Splitting assets in a divorce – How does it work?

Divorce is always going to be a difficult thing to deal with, and there is no definitive guidebook that everyone can turn to when figuring it out. Each divorce, like each marriage, is unique. A couple will spend so much time building a life together, it is only natural that they will also accumulate wealth, […]

Finally some light at the end of the tunnel? – Property transactions in May see a slight rise

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) presents monthly estimates of residential and non -residential property transactions in the UK and its constituent countries, and as you’d expect that last couple of reports have shown a downward trend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   You can check out our report on the April report here: Lowest rate […]

Lockdown divorce rates are sky high…and their affect on the property market is HUGE

Being in lockdown has been hard on all of us, but it has been even worse for couples who were already questioning the lifespan of their marriage. With the current rules keeping everyone cooped up at home, it can intensify an already volatile relationship.   Divorce rates since lockdown have seen a significant rise, and […]

Lowest rate of property transactions for over a decade! But how can you benefit?

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) presents monthly estimates of residential and non -residential property transactions in the UK and its constituent countries.   With the world so affected by the COVID-19 outbreak at the moment, we can tell by the recent reports that purchases are on a massive downward trend.   The Figures presented in […]

Mortgage Lenders Introduce New Policies for More Flexible Routes for Buyers

The property market has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, but now mortgage lenders are beginning to introduce new measures to make things easier for people looking to buy or sell during this tough time. The aim is to reduce the amount of disruption caused to such transactions by COVID-19 in the coming months. […]

Moving house is possible once again – but how will it work with social distancing rules?

England’s property market will reopen from today with estate agents getting the green light from the government to start operating again.   Conveyancers and removals firms can also start operations again, and buyers and renters will be able to complete purchases and view properties in person. Surveyors are also allowed to enter homes to complete […]

Uncertain times call for extraordinary measures for Landlords and Tenants

The following article was written by Salina Lim of our Conveyancing team.    Commercial tenants and landlords have an ongoing relationship in relation to lease terms despite the impact of COVID-19 on the economy on a global scale. This article touches on the various battles that tenants may endure against landlords, and vice versa during […]

Coronavirus and the housing market – is it best to hold fire on moving home?

Whether it’s buying your first home, moving to a new location or selling a property that you’ve wanted to get rid of for years, navigating the property market can be a massively stressful and financially significant experience.   With the added complications of the coronavirus, this process is now even more challenging; many people have […]

Property dispute handled excellently – Litigation success at Lisa’s Law

We recently navigated our way to success in a particularly challenging litigation case, whereby the defending party used various tactics to confuse and delay legal proceedings from taking place. While, as legal practitioners, this can make for frustrating work, it is all the more satisfying when that work pays off and our client is left […]

Client receives HUGE unexpected bill leading to a true David vs Goliath success story!

Life can be full of unwelcome surprises.   Picture the scene:   A businessman rents out a premises from their local council, paying them rent and believing that the energy bills are included in that rent. They have never received a bill and have always assumed that the landlord takes care of it.   Once […]

Subletting Chaos – what could go wrong without a landlord’s permission?

Like all areas of business, things do not always go to plan in the world of conveyancing. It is always important to know exactly what you are getting into, and what type of people you are dealing with before even thinking about entering into a contractual agreement.   This isn’t always as easy as it […]

10 things that should be at the front of first time buyers minds

Here at Lisa’s Law we deal with tonnes of different property cases, be it commercial conveyancing, or a growing family looking for a bigger place to live as the kids get older. An important demographic that we enjoy working with are those looking to buy property for the first time.   We have compiled a […]

Right to buy schemes – it’s not always Easy Street!

First things first, what is a right to buy scheme?   A right to buy scheme helps eligible council and housing association residents in England buy their home with a discount of up to £110,500 (£82,000 outside of London). This is an option only open to certain people and there are certain criteria that must […]

Flipping Properties – is it flippin’ risky?!

The amount of people buying properties, fixing them up in a short amount of time before selling them for profit (otherwise known as flipping) has drastically reduced in recent years. In London just 1,240 houses or flats were sold on within 12 months of being purchased last year, a fall of 86 per cent since […]

Residential disputes – is your home fit for habitation?

Landlords and tenants enter into a contract together with hopes of a mutually beneficial and harmonious relationship. Each hope to get what they want and both envision disputes and confrontation to be at a minimum or ideally non-existent. The unfortunate thing about this is most of the time life is not so simple and care […]