Buying a property? What to do if you are putting in unequal amounts.

It is often the case that people jointly purchase a property but contribute different amounts, either to the initial deposit or to the ongoing mortgage payments. When this is the case it is recommended that a declaration of trust is created...

Guide to Mortgages

Guide to mortgages including explanations of your obligations as a borrower, vacant possession, indemnity insurance, property insurance, retentions and redemption penalties

New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Landlords to Adhere To

Landlords must now ensure their properties meet new minimum energy efficiency standards and if they do not*, could face a significant fine or prohibition of re-letting.

The Deregulation Act: Further requirements for landlords

Previously, the 2015 Act only applied to tenancies granted on or after 1st October 2015. Three years on, and the rules will now stretch to cover ALL tenancies, made before or after that date.

Fraser Brown expands Lincoln conveyancing team

After opening a Lincoln office on Kingsley Office Park in June, Fraser Brown has expanded its conveyancing team in the city by three.

Fraser Brown shortlisted for prestigious LFS Conveyancing Award

The team deals with all types of residential property transactions from auction sales to £1m purchases, combining 21st century technology with legal expertise to deliver high-end legal property services across the region.

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.

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