New Arrivals

We are pleased to announce 3 new arrivals at the firm to grow our ever expanding Residential Conveyancing Department. Giovanna Gravante joins us as an Associate at the firm having held a senior role in a large Conveyancing Firm for many years and we have also added experience in the form of Tricia Langton who […]

Ban on Ground Rents

The ban on ground rents is now due to come into effect on 30.06.2022 The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2002 will restrict ground rents on most new long residential leases in England and Wales to the value of zero, or as otherwise known, a token “peppercorn” rent per year. Although the new law effectively […]

The time is right to remortgage

The Time Is Right

Unfortunately at the moment it looks like 2022 is going to be a tough year financially in the UK and we are only in February! It may therefore be the case that the time is right for you to re-mortgage your property to try and fix your mortgage payments on a long term fixed rate […]


We have a few changes at the firm in the next couple of weeks in that Kerry Cudworth one of our residential conveyancers is unfortunately leaving us for a firm a bit closer to home and this has given an opportunity to another one of our residential conveyancers, Aneeka Javaid to move to our Leeds […]


Previously sellers of properties that had knotweed present on their land or sometimes on their neighbours land were trapped in their property unable to sell it. Its presence can wipe upto 15 percent off the value of a property. New advice coming into force this March means surveyors for mortgage lenders don’t have to flag […]


Unfortunately some relationships simply don’t last the test of time. When a couple are unmarried a relationship break up often leads to increased upset and anguish due to unclear understanding as to what happens with the family home whether it be owned by one person or both . At our firm Martin Oliver can help […]

Increase to HM Land Registry fees

From Monday 31 January, some of HM Land Registry’s land registration fees will increase for the first time since 2009. This will affect applications for first registration and for the registration of transfers, leases and mortgages of property (scales 1 and 2).  Please visit Increase to HM Land Registry fees – GOV.UK (  for further […]

Homeowners in a (Japanese) Knot

The Country’s Most Expensive Plant

Japanese knotweed is responsible for shaving £11.8billion off the value of Britain’s property market, new research by a removal specialist claims. As many as 4 per cent of British homes are affected by the invasive plant – either on the property itself or on a neighbouring property. The invasive plant makes homes significantly more difficult […]