Many of us watched the Prime Minister’s statement last Sunday (10th May 2020), which indicated a relaxation to the lockdown provisions, for some employers in certain areas in the country. One of the boosts that we are now likely to see is in the housing market as, from Wednesday 13th May, anyone in England can…

With more and more of us now practising self-isolation and social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, now is the perfect opportunity for you to use your time wisely at home and do things which you never had time for before.   One suggestion is that you can review your property title deeds. You may find yourself…

On 1 February 2020 the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS – the organisation which governs the conduct of surveyors) produced the first edition of the Code for Leasing Business Premises in England and Wales (‘the Code’).  The Code, which will come into effect on 1 September 2020, provides mandatory requirements which must be complied…

The coronavirus outbreak has brought with it an unprecedented number of temporary changes to the way in which we live and work. The impact of these changes has extended into every aspect of people’s lives. There was much publicity when the Government announced it was proposing a total ban on evictions for three months. The…

As a nation we are facing a new challenge, one that is invisible to the naked eye. However, the housing market over the last 15 or so years has had to deal with different types of turmoil and uncertainty, including the 2008/2009 Financial Crash and Brexit. The market always survived and there is no reason…

If you are a trustee of a trust which includes a property, then it will be your responsibility to ensure that the correct steps are taken under trust law at every stage of the process when selling the property. The trustees will need to engage an estate agent to market the property and solicitors to…

How much time would you say that you spend planning a holiday, researching what car to buy, or even searching for a place to have a romantic dinner for two? How does that time compare with the amount of time you spend on estate planning – deciding who will inherit your assets after you have…

This is a term which people often use very loosely, and often think is very easy to do: but changing a name on the title deeds is something which should be approached with extreme caution. The issue usually arises after someone has passed away; but often, during their lifetime, the owner of a property or…

When buying a property in the names of two or more people it is important to consider whether you would like to enter into an agreement to set out such matters as: the shares in which you own the property, the consequences of certain events such as marriage or death and the circumstances in which…

At Barrett & Co we are proud to have on board, two highly qualified conveyancers, Alan and Richard. Between them, Alan and Richard handle all our residential conveyancing work thoroughly and efficiently, supervising their team of support staff and working hard to ensure that every transaction proceeds as swiftly as possible. It is quite unusual,…

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