Conveyancing

  • Katie Holmes

    ‘What Is Registration And How Long Does It Take?’ Timms Conveyancer Katie Holmes discusses in her latest blog… After a property or land is purchased, transferred or mortgaged, it must be registered at the Land Registry. The Land Registry keeps a reliable record of information about ownership and interests affecting land and property. It provides […]

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  • In his latest blog, Trainee Solicitor Michael Radze-Constable discusses what a Lifetime ISA is and how it will help you… What Is A Lifetime ISA And How Will It Help Me? In 1960, the average cost of a home was approximately £55,784.00 in today’s money. 63 years later, it now stands at £294,559.00 (over 5 […]

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  • In his latest blog, Trainee Solicitor Michael Radze-Constable discusses the history of the phrase ‘Caveat Emptor’ or ‘Seller Beware’… ‘Caveat Emptor’ is a Latin phrase which has governed the buying and selling of goods since 1603, after an Elizabethan gentleman was left rather disappointed, having departed with the grand sum of one hundred Great British […]

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  • Registered Title

    In his latest blog, Trainee Solicitor Michael Radze-Constable discusses what signing a mortgage deed means…. This September, UK Finance identified that there are currently 9 million outstanding residential mortgages in the UK. Therefore, many of us will be familiar with the lengthy and formal process of obtaining a mortgage, which culminates with the execution (signing) […]

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  • Molly Evans

    In her latest blog, Trainee Solicitor Molly Evans gives some helpful hints and tips to protect from property fraud…. Those carrying out property fraud are becoming increasingly sophisticated in the ways that they are able to target both individual property owners and conveyancers involved in the transaction. Therefore, it is crucial that we all take […]

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  • Registered Title

    With recent increase in interest rates, Trainee Solicitor Michael Radze-Constable discusses what this means for mortgages in his latest blog… Just over 25 years ago, the then Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer and subsequent Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, gave the Bank of England independence, allowing this body to set interest rates. The last year in […]

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  • Molly Evans

    In her latest blog, Timms Trainee Solicitor, Molly Evans discusses what property management companies do….. Management Companies – Residential Leaseholders When you buy a leasehold within a larger building, for example a block of flats, the communal areas and the building are owned by the Landlord. Some Landlords will choose to maintain, repair, insure, clean […]

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  • Katie Holmes

    ‘What are the latest stamp duty changes?’ Timms Conveyancer Katie Holmes discusses how this could affect you in her latest blog… Stamp duty is a tax paid to the government upon the purchase of a property. The rules have become more complex in recent times but, to put it simply, the amount of tax payable […]

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  • Registered Title

    In his latest blog, Timms Trainee Solicitor, Michael Radze-Constable talks ‘mortgage offer’ and helps with some frequently asked questions… In an era of sharply increasing house prices (The average UK house price has hit a record of £294,260, up £30,000 in a year) most people, regardless of their age bracket and pay grade, have become […]

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  • In her latest Timms blog, Head Of Conveyancing, Adriana Holmes discusses the question “What Are Rentcharges?”… What Are The Different Types Of Rentcharges? There are two types of rentcharge. Firstly, what we will call an Historic Rentcharge. This is an obligation of an owner of freehold land to pay someone (the ‘Rentcharge Owner’) a small […]

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