Conveyancing

  • Blog logo image of Lisa Collett for conveyancing blog post

    Following recent news of a Luton man having his house stolen, Timms Head of Conveyancing, Lisa Collett, discusses property fraud in her latest blog… Fraudsters can ‘steal’ property by impersonating the registered owner and either selling or mortgaging the property without the legal owners knowledge. The proceeds of this crime then disappear very quickly so […]

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  • Does Your House Have a Spooky Haunted Story to Share? Timms Conveyancer, Sherrie Litherland discusses in her latest Halloween blog…. Question:  “My house was the scene of a gruesome Victorian Murder and I think that it is haunted! Should I declare this to potential buyers? I wondered if the ‘let the buyer beware’ clause applied? But […]

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    Announced by the Government earlier this month Stamp Duty rates are due to return to the levels which were in place prior to 8th July, as from 1st October 2021. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is the tax that you pay when you buy land or property over a certain price in England and Northern […]

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  • In the past year, with more people working from home, there has been a trend towards living in the countryside.  In her latest blog, Conveyancer Sherrie Litherland talks about some of the things to consider…. From bats in the belfry to a lazy afternoon on the river, what are the quirks you need to consider […]

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  • Conveyancer Sherrie Litherland shares some useful hints and tips for choosing a removal firm…. As if moving house wasn’t stressful enough, the latest worrying trend is being let down by your removal company at the last minute. This is because firms are being offered more money elsewhere despite already being booked. Gazumping on removals happens […]

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    In his latest blog, Matt Rice discusses some of the temporary changes that the Land Registry have introduced…. During the last 12 months the Land Registry has made several temporary changes to its rules in a bid to address some of the constraints lockdown has had on the conveyancing process. These temporary changes include: Extending […]

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  • In her latest Conveyancing blog Timms Julie Stewart discusses the benefits of registering a property…. Historically, all land in England and Wales was unregistered.  Until the onset of typewriters and more recently computers, when a property was sold the solicitors would hand write the deeds of conveyance to transfer the property or land from the […]

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  • Estate rent charges are often a source of confusion for home buyers. So why do they exist? Timms Conveyancer, Sherrie Litherland, discusses in her latest blog…. There was a time when local authorities would take on responsibility for maintaining things like roads and green areas after an estate was built. Since the 1970s, they have […]

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    Announced yesterday, Head of Residential Property Lisa Collett discusses the Government’s new 95% Mortgage Scheme….. The new 95% Mortgage Scheme launched on Monday 19 April 2021 and is designed to be part of a range of options to help make home ownership a reality. What Is the New 95% Mortgage Scheme? This new government-backed mortgage […]

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    Earlier today the Chancellor announced an extension to the Stamp Duty holiday and a ‘Mortgage Guarantee’ scheme…. Chancellor Rishi Sunak today announced that the stamp duty land tax ‘holiday’ will be extended by another three months until 30th June 2021. Stamp Duty Holiday Extension Last summer, the Government temporarily increased the amount at which the […]

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