Buying & selling your home

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Buying & Selling Your Home

If you are buying or selling a house, you will need a specialist who can move quickly and make things as easy as possible for you, it is after all one of the biggest transactions you will make.

Hart Brown has been helping Surrey and South London people to move home for over 90 years. We understand where the difficulties arise and how to overcome them ensuring the whole process is as smooth as possible.

Our conveyancing specialists are conveniently located in Cobham, Cranleigh, Godalming, Guildford, Wimbledon and Woking. As one of the first firms in Surrey to receive the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Accreditation, you can be confident that you are in safe hands if you choose Hart Brown for your property sale or purchase.

Contact us today for a free no obligation quote from one of our conveyancing specialists.

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Employers face stricter controls on private internet monitoring

Recent news headlines have warned employees that social media chat and email conversations at work are open to being read by the boss, following a recent ruling …

Jane Crosby, Associate, Dispute Resolution Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Jane Crosby

Donors beware!

When your attorneys are not given authority to have sight of the Will or have no knowledge of its contents, it can create difficulties and upset after …

Isabel Hodgson, Legal Executive, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Cranleigh,

Isabel Hodgson

New Year resolution

Listening to the radio this morning and a spokes person for the Alzheimer’s Society talking about their new campaign ‘’Fix Dementia Care’’ I was reminded of the …

Sara McGrigor, Associate Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Cranleigh,

Sara McGrigor

Divorce down as pre nups rise

The first working day in January is commonly known as Divorce Day, when family lawyers receive more enquiries than at any other time of the year, but …

Vanessa McMurtrie, Partner, Family Solicitor Woking,

Vanessa McMurtrie

New AST Regulations Set to Bite Landlords, Again

The government’s assault on private landlords continues with the implementation of the snappily entitled Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015. Landlords are prohibited …

Stephen Boyle, Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Wimbledon Village,

Stephen Boyle

The Art of Tenant Repair

Most leases contain repairing obligations for tenants in some form or another which are likely to extend to replacement of fixtures, fittings or parts of the property …

Gaenor Thomas, Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Gaenor Thomas

Stamp Duty Land Tax on Second Homes

The 2015 Budget announced that as from April 2016, a surcharge of 3% on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in respect of purchases of “additional residential properties”, …

Celia Watts, Consultant, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Celia Watts

Supreme Court: Marks and Spencer £1.1m rent claim decision

Marks and Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited The eagerly awaited Supreme Court judgment in the dispute between M&S and BNP Paribas …

Anne Bridger, Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Anne Bridger

Land Registry Property Alert

A timely reminder on the very real threat of property fraud from an article in the Daily Mail at the weekend. This features Max Hastings and his …

Emma Moore, Partner, Residential Property Solicitor Cobham,

Emma Moore

Gifts to charity in your will

As a supporter of Remember a Charity, we always encourage our clients to consider leaving money to charity in their wills. Many of us give …

Chris Thurlow, Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates Solicitor Wimbledon Village,

Chris Thurlow

Supporting Eagle Radio’s Christmas Toy Appeal

This year, we are delighted to be supporting Eagle Radio’s annual toy appeal, which benefits less fortunate children locally, by being official drop off …

Nigel Maud, Partner, Commercial and Corporate Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Nigel Maud

How can employers avoid the worst sort of hangover from the Christmas party?

‘Tis the season to be merry, so it’s time for the annual Christmas party; but for many employers it’s often more fraught than fun, as wherever and …

Jane Crosby, Associate, Dispute Resolution Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Jane Crosby

Landlords lose and whiplash gets cracked in Osborne’s autumn budget

Backtracking on the contentious cuts to Working Tax Credits caught the headlines when Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Budget statement, alongside a boost to building and …

David Knapp, Partner, Head of Residential Property Solicitor Woking,

David Knapp

Woking Partner raises money for Movember

Despite never having any desire to grow facial hair, Hart Brown’s Head of Residential Conveyancing and Partner, David Knapp, is taking part in …

David Knapp, Partner, Head of Residential Property Solicitor Woking,

David Knapp

Hart Brown support Godalming charity Skillway

Sharon Powell, Partner and Rachael Brady, Solicitor in Hart Brown’s Godalming office were delighted to join Joy Poulter from the GO Godalming Association in …

Rachael Brady, Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Godalming,

Rachael Brady

HART BROWN IS A LEGAL 500 RECOMMENDED LAW FIRM

Hart Brown is pleased to be recommended in The Legal 500 for 2015. The Legal 500 Series, …

Nigel Maud, Partner, Commercial and Corporate Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Nigel Maud

Hart Brown win Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce that Hart Brown has won the LawNet Mark of Excellence Award. The Mark of Excellence award was awarded to Hart Brown, for …

Nigel Maud, Partner, Commercial and Corporate Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Nigel Maud

LPA revoked because Attorney buys too many cakes!

