October 09, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
When selling up and moving house, you want to get the best price for your home, and once it is sold you want to be able to get the paperwork done quickly. First things first, get in touch with your solicitor and get those Law Society Property Information Forms and Fittings contents completed so your lawyer is ready to go! Having done all that, it’s time to think about the many factors that can affect the value of your property that go beyond its size and location – the little details often make the biggest impressions on prospective buyers during a ...
July 31, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
Moving house involves a lot of admin, so getting an efficient and experienced solicitor on board as soon as possible is the best way of keeping costs down and making sure things run smoothly.
Having the right legal advice can massively reduce the stresses of buying and selling property – so why not start with a comprehensive conveyancing quote? Use the free online conveyancing quote service from Frances Lindsay & Co and get on the road to your next move. All you need to do is provide us with a few details and one of ...
June 17, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
Mortgage rates have dropped dramatically in the last few months, with the average cost of a two-year variable rate deal falling down below 2% as lenders attempt to out-do one another. Experts suggest that mortgage lenders are eager to take new accounts in the uncertain period surrounding the general election.
A spokeswoman from Moneyfacts said: “We are currently seeing lenders outbid each other to offer the lowest possible deal on the market to grab headlines. This is because many lenders are preparing for the eventuality of a base rate rise and looking to gain new customers now in hope of recouping any losses that will ...
February 27, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
If you’re buying or selling property in the Thames Valley this year, use Frances Lindsay & Co’s new free online conveyancing quote service. Our team of experienced property solicitors will help to keep your transaction running smoothly and take away the pressure of moving house, providing dedicated assistance with property searches, title checks, deeds, and mortgage issues. We’ll also liaise with estate agents so that you can focus on the practical details of buying and selling while we take care of the legal work.
Our new online conveyancing quote system means we can offer our clients an ...
January 17, 2015 | Posted by : J Morris
On the 4th of December 2014 the rules on stamp duty changed, splitting the rate of tax into several different price bands to make it fairer and reduce the cost for the majority of homebuyers. Here are the main points you need to know if you’re planning on buying property in 2015:
You will need to pay stamp duty on any UK home costing over £125,000
If you buy a property for less than £937,500, you will pay less (or the same) stamp duty than in 2014
Stamp duty rates will be reduced for 98% of people who are eligible to pay it
Instead of ...
August 19, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
When you’re trying to sell a property, presentation is everything. And sometimes it’s the little things that really make a difference in turning a prospective buyer into a purchaser. There are a tonne of resources out there on preparing your home for a sale – from freshening up paintwork to baking fresh bread before a viewing – but behind the scenes, there are a number of practical and legal elements to consider.
Before anything else, it’s essential to get your solicitor on board. To give yourself the best change of a straightforward sale, make sure you’ve found a solicitor experienced in ...
July 23, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
The housing market has been challenging throughout the recession, and while recent statistics show gradual recovery, the situation remains difficult for many homeowners hoping to sell quickly. Halifax recently reported a 0.6% reduction in house prices for June 2014 – the fourth monthly price drop since December 2013 – but the society’s figures also revealed that average house prices have risen by £16,000 in the last year.
Howard Archer, the UK chief of Global Insight, commented: “While [the 0.6% drop] may be a sign that house prices are starting to lose momentum in reaction to the recent moderation in activity, June’s drop must be treated with a high ...
April 26, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
With the help of a solicitor, the process of buying or selling a home can be made much smoother and quicker, helping you to avoid any potential pitfalls along the way. As soon as you start thinking about selling up or buying somewhere new, get in contact with your solicitor and let them know – they’ll be able to give you advice on all the legal steps you’ll need to take, allowing you to get ahead of the game. If you don’t have a solicitor, look for an established local firm that is a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – this accreditation ...