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  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Helping your child or grandchild to buy a home
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    If you are fortunate enough to be able to help your children or grandchildren to get on the housing ladder there are a number of routes you can take. Recent news indicated that children are living with their parents for longer than ever before and new figures suggest that the average single first-time buyer needs… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Some sad news
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    With enormous sadness we must announce our valued colleague Colin Marsh, Solicitor and Branch Partner at our Lewisham office has passed away following a short illness. Colin was a hugely dedicated Branch Partner and legal professional for Edward Hands & Lewis and formerly Marsh Brown & Co (which was acquired by EHL Solicitors ). Colin… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    5 benefits of using a solicitor to write your will
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    You can have confidence that there won’t be mistakes There can be problems with wills like forgetting to have it signed or using the wrong witnesses which would mean it would be invalid when you die. Using a solicitor minimises the risk of things like this happening. They’ll navigate more complex laws. A solicitor knows… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Buying a New Build Property
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    Buying a new home may seem a much easier option for you than buying an older property.  There’s no to-ing and fro-ing with the Estate Agents on viewing times, you’ll see show homes beautifully laid out, with furniture that fits (watch out!) and no embarrassing situations where a homeowner is hiding their dirty underwear as… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Edward Hands and Lewis delighted to announce new collaboration with Fitzalan Partners
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    Conveyancing specialists Edward Hands and Lewis are delighted to announce news of their new collaboration with Fitzalan Partners offering potential clients the opportunity to link with Edward Hands and Lewis for expert conveyancing services through Fitzalan’s, Fridaysmove, In-Deed Conveyancing and Homeward Legal businesses. EHL Group Commercial Director Ian Morris comments ‘Our new links with Fitzalan… Learn more

  • Jerzy (George) Kujawinski - Private Client
    Lasting Power of Attorney: do your parents need one?
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    LPA is short for “Lasting Power of Attorney”.  They were actually intended for use by younger people, but in reality they have really become essential when looking after elderly parents. The key point to realise is that there is no automatic right for your next of kin to take financial or health decisions on your… Learn more

  • Marie Moule - Residential Conveyancing
    Buying or selling a house in Leicester?
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    If you are buying or selling a property then it is likely that you will engage a conveyancer to deal with the legal aspects.  Our Leicester based team offer a skilled service, should you be looking for conveyancing services.  We are on most mortgage lender panels (if you are buying with a mortgage, then the… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    Lasting Powers of Attorney – What You Need to Know
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    Many people believe once they have completed and had their LPA registered they need not review it and can leave it in the drawer for safe keeping. This is not the case. As those with LPAs shall know, these documents are regulated by a government body called the Office of the Public Guardian or ‘OPG’… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Consequence of a Delay or Late Completion Conveyancing
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    Once Contracts have been exchanged for a property transaction certain terms come into effect.  These include: – The date for completion is fixed A deposit is, or will become, payable – usually for 10% of the purchase price but sometimes less by agreement Interest will accrue on a daily basis should completion be delayed On… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    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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