Tag: Bridgnorth property

Estate Agents Forum A Success

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As part of our initiative to work closer with estate agents, our Estate Agents Forum has proved a huge success with local agents. The 2 hour session covers topics such as searches and money laundering and also includes a walkthrough of a conveyancing transaction from start to finish. “The session has proved immensely popular with the local Bridgnorth agents” says Director, Jonathan Ritson. “The aim was for us to provide…

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Probate Fees Set To Rise

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The Government has confirmed that it plans to proceed with proposals to make changes to probate fees in England and Wales. This will see the fee payable on making an application for probate changing from being a flat fee to a banded system where the fee is dependent on the value of the estate. This is likely to result in a significant increase in the fee payable for a large…

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Warning to Shropshire Land Owners – Protect Your Property!

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Historically, all land in England and Wales was unregistered. Solicitors would transfer property from one owner to the other by amending and creating deeds by hand. Land owners retained a bundle of documents and title deeds to prove their ownership, if there was a lender involved they would retain the title deeds as security. As this system was risky due to loss and destruction of deeds the Land Registry was…

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Stamp Duty Changes From 1st April 2016

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The Chancellor, George Osborne today announced the introduction of new higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional residential properties with effect from 1st April 2016. The new rates will apply to purchases of additional residential properties with chargeable consideration of £40,000.00 or more and will apply a 3% surcharge to the existing rates. The following rates will apply: £0.00 – £125,000.00              3% £125,001.00 – £250,000.00  5% £250,001.00 –…

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andrews ritson New Recruit Olivia Appleby Is First Class

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  andrews ritson, solicitors in Bridgnorth are delighted to welcome Olivia Appleby as a paralegal to join their expanding  team. Olivia, who graduated with a first class law degree has joined the firm working as a paralegal in the firm’s growing property department. “It is great to be able to welcome someone with Olivia’s qualifications to our team” commented Jonathan Ritson, Director and Head of Property. “We are really busy…

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All Change For Residential Landlords

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The law relating to residential properties let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies is changing with effect from 1st October 2015. The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 come into force at the start of next month and residential Landlords will need to update themselves of the new law and procedures. The principal changes are: A Section 21 notice issued by a Landlord seeking possession of the property cannot…

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Job Opportunity – Our Property Team Looks To Expand

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Following the success achieved by our Property Team so far in 2015, we are looking to recruit a key individual to join us in September. The department has seen record numbers of transactions in June and July and is looking to recruit a paralegal or Legal Executive with residential property experience to join the team. “We have an opportunity for a dynamic individual with residential property experience – someone who fits our…

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It’s Showtime! Come and see us at Burwarton Show

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We’re getting excited about our first appearance at Burwarton Show on Thursday 6th August! Come and see us on Stand 104 and meet the team! The show is one of the premier one-day agricultural shows in the country and is a great family day out. As well as an array of top breed farm animals and agricultural machinery, the show features a fun fair and large arena with events planned…

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New Recruit Lynn Vowles Advises Foreign Property Owners To Make A Will

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It’s time to up-date your Will this Summer, says Solicitor Lynn Vowles. This Summer the European laws on succession (what happens to your property when you die) are due to change with the introduction on 17th August of the EU Succession Regulation (known as Brussels IV). This potentially will have a huge effect on those British citizens who own property abroad in the EU zone as the rights of succession…

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