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Using the Bank of Mum & Dad?

Elisabeth Smith
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It’s a sign of the times…. Saving up a deposit to purchase a home is becoming increasingly difficult.  The government has tried to help buyers with various schemes, but the fact remains that young people in particular are finding it...

Affordable Housing, Ahead of the Game

Nicky Marsh
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As the Government pledge to provide more affordable housing across the UK, Eric Robinson are already ahead of the game. Eric Robinson boasts expertise and years of experience in helping clients through their first purchases using intricate Government...

Short term lets, easy income or more hassle than its worth?

Elisabeth Smith
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It sounds ideal, being able to let your property out on a short term basis as either a holiday let or through a company such as Air BnB.  Easy income with no long term tenants to worry about.  However, we have all heard the horror stories of these...

What is compliance...

Elisabeth Smith
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... and how does that affect me as a client buying or selling a house? In these times of internet shopping and instant delivery, it can sometimes feel frustrating when matters are not done at the speed we would hope for.  After all, buying a house...

New Tribunal Fees for leasehold enfranchisement applications

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This month will see the introduction of fees for tribunal matters relating to leasehold enfranchisement, where there were previously no such fees.  The government held a consultation on this proposal last year; the fees were initially proposed to be in...

Stamp Duty changes - budget 2016

Elisabeth Smith
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The day of the budget is here and the Chancellor has now  confirmed the stamp duty changes originally mentioned in his Autumn statement  and applying  to those who own two or more properties on the day of completion.  The additional tax...

Affordable Housing

Elisabeth Smith
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Most people have heard of a leasehold property.  This is very simply a long term tenancy in which you have a landlord and pay rent.  You will usually pay service charges and maintenance fees towards the repair and maintenance of the whole of the...

Buying a home - dream or nightmare?!

Elisabeth Smith
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What an exciting time it is!  Flowers are starting to bloom, the sun is making a rare appearance and summer is just around the corner.  Minds start to wander as we imagine long walks on the beach, picnics in the sun, jetting off on summer holidays...