Bats and Conveyancing: We’re Not Just Flapping About It

Bats and Conveyancing: We’re Not Just Flapping About It

Let’s be honest, if you’re preparing to buy a house, you’ve probably considered all sorts of things that might go wrong. Structural problems and illegal extensions will likely have crossed your mind, as will unregistered deeds and bizarre rights of way. If you’re particularly partial to conveyancing...

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Specialist Professional Services

Specialist Professional Services

Conveyancing is a complicated business sometimes.   Whilst plenty of houses have little on their title but the address and the name of the owner,  there are also, at the other end of the scale, the exam question style properties,  the ones that have bats, and crested newts in the pond, and which are...

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A Million New Homes by 2024: Promise or Pipe Dream?

A Million New Homes by 2024: Promise or Pipe Dream?

We’d like you to cast your minds back.  Forget, for a moment, lockdown, tier restrictions, face masks and Covid-19. Instead, we’d like you to place yourself back in November 2019, when we were all freely gallivanting around in groups of six or more awaiting the General Election. (Yes, that really wa...

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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 contract law, there’s the not-at-all-small issue of actually being able to afford it. Studies have shown that it’s cheaper to pay a monthly mortgage than to rent a comparable property, an...

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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 and dealing with a general sense of existential angst. Sounds like overreaching, no? Though we don’t doubt it feels that way… that’s not quite the sort of overreaching we were think...

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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 EPCs). If you’re unsure, they’re the brightly coloured charts that usually come up once you’ve finished flicking through all the interior photos on Rightmove. Som...

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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 and radon searches… you may be of the opinion that we’re always banging on about it. Of course, we’d argue there’s good reason for this. Buying a property – whether...

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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 with Stamp Duty. Our article https://landandlaw.co.uk/stamp-duty-holiday-announcement/ deals with the threshold updates.    For the record, this is not the sort of exciting topic tha...

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