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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
Conveyancing solicitors in London
19/12/2017
Property Valuation Survey
18/12/2017
What does a solicitor do for the seller
16/12/2017
Protection from failing to complete your house purchase on time
15/12/2017
Silver Shared Ownership Protection
15/12/2017
Conveyancing for £99 - The Scam of Cheap Conveyancing
13/12/2017
Conveyancing Glossary
13/12/2017
What is a Local Authority Search?
13/12/2017
5 top tips for fast conveyancing!
10/12/2017
Buy to Let 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge from April 2016
10/12/2017
Mortgage Glossary
06/12/2017
Getting a Mortgage When Self-Employed - Our 5 Top Tips
05/12/2017
Gifted Deposit Letter
05/12/2017
What are legal enquiries
05/12/2017
What is a Mortgage Valuation?
04/12/2017
Collective Enfranchisement (the purchase of your freehold)
03/12/2017
Auction Conveyancing - Our buyers guide
02/12/2017
Prescribed Information - Section 21 New Rules
01/12/2017
November 2017
30/11/2017
Putting a property into trust
30/11/2017
Buy to Let advice - The things you must know
29/11/2017
Environmental Search Report
29/11/2017
Festive conveyancing? Get your exchange of contracts in before Xmas!
29/11/2017
Attended Exchange of Contracts: Beware the Pitfalls
27/11/2017