Expertly finding your home We are very happy to announce to you, that the same great service-led estate agency team and years of industry experience that you’ve come to know us for remains the same but we’ve also made some big changes in the ownership and management of Clifford Smith and Buchanan (CSB). Plus, behind…

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The Budget tax measures have now been outlined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak which included announcements of big impact for the property sector. We’ve seen the stamp duty holiday is due to be extended and 95% government-guaranteed mortgages are coming from April, for 18 months. Below we’ve detailed exactly what this means to you as a…

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Viewing a house during the pandemic has meant that homeowners and buyers have needed to adapt to meet government and safety parameters and as an estate agent, we understand that this is an exciting but sometimes overwhelming process without the added pressure of COVID-19. So, we decided to compile an article that addresses some of…

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A little bit of a sensitive subject if ever there was one. The case of Mrs Ilott has finally been decided by the supreme court leaving the estranged daughter with around 10% of the inheritance. Link here to the BBC article.  It seems that children can only be excluded from wills as far as is…

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01 March 2017 – We are looking for a sales negotiator to join our Colne office team. Hours 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and Alternate Saturday mornings. Ideal candidates will have a good knowledge of the local area and a positive enthusiastic attitude. Please email CV’s and or covering letters to Colne@cs-b.co.uk.

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Ambiguous 104 page government report droning on about the house market neatly summarised by zoopla. Good news! They’re thinking about it. And there’s a regulator and more control for tenants. Interesting is the lifetime isa with a 25 percent bonus. Just don’t ask how you will get your money out again. They give with one hand…

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We are please to show you a trial of our new will writing service. Since the case of Ilott v Mitson solicitors and legal advisors are concerned about drafting wills correctly. We have a duty to advise you about who to include in the will. If you want a properly drafted will then we have to carry…

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Celebrity property person critical of the uk housing market, with a photograph courtesy of the Telegraph in the context of a review. Is the housing market broken or is the housing market working properly with a limited supply… The lack of supply of houses forcing up prices in the south of England is a rational thing.…

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Legal issues with modern lease are something we are seeing more and more. We have clients now trying to buy or sell new properties bought as leasehold with high ground rents. The trouble lies with ground rents above £250. There is a risk of your long lease becoming an assured tenancy so your landlord could cancel…

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