commercial-property-blog

Monday, 23rd February 05:23pm

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 08:30am

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 08:15am

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 08:33am

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 04:34pm

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 11:49am

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 12:37pm

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 01:41pm

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.

Friday, 25th July 05:07pm

Plans unveiled for local councils to provide extra half-million homes

Local councils could provide up to half a million extra homes by the end of the decade according to plans recently unveiled by the Local Government Association

Monday, 21st July 03:27pm

Chancel Repair Liability may be scrapped if Lord Avebury gets his way

 Chancel Repair Liability could be abolished completely if a parliamentary Bill proposed by Liberal Peer Lord Avebury is passed