Conveyancing & Moving House

  • Septic tank owners beware

    Septic tank owners beware

    From 1st January 2020, septic tank owners were required to replace or upgrade their wastewater system. Regulations contained in the General Binding Rules (introduced in The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales)… Read More

  • The clock is ticking for Help to Buy ISAs

    The clock is ticking for Help to Buy ISAs

    From 30th November 2019, Help to Buy ISAs will be closed to new customers. First time buyers can still open an account between now and the deadline, if they don’t already have one. Help to Buy ISAs were introduced in 2015 to help… Read More

  • What should I know about chancel repair liability?

    What should I know about chancel repair liability?

    ‘Chancel repair liability’ is an archaic law requiring some property owners to contribute to the cost of repairing a medieval church. The ‘chancel’ is the area around the altar in a parish church. The obligation to pay is attached to… Read More

  • Celebrating a 50 year long-service award

    Celebrating a 50 year long-service award

    We’re very proud to be celebrating a unique long-service award. Solicitor John Field has become our longest-serving team member, reaching 50 years’ long-service this February. John joined Emsleys (which was then known as Emsleys… Read More

  • Why should coal mining affect my house purchase?

    Why should coal mining affect my house purchase?

    On a recent visit to the National Coal Mining Museum a retired miner told me the whole of Yorkshire is held up by steel props. Given the extent of coal mining during and after the industrial revolution this may not be as far fetched as it… Read More