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October 30th, 2018

The Legal 500 is a prominent and highly regarded directory...

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Stamp Duty in the Budget

November 22nd, 2017

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, today delivered the Budget. A quick...

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When should I be looking to extend my lease?

April 24th, 2017

Solicitor John Churchill discusses the importance of lease extensions and...

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Georgina Went

Upgrading the class of title to property at the Land Registry

March 9th, 2017

Our trainee Solicitor, Georgina Went, takes you through the process...

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Land Registry’s Property Alert

January 25th, 2017

Jessica Giddins, who is based at our Property Department in...

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Laura Unite

First Time Buyers’ Guide to Buying a Home

December 5th, 2016

  Are you planning to buy your first home? Not...

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Managing and Evicting Problem Tenants: Our Quick Guide for Landlords

September 16th, 2016

There’s no doubt that the UK’s private rented sector has...

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hannah scutt

Help to Buy ISAs

August 1st, 2016

Are you a first time buyer? Our Legal Executive, Hannah...

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Extending a long residential lease of a flat under the LRHUDA 1993

May 24th, 2016

Nicola Newton looks at how you can use statute to extend the contractual term of a lease of a flat. There are essentially 2 distinct forms of legal ownership in...

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Good news for homeowners in flood risk areas!

May 10th, 2016

New scheme known as Flood Re has been introduced to help provide more affordable building insurance. Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank caused devastating floods in the UK during late December...

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Assets of Community Value – The Implications for Developers

April 27th, 2016

Trainee Solicitor, Giulia Sinibaldi, explains Assets of Community Value and the impact on developers. The ability to register a property, e.g. a building, as an Asset of Community Value (AoCV)...

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Recent additions to the Help to Buy Scheme

March 10th, 2016

Trainee Legal Executive, Nicola Newton, looks at the impact of Help to Buy Scheme so far The Help to Buy Scheme was introduced in 2013 and so far it appears...

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Stamp Duty Changes for Investors

March 2nd, 2016

  Laura Unite discusses the impending changes to stamp duty land tax for investors With effect from and including 1 April 2016 if you buy a second or an additional...

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What’s In A Name…

October 21st, 2014

A name can be extremely important and very personal.  When people have children, the amount of time and research spent on deciding names can vary drastically between one person and...

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Nuisance Neighbours – What Can you Do?

October 15th, 2014

Everybody has the right to the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their property.  When a neighbour disrupts this right it can be highly distressing for the individual involved.  Whether it...

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Help To Buy vs Mortgage Market Review

July 30th, 2014

With the property market hitting new heights with every passing...

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Cost effective registration of property transfers at the Land Registry

July 28th, 2014

HM Land Registry introduced a new Electronic Document Registration Service, known as “e-DRS”, earlier this year. e-DRS was devised by the Land Registry to improve their service and offers a faster...

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Chancel Repair liability

April 10th, 2014

In some rare instances, landowners are liable for the cost of repair of the parish church chancel. Under the Land Registration Act 2002 the Church of England had until midnight...

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Protecting deposits in residential lettings

February 24th, 2014

As a residential landlord, you are hopefully aware that the law may require you to register your tenant’s deposit in a governmental scheme. If your tenancy is one which requires...

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