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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 July 5, 2018

Factors to consider when buying an existing business

Taking over a business isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. There are many things to consider and some possible pitfalls to look out for before you take the plunge and become a CEO. But buying an existing business does come with some advantages, too, in that you don’t have to start from scratch, and
On July 25, 2016

Number of people who pass away intestate doubles

According to a YouGov survey, nearly two thirds of the British adult population do not have a Will. When someone dies without making a Will it is known as dying Intestate.  In other words they have died without leaving instructions about who should receive their property and as a result a law court will decide
On July 18, 2016

Top Tips for Landlords Looking to Keep Tenants

The current shortage of housing stock and high purchase prices has led to a situation where many people live in the private rental sector. Good news for landlords. However, research by landlord insurance provider, Direct Line for Business, has found that on average, British renters spend an average of 18 months in a rented property
On September 14, 2015

Landlords & Tenants – What are the Obligations?

Both the landlord and the tenant have legal rights and obligations and the law is there to protect both parties. All landlords must make sure they are fully aware of all their obligations, including The Disability Discrimination Act, Sex Discrimination Act and Race Relations Act which also apply to anyone letting, selling or managing property.
On August 25, 2015

Top 5 Cities in the UK for Buy to Let

A recent report published by peer-to-peer lending company LendInvest has identified some of the top buy-to-let hotspots in the UK. Despite London’s reputation for high house price growth, it seems that property investors should be turning their attention to the UK’s other cities such as Sheffield and Manchester. Using figures from online property portal Zoopla
On May 26, 2015

Avoiding Common Buy-To-Let Pitfalls

Buy-to-let can be a great investment for many people, but for others it doesn’t work out so well and can actually end up costing them money. Anyone considering investing in buy-to-let needs to make sure they aren’t going to fall for costly mistakes. To make sure you get the best from your buy-to-let experience we
On April 20, 2015

Checking up on Tenants

When you have a potential tenant interested in renting your property, conducting thorough checks and collecting references are possibly the most important steps you will take. In 2013, a third of UK landlords faced problems with rent arrears, putting problems with bad tenants at the highest rate since 2009. If you want to minimise your
On April 13, 2015

Disposals – Selling a Business

If you’ve invested heavily in the growth and success of your company over the years, it makes good business sense to plan an exit strategy. It’s important to recognise when the time has come to move on and sell your business. The further in advance you do this the better, as most people find it