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What will you have to pay? Stamp Duty Increase on Additional Properties

02 Feb 2016

In a move to help ease the housing shortage, George Osborne's recent Spending Review and Autumn statement has revealed that the rate of stamp duty for anyone buying additional properties, including second homes or buy-to-let properties, is to be increased from April 2016. The amount of SDLT…

Grab yourself a bargain property at auction

30 Jan 2015

We've all heard the stories of how people attend a property auction and buy a home for an unbelievably low price. The process can prove exciting and potentially profitable; however it is essential that you proceed with caution. Once you've identified a property that you are interested in,…

Stamp Duty Changes To Benefit Buyers

03 Dec 2014

A Property Expert at Forbes Solicitors has welcomed the changes to Stamp Duty announced today. As of midnight, rather than stamp duty being paid on the whole of the purchase price of the property, it will be applied gradually - · Nothing on the first £125,000 · 2% on…

Forbes Voted Best Legal Company For Second Year Running

08 Nov 2013

Forbes Solicitors triumphed at the Lancashire Business Awards to walk away as Best Legal Company for the second year running. The awards, organised by business lobbying group Downtown Lancashire in Business and held at Stanley House Hotel, honour the most successful entrepreneurs and high growth…

Home Buyers Benefit From Budget

21 Mar 2013

Michelle Thompson, Partner and Head of Conveyancing at Forbes Solicitors has welcomed the announcements made in today's budget for home buyers. Michelle comments, "First time buyers and people looking to move up the property ladder are winners in the 2013 budget as George Osborne announced £3.…

Forbes Recognised For Quality Again

30 Apr 2012

The quality of Forbes' Conveyancing department has been recognised by The Law Society. Forbes is now part of The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme which is recognised as the mark of excellence for the home buying process. To become a member of the scheme Forbes completed a rigorous and…

Mortgage Indemnity Scheme Will Encourage Lending

30 Nov 2011

The mortgage indemnity guarantee scheme for first time buyers announced today by the Government will encourage lending and is being welcomed as a positive step for the housing market by a Residential Conveyancing Expert at Forbes Solicitors. The Government will underwrite mortgages for up to 100,000…

New Trainees at Forbes Solicitors

25 Oct 2011

Four new trainee solicitors have recently been welcomed to Forbes Solicitors, beating off competition from hundreds of other applicants. Leanne Smith, Emma Waite, Nick Pickup and John Pickervance will be embarking on a two-year training contract with Forbes which will see them qualify as solicitors in…

Budget proposals to help unlock the property market

23 Mar 2011

Forbes Solicitors Conveyancing Team are welcoming the assisted deposit scheme announced in today's budget as a much needed boost to the property market in Lancashire. The Government has confirmed that it will provide a £250m assisted deposit scheme to first time buyers to purchase newly…

Don't fall foul of new regulations

11 Mar 2011

A Residential Property expert at Forbes Solicitors is reminding Ribble Valley residents of the importance of registering their septic tanks to avoid a fine. Failing to register or installing an unapproved system without prior registration of an exemption or permit is against the law. Many homes use…

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