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21st April 2017

According to news organisations the government is now cancelling the planned rise in Probate Fees. Read more here.

28th February 2017

The government is bringing forward the necessary statutory instrument for the plans to increase probate fees to be implemented and the timetable for this increase is expected to be May 2017. The increases are HUGE and are set out here.

29th September 2016

The Chancellor confirms the end of the Help To Buy scheme. See Gov.UK official announcement.

16th March 2016

The Chancellor confirmed his Stamp Duty Land Tax announcement of November 2015 with some adjustments (3 year grace period for reclaiming duty and no exemption for "Professional" investors). SDLT rates for second home purchasers and buy to let landlords take effect from 1st April 2016.

25th November 2015

Stamp Duty Land Tax News - the Chancellor of the Exchequer has today announced a significant change to SDLT rates for second home purchasers and buy to let landlords.

[News Update] Please see SDLT reforms for 2nd homes or buy-to-let purchases

BEWARE - the examples given in the official release from HMRC (see the link above) are inconsistent with the information within the release. Contrary to what is stated, SDLT for second homes / buy to let properties is charged on the entire purchase price INCLUDING the first £40,000.

3rd December 2014

Stamp Duty Land Tax News - the Chancellor of the Exchequer has today announced a major change to the way SDLT is calculated. Please download Stamp duty reforms on residential property - GOV.uk for further information and a link to the HMRC online calculator.

13th October 2013

Chancel Repair News - for an update on what is happening to chancel repair please visit the Chancel Check news page.

8th October 2013

Help To Buy Scheme for second hand properties starts today. More details here.

1st October 2013

PM announces changes to Help To Buy Scheme for second hand properties. For details please visit Sky News.

NOTE. Borrowers will be able to apply for a mortgage from next week and participating lenders will be able to approve mortgages, however borrowers will not be able to complete until January when the Government guarantee is issued.

20th March 2013

The chancellor of the exchequer delivered his budget to parliament today and announced the help to buy scheme - the scheme appears to be a "work in progress" but the major points announced are as follows:- Borrowers will be able to apply from the 1st April 2013.

15th February 2013

Louise Greer attains approval and membership of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) - the mark of excellence for residential conveyancing. The scheme requires a rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status demonstrating that Louise Greer meets the highest standards.

Membership of the CQS is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers.

For more information on CQS please visit The Law Society.

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