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North Devon conveyancing solicitor, Andrew Burke, looks at what is involved when completing on a property transaction.   We are one of North Devon's most experienced conveyancing solicitors. If you would like a detailed quote for conveyancing fees then simply click here or call us on 01271 372128   When you are moving home the focus throughout is on the day the transaction will be completed. Completion day is the day when the sale and purchase of a property reaches its conclusion, with the...

One of the most common questions our Barnstaple conveyancing solicitors are asked is, 'How long does conveyancing take?'   To speak to a Barnstaple conveyancing solicitor call freephone 0808 139 1606 or email [email protected] If you want a detailed quote for conveyancing fees you can Request a Quote here.   The conveyancing process generally takes between 2 and 4 months, but every transaction is different. Some transactions can be completed in a shorter space of time and on occasions we have been able to complete...

What impact will the stamp duty holiday have on the North Devon property market?   Slee Blackwell are one of North Devon's leading conveyancing solicitors, with conveyancing teams located in each of our offices in Barnstaple, South Molton, Bideford and Braunton. To speak to one of our North Devon conveyancers call 01271 372128. If you would like a detailed quote you can request one here.   Following the government's announcement that for a temporary period there will be no stamp duty to pay on...

If you are thinking about buying a holiday home it is important to do your homework on the legal implications. Here are some useful tips from experienced holiday home solicitors.   Second home or investment opportunity? The first thing to consider is whether you are buying your holiday home to use exclusively as a private second home or whether you intend to rent it out as a holiday let. If you are going to get involved in holiday letting then additional legal considerations will...

Are you looking for an experienced 'Help to Buy Equity Loan' solicitor in Devon and Somerset? We look at the government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme. Help to Buy is a government scheme designed to help people purchase their own home. The scheme has been introduced for a limited period and has recently been extended due to its widespread popularity among property buyers. Under the scheme the government provides the purchaser with funds to buy their new home by way of an...

The rules relating to stamp duty when buying a property in Wales are about to change. Currently, the system in England and Wales is referred to as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). From 1st April 2018, the system in Wales will change and stamp duty will become known as Land Transaction Tax (LTT). Here are the facts and figures you should be aware of if you are thinking of purchasing in Wales:- The new starting threshold for LTT will be raised to £180,000...

Conveyancing lawyer, Gemma Williams, presents a handy step-by-step guide to buying and selling a property. STAGE 1: ISSUING THE CONTRACT The buyer and seller will have negotiated a price (usually through an estate agent) and each party will need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle the legal side. The estate agent will circulate details of the property deal to those solicitors.   If you are the seller and have not already sorted out an Energy Performance Certificate then you will need to...

We have launched a range of fixed fee services for landlords who want to recover possession of residential premises which are let under Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements.   Menu of services for recovery of possession of residential premises   STEP   FIXED FEE   Initial Telephone Advice     Free     Service of Notice (Section 8 for rent arrears or Section 21)   £160 plus VAT     Accelerated Possession Proceedings (no attendance at Court)     £420 plus VAT and Court Fee   Possession Proceedings (Taunton, Exeter or Barnstaple County Court)     £760 plus VAT and Court Fee   Possession Proceedings (Other County Courts)     Fixed fees available on request     Warrant of...

Stamp duty on second homes is set to rise on 1 April 2016. The increase was announced by the government last year and will be a surcharge of 3% of stamp duty land tax on purchases of additional homes. The measure is aimed at curbing the rapid growth of private landlord buy-to-lets, but it affects all second-homes purchasers. People buying a second home will have to pay the 3% stamp duty surcharge in addition to the stamp duty ordinarily payable, even if...

From April 2015 some of the biggest changes we have seen to the pension system have come into force. These changes are making it possible for people to take pension benefits from personal pensions without having to buy an annuity. Put simply, people will be able to withdraw what they like from their personal pension. Commentators are expecting many investors to be tempted to look into the buy-to-let property sector. Property solicitor, Katy Kernahan, explains why: Investor interest appears to be on the...