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  January 23, 2019
As you may know, dilapidations is a term used to refer to damages or defects to a property which a tenant is generally legally obliged to put right at the end of their lease. Depending on the terms of the lease, where dilapidations do occur, it is likely that the tenant has breached various agreements, the most obvious being the repairing covenant.
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  January 11, 2019
While builders are quick to point out the benefits of buying a new build property, are there any drawbacks? We look at both sides of the argument.
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  January 4, 2019
Often when people are told by their conveyancer or solicitor that they require money on account of ‘searches’ they are not 100% sure why these are required or even what exactly they are.
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  December 6, 2018
Thinking of buying a Leasehold flat? Here are some important points to consider which you may not have anticipated.
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  November 16, 2018
Let us start by saying instructing a local firm to act on your behalf when buying or selling your home is definitely not essential. In fact, at Ramsdens we assist clients in buying and selling property all over the country with the same level of service for both local and long distance clients. However, for some, the convenience and importance of being involved throughout makes instructing a local firm an easier choice. Here are our top five of the numerous benefits of using a local firm rather than an online or distance conveyancer.
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  October 31, 2018
Buying a home can be stressful. But having a list of things to consider can help to reduce the hassle. Read our list of top tips from our Head of Residential Conveyancing, Karen James.
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  October 1, 2018
According to research from broker L&C Mortgages, almost a third of first-time buyers (31%) are unsure whether the recent stamp duty changes will benefit them, leaving them underestimating what they can afford. So, what do the changes mean, and how do they affect first-time buyers?
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  September 18, 2018
The rules defining a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are changing. ACT NOW! At present the following criteria must be met for the property to be classed as an HMO: Comprise 3 or more storeys; Are occupied by 5 or more people living in two or more single households; and The occupiers share basic amenities such as bathing and/or cooking facilities. That will change on 1 October 2018. If you have a license already, you still need to pay attention to these rules as they may affect you.
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