Developers’ incentives. Are they really worth it?

If you are looking to buy your first home or trade up, you may feel tempted by some of the freebies offered on new build properties. These can range from free white goods or a new carpet to a significant financial contribution to your purchase costs. Here, Anjum Khaliq, one of our conveyancing specialists, takes […]

Stamp Duty holiday: Sunak delivers

The KWW property team is poised to handle an increase in conveyancing enquiries now Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a temporary stamp duty land tax holiday. The move announced yesterday (July 8) aims to help buyers who have taken a financial hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while also seeking to stop house prices from […]

How to get moving again

Estimates suggest close to half a million property transactions have stalled because of the coronavirus crisis. Recent easing of restrictions means these sales can now progress. What if you were thinking of moving but had not yet put your house on the market? Some agents are predicting a buoyant market as we come out of […]

Ready, willing and able to get you moving!

We are pleased to see the Government taking steps to reboot the housing market and want to send a clear message that KWW Solicitors is very much ready, willing and able to help get you moving. Anyone in England can now move home as long as they follow amended guidance published by the Ministry of […]

Government advice on home moving during the Covid-19 outbreak

Given the situation in the UK with regard to the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), the Government is urging parties involved in home moving to adapt and be flexible and to alter their usual processes. Salv Sole, our head of property, outlines the key points from the latest advice, released on 26 March 2020. Buying and […]

Possible impacts of Covid-19 on property transactions

For clients in the midst of trying to buy, sell or rent a property, the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is causing particular uncertainty at all stages in the process. We want to reassure you that our property law team will continue to operate as normally as possible to keep all property transactions on course during this […]

Tips for selling your home in a flat market

Experts predict the housing market will face some challenging times in the months ahead as the number of sales continue to fall. With the average house now taking more than 19 weeks to sell, the outlook may appear disheartening if you want to sell. There are still buyers out there, searching for their next home […]

The best mortgage lender of all?

A report out today reveals the average parental contribution for homebuyers this year is £24,100, up by more than £6,000 compared to last year. The report, by Legal & General (L&G), shows that, collectively, parents have given £6.3bn, high enough to rank the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ 10th if it were a mortgage lender. […]

The House Purchasing Process

So you’ve made an offer on a place and it has been accepted. Now it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Anjum Khaliq of our conveyancing team sets out the process… Purchase PackThe purchase pack is the initial documentation, containing terms and conditions and the client information questionnaire. […]

Indemnity policies explained

If you’re selling a property, you may find the buyer’s solicitors and the mortgage lenders insist on an indemnity policy being in place before the sale can go ahead. If you’re buying a property, your conveyancing solicitor may advise that a policy should be purchased before you proceed. In this article, property specialist Eve Crampsie […]