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Can we move house during the COVID-19 lockdown?

This is a question many people are asking at the moment given the current situation in the UK.The Government has issued advice and guidance to all parties involved in the conveyancing process, from estate

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Service Charges – Landlord Pays Dearly for Failing to Read the Lease

When it comes to issuing service charge demands, landlords must stick to the letter of leases or risk recovering nothing at all – even if that results in tenants receiving an unwarranted windfall. The

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How Much Is a Freehold Interest Worth? Court of Appeal Clarifies the Law

Where a tenant exercises its right to buy a freehold, the sum payable is calculated on the basis of the property’s open market value, subject to the existence of the tenancy. But what happens if the

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Meet The Team – Simon Bacchus

Simon qualified as a Solicitor in 1989 and deals exclusively with residential property. He joined Parfitt Cresswell in May 2017 as Head of Property Services. Simon helps clients buy and sell all types

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First Time Buyer and the Bank of Mum and Dad

In the current property market it is becoming increasingly difficult for first time buyers to get a toenail on the property ladder let alone a foot. Increasingly, young couples are having to borrow money

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Insuring a Risk? Absolute Frankness Is the Best Policy!

When you take out an insurance policy, it might seem tempting to minimise the risk insured against with a view to reducing the premium. However, one High Court case concerning a catastrophic property fire

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Property Improvement Notices – Court of Appeal Test Case

In an important decision for property professionals, the Court of Appeal has given guidance on the extent of local authority powers under the Housing Act 2004 to require improvements to be made to properties

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Buying a Home Together? Do The Title Deeds Reflect Your Contributions?

Loving couples often contribute together to the cost of buying a home. However, if legal advice is unwisely dispensed with, such arrangements are often not recorded on title deeds and, as one tribunal

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Additional costs of purchasing a property.

Emma and Ashley discuss the additional costs of purchasing a property.

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Buying a House? Professional Advice Gives You Peace of Mind

Buying a house is the biggest investment most people ever make and that is why it is so very important to have the assurance of professional advice before proceeding. In one case in which advice received

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