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As soon as you accept an offer on your property it is important to ensure the smoothest path for your transaction.  It is therefore vital that you, the Seller, along with the Estate Agent appoint a solicitor in order to establish effective lines of communication at the earliest possible stage and m...
Couples with estates worth more than £2 million could consider giving away money and assets as tax-free gifts in order to bring their estate into the new tax-free band. Gifts must be given in the seven years before a person’s death in order to avoid tax. You can give away £3,000 each tax year w...
The old rules stated that properties valued at £325,000 or less were exempt from inheritance tax. Anything above this figure was taxed at 40 per cent. From April 6. 2017, individuals will be able to claim an additional £100,000 residence nil rate band  to offset the sale of a family home after a...
We have had several clients over the years raise the question as to whether you need permission to paint the outside of their house. The answer to this is that it depends on the property.  Planning rules known as permitted development rights allow defined categories of development to take place wit...
A client of ours wanted to know if she should have obtained permission to replace a window which she had installed in her listed house during the last year and she was now wanting to sell the house on to a prospective buyer.  The buyer’s solicitor was stating that she should have obtained li...
If you receive and offer on your property the estate agent is legally bound to submit full details of the price offered to you as soon as possible, be it in writing or by email, but they also do need to back that up in writing as well and at that point, they should disclose […]...

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As soon as you accept an offer on your property it is important to ensure the sm...
Couples with estates worth more than £2 million could consider giving away mon...
The old rules stated that properties valued at £325,000 or less were exempt fro...