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Private Drainage: What you need to know!
Private Drainage: What you need to know!

When looking to buy a property, particularly one which is rural, you may discover that the property is not connected to mains drainage and, as such, a private drainage arrangement is in place. If...

Chocolate Box Cottages
Chocolate Box Cottages

Looking at the local newspaper today, I noticed there are some very lovely looking, traditional cottages for sale. I couldn’t help but ponder on what it might be like for a person living in an...

Help To Buy ISA vs Lifetime ISA
Help To Buy ISA vs Lifetime ISA

For those people saving for their first home there are two options available for ISA’s to help save for a deposit: Help to Buy ISA - launched in December 2015 but the scheme is due to...

Are you going batty over bats?
Are you going batty over bats?

With Halloween behind us, we can forget about all those blood sucking bats and vampires for another year. Or can we? Did you know? There are no less than 18 species of bat living in the UK. I am...

New Or Used
New Or Used

Would you buy a new or used property? It is likely that those who wish to buy a new property have made that decision on the basis that no work will need to be done in order to make a house their...

What is the hot weather doing to your house!
What is the hot weather doing to your house!

As we all enjoy the longest hottest summer in the last five years, global warning promises we will see more of the same in the future. We know that some of us are suffering the heat and some of us...

Things to Consider when buying a Leasehold Property
Things to Consider when buying a Leasehold Property

Maisonettes, Apartments or Flats are typically sold as Leasehold titles. This is because, in contrast to a freehold title where you own the Property outright with limited interaction with your...

Transfers at an undervalue
Transfers at an undervalue

It is becoming more common for properties to be transferred at an undervalue i.e. for less money that they are worth or for no consideration at all, perhaps as part of a separation or as a gift from...

The R Team
The R Team

In our Bridport office, the residential team is no "A" Team; they are known as the "R" Team "The Rachel's"! Rachel Perry-Masterman is a Graduate Member of CILeX...

Welsh Land Transaction Tax
Welsh Land Transaction Tax

As of 1 April 2018, land/property transactions in Wales are subject to Land Transaction Tax. The Welsh Revenue Authority deal with Land Transaction Tax. The amount of Welsh Land Transaction Tax...