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When buying a property we will guide and support you throughout your purchase ensuring you understand your legal rights and obligations. 

Everyone buying a property has to go through the conveyancing process. Conveyancing is the legal work that is carried out between your offer being accepted, you and the seller exchanging contracts as well as the completion of the sale. A conveyancing solicitor’s responsibilities include local search, land charges search, advising on land registry and stamp duty. Every house purchase is different; we always work with your best interests in mind and will deal with the land registry, stamp duty charges and payments, drawing up and assessing contracts, providing expert legal advice as well as excellent customer service.

When using Thursfields to purchase a property insurance is provided to cover fees via Legal Bricks. For more information please visit here *Terms & Conditions apply

Please note – On 9 July 2020 the Government introduced a temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) ‘holiday’.  As a result, standard rate SDLT is temporarily 0% on properties purchased with a value up to £500,000.  This holiday ends on 31 March 2021, after which date SDLT will apply.

You may have seen press reports about the surge in demand caused by the SDLT holiday.  The conveyancing sector is currently experiencing unprecedented demand which, coupled with operational constraints as a result of Covid-19 and pent up demand from lockdown, means that property transactions are now taking significantly longer to progress.

At Thursfields we will do our best to ensure the smooth and efficient progress of your transaction.  However, due to delays across the conveyancing sector which are beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that your transaction will complete before the SDLT holiday ends on 31 March 2021 and cannot and will not accept any liability for a failure to do so.  Please note that transactions completing after 31 March 2021 will be liable for payment of SDLT to HM Revenue and Customs.

 

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Government’s low-cost loans for cladding removal need careful scrutiny

Expert property lawyer, Darren Cox of Thursfields Solicitors has highlighted a potential problem with the government’s new plans to finance the removal of unsafe cladding on blocks of flats. Darren was commenting after Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced that flammable materials will be removed from buildings over 18m high “at no cost to residents”, but…

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Team

Julian Field

Director, Residential Conveyancing

Louise Jones

Associate Director and Head of New Homes, Residential Conveyancing & New Homes

Richard Watkins

Director, Residential Conveyancing

Amy Gold-Mellish

Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

Sidrah Walimia

Associate Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

Rosemary Case

Chartered Legal Executive, Residential Conveyancing

Samantha McHugo

Para-Legal, Residential Conveyancing

Andrew Piggin

Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

Sian Birkett

Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

Aimee Postings

Conveyancing Executive, Residential Conveyancing

Rachel Linton-Davis

New Enquiries Assistant

Contact

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Have you updated your Will?

When purchasing a property ensure you update your Will to include this asset. If you don’t have a Will in place we strongly recommend making one.

Wills and Lifetime Planning

Are you buying with someone else?

There is a lot to consider when jointly purchasing a property. It is often a difficult conversation to have but it is important to set out what would happen in the eventuality that one of you can no longer afford or have party to the property.

Buying a Property in Joint Names

We were particularly pleased with the promptness in responding to queries and regular updates on progress. A professional and competent approach underlined by regular personal contact and thoroughness in completing work to schedule.

Mr and Prof. Stephen-Haynes

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