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Adele Holliday
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Questions to ask when buying a new build house

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Buying a new-build house comes with its own issues and processes to follow. Here are the answers to questions on buying a new build house and some tips when buying a new build house. I’ve reserved my new property, what do I need to do now? Now that...

Cuts to Stamp Duty Land Tax in the Mini-Budget September 2022

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You must pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland. The amount of SDLT you pay depends on the price of the property. In the Mini-Budget delivered by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng on...

Stamp duty land tax holiday extension to 30 June 2021

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If you are thinking of moving home , whether that be upsizing, downsizing or your first jump onto the proper ladder, the Government announcement earlier this week to extend the current SDLT ‘holiday’ will no doubt have been music to your...

Help to Buy ISA scheme

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Would you say no to some free cash towards your first home? Of course you wouldn’t! The deadline is fast approaching for opening a savings account which attracts a huge 25% top up from the government when you close the account and buy your...

Residential Landlords; beware of planned changes

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The government is consulting on planned changes to the way residential tenancy agreements can be terminated by landlords, which would end ‘no fault’ evictions, and could effectively make open ended tenancies a reality. Agricultural Holdings Act...

What to do if you have an invasive plant growing on your land

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Would you know if you had an invasive plant growing on your land ? If you were savvy enough to identify such a plant, would you know what you need to do, from a legal perspective, and what you should do, as a preventative measure? There is much...

Planning Change is Welcome News

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The Housing Minister has announced recently that permitted development rights relating to agricultural buildings in our rural communities, are to be extended. Farmers and land owners have long been voicing opinions about the complicated, unpredictable and...

Mines and minerals: do you know your rights?

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Minerals are commonly defined as a ‘substance of exceptional use, value and character’. Oil is likely the first which springs to mind when thinking of what may be under your land, but other minerals which could belong to you are...