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Signing a Statement of Truth - what does it mean?

  Signing a Statement of Truth – what does it mean? If you are involved in Court proceedings, it is likely that you will be asked at some stage to sign a document that includes a statement stating that the facts contained within the document...

PRIVATE PROSECUTIONS - POLICE WON'T PROSECUTE?

PRIVATE PROSECUTIONS – POLICE WON’T PROSECUTE? DIY REMEDY? A private prosecution is a criminal process started by an individual or private organisation instead of by a public prosecutor who represents the state. Such a step is taken in the...

Boris Johnson Plans To Stimulate Property Market

Boris Johnson Plans To Stimulate Property Market By Cutting Stamp Duty Boris Johnson has reportedly told a group of Tory voters that the budget would overhaul Stamp Duty Land Tax thresholds by scrapping SDLT on property worth less than £500,000. ...

WHAT IS A PERSONAL/REGULATED LOCAL SEARCH?

WHAT IS A PERSONAL/REGULATED LOCAL SEARCH? Personal searches also known as Regulated Local Authority Searches have become more popular and are often cheaper and quicker than official searches from the Local Authority.  Search companies usually have...

Family Homes for £100,000 or Less Can Still Be Found In the UK

Family Homes for £100,000 or Less Can Still Be Found In the UK Research shows that it is still possible to purchase a family home with 3 or more bedrooms in or close to a major town or city for less then £100,000. More than 15 major...

Brexit Concerns Blamed For 1 Million Lost Home Sales

Brexit Concerns Blamed For 1 Million Lost Home Sales Since the announcement of the referendum result in 2016, a high percentage of British home buyers have postponed moving home due to Brexit uncertainty. After a survey was carried out the results...

Leasehold to be axed for all new houses

Leasehold to be axed for all new houses Pernicious ground-rents on new leases to be reduced to £0 – preventing leaseholders being charged soaring fees for which they receive zero benefit All new houses to be sold on freehold basis unless...

Proposals to Abolish Section 21 Notices

Proposals to Abolish Section 21 Notices In April 2019 the Government outlined plans to consult on new legislation to abolish so called ‘no-fault’ evictions under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. A section 21 notice gives a Tenant a minimum...

IS THERE A JUSTIFICATION FOR SHORT SENTENCES

IS THERE A JUSTIFICATION FOR SHORT SENTENCES? For some considerable time there has been general agreement that, in the main, short sentences (6 months or less) have no real value.  Defendants are brought into custody, with an automatic release date...

The SRA Annual Report Indicates Increase in Conveyancing Fraud

The SRA Annual Report Indicates Increase in Conveyancing Fraud For the third year in a row, money paid out by the SRA on property related issues through the compensation fund has increased. Newly released data for the SRA’S 2017/18 annual review...
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