Residential Conveyancing Articles
The race is on to complete on house sales before 31 March's temporary SDLT suspension ends, but with nearly 420,000 sales still to complete, the bottleneck's narrowing
Houses prices are increasing and the East Midlands has seen the highest growth in England.
Rightmove: ‘more homes selling within a week than at any point over the past decade.’
Rishi Sunak has announced that residential property purchases under £500k will be exempt from paying Stamp Duty until 31 March 2021
Since June, house sales are moving again. Fast completions are the new norm... read on
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has told estate agents that they can re-open from today. Read the story here...
Earlier in Lockdown it was far harder to obtain a mortgage from a lender, especially if you had a smaller deposit, as Lockdown eases in May, we take a brief look at finding a new mortgage.
Can people still move house? Lawson-West summarises the impact of COVID-19 on house sale and purchase transactions
See Lawson-West's useful article and downloadable guide on How to Pay Off Your 'Help to Buy' Scheme Loan
The likelihood of a hard Brexit is looming for Q4 2019 and we believe homeowners are choosing to move house now, rather than wait any longer, avoiding the uncertainty that a hard-Brexit could bring to the housing market if they waited until the Autumn.
If you have been holding-off of putting your property on the market, now would be a good time to get going. With house price increases continuing in specific regions (North West, East Midlands, West Midlands all predicted to be 3.0% price rise by the end of 2019), the Leicestershire property market is set to rise and the volume of house sales is increasing.
More often than not, to buy a house, you will require a deposit. The ability to evidence where this money has come from is a crucial part of the purchase process and an inability to do so can be very problematic.
A LAW firm which has branches across Leicestershire has raised more than £6,000 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign which asks solicitors to write wills for local people and instead, ask only for a voluntary donation. Lawson-West Solicitors Ltd, which has branches in Leicester on Meridian Business Park, Market Harborough and Wigston have taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme and raised an impressive £6,120 in the month-long fundraiser.
If you are a tenant in a former council property that has been transferred to housing association ownership, or a council tenant, you may be eligible to purchase your home at a discounted rate. Known as Right to Buy.
In December 2017 the Law Commission announced that one of its consultation areas would be Chancel Repair Liability.
What is Chancel Repair Liability?
It is a legal obligation on some property owners in England and Wales to pay for certain repairs to a local church. Homeowners have found themselves with a large bill to pay for repairs, under a medieval law which dates back to the time of Henry VIII.
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