buying a house with friends

Buying a house with friends - Frequently Asked Questions

This week, we joined in with a Law Society Twitter discussion about buying a house with friends. If you weren’t able to join in #SolicitorChat, here are our answers to the questions. 1. How many people can become owners of a single property? What rights do they have? Up to four people. They…


process of buying a new build home

The process of buying a new build home

New build properties are becoming increasingly popular among purchasers, particularly first-time buyers. When buying a new build property, the purchasers only see a show home. Based on that, then reserve a plot on which the developer will build the property, ready for occupation. It is therefore…


professional negligence pre-action protocol

Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence - your frequently asked questions

What is the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence? The Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence (“the Pre-Action Protocol”) forms part of the Civil Procedure Rules. It applies when someone wishes to claim against a ‘’professional’’ as a result of that…


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Short-term lets and AirBnB

It is becoming increasingly common for owners and occupants of flats in city centres to try to maximise the financial use of those flats by letting them out to short term guests via websites such as AirBnB. The money that can be made, coupled with the protections provided by AirBnB, are often…


making a will

Is making a will your New Year's Resolution?

Last week, we joined in with a Law Society Twitter discussion about how people can make making a will their new year’s resolution for 2020. If you weren’t able to join in #SolicitorChat, here are our answers to the questions. 1. Talk us through the process of making a will and how a…


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Christmas and New Year opening hours

As Christmas is fast approaching, here are our opening hours for the festive season. Tuesday 24 December 2019 – 9.00am – 2.00pm Wednesday 25 December 2019 – CLOSED Thursday 26 December 2019 – CLOSED Friday 27 December 2019 – CLOSED Monday 30 December 2019 –…


leasehold property

Buying a leasehold property: Our top tips

Buying a leasehold property is quite different to buying a freehold property. There are a number of things to consider, so here are our top tips. Leasehold v Freehold Firstly, its important to understand what a leasehold property actually is. A leasehold property is a home that’s owned for a fixed…


Christmas jumper day 2019

Christmas Jumper Day 2019 - raising money for Myeloma UK

Last Friday, we all donned our festive knitwear in support of Myeloma UK for Christmas Jumper Day 2019. Lots of our staff joined in across our offices in Leeds city centre, Roundhay, Wakefield and Bradford. Wearing Christmas jumpers, festive t-shirts and even a Christmassy vest top! Featuring…


professional negligence cases

2019 - A year in professional negligence cases

As we approach the end of the year we look back at the professional negligence cases heard in England and Wales in 2019. Before we start looking at the case law, it is important to remember that litigation is a last resort in a professional negligence claim. Most cases are settled between the…


equity loan

Help to Buy equity loan scheme: A helping hand onto the property ladder

Are you thinking of getting a foot on the property ladder or wanting to ‘upgrade’ your present home? If so, the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme may be just what you need to help achieve your dream home. Unfortunately, however, the Government has stated that intends to stop the scheme in…