commercial-property-blog

Thursday, 27th September 01:55pm

CML delivers good news for home buyers and sellers

The Council for Mortgage Lenders have reported an increase in lending in July, 4% up on the same month last year. What impact has the Government's NewBuy scheme had on this boost?

Monday, 17th September 07:41pm

Law Society asks Vince Cable to intervene in Mortgage Lender Row

Vince Cable has been invited by the Law Society to intervene and mediate in Conveyancing Solicitors' ongoing dispute with Mortgage Lenders.

Monday, 10th September 08:15pm

Fairhold Homes forced to climb-down on exit fees for retirement-home owners

Fees payable by owners of retirement homes who want to sell or sub-let have long been a bone of contention.  Now the OFT are involved

Friday, 7th September 01:36pm

Too Confusing for Consumers - Is the BBC right about Conveyancing fees?

In a recent article, the BBC listed a number of fees that caused consumers to "scratch their heads", including Conveyancing Fees. Is that a fair assessment, or stuffy, out-of-date thinking?

Wednesday, 5th September 10:06pm

Martin Clunes - the country solicitor

Are solicitors offices really computerless museaums of paper as depicted in Martin Clunes new series?

Wednesday, 5th September 04:12pm

Are Which? right about DIY lease extension advice?

Are you better-off negotiating a lease extension informally or by statutory procedure? Which? suggest DIY is a money saving way of doing things but are they right?

Tuesday, 4th September 03:48pm

Have squatters rights finally been abolished?

The government have claimed that "squatters rights" are a thing of the past. But does this new legislation really benefit property owners plagued by illegal encampments and occupiers?

Monday, 3rd September 11:45pm

Could home owners on regeneration estates face compulsory purchase threat?

Many people who have bought flats and houses on council-owned estates could be facing the threats of compulsory purchase in the not-too-distant future.

Sunday, 2nd September 08:30pm

Fridaysmove Survey Challenge launches

Earlier in 2012, Fridaysmove carried out a survey on a property in London which revealed a number of issues which in total cost over £40,000 to fix.