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Personal Searches, known as Regulated Local Authority Searches, have become a popular, often quicker and more cost-effective alternative to Council Local Authority Searches or Official Searches in purchase conveyancing. However, some professionals still hesitate to...read more
The wait for the results of local authority searches to come back can often be an exasperating and lengthy one for both sellers and buyers impatient to get on with their house sale or purchase. For one frustrated seller in Worthing, West Sussex, it all got too...read more
Moving home is a stressful experience. There are so many potential pitfalls to negotiate. And when you toss in the uncertainty around completing a property sale or purchase, it can add up to a fraught time for buyers and sellers. According to 2016 figures from...read more
If you haven’t already started, time is running out to prepare for the biggest change in data protection in a generation with the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On May 25, 2018, the GDPR will replace the 1998 Data...read more
If you’re a solicitor or conveyancer working on property and land deals in Wales, get ready for the biggest tax change there in 300 years. The new Land Transaction Tax (LTT), the first Welsh-only tax since the 13th century, will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)....read more
2018 is shaping up to be another challenging one in the UK property market and for conveyancers. The continued negotiations over Brexit, potential further interest rate rises, changes to leasehold sales and the effects of the abolition of stamp duty for first-time...read more