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What is a short lease and what can I do if I have one?   If you have a short lease and would like to extend the lease or find out if you are entitled to compensation then contact our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 or send an email to [email protected] What is a lease? When you buy certain types of property such as flats and apartments you will often be buying a lease rather than the freehold land. Leases are granted for...

Legal protection for parents helping their children buy a home For individual guidance on putting in place legal protection for parents helping their children buy a home call us on 0808 139 1606 or send us an email at [email protected] It's increasingly difficult for young people to get a foot on the property ladder these days. This has resulted in parents stepping in to help them out financially. But while parents are often more than happy to give their children a head...

Will the Stamp Duty holiday be extended?   Our conveyancing department is currently flat out, keeping up with the demand generated by the government's stamp duty holiday which is set to end on 31 march 2021. We do not wish to turn clients away, but we have to ensure that our service standards are upheld and as the deadline gets nearer then saturation point might be reached. There is a widespread fear among conveyancers that very soon we will have an unprecedented number of...

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...