Clare Andrews looks at the cut in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and what it means for the housing market. Following a couple of months of uncertainty in the property market as a result of Covid-19, the government has now provided some good news for home buyers, with changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax taking […]
Since lockdown began in March this year, we have generally all spent far more time at home than we would usually as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It has given us time to think, consider and explore not only the space we live in but also the area we live. Some have been luckier and […]
With the rising costs of moving, many opt to stay and renovate rather than sell. There is however, a common misconception that if you own a leasehold property you have the right to install a new kitchen or knock down a wall to improve living space without anyone’s permission. Unfortunately that is not always the […]
The government’s amendments to the COVID-19 Regulations on moving home will have come as a relief to those who have seen their sales and purchases stall since the beginning of the lockdown, as well as those in the property industry. Public Health England is keen to emphasise that these changes do not represent a return […]
This week the government changed their COVID19 guidance for the housing market, including some key actions to get the housing market moving again in England. The housing market was put on hold at the end of March due to the government lockdown, and an estimated £82 billion house sales were put on hold, according to […]
The UK government has now issued guidance to those buying or selling their home during the Covid-19 lockdown. This update clarifies what you can do now – whether you are considering buying or selling, already have an offer accepted or have already exchanged contracts and are waiting to complete your transaction. The key message, that we are […]
For most of us, the biggest asset we will own in our lifetime is our home.
The New Forest was designated a national park in 2005 and is one of the most visited National Parks in the UK.
Esther Millard, and Sara Abou-Jaoude and from Barlow Robbins solicitors, discuss the proposals contained in the Government’s consultation paper, “Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Market”. Sara is a residential property solicitor and Esther specialises in professional negligence claims against solicitors. Esther: The consultation paper covers a range of leasehold-related issues. But the issue about which there has […]
When you are marvelling in the peace and tranquillity of having bought a home in the countryside, you are unlikely to find yourself in your new garden, enjoying the spring blossoms whilst considering the subject of sewage. Although a dirty word, come 2020, ‘sewage’ will be at the forefront of the minds of most sellers […]
What is an Indemnity Policy? A policy under which the insurer agrees to indemnify (compensate) the insured against specified costs or losses which may be incurred in the future up to an agreed maximum. When is an Indemnity Policy suitable? Where you have no express right to use the roads and paths which provide access […]