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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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 are thinking of doing so in the next nine months. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the government will be temporarily scrapping Stamp Duty Land Tax payments on all purchases up to the value of [&...

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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 case of checking you know where the stopcock is, transferring some money between mortgage companies and handing over the keys? Well… no. We’re afraid the reality is rather more long-winded t...

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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 modernising the look of high-rise apartment buildings using timber, aluminium composites or paper/resin composites. Other than it perhaps marginally improving our view from tim...

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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 the general hoarding of hand sanitiser, pasta and toilet paper to bring you an important – if boring – piece of information. If you’re the landlord of a residential dwelling, you’ll ...

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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 of purchase. For one thing, you can’t pop into the supermarket for one on your way home from work, and they aren’t available on Amazon Prime. Rather, before you can even begin the process of [&helli...

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