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We have special offers on discounted legal fees for conveyancing

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If you are buying or selling property, we are offering discounted legal fees for conveyancing from 1 September to 30 November 2023 for one offer and 1 September to 31 December 2023 for the other offer, as our way of helping given the current financial...

What is first registration with the Land Registry?

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All properties in England and Wales can be registered with the Land Registry. If it’s not, then you can apply for first registration. This is simply the process of registering your land or property with the Land Registry. The Land Registry holds a...

Why York when it comes to property

Gemma Patchett-Thomas
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Gemma Patchett-Thomas, Licensed Conveyancer in our residential property team gives her take on the property market in York. Since 2020 we can all agree that it has been tumultuous for the UK housing market to say the least, with the pandemic boom and then...

We have an App and digital online login for conveyancing

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Use your phone for everything – great! You can download our App and use it to work with our solicitor on your conveyancing matter – the App is packed with loads of technology to do key parts of the transaction in a digital way, taking away need...

Delivering on our Service Pledge by Sue Hirst

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All the staff at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors are committed to delivering our Service Pledge and Client Centred value. Below is a great example of this delivery by Sue Hirst in our residential property team for her client. Great work Sue and we really...

We are Yorkshire Legal Awards winners

Duncan Morter
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We are so proud to share the news that our residential property WON the award for Residential Property of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2022 which were held  at the New Dock Hall in Leeds on Thursday 6 October. The awards bring together the...

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

Adele Holliday
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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...

Register of Overseas Entities

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Legal Update: The Register of Overseas Entities came into force on 1 August 2022, with the aim of making UK property ownership by foreign companies and entities clearer and more transparent. Generally speaking, foreign companies and entities who own, intend...

Ground Rent and The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022

Kerry Cudworth
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There has been a lot of coverage in the media surrounding ground rent, and the homeowners who feel that the levels affecting them are unfair and too high.  Parliament eventually addressed this and Kerry Cudworth, Solicitor in our...

Staff blog - Highlights of my Training Contract so far

Emma Campbell
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We are pleased to be able to share blogs written by our staff, talking about their job role, working at the firm and career progression at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors. In this blog by Emma Campbell, Trainee Solicitor at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors, she...

Building Regulations update - Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Elizabeth Sugden (nee Simpson)
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New legislation taking effect from 15 June 2022 requires all new homes, construction projects, workplace, and retail buildings to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points. Currently, the UK lacks the electric charging infrastructure which is needed to...

Challenging unreasonable ground rent on leasehold homes

Neil Largan
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If you have bought a new home in the last few years, then there is a chance that you will own your property on a leasehold as opposed to freehold basis. If this is the case, then you may be liable to pay ground rent charges to the person who retains...

Ensuring your home passes as you choose

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House prices continue to rise faster than most other investments and property is often the most valuable asset in someone’s estate when they die. But it is also a home and may need to remain a home for a surviving partner, spouse, or children. If you...

Journey into law and training contract experience so far

Matthew Burn
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We are pleased to be able to share blogs over the coming months written by our staff, talking about their job role, working at the firm and career progression at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors. In this blog by Matthew Burn, Trainee Solicitor at Crombie...

Crombie Wilkinson secures Law Society's conveyancing quality mark

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Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors in York , Selby , Malton and Pickering has once again secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Schem e - the mark of excellence for the home buying process. Crombie Wilkinson underwent rigorous...

Stamp duty land tax holiday extension to 30 June 2021

Adele Holliday
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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...

Leasehold Reform - making home ownership fair and more secure

Elizabeth Sugden (nee Simpson)
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On 7 January 2021, changes came into force which enable leaseholders to extend their leases by up to 990 years without the need to pay any ground rent. There are currently approximately 4.5 million leaseholders in the UK who face paying high ground rents...

Help to Buy ISA scheme

Adele Holliday
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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...

We are the BEST Conveyancing team in Yorkshire and the North East

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We have walked away winners of the Regional Law Firm of the Year North East & Yorkshire Award and highly commended conveyancer award in the Best Individual Conveyancer Award for Adele Holliday, in the prestigious annual Law Firm Services Conveyancing...

We have been shortlisted for a conveyancing award

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We are very pleased to have been shortlisted again for the Regional Firm of the Year Award in the Law Firm Services (LFS) Conveyancing Awards 2019. The 2019 Law Firm Services Conveyancing Conference is the largest event in the conveyancing calendar with the...

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

Adele Holliday
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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...

Thinking of buying a second residential property?

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Are you an individual thinking of purchasing a second residential property in the UK? Whether it is that holiday home you have always dreamed of or a buy-to-let property then there is a higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) that you need to be made aware...

Do you know what you are entitled to following a separation?

Mark Robinson
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Do you know what you are entitled to following a separation? Client’s often come to see me and ask about what they, or their partner, are entitled to following a separation, frequently referring to their rights as a “common law spouse”....

Stamp duty abolished for thousands of first-time buyers

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On 22 November 2017 the Government delivered a budget aimed at “reviving the home-owning dream in Britain." One of its key announcements was to abolish stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers on house purchases of up to £300,000. Those...

Data Protection; Get it Right

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has recently imposed fines on several organisations for data breaches: Hampshire County Council was fined 100,000 for failing to implement effective contingency plans to protect personal data when...

Right to rent?

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From 1 February 2016, all private residential landlords will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits private landlords of residential properties from allowing certain...

Residential tenancies

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All private landlords should be made aware that, from 1 February 2016, they will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property.  The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits private landlords of residential...

Stamp Duty Land Tax changes

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The calculation of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for residential properties changed on 4 December 2014.The new rates, which apply where purchases are completed on or after 4 December 2014, are set out below. Each new SDLT rate will only be payable on the...