Tags: residential conveyancing

Trethowans sees promotion in residential property team

August 19, 2020

Trethowans is celebrating another promotion as residential property lawyer, Mariana Crawford, is appointed as senior associate.

Law Commission report on leasehold reform

August 18, 2020

On 21 July 2020 the Law Commission published their much anticipated report on proposed reforms to the law surrounding residential lease extensions and the ability to buy the freehold of your residential leasehold property.

8 step guide to completing your house purchase

August 6, 2020

Tim Higham, Partner in our Residential Property team at Trethowans, provides the following eight step guide if you’re looking to move home.

Home sellers beware: 6 traps to avoid – so choose your conveyancer carefully

June 21, 2019

“But I’m just selling; the buyer takes the risks with everything, right?” Wrong. If you are selling a house or flat, there are so many things a buyer can challenger you over, even after you have sold, and so you need to make sure you have the best conveyancer on your side, to guide you and shield you from that happening.

Did you know your conveyancer will want to see your original ID documents?

February 25, 2019

An increasing trend is for people to volunteer up photocopies, or a print-out of bank statements, or even email them to conveyancers. Sometimes with the commentary that ‘we bank/our utilities are all online, so we can only print off statements/bills’.

Fresh eggs for breakfast? Don’t count your chickens until you’ve checked your deeds

January 18, 2019

You may think as you own your home you have the right to make alterations to the outside, to park a caravan or commercial vehicle, to work from home or even to keep chickens, but you could become liable for legal action if your deeds state otherwise.

Why exchanging contracts can take your conveyancer all day

March 23, 2018

Why exchanging contracts can take your conveyancer all day, if not two days.

How long does a house move really take?

June 13, 2017

We always target a maximum of 4 weeks to exchange contracts, and we tell everyone (the other lawyer, our client sand the estate agents). The point in doing so is to focus people on achieving a prompt pace, not necessarily achieving a magic 4 weeks.

Speed up your house move

January 17, 2017

How to quicken your property sale/purchase by around 4 weeks…

How does Flood Re home insurance work?

June 24, 2016

Access to affordable home insurance is critically important when it comes to helping households recover from the severe financial impacts and damage caused by flooding.