Buying a second home

Buying a second home - Q&A

Shareen Ahmed, a trainee solicitor in our Conveyancing department took part in the Q&A on buying a second home with the Solicitor Chat on Twitter. | How does the process of buying a second home differ to buying a main residence? The process of buying a second home is generally the same as…


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New home social media prize draw

Have you bought a house or flat with Levi Solicitors LLP? Tag us in your new home photos on social media, and be in with the chance to win a £100 John Lewis voucher in our monthly prize draw. All you need to do, is use #LSnewhome when posting your new home photo on social media, and tag us in your…


property fraud

How to protect yourself from property and payment diversion fraud

The shift towards online conveyancing has unfortunately led to a rise in property and payment diversion fraud. Land Registry documents are now readily available online making it easier for fraudsters to use the documents to their advantage. This rise is seeing property owners and potential property…


coronavirus

Levi Solicitors LLP Conveyancing – COVID-19 Guidance

*Updated 17 November 2020* In order to comply with current Government guidance and to exercise recommended practice to protect our staff and our clients from COVID-19, we have now closed our offices to the public and for the time being our staff are working from home where possible. Whilst calls…


new build first-time buyers

New build conveyancing for first-time buyers

A step-by-step guide Purchasing a new build property can be a whirlwind of emotions, least of all if you are first-time buyers. From mortgages and buyer initiatives to conveyancing and stamp duty, there’s a lot to consider. But don’t panic, we’ve put together a list of a key steps below: 1. Your…


moving home

Moving home during the Coronavirus pandemic

Moving home under normal circumstances can be one of the most stressful and hectic times. However, the current Coronavirus pandemic makes moving home much harder. We, understandably, receive several questions about moving home during the pandemic each day. To provide some much-needed clarification,…


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…


airbnb

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…


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…