Posts Tagged ‘property’

A guide to selling a property as an executor

A guide to selling a property as an executor

If you are named as an executor in someone’s will, you have a lot of duties and responsibilities placed upon you. It will fall to you to gather in and value the assets of the estate, pay off any debts and liabilities, calculate and pay any inheritance tax (IHT) that is due – and distribute…

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How to keep your property purchase on track

How to keep your property purchase on track

Buying a home can be a stressful experience – but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few handy tips to make it as smooth-sailing as possible. You need to jump through a few hoops when buying a home and even if both you and the seller are keen to exchange contracts promptly, there can be…

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9 points to consider when picking a Solicitor

picking your solicitor

Think you’ve found the solicitor to get you through the trials of the homebuying process? Here are some simple and quick checks you can make before committing. 1. Who exactly will be handling your case? Clarify who’ll be put in charge of your case. And ask whether you will be dealing with just that ‘case-handler’…

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What survey do I need for my new home?

What survey do I need for my new home?

If you’re buying a home, you’ll want a survey to ensure its bricks and mortar are sturdy and not concealing any nasty defects – but which type should you go for? Buying a new home is a major financial commitment – probably the biggest you’ll ever make. But how can you determine exactly what it…

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5 differences between buying a property in Scotland and England

Differences between buying property in Scotland and England

Buying and selling homes in Scotland is slightly different to England and Wales. Here are the main differences and how they work in practice. 1. Gazumping is almost unheard of In Scotland, once a seller has agreed an offer price on a property, it is taken off the market. In fact, solicitors in Scotland must decline to act for the…

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