Residential Property Articles

Stamp Duty Land Tax and Second Properties – The Basics

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was brought in to replace the old 'stamp duty' and has been complex since its inception.Among the transactions subject to...

Stamp Duty Land Tax and Second Properties – The Basics

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was brought in to replace the old 'stamp duty' and has been complex since its inception.Among the transactions subject to...

Bank of Mum and Dad Lending Issues

A recent report that the 'bank of Mum and Dad' is one of the leading sources of finance for house purchase will come as no...

Bank of Mum and Dad Lending Issues

A recent report that the 'bank of Mum and Dad' is one of the leading sources of finance for house purchase will come as no...

The Duties of Mortgage Lenders

When mortgage arrears are serious and/or there is a breach of the mortgage covenants, the lender will usually seek an order for repossession of the...

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Residential Property News

Premature Contract Signature Proves ExpensiveApril 8, 2018

Signing a contract before you are sure you are willing to complete it can be a huge mistake: judges do not flinch from enforcing valid...

DIY Approach to Property Purchase Proves CostlyMarch 21, 2018

You might think that something as seemingly simple as buying a pitch for a caravan is straightforward enough to do yourself, but a recent example...

Onerous Leasehold Terms to be BannedFebruary 26, 2018

Following an outcry over the terms that apply to the purchase of new leasehold properties in some circumstances, the Government conducted a public consultation. This...

Facing Compulsory Purchase of Your Home?December 18, 2017

Home ownership is generally regarded as providing safety and long-term security, but this is not always the case as properties can be compulsorily purchased by...

Flat Tenants – Taking Over Management Can Be a Legal MinefieldDecember 4, 2017

Most leaseholders would like to obtain the right to manage their own premises. However, as one tribunal case shows, there are many potential pitfalls, so...

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