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Buying off-plan? How to make sure your deposit is as safe as houses

Purchasing a house or flat before it’s been built, known as off-plan, can be a great way of potentially grabbing a property in an up-and-coming area at a bargain price. With schemes such as Help to... Read full article

Time to end unfair leases on new build homes says government

Selling new-build houses on a leasehold basis in England could soon be banned under government plans to crackdown on what is seen as a growing problem. Flats can be continued to be sold as leasehold... Read full article

Helping the HM Land Registry shape the future of conveyancing

Researchers from the HM Land Registry (HMLR) have visited Wards Solicitors’ conveyancing team to gain a valuable insight into how lawyers currently order and obtain Local Land Charges (LLC)... Read full article

Buying a property with family? Read the small print

It is now increasingly common for siblings and friends to buy a property together and a recent court case shows how important it is not only to take independent legal advice but to make sure you read... Read full article

Property in the news: Stamp duty surcharge ‘windfall’/Right to rent fines/Cornwall & compulsory purchase

Stamp duty surcharge ‘windfall’ Repeated calls have been made for the government to rethink the stamp duty regime, and the extra 3% tax which has applied now for almost a year. This... Read full article
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