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Fri 03 Jun 2011

Conveyancing Explained - Leasehold Purchase Part V – Your Solicitor is still working Post-Completion

This is the final Conveyancing article in this 5-part series uncovering the legal work behind a leasehold purchase, to get the full picture, read Part 1 first.

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Tue 31 May 2011

Conveyancing Explained - Leasehold Purchase Part IV – Completion!

In this article, we’ll consider the tense final stages of the transaction...

This is the stage every buyer and seller wants to reach as Fast as possible, and at crunch-time, you'll be glad you found a proactive Qualified Conveyancing Solicitor.

Once contracts are exchanged, the final completion date will be agreed. You will then know when you can move into your new home! 

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Sat 28 May 2011

What does Phil Spencers fronting of In-Deed mean for clients?

As followers of the property (and even broader) press this week will be aware, In-Deed, the new Conveyancing service from Rightmove founder Harry Hill, has just launched.
The service, which promises to raise standards in the Conveyancing sector, is endorsed by property personality Phil Spencer.

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Fri 27 May 2011

LSB Review on Solicitors Referral Fees - Will it make a difference?

Was your Conveyancing Solicitor recommended by the estate agent? Are you concerned whether the Solicitor had to pay a referral fee to the agent? At present there is no transparency for consumers, they do not have to be told if such a fee has been paid, or how much. But is that about to change? 

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Fri 27 May 2011

Conveyancing Explained - Leasehold Purchase Part III: Exchanging Contracts

Welcome back to our ‘exposé’ series uncovering where the fees and disbursements paid to your Conveyancing Solicitor actually go.

Ever asked “What am I getting for my money?”? - These articles are the answer.

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Thu 26 May 2011

Conveyancing News - Are we seeing a buy-to-let market turnaround?

Is there hope of a rise in the property market for buy-to-let purchases? 

Paragon Mortgages, the UK’s leading specialist provider of buy-to-let mortgages, reports a rise in buy-to-let lending, which it expects to grow strongly in the second half of the year. If so, will this lead to increased Conveyancing activity in the housing market? 

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Wed 25 May 2011

Conveyancing Explained – Leasehold Purchase Part I: The Quote

What do Solicitors do to earn their Conveyancing Fees? It’s a mystery to many clients. Those transfer and mortgage forms which you have to sign look simple enough, so. . . what are you paying for? 

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Mon 23 May 2011

Conveyancing Boom Thanks to Spring Market Conditions

This April, Fridaysmove ’s Conveyancing Solicitors saw an increase in Conveyancing instructions, and May looks like it'll be even busier.

The results of the recent, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Housing Market Survey, indicate a stabilisation in buyer inquiries, which has seen a consistent fall since June 2010, and an increase in new seller instructions. New instructions in April saw a net balance increase from 4 to 18.

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Mon 23 May 2011

Beware - Stamp Duty Scams

Many of us aren’t going to worry about the government’s latest hike in Stamp Duty rates (as from 6 April it’s now 5% on house purchases over £1 million) - BUT it doesn’t look like there’s much for home-buyers too look forward to either.

While house prices may be falling in some areas, in London they’re still rising! 

"Isn't there something I can do to get out of paying Stamp Duty?"

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