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Conveyancing Process – What ID does your solicitor need?
One of the first stages in the conveyancing process after instructing your solicitor is to provide them with your ID; both photo and proof of address. Whereas historically this was required to be in original format solicitors are more and more using technology to confirm who their client is -...
14/12/2018
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...
14/12/2018
Should you get building regulations indemnity insurance
Building Regulation indemnity insurance is one option available to a buyer when the seller of a property has completed unauthorised building works to their property and can be obtained from just £10.00. Common types of work that require building control sign off are: Installation of a...
14/12/2018
SRA Transparency Rules: a better residential conveyancing market?
All residential conveyancing firms had to comply with the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA Transparency Rules from 6 December 2018 under threat of enforcement action; but will these new rules mean a better residential conveyancing market? NB The rules affect residential conveyancing...
14/12/2018
Insolvency Indemnity Insurance
Insolvency indemnity insurance is a requirement for most mortgage lenders where the title to the property is subject to a deed of gift or if the previous transaction completed undervalue within the 5 year period. You can read our article here on the process for transferring property undervalue....
12/12/2018
Exchanging Contracts
Download your FREE Pre-Exchange Checklist From organising your buildings insurance to signing off on the seller's protocol forms, our checklist has everything covered so you don't miss anything. Download your free Pre-Exchange checklist by...
11/12/2018
Gifted Deposit Receiving Money from Overseas
Looking for conveyancing using a gifted deposit from overseas? Our conveyancing solicitors have years of experience in enabling our clients to buy their homes using gifted deposits from overseas sources. You'll be kept up-to-date throughout your conveyancing...
11/12/2018
Stamp Duty Land Tax for Staircasing
There are 2 ways you can pay for your shared ownership stamp duty land tax (SDLT): Pay a one-off sum - this is called a Market Value Election; or (like most shared ownership buyers) Pay any stamp duty due in stages (this is where the term staircasing is used). By opting to...
11/12/2018
Building an Extension: Our Simple Guide
Building an extension is an exciting prospect as you'll benefit from more space and hopefully, an increase in your property's value. The downsides are the time it takes to complete the extension, issues with the local planning officer and under budgeting. The best advice is to plan properly and to...
05/12/2018
Gifting Property - 4 ways to gift your property
Do you need help gifting property? Our solicitors specialise in gifting property as concessionary (undervalue) sale and purchase and work with all mortgage lenders. Get a conveyancing quote to gift property * * Fixed Legal Fee – No Sale No Fee –...
05/12/2018
November 2018 - London On Its Knees
Worst sales volumes for a July in the capital since Land Registry records began (1995) Help to Buy London initiative failing Is it time to abolish 2nd home stamp duty? [All statistics which follow are the most recently available figures from the Land Registry and the Bank of England...
29/11/2018
Concessionary Purchase
Looking for a Concessionary Purchase Conveyancing Quote? Our specialist Concessionary Purchase conveyancing solicitors are on hand to help you complete your transaction. We offer highly competitive fixed fees and we'll work with you to reach your deadline....
28/11/2018
Staircasing Process
01/11/2018
Help to Buy Application Process
31/10/2018
Help to Buy Conveyancing Solicitors
31/10/2018
Help to Buy Equity Loan
31/10/2018
Shared Ownership Valuation
31/10/2018
Home Move Utilities First Time Buyer
30/10/2018
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
23/10/2018
Licensed Conveyancer or Solicitor - Who should you choose to do your conveyancing?
18/10/2018
Flood Risk Report
17/10/2018
Heylo Housing Shared Ownership
17/10/2018
Solicitor for buying a house
17/10/2018
Can a mortgage offer be withdrawn after exchange of contracts?
16/10/2018
Heylo Housing: Staircasing Your Home
16/10/2018
Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor Mortgage
16/10/2018
Solicitors email hacked - How to spot and combat cyber crime!
16/10/2018
Splitting up with partner? Are you due money from the property?
16/10/2018
Splitting up with partner? Who must pay the mortgage?
16/10/2018
Warning: conveyancing scam could cost you £1,000s
09/10/2018
Birmingham House Prices Outstrip London
08/10/2018
Can I force the sale of a jointly owned property?
05/10/2018
Help to Buy Remortgage Difficulties - What Are Your Options?
04/10/2018
Claim back stamp duty? How to get a stamp duty refund
25/09/2018
Stamp duty on transfer of property between spouses
21/09/2018
Capital Gains Tax on Property for Married Couples
17/09/2018