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Homebuyers at risk of email fraud – how to protect yourself when buying property

Posted on 8th August 2017 by Maureen Ross

Howard Mollett’s life savings of £67,000 were stolen, when fraudsters hacked into emails sent between him and his conveyancing solicitor. Continue reading


How to protect your property from fraud

Posted on 3rd February 2017 by Mary Groves

There have been a number of high profile cases in the Courts recently concerning property frauds where fraudsters posing as the owners of empty properties have succeeded in “selling” the property Continue reading


The Help to Buy ISA – Financial help for first-time buyers

Posted on 22nd February 2016 by Maureen Ross

The Help to Buy ISA was announced by the Government in the March 2015 Budget. The idea was that first-time buyers could save through a Help to Buy ISA and, as an incentive, would receive a Government bonus which would be calculated and paid when they bought their first home.

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Are Solar Panels a Good Idea?

Posted on 19th October 2015 by Maureen Ross

No-one can have failed to notice the rash of photovoltaic (PV) or solar panels that has spread across the nation’s roof slopes over the last couple of years. Property Owners have been embarking on subsidised solar energy generation, tempted by the promise of long-term free electricity and, in some cases, by an income from selling spare electricity to the nation’s power companies.

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Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Rented Property

Posted on by Maureen Ross

Are you a Landlord buying to let, letting to buy or a tenant simply wanting a safe home to live in? New proposals from the Government came into force on 1st October 2015 to improve safety in privately let residential properties.

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A Guide for First-Time Buyers

Posted on 12th January 2017 by Maureen Ross

I’ve agreed to buy my first property, but now what should I do?

 

So, you’re a first-time buyer – don’t panic – there are a few things that you will need to get sorted, but we’ve set out some basic guidance to help point you in the right direction and give an idea of what is required.

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Purchasing a Property

Posted on 7th January 2015 by Maureen Ross

Buying a home can be an exciting prospect but without the help of an experienced Solicitor it can also be a legal minefield and a possible financial disaster. Your Solicitor is qualified in all areas of Property Law and is there to help you avoid potential problems, and delays.

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