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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...

Procedure for buying your first home
Procedure for buying your first home

Buying your first property can be a roller-coaster of emotions. You have saved hard for your deposit, possibly received confirmation of a mortgage in principle and now you have finally had an offer...

Surveys - What do you need to know?
Surveys - What do you need to know?

When buying a Property there are lots of aspects to consider, however, an important point which is often overlooked is having a Survey carried out. Purchasing a Property is one of the biggest...

What is Japanese Knotweed?
What is Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese Knotweed was introduced to Britain by the Victorians who thought it would be a pretty addition to the herbaceous border, however, the plant can destroy foundations and crack buildings,...

Beware of the ‘Ransom Strips’
Beware of the ‘Ransom Strips’

A man’s castle may be his home but a siege mentality can seep in if someone else owns the drawbridge. What is a ransom strip? A ransom strip is quite simply a piece of land, no larger...

‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ – To gift, or, not to gift...
‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ – To gift, or, not to gift...

Most of us, at some point in our lives, have had to call upon the good will of our parents to ‘bail us out’….I know I certainly have at least once or twice in my younger years!...