Conveyancing & Moving House

  • The Help to Buy scheme in a nutshell

    The Help to Buy scheme in a nutshell

    The Help to Buy scheme has been in place for 12 months now, but I frequently get asked to explain what it is and how it works. To help address some of the common questions I am asked about the scheme I've put together a guide to Help to… Read More

  • Thinking about taking out a joint ownership mortgage?

    Thinking about taking out a joint ownership mortgage?

    With the increasing costs of living and the high property prices, 'standard' mortgages are becoming increasingly difficult for first time buyers to obtain. One alternative is to consider co-ownership. I've written a blog post on joint… Read More

  • Equity Release - the Pros and Cons

    Equity Release - the Pros and Cons

    Have you reached that time in your life when your savings have dwindled, money is tight and you need a cash lump sum or source of income? This could be for a variety of reasons: essential repairs to your property, a Pension… Read More

  • What to consider when buying a Property at Auction

    What to consider when buying a Property at Auction

    The modern world is continually striving for services to be provided at greater speed and with less hassle; and buying a property is no exception. On the face of it, buying a property at auction appears to meet… Read More

  • Help to Buy is here to stay

    Help to Buy is here to stay

    With increasing numbers of transactions being reported over the last three months, it is hoped that this new announcement will mean that the market remains buoyant and active for the foreseeable future. The Chancellor… Read More

  • Emsleys given stamp of approval by Law Society

    Emsleys given stamp of approval by Law Society

    Leeds-based Emsleys has been given a stamp of approval by the Law Society, awarding the firm membership to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) - the mark of excellence for the home buying and selling process.

  • Break Clauses in Commercial Leases – Tenants Beware!

    Break Clauses in Commercial Leases – Tenants Beware!

    In today’s challenging economic climate, tenants who agreed conditional break clauses in a lease of their business premises a few years ago and who are now reliant on successfully exercising the break clause to protect their future business… Read More

  • Why Lettings Agents should be regulated

    Why Lettings Agents should be regulated

    In Leeds this week, an estates and lettings agency has simply disappeared from view, shutting up their shop, removing all computer equipment and leaving unopened post on the doormat - as well as a lot of confused and disgruntled landlords… Read More