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24 April 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
A group of MPs have tabled proposals for changes to the leasehold system in England and Wales which sees some homeowners saddled with high charges and leaves them unable to re-mortgage or sell their properties.
02 April 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Community
In October 2018 Owen White & Catlin again took part in the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Make a Will Fortnight. The scheme enables people to make a Will with us without a charge. Those taking part are instead asked to make a small donation to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices. This year our offices in Addlestone, Ashford and Feltham took part and raised a total of £1,400, beating the total of £800 raised by our offices in 2017. We are pleased to continue to support Woking & Sam Beare Hospices and we will be taking part in the 2019…
27 March 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
The Ministry of Justice is due to explain how it intends to reform the legal requirements relating to divorce following the publication of the Nuffield Foundation’s Reforming the Ground for Divorce: Experiences from Other Jurisdictions report.
18 March 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
Landlords have been required to ensure that any residential property that they lease has an EPC rating of at least an E since 1 April 2018, unless they have registered that it is exempt on the National PRS Exemptions Register under the rules in the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (MEES Regulations).
28 February 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
Since 2010, funding available for children’s services has fallen from £813 to £553 per child in England, the UK's leading children's charities have announced this month.
21 February 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
The national average asking price is up 0.7 per cent on last month and 0.2 per cent annually, sitting at £300,715 in February 2019, according to the latest house price index.
30 January 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
Cohabitating couples are now the fastest-growing family group in England and Wales, and yet recent research reveals almost half of British people mistakenly think that unmarried couples who live together have a ‘common law marriage’.
28 January 2019 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
A new complaints service for landlords and tenants in England is to be launched, a “single, swift and effective route to complain when things go wrong”, according to the Property Ombudsman.
04 December 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Conveyancing
The latest UK House Price Index, which is released every month, paints a diverse picture of the UK property market for August 2018. The number of property transactions completed in the UK in June 2018 was 21.5% lower when compared to June 2017. Similarly, the UK Residential Market Survey reveals that The Newly Agreed Sales net balance came in at -10% which represents the most negative reading on this metric for five months. However, after a sharp fall in activity at the end of last year, current sales trends are stabilising in London. The UK Residential Market Survey explains that…
28 September 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors Category: Family Law
The divorce rate among opposite-sex couples in England and Wales is at its lowest since 1973, according to new research from the ONS. Only 8.4 per 1,000 married couples got a divorce in 2017, a decrease of 5.6% compared with 2016. The ONS publication, which was released yesterday, looks at a number of factors which can influence the divorce rate, such as: age of divorce duration of marriage opposite-sex v same-sex divorce rate reason for divorce Average age of divorce in England & Wales In 2017, the highest divorce rate for opposite-sex couples was among men between the…

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