New Build Property

New Build Property and Environmental Compliance Risks

With modern construction practices and stringent planning processes in the UK, it is a common assumption that new or recent housing developments will have been constructed to an appropriate standard, with the correct measures in place to ensure that homes are free of future contaminated land liability. But, is this a safe assumption to make?…

Managing the risk of leasehold and commonhold transactions

Managing the risk of leasehold and commonhold transactions

Following key steps throughout the conveyancing process helps protect leasehold and commonhold clients. Providing your clients with appropriate advice, and for leaseholders ensuring the relationship between the landlord and client is clearly understood, is imperative for a smooth transaction. Not all lease and commonholds will provide full identification of the demise so this should be…

Air Quality, Covid-19 and Property Transactions

Poor air quality is arguably the most significant environmental risk to the health of our nation, with some 40,000 deaths per annum attributable to pollution from motor vehicles and industry. This has been brought into sharp focus during the pandemic where respiratory vulnerability has been a key driver of fatalities. Given that we are now spending…

Keeping Tabs on our Changing Neighbourhoods

We are in a state of constant change – both through our lives and the environment around which we live in. And the pace of change in our neighbourhoods grows ever faster as new developments are needed to cater for the explosion in household demand over the last decade.  We look at some of the…

It’s all about location

A dream location is where it all starts for most of our clients and the importance of a location and its attributes remain key when it comes to buying and selling properties.