Category Archive: Conveyancing

Common conveyancing questions answered

If you’re buying or selling a property, you will probably have lots of queries. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. 1.     How long will it take? This depends on many factors, including the number of other people in your chain of conveyancing transactions, how long it takes to obtain a…

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Transfer of Equity Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about a Transfer of Equity and what this process involves and how we can help. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Sara Robinson, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. What is a Transfer of Equity and when is it required? This is where a persons…

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Sensible Cohabitees Always See a Lawyer before Buying Property Together

Despite any number of cautionary tales appearing in the press and elsewhere, many unmarried cohabitees unwisely persist in buying properties together without taking legal advice. In one case, a woman found out the hard way how difficult it can be to prove your rights if your name is not on the title deeds. The woman…

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Escape CGT when buying a home for your children

If you are wondering if the day will ever come when your (adult) children finally move out, you may be able to help them by buying a property for them to live in as ‘life tenants’. We at Tayntons can help you with drawing up a trust in order to escape Capital Gains Tax (CGT)…

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Stamp duty slashed

Stamp Duty Land Tax Fees for conveyancing slashed from today From 4th December 2014 homebuyers will be pleased to hear that there have been significant changes made to the rate of stamp duty that has to be paid on a property. The reality of this is that the costs of moving house will be reduced…

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