Ground rent issues

Ground rent

The issue of ground rent has been a regular highlight in the news over the last couple of years and is beginning cause concern with those in the property industry. Ground rent is where a person with the leasehold of a property must pay an annual ‘rent’ to the freeholder, under the terms of the […]

Post-Lockdown Conveyancing Explained

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Conveyancing experts are here to guide you through the legal side of the home buying and selling process. This fundamental process will not change despite lockdown and social distancing measures currently impacting the property market. However, some elements of the work will adapt to adhere with these changing requirements. After instructing us, how will we […]

Getting ready to sell a property post-lockdown

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The current pandemic has had a profound impact on society with many industries grinding to a halt because of social distancing advice. For those needing to buy or sell property, the situation is unprecedented and incredibly frustrating. The UK is making its way through a second set of lockdown measures and the government has intimated […]

The Homeowners guide to Covid-19 Self-isolation

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The coronavirus – Covid-19 – pandemic has seemingly sent the world into a spin. With people fighting over groceries and toilet roll, organisations and countries deciding to go into lock down, it can be difficult to comprehend what advice to follow. The UK is currently in the ‘delay’ phase of the governmental plan to tackle the […]

Applying for a mortgage successfully

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With lenders asking for more details of expenditure, debt and income than ever before, we take a look at what documents you should prepare before applying for a mortgage. When you decide to buy a home, it pays to put your mortgage offer in place as soon as possible. This gives you a good chance […]

Selling a home for the first time

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Selling a home for the first time can be stressful, particularly if you are also trying to tie in a purchase. There are a number of things you can do to help your sale go as smoothly as possible, so that as soon as you find a buyer there are no delays on your side […]

Tips for selling your house in the New Year

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The New Year is a great time for selling your home to take advantage of interest from those who have made the decision to move over the festive period. Follow our top tips for making your home attractive to buyers for a winter sale. The darker days of winter might not seem ideal for selling […]

Five surprising mortgage truths

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Mortgage companies are becoming ever more flexible, meaning that whatever your situation there is probably an ideal product for you. Finding a mortgage can be time-consuming and complicated. If you’re struggling to find the right product, consider speaking to an independent financial adviser to obtain some help. We look at some of the situations where […]

How to keep your garden looking great in winter

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An attractive garden can boost the value of your home, but if you’re selling in the winter months it can be hard to show it off. We look at some tips for keeping your outdoor area looking good in the dormant season. When most plants have shed their leaves and nothing much is growing the […]

What happens when a homeowner with a mortgage dies

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When someone who has a mortgage dies, it is important to notify the lender as soon as possible. If the property has been left to you in a Will, you should ask them about the options for taking on some or all of the mortgage if it cannot be repaid. After a death, notifications need […]