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403, 2022

Property Purchase Problems you may encounter

Having dealt with a range of residential purchase transactions, I have seen many pitfalls, and problems that can arise. Most issues can be resolved, however some can derail a property transaction.

1210, 2021

Autumn Property Activity

The tax holiday on stamp duty rates which was introduced in July 2020, this came to an end in England and Northern Ireland at the end in September. The big change this autumn is that Stamp Duty thresholds will return to the original rate as of 1st October 2021. There is some confusion as to what these rates are.

206, 2021

On the Move? Read this first!

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of home ownership from the seller to the buyer. The conveyancing process begins when an offer on a house is accepted, and finishes when the keys are released.

1103, 2021

Terminating and/or renewing a commercial tenancy or lease

Terminating and/or renewing a commercial tenancy or lease pursuant to part 2 of the landlord & tenant act 1954 (as amended) Part 2 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 (The Act) governs ...

411, 2020

Stamp Duty is on Vacation

Daveena Seepaul is Head of Residential Property. Stamp Duty is on Vacation 2020 has been a difficult year for many people, having been subjected to the effects of COVID 19. There was ...

2901, 2020

Selling an investment property in 2020

Tony Wolton, Property & Commercial/Corporate Consultant at Edwards Duthie Shamash. Email Tony Selling an investment property in 2020 If you are considering whether to sell an investment property in the New ...

2811, 2019

First Time Buyer’s Guide to buying a property

Daveena Seepaul is a qualified Solicitor with 17 years residential property experience, she trained and qualified within a specialist residential firm, where she was a partner for the 12 years prior to ...

2305, 2019

Introducing Edwards Duthie Shamash

As Senior partner of Edwards Duthie Shamash, I am delighted to inform you that Edwards Duthie Shamash is to merge with another firm of solicitors, Steel & Shamash, in June 2019.

3004, 2019

London Legal Walk

On the 17th June, we're taking on 10K for justice at the 2019 London Legal sponsored walk.

3108, 2018

Commercial Property Update: Overage Agreements

Due to recent case law, overage agreements is currently a hot topic for real estate lawyers.

108, 2018

Business leases explained

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 governs business tenancies and has been in force for over 60 years, but what does the Act mean in the world of commercial leases?

407, 2018

The effect of Japanese Knotweed in the property market

Japanese Knotweed is one of the most invasive plants in the UK. It spreads rapidly and can grow up to 10cm a day. It is extremely difficult to eradicate from land and can penetrate foundations, concrete hardstanding and walls, causing considerable damage. The Government has estimated that eradicating it from the UK would cost £2.6 billion.

1411, 2017

Protect your Property Against Identity Fraud

Protect your Property Against Identity Fraud With interest rates continuing to lie at low levels many investors have re-focused their investments in the property market. Despite recent challenges to the buy to ...

110, 2017

Introducing Albert George

Edwards Duthie Shamash are very pleased to announce that Albert George has decided to join us as a Consultant

1409, 2017

The cost of disrepair

Is a dilapidations covenant on the lease of a commercial property usual?

1407, 2017

Extending the lease on a property

A new lease Kavita Rana, a solicitor at Edwards Duthie Shamash on extending the lease on a property The demand for new homes in London and Essex is becoming more and more ...

706, 2017

Unravelling business rates

Unravelling business rates Tiffany Wan, a solicitor specialising in commercial property at Edwards Duthie Shamash, on what’s all the fuss about business rates. Why are business rates such a hot topic at the ...

602, 2017

Protect your Property from Fraud

How to protect your property from fraud The Land Registry have recently highlighted the importance of taking steps to protect your property from fraud. This follows the publicity surrounding the court case of ...

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