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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 Dean explains the options for buying or renting an affordable home.
By Kathryn Dean 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 Christina Foster 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 Christina Foster 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
Associate Solicitor Christina Foster explains the background to land registration and the benefits of voluntarily registering your land.
By Christina Foster 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 Lynette Sharp on Thursday 1st June 2017
Surveys - Avoiding hidden surprises
Natalie Clifford explains the types of survey that can be carried out to help new home buyers avoid unforeseen and costly repairs.
By Natalie Clifford on Wednesday 24th May 2017
Residential landlords - Does your HMO require a licence?
Residential landlords can face an unlimited fine for renting a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) without a licence. Rebecca Joy explains where a licence may be required and landlords' obligations.
By Rebecca Joy on Wednesday 24th May 2017
Buying a property at auction
Buying a property at auction can be both exciting and a potentially lucrative investment. Rachael Reay gives her 8 pitfalls to watch out for before bidding.
By Rachael Reay on Monday 22nd May 2017