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Help To Buy Scheme To End

Will it negatively affect those with small deposits? A key element of former Prime Minister, David Cameron’s flagship housing policy, the Help to Buy scheme, is to be discontinued at the end of the year.  In a letter to the […]

Chancel Repair Liability: Throwback to Tithing

What is chancel repair liability? Back in 2003, a couple were hit with a £100,000 chancel liability repair bill by the Parochial Church Council. They disputed the amount and ended up with a judgment against them requiring them to pay […]

Landlords: What to Expect in Licences for Alterations

Are you a landlord concerned about the numerous changes your tenant would like to make to your property and looking to protect yourself and your property? If yes, read on… Licences to alter are designed to protect your (the landlords) […]

Keep Calm and Carry Out the Boxes – My Top Three Tips For Ensuring Your Moving Day Goes Without A Hitch When You Sell Your Home

The endless wait is over. Finally, your solicitor has been in touch and announced that the contracts have been exchanged and within a couple of weeks, (or however long you and the buyer have agreed) your moving out date will […]

Can the New Right to Buy Scheme Really Solve the UK’s Housing Crisis?


It is no secret that Britain is in the grips of a chronic housing shortage. In 2012/2013, an additional 108,109 new homes were built, one of the lowest years for homes being constructed since 1923. The UK needs to build […]

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