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    Residential Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
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      Residential Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)   As discussed in our previous article on this point on the 26th November, following the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget speech on the 22nd November Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is back in the headlines with the announcement of the immediate abolition of SDLT for first time buyers subject… Learn more

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    What are Pre-Contract Enquiries?
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      What are Pre-Contract Enquiries   A critical element for any transaction is responding to enquiries raised by the buyer’s representative.  At their core, enquiries are simply questions raised as to the nature of the property itself or on the title, rights and obligations that come with the land. The purpose of enquiries is to… Learn more

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    Bank of Mum and Dad!
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      The Bank of Mum and Dad Most parents will naturally want to help their offspring onto the property ladder and with the price of property these days it is often a requirement to have the extra funds even when a mortgage is being obtained Chances are then that parents will be asked to provide… Learn more

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    Unregistered Land
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      Unregistered Land Since 1958 land transactions have had to be registered at Land Registry.  Each part of the country become compulsorily registrable in different years.  As land is often passed down through families it was later decided to catch family transactions such as property Transfers for no consideration and Assents into the registration legislation… Learn more

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    An insight into Buy to Let
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    An Insight into Buy-to-Let   When unable to buy an investment property outright, a buy-to-let mortgage allows an investor to apply for a loan to purchase or refinance residential property. This property is then let out to tenants, rather than the buyer living in the property themselves, which provides the borrower with rental income. A… Learn more

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    Chancel Repair Liability is an ancient liability – why is it relevant today?
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      Chancel repair liability is an ancient liability – why is it relevant today?     If land is subject to chancel repair liability, the owner is obliged to contribute towards repairs to the chancel of a medieval church. Although the liability dates back to medieval law, it attaches to former rectorial land. This land… Learn more

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    Property Fraud and Identity Documents
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    Property Fraud & Identity Documents Property, as with any asset, is subject to the threat posed by unscrupulous parties looking to defraud people or to launder money. Property frauds are increasingly sophisticated and the nature of the attempts are constantly evolving. It is important that individuals are aware of the potential threats. Every buyer expects… Learn more

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    Joint Ownership
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    Joint Ownership    We all know that buying a property can be a stressful time but also a very exciting time as it is a new chapter in your life.   We would like to make that process as easy as possible for you especially when you are purchasing a property with your partner, spouse, family… Learn more

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    Selling a property through Probate or Lasting Powers of Attorney
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    Selling a property through Probate, or Lasting Power Of Attorney. Top Facts about Probate Sales; Technically you cannot sell a property before the probate is granted, unless your name is already on the deed. The Probate takes around eight weeks to come back and if you sell your house in the meantime this could hold… Learn more

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    Is Help to Buy only for New Homes?
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    Is this a question that has been playing on your mind? Is Help to Buy only for New Homes?   Help to Buy is a government scheme which was introduced to offer help to first time home buyers purchase a property. This was brought about by offering government loans which were more attainable, such as… Learn more

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