Viewing and buying a house during lockdown

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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Leasehold and leasehold house – Reforms due SOON

Link to the law commission report CLICK here – parts of this are due to be enacted this year and become law. People with short leases and also leases which accidently fall into the tenancy trap will benefit – hopefully by having future ground rent reduced to zero and rights to extend their lease to…

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More SDLT advice from our archives

In an ordinary purchase you will pay normal SDLT, if you are purchasing a second residential property you will pay an extra 3% tax which can be claimed back in certain circumstances. We are relying on your instructions to calculate the tax and if you do not provide accurate information you can be prosecuted for…

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Lockdown – Empty Streets in Burnley

Walking around Burnley today – no shops open, no one buying, no one selling, no bills paid, no profits made, no taxes paid. If you want to question the quality of the idea of locking down the country – look no further.

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More New Build Trouble

Interesting Sky News article and unfair new build practices. CLICK HERE The question is though – do the buyers rely on what the builders tell them really, when they ought to rely on why their solicitor tells them? We do find a lot of new build buyers ignore buy against their legal advice (provided they…

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The problem with £50 notes!

Fun video from Business Blaze about money laundering and one of the most common scams – not often that you see fun videos about money laundering but this is worth a watch. Maybe not one to share with the children though, if they are interested in money laundering that is. Click here for the you…

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