Should You, as a Joint Buyer of a Property, Ringfence Your Deposit?

People buying a property together risk losing their investment if they don’t seek legal advice first. Cohabiting couples, friends or siblings purchasing property together have no protection on [...]

Thousands Help Protect Themselves Against Property Fraud by Signing Up for Land Registry’s Property Alert Service

In its first year, over 19,000 people have signed up to Land Registry’s free Property Alert service. The award-winning service provides an early warning of possible suspicious activity on [...]

Ever Seen the Ads Promising to Buy Your Property Regardless of Price, Area or Condition? Caution Advised!

A property owner needing to sell property fast may ‘take a punt’ of achieving an early sale in the traditional way before resorting to the perceived ‘fast’ methods of sale. This can include a [...]

Stamp Duty Land Tax and Your Liability

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) thresholds can dictate the market price of properties for both buyers and sellers and particularly in respect of those properties which may just creep over one stamp [...]

Selling or Buying Property at Auction – We Can Help!

If you have a property that maybe you have inherited or own a property that has become a little run down or simply need to achieve a quick sale, placing your property in auction can be an [...]

Help to Buy – Latest

Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, has cut the amount it will lend through the Help to Buy equity loan scheme to £150,000, down from £500,000. The reduced limit is [...]

A Knotty Issue!

Is Your Garden Harboring Japanese Knotweed? Know the Issues The effects of the plant known as Japanese Knotweed on property are becoming a well known issue amongst conveyancers and surveyors and [...]

The Help to Buy Warning – Don’t Get Unwittingly Trapped!!

Mortgage brokers have warned that first time buyers who have purchased a home through a shared equity scheme could be left trapped on an uncompetitive mortgage rate in the future due to little [...]

How Do You Choose Your Conveyancer?

What follows is the findings of a consumer survey, details of which appear on Today’s Conveyancer, aimed at the conveyancing profession:- “A recent survey has revealed that most home buyers rely [...]

Ridley & Hall Leads the Way in e-Conveyancing

In an age of ever increasing use of modern technology, solicitors firms can sometimes be seen as lagging behind other professions in making use of modern technology. However, at Ridley & Hall [...]

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