News and articles – Conveyancing — Buying and Selling Residential Property
Buy-to-let property investors who were incensed when their ‘tracker’ mortgage rates were increased out of the blue have been told by a High Court judge that, had they read their contracts carefully, they would not have been surprised.
“An Englishman’s home is his castle” is a phrase often used to describe the attitude to homeownership in the UK. In Germany, only 50% of people own the house they live in but in the UK it is 70% and the ambition of most people is to be a home owner. The Government encourage us to aspire to home ownership and over the years have introduced a number of items of legislation designed to “assist” First Time Buyers to enter the market.
There are prospective shale gas reserves underneath parts of Kent, Surrey and Sussex and the recent Fracking debate has led many to ask what protection they have against unwanted mining operations.