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The Agricultural Landlord and Tenant Code of Practice for England: A Fairer Deal for Tenant Farmers?

Posted on 13th May 2024 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Residential Property

In 2022 Baroness Rock chaired a Tenancy Working Group which tasked with reviewing practices to ensure tenant farmers could access government finance and with considering practices in the agricultural tenanted sector more generally.

Posted by

Kate Bolt

Partner & Solicitor

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Buying a Farm as a Home

Posted on 05th March 2024 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Residential Property

Fresh air, closer to nature, room to grow, the ability to forge farming and other business ventures, control your own space and to positively affect the landscape and ecosystem around you; there are many reasons why farms can be great places to live, work and raise families.

Posted by

Josh Gilbert

Partner & Solicitor

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Key Points to Consider When Selling a Farm or Land in the UK

Posted on 27th February 2024 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Residential Property

It always serves to do some basic groundwork ahead of a sale of your land, whether that sale is imminent or not. Prior preparation can facilitate a smooth sale at the agreed price, rather than having to deal with the disappointment of delays and price adjustments down the line.

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Josh Gilbert

Partner & Solicitor

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Why January Is a Prime Time to Prepare to Sell Your House

Posted on 04th January 2024 in Residential Property

The beginning of the year is traditionally a time to set goals and resolutions for all the things we want to achieve over the coming months. It's also a good point to begin preparing your home for sale.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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Eight Things to Consider When Selling a House

Posted on 23rd March 2023 in Residential Property

The conveyancing process can be daunting, but conveyancers provide a valuable service by handling many of the more challenging tasks. Selling a house involves numerous legal issues, such as obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate and completing Property Information Forms. Other key considerations include property boundaries, Capital Gains Tax, and the conveyancing process itself.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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Eight Things to Consider When Buying a House

Posted on 20th March 2023 in Residential Property

Buying a house is one of the most significant investments that most people make in their lifetime. Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced property investor, the process of buying a house can be daunting and complex.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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House prices are at a 17 year high

Posted on 05th April 2022 in Residential Property

It has been reported by Nationwide that in March 2022, house prices grew at the fastest annual pace for more than 17 years, notwithstanding the pressures on living standards with spiralling living costs.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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House prices rose fastest in the South West

Posted on 20th January 2022 in Residential Property

Official figures show that house prices in the South West of England rose fastest than anywhere else in the country.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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What are the property market predictions for 2022?

Posted on 05th January 2022 in Residential Property

The past year demonstrated the strength of the UK property market with house sales and property prices hitting double digit growth in some areas of the country, even with the effects of Covid continuing. What can we expect in 2022 and will there be more stability?

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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Key points you need to know from the 2021 Budget

Posted on 04th March 2021 in Family Law, Employment, Residential Property, Later Life Planning, Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the 2021 Budget, which extended several Coronavirus support schemes and outlined plans for the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

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Amy Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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Predictions for what could be in the 2021 Budget

Posted on 01st March 2021 in Employment, Residential Property, Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

With less than a week to go until the next Budget, on 3rd March 2021, speculation is rife as to what Chancellor Rishi Sunak may announce. With the pandemic affecting the country for more than a year, there are likely to be numerous Covid-related support measures announced.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Partner & Solicitor

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Stamp duty holiday extended

Posted on 17th February 2021 in Residential Property, Coronavirus Pandemic

Coupled with operations restrictions, the stamp duty holiday has slowed almost every part of the conveyancing process. Surveyors, mortgage lenders, search agencies and conveyancing lawyers are struggling to meet demand which means that the average property transaction completion time has increased from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. As a result, current new buyers are unlikely to meet the March 31st deadline to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor