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News Category: Conveyancing

  • 18 October 2017

    Equity Release – Using your home to generate income

    Equity release is a way of releasing some of the money, or equity, in your home without the need to sell the property. There are two types of equity release, which are the lifetime mortgage and the home reversion. This article will concentrate on lifetime mortgages, which are the more common type of equity release. Read more

  • 6 November 2015

    Sound the alarm!

    Following on from a previous article detailing Landlord's responsibilities in connection with health and safety, with effect from 1st October 2015, the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations 2015 are in force. Read more

  • 28 October 2015

    Residential Landlords take note: important changes to Section 21 notices from 1 October 2015

    A number of significant changes to the s.21 Housing Act 1988 regime for ending an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) will be coming into effect from the beginning of October. Read more

  • 4 August 2015

    Energy efficiency regulations within the private rented sector

    Looming on the horizon for a number of landlords within the private rental sector are the energy efficiency plans brought to the fore by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015, which come into force fully on 1 April 2018. Read more

  • 14 July 2015

    Good Landlord Practice Series: Pre-action housing disrepair protocol

    As with all information pertaining to occupation of residential premises, the regulation of the standard of properties remains important, not only for the benefit of the tenant but also for the landlord. This article aims to take a brief look at the current position in relation to this protocol. Read more

  • 17 June 2015

    Good Landlord Practice Series: 2

    So now you have established that your property is fit for purpose, what are your obligations in respect of who you can/should be renting to? Read more

  • 10 June 2015

    Good Landlord Practice Series: 1

    Taking on the responsibility of becoming a landlord is not simply a question of profit or convenience in respect of the use of an unoccupied property.  The regulation of the growing private sector is aiming to address a number of long running issues, which affect both tenants and landlords alike. Read more

  • 9 December 2014

    Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax

    Following the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014, there has been a change in the calculation of Stamp Duty. This change will reduce the Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") payable for all purchasers who are buying a residential property under the price of £937,000. Read more

  • 28 January 2014

    Steeles Law makes it a full house with two new conveyancing professionals

    Steeles Law has recruited a Solicitor and a Conveyancing Executive to its respected residential conveyancing team. Read more

  • 25 January 2013

    Joint Property Ownership – protecting your interests

    The Law Society and the Land Registry have joined together to issue a guidance note to Solicitors reiterating the importance of advising co-owners to carefully consider how their property is to be held. Read more