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Chris  Pease

Chris Pease

Joint Senior Partner and Head of Residential Property
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Second properties which are let by the owner or empty properties (for example where the elderly owner is now living in a nursing home) are particularly vulnerable to property fraudsters.

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If you are a home owner or thinking of buying a home, then you need to be aware of Japanese Knotweed, what it looks like and how to deal with it.

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Anyone considering building a new property or extending their existing property needs to give consideration to the possible impact of their proposals on neighbouring properties, and the "right to light".

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Landlords are being advised they cannot afford to ignore changes to energy efficiency laws, as debate continues about the likely impact of reforms on the rental sector.

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Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) has already had a noticeable ripple-effect on the country’s housing market – and the future could hold numerous complications for homeowners and first-time buyers.

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Last December, British homeowners tapped into a staggering combined property wealth of £837 million – marking the largest amount of equity withdrawal over the Christmas period in the last nine years. According to property experts, 2015’s historic low interest rates encouraged homeowners to remortgage on to a cheaper deal, with the average equity figure withdrawn via re-mortgaging per person sitting at a very healthy £30,361.

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Effective from 20 March 2014, Her Majestys Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have implemented a new Stamp Duty Land Tax Band for residential properties bought by Non-Natural Persons.Residential properties bought by Non-Natural Persons with a value of...
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‘ Help to Buy ' is a phrase that has gained a lot of popularity and publicity in recent years, particularly in the press. But what does it actually mean and how can it be of interest to you? Here, we hope to dispel some of the uncertainty and...
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When you choose a solicitor to help you move home you will probably expect all conveyancing solicitors to be technically competent. In the vast majority of cases they are, and there are many surveys to confirm the high satisfaction levels of clients...
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According to a recent survey the cost of renting a property rose to a record high in August after five consecutive months of rises. Why are rents so high? One reason appears to be that not enough homes have been built not only in recent years but dating...
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Nationwide have announced a ‘surprising jump’ in their latest house price survey for August. A rise of 1.3%. The largest monthly rise since January 2010. How do they know? Are they right? Both Nationwide and Halifax publish...
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Mortgage fraud continues to be a major problem for Britain’s mortgage lenders but one that they do not talk about very much. There are no official figures for the extent of mortgage fraud, but unofficially it is thought to run into billions of pounds...