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Monday, 16 September 2019  |  Admin
Can a neighbour’s tree cause subsidence to your property?

When buying a new home, you should pay attention to any sizeable trees near the property. While they often won’t cause a problem, there is occasionally a risk to the stability of a house nearby.

If your neighbour’s tree overhangs your garden, you are within your rights to trim any branches that encroach onto your property. The limbs that you remove strictly speaking belong to your neighbour, so you should return them to their side of the boundary.

 

Monday, 9 September 2019  |  Admin
5 tips for first-time buyers

Buying your first home is exciting, but it can also be daunting. We look at 5 points you can deal with before you start your search.

There are lots of things to consider when buying a home and it can seem overwhelming the first time you go through the process. If you take the time to go through the following straight away, you’ll get off to a good start and be ready to move as soon as you find your dream home.

 

Monday, 2 September 2019  |  Admin
The potential impact of a new prime minister on top-end property prices

As a lengthy slump in prime property prices in London appears to be ending, will the appointment of a new prime minister further encourage the market?

Since George Osborne’s 2014 increases in Stamp Duty payable on properties costing in excess of £925,000, the prime property market has been sluggish. With top tax rates of 10 and 12 percent, sales have dropped substantially since the peak five years ago, with prices falling in response.

 


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Monday, 7 October 2019  |  Admin
What is the difference between exchange of contracts and completion in conveyancing?

The two most important milestones in any conveyancing transaction are the exchange of contracts and completion. We look at the difference between them.

When you have an offer on a house accepted, or you accept an offer to buy, the next step is to instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf.

 

Monday, 30 September 2019  |  Admin
What happens if my landlord passes away?

If a landlord dies, then the person who takes the role of administering their estate becomes the new landlord. This is known as being an ‘accidental landlord’

When your landlord passes away, you may then have to deal with someone who has never been a landlord before and isn’t familiar with the obligations it entails.

 

Monday, 23 September 2019  |  Admin
Points to consider when buying a property abroad

Buying a home abroad is a dream for many people, but you should proceed with caution as there can be many pitfalls to avoid.

Owning a home overseas can be a great way to escape, as well as somewhere friends and family can enjoy and even a good investment. But you need to do your homework before buying.

 

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