Housing market reopens

Time to move house? We’ve been waiting … Not many in the game will have missed the Government’s change in the regulations allowing those who wish to move house to do so, even if it was kept under wraps until 10pm on Tuesday and came into effect on Wednesday 13 May. Many stakeholders have become […]

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UK Housing Market Recovery Coronavirus

Too many commentators are full of doom and gloom about the property market with the Covid-19 virus lockdown, thinking this situation will never end. Many people will be wondering why they should make the biggest investment in their life at a time of great economic uncertainty. As the government has requested that the housing market […]

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Property auction problems

Property auctions are an increasingly popular way for property owners to sell their properties and for potential buyers to snap up a bargain However, what at first sight appears to be a bargain can turn out to be an extremely costly mistake. Property auction issues We have acted on several cases for purchasers who have […]

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Brighton seafront

Brighton has been London-by-Sea for years, and Cunningtons have been conveyancing in Brighton since 2004. Our friendly team offer a free competitive quotation and personal contact – you can see why we get such great reviews!

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Selling Your Home Tips

Selling your home is literally a life-changing decision. With the amount of money you’ve got locked away in it, it had better come up with the goods! So how do you get the most money from selling your home, in the shortest time? We’ve pulled together some information from experts who claim to have the […]

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Delayed completion: links in the chain

Sadly, with the complexities of life and property transactions, and the fact that there is often a chain involved when buying and selling properties, one small hiccup can have consequences for everyone in that chain. It could be that funds were not received from the mortgage provider in time. It could be that a buyer […]

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Escalating Maintenance Fees Newbuilds

Earlier this year we featured an article about escalating ground rents, particularly where they were set by developers on new houses, sold on 999-year leases, and the problems buyers were subsequently experiencing in relation to ever higher annual ground rent payments, leading to problems when they tried to sell those homes. Now it seems developers […]

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Property misrepresentation

Misrepresentation In Property Sales: the consequences of not telling the truth when selling property Buying property is a big investment for anyone, so it’s only right that the purchaser should be satisfied with what they are buying. Likewise, the seller should be entitled to some comfort in knowing that once their property is sold, that […]

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Buying property

The Government has recently published a comprehensive guide to buying your home, and it contains lots of useful information whether you’re a first-time buyer, downsizing post-retirement, or somewhere in between. Download the How to Buy Guide [825kb pdf] There are sections which deal with, for example, applying for a mortgage, buying a new build property, […]

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Get conveyancing right

What is conveyancing, how long does it take, and what can go wrong? There has been much media coverage about the decline in homeownership, the rise of private renting, and general affordability issues when it comes to owning your own property. Despite the dreary tidings, owning a home of their own is still high on the list […]

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Ground rent escalators

By now there cannot be many conveyancers or estate agents who have not come across a problematic lease. Problems used to arise around poor drafting on occasions, or changes in practice, usually leading to non-compliance with lender requirements under the UK Finance (formerly CML) Lenders Handbook. However, in the last year or two a new […]

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Brexit and the property market

We’ve had the EU referendum – what next for property? The Law Society last week published an article which proffered reasons for sitting on both sides of the fence. Like 48% of voters and Martin Coleman, this author voted to remain in the EU. Lawyers love evidence and facts. Mr Coleman cited figures from the […]

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