Conveyancing Law Blogs

Conveyancing legal blogs, published by property and conveyancing law firms and lawyers in the UK, US and across the world.

The Importance of Legal Agreements in Protecting your Share of your Property

by FirstMortgage.co.uk September 24, 2015 Conveyancing

Every year, countless couples move in together unaware of how little legal protection they have when it comes to ownership of the home that they now live in. You can live with your partner for decades, but if things were to go horribly wrong and you end up going your separate ways, you could end […]

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Landlords rent arrears worry over benefits tenants

by Harvey Harding December 19, 2013 Conveyancing

The number of landlords letting to people on benefits has halved in the last three years, according to data from the National Landlords’ Association. The figure has fallen from 46% to just one in five (22%). Seven out of 10 landlords who do let properties to people benefits said they have experienced problems with rent […]

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First time buyer lending reaches six year high

by Harvey Harding December 18, 2013 Conveyancing

The number of mortgage loans given to first-time buyers this October was the highest since November 2007, new data from the Council of Mortgage lenders has revealed. There were 26,800 loans to first-time buyers in October, an increase of 16% on September and up 33% compared to October 2012. The loans added up to £3.7bn […]

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Landlords are not responsible for empty homes

by Harvey Harding December 11, 2013 Conveyancing

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has labelled the notion that landlords are deliberately leaving properties empty as ‘nonsense’. There are an estimated 700,000 empty homes in England – 270,000 of which have been empty for over six months. This has lead to criticism of the private rented sector with claims that some landlords are choosing not to […]

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Increase in mortgage lending helps fuel economic growth

by Harvey Harding November 29, 2013 Conveyancing

The housing market continues to be a vital engine for economic growth with gross mortgage lending in October reaching its highest level for five years. According to The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), lending increased to £17.6 billion in October which was 37% higher than the same period last year. October’s figure also represented the […]

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Home movers help continued housing market recovery

by Harvey Harding November 21, 2013 Conveyancing

Mortgage lending in the third quarter of 2013 was at the highest quarterly level since 2007, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has said. According to the latest figures, total home-owner house purchase lending in September was down 14% on August but up year-on-year by 21%. First-time buyers took out 23,600 loans in September which was a 34% […]

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Positive signs to invest in real estate in Spain

by David Lorenzo November 14, 2013 Conveyancing

Five reasons to invest in real estate in Spain After more than five years of crisis, uncertainty about when to recover the brick industry has given way to a widespread optimism, thanks largely to the closure of operations of foreign investors. “It has opened a new stage in the Spanish property market. In recent months, […]

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Blog – Lending at an ultimate high

by EdwardHandsandLewis November 1, 2013 Blawg

By Jenna Mistry Latest figures have shown Mortgage Lenders are financing the largest house spree in the last five years. The Council of Mortgage Lenders has suggested first time buyer mortgage lending has also increased by almost a third within the past 12 months. This increase has come about even before the second phase of […]

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Buying a house? Learn about conveyancing.

by Paul Whitaker August 27, 2013 Conveyancing

Whether you are buying your first house or have already been through the process, it can be a daunting and time-consuming experience. You want to be reassured that your legal team will identify any potential problems early and deal with them quickly. One part of the process that often takes a frustratingly long time is […]

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Why think of using conveyancing methods for succor

by Donna Spencer. July 17, 2013 Conveyancing

Right from the moment the thought cropped up in your mind, with regard to conveyancing, there has been a lot of information gathering around for you to think of investing in the most favourable business, which would bring in the profits. At times we may end up making wring choices and decisions, and we ten […]

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Conveyancing and the problems with solar panels

by Tim Bishop June 29, 2013 Conveyancing

Green energy is becoming increasingly important, and those who attempt to play their own a small part in reducing the risk of global warming by reducing their own energy consumption should be commended. However, going ‘green’ can in some cases be to the detriment of homeowners and when it comes to the long term investment […]

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Mortgage Approval Rise

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 15, 2013 Blawg

By Kulzinder Garcha The Guardian has recently reported that mortgage approvals for house prices has risen in March after falling through winter. Bank of England have disclosed that activity is picking up for house mortgages and remortgages. Bank of England stated that 53,504 mortgage loans were approved during March whereas in February it was at […]

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Sunshine and blue skies – Will it last?

by LawFirmNetwork May 7, 2013 Blawg

Looking out from the offices today I see that the sun is shining and we have some glorious blue skies across Cambridgeshire.  I can only hope that it will last through to the weekend so that I can give the grass its second cut of the year. To match the great weather I saw the […]

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Why a Deed of Trust is crucial for young couples starting on the housing ladder

by EdwardHandsandLewis April 25, 2013 Conveyancing

With the Government’s new initiatives on helping young couples start on the housing ladder, and the trend towards sharing the cost of mortgages with family or partners, it is becoming increasingly important to document what should happen if it all goes wrong.   Did one partner provide the deposit, if so should they get that […]

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A Stress Free Guide to Stamp Duty-What You Need to Know

by Legal Author December 20, 2012 Conveyancing

Guest blog post regarding stamp duty. Stamp duty is a term that you may not have come across previously but whether you are a first time buyer or are looking to add another property to your portfolio, you will need to pay this tax if the property in question is over a certain price. This […]

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Do you need a conveyancing solicitor!

by duncan12 December 3, 2012 Conveyancing

People trying to handle their own conveyancing in recent times have been increasing as there are many ‘do it yourself’ tools available from various conveyancing resources. As such there is no hard fast rule that one should not do their own conveyancing but there are many shortcomings which one has to consider. What do you […]

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Freedom of Choice? Freedom of Solicitors

by HighStreetLawyer February 3, 2012 Conveyancing

As soon as Janice walks through the door she knows it’s the one. The spectacular view of the garden from the master bedroom, the sparkling marble kitchen worktops she has dreamt of, and the playroom which is perfect for the kids. All she needs to do is speak to her solicitor and he’ll sort everything […]

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How to Help Your Child Buy A House

by AndrewandCo November 21, 2011 Conveyancing

Seeing your child struggling financially is never easy, and in these difficult economic times, many young people are struggling to get onto the property ladder. Buying a house is emotionally and financially draining, and you naturally want to help your child as much as possible. There are various ways in which you can do this, […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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A Chilly Outlook for the Scottish Property Market?

by Legal Author December 13, 2010 Blawg

As snow and ice gripped the country, trains stopped running and the mercury plunged, the property market was, rather like the M8, effectively closed to all traffic.

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