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Help to Buy scheme boosts conveyancing recruitment

October 30th, 2013

The Conveyancing Association has said that the government’s Help to Buy scheme has meant conveyancing firms have had to recruit new staff to cope with demand for conveyancing services. The government boost to the property market has led to another shake up for the conveyancing market, which in recent years has undergone a transformation, with […]

Old buildings and Pitfalls

September 14th, 2013

When purchasing or leasing a residential or commercial premises, a common overlooked factor is the existence of asbestos. Usually not identifiable to the naked eye, asbestos can be a unwelcome cost to deal with if you are liable. Read our guide on asbestos and its removal here to ensure how it can be dealt with

Increase in mortgage equity releases as homeowner confidence grows

September 1st, 2013

The latest monthly report from property services company LMS has suggested that lower mortgage rates and growing confidence among homeowners are fuelling a rise in the amount of equity being released from homes through remortgaging with the same lender. Further research shows that the equity released is being used to consolidate existing debts such as […]

Changes To Conveyancing and The Impact On Conveyancing Fees

August 25th, 2013

Conveyancing used to have a somewhat musty image, conjuring up images of piles of dusty papers and property deeds in a long-forgotten basement. However, in recent years, conveyancing has entered the 21st century, with online conveyancing streamlining the process, and making conveyancing much cheaper. Solicitors used to hold a monopoly over conveyancing services and had […]

Conveyancing Searches and Chancel Repairs Liability

May 17th, 2013

Many homebuyers find the perfect dream family property in the countryside or in a quiet leafy spot in town and are totally unaware that the location of their dream property might leave them wide open to a few additional expenses they were not expecting. And your local church is exactly where extra conveyancing fees and […]

What are Conveyancing Disbursements?

October 15th, 2012

Conveyancing Disbursements Explained When a conveyancing fee is quoted, it will almost always exclude conveyancing disbursements. So, what are disbursements and what are they likely to mean to the bottom line cost of conveyancing your property? Broadly speaking, a disbursement refers to any payment out that the solicitor or conveyancing professional such as a licensed […]

Conveyancing Process – Can be as Easy as ABC

October 15th, 2012

Conveyancing Process Requirements Buying and selling a property can be a relatively quick and hassle-free process, yet there are legal obligations associated with the conveyancing process that require professional intervention such as licensed conveyancers or conveyancing solicitors. A house is likely to be the largest purchase that an individual undertakes in their lifetime, so it […]

Property Sale Conveyancing Transaction Process

October 1st, 2012

The Key Phases Involved in the Conveyancing Process of a Property Sale Transaction There are multiple procedures involved in a property sale transaction. Such a detailed process demands the experience of a professional conveyancing outfit, whose knowledge ensures that the transaction, at all times, remains coherent with all the necessary legalities. The smallest of omissions […]

Property Purchase Conveyancing Transaction Process

October 1st, 2012

The Key Conveyancing Phases Involved in a Property Purchase Transaction The property purchase transaction is in-depth and procedural, with numerous stages that a conveyancer adheres to in order to ensure that the transaction is legitimate. The slightest oversight can leave a purchaser vulnerable, and so it is essential that the conveyancer who oversees the purchasing […]

Property Remortgage Conveyancing Transaction Process

September 30th, 2012

The Key Phases Involved in a Property Remortgage Transaction There are various reasons why a person might want to remortgage their home. For some, it is a case of securing a lower rate. Others are looking for a greater level of security. Remortgaging is often a viable way for people to subsidise home improvements, consolidate […]

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