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Legal indemnity insurance

January 26, 2011 6:59 pm

Legal indemnity insurance is being demanded by Buyers and offered by Sellers to protect the Buyer (and any lender they have) from defects in title which cannot otherwise be resolved. This type of insurance has been around for a number... View Article

What is Gas Safe?

October 18, 2010 6:03 pm

Anyone carrying out gas work must have a Gas Safe Register ID card. If not, they are breaking the law and of course by doing so they are putting you at risk. Gas safety is one of the most important... View Article

Stamp Duty Land Tax and First Time Buyer’s

October 2, 2010 10:07 am

Alistair Darling in his 24 March 2010 Budget introduced relief from stamp duty land tax for purchases of residential property at up to £250,000 where the purchaser or all the purchasers are first time buyers and intend to occupy the... View Article

What is and why disclose overriding interests?

September 24, 2010 10:00 am

In order for the Land Registry to make their records more comprehensive, on sale homeowners are now being asked to specify whether or not certain matters known as “overriding interests” apply to their property. When you are selling a property... View Article

Electrical Work Needs To Be Properly Certified

September 23, 2010 8:21 am

Why Electrical work needs to be properly certified? (and not only to ensure your own safety!) Since 1st January 2005, all electrical work carried out in dwellings (which includes but is not limited to houses, maisonettes and flats) has had... View Article

What is Chancel Repair Liability?

September 2, 2010 5:34 pm

Chancel repair liability is an ancient interest benefiting approximately 5200 prereformation churches (pre-1954) in England and Wales. The liability is to pay or contribute to the repair of that part of the church known as the chancel. Who is Liable?... View Article

Why do I need a Will?

August 21, 2010 2:05 pm

It usually makes sense for you to make your will. Here’s why it’s a good idea: 1. You can make sure you don’t pay too much tax. 2. You control who receives your property and assets, rather than the law... View Article