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Finding a Conveyancing Solicitor: Where Do You Start?

Paul Hajek
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Back in the day, (up until 1985) Conveyancing was carried out by Conveyancing Solicitors, either practicing on their own or within a larger firm of Solicitors. In those days, you were more likely to find your Conveyancing Solicitor on the “High...

Conveyancing Unplugged: An A-Z Roadmap Through The Conveyancing Maze

Paul Hajek
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I have just posted the first of my Conveyancing Guides through Yell.com Over the next few weeks, you will see the Conveyancing process unravel before your very eyes. The Guide will be a handy reference for you at all the various stages in the...

The End of HIPs: Where Are We Now?

Paul Hajek
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Cast your minds back to 1996 BC ( Before Coalition) and a singular Labour MP got mightily angry about being gazumped on a property because of the delay in achieving an early exchange of contracts. His solution: more information available about the property...

Volcanic Growth Needed in Mortgage Market

Paul Hajek
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We have all had enough of the ash cloud, but what the housing market could do with is a cash cloud in the form of increased mortgage approvals. The housing market continues its snail like progress from the depths of 2008 and 2009. But data released this...

HIPs Caught in Renewed "Shappnel" Fire

Paul Hajek
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 The Home Information Pack, the HIP, is sustaining incoming fire once again from the Shadow Housing spokesman Grant Shapps: This, despite only a passing reference in the Conservative Manifesto to abolishing HIPs. An unseemly row is developing between...

Manifestos: How will they impact on the Housing Market in England and Wales

Paul Hajek
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Now all the three main parties have released their manifestos we can look at possible changes and effects to the Housing Market in England and Wales. Here is a summary of each parties’ main proposals: Labour • 110,000 new homes over the...

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