Sunak empties his purse for a pandemic-beating budget

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the UK’s economic agenda dominated the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget Statement, with support for business and jobs receiving top-line...

James Lamont

Partner, Head of Commercial & Corporate
Residential Property | 24th September 2020

How long does it take to buy a property? Everything...

Buying a new home is exciting, but you may be anxious about how long the process could take from start to finish. Understanding how long...

Tulia Ristow

Associate, Residential Property
Residential Property | 19th December 2019

What fixtures and fittings are included in a house sale?

When you decide to buy or sell a house, there are many things that you need to give careful consideration to in advance. Two of...

Debbie Beswick

Partner, Residential Property
Residential Property | 6th June 2019

The elderly facing hidden fees on retirement properties and homes

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, Residential Property
Residential Property | 5th October 2018

A quick guide for first time buyers

Buying a home is stressful, especially for first time buyers, so it's wise to do some research to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting...

Francesca Nash

Senior Solicitor, Residential Property
Commercial Property | 24th September 2018

Is garden land residential property?

This is a question that has excised property lawyers and tax consultants for some time, so what is the answer to selling garden land?  There...

Tamzin Mandelli

Partner, Commercial 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, 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, 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, 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, Residential Property