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Walker Solicitors expands Commercial Property Team

Walker Solicitors are delighted to welcome Carissa Willetts as a paralegal in the Commercial Property and Banking and Security Team. During her first month with the firm, Carissa has hit the ground running by assisting with several commercial lease matters as well as working alongside one of the directors in completion of large scale development
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Walker Solicitors expands Residential Development Team

Walker Solicitors are very pleased to welcome Alexandra Weaver to our Residential Development Team. Alex joins the firm having spent the last 4 years working for a large PLC house builder as part of its in-house legal function.  Prior to that Alex has worked at various other private legal practices including two full service law
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Preparing Land Registry Compliant Plans

Preparing Land Registry compliant plans may be daunting, as such the Land Registry has provided guidance on this matter. Any land being transferred must be shown correctly on a plan, which can clearly be identified on the Ordnance Survey map. Therefore, it would be best to overlay the plan on the Ordnance Survey map to
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Tree removal – a felling tale

Tree felling is commonplace when constructing a residential development or indeed when carrying out site investigations.  Prudent developers should be aware of not only whether there are any protected trees within their proposed development (i.e. by way of Tree Preservation Order) but also the statutory rules around tree felling activity in general including when a
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Walker Solicitors recruit Matthew Roach as our New Director and Head of Residential Development

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Roach has joined Walker Solicitors as Associate Director and Head of Residential Development. Matthew joins the firm having spent several years leading the Partnerships Midlands legal function with top ten national house builder, Countryside Properties.   Matthew is a Chartered Legal Executive with over 15 years’ experience acting for
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2021 Ending Strong In The Property Sector

2021’s set to be recorded as the busiest year in the property market in 14 years according to research carried out by property website Zoopla, with data showing 1 in 16 properties will be sold by the end of the year. This thought to be largely due to the recent Stamp Duty holiday, ended on
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What is Shared Ownership ?

When you buy a home through a shared ownership scheme you buy a share of the property and pay rent on the rest, eligibility criteria to secure a mortgage to buy a share (usually 25% and 75%) in property whilst paying rent on the rest of the share. As the buyer only needs a mortgage
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Leasehold properties are back in the news again…

Leasehold properties are back in the news again, following the government’s announcement that it plans to clamp down on high costs when homeowners attempt to extend their lease. The issue has been in and out of the press numerous times, as respective leaders have promised to improve the system, which can include penal ground rents,
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New “Help to Build” Scheme launched in England

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced a new “Help to Build” scheme with the intention of making “it easier and more affordable for people to build their own homes.” Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP announced in April 2021 that “building your own home shouldn’t be the preserve of
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Signing your Will during a pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has prompted many to re-think and focus on different aspects of their life including financial planning. It has been reported that enquiries for Wills has increased by 76% since the start of the outbreak in the UK. https://www.devere-group.com/news/Demand-for-wills-up-76-percent-Coronavirus-collectively-focuses-minds.aspx Unfortunately, the will making process in England and Wales has been affected by coronavirus
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