Law Society Transparency Rules – costs information!

Details of the firm’s fee earners – Law Society ‘Transparency’ Rules page * NB all prices exclude VAT and disbursements (costs incurred on your behalf) Katie Corteen – Joined firm in 2016 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a in August 2018. Katie has dealt with around 500 conveyancing matters, wills and probates since joining the firm and is highly experienced in residential conveyancing. David Buchanan – Solicitor

Law Society Transparency Rules – costs information! 2018-12-05T15:42:20+00:00

House Prices On The Increase!

According To Latest Rightmove Statistics, house prices are on the up. For more information, see http://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/house-price-index/. Has your property increased in value? For a free market appraisal, click 'Value My Home' at the top of this page or contact us via colne@cs-b.co.uk.

House Prices On The Increase! 2018-03-23T11:21:49+00:00

Whether to include estranged children in your will

A little bit of a sensitive subject if ever there was one. The case of Mrs Ilott has finally been decided by the supreme court leaving the estranged daughter with around 10% of the inheritance. Link here to the BBC article.  It seems that children can only be excluded from wills as far as is reasonable and in this case 10% of the estate was

Whether to include estranged children in your will 2018-01-17T15:59:19+00:00

We are recruiting!

01 March 2017 – We are looking for a sales negotiator to join our Colne office team. Hours 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and Alternate Saturday mornings. Ideal candidates will have a good knowledge of the local area and a positive enthusiastic attitude. Please email CV’s and or covering letters to Colne@cs-b.co.uk.

We are recruiting! 2018-01-17T15:58:40+00:00

Zoopla summary of government report

Ambiguous 104 page government report droning on about the house market neatly summarised by zoopla. Good news! They’re thinking about it. And there’s a regulator and more control for tenants. Interesting is the lifetime isa with a 25 percent bonus. Just don’t ask how you will get your money out again. They give with one hand and take with the other! Link herewith

Zoopla summary of government report 2018-01-17T15:57:58+00:00

New will writing service

We are please to show you a trial of our new will writing service. Since the case of Ilott v Mitson solicitors and legal advisors are concerned about drafting wills correctly. We have a duty to advise you about who to include in the will. If you want a properly drafted will then we have to carry out a detailed investigation and give you advice about who

New will writing service 2018-01-17T15:57:22+00:00

Celebrity critical of the housing market. Stop press!

Celebrity property person critical of the uk housing market, with a photograph courtesy of the Telegraph in the context of a review. Is the housing market broken or is the housing market working properly with a limited supply… The lack of supply of houses forcing up prices in the south of England is a rational thing. Arguably the market is not broken but skewed in favour

Celebrity critical of the housing market. Stop press! 2018-01-17T15:56:23+00:00

Issues with modern leases

Legal issues with modern lease are something we are seeing more and more. We have clients now trying to buy or sell new properties bought as leasehold with high ground rents. The trouble lies with ground rents above £250. There is a risk of your long lease becoming an assured tenancy so your landlord could cancel your lease if you do not pay your ground rent

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