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Buyers beware! 8 things to check before buying a house at auction
When buying property (particularly at auction), there are some important points to consider before submitting an offer or making a bid.
By Rachel Elliott on Tuesday 16th October 2018
Leasehold: a ticking time bomb?
Property lawyer Kathryn Hill investigates the problems with leasehold ownership of residential properties in the UK.
By Kathryn Hill on Friday 27th April 2018
Stamp Duty Land Tax for first time buyers: the changes
Head of Burnetts Residential Conveyancing team, Kathryn Hill, explains the new Government changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax for first time buyers.
By Kathryn Hill on Wednesday 7th February 2018
All I want for Christmas is…my own front door
Kathryn Hill explains the options for buying or renting an affordable home.
By on Tuesday 19th December 2017
Meet the Estate Agent: Gayle Greer, Wilkes-Green and Hill
Burnetts speaks to Gayle Greer from Wilkes-Green and Hill to discover the question buyers always ask and to find out more about Gayle’s career as an estate agent.
By on Friday 27th October 2017
Meet the Estate Agent: Nick Miller, Eden Estate Agents
Burnetts' conveyancing team speaks to Nick Miller from Eden Estate Agents in Penrith, where he gives a background to the company and his top tips for home buyers and sellers.
By on Sunday 15th October 2017
Squatting and the law
Sharon Dunstan explains the law surrounding squatting, or adverse possession as it is formally known.
By Sharon Dunstan on Monday 17th July 2017
Registration of land: Why you should consider a voluntary application
Head of Conveyancing Kathryn Hill explains the background to land registration and the benefits of voluntarily registering your land.
By Kathryn Hill on Monday 3rd July 2017
Buying a new build property
Rachael Holliday gives a brief breakdown of the main advantages and disadvantages of buying a new build property.
By Rachael Holliday on Monday 19th June 2017
What are Conveyancing Searches?
Conveyancing Assistant, Alice Ghorst, explains Conveyancing Searches and their importance when buying a property.
By Alice Ghorst on Monday 12th June 2017
The Conveyancing process - What goes on behind the scenes?
Conveyancer Lynette Sharp explains the steps taken during the Conveyancing process when buying or selling a house and explains why delays can occur.
By on Thursday 1st June 2017