Residential Property | 2nd March 2019

The ongoing “referral fee” debate

David Knapp, Partner and head of residential property at law firm Hart Brown, comments on the ongoing “referral fee” debate. The subject of referral fees...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property
Residential Property | 11th October 2018

The elderly facing hidden fees on retirement properties

As the age demographic of our society has changed over the last 2 or 3 decades there has been a similar change in approach to...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property
Residential Property | 27th July 2018

A reflection on the UK Residential property market

For some months, the residential property market has been sluggish at best. Very little property is coming onto the market, online agencies are beginning to...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property
Residential Property | 27th April 2018

First-time buyers to benefit from SDLT relief

As we enter what is traditionally, and hopefully, the peak period for selling your house it is very clear that the government initiative announced in...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property
Residential Property | 27th February 2018

Developer’s solicitors “engrossment fees”

Am I the only one whose blood pressure rises when receiving the initial letter in a new build purchase transaction that not only refers to...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property
Residential Property | 20th February 2018

Referral fees: where are we now?

On the 1st April 2013 the Solicitors Regulation Authority brought into force their banning of referral fees in all personal injury cases. The original announcement...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property
Residential Property | 10th February 2018

Positive times for the first-time buyers

Arguably the recent stamp duty changes have been introduced to orchestrate, from a price perspective, a less volatile property market. The leveling of prices certainly...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property
Residential Property, Uncategorised | 10th November 2017

The falling house prices of Surrey

Following the recent publication of the RICS report that house prices were falling in certain pockets of the UK, our South East based firm has...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property
Residential Property | 30th October 2017

The mortgage debate: the late 2000’s all over again?

Mortgage deals: a return to the late 2000s? The great mortgage debate of the day arises yet again, are we to see a repeat of...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property
Residential Property | 27th July 2017

How to Speed Up the Conveyancing Process

Describing the current housing market as ‘soft’ is a polite way to say it’s tough out there. Belts are tightening, mortgage lenders are asking a...

David Knapp

Partner, Head of Residential Property

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