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,
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
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
Rest assured it is business as usual for us at Walker Solicitors with the assistance of additional measures to ensure that we can continue to support our clients in the most efficient manner in light of current events. Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our clients, colleagues and communities. As a
This month Jonathan Walker, head of commercial conveyancing provides a brief overview of the laws relating to residential and non-residential Stamp Duty Land Tax (‘SDLT’) and the rates and reliefs available. Stamp Duty Land Tax is one of the most unpopular taxes in the UK hitting homeowners and investors just at the time when everyone
Reports show the mortgage sector has ended the decade strong showing an increase in mortgage approvals of 24% between December 2018 and December 2019. Similarly, re-mortgage approvals have seen a 30% rise between December 2018 and December 2019.Commenting on the December 2019 Household Finance Update from UK Finance, John Phillips, National Operations Director at Just Mortgages,
WHAT IS PROBATE AND WHY DO I NEED IT? My father left a Will which left everything to me, do I need Probate? My father died in 2015 and I dealt with everything then. I closed his bank accounts, notified the DWP and utility companies. I’ve now instructed estate agents to
If you are looking to buy a house, a Help to Buy ISA is an option for first time buyers saving towards their mortgage deposit. However, if this is something you are considering you will need to open it by 30 November 2019, after which it will no longer be available. How does it work?
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