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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
Seller left personal property in house - what can you legally do?
20/07/2018
Informal Lease Extension Process - What are the Pros & Cons?
17/07/2018
Ascot Lawyers in Administration
14/07/2018
Basic Deed of Trust
14/07/2018
Lease Extension Solicitors
11/07/2018
House valuation for probate
08/07/2018
Right to Manage Leasehold Process
07/07/2018
Basingstoke House Prices Reach Record High
06/07/2018
Brighton's House Sales Drop
06/07/2018
June 2018
29/06/2018
London's Luxury Market Takes a Hit
29/06/2018
Manchester's Falling Prices Benefit First Time Buyers
29/06/2018
Sevenoaks House Prices Draw First Time Buyers
28/06/2018
Milton Keynes House Prices Show a Healthy Increase
25/06/2018
Reading's Urban Prices Continue to Rise
21/06/2018
Deceased Joint Proprietor (DJP) - How to remove the joint owner from the Land Registry
19/06/2018
Guildford's Housing Prices Still On the March!
19/06/2018
Dangerous Cladding - Is your Flat Still Saleable?
13/06/2018
Land Registry Registration Fees
12/06/2018
Transfer of Equity Process
12/06/2018
Can I remortgage early?
06/06/2018
Epitome of Title: Deducing Title to Unregistered Land
05/06/2018
Personal Guarantees by Directors - Independent Legal Advice
05/06/2018
Interest-Only Retirement Mortgages
04/06/2018