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Can I re-mortgage during coronavirus?

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In light of recent Government guidance restricting moving home while we fight the coronavirus pandemic, our Residential Conveyancing team has been facing questions regarding whether similar restrictions apply to other areas of property, such as ...

Do you own a Taylor Wimpey Property?

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The sale of new properties as leaseholds subject to ground rents that double regularly is a topic that has been featured a lot in the press in recent months. National builders, Taylor Wimpey, have responded to criticism and launched a scheme whereby they...

DCLG calls for transparency for clients buying a home

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In recent months, several bodies have been calling for clearer options when it comes to individuals buying or selling their home, particularly when they require conveyancing services. With the market awash with choices of legal services to provide this, John Blake, Senior Residential Conveyancer, evaluates the impact this call for transparency will have for clients, and why real client feedback and recommendations will always be a preferable place to start.

South East sees highest number of home movers in 2017

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Here in the South East figures show our region saw the highest number of home movers in 2017; a sure sign the property market is continuing to grow.

Will new cashback mortgage help people buy a property?

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A new cash back mortgage has been launched by Barclays Mortgages in an effort to assist more people onto the property ladder. The Barclays Homebuyer Cashback Mortgage will give buyers either £1,250 or £2,500 to put towards the stamp duty costs on their new property. John Blake, Residential Conveyancer, here reviews the mortgage and explains who could benefit most from it.