Fridaysmove's survey game could save home buyers £1,000's
When a home buyer has an offer accepted on a property, a conveyancing solicitor is then instructed to carry out the conveyancing process.
'Conveyancing' is the...
What does the Mortgage Market Review mean for home buyers?
What do these new rules introduced in April this year and known as the Mortgage Market Review, mean to you?
When you apply for a mortgage some lenders are now...
Why you might need next-door’s consent to alter your home
What do you do if you are building an extension on your house and your next-door neighbours tell you to stop work because you haven’t got their consent? Or if...
Buying a home? Check your solicitor is on your mortgage lender's panel
When you get a mortgage to buy your home your mortgage lender will also instruct a solicitor to act for them. Do not assume that they will always instruct the...
Is MMR an unnecessary interference in the mortgage market?
The new Mortgage Market Review (MMR) rules which come into effect on 26 April could upset the current recovery in the housing market.
Anyone applying for a new...
Service charges to be investigated by Office of Fair Trading
Do you own a flat? Do you have to pay service charges to a property company or managing agent ? Are these service charges grossly over-inflated?
If you answer...
Help to Buy Conveyancing Solicitors - advice for home buyers
Are you a frustrated home-mover? Help to Buy could be the solution to help you get moving.
In recent years, homeowners have been frustrated because they wanted...
Report calls for shake-up on mortgage surveys
A report commissioned for the RICS on property valuations in connection with mortgages says that the current arrangements are “dysfunctional” and calls for...
Help to Buy can help you even if you are not a first time buyer
It is a mistake to think that Help to Buy mortgages are only available for first-time homebuyers.
Under the latest part of Help to Buy, the government-...
How to reduce conveyancing times by 11 days
A recent survey confirms what we have always thought – that instructing your solicitor as early as possible on a property sale really can save time on the...
Issues facing home buyers in 2014
It would be rash to try and predict what the property market will do in 2014. But we can make some attempt to look at what is likely to affect property buying...
50% cut in Land Registry fees helps homebuyers
Land Registry fees on the transfer of properties will soon be slashed by 50% or more.
Speaking about the changes, Ed Lester, the Land Registry’s Chief...
Home buyers unaware of flood risks
2014 commenced with the worst flooding many areas have seen in years. A succession of gales blowing in from the Atlantic, coupled with very high tides, caused...
How the latest HS2 Bill will affect property owners and buyers?
The controversial HS2 project has just taken another step forward with the introduction of the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill into the House of...
Help to Buy Simplified
Help to Buy has been in the news a lot over the last year. You may have seen adverts or news reports that you can now buy a home with a deposit of as little as...
Transfer of Equity
A Transfer of Equity is when someone is added or removed from the title deeds, such as a sole owner adding their husband or wife, a parent adding their son or...
Share of Freehold Conveyancing
Conveyancing for a Share of Freehold property is very similar to a conveyance on a leasehold property and you can expect to incur comparable fees and...
UK Conveyancing From Overseas
Buying or selling a property in England or Wales when living abroad can be difficult. Many lawyers are still traditional relying heavily on letters, phones and...
Tips For A Fast Conveyance As A Buyer
Understandably many buyers need a fast completion and are unable to wait the 8-12 weeks an average purchase takes to complete. At In-Deed Conveyancing we are...
Tips For A Fast Conveyance As A Seller
Fast conveyancing is often important when selling a property. With the average property staying on the market for 90 days many sellers need a speedy completion...
Conveyancing - A Seller's Guide
The average property stays on the market for between 90 and 100 days, so once you have found a buyer it is important to keep the conveyancing process moving...
Submitting the Stamp Duty Land Tax Return Form
When you buy property or land you will need to notify HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by completing a Stamp Duty Land Tax Return (or Land Transaction Return)...
Conveyancing - A First Time Buyer Guide
You’ve finally found your dream property and have had an offer accepted by the estate agent, but now you’re starting to think “what happens next?” Read In-Deed...
Types of Ownership: Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common
The advantages of purchasing a property with others are well publicised – by pooling resources for the deposit and mortgage payments, it is possible for...
