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Thinking of a Buy to Let or are you already a Domestic Landlord? 1st April 2018 EPC changes - what you need to know

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What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ? As you will already no doubt be aware an Energy Performance Certificate is required for all properties when sold or let. The certificate will set out the energy rating for the property from A-G with A...

Equity Release - what you need to know

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What is Equity Release The equity in your property is the value of your home, minus any mortgage you may owe and any other secured borrowing. Many people leave equity tied up in their property throughout their lives. However, more and more people (over...

Residential Conveyancing - 5 Reasons why you should use your Local Law Firm.

Honor Ireland
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Whether you have just bought a brand new house or you have just sold your whole property portfolio, there is always that imminent question - ‘Who will you be instructing for your conveyancing?’ There is no denying that buying and selling...

Conveyancing Process - From the Highland to the Lowland (or Vice Versa)

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Sellers and Purchasers often find it difficult to comprehend the conveyancing process if they have a house to sell in the England or Wales and purchasing a house in Scotland, or vice versa. Similarities in Legal Systems The closest both systems got to...

The Leasehold 'Property Trap'

Liam Green
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There have been recent reports in the media concerning the leasehold ‘property trap’ that buyers of leasehold properties may face. What is a Leasehold property?   It is a property which is owned by way of a lease and the owner of the...

House prices on the rise

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The Chattertons Construction & Property sector team reports a 10% increase on the average house price in England over the previous year. The average house price now stands at £280k, however the figures include Greater London which has seen the...