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Free Legal fees - Are they worth it?

See our link to an excellent article on Financial Reporter, by Phil Whitehouse.

Posted: 15-12-2017


Office closure during holidays

The office will close at noon on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our clients and professional colleagues.

Posted: 11-12-2017


Seasonal charitable donation

Holbrook & Co are making a donation to charity instead of sending Christmas cards. This year, the partners and staff have chosen to support Mencap.

Posted: 11-12-2017


HM Land Registry Price Paid Data

Of the 97,102 sales received for registration in September 2017, 72,519 were freehold, a 3.2% increase on September 2016. Of the 97,102 sales received for registration, 27,553 took place in September 2017. It has also been revealed that the 3rd quarter of 2017 saw an increase of newbuild completions . However, Steve knight, Licensed Conveyancer, of Holbrook & Co specialist property lawyers, based in Warrington, Cheshire commented that “It was disappointing to note that one of the few regions not to show an increase was the North West”.

Posted: 30-10-2017


Office to close at 3pm Friday 6th October 2017

Kelly Woodward, our accounts manager is getting married on 6th October, and the office will close at 3pm to enable us to join in the celebrations. Best wishes from everyone at Holbrook & Co to Kelly and husband to be, Chris Ison.
The office will be open as normal from Monday 9th October from 9-00am.

Posted: 06-10-2017


WHAT’S NEXT FOR NEW-BUILD LEASEHOLD BUYERS?

In July, Mark Potter of Holbrook & Co, Licensed Conveyancers (Specialist Property Lawyers) of Warrington, welcomed the government launch of an eight-week consultation into ‘unfair leasehold practices’ – with a particular focus on the sale of new-build homes as leaseholds and spiralling ground rent clauses. The survey includes questions on the following topics:
• Prohibiting the sale of new-build leasehold houses
• Changes to the Help to Buy scheme in relation to leasehold houses
• Limiting both the starting cost and any increases in ground rents on long-term leases
• Updating the Housing Act so long leases with annual ground rents of more than £1,000 (London) or £250 (outside London) cannot be Assured Tenancies
• Providing freeholders with the same rights as leaseholders to challenge the ‘reasonableness’ of service charges in tribunals

Posted: 22-09-2017


3% Second Home stamp duty here to stay?

The Government looks increasingly unlikely to heed calls to ditch the 3% Stamp Duty surcharge on additional home purchases after seeing the Treasury coffers swell by 20% extra receipts. Mike Teinert, Solicitor/Licensed Conveyancer of Holbrook& Co, Based in Warrington commented that “It needs to consider whether the additional 3% SDLT policy is helping achieve fairness in the property market, or if it is creating more problems than it is solving”.

Posted: 24-08-2017


Decline of the so called ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’?

We are seeing a shift from personal finance to family finance, with relatives clubbing together to help each other manage their finances. However, it is still acknowledged that parents are the most likely to provide financial support to younger family members.

Posted: 22-08-2017


Thankyou for all your hard work with our sale and purchase. You guided us through very professionally and kept us sane!

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