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Why do we need to ID?
Why do we need to ID?

As conveyancers we are often asked questions by our clients about our ID requirements. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions in case you have any queries: Why do you need to see my ID...

Septic Tanks: All you need to know regarding the changes in 2020
Septic Tanks: All you need to know regarding the changes in 2020

Septic tanks. Not exactly the most exciting start to make many people read on but, if you are buying a property with a septic tank, or have a septic tank, I would advise that you do! There are a...

My Legal Space
My Legal Space

My Legal Space (MLS) is an online portal that we at Pardoes have developed alongside our case management team. It allows us to upload online documents and provide real time updates on our...

The End of the Help to Buy ISA Scheme
The End of the Help to Buy ISA Scheme

The Help to Buy ISA scheme has been available since 1 December 2015, allowing first time buyers to save and qualify for a 25% government bonus of up to £3,000 (on £12,000 of savings) to...

Recent changes to Help to Buy Scheme set to help homeowners
Recent changes to Help to Buy Scheme set to help homeowners

The number of purchasers taking out a mortgage of more than 25 years has increased significantly in recent times. Therefore going forward, people using Help to Buy to purchase their property will...

Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part three)
Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part three)

Having recently returned from our holiday (the wedding was fantastic!), we resumed our house research. The saying goes, ‘Once bitten, twice shy’, but we were more careful this time round....

Legally Speaking: Unregistered Properties
Legally Speaking: Unregistered Properties

I thought I might start with a caravanning update. Our caravan came with an air awning, which the salesman assured us was the simplest available; slide it into the awning rail, attach the electric...

Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part two)
Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part two)

Update from last week’s blog: we saw a house we liked, made a reduced offer (by £7000) which was accepted! We now have to get a mortgage… To broker or not to broker We...

Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part one)
Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part one)

Buying my first house It was back to reality. Two years travelling had come to an end, and we were now back in the UK. The travelling had been great, but now in our late twenties we were ready to...

The Memory of Walking
The Memory of Walking

Having recently found myself un-able to drive, I have re-discovered walking. Like many drivers, the car has become my second pair of legs for even the shortest of journeys. The corner shop - less...