Stamp Duty Mitigation
Stamp duty is the tax that homebuyers are legally required to pay when purchasing a property, the amount of which is dependent on the value of property. The...
Chattels & Fixtures
When buying or selling your property, you may hear your estate agent or the other side refer to ‘chattels’ and ‘fixtures’ - it is important to know the...
What is a Local Authority Search?
When buying a property your conveyancing lawyer will submit a Local Authority Search on your behalf. You will have to have one of these if you are getting a...
Coal Mining Search | A Conveyancing Guide
During the conveyancing process your conveyancing solicitor may decide you need a Coal Search on the property you are buying. A coal search is required if you...
Freehold Property Conveyancing Guide
Flying freehold definition
Conveyancing on a freehold property
A freehold property is one where the owner has...
Moving House Before Christmas 2012
Many of our new clients are beginning to ask us if we can help them move before Christmas 2012. The conveyancing process, on average, takes between 6 to 12...
Land Registry Reduce Fees
Did you know that from the 22nd October the Land Registry have reduced their fees by £10? This reduction will apply for all purchases registered with the Land...
New Land Registry Fees
When you buy a property your conveyancing solicitor has to register you as the owner with the Land Registry. The Land Registry charges a fee for doing this and...
HSBC Conveyancing Update | In-Deed Conveyancing
From the 29th August 2012 HSBC admitted all CQS accredited law firms onto their conveyancing panel. This means if you choose a CQS accredited law firm you will...
First Time Buyer Stamp Duty (SDLT) Relief
A first time buyer is defined as someone who has never bought or owned land or property in the UK or indeed the world. Currently, first time buyers are not...
HSBC Update | Conveyancing Guide
On 29th August HSBC are changing their lending rules so that all CQS accredited solicitors can act for both you, the buyer, and HSBC.
London Property Prices | Averages for London Boroughs
Please visit our London Conveyancing Solicitors page for London's current average property prices.
London, like the rest of the country, has experienced a...
HSBC Mortgages to accept CQS conveyancing solicitors in August
As of August 2012 HSBC is changing its policy on which solicitors can provide conveyancing for their mortgages.
Usually your preferred lawyer is able to act...
Conveyancing fees for registering your purchase property with the Land Registry
The HM Land Registry is the government authority responsible for recording the ownership rights of freehold and leasehold property (if the lease exceeds seven...
Need Free Conveyancing Help?
At In-Deed we understand how difficult it can be to get help and advice about the legal side of your move, without committing to using a particular lawyer or...
First Time Buyers and the Current Housing Market
Recent research from Moneysupermarket.com has claimed that millions of people in the UK do not plan to ever buy a property. Indeed, with the average age of...
Disbursements | A conveyancing guide
Other less common disbursements or third party costs
The definition of a disbursement is...
Psychological study reveals it's possible to 'fall in love' with a house
Prospective homebuyers really do ‘fall in love’ with properties they’ve set their hearts on, according to a new psychological study.
The research, commissioned...
Do you know about the EPC changes on 6th April 2012?
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 go live on 6 April 2012. Indeed, several...
Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) | Properties over £2m taxed 7%
In the 2012 budget it has been announced that from midnight on the 21st March Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will increase from 5% to 7% on property above £2m....
Government Cuts Down on Stamp Duty Avoidance
In the past some people have avoided paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) by loopholes in the legislation, but in the 2012 Budget speech Chancellor George...
The Legal Ombudsman's Report On Deceptive Legal Quotes
Recently, the Legal Ombudsman released a report which criticises how some legal firms present and explain their fees. This in turn led to clients incurring...
Don't know your "flying freehold" from your covenants?
Confused about conveyancing?
Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership of a property from one person to another and like many legal...
HSBC Mortgage Changes! - Is Your Conveyancing Affected?
HSBC have recently changed their lending rules which can make buying a property with an HSBC mortgage more complicated and expensive than with other lenders....
Separate Representation - what could this mean for you?
Separate Representation is where your mortgage lender requests to use a different conveyancing lawyer to the one you have appointed and usually asks you to...
Sealed Bid Auctions | Common Questions
Property going to sealed bids was a fairly common phenomenon during the housing market’s peak a few years ago. However, at In-Deed we have found more and more...