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Dreaming of a Bolthole by the Sea? Here's what you need to know about owning second homes

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There are few topics more contentious when it comes to property than second home ownership. Britain faces a chronic housing shortfall, while many of us daydream about owning a pretty, whitewashed bolthole by the sea at some point in our lives. If you are...

New Land Transaction Tax Likely to Get Stamp of Approval From First Time Buyers in Wales

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Major changes to Stamp Duty charges will be brought in from 1 April 2018 in Wales, with a new system – called Land Transaction Tax - set to be administered by the Welsh Government. The move is being hailed as a big step for those in favour of...

Conveyancing - What You Need to Know

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Emma Gilroy, Director and head of Residential Property sheds light on the conveyancing process. Conveyancing is a crucial part of the buying and selling process, which involves legally transferring home ownership from a seller to a buyer. Your...

House Buyers - Stay Alert To Fraudsters

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We have been made aware that fraudsters are attempting to divert house deposit payments that would normally be paid to a Solicitor in the legal process. Conveyancing Client Protection Advice It is highly unlikely that Solicitors...

Don't Cut Corners on Conveyancing

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When you have found your dream home and you are planning your future in it, you will have many exciting things to think about; your new décor; what the neighbourhood has to offer; how the children will fit into their new school; how long your commute...

A Thorny Problem For Buyers and Sellers

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Emma Gilroy, Director and Head of Residential Property at JCP Solicitors, looks at the issue of Japanese Knotweed. When buying a property, buyers usually make their choice because of the location. However, a key consideration when you are viewing property...

How to Avoid Conflict When Your Vendors Are Splitting

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Emma Gilroy, Director and Head of Residential Property at JCP Solicitors, shares some tips on dealing with vendors who are splitting. Without wanting to take the gloss off the New Year, we all have heard that festive fallout can occur around December and...

Is the Buzz of the Property Auction for you?

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Emma Gilroy, Director and Head of Residential Property at JCP Solicitors, shares some of the ins and outs of property auctions either as a buyer or a seller. Buying or selling property in the traditional way, with its chains and its frequent delays, can be...

For Added Peace of Mind Dont Skip The Property Survey

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Emma Gilroy, Director and Head of Residential Property at JCP Solicitors, shares some insights into how to achieve success in the property market, either as a buyer or a seller. That moment when your offer on your dream home has been accepted can be one of...

How To Avoid A Long Property Chain

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Emma Gilroy, Director and Head of Residential Property at JCP Solicitors, shares some insights into possible ways to achieve success in the property market, either as a buyer or a seller. As David and Samantha Cameron can tell you, moving house can be a...

Second Homes, Buy To Lets and Stamp Duty Changes

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You may have seen in the Press that the Government’s Autumn Statement announced that from 1 April this year, there is to be a 3% increase in stamp duty for second property purchases, such as second homes and buy to let properties. The higher rates...

Can The Green Deal Help You?

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The Green Deal is a Government initiative aiming to reduce energy consumption by encouraging property owners to install energy saving measures. It will relate, in the main, to older properties. The Green Deal can apply to both residential and commercial...