Residential Property

I.D. is not just OTT – Residential Property

Lots of colourful front doors

Understanding why your solicitor needs to know who you are and be provided with appropriate documentation Providing your identification documents may seem like a tedious ‘tick box’ to do task. However, with the increasing burden on law firms to identify, and establish, who their clients are this is an exercise that is a very serious…

Expert legal advice needed when extending leaseholds or buying freeholds

Property & Land Disputes

Howeowners seeking to extend leaseholds or to purchase freehold titles to their properties should seek expert advice to achieve successful outcomes, according to Thursfields Solicitors. Lauren Bryan, a property dispute specialist lawyer at Thursfields’ Kidderminster office, was speaking after a recent case where the owner of a leasehold flat who expected to pay around £20,000…

Get your house in order | Residential Property

Coloured House doors

There is a lot of advice from property experts on how to achieve the ‘quick sale’ when embarking on the house selling process.  The Experts say “decorate this, paint that, tidy rooms and cupboards and don’t forget the fresh bread, flowers and coffee”. This all helps to present your home in the best possible way…

Stay one step ahead | Residential Property

Louise Colour WEB

In a world where the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is trying to make the home buying process “quicker, cheaper and less stressful”, what is clear is that presently, especially when it comes to leasehold properties, we are still not quite at the races. By that, I mean that the very start of…

New homes lawyer joins Thursfields Solicitors | Residential property

Louise Jones Sian Birkett

A lawyer specialising in the sales and purchases of new homes has been recruited to join Thursfields Solicitors’ Residential Property team. Siân Birkett, who has worked in the property sector since 2013, has been appointed as a Solicitor in the Solihull office, from where she will also cover Birmingham. Siân, who joins Thursfields after training…

Thursfields solicitors win the top accolade at conveyancing awards | Residential law

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Lawyers at Thursfields Solicitors are celebrating after the company was highly commended in a prestigious set of national conveyancing awards. The conveyancing team impressed judges in the category of Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year for Wales and the West Midlands in the Legal Firms Services (LFS) Awards 2019. A team from Thursfields picked up…

Knot in my back garden | Residential property law

Alison Wacey - Colour WEB

If you have ever sold a property you will be aware of the question on the information form asking whether your property has Japanese Knotweed. This is an invasive plant which is fast growing and can damage buildings, roadways paving and walls being able to grow through concrete and tarmac! The presence of knotweed on…

Leasehold changes……at last! Residential| Conveyancing law

Louise Colour WEB

The feeling of euphoria experienced when you sell your house and find your dream home is short lived when you sit down and calculate exactly how much the move is going to cost. From estate agents fees, solicitors fees, stamp duty land tax and removal costs, the list seems never ending. To then discover that…

Thursfields expands residential property team in Worcester

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Thursfields Solicitors has appointed a new Solicitor for its expanding residential property team in Worcester. Andrew Piggin joins from his previous job at Curzon Green Solicitors in High Wycombe, where he trained and then specialised in residential conveyancing and property law disputes. It’s a return to the Midlands for Andrew who studied for his degree…

Buying a House with Solar Panels | Residential conveyancing law

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When purchasing a property with solar panels there are various legal implications that you need to be aware of, and documents that you need to obtain in respect of their installation. Planning Permission and Building Regulations The installation of solar panels in residential property is likely to be classed as a “Permitted Development” under the…

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