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Licensed Conveyancer or Solicitor - Who should you choose to do your conveyancing?
Choosing whether to use a Licensed Conveyancer or Solicitor when buying a house is confusing; especially if you don't know the difference. You may assume that it is best to choose a Solicitor near in the hope that they'll know your home and understand the local market. The fact is that regardless...
Flood Risk Report
A Flood Risk Report is an assessment of how likely it is that the property you're intending to purchase will suffer from flooding at some point in the future. It is estimated that as much as 10% of residential properties are not insurable at standard rates (JBA). A lack of affordable flood...
Heylo Housing Shared Ownership
Thinking of using Heylo Shared Ownership? You are always required to get a RICS property valuation for your dwelling at the start. Our organisation offers a countrywide, reliable RICS valuation service with great availability and fast delivery of reports. NB Although...
Solicitor for buying a house
Need a quote for a solicitor for buying a house? Our experienced conveyancing solicitors have helped thousands of our clients buy homes successfully, whether first time buyers or seasoned home movers.  Our fixed fees are truly fixed: there's no need to check any small...
Can a mortgage offer be withdrawn after exchange of contracts?
Most buyers think that when a mortgage offer is issued by the mortgage lender that it is guaranteed they will honour the lending facility. This is understandable considering the lengthy and exacting mortgage application process. The reality though is that the mortgage lender can withdraw their...
Heylo Housing: Staircasing Your Home
Do you need a RICS Valuation for your staircasing? Our nationwide network of RICS surveyors have expert local knowledge, ensuring that your valuation is highly accurate and delivered promptly. Click to book your Heylo Housing Your Home Staircasing Valuation* *RICS...
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...
Solicitors email hacked - How to spot and combat cyber crime!
Property solicitors find themselves under attack from cyber criminals using increasingly sophisticated techniques to obtain their clients' data. Conveyancing clients are a prime target for this type of scam as, in most cases, they hold a large sum of money that they are looking to use to buy a...
Splitting up with partner? Are you due money from the property?
Splitting up with your partner is a difficult situation which can be worsened if there is a dispute about whether you are due money from the property you've lived in together. If like many joint owners you didn't put anything in writing and based your joint ownership arrangement on trust then you...
Splitting up with partner? Who must pay the mortgage?
Couples who no longer want to live together must agree on who is paying the mortgage after separation. This can often be a challenge as emotions boil over during what can be a difficult time. What is worse is when one of the joint owners stops paying the mortgage and claims they don't have to pay...
Warning: conveyancing scam could cost you £1,000s
Update: increasing sophistication in conveyancing scams related to email hacking, please view this actual conveyancing scam email (received 9 October 2018) A woman lost almost £80,000 in a conveyancing scam when fraudsters diverted her completion monies to their own account. Some...
Birmingham House Prices Outstrip London
Birmingham's house prices increased by around £30,000 on average between April 2015 and April 2018, and most experts think that they are going to continue to surge.  However, as of October 2018, the Midlands metropolis was the most popular city area for first time buyers to get a foot on...
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