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 beyond. The Government’s tax changes to ownership of second properties took place 1st April 2016 and it was reported in the national media that the surge in transactions trying to avoid the new tax almost took the property sector to the breaking point. Our property team are renowned for going the extra mile and they worked out of hours and over the Easter Holidays to ensure that all the deadlines were met and transactions completed before the tax changes were implemented.
Introducing Ashley Sowerby, Property Solicitor
Despite the uncertainty after Brexit, demand for our property expertise has continued to rise over the summer months. Alison Mason, our Partner and Head of Property, has recently recruited Ashley Sowerby into the department due to the increase demand of the property market. Ashley is very passionate about providing a high quality and personal service to her clients and we wish her the warmest of welcomes.
“We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of work possible, as the case load builds so does our property department. To ensure the standard and quality of our work doesn’t change I wanted to appoint a new residential property Solicitor. I am very pleased with the recruitment of Ashley and believe she will continue the firm’s ethos.”
We are delighted to announce that as of Autumn this year we have been re-accredited for the fifth year with The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme award (CQS). This is recognition of the firm’s high standards in residential conveyancing and to achieve this assessment the property department must undergo strict assessment and compulsory training.