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Do I need a conveyancer and a solicitor to buy a house?

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When buying or selling a house, or dealing with other property transactions such as remortgaging, you should seek expert legal support. If you have already been researching the issue, you likely know that the legal process of dealing with a property...

What is Unregistered Land?

Sam Kelly
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Unregistered land is basically an asset that hasn’t been registered with the Land Registry. This doesn’t mean that the land isn’t owned, it just means that the details of the land (which includes who owns the land) is only documented in...

What is a Deed of Trust and should you have one?

Claire Ward
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When you buy a property, the division of the asset is usually 50:50, meaning that each person named as ‘owner’ of the property within the Title Deeds owns an equal share of the property. This is typical for co-habiting couples and married couples...

Advice For Home Buyers in 2021

Jess Taylor
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It's really important for us here at Thornton Jones to stay involved and when the subject is relevant to our business we take part in The Law Society's #SolicitorChat which is a weekly Twitter discussion. Recently, Jess...

What Does The Second Lockdown Mean For The Housing Industry?

Stuart Knox
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The next lockdown which starts on 5 th November and runs for four weeks has again raised challenges for solicitors. Uncertainty stemming from the Prime Minister’s briefing on the impact to the housing market has been addressed following a Tweet from...

Time is Running Out to Save Thousands on Stamp Duty

Stuart Knox
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On 8 th July our Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced a Stamp Duty Holiday which could save home buyers a staggering £15,000 in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). It’s a bold move that is intended to boost the property market during...

A Booming Post Covid-19 Property Market?

Sam Kelly
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We feared that the post Covid-19 property market would be slow. We expected some activity but nothing that would signify a full recovery. We hoped for a steady and gradual filtering through of new conveyancing matters as people found confidence to venture...

How a Lifetime ISA can help you buy your first home as well as save for your Retirement

Sam Kelly
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A Lifetime ISA (LISA) is a dual-purpose ISA, designed to help first time buyers save a deposit for their first home and planning for their retirement. You can open a LISA if you’re aged between 18 and 39. You can deposit savings of up to £4,000...