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Top tips for first-time buyers

The number of first-time buyers is at its highest for ten years, accounting for 51 per cent of the market despite rising prices and record deposits according to the Halifax.  If you are thinking about taking that first step onto the property ladder, the legal aspects of ownership may be the last thing on your […]

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How to extend a lease on a flat or buy a share of the freehold

When you buy a flat you will usually buy it via a lease rather than buying it outright. This is because, when you own a flat, there needs to be a mechanism in place to ensure that everyone in the building occupies their space responsibly and contributes to the cost of maintaining and insuring shared […]

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Government scraps stamp duty for first-time buyers on properties bought for up to £300,000

The Chancellor recently announced that stamp duty would be scrapped for first-time buyers looking to purchase a property worth up to £300,000, and would be reduced for properties worth up to £500,000 to cater for buying in London and other expensive areas.  Susan Ward, residential conveyancing expert with Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire explains […]

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Young Couple Moving into a New Home

Top 5 tips when getting a conveyancing quote

Buying a new home is exciting, whether it is a first-time purchase or an additional property to your portfolio, you will need a conveyancing lawyer to act for you in the process and ensure that the ‘legal title’ to the property passes from the seller to the buyer. Susan Ward, residential property lawyer at Mooney […]

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Good news for first-time buyers: changes to stamp duty land tax

One of the biggest announcements from chancellor Phillip Hammond’s autumn budget was the immediate scrapping of stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers purchasing homes worth up to £300,000. This has come as welcome news to the UK property market and is hoped to bring a much-needed boost by helping over a million first time […]

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Leaseholders, boost your sale prospects by extending your lease

Susan Ward, residential property lawyer at Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, recommends that owners of leasehold houses or flats should be considering how to make their property the most attractive, especially to first time buyers. One way of achieving this is to extend the leasehold or consider purchasing the freehold to make your property more […]

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