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Gifted Deposit – What is it?

Gifted deposit – what is it? In its literal sense it is a cash gift.  If you are fortunate enough to be gifted money that helps you to get on…

Stepping into what?

My grandmother used to refer to it as “stepping out” or, if feeling particularly modern, “courting”. As we hit Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, what are the…
Ground Rents

Ground Rents

Ground rents have been something of a hot topic over the last few years. You may have seen articles in the press concerning ground rents and how in some cases…
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The ‘Unknown’ costs of Leasehold properties

With the current cost of living crisis, it is not all surprising that leasehold properties are a more viable and attractive option to many purchasers. Generally, albeit not entirely true,…

Cladding – Part 2 of a two part update

What happens if your flat is affected?   Last month we looked at EWS1 certificates and when these might be required. The requirements are complex and are change frequently, but…

Cladding – Part 1 of a two part update

Cladding – Part 1 of a two part update   Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, the spotlight has been on the external finishing of blocks of flats and…

SDLT Holiday

Immediate changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax rates The housing sector can today breathe a sigh of relief following the Government’s economic update which set out a variety of new…
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