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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...

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...

Anti Money Laundering in 2018
Anti Money Laundering in 2018

As we head into the New Year with enthusiasm, and look forward to our yearly compliance testing, The Law Society has already begun drafting amendments to the AML regulations. The Risk and...

Sinkholes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Sinkholes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

What do buyers consider when buying a home? It is often:- is it affordable, is it big enough, is there a good school nearby, what are the transports links…? However, very few buyers will...

Japanese Knotweed rears its head again.
Japanese Knotweed rears its head again.

Japanese knotweed is a weed which has the potential to cause severe damage to foundations of buildings as is it prolific and continues to grow up concrete and brickwork. Once the buildings...

Julia's First Solicitor Experience
Julia's First Solicitor Experience

I am a Conveyancing Executive now but I have fond memories of my first experience with a solicitor when buying a home... The office was along a back alley in 1970’s Leicester. Nothing...