Archive for the ‘residential property conveyancing’ Category

Stamp Duty Reforms Announced In Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Stuart TaphouseSignificant reforms to stamp duty levels have been announced in today’s Autumn Statement by the Chancellor of Exchequer, George Osborne.

Stamp duty is a tax payable on any residential property purchased at a price over £125,000. (more…)

BRM Awarded Conveyancing Quality Mark For Second Consecutive Year

Conveyancing Quality Scheme LogoThe Law Society has recognised the high service standards our Conveyancing clients receive by awarding BRM with Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation for the second consecutive year. (more…)

New faces, same high quality service

As the paStuart Taphousece at which demand for our services continues to increase, we have expanded and restructured our Residential Property Team so that we can maintain the high quality service that our clients expect and deserve from us.

On 01 October 2013, BRM welcomes Stuart Taphouse to the firm. (more…)

Month extension for flood insurance but an uncertain future remains

Sarah PottleBack in March, we published an article explaining the current insurance situation for flood risk properties.
The original article can be read at Tide Will Soon Turn For Flood Risk Insurance

At the time, a 10 year agreement between insurers and the government to provide flood insurance was set to expire in June 2013.

Following a meeting between the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Government on 16 May 2013, the agreement was (more…)

Tide Will Soon Turn For Flood Risk Insurance

Road and buildings submerged under flood waterThe Tide Is About To Turn

As part of a 10 year deal with the Government, UK Insurers are committed to offering customers universal flood insurance at reasonable rates, even if they are in flood affected areas. This is providing that the Government invests in flood defences.

This agreement will expire on 30 June 2013. The consequence of this is that houses in flood affected areas may be  (more…)

Disadvantaged Area Stamp Duty Relief Ends Soon

David WoodheadStamp duty relief is available for the purchase of a residential property in a disadvantaged area.

This was a measure introduced as part of the Finance Act 2003.

If a buyer purchases a property in a disadvantaged area, then the normal Stamp Duty threshold of £125,000 is currently raised to £150,000, but this will soon end. (more…)

Solar panels: Are the benefits too good to be true?

Photo of BRM's Malcolm SmithIf you were promised reduced energy bills, extra income and a lower carbon footprint all without you having to do anything, most of us would jump at the chance.

Suppliers and manufacturers of solar panels have made such promises and people have invested in their solar panels with the expectation of free electricity and big financial returns.

The financial and environmental benefits are compelling, but is it all too good to be true? (more…)

BRM Solicitors Achieve Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation

BRM are pleased to confirm that we have secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process.

To attain their CQS status, BRM underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to  (more…)

Jane Kay Moves In With BRM’s Residential Conveyancing Team

Our firm has seen a remarkable increase in new conveyancing instructions.

So we can continue to provide the same high standard of service to all of our clients and companies that we work with, we are pleased to welcome Jane Kay who joined our residential property team on 06 August 2012. (more…)

Are you at risk of property fraud?

If you own a property which is empty, there is a chance that you are open to the risk of property fraud.

Using forged documents and basic acting skills, it isn’t too difficult for an experienced fraudster to take control of and illegally sell your empty property.  The risk of this happening is greater now that (more…)