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‘Right to Rent’ regulations to make landlords liable for immigration checks

15th February 2016
The Immigration Act 2014 came into force on 1st February 2016, making private sector landlords responsible for checking the immigration status of all adult tenants signing a new tenancy agreement. Who is liable under the ‘right to rent’ scheme? Conveyancing lawyer at Mansfield, Vili Chung said: “These new rules apply to all residential landlords who let self-contained accommodation, occupiers who… Read more

Tallents Business Review of the Year 2015

18th December 2015
With more than 240 years of business behind them, Tallents Solicitors watched as the UK economy continued to strengthen in 2015 as it started to emerge from the deepest recession in living memory. JANUARY An increasingly elderly population, living longer than ever before, lead Ann Farnill, Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate, to advise everyone to plan for their future… Read more

Stamp Duty changes explained

11th December 2015
Alistair Millar, conveyancing lawyer at Tallents Solicitors in Southwell, looks at the changes to Stamp Duty announced in November 2015 and how these will affect the property market. Says Alistair: “George Osborne’s Autumn Statement threw out a surprise for people looking to buy to let – anyone buying second homes or buy-to-lets will be hit with a higher rate of… Read more

Responding to buyer’s enquiries – honesty is the best policy

31st July 2015
When selling a property, it’s absolutely vital that sellers disclose any and all information in response to the buyer’s enquiries. Alistair Millar, conveyancing lawyer at Tallents Solicitors in Southwell looks at some common issues which can delay or derail a sale. Says Alistair: “Initially, the buyer’s solicitor will request a copy of the draft contract from the seller’s conveyancer. They… Read more

Buying a house – a guide for buyers

8th October 2014
Buying a house can seem like a long, drawn-out process with lots of complicated steps, but understanding the process can help buyers stay in control. Alistair Millar, partner at Tallents in Southwell, looks at the steps involved in conveyancing and offers advice on how buyers can help to speed up the process. Alistair explains: “Buying a house involves a great… Read more