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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

On 9 July 2020 the Government introduced a temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) ‘holiday’.  As a result, standard rate SDLT was temporarily 0% on properties purchased with a value up to £500,000. 

This holiday was extended in the budget on 3 March 2021 and ended on 30 June 2021.

From 1 July to 30 September SDLT will apply but will be tapered.

Tapered relief means that SDLT will from 1 July 2021 temporarily be 0% on properties purchased with a value up to £250,000 which will apply until 30 September 2021. 

After this date the temporary relief will end and SDLT will be charged at the pre SDLT holiday rate.

At Thursfields we will do our best to ensure the smooth and efficient progress of your transaction.  However, 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 in the Spring, means that property transactions are now taking significantly longer to progress.

With that in mind please note that we cannot guarantee that your transaction will complete before the SDLT holiday ends on 30 September 2021 and cannot and will not accept any liability for a failure to do so.

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16/07/2021

SDLT Holiday and IHT Planning

A report in The Times[1] recently suggests house prices are beginning to fall as the Stamp Duty Land Tax exemption period came to an end on the 30th June 2021. The stamp duty ‘holiday’ as it came to be known saw a surge of conveyancing activity, especially in the run up to the deadline, with…

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Team

Julian Field

Director, Residential Conveyancing

Louise Jones

Associate Director, Head of New Homes and Regional Team Leader for Worcester and the West Midlands

Darren Cox

Regional Team Leader - Black Country & Wyre Forest. Associate Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

Amy Gold-Mellish

Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

Sidrah Walimia

Associate Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

Samantha McHugo

Para-Legal, Residential Conveyancing

Andrew Piggin

Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

Sian Birkett

Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

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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