Category Archive Conveyancing

ByMichael Morrison

Commercial Property

Student housing has become an attractive investment proposition particularly in the north of England as it offers fast returns, high yields and is low risk. Student accommodation is now relatively luxurious and reflects the monetisation of higher education in recent years.

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ByMichael Morrison

Properties with the Freshest Air in Central London

If you’re buying a property in central London the air quality may be important to you. The postal areas from the highest to the lowest are:- W1K,SW1X,SW1W,SW1Y,SW1A,SW7,SW3,W1J,SW10,W8 and W1S.

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ByMichael Morrison

Buying and Selling a Property in London Today

The suburbs of north east London have been enjoying a particularly strong rise in house sales. Snaresbrook, Upminster, Walthamstow and Stoke Newington have seen transactions rise significantly during lockdown. Government assistance with the stamp duty holiday and ‘help to buy’ has certainly helped.

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ByMichael Morrison

Conveyancing Frenzy to be Assisted by Stamp Duty Holiday Extension

The Chancellor is reported to be extending the stamp duty holiday by three months until the end of June in next Wednesday’s Budget (3rd March 2021). Conveyancing solicitors are adjusting to the flow rates of new instructions.

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ByMichael Morrison

Warehouse Boom

Freehold and leasehold warehouses are being snapped up due to the online shopping surge. Once at the derided end of the commercial property market they have now become the industry’s darlings.

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ByMichael Morrison

Property Prices At Record Peak

An inexorable rise in the price of London property has recently been recorded by the Land Registry. Buyers, who were scratching at their walls during lockdown, have been unleashed to purchase larger properties, along with many basking in the rays of the stamp duty holiday.

Conveyancing solicitors are enjoying dealing with these new instructions.

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ByMichael Morrison

The Masters of the Rolls

On the 31st July 2020 the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Her Majesty The Queen had been pleased to approve the appointment of Sir Geoffrey Vos as the Master of the Rolls from the 11th January 2021 in succession to Sir Terence Etherton.

It is interesting to note that 6 out of 7 of the most recent incumbents of this judicial office have been of the jewish faith the others being Lords Woolf, Phillips, Neuberger and Dyson.

We find that jewish solicitors are often particularly sought after because of their perceived quality traits of intelligence, shrewdness, toughness and integrity.

If you are looking to find such a solicitor please do not hesitate to call us.

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ByMichael Morrison

Commercial Property Elevation Expected after Brexit

A fairly good demand for premium office space exists in London in the days leading up to Brexit, on the 31st January 2020, since the Conservative win in last month’s general election. However tenancy agreements have yet to be fully negotiated. A large surge in refurbishment and building has been forecast by commentators for the first six months of this year.

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ByMichael Morrison

London First for Property Investment Purchases whilst Restaurant Insolvencies Rise 20%

London is first for commercial property investments followed by Paris largely due to the expanding tech sector.

The UK restaurant sector however is facing uncertain times with nearly 1500 insolvencies in the year to July due to the large volume of establishments, poor customer attendance and increasing costs.

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ByMichael Morrison

Prime Central London Property Prices are on the UP whilst Businesses Migrate from Mayfair to the City

Property prices in prime central London have recovered to that seen a year ago. Gazumping is also on the increase due to competition.

Mayfair has seen the largest increase in residential sales whilst losing the biggest number of commercial tenants to the City.

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