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  • Douglas Wemyss - Commercial Property
    Selling a house with subsidence?
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    Firstly what is subsidence?   Subsidence is when the foundation of a property gradually starts to move, this can be caused by the earth constricting or expanding due to the amount of water that is either absorbed or lost. Factors which can increase subsidence are: drought; rain; frost; and leaking drains          … Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Is Help to Buy only for New Homes?
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    Is this a question that has been playing on your mind?               An article posted by the Telegraph stated that a third of first time buyers do not fully understand the Government Help to Buy scheme. If this is the case for you, below are the general points: The Government… Learn more

  • Helen Sanderson - Residential Conveyancing
    Buying a House without a ‘Survey’
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    Buying a property is a case of Caveat Emptor which is Latin for “buyer beware”. It is for this reason that as a buyer you will want to make thorough investigations into the property that you are buying. The seller is under no obligation to disclose any defects and so any defects identified after completion… Learn more

  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Exchange of contracts– What to expect when you are exchanging
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    Congratulations you have exchanged contracts on your house, but what does this actually mean?               Exchanging contracts is the penultimate step in the purchase of your house, which occurs after a solicitor has carried out all necessary searches and enquiries. At this point there is an agreement between both… Learn more

  • What is a build over agreement?
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              One of the key benefits of having searches carried out when purchasing a new property is that they reveal all kinds of potentially adverse features that you are unlikely to be aware of without the search results. The Water & Drainage search will reveal a number of things, one being,… Learn more

  • Ashley Patel - Residential Conveyancing
    Contingent Building Indemnity Insurance
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    Have you heard of ‘Contingent Building Indemnity Insurance’ but unsure as to what it actually is?             This type of insurance is known as a ‘one off policy’ and offers cover for those buying a flat, where there is an issue with the insurance policy already in place. This policy… Learn more

  • What does it mean to ‘deduce title’?
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    During a residential conveyancing transaction, there is a requirement on the seller’s solicitors to deduce title. This occurs as an initial stage in the transaction, before exchange, and is forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitors.             In order for the title of the property to be fully investigated by the purchaser’s… Learn more

  • Ashley Patel - Residential Conveyancing
    George Osborne announces how to end the home-ownership crisis
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    In the news lately there has been a great discussion about George Osborne’s announcement on how to end the home-ownership crisis the UK has been suffering since a peak in 2003.           George Osborne has announced that there will be £7 billion spent on building 400,000 new homes across the UK… Learn more

  • After a conveyancing transaction: Post-completion
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    After a conveyancing transaction has formally completed for you freehold or leasehold property (usually when the keys are passed to the new owners and the purchase price for the property is paid), many may believe that there is nothing left to be done. However there are still matters to be dealt with after this stage… Learn more

  • What is a property’s EPC?
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    An EPC is an acronym of Energy Performance Certificate and provides information relating to the amount of estimated energy is needed for standard use of a property. The rating given to the property is expressed by colour and letters; with red (letter G) indicating an inefficient property and dark green (letter A) indicating a very… Learn more

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