Buying or Selling at Auction- What you need to know

If you have a property that 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 attractive [...]

The Latest Obstacle for Landlords

From 1st April 2016 the amount of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) payable by you on the purchase of a second property whether this is a Buy to Let or a second home, increased by an additional 3%. If [...]

Record Year for the Property team

It has been another record breaking year for our property team. The new members to the department have certainly been kept busy with the work that we have been dealing with across Kirklees and [...]

Introducing Ashley Dixon, Property Solicitor

Ridley & Halls residential property team takes on newly qualified solicitor Ashley Dixon to join the ever growing team. Ashley qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and has a shared approach to [...]

Flood Misery for Home Owners

House purchases are falling through in flood zone areas because buyers are unable to arrange buildings insurance. Many lenders require evidence that buildings insurance is in place before [...]

My Property is Unregistered – Should I Worry?

Some time ago it became compulsory to register a transfer of ownership of property – in this area the trigger date was in the early 1970’s.  Therefore, property that has been sold subsequently is [...]

Property Fraud and How to Avoid it

Unfortunately we have all heard about identity theft but a new worrying trend is that of property fraud. It was reported before Christmas that the veteran war reporter Max Hastings and his wife [...]

Happy Families? Moving in with Mum

Living on your own can be lonely, especially as you grow older. For many families the logical answer is that an elderly parent sells their home and moves in with one of their adult children. But [...]

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 [...]

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