Archived Legal Articles from 2010

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Buying and selling your home

December

The Forbes Survival Guide To Moving House - Part 3

13/12/10

3. What do I need to do/What do you do for me? If you are not sure, call us, that's what we are here for! · Mortgage application · Home buyers report/survey · Arrange additional reports · Tell us if third parties lending money or occupying the property · Tell us…

Helping My Daughter Get On The Property Ladder

01/12/10

I'm thinking of giving money to my daughter to help her get on the property ladder, what do I need to consider? First of all, you are not alone, statistics indicate that up to 80% of first time buyers do so with assistance from their parents, but you do need to consider very carefully who will own the…

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November

The Forbes Survival Guide To Moving House - Part 2

29/11/10

Jargon busting - what happens next? Who does what? Instructions · Call anytime - we are here for you · ID · Money laundering · Third party funding · Timescales · Contact details - what works best for you Sale What we will be doing/what do you need to…

The Forbes Survival Guide To Moving House - Part 1

19/11/10

Make sure you know what it's going to cost · Agent's fees percentage - if you agree a discount or negotiated rate tell us · EPC · Mortgage broker's fees - have you signed an agreement to pay their costs? If so tell us. · Mortgage set up costs/booking fee - is it paid up…

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May

Nicola Beneduce Qualifies

26/05/10

Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce the expansion of its Conveyancing team with the addition of Nicola Beneduce. Nicola who is from Blackburn joined the firm in 2004 as a paralegal whilst completing her Law degree part-time at UCLAN. She then went on to complete her LPC at The College of Law…

HIP HIP Hooray!

20/05/10

The new government have wasted no time in laying an order before Parliament suspending HIPs pending legislation for a permanent abolition. Energy Performance Certificates remain a requirement. The speed at which this action has been taken has removed the uncertainty from the market as sellers waited to…

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March

First Time Buyers - changes to Stamp Duty Thresholds

26/03/10

In his budget on the 24th March 2010, the Chancellor introduced a new relief on stamp duty for first time buyers. Previously the starting threshold was £125,0000 , but this has been raised for first time buyers only to £250,000. The increase applies on purchases completed on or after the…

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15 Feb 2017

Buying and selling your home

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Very professional and courteous staff. Our conveyancing was carried out with diligence and speed. Would highly recommend.

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Robert Paley
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Having recently sold my house Forbes handled this in a very professional manner with obvious expertise. My interests were always their first priority & I was kept informed at all times.

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