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The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022

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

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 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

Maria Eames
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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 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...