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Buying and selling your home


The Forbes Survival Guide To Moving House - Part 3


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


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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The Forbes Survival Guide To Moving House - Part 2


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


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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Nicola Beneduce Qualifies


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!


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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First Time Buyers - changes to Stamp Duty Thresholds


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


Five top tips for a smooth move

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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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I have always recommended to you friends and associates in need of legal help, and I know that their opinion is as positive as mine.

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.

John Monkiewicz

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