Residential Property

What are Residential Property Searches?

One of the key stages of buying a residential property is undertaking ‘searches’. In this blog, our Residential Property lawyers answer some frequently asked questions about the searches undertaken during a residential property purchase. What are searches? Searches...

What is a Fixed-Rate Mortgage?

When buying a house, especially for the first time, you will be faced with a variety of challenges, including selecting a mortgage broker and mortgage deal, before facing the conveyancing process with the support of a trusted solicitor. When selecting a mortgage deal,...

Stamp Duty Land Tax Update

Following Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini budget on 23 September 2022, the Government is cutting Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) with the aim of driving economic growth. It has since published a Factsheet outlining how the changes will affect homebuyers. Reduction in SDLT...

Pets in Flats

There has been a ‘lockdown pet boom’ and ‘an unprecedented rise in pet ownership’ according to various headlines in the press during the course of the Covid pandemic. It was reported by the BBC on 12 March 2021 that a “total of 3.2 million households in the UK have...