Senior Judge Lush has revoked the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) of an elderly woman as her attorney had been spending £250 per month on Sausage rolls …

Kerry Hay, Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Cobham,

Kerry Hay

Fraud unravels all

Family lawyers will today be breathing a sigh of relief for their clients that the highest court in the land has today ruled that there is no …

Julian Waldon, Associate Solicitor, Family Solicitor Cobham,

Julian Waldon

Council pays the price for incorrect local search result

In the recent case of Chesterton Commercial (Oxon) Ltd v Oxfordshire County Council, the High Court held that a local authority (LA) was liable to a buyer …

Anne Bridger, Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Anne Bridger

Builders and Developers – VAT Zero Rating of Residential Property – Watch Out!

A developer thought that he had constructed a new dwelling and that the sale of it was a zero rated supply so that the input VAT incurred …

Roderick Campbell, Partner, Head of Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Roderick Campbell

Residential Landlords’ Update

Residential landlords get some good news and bad news this month.  The good news is that the deadline for registering multi-let properties that have a common heating …

Stephen Boyle, Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Wimbledon Village,

Stephen Boyle

Shopping on Sunday

At the moment, shops in England and Wales over 280 sq m can only open between the hours of 10.00am and 6.00pm, for a total of 6 …

Gaenor Thomas, Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Gaenor Thomas

Death and your digital footprint

You may not have thought about what will happen to your digital accounts such as your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts when you die however this is …

Rachael Brady, Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Godalming,

Rachael Brady

The dangers of ‘cheap’ wills

A woman is seeking hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation after she lost out on her inheritance. Ebenezer Aregbesola had instructed Barclays bank to draft his …

Kerry Hay, Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Cobham,

Kerry Hay

A weekend of showjumping

Hart Brown’s Emily Wiggins and her horse Basil returned to the showjumping circuit after a 4 month break recovering from an injury this weekend. Basil was extremely …

Emily Wiggins, Associate Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Godalming,

Emily Wiggins

Pro Bono Bonus

The government has recently said that lawyers need to do more pro bono work which most of us already do in one form or another. In a …

Paul Grimwood, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Paul Grimwood

Because family matters

While some may feel it makes good reading for the media to splash across their front pages the intimate details of the demise of so called celebrityâ …

Kate Smith, Senior Solicitor, Family Solicitor Wimbledon Village,

Kate Smith

Can it be illegal to comply with the law of the land?

Sounds like a barmy question don’t you think? Well, if you wanted another example of how complicated modern life is becoming then one needs to go no …

Marek Bednarczyk, Partner, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Marek Bednarczyk

Employers face stricter controls on private internet monitoring

Recent news headlines have warned employees that social media chat and email conversations at work are open to being read by the boss, following a recent ruling …

Jane Crosby, Associate, Dispute Resolution Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Jane Crosby

Donors beware!

When your attorneys are not given authority to have sight of the Will or have no knowledge of its contents, it can create difficulties and upset after …

Isabel Hodgson, Legal Executive, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Cranleigh,

Isabel Hodgson

New Year resolution

Listening to the radio this morning and a spokes person for the Alzheimer’s Society talking about their new campaign ‘’Fix Dementia Care’’ I was reminded of the …

Sara McGrigor, Associate Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Cranleigh,

Sara McGrigor

Divorce down as pre nups rise

The first working day in January is commonly known as Divorce Day, when family lawyers receive more enquiries than at any other time of the year, but …

Vanessa McMurtrie, Partner, Family Solicitor Woking,

Vanessa McMurtrie

New AST Regulations Set to Bite Landlords, Again

The government’s assault on private landlords continues with the implementation of the snappily entitled Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015. Landlords are prohibited …

Stephen Boyle, Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Wimbledon Village,

Stephen Boyle

The Art of Tenant Repair

Most leases contain repairing obligations for tenants in some form or another which are likely to extend to replacement of fixtures, fittings or parts of the property …

Gaenor Thomas, Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Gaenor Thomas

Stamp Duty Land Tax on Second Homes

The 2015 Budget announced that as from April 2016, a surcharge of 3% on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in respect of purchases of “additional residential properties”, …

Celia Watts, Consultant, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Celia Watts

Supreme Court: Marks and Spencer £1.1m rent claim decision

Marks and Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited The eagerly awaited Supreme Court judgment in the dispute between M&S and BNP Paribas …

Anne Bridger, Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Anne Bridger

Land Registry Property Alert

A timely reminder on the very real threat of property fraud from an article in the Daily Mail at the weekend. This features Max Hastings and his …

Emma Moore, Partner, Residential Property Solicitor Cobham,

Emma Moore

Gifts to charity in your will

As a supporter of Remember a Charity, we always encourage our clients to consider leaving money to charity in their wills. Many of us give …

Chris Thurlow, Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates Solicitor Wimbledon Village,

Chris Thurlow

Supporting Eagle Radio’s Christmas Toy Appeal

This year, we are delighted to be supporting Eagle Radio’s annual toy appeal, which benefits less fortunate children locally, by being official drop off …

Nigel Maud, Partner, Commercial and Corporate Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Nigel Maud

How can employers avoid the worst sort of hangover from the Christmas party?

