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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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Good News for Second Home owners in the EU

Posted on May 26th 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

UK owners of property owned in Europe can sleep a little easier tonight after two key decisions in relation to properties owned in France and Spain. The EU has ruled that taxes recently introduced by France in relation to British owners of second properties violate European law and the authorities...

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Mark Ollier

New House Building Numbers Confusing

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

The number of houses being built in the UK fell during the final 3 months of 2014, the first such decline for nearly 2 years.

The UK housing market has been slowing over the past few months but it is a very confused picture. The number of new buyers approaching Estate...

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Mark Ollier

Make Sure Your Boundaries Are Accurate

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 23rd 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

We advise all of our clients who are purchasing properties to visit the property on the ground with the Land Registry plan provided by us in order to check that the boundaries on the ground match those on the plan.

It sounds simple enough, but it is surprising just how many...

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