Following the latest Government advice on home moving during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, find out more on how we can support your conveyancing journey. 

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Guide to Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Conveyancing

The Government has eased some of the regulations dealing with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which has allowed buying and selling property to resume in England*. There are still strict public health guidelines to follow, but anyone ready to move home, remortgage or embark on a transfer of equity can instruct Read more…

Step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process

As 2020 gets its feet well under the table, many of us are starting to think about moving home or buying a new place. Buying and selling is exciting but often stressful, and that’s why you need Homeward Legal’s step-by-step guide to conveyancing. Knowing exactly what’s involved in the conveyancing Read more…

Why Homeward Legal only works with premium property lawyers

Buying or selling a home is often the biggest financial deal many of us will face in our lives. So it’s important to have premium property lawyers on your side. One call or enquiry to Homeward Legal and we can put you in touch with an expert conveyancing solicitor. Similarly, Read more…

Remortgage solicitors and what they do

Homeowners in the UK regularly remortgage their property. But anyone switching lenders may not realise they need remortgage solicitors. Remortgaging is when a homeowner moves from one lender to another without moving home. You can also remortgage with the same lender, often when a fixed-rate deal comes to an end. Read more…

Is there a way to avoid stamp duty?

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a tax that is paid on property and land sales in England. Many home buyers will want to avoid paying stamp duty, but that’s not an option unless you are a first-time buyer. However, there are other options for buyers that might reduce their liability Read more…

Home buyers and the mortgage process

Worried about the mortgage process when buying a home? First-time buyers are not the only ones confused and frustrated over applying for a home loan. Even those who have bought and sold a home before or gone through a remortgage can often feel bogged down by the demands of a Read more…

How long does it take to buy a house?

How long does it take to buy a house? That’s a question many people – whether they’re first-time buyers or a regular home mover – ask. It’s a question that’s almost impossible to provide a definitive answer for. But here at Homeward Legal, we like to offer solutions for every Read more…

Need help with removal firms? Follow our 7 top tips

Ready to move home? You need quotes from removal firms as soon as you know your move is set. For most of us, the days of renting a van and enlisting the help of friends to move home are long in the past. Mostly that’s because we have so much Read more…

Do I need a conveyancing solicitor near me?

Looking to buy, sell or remortgage your home? You might now be asking “do I need to find a conveyancing solicitor near me?” However, the fact is that conveyancing doesn’t need to be done face to face. Homeward Legal works with a nationwide panel of expert conveyancing solicitors. Therefore, you Read more…

Moving home? Here’s who needs to know your change of address

You’ve bought a new home and the time is fast approaching for moving. So, who needs to know your change of address? To help you keep on top of all the people and organisations you need to inform when you’re moving, here’s Homeward Legal’s change of address checklist. Print it Read more…

The Energy Performance Certificate explained

Every home that goes on the market for sale or rent in England needs an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Every new-build property also needs an EPC. This is a form that details the building’s energy efficiency and highlights where a householder can make cost-effective energy savings. Want to know more? Read more…

What’s involved in a Local Authority Search?

A Local Authority Search is one of the most important elements of conveyancing for home buyers. Searches are vital, but many buyers don’t quite understand why they are needed and what they involve. Searches are solicitor enquiries In simple terms, searches are enquiries made by a conveyancing solicitor about the Read more…

Stamp duty for home buyers: what you can expect to pay and when

Anyone in the market for a new home will want to know early on what their final bill for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will be. Stamp duty is paid to HMRC based on the value of property or land. There are exemptions for first-time buyers and the duty itself Read more…

Land Transaction Tax replaces stamp duty in Wales

There are now three distinct land tax regimes in operation across the UK. Stamp Duty Land Tax applies in England and Northern Ireland. Instead of stamp duty, Wales now has the Land Transaction Tax (LTT), while Scotland operates the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT). Homeward Legal works with conveyancing Read more…