News archive: September 2019

  • Posted on September 30, 2019
    The UK’s largest children’s charity, Barnardo’s, depends on legacy gifts for up to half of their voluntary income, which goes directly towards funding vital support services for vulnerable children and young people.
    Posted in: Community
  • Posted on September 23, 2019
    If you own or you’re in the property market for a Victorian, Edwardian, period house or home built between the wars, you’ll need to pay close attention to your drainage and sewer situation. In fact, the 1930s semi is one of the most common housing styles you’ll see in Britain today, which is why sewers deserve more attention than they get.
  • Posted on September 19, 2019
    We are proud to announce that our team was recognised for our expertise in property law at a special dinner last night for the LFS Conveyancing Awards – commonly hailed as the largest conveyancing awards in the country.
  • Posted on September 16, 2019
    The government’s recent consultation report on the leasehold system proposes a number of reforms, though it’s not entirely clear when or even if these might take shape. The consultation has been a long time in the making, with years of headlines about a one-sided leasehold system. These reforms look to redress a perceived imbalance and propose to give homeowners more protection.
  • Posted on September 9, 2019
    If you were 26 years of age in 1997, half your age group could afford to buy their own home. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2017 that age had increased by 8 years to 34 years.[1] The decline of home ownership among young adults has led some to say the ‘age of home ownership’ is nearly over, if it is not already.