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There’s no executor – how do I make sure my loved one’s property is transferred?

There’s no executor – how do I make sure my loved one’s property is transferred?

If someone has possessions, particularly property or items of value, they should make a will clearly stating to whom they want their possessions to go after they die. A will should also say whom they want to manage their estate … Continue reading

I’m the Executor of a will – what do I do?

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Being appointed the executor of a will can be a great honour. If the owner has stated in their will that they want you to have this responsibility, it is a sign of the trust they had in you. However, … Continue reading

How to Transfer a Property after the Death of the Owner?

Transfer a Property after the Death of the Owner

If you are reading this article, you have probably lost someone you know, perhaps close to you. In which case, we are sorry for your loss. But, on top of losing your loved one, you are now faced with the … Continue reading

How should I choose a licensed conveyancer or a conveyancing solicitor?


Most people don’t have much experience in dealing with licensed conveyancers or solicitors. So, in this article, we will look at things you should consider when choosing a conveyancer or solicitor to handle your conveyancing process. What’s the difference between … Continue reading

What conveyancing solicitors need to know about sanctions

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With the recent events in Ukraine, it is important for all conveyancing professionals who work with Russian clients to monitor the situation closely to avoid falling foul of the requirements of sanctions and anti-money-laundering (AML) rules. This is because the … Continue reading

What is a ‘gifted deposit’?

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A gifted deposit is money handed to someone, usually first-time buyers, to help them purchase a property. The majority of first-time home buyers now rely on the generosity of family to gift them monies to help with their deposit. However, … Continue reading

What to Know Before Purchasing a New Build?

What to Know Before Purchasing a New Build

What to Know Before Purchasing a New Build? What is a New Build? New Builds are exactly as they sound: new homes that are built to supply the ever-increasing demand for housing. However, there is more to New Builds than … Continue reading

How the New Law on Ground Rents Affects Landlords?

How the New Law on Ground Rents Affects Landlords

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill introduces new law on ground rents affects leasehold properties. The government has effectively abolished ground rents for future long residential leases with its Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill. This means that the buyers of … Continue reading

Important First-Time Homebuyer Considerations – Phew Conveyancing

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At face value, the term first-time homebuyer is quite straightforward. If you have never owned a home before and would like to purchase one now, then voila, you are considered a First-Time Homebuyer. But what if your spouse already owns … Continue reading

Transfer of Equity Explained – Phew Conveyancing

Transfer of Equity Explained – Phew Conveyancing

What is a Transfer of Equity? A transfer of equity is when there is a change to the ownership of a property. However, unlike in a sale or disposal of a property, in a transfer of equity one or more … Continue reading

Stamp Duty Land Tax for Limited Companies in UK

Stamp Duty Land Tax for Limited Companies in UK

A property lawyer will be able to give you multiple reasons for and against purchasing property through a limited company. More so if it is a residential property that you wish to purchase. Chances are, you might find yourself needing … Continue reading

Stamp Duty and the Effect of the Stamp Duty Holiday on the UK Residential Property Market


A stamp duty land tax (or stamp duty) is payable by a purchaser of a property, commercial or residential, to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The government’s annual income from the collection of this tax amounts to £12 billion, around … Continue reading

Use of Cryptocurrency in Conveyancing in the UK – why and why not?

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Let’s delve into the world of cryptocurrency and buying houses. Is it possible to buy a house using digital currency, taking the risk of using cryptocurrency into account?  Are there any practical examples to support the topic of discussion? Learn … Continue reading

Why is a priority search essential in conveyancing?

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Buying a home involves many important steps. You must be careful every step of the way because it could well be one of the largest investments you make in your life. Priority search is one of the key steps that … Continue reading

The Significance of Bankruptcy Searches in Conveyancing

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Conveyancing is the act of transferring the legal title of property from the current owner to another. Conveyancing also involves transfer of equitable interests or creation of easements in a property. Conveyancing Process usually involves huge sums of money, which … Continue reading

What is Online Conveyancing? Here’s What You Need to Know

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An Englishman’s home is his castle and being able to buy your own house is a dream come true for most homebuyers. It is, however, often a mixed feeling of excitement and nervousness. Buying or selling a house involves complex … Continue reading

What Makes Conveyancing Complex?

What Makes Conveyancing Complex

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring title (ownership) of a property from one person to another. It is a lengthy process that takes on average around 12 weeks or more, based on the circumstances. The process includes legal and … Continue reading

UK Property Market

UK Housing Bubble Fears – What can Bank of England do? Opposing forces are at play in the UK property market. People want to buy houses, but the supply is a bare trickle. What you have now is a market … Continue reading

Lawyers Cutting Corners

Stamp Duty Land Tax Complaints – Lawyers to Blame? The legal ombudsman is receiving a large number of complaints related to conveyancing. In 2013-14, 1500 complaints were received, 300 more than the previous year, with more than £800,000 recovered for aggrieved homeowners. … Continue reading

Ombudsman could hold lawyers accountable for stamp duty

Lawyers may now be held accountable for stamp duty In the wake of the many conveyancing related complaints, particularly related to Stamp Duty Land Tax, the legal ombudsman has released a report discussing who should be held accountable for non-payment … Continue reading

Conveyancing firm plunges into administration

Conveyancing Firm Davenport Lyons Goes Into Administration The prominent London based conveyancing firm, Davenport Lyons, has gone into administration. The firm is now being acquired by the Mayfair based Gordon Dadds. Only a month ago, Davenport’s CEO, Richard Williams, had … Continue reading

All you need to know about Property Auctions

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Are you planning to buy property at an auction? In this era of technological advancements, nothing could be easier than buying at an auction. You will not have to wait for months for completing the process of conveyancing; everything will … Continue reading

6 Tips to Find the Right Conveyancing Solicitor

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Transferring ownership of property from one person to another involves a lot of legal and administrative work, which is what conveyancing is all about. The seller offers to sell the property and the buyer takes up on that offer.  What … Continue reading

House sale conveyancing process at a glance

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Selling a house is not a trivial task. It is long procedure which involves several tasks such as organizing deals, finding a conveyancing solicitor and many more. You may also be confused about the legislations associated with the sale of … Continue reading

What is Conveyancing?

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Conveyancing is the legal process of buying and selling property, which could be a simple residence to live in, the premises of a business, or a large development or estate. The legal aspects of the conveyancing process are usually handled … Continue reading

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