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What makes a Will….?
What makes a Will….?

There has been a lot of press recently about the High Court upholding a poorly drafted Will. The case concerned a gentleman from Montenegro, who had lived in the UK for decades but had never become...

Land Registry Change of Gender Form (CNG)
Land Registry Change of Gender Form (CNG)

The Land Registry has now published a new standard form to enable a registered owner to update their name in the register following a change of gender (form CNG) The form can only be used under...

Renting V Buying
Renting V Buying

As house prices are at a high, generation rent is becoming more apparent. The greatest challenge for renters wanting to get themselves on the property ladder is saving for a deposit whilst paying...

Legally Speaking - Part 5
Legally Speaking - Part 5

October is the month when the evenings start to draw in, the weather takes a turn for the worst and everyone tends to feel just a little bit more miserable. Perhaps then we should consider those in...

Land Registry Update
Land Registry Update

In June 2016, the Land Registry piloted a digital mortgage service initially aimed at homeowners who were re-mortgaging. This initial pilot proved to be relatively successful with some positive...

Find a Solicitor – Perhaps not all it seems to be!
Find a Solicitor – Perhaps not all it seems to be!

At the outset of any conveyancing transaction, Solicitors will routinely undertake a check that the firm acting for the other side are registered with the Law Society using its “Find a...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

FootballThere comes a time in everybody’s career when you have to step outside of your comfort zone to promote your company. For some people it’s networking, for others it’s doing...

Legally Speaking - Part 4
Legally Speaking - Part 4

The summer months are always busy in the legal profession. As with all businesses, the workforce is hugely depleted by everyone taking their holidays and add to that the fact it is the busiest time...

Land Registry Extension
Land Registry Extension

With effect from 14 August 2017, the Land Registry is trialling an extension to its rejection criteria in respect of first registration applications relating to freehold and leasehold...

Proposal to outlaw the sale of new build leasehold houses
Proposal to outlaw the sale of new build leasehold houses

Following on from the government’s Housing White Paper issued in February 2017 which highlighted the government’s aim to improve consumer choice in the leasehold sector and to consult...