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It is undeniable that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed every area of life. Since the first lockdown started on 26th March 2020, the way that we do everything has altered, from shopping, going to work, visiting family, going on holiday, and of course the buying and selling of property. Non-essential businesses had to close or...
In recent months, there has been a huge demand for countryside homes from those who wish to relocate having faced the national lockdown in the city. Although on the face of it there may appear to be few hurdles, it is important to bear the following factors in mind when purchasing a new home.  The...
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you (the ‘Donor’) to choose one or more individuals (your ‘Attorneys’) to be responsible for the management of your affairs in the event you became physically and/or mentally debilitated (you ‘lost capacity’).   LPAs are often overlooked however, in the unfortunate event you were to lose capacity, it would be extremely inconvenient (and often expensive) for...
Last week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that with immediate effect, house buyers will pay NO stamp duty on property purchases of up to £500,000, the previous threshold being £125,000. The government hopes that the holiday will kick-start the housing market again, following lockdown seeing a fall in house prices for the first time in eight...
Earlier today, Rishi Sunak announced his three-point ‘Plan for Jobs’, worth up to £30 billion. The proposed plan aims to protect, support and create jobs. To achieve this goal, the government has highlighted three new schemes to incentivise and encourage businesses to bring back furloughed employees, and employ new ones. The Job Retention Bonus scheme....
Soon couples choosing to divorce can take the ‘blame game’ out of the equation. On the 8th June 2020 a bill introducing “no fault” divorces in England and Wales was passed in the House of Commons. Currently to petition for a divorce, one of the five ‘facts’ that the marriage has irretrievably broken down needs...
The recent covid-19 update that property viewings and house moves could re-start in England was welcomed by many, with an estimated 450,000 people in England waiting to move since lockdown began in March. The amended Regulations which came into effect 13th May 2020 means estate agents, letting offices, developer offices, show homes and removal companies...