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  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Should I buy a Leasehold or Freehold property?
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    In English property law there are two main estates in land, Leasehold and Freehold.  Many people are confused as to the distinction between the two and worry that if they are buying a Leasehold property that their rights are somehow less than that if they were buying a Freehold property. When you buy a Freehold… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    How to recover your property if you are a landlord.
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      We are instructed by Landlords across the country who find themselves in a position where they must evict tenants from their residential properties.  This can be for numerous reasons including where the tenant has fallen into rent arrears, there has been a breach the tenancy agreement, the landlord wishes to sell the property or… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Do you have a spare bedroom?
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      According to Nationwide Building Society almost half (49%) of privately owned homes are under occupied in that they have at least 1 spare bedroom.   Nationwide have been asked to collate such information ahead of other Government proposed “bedroom tax” and it has revealed that 85% of privately owned properties have 1 spare/empty bedroom…. Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    OFT to investigate “quick house sales” companies
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    Companies that offer to buy your house and promise you a quick cash turnaround are to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading.  These type of companies often promise that you will have your cash within seven days but that will come at a substantial discount on what the market value would be. The… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Survey finds that the name of your street can affect the price of your home
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    Property search website Zoopla has recently announced that properties located on a street name beginning with U are typically worth £25,000.00 more than properties located on a street beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. The most expensive street beginning with a U is Upper Phillimore Gardens in Kensington where the average property price… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    2013 BUDGET INTRODUCES HELP TO BUY SCHEME
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    During the 2013 budget the Help to Buy scheme was announced as a way to tackle the long-term problems in the housing market. Help to Buy is a Government scheme designed to encourage people on to the property ladder. There are two parts to the scheme: EQUITY LOAN: prospective buyers will only need to put… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Houses of Mulitple Occupation – does your rental property need a license?
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      If you rent out a property which is shared by more than one household as their sole or main residence, it is a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO). This means that you may need to apply for a license, or risk prosecution.   A ‘household’ is either a single person or members of the… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Hotline opened for homeowners who fear fraud
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    The Land Registry has opened a hotline for homeowners who fear that their property may be subject to a fraudulent sale or mortgage.  The hotline is the latest in a series of initiatives by the Land Registry to try and combat fraud within the property market.  When you buy property your solicitor applies to the… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Is your property at risk of flooding?
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      One of the searches we offer to our conveyancing clients is a flood report, usually costing less than £30.00 and this search will indicate if the property is at risk of flooding and whether or not building insurance will not be on standard terms.   Some home owners or perspective home owners usually decline… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Changes to Energy Performance Regulations
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      Since the introduction of the 2012 EPC Regulations, which came into force last January 2013, landlord’s in Leicester are having to decide whether or not their premises should display the Energy Performance Certificate (‘EPC’). The changes will affect premises which are frequently visited by the public and have a floor area of more than… Learn more

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