New Energy Efficiency Regulations impose new obligations on landlords

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 come into force on April 1st 2018, and will impose new obligations on private landlords.

The mansion tax explained

Wendy Hooley explains the implication of introducing a 'mansion tax'.

Landlords face new energy efficiency standards

From 2018, new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) will come into force. This could lead to landlords facing financial penalties and being unable to let their properties if they fail to meet the standards.

New scheme launched for first time buyers

The government has recently launched a consultation on a proposed new scheme for first time buyers purchasing newly built homes.

Flat owners may gain new rights

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has carried out a study and found that many leaseholders of flats suffer from excessive charges or poor service by property managers and should be given new rights.

Fraser Brown's conveyancing is recognised at National awards

The residential property department at Nottingham based solicitors Fraser Brown are celebrating after the recent LFS Conveyancing Awards.

Help to Buy mortgage scheme rules

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme rules have been revised from 1st October.

Fraser Brown appointed to Help to Buy panel

The residential property department at Fraser Brown has been successfully appointed on to the panel of approved solicitors for the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Fraser Brown shortlisted for awards

The residential property department at Fraser Brown has been shortlisted as finalists for two categories in the 2014 Law Firm Services Conveyancing Awards.

Moving house - you are not alone

Moving house is generally accepted to be one of the top five most stressful events we can experience - but millions of us do so.

Additional searches for home buyers

Alongside the standard searches that most lenders require homebuyers to undertake, there are some additional searches that are optional and can provide a more in depth picture of the property and local area.

Japanese Knotweed - a thug in your garden

The science fiction novel “The Day of the Triffids” by John Wyndham who writes about man-eating plants as a result of a meteor storm springs to mind when considering the issue of Japanese Knotweed which has embedded itself in our gardens.

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