Category: Property

  • Why Do You Need Conveyancing When Remortgaging?

    Why Do You Need Conveyancing When Remortgaging?

    Why Do You Need Conveyancing When Remortgaging? Remortgaging is when you change the mortgage on your property by moving to a new lender. Whether you are looking for a better mortgage deal, you want to refurbish your home, you have other debts to pay off, or your financial circumstances have otherwise changed, we can provide…

  • Top tips if you’re buying a property with a friend or partner

    Top tips if you’re buying a property with a friend or partner

    For many people, buying a property with a friend, group of friends or partner is the only option because of property prices, tight lending restrictions and the need for a large deposit. If you are going into a mortgage jointly, make sure you are both aware of your rights and obligations. Types of Ownership You…

  • The Conveyancing Process – Buying and Selling

    The Conveyancing Process – Buying and Selling

    The process of moving home can seem complex and stressful. We have created these straightforward guides to help you understand the process of buying and/or selling, and prepare you for your future property transaction. The Conveyancing Selling Process You can also download a PDF copy here.   The Conveyancing Buying Process You can also download a…

  • Gifted Deposits and How It Can Affect You.

    Gifted Deposits and How It Can Affect You.

    A gifted deposit is any amount that somebody (usually the bank of Mum or Dad) gives a home buyer towards their deposit or gifts them the entire deposit. More and more people are relying on gifted deposits to get a mortgage, but what does this mean for you? Here at BES Legal Limited, we ask…

  • Stamp Duty cut for shared ownership buyers in 2018 Budget

    Stamp Duty cut for shared ownership buyers in 2018 Budget

    Last October, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to correct an anomaly from his previous Budget by cutting Stamp Duty for first-time buyers of shared ownership properties worth up to £500,000. It was also announced by the Chancellor that the relief will be applied retrospectively from his previous Budget (November 2017) to shared ownership properties bought…

  • Radon Gas: What is Radon Gas and how does it affect you?

    Radon Gas: What is Radon Gas and how does it affect you?

    Countless homeowners may be completely unaware that their area is affected by Radon gas. The first time that many people hear about Radon is if they are planning to buy or sell a home and it is located in a designated radon affected area. This guide is intended to help you understand Radon gas and…