News & Articles

New Leasehold Reforms

January 26, 2021

This month the Government announced reforms to the leasehold system, of which they believe represents some of the biggest changes to English property law in the last 40 years.

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Shared Ownership

December 3, 2020

Shared ownership may not be something you’ve considered up to now, but as it becomes more and more challenging to take the first step onto the property ladder...

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Completion Day

November 8, 2020

It’s the day when buyers and vendors breathe a combined sigh of relief. All monies are transferred and keys exchanged, so both parties are free to get on with the next exciting stage – moving in or moving on.

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We are hiring!

October 16, 2020

As a Conveyancer your primary role is to run a caseload under supervision. All of your work will be signed off by a supervisor...

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Coronavirus and Conveyancing

September 18, 2020

After months of working remotely, we are thrilled to be back in the office! The team have done a tremendous job working from home...

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What is a fixed-rate mortgage & what do they mean?

September 18, 2020

As more people are starting to join the housing market post lockdown, we are seeing a lot of new buyers questioning if a fixed-rate mortgage is for them.

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Green Homes Grant – Launching September 2020

July 17, 2020

The Green Homes Grant Scheme is scheduled to launch in September 2020. Under the scheme the Government will give homeowners in England vouchers towards the cost of certain energy efficient improvements.

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Purchasing a Leasehold Property

July 14, 2020

The words ‘Leasehold Property’ have the power to stop a potential buyer in their tracks. Generally misunderstood and often feared, there’s a level of uncertainty which some people...

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SDLT holiday: What does this mean?

July 14, 2020

Buyers in the UK are temporarily exempt from paying stamp duty on properties worth £500,000 or less. The new rates will remain in place for property completions until 31 March 2021.

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Looking to buy a property? Do you know all of your buying options?

July 8, 2020

Most people automatically associate the services of Estate Agents and Conveyancers with the purchase of a new home. We all know how the process usually works...

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The EHL Guide to Buying at an Auction

July 2, 2020

TV programmes may have brought the world of property auctions to the attention of many of us. The atmosphere, the anticipation and the opportunity...

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House moves back on from Wednesday 13th May 2020

May 13, 2020

House moves are permitted again from 13th May 2020. The changes were announced in the lockdown regulations presented to Parliament on Tuesday.

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Remortgaging during COVID-19

May 1, 2020

We are receiving a peak in interest for people looking to re-mortgage during the current climate so, the team at EHL Conveyancing have put together a guide to help make this process a bit easier for you!

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Proposed changes to leasehold properties and enfranchisement

March 6, 2020

Some leaseholders have the right to pay to buy the freehold or extend the lease of their homes – this is known as “enfranchisement”. At the minute the leaseholder has...

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When would a property be ‘Sold as Seen’?

March 5, 2020

If a property is ‘sold as seen’ this means that the enquiries can only extend to the legal title or legal ownership.

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The myths about ‘Sold as Seen’ property

March 5, 2020

We see an increasing number of properties being “sold as seen” and act for buyers and sellers of these properties.

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What exactly is Equity Release?

February 28, 2020

In simple terms, Equity Release is a method of freeing up the equity in your home without having to move.

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Snag It! – Because brand new doesn’t always mean defect free

February 14, 2020

The main advantage of buying a new build property is that everything is fresh and new, and no maintenance or decorating is needed when you first move in.

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The EHL Guide to Contract Terminology

January 31, 2020

This week we thought we’d take a closer look at some examples of terminology used within Estate Agent contracts which may at first seem relatively innocuous...

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The EHL Guide to Estate Agent Contracts

January 24, 2020

Estate Agents have sadly been the butt of many cruel jokes over the years. In our experience they have an important role to play and the animosity is most often...

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For both EHL and The Riders it’s all about perfect moves!

January 2, 2020

We may be experts in everything related to moving house but, having just sponsored the Leicester Riders team for the 6th year...

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Election 2019: The Property Pledges

December 13, 2019

Overnight the Conservative Party has secured a majority in Parliament, and it is worth taking note of how this may impact on property owners and landlords.

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No-one ever wrote a song about ‘Moving Home for Christmas’

December 5, 2019

We’re all familiar with the dulcet tones of Chris Rea belting out ‘Driving Home for Christmas’. There’s a romantic notion in there about travelling home for the big day to spend quality time with family and friends.

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Conveyancing searches explained

May 10, 2019

Conveyancing searches are an essential part of buying a property. If you’re planning on having a mortgage, most lenders require them as part of the mortgage agreement.

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Choose licensed conveyancer or solicitor?

October 1, 2018

Both solicitors (who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority) and licensed conveyancers (who are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers) are fully regulated and insured to handle property transactions and they will have almost identical conveyancing practices.

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What does ‘sold as seen’ property for sale mean?

August 1, 2018

‘Sold as seen’ generally means that a property is sold without knowledge of faults such as faulty boilers or damp patches.

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10 things to do on moving day

July 12, 2018

If you are leaving a property whether rented or your old home, take the meter readings – this should include Gas, Electricity and Water. This will ensure that your final bill is accurate.

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Stamp duty explained

July 9, 2018

Unlike the name may suggest, stamp duty has nothing to do with the stamps you put on letters to post them.

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Your guide to remortgaging

July 9, 2018

A remortgage is the transfer of your mortgage from one lender to another, or from a pre-existing deal to a new deal, provided by your current mortgage provider.

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Helping your child to buy a home

July 9, 2018

Helping your children and grandchildren to buy their first home is a dream for many parents in the UK. If you are fortunate enough to be able to help your children now is the perfect time to start!

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Joint tenants and tenants in common

July 6, 2018

Are you thinking of moving in with your partner? It may be useful to know the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common.

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Moving home made much easier

July 2, 2018

Moving house is a very exciting time but where do you begin? It can be overwhelming trying to prepare...

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Benefits of Online Conveyancing

July 2, 2018

Firstly, you may be wondering what exactly is conveyancing? Online conveyancing is basically all the legal stuff involved in buying, selling and remortgaging properties.

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