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On January 21, 2019

How to Protect Your Home From Property Fraud

The tactics that scammers are using are becoming more sophisticated, meaning that innocent home-owners are falling victim to property fraud. Property is one of the most valuable assets a person can own, and these fraudsters are trying to ‘steal’ it. Property fraud can be seen in various different ways such as scammers transferring property into
On January 7, 2019

What is Build to Rent?

Build to Rent (B2R) is a term used to describe private rented residential property that is designed for rent instead of for sale. It involves the building of homes that are specifically for the rental market and is supported by the government as a way of providing new, decent quality, private rented housing. How does
On December 20, 2018

Avoiding Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax (IHT) is the tax paid on assets left when somebody dies. It can cost your loved one’s hundreds of thousands in the event of your death, although it is possible to legally avoid it by following these five tips. 1. Make a will Having a will is the one of the biggest parts
On December 4, 2018

Conveyancing at Christmas

It’s a well-known fact that the housing market suddenly grinds to a halt around Christmas time and it’s during this downtime that property lawyers like us get the chance to tie up loose ends and prepare ourselves for the mad new year housing rush. If you are wanting to be ahead of the game with
On November 16, 2018

Talk Money Week: The Costs of Conveyancing

Talk Money Week is a recognition of the importance of breaking down the taboo, encouraging people to have a conversation about money and so, we’re talking the costs of conveyancing. What is it? Conveyancing is the legal transfer of home ownership from the seller, to the buyer. It begins as soon as an offer on
On November 8, 2018

5 Reasons You Need to Update Your Will

When life gets in the way, the Will you once had prepared can soon become forgotten about. However, it’s exactly when these big life events occur, that you need to reflect and amend your Will to suit your new life circumstances. Birth The arrival of a new child or grandchild can be an important factor
On October 18, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About the Party Wall Act 1996

What is it? The Party Wall Act 1996 is in place to prevent and resolve issues that arise in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near to neighbouring buildings. It is separate from obtaining planning permission but, is vital to protect both you and your neighbours from disputes during periods of home improvement
On October 4, 2018

3 First Steps to Getting on to the Property Ladder

Owning your first home can be quite the challenge no matter how old you are. At times, frustration can take over but, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Below are our best steps to help you get your foot in the door and onto the property ladder. 1. Start Saving The very first thing
On September 17, 2018

What Should I Do If My Tenants Don’t Pay?

It’s not always smooth sailing when it comes to tenancy and this is certainly true when it comes to unpaid rent. Although it can be a stressful situation for you as the landlord, it is important to remember that there may be an unfortunate reason behind the lack of payment from your tenant’s side. So,
On September 3, 2018

Avoid Falling Victim to Solicitor Scams with These 5 Tips

Criminals presenting themselves as solicitors is a common occurrence nowadays, which sees an attempt to scam you of your money. The 5 tips below should ensure that you are fully aware of the possible scams in place and how to successfully avoid them. 1. Don’t be deceived Even if the supposed solicitor has a professional