Residential Property

Thursfields Talk Legal: property auctions to be discussed at free webinar

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The crucial things to remember if you’re considering buying a home via a property auction will be discussed at Thursfields Solicitors’ webinar next week. Darren Cox, an associate solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing department, will host the free Talk Legal webinar at 10am on Wednesday 12 August. Darren will introduce the webinar live on Zoom,…

Law Commission’s blueprint for future of home ownership welcomed


Recommendations for a new and clear direction for the future of home ownership have been welcomed by Thursfields Solicitors. Nick O’Hara, managing director at Thursfields was commenting after the Law Commission unveiled a plan that included a commonhold regime described as “fit for purpose”, plus a reform of leasehold enfranchisement and the right to manage….

Preparing to move home | Residential Conveyancing Solicitors

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Following the relaxation of the lockdown provisions, the property market has sprung back into life.  The usual springtime activity was subdued but now we are seeing a frenzy of activity and with the concessions with stamp duty, there is no better time to prepare your home for sale. There is always lot of advice from…

Thursfields welcomes Stamp Duty cut as timely boost to housing market

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Thursfields Solicitors has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to cut Stamp Duty on homes under £500,000. Nick O’Hara, managing director, said: “This is the right move at the right time to get the property market moving again. “There was a degree of pent up demand, delayed house moves and an initial surge of interest after lockdown…

Property post lockdown – Residential Property

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Are you buying a property or are you buying a home? How has the property market been affected by the lockdown?  That is the question many are asking but, in truth, does anybody really know the answer?  There are a range of opinions on the subject based on educated guesses and predictions.  In times of…

No worries over delay to leasehold law changes

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No-one should be concerned about a delay in the simplification of rules surrounding leaseholders’ rights to buy or extend their leases, according to Thursfields Solicitors, who said that a long-awaited update on what’s known as leasehold enfranchisement has been put back by COVID-19. But experts at Thursfields said they had been involved in detailed consultations…

Are you on the move? Business as usual at Thursfields | Residential Property

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Following the government’s announcement on 10th May stating their intention to start a relaxation of the current lockdown restrictions the Property market has been able to return back to previous functionality. The changes meant that all activities relating to the purchase, sale or letting of residential properties are now permissible under the lockdown such as…

Top residential property transaction standards achieved by Thursfields


The Law Society has approved Thursfields Solicitors’ ongoing membership in its top standards scheme for residential property transactions. Thursfields has been re-accredited by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), a nationally recognised benchmark for the best residential conveyancing practices. Membership of the CQS, according to the Law Society, establishes a level of credibility for firms with…

Getting the property market moving | Residential conveyancing solicitors

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The Governments announcement on 10th May, and detailed guidance published on 11th May, to start a slow relaxation of the lockdown restrictions and the re opening of the economy is welcome news. Like many businesses, Thursfields has had to adapt quickly to the challenges of the lockdown restrictions whilst continuing to offer an exceptional service…

How has the property market been affected? Residential Property Law

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As part of the new laws around social distancing, potential buyers are unable to view a property in person. This has had a major impact on estate agents. However, a number of sales and purchases are still being agreed where properties have been previously viewed or where people are carrying out online viewings.  In addition,…

What is the Government’s guidance and how does this affect property transactions?

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With the Coronavirus Act and the 2020 Health Protection Regulations being passed into law by parliament on 26th March 2020, we are inevitably seeing an impact on residential conveyancing. Here, we will answer key questions on how Thursfields are responding to the extraordinary situation and how the market has been affected. What is the Government’s…

What news for the housing market? | New Homes

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Louise Jones, Head of New Homes at Thursfields, is encouraged by the recent news that some of the larger lenders are getting used to life in lockdown and are starting to offer greater product choices once again. Louise noted “This positive step forward by lenders will hopefully mean that the housing market will recover quickly…

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