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Residential Property

Why Clear Communication is Important in Your Conveyance

Cut the Jargon When it comes to property law, it’s easy for clients to be intimidated by the language used. What is a freeholder? What is the title? What is the Transfer of Equity?…

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Who Let The Dogs In!

Animal lovers rejoiced this month with the Renters (Reform) Bill. For thousands of people, having to contend with high rents and scant accommodation, add having a pet to the mix and you are hardly…

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Property Fraud

National Conveyancing Week

Monday 20 – Friday 24 March 2023 UK property lawyers are taking part in a series of events this week to educate and inform all those involved in the home-moving process. Hart Reade are…

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The Dangers of Cohabitating

There has been a big jump in the number of first-time buyers who have registered as unmarried home owners. The data is concerning, albeit understandable. Buying power is near impossible for single earners and…

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Completed on Your First Home – What Happens Next? Some Practical Tips

As a first-time buyer it is a great feeling hearing the words ‘The sellers have received the funds, the estate agents will now release the keys to you.’ Completion day means your conveyancing transaction…

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On The Move Again…

Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday further clarity has been issued on the house moving process. From today, Wednesday 13 May 2020, Estate Agents will once again be able to conduct…

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Legal Rights of Separating Cohabitees

Moving Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone but we are here to help you. Our services to new and existing clients remain unchanged even if we are working remotely.  We continue to…

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Buy-to-Let Landlord’s Legal Guide to 2020

2020 marks another year of changes for the buy-to-let market. Landlords are advised to keep abreast of their legal duties as added responsibilities are set to be imposed and debated across various areas of…

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Private Drainage Systems – Smelling of Roses?

The majority of properties are connected to the mains system for drainage of foul waste. There are, however, a number of properties where mains drainage is not possible and which remain connected to private…

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Freehold, But Not As You Know It

When you are looking to buy a home, most people know the basic differences between freehold and leasehold. You are aware that with leasehold properties you pay an annual service charge and, in most…

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