Help to Buy ISAs

Are you a first time buyer over the age of 16? Have you opened your Help to Buy ISA yet? No? What are you waiting for? What is the Bonus The Government’s Help to Buy ISA Scheme was introduced in [...]

Should I Buy My Freehold?

Kirklees and Calderdale are renowned for having a number of properties held on long-term leases. Here are a few Questions and Answers to help you decide whether or not to purchase the freehold: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Trio of Senior Appointments at Ridley & Hall

Ridley & Hall Solicitors in Huddersfield has appointed three new partners. Alison Mason, Jill Waddington and Vicky Medd have played a significant role in the firm’s growth in recent [...]

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 [...]

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