Resources and guides

Learn about the different areas of law and what you need to know to take legal action.

 
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Stamp Duty: Your Guide

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First4Lawyers' free guide on stamp duty when buying a home.

First4Lawyers. Updated, September 23, 2022

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What is Ground Rent?

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If you’re not quite sure what ground rent is, don’t worry. We’ve put this guide together to help you work out if it’s something you’re willing to take on.

Carrie Tennick, November 05, 2021

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Stamp Duty on a Second Home: Your Guide

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As the Stamp Duty holiday that was brought in during the pandemic comes to an end, it’s a good time to look at what the potential cost of Stamp Duty on a second home would be.

Carrie Tennick, September 30, 2021

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Deed of Trust: What Is It?

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A deed of trust – also known as a declaration of trust – can help to secure your finances when buying a property with someone else. Find out more here.

Carrie Tennick, September 06, 2021

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Neighbour Disputes: Do I Have to Inform Buyers?

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Neighbour disputes aren't something you'll want to tell potential buyers of your home about – so what are you legally required to disclose?

Carrie Tennick, July 29, 2021

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Top Tips for a Smooth House Purchase

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We’ve put together some of our top tips to help give you the best chance of a straightforward house-buying and conveyancing process.

Carrie Tennick, July 22, 2021

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House Price Negotiation: Your Guide

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2021 has already seen record high average house prices, so it’s become even more difficult to find a bargain. This makes it more important than ever to haggle on price and get the best deal you can.

Carrie Tennick, June 10, 2021

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The Cost of Selling a House: What to Expect

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How much it costs to sell a house depends on a lot of things, from mortgage charges to home improvements.

Carrie Tennick, May 04, 2021

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Preparing Your Home for Sale

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When you’re preparing your home for sale, you’ll usually have to do a little work to make sure it’s in the best shape possible. Here are our top tips.

Carrie Tennick, March 16, 2021

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