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Frances Griffiths

Home Loans to Children?

Posted by Frances Griffiths on August 20th 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

In the current difficult economic times and with the unwillingness of most banks and buildings societies to loan much more than 75% of a property’s value, many parents are lending or giving money to their children to use as a deposit so that they can buy a decent home while...

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Frances Griffiths

East Devon District Council changes to council tax on empty properties:

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Unoccupied and unfurnished property – the current 100% exemption for up to 6 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 100% for up to 3 months.

Uninhabitable property – the current 100% exemption for up to 12 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 50%...

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Frances Griffiths

Flood Risk

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

In June 2013, the agreement between the insurance industry and the Government, “The Flood Insurance Statement Of Principles Agreement” will not be renewed. It has been important for many years to the 5 million plus property owners in areas considered to be at risk to flooding who may now see...

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Mark Ollier

The Influence Of Cranbrook

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 9th 2012 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Lying to the east of Exeter beyond Whimple lie green fields upon which a gigantic construction project  is altering the landscape.

This is “Cranbrook”.

As I visited the Cranbrook site last Sunday and its visitor centres I was overwhelmed by the sheer size and ambition of this project...

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Mark Ollier

Why Conveyancing? - A Personal View

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 31st 2012 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Should the law just be about solving problems and dealing with the bad things in life, or should it also be a means to a positive end?

When I first joined a law firm after gaining my professional qualifications, the firm, in Birmingham, specialised in litigation but also had...

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Mark Ollier

Do I Need A Survey?

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 6th 2012 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

Do I need a survey?
Your home is probably the most expensive and important purchase you will every make and so it is important to ensure that the building is sound.  The price of a survey could save a huge amount of expense and will also give you peace of...

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