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Katrina Short

Buyers Beware

Posted by Katrina Short on May 11th 2018 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Buying a new property is a very exciting time, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned house purchaser, starting with the initial viewing of the property through to the day of completion.

There is a very important point that buyers should consider, especially when viewing the property, to make...

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Mark Ollier

New Japanese Knotweed (fallopia japonica) Case Causes Concern

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 13th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

As you may be aware, Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species in the UK, which although superficially attractive, causes major structural problems to buildings.  At its most prolific, it can grow up to 20cm a day. Its roots are 3 metres deep and it can grow through concrete. It spreads...

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Mark Ollier

A Year Of Challenge For Buy To Let Landlords

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 12th 2017 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

The next 12 months will be a challenging time for buy-to-let investors as tax changes take effect, the stamp duty surcharge continues to bite and new rules come into play with regard to lettings.

Landlords face changes to Mortgage Tax Relief which will be phased in from April 2017. The Society...

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Richard Glanville

Shared Ownership – pros and cons.

Posted by Richard Glanville on October 20th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Shared ownership continues to be an attractive option for many people with the price of a home now unaffordable for many.  However, although shared ownership looks as if it is a cheaper option, it is not without risks and these are often not made very clear at the beginning of...

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Mark Ollier

Banks mortgage interest in a home

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 19th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Where a bank allowed mortgage debtors to sell their family home to pay off part of their debts and buy a smaller home for their daughter in her name, on condition that it had a charge over the new home to secure the remaining indebtedness, but the new charge was...

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Mark Ollier

Budget 2016 Stamp Duty Changes

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 16th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

The government first announced higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional residential properties in last year’s autumn statement and spending review. The higher rates, which will be three percentage points above current SDLT rates, come into force from 1 April.

The government originally proposed an exemption for large-scale investors,...

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