Category: Property Law

Laws for Landlords and Tenants

Coming into force from 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act aims to ensure that tenants will be able to see at a glance what a given property will cost them in the advertised rent with no hidden costs. The new rules also mean that deposits will be capped at five weeks’ rent (or six …

Points to Consider When Buying a Second Home

Ten key points to consider when buying a second home for your own use or as a buy-to-let investment To buy-to-let or not to buy-to-let, that is a difficult question! It can be quite a conundrum for people with capital to invest who are dithering between the stock market or bricks and mortar. Since April …

THE COST OF CONVEYANCING

Unfortunately, one of the problem areas of buying properties in this day and age in England and Wales (unlike Scotland), is that the other side can pull out of the transaction at any time, leaving you with a bill for your solicitor’s fees, and possibly search costs which can add up to quite a sizeable …

Renting Your Property

Renting out your property may seem like an easy source of income, but it can be a legal minefield. Also you may have to pay tax on the income that you earn. If there are disagreements between you and your tenants, it can quickly become a drain on your time and resources. The best way …

Thank You

At Brearleys we love to hear Feedback on our services. Theses clients have made a carrot cake and some muffins and said:-  “To Lorraine & team. Just wanted to say a massive “Thank you” for all your hard work on the sale of my apartment, I really do appreciate it, you are Fab!!!  J, J & Mr …

Leasehold …. more than meets the eye

As more apartment blocks are built in England and Wales more people will be buying a property on a leasehold basis . This means usually that the property will come with certain restrictions that must be checked very carefully. It is also very important that the yearly cost of management fees and other potential fees …