DARTFORD OFFICE TELEPHONE LINES

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Please note that unfortunately due to a technical fault our telephone lines at our Dartford office have been unavailable for most of the day. This should however be rectified tomorrow morning.

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES REFORM TO LEASEHOLD SECTOR

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Property Lawyers have long anticipated changes to the law that will simplify the process Leaseholders must follow to extend their Leases and/or acquire the Freehold of their building. The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has now announced the government’s plans to address the proposed reforms to residential Leaseholds. The main changes are as follows: – 990-year […]

Covid-19 Update

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As we are all aware, England is now in its second National Lockdown.  We can, however, confirm that we continue trading as usual; the government has issued clear guidance that there will be no change to the housing market and as such, we do not expect that there will be any changes insofar as exchange […]

Bromley office

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We are pleased to announce that as part of our continued growth and expansion we have acquired additional premises at our Dartford office. We have therefore decided to close our much smaller Bromley office and relocate our Bromley staff. We will continue trading as normal and will continue servicing our Bromley clients in the usual […]

Simplify acquires Cook Taylor Woodhouse

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We are pleased to confirm that market-leading conveyancing and property services group, Simplify has announced the acquisition of Cook Taylor Woodhouse Solicitors as part of an ongoing growth strategy, strengthening its presence in London and the South East and increasing the range of options available for clients and introducers. The company, set up in 2019, […]

New guidance on moving home

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Following the Prime Minister’s speech on Sunday, 10th May; the government have now issued new guidance on moving homes during the Covid-19 crisis. “Anyone in England can now move home as long as health guidance can be followed. This applies to both renters and buyers.  The law previously only allowed moving home if you had reasonable grounds […]

COVID-19 – UPTODATE NOTICE TO CLIENTS

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On Government advice for only essential staff to go to work the company has had to place most of its staff on the job retention scheme leaving a specialist team processing all current files centrally from the Dartford office for all 4 of our offices focusing on the essential files in the following order The […]

COVID-19 – Restrictions on new mortgages

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Although most lenders have agreed a three-month extension of existing mortgage offers, some lenders have already place new restrictions on new mortgages: – Nationwide will now only offer home loans to those with 25% equity or more; in other words, a deposit/equity of at least 25% will be required Barclays, Halifax, Virgin Money, The Family Building […]

COVID-19 – NOTICE TO CLIENTS

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Firstly, we hope that you, your loved ones and friends are well and remain well throughout this current health crisis. If you are unwell we wish you a speedy recovery. The Government have issued further guidance and advice concerning the effect that the coronavirus outbreak will have on home moving. Throughout this crisis we have […]

 

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