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Stamp duty on transfer of property between spouses
Transferring your beneficial interest in property is common between spouses and civil partners, especially when looking to utilise each other's income tax free allowance (read our other article on Capital Gains Tax on Property for Married Couples). The stamp duty on transfer of property...
21/09/2018
Capital Gains Tax on Property for Married Couples
Do you need help evidencing an unequal share of property for Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? We specialise in the transferring of property between married couples for CGT and our solicitors can help you with: Drafting a deed of trust for Form 17 Transfer of Equity...
17/09/2018
Can I pull out after exchange of contracts?
We are often asked “Can I pull out after exchange of contracts?” and the answer is yes, however if you do pull out then be prepared to bear the costs. The reason for this is that under the standard conditions of sale (click to view a specimen of these), there are forfeit clauses that...
14/09/2018
No Fensa Certificate for Windows - can you get one retrospectively?
It's not uncommon to find out, during the legal enquiries stage of your conveyancing process that there's no FENSA certificate for windows (double glazed windows and/or doors) of a property you're looking to buy. Either the seller has lost their FENSA certificate or they installed double glazing...
12/09/2018
When do you pay your house deposit?
The 10% deposit payable on exchange is what you'd most likely think of first regarding deposits and buying houses but there's quite a few other deposits you'll need to budget for (and know when to pay) during your conveyancing process. Read on and we'll explain what needs to be paid and when so...
12/09/2018
Gifting Property - 4 ways to gift your property
Nowadays buying a first home can be difficult and it is understandable that parents who can help want to gift their property to their children to get them onto the property ladder. Whether you are gifting property in full or part, the legal process involved in gifting property to a family member is...
11/09/2018
How Long Between Exchange and Completion
How long between exchange and completion can be any time which is mutually agreed between all parties in the chain, (although 2 weeks is the most frequent time period). A Property Chain is the term used for all of the buyers and sellers connected via various sale and purchase...
11/09/2018
Selling a Freehold Interest in Flats – Section 5 Notice
If you're a freeholder and considering selling a freehold interest in flats, you'll firstly want to get a RICS freehold valuer to give you an up-to-date valuation of what your interest is worth. Then, you must - with a few exceptions discussed below - serve a Section 5 Notice on qualifying...
04/09/2018
Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor Mortgage
The joint mortgage sole proprietor mortgage product is aimed at mortgage applicants who do not have the affordability to get a mortgage on their own but can do so with the help of a joint applicant. This means an applicant with a lower salary can get support from a family member, partner or friend...
03/09/2018
Joint Mortgage Sole Proprietor Stamp Duty Land Tax Implications
A Joint Mortgage Sole Proprietor arrangement can have second home stamp duty implications even if some of the joint owners aren't named on the legal title. The following article examines scenarios that could give rise to stamp duty land tax, however in your own case you are advised to speak to the...
03/09/2018
New Build Homes - What's different about the conveyancing process?
Need a fixed fee solicitors quote? We specialise in new build purchases for Help to Buy or Shared Ownership. We work with all the major developers including Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Homes and Berkeley Group. Get a Fixed Fee Conveyancing Quote* * New Build...
03/09/2018
Restrictive Covenant Indemnity Insurance Policy
A Restrictive Covenant Indemnity Insurance Policy is most commonly taken out by the buyer of a property where the seller, or a previous owner, has breached a restrictive covenant over the land. This type of policy is also called 'breach of leasehold covenant indemnity policy'. Download a...
03/09/2018
Stamp duty on transfer of property between spouses
21/09/2018
Capital Gains Tax on Property for Married Couples
17/09/2018
Can I pull out after exchange of contracts?
14/09/2018
No Fensa Certificate for Windows - can you get one retrospectively?
12/09/2018
When do you pay your house deposit?
12/09/2018
Gifting Property - 4 ways to gift your property
11/09/2018
How Long Between Exchange and Completion
11/09/2018
Selling a Freehold Interest in Flats – Section 5 Notice
04/09/2018
Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor Mortgage
03/09/2018
Joint Mortgage Sole Proprietor Stamp Duty Land Tax Implications
03/09/2018
New Build Homes - What's different about the conveyancing process?
03/09/2018
Restrictive Covenant Indemnity Insurance Policy
03/09/2018
What to do when you have an Absentee Freeholder
03/09/2018
Leasehold Extension Section 45 Counter Notice - What happens next?
01/09/2018
London's Sales Volumes on Life Support: will the UK's follow? (Aug 2018)
31/08/2018
Lifetime ISA - help for first time buyers?
30/08/2018
Help to Buy Remortgage Difficulties - What Are Your Options?
24/08/2018
Mortgage Early Repayment Charge
24/08/2018
Selling a Property at Auction: What is the Conveyancing Process?
23/08/2018
Lifetime ISA vs Help to Buy ISA
22/08/2018
Lifetime ISA withdrawal - How do I make a withdrawal to buy a house?
21/08/2018
Joint Tenancy vs Tenants in Common - Pros and Cons
16/08/2018
Change from Joint Tenants to Tenants in Common
09/08/2018
Lease Extension Cost
08/08/2018