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Lease Extensions - How Do I Extend My Lease?

Monday, 06 September 2021

If you own a property that has a lease then you will be aware that it has a 'term' which is how long the lease lasts. It is commonly accepted that once your remaining lease terms goes below 90 years you need to consider extending it.

Lease Extensions - How Do I Extend My Lease?

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Budget Announcements Affecting Property

Thursday, 04 March 2021

Following announcements by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, buyers and sellers can breathe a sigh of relief that the Stamp Duty holiday has been extended to the end of June.

Budget Announcements Affecting Property

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Stamp Duty Land Tax 'Holiday' - Time's Running Out

Tuesday, 05 January 2021

To help the economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) 'holiday' increases the SDLT threshold to £500,000 for property sales in England and Northern Ireland until 31 March 2021.

Stamp Duty Land Tax 'Holiday' - Time's Running Out

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Real Estate

Temporary Reduced Rates for Stamp Duty Land Tax

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

The Chancellor's recent announcement of a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) 'holiday' is good news for residential property buyers, whether you are first-time buyer or moving home.

Temporary Reduced Rates for Stamp Duty Land Tax

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus Restrictions on Moving Home Now Lifted

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The Housing Secretary confirmed that from 13 May, anyone in England can now move home, provided his guidance is followed - welcome news for estate agents, surveyors and individuals looking to move home.

Coronavirus Restrictions on Moving Home Now Lifted

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

Mortgages and Coronavirus - New Guidance for Consumers and Providers

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Mortgage repayments during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can feel like a heavy burden. What can mortgage providers do to try and alleviate that burden from their customers?

Mortgages and Coronavirus - New Guidance for Consumers and Providers

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Beware the Pitfalls of Short-Term Lets

Monday, 17 February 2020

With attractions such as the Harry Potter Studios and London just a short hop on the train, Watford has seen a growing trend of short term lets.

Short-Term Lets

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Someone Other Than My Tenant Is Occupying My Property - What Are My Options?

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Are you letting out your property and discovered that someone other than your tenant is occupying it? Then this is what you should consider.

Someone Other Than My Tenant Is Occupying My Property - What Are My Options?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Home Buyers - What You Need to Know About the New Reservation Deposit Trial

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

Ever experienced someone pulling out of buying or selling your home for what seemed like a trivial reason? A new reservation deposit has been designed to stop this from happening.

Reservation Deposit Trial

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

End of Help to Buy Scheme - What Are My Options Now?

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

The Help to Buy ISA scheme closed to new applicants in November 2019. So what help is now available to get on the property ladder and what should you do if you still have a Help to Buy ISA?

Help to Buy ISAs

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Can You Let Out Your Home for the Christmas Period?

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, this is what you should consider if you want to let your home out during the Christmas period.

Can you let out your home for the Christmas period?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Is the Help to Buy ISA Right for First Time Buyers?

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

For first time buyers, the 2015 Help to Buy ISA was a welcome scheme. Now the scheme is set to close to new savers on 30 November 2019. We take a look at how the scheme has fared and whether it is still attractive to first time buyers.

Is the Help to Buy ISA Right for First Time Buyers?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Landowners - Can You Actually Rely on a Verbal Agreement?

Thursday, 22 August 2019

A recent legal case highlights why you should always ensure that informal agreements are properly documented and recorded at the Land Registry.

Landowners - Can You Actually Rely on a Verbal Agreement?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing

Buying with Friends - Solution or Problem?

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Many young people are finding it hard to get on the property ladder due to high house prices. One possible solution is for friends to pool resources and buy together.

Buying with Friends - Solution or Problem?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Private Client Tax

Buying a House? Your Tax Questions Answered

Monday, 29 April 2019

With the arrival of the spring, there typically comes a quickening of pace in the property market. Despite the ongoing effect of Brexit, we focus this month on a frequently asked question: what are the tax implications of buying property?

Buying a House? Your Tax Questions Answered