistic Guide to Your Festive Transaction December 2019 Christmas lights, presents under the tree, Michael Bublé… and a house move? If you’re currently in the middle of selling and/or purchasing property, you might be wary of just how much of an impact the festive season is going to h...

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Changes to CGT on property disposals.

Changes to CGT on property disposals.

Changes around the corner for the CGT payment window and residential property? You’ve sold your buy-to-let property, congratulations! The paperwork is finally signed, the chain has miraculously held together and the words ‘survey’ and ‘exchange’ now conjure up a mild feeling of anxiety and fear; but...

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Joint Ownership of Property; is it All Just Semantics?!

Joint Ownership of Property; is it All Just Semantics?!

Not all property-buying partnerships look the same. And nor should they; this is 2019 not 1959. It’s common to choose to buy with a spouse or partner, but more and more people are making the decision to get on the property ladder with friends or relatives. It’s actually legally possible for a group ...

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Unexplained Wealth Orders, Explained

Unexplained Wealth Orders, Explained

There’s a lot of paperwork involved in buying property. This wasn’t always the case, but these days us conveyancing solicitors like to be doubly sure we’re getting everything right. Gone are the days of blissful ignorance; we now eat due diligence for breakfast. This means that, among other things, ...

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Trying to find a cashpoint at the bank of Mum and Dad?

Trying to find a cashpoint at the bank of Mum and Dad?

Its hardly High Street banking You know how solicitors are always asking personal questions?   Why did you do that?  When were you there?   Where is my cup of tea? Who did you get the money from? Well, if you’re buying a house, then it might well be from your parents.   According to Legal &amp...

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