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01 Aug 2021 How clean should your house be when handing it over to a buyer?

Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful life events. In The Sunday Times, Partner and Head of Residential Property, Saskia Arthur adds to the equation and highlights how sellers are under no legal obligation to leave a house in a clean state.

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07 Aug 2020 Septic tanks: new general binding rules

The new rules on septic tanks have been little publicised, but could impact on the sale price of rural property, suggests Alice Jenkins.

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11 Nov 2019 Sales of ‘super-prime’ £5m properties surge outside of London’s hotspots

London’s super prime residential market is rapidly expanding outside its traditional core of Westminster.

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28 Jun 2017 Residential property: Your questions answered

However straightforward the transaction seems at first, it is surprising what pitfalls lurk to trip up the unwary.

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18 Apr 2017 Government issues call for evidence on beneficial ownership register of offshore entities owning UK property

The Government has published proposals to create a publicly available register of beneficial owners of companies and other legal entities which own UK properties.

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12 Jan 2017 Sealed bids

With a lack of housing stock more properties are being sold by way of sealed bids. In most cases a buyer’s bid is to be given in a sealed envelope to the selling agent by a particular time setting out the prospective buyer’s best and final offer.

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