Passing the Time with Pinterest: Décor Dreams During Your Property Purchase

As conveyancing solicitors, we spend a great deal of time fielding emails and calls from people who would like to have moved into their new home a week last Tuesday. Can you blame them? We can’t. Buying property can be a long, tedious process, and at some points it can feel like there’s no light […]

Divorce and Property Transactions: Can You Name a More Stressful Combination?

Welcome to January, the month of fresh starts, new gym memberships and relationship breakdowns. (Fun fact! The first Monday of the year is dubbed ‘Divorce Day’ by those who work in family law.) We appreciate that this might not be the most cheerful way to kick off our blog for the year, so you’ll have […]

Could Your Dream Cornish Cottage Be Sitting on a Copper Mine?

Cottage on the cliffs

Being generally of a northern persuasion, we must admit that Cornwall can sometimes feel like a bit of a dream to us. Like you, when we think of it, we often imagine picturesque cliffsides, gorgeous beaches, delicious pasties, cream teas…. and extra conveyancing searches. Alright, alright, we’ll admit that the extra searches might be a […]

A alsa agas krowji hunros Kernewek bos owth esedhva war Bal Kober?

Cottage on the cliffs

Kyn hwir yw dre vras ni dhe vos a berswadyans kledh hag yma agan pennsodhva yn Pow Evrek, a wrussowgh godhvos yma golok yn Kernow dhyn ynwedh? Usi, henn yw gwir, grewgh agan tewlel imach ow pewa war alsyow marthys ha trethow splann, ow tybri te dehen ha pastiow kepar hag i dhe vos yn-mes […]

Commercial Conveyancing: Giving Dirty Dancing a Run for their Money

We’re aware we’re making it sound like Strictly Come Dancing come to life…well, it’s actually kind of in a similar ballpark. Or should we say dance hall? Commercial conveyancing has nothing to do with shimmying your way to the top but rather  preparation for a slightly lengthy process to gain the property of your wildest […]

Kings Speech- Leasehold and Rental Reform

Whilst we’re interested in the history of property and land, at Newport Land and Law, we also keep a keen eye on the significant changes in the legal landscape. Charles III has had his first crack at a King’s Speech and property was very much on the agenda. Here is our (hopefully straightforward) precis: The […]

Think Buying Land Will be Easier? We’re Here to Rain on Your Parade

If you’ve spent any time at all on our blog, you’ll be well aware that buying a house is rarely straight-forward. But, you might ask, surely buying land is a different kettle of fish?! After all, buying a field is just buying a field, right? Well, here we go again, Newport Land and Law, raining […]

My Career Ready Internship with Newport Land and Law

Introduction For four weeks I undertook an internship at Newport Land and Law. I was given the role of an office assistant where I was helping colleagues wherever possible to complete tasks. I answered phone calls from clients responding to queries. Furthermore, I helped scan documents and handle post. Each week I was given a […]

Getting Help to Buy Without ‘Help to Buy’

We think it’s fair to say that there have been much better decades to be a first-time buyer than this one. Why? Well, mortgage interest rates are seriously on the up, as are property prices. According to the Office for National Statistics, the current average property price is £288,000. Most mortgage companies require at least […]