Changes to the code for completion by post

Changes to the code for completion by post

 On 1st May 2019 there will be changes implemented to the Law Society’s Code for Completion. The Code for Completion is a set of standard rules firms of Solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers used in the majority of sales and purchases of residential property...
Amazon’s Alexa to help value properties

Amazon’s Alexa to help value properties

We live in world where technology is ever changing and being developed to help assist us in business as well as our everyday lives.  In November 2014, Amazon released its first ever Alexa and since then the device has grown in popularity.  The technology is used in...
Property Law Firm Finalist 2019

Property Law Firm Finalist 2019

Herrington Carmichael is delighted to have been named as a finalist for the ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ award at the 2019 Thames Valley Property Awards, alongside Blake Morgan, Boyes Turner, and Gately plc. Our continued growth in the property sector has seen...
New deadline for Stamp Duty Land Tax

New deadline for Stamp Duty Land Tax

On 1st March 2019 the new deadline for Stamp Duty Land Tax came into force.  Under the original rules, purchasers of properties had 30 days to be able to submit their Stamp Duty Land Tax form to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. This timescale is now reduced to 14...
Ban on Tenant Fees

Ban on Tenant Fees

On 15th  January 2019, the Government announced the Tenant Fees Bill will come into effect on 1st June 2019. The Bill will mean Tenants who sign Tenancy Agreements after 1st June 2019 will not be charged admin fees from Letting Agents and Landlords. The change will...
Lloyds Bank introduces a 100% Mortgage for First Time Buyers

Lloyds Bank introduces a 100% Mortgage for First Time Buyers

The deposit is often the most difficult part financially for First Time Buyers when purchasing a Property. It can take several years to save for a deposit and many First Time Buyers have to seek assistance from family members to be able to take their first step on to...