commercial-property-blog

Thursday, 15th May 07:48pm

Yorkshire BS new rules will reduce home buyer choice

This move is likely to hit smaller local conveyancing solicitor firms the hardest, and could force some of them out of business.

Saturday, 10th May 09:35pm

Legal Ombudsman reports rise in conveyancing complaints

One in five complaints about lawyers now made to the Ombudsman is about residential conveyancing.  What can you do if you have a problem with your conveyancing solicitor?

Thursday, 1st May 07:50pm

Senior judge calls for reforms to give cohabitants legal rights

A strong call for the government to reform the rights of cohabitants, which have left women especially with "nothing at all", has been issued by a senior judge.

Wednesday, 23rd April 02:48pm

Will new MMR rules make it harder to get a mortgage?

Homebuyers can expect far tougher questioning from lenders on mortgage applications made after 26 April 2014 when the Mortgage Market Review rules come into force

Monday, 24th March 02:08pm

Help to Buy gets a boost to encourage more new home buyers

The continuation of the Help to Buy scheme is confirmation that the government sees this as the way to encourage the building of new homes throughout the country.

Monday, 17th March 06:25pm

Land Registry fee reductions come into effect

From 17 March 2014 home buyers will enjoy a reduction of 50% in Land Registry Fees- but make sure your solicitor uses the right process or you won't be eligible

Friday, 7th March 11:51pm

Stop your home being stolen with the Property Alert service

Did you realise that there are some thieves out there who could be trying to steal your house itself – not the bricks and mortar, but your legal title to the property.

Monday, 17th February 06:01pm

Welsh Tories call for Stamp Duty cut, but don't hold your breath

Welsh Conservatives pledged to abolish Stamp Duty on £250k properties in Wales. This should be welcome news to anyone thinking of buying a home in Wales

Thursday, 6th February 12:36am

Eastenders is no guide to buying a home in real life

Phil Mitchell's sale of the Queen Vic to Mick Carter analysed by conveyancing expert Tony Lilleystone

Monday, 13th January 05:06pm

Homebuyers to benefit from 50% Land Registry fee cut

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