‘Tis the season to be merry, so it’s time for the annual Christmas party; but for many employers it’s often more fraught than fun, as wherever and …

Jane Crosby, Associate, Dispute Resolution Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Jane Crosby

Landlords lose and whiplash gets cracked in Osborne’s autumn budget

Backtracking on the contentious cuts to Working Tax Credits caught the headlines when Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Budget statement, alongside a boost to building and …

David Knapp, Partner, Head of Residential Property Solicitor Woking,

David Knapp

Woking Partner raises money for Movember

Despite never having any desire to grow facial hair, Hart Brown’s Head of Residential Conveyancing and Partner, David Knapp, is taking part in …

David Knapp, Partner, Head of Residential Property Solicitor Woking,

David Knapp

Hart Brown support Godalming charity Skillway

Sharon Powell, Partner and Rachael Brady, Solicitor in Hart Brown’s Godalming office were delighted to join Joy Poulter from the GO Godalming Association in …

Rachael Brady, Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Godalming,

Rachael Brady

HART BROWN IS A LEGAL 500 RECOMMENDED LAW FIRM

Hart Brown is pleased to be recommended in The Legal 500 for 2015. The Legal 500 Series, …

Nigel Maud, Partner, Commercial and Corporate Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Nigel Maud

Hart Brown win Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce that Hart Brown has won the LawNet Mark of Excellence Award. The Mark of Excellence award was awarded to Hart Brown, for …

Nigel Maud, Partner, Commercial and Corporate Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Nigel Maud

LPA revoked because Attorney buys too many cakes!

Senior Judge Lush has revoked the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) of an elderly woman as her attorney had been spending £250 per month on Sausage rolls …

Kerry Hay, Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Cobham,

Kerry Hay

Fraud unravels all

Family lawyers will today be breathing a sigh of relief for their clients that the highest court in the land has today ruled that there is no …

Julian Waldon, Associate Solicitor, Family Solicitor Cobham,

Julian Waldon

Council pays the price for incorrect local search result

In the recent case of Chesterton Commercial (Oxon) Ltd v Oxfordshire County Council, the High Court held that a local authority (LA) was liable to a buyer …

Anne Bridger, Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Anne Bridger

Builders and Developers – VAT Zero Rating of Residential Property – Watch Out!

A developer thought that he had constructed a new dwelling and that the sale of it was a zero rated supply so that the input VAT incurred …

Roderick Campbell, Partner, Head of Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Roderick Campbell

Residential Landlords’ Update

Residential landlords get some good news and bad news this month.  The good news is that the deadline for registering multi-let properties that have a common heating …

Stephen Boyle, Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Wimbledon Village,

Stephen Boyle

Shopping on Sunday

At the moment, shops in England and Wales over 280 sq m can only open between the hours of 10.00am and 6.00pm, for a total of 6 …

Gaenor Thomas, Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Gaenor Thomas

Death and your digital footprint

You may not have thought about what will happen to your digital accounts such as your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts when you die however this is …

Rachael Brady, Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Godalming,

Rachael Brady

The dangers of ‘cheap’ wills

A woman is seeking hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation after she lost out on her inheritance. Ebenezer Aregbesola had instructed Barclays bank to draft his …

Kerry Hay, Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Cobham,

Kerry Hay

A weekend of showjumping

Hart Brown’s Emily Wiggins and her horse Basil returned to the showjumping circuit after a 4 month break recovering from an injury this weekend. Basil was extremely …

Emily Wiggins, Associate Solicitor, Trusts & Estates Solicitor Godalming,

Emily Wiggins

Pro Bono Bonus

The government has recently said that lawyers need to do more pro bono work which most of us already do in one form or another. In a …

Paul Grimwood, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Paul Grimwood

Because family matters

While some may feel it makes good reading for the media to splash across their front pages the intimate details of the demise of so called celebrityâ …

Kate Smith, Senior Solicitor, Family Solicitor Wimbledon Village,

Kate Smith

Can it be illegal to comply with the law of the land?

Sounds like a barmy question don’t you think? Well, if you wanted another example of how complicated modern life is becoming then one needs to go no …

Marek Bednarczyk, Partner, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitor Buying & Selling Your Home,

Marek Bednarczyk

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