As expected, the chancellor announced in yesterday's budget that the Stamp Duty holiday in England will be extended from 31st March 2021 to 30th June 2021. This will bring a great deal of relief to many buyers in England in these testing times. So what does this mean for you? Up to and … [Read more...] about Hooray Hooray, it’s a happy holiday!
The short answer is "Yes you can!" In the current climate, we appreciate that moving house may be more difficult than it would normally be, but whilst the lockdown rules have changed, house moves are still permitted to go ahead. Our offices may be closed but we continue to work and are still … [Read more...] about National Lockdown – Can I move house?
Our Commercial and Residential Property teams received a major boost this week with two new appointments. Sarah Major joins the Residential Property Team as Head of Department. Sarah is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and has over 20 years experience in residential property and … [Read more...] about Major boost for Property Teams
The Government have today published guidelines aimed at getting the housing market back in action. Due to the continuing requirements for social distancing, this is by no means "business as usual". However, it is enough to ease the deadlock caused by the tough and necessary lockdown conditions … [Read more...] about Housing Market given the “green light” by the Government
Last week’s budget had important news for first time house buyers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, told MPs that he had received representations for a stamp duty 'holiday' for first-time buyers, and that he would be abolishing stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers purchasing … [Read more...] about Stamp Duty Changes for First Time Buyers
In our last blog we looked at why you need a conveyancing solicitor to help you through the various processes of your move. This week, Rachel Inwood, Conveyancing Solicitor at Harold Stock & Co, goes into a little more detail about the process of buying a home and what you can expect from your … [Read more...] about How Does Conveyancing Actually Work?
Anyone who has bought a domestic property and lived through the property conveyancing process will tell you that they can, at times, be fraught with difficulties. What should, on the face of it, be a simple transaction, can, if handled badly and inefficiently, turn into the stuff of nightmares. But … [Read more...] about How can you make complex commercial conveyancing transactions straightforward?
Have you recently bought or sold a house? How did you find the process? Did the property conveyance run smoothly, or were you left dissatisfied or irritated by the whole experience? These are the crucial questions that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will be hoping to discover when it … [Read more...] about SRA seeks to canvass public opinion on the conveyancing process
Have you ever heard of the legal term chancel repair liability? The chances are the answer is probably not. Not too many people have, and even fewer actually understand what it actually is. Yet, if you’re thinking of buying a property, it’s a search issue, just like the other more-common local, … [Read more...] about What is chancel repair liability and could it affect the property you’re thinking of buying?
If you’re looking to buy a property or have just accepted an offer on your house, then you’ll face a series of very difficult choices. You’re going to have to appoint someone to oversee the sale or purchase of your property, so you’ll need to decide who is going to deal with the property conveyance, … [Read more...] about When it comes to domestic conveyancing, local knowledge and experience is priceless
If you’re thinking about moving house or finally getting your foot on the property ladder, do you know what charges you’re likely to face, and how much you’re going to have to pay for your conveyancing costs? … [Read more...] about Moving House? What costs are you likely to be faced with?
Imagine scrolling through Right Move and finding your house is up for sale without your knowledge. This is what happened to Mr To of Stockport after fraudsters had stolen his identity and transferred his property into their name! The gang involved had stolen Mr To's mail from his mailbox in order to … [Read more...] about Protect yourself from property fraud