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Residential Property

09/09/2019

Knot in my back garden | Residential property law

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…

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15/08/2019

Leasehold changes……at last! Residential| Conveyancing law

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…

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09/07/2019

Thursfields expands residential property team in Worcester

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…

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28/05/2019

Buying a House with Solar Panels | Residential conveyancing law

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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22/05/2019

Implementation of changes | Residential law

Implementation of changes to how MEES affects Residential Landlords… Recent changes made to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard ( MEES) regulations may require residential Landlords to spend up to £3,500 of their own money per property in order to improve the energy efficiency of their residential portfolios. The MEES for properties that are to be…

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18/04/2019

Help to Buy | Residential Conveyancing solicitors

Help to Buy extended for first-time buyers only with a new regional price cap The Government has confirmed it will extend the Help to Buy equity loan scheme past the original 2021 deadline to 2023. However, the extended scheme will be restricted to first-time buyers only who are purchasing newly built homes during that time….

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25/10/2018

Thursfields recruits country homes conveyancing specialist in Worcester

Thursfields Solicitors has recruited a top country homes specialist to its Residential Property team in Worcester. Alison Wacey, who has more than 30 years conveyancing experience across the region, has been appointed as a Senior Associate Solicitor. Alison has joined the company from Clarke Brookes Turner Cary, having previously been a partner of Lodders in…

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02/10/2018

HMO’s- Is it time to Hand the Money Over?

New rules from 1 October 2018 impose more stringent licencing requirements for a House of Multiple Occupancy, or HMO for short. HMO is a term used to describe properties which are rented to at least 3 people (who are not a family) and share basic amenities such as a kitchen or bathroom, for example student accommodation and…

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22/08/2018

Legal expert in residential property celebrates 30 years at Thursfields

A legal expert in the residential property team has notched up a total of 30 years work at Thursfields Solicitors. Julie Goodman first joined Thursfields in 1985 as a personal assistant to Mark Thursfield, the son of one of the company’s founders, in Kidderminster. She undertook her legal training while working full time and was admitted…

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13/07/2018

Be ‘in the know’ when buying a house

Most of us will have heard the Latin phrase ‘caveat emptor’ which means ‘let the buyer beware’. Briefly, this places the onus on a buyer to find out about any physical or legal defects relating to a property. So what can a buyer do to ensure that they are ‘in the know’ before committing to…

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06/06/2018

Thursfields’ lawyers give careers advice at Bromsgrove special needs school

Two of Thursfields Solicitor’s have signed up to help a government-backed careers advice initiative for pupils at a special school near Bromsgrove. Jessica Wheway, in the Residential Property team, and Hollie Styles, in the Family team, have become official Enterprise Advisers at Chadsgrove School in Catshill as part of the nationwide Careers Strategy. The project,…

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24/04/2018

Thursfields and Bishop Fleming will provide free expert advice at their joint Property Seminar

A legal expert from Thursfields Solicitors is featuring in a free seminar in Worcester next month on property tax issues and avoiding property minefields. The event, held in partnership with Bishop Fleming accountants, runs from 8.30 to 10am on Wednesday 9 May in the Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, and is open…

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