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Extension of the Furlough Scheme

Good news! Extension of the furlough scheme! The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“furlough”) will continue until 30 September to "support millions through the next stage of the pandemic". As Covid restrictions start to...

Budget March 2021 - Housing Market

Budget March 2021 – Housing Market Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out his plans for the housing market as part of today’s budget. Here is a summary of the key points: Current SDLT holiday extended until the end of June – no SDLT to pay on...

NEW VACANCIES

CURRENT VACANCIES Are you an experienced Legal Secretary/PA seeking a position offering :- Competitive salary; Part time flexible hours; Family friendly structure; If so, we have the ideal position for you working for our...

Government new Leasehold reforms

Government announces new Leasehold reforms The Housing Secretary has announced that leaseholders will be given the right to extend their lease by a maximum term of 990 years at zero ground rent. Currently, leaseholders are paying high ground rents...

Need to Evict your Tenant?

Residential property – need to evict your tenant? You may be aware that the Government introduced emergency legislation in March 2020 to protect tenants from eviction during the Coronavirus pandemic. The relevant law is contained in schedule 29...

UK House Prices Hit Record High

UK house prices hit record high UK house prices have recovered dramatically following lockdown to hit a new record high.   Nationwide building society said August brought the highest monthly price rise for 16 years, defying the economic crisis...

North West Property Boom

North West Property Boom – act now to secure your chosen Conveyancer! The UK housing market has seen a significant rebound in terms of property sales post lock down, particularly in the North West. Sales have increased by 137% between 13 th...

Government Agency Delays - Probate/Land Registry?

Government Agency Delays – Probate/Land Registry?   The job of an Executor appointed in a Will is to gather in assets pay off bills and distribute the money in the estate.   A Grant of Probate is needed before an...

Quickie Divorce - is it her at last?

Divorce – is it here at last? First the good news – the Divorce Dissolution and Separation Bill has passed through the House of Commons and is likely to become law. Now the bad news – it is unlikely that no fault divorces will...

Bereaved Families suffering Financial Penalties

Bereaved families suffering financial penalties Did you know that if bereaved families delay in administering the estates of their relatives they could incur fines for filing documents late needlessly paying death or income duties or interest on tax...
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