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Family Law

Cohabitation Agreement & Joint Ownership

In the previous 12 months, owing to Covid-19 and the Stamp Duty holiday, there has been a property boom, and this appears to show no signs of stopping with the housing market remaining extremely competitive. For couples moving in together or relocating to a new family home it will no doubt be an exciting time and there will be a variety of important decisions to be made. Should we laminate or carpet the house? Which utility provider should we choose? Will the spare room be a guest room or home gym?

Residential Property

The proverbial ‘race to the bottom’

For as long as I can remember, there has been an ongoing debate surrounding the fees charged by conveyancers. The optics of this debate are invariably set from two viewpoints: ‘We don't charge enough' and ‘They charge too much’.

Residential Property

Lockdown 3.0 – what does it mean for the property market?

In what now feels like the proverbial Groundhog Day, at 8pm on 4 January 2021, the UK was moved into its third National Lockdown. Echoing the announcement made at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the Prime Minister yawped his now familiar slogan instructing the nation to 'stay at home'.

Residential Property

The Impact of Brexit on New Build Housing Transactions

With the law underpinning the conveyancing process being governed by the country in which the property is located, the legal process surrounding buying and selling property will remain predominantly unchanged; irrespective of whether a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ Brexit is achieved. Less resistant to the impacts of the upcoming changes, however, will be the property markets, mortgage lenders and, ultimately, the developers themselves.

Residential Property

Brexit – how will it affect UK property law and conveyancing transactions?

On 31st December 2020, the UK’s transition period for leaving the EU will end ushering in significant changes to UK private and commercial law. But what exactly will those changes mean for UK property law – and what will buying and selling your home post-Brexit look like?

Residential Property

Residential Property at Samuel Phillips Law during COVID-19 Crisis

Our residential department is now working and functioning remotely from the office so clients and referrers please feel reassured that it is business as usual.  Whilst some people may be cautious about proceeding with their transaction during the state of lock down, there are many for whom it is crucial as they need a safe home or they may be currently living with elderly parents and do not wish to put them at any risk. 

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