Monday, 14th December 05:27pm

Leasing a commercial property

Why you really need a solicitor when leasing commercial premises Anyone thinking of taking on commercial premises of any type should get professional advice from a solicitor.

Thursday, 26th November 12:49pm

What is a contracted out lease?

It is very common for commercial leases to be contracted out of the security of tenure provisions set out on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. In broad terms, this piece of legislation provides a tenant with an automatic right to renew an existing lease save where the landlord can satisfy certain gr

Monday, 23rd February 10:53pm

New online portal will help solicitors provide faster Conveyancing

Conveyancing is now set to move into the 21st century thanks to the Law Society's new conveyancing portal which will be launched in spring 2015

Friday, 5th December 02:00pm

Stamp Duty changes a welcome Christmas present for home buyers

Stamp Duty changes for completions taking place after 3rd December means that most homebuyers can expect substantial savings on what they will have to pay

Saturday, 22nd November 01:45pm

Land Registry hit with £1m fine – but who really pays?

The Treasury has fined the Land Registry over £1m for breaking Treasury rules. But will it be home buyers that effectively have to pay the fine?

Sunday, 19th October 01:03pm

Rising cost of homes provokes Stamp Duty debate

Recent figures have provoked a debate as to the need for Stamp Duty to be abolished or at least substantially amended. Yet the chances of buyers in England or Wales seeing any real changes still look remote.

Friday, 3rd October 09:04pm

Should you buy a bargain flat with a short lease?

Solicitors generally advise clients against buying a flat with less than 70 years left to run as its difficult to get a mortgage.  Are they right thnough - what if you have found a bargain?

Wednesday, 13th August 04:19pm

Property prices slow down in July but mortgage lending rises.

It looks as if the recent boom in property prices may have slowed down. But mortgage lending in June rose by 6% despite fears that stricter rules on new lending might depress demand.

Thursday, 7th August 05:07pm

Reducing solicitors professional indemnity insurance won't help anyone

£500,000 minimum PII would surely be inadequate for a solicitor handling the conveyancing for home buyers and sellers in London and the South-East.

Tuesday, 29th July 06:11pm

Councils want more homes built – should restrictive planning laws be relaxed?

The Local Government Association recently announced plans which they say could result in half a million more homes being built by 2020.