Electronic Signatures and Why They’re Well Worth Getting Excited About

Electronic Signatures and Why They’re Well Worth Getting Excited About

We’re two decades into the twenty-first century and have access to all sorts of futuristic tools and tech to prove ...
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An Update on the Cladding Scandal -Are High Rises Now Uninsurable as well as Unsellable?

An Update on the Cladding Scandal -Are High Rises Now Uninsurable as well as Unsellable?

Back in June we wrote an article about the ongoing cladding scandaland the fact that property in many high-rise buildings ...
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First Homes Scheme: Excellent News for Eligible Buyers

First Homes Scheme: Excellent News for Eligible Buyers

It’s not easy to get on the property ladder. Even before you add in the complicating factors of conveyancing and ...
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Overreaching, Second Trustees and When You Need to Know About Them

Overreaching, Second Trustees and When You Need to Know About Them

Many of us have spent the lion’s share of the last six months trying to juggle remote working, home-schooling children ...
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EPCs and New Builds, A Complicated Can of Worms

EPCs and New Builds, A Complicated Can of Worms

If you’ve had anything to do with house-hunting recently, you’ll likely be familiar with energy performance certificates (better known as ...
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Preparing to Buy: Announcing Our Ebook

Preparing to Buy: Announcing Our Ebook

Unsurprisingly enough, we talk a lot about property transactions around here. From joint ownership to leasehold reform, to septic tanks ...
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COVID-19: Impact on SDLT & its’ 3-Year Time Limit

COVID-19: Impact on SDLT & its’ 3-Year Time Limit

Given the news recently, and Rishi Sunak’s summer budget, everyone we speak to knows that there is something going on ...
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Stamp Duty Holiday Announcement

Stamp Duty Holiday Announcement

There’s a bit of good news today for those in the process of buying a new property or those who ...
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Why Choose a Solicitor: Musings on Legal Privilege and Secret Keeping

Why Choose a Solicitor: Musings on Legal Privilege and Secret Keeping

At first glance, buying or selling a house might not seem all that complicated. After all, surely it’s just a ...
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Safe as Houses? What you can do to protect yourself from Property Fraud.

Safe as Houses? What you can do to protect yourself from Property Fraud.

Fraudsters everywhere become more sophisticated over time because they have to.  Successful fraudsters never say “this is the way we ...
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The Cladding Scandal; Have High Rise Flats Become Unsellable?

The Cladding Scandal; Have High Rise Flats Become Unsellable?

Cladding was once simply viewed as an aesthetically pleasing way to brighten up a building. It was particularly popular for ...
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Radon - What is it and why do conveyancing solicitors keep banging on about it?

Radon – What is it and why do conveyancing solicitors keep banging on about it?

I do sometimes wonder whether, outside the conveyancing world, anyone has ever heard of radon gas.   It raises its head ...
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What are Lasting Powers of Attorney and Why Should You Have One?

What are Lasting Powers of Attorney and Why Should You Have One?

There’s an awful lot that’s uncertain in life. Whatever your circumstances – and wherever it is you imagine you’re heading ...
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An Important but Dull Update on EPC Changes for Landlords

An Important but Dull Update on EPC Changes for Landlords

Calling all landlords! You may well be busy at the moment preparing for possible lockdown… but we’d like to interrupt ...
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woman with cleaning products

How Covid-19 could affect your property sale or purchase
– our advice for clients

Ridiculous observations about Peroni Virus aside, there are some things we all need to consider in relation to Covid-19 and ...
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Why Buying a House is an Emotional Purchase, not an Investment

Why Buying a House is an Emotional Purchase, not an Investment

We’re pretty sure you’ll agree with us when we say that buying a house is different to any other kind ...
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Quick Sales Risk Losing Thousands

Quick Sales Risk Losing Thousands

The BBC have run a story recently about the perils of using quick sale estate agents to find a buyer(https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-your-money-51234455).   ...
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Property Prices and Groundwater: All on the Rise

Property Prices and Groundwater: All on the Rise

Shall we begin with a bit of good news? Oh, go on then. Analysis by the research team at Savills ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Our very first eBook is in production.

Our very first eBook is in production.

We'd love your help - click below. Purchasing Property: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Sanity Intact Our ...
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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 ...
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Serious About Septic Tanks; Why We’re Not Talking Out of Our Rear Ends

Serious About Septic Tanks; Why We’re Not Talking Out of Our Rear Ends

Serious About Septic Tanks Ninety five percent of homes in the UK are connected to the mains sewerage system. If ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why Wills are for the Living - (Serious Encounters with Public Transport)

Why Wills are for the Living – (Serious Encounters with Public Transport)

Yes, we’re afraid we’re going to talk about wills. Writing a will doesn’t sound as exciting as buying a house, ...
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What is a Solicitor?

What is a Solicitor?

Its ok for us in the law to think that this is readily apparent, after all a solicitor is a ...
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CQS accredited

We are quality – so says the Law Society!

Our clients probably don’t mind so much, but as lawyers we know that achieving membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing ...
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Japanese Knotweed and the Return of The Day of the Triffids

Japanese Knotweed and the Return of The Day of the Triffids

Remember The Day of the Triffids? If not, let us refresh your memory. The Day of the Triffids is a ...
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Completions and the Friday Myth

Completions and the Friday Myth

Despite the fact that I generally carry on as though I were a youngish 25, I have actually worked in ...
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Step Out of the Brexit Shade and into the Sunshine: <br>Why it isn’t a Bad Time to Buy

Step Out of the Brexit Shade and into the Sunshine:
Why it isn’t a Bad Time to Buy

Whichever way you fall on the Brexit debate, we can probably all agree that the issue has dominated the country ...
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Selling and Buying with Newport Land & Law: What’s it Really Like?

Selling and Buying with Newport Land & Law: What’s it Really Like?

by Katie Anderson-Morrison Buying a house is never as straight-forward as you hope it will be. There are mortgage applications ...
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Chris Walton

What is it with Lawyers…

Our Christopher is enlightening people with a fascinating talk about just what it is with lawyers. A qualified historian as ...
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Crystal clear – why price transparency matters.

Crystal clear – why price transparency matters.

You don’t work the former West Yorkshire coalfield for long without understanding that price is often a prospective client’s foremost ...
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Its our Anniversary

Its our Anniversary

ITS OUR SECOND BIRTHDAY! Its been a busy second year at NLL, we seem to be going from strength to ...
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When you need your lawyer to be less ordinary...

When you need your lawyer to be less ordinary…

We're here for you... There are a couple of things that you will find in common with everyone who you ...
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Proof of Funding

Proof of Funding

We are not just nosy, there are good reasons we ask where your money came from. Cleaning money. Money laundering ...
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Gifted Deposits

Gifted Deposits

Why “Bring your Mum” is not an unreasonable request from your solicitor and why it matters where your deposit comes ...
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Bricks & mortar – residential. Your experts in buying and selling houses

Bricks & mortar – residential. Your experts in buying and selling houses

Your experts in buying and selling houses Buying a house is the biggest investment you’re ever likely to make – ...
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Musings

Musings

I had wanted to work with Clive, my live-in-lover, for years.   I used to gaze wistfully into the middle distance ...
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A Short Word on ID and Money Laundering

A Short Word on ID and Money Laundering

We will ask you for your ID at the start of a transaction.   We will undertake anti-money laundering checks when ...
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Newport Land and Law arrive in Nostell

Newport Land and Law arrive in Nostell

We are delighted to announce that Newport Land and Law will shortly open offices at the stunning Nostell Estate development, ...
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Bricks & mortar – commercial. <br>Buying, selling, and leasing commercial property

Bricks & mortar – commercial.
Buying, selling, and leasing commercial property

Buying, selling, and leasing commercial property Even investment properties require you to invest emotionally as well as financially. Whether you’re ...
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Death & taxes. Trusts, wills and estates for looking after your children (and other cherished items)

Death & taxes. Trusts, wills and estates for looking after your children (and other cherished items)

 Trusts, wills and estates for looking after your children (and other cherished items) Some say it’s a universal truth that ...
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