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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 […]

Access Problem – Solved…

When Mr and Mrs P came to sell their property they discovered they had an unexpected and rather difficult problem – they had no right of access to the house! Despite the fact that the property had been accessed for in excess of 20 years via a short driveway from the main road leading to […]

STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY

You may or may not be aware that the stamp duty holiday for nil stamp duty payable for properties bought for between £250-500,000 has come to an end now but the stamp duty holiday for properties purchased as a main residence up to £250,000 is still nil until the end of September this year. It […]

SEPTIC TANKS – THE LEGAL CHANGES YOU SHOULD KNOW!

If you are buying a property that has a septic tank you must make sure that the septic tank discharges into a sewage system or a soakaway has been installed as otherwise you will get a nasty shock and possibly a fine upon purchase, as by law this should have been done by the 1.1.20. […]

It Can Take Time

Life can be fast paced, we always seem to be in a bit of a hurry. As Stephen Dobyns put it “Each thing I do, I rush through so I can do something else.” And, that can be true of the law. We all want our legal matter to be be finished as quickly as […]

HOUSING MARKET DOUBLE BOOST

The housing market received a further boost today with Rishi Sunak announcing that the stamp duty holiday will be extended to the 30th June 2021. He also announced that after this period the amount of the purchase price of property when stamp duty is payable at all will double to £250,000 up until the 1st […]

Freehold v Leasehold

The basic differences between freehold and leasehold If you buy a freehold property then you become the freeholder and you own the building and the land it stands on outright, in perpetuity. Buying a leasehold property means you have a temporary right to occupy the property that you buy. This is defined by the term […]

Conveyancing During Lockdown

Following the government recent announcement regarding the latest national lockdown we would like to confirm the position with regard to moving house during the lockdown period. The government guidelines state that you can move house during the lockdown period as well as market and view properties as estate agents, solicitors , surveyors and removal companies […]

REMORTGAGE MAY BE THE WAY

Is your fixed term mortgage at an end? Following the Bank of England’s announcement to drop the current interest rate, you should think about remortgaging to ensure you are on the best mortgage deal available*? Here at Brearleys Solicitors, we can assist you with the legal work to get your remortgage through as quickly as […]

BE SAFE NOT SORRY

With all the strong storms and extreme weather conditions recently as can be seen from the photo this can lead to heavy consequences where peoples houses are concerned. It is extremely important when purchasing your new home that you ask your conveyancer to commission an environmental search to check for flooding in the area